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    Default Re: WIP 9/15/15 Those were the days, my friend...

    Sounds like fun Claire!! I'm getting my first grader to do her homework, putting the kids to bed, and then I'll work on that dress for the sew-along I'm running. I could get away with just attaching sleeves tonight, but I might take the time to get it a bit further along. I just want to get it cleared out so I can focus on my pumpkins ;-) they're so much more adorable.

    Though I am shocked to report that when I put the bodice one my daughter to check sizing that she actually really loved the fabric and said she can't wait to wear it. Score!!

    I have an abbreviated work week this week, with no work on Thursday (Kurban Eid), then work again on Friday... at least it is a little bit of a breather!

    Happy Monday Folks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angelia View Post
    Good for you, Claire! She's going to be here in a couple of days, but I have to work (and I'm not great with crowds). Enjoy!

    I graded some papers and took a loooooooooong nap today--no sewing.
    Not great with crowds and you close yourself up in a classroom with a buncha . . . hugs to you!!!!

    Quit work and move to Hamilton!!!!
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    it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

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    Claire H – I am always in a quandary when buying fabric with no project in mind. 3 charm packs? 4 charm packs? I hope you find what you need. Cathy F – painting used to be my most enjoyable remodeling project. But in my current home, I’m not so sure what will happen when repainting becomes a necessity. Hope all went well yesterday. Jen – those pups sure do take up a lot of time, house training and manners training, but it is so well worth it with years of a well behaved pet.

    Sherri – LOVE those blocks! What a cool quilt they will make. Josephine – excellent work on your blocks. I wouldn’t judge on just a few blocks, although I am thinking they look very nice together. Pcbatiks – you know how we sometimes “add or change a design element to a quilt”? Well, I think the same sort of creativity and decision making should apply to the gifting (or not) of a quilt.

    Juliet – what a lovely baby quilt. The colors are so pretty. Claire O – Terrific! I am sure you are enjoying the workshop! Carrie – some quilting and chatting – a great day.

    Yesterday, I started working on the trapunto portion of a Halloween wall hanging. It is a panel, and I am putting the extra layer of batting under the pumpkins, witch, and other things throughout the panel. This is a technique I wanted to try, and it is a simple project for this practice. I hope to have it finished by the end of this week.
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    Today I learned how to thread a serger. I hope to never have to again LOL apparently you can just knot thread at the end before the new starts? That would be awesome... Turned on Maggie (the serger) and she is purring like a kitten and stitching the practice items like a good girl. This will add so much to my sewing life, and I will be using it for the top portion of the sachets so if it pops out when refilling it looks a little classier than a raw edge.
    So grateful for such a gift.
    Soph wants to go back outside, can't argue with that!! Will try to get some pics later.
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    Default Re: WIP 9/15/15 Those were the days, my friend...

    the best laid plans... my son has a fever and is staying home from school in the morning, so I am writing sub plans instead of sewing that dress

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    thats a bummer Lou.
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    Ladies, what a weekend. So many projects and moving plans and remodeling and helping out with a website and deciding what colors to paint on the bus and everyone's projects are just singing along. WHEW, just catching up has me tired. lol

    Showed DH the moving men and he shook his head as he walked away. He wouldn't put it past me to get out there and help either. Sandy, Leah....I know you could share. Amy, do you see a road trip ahead? Just looking would be worth it.

    Uh, Sandy, how do you ever think you can downsize????? Maybe the firemen and 1-800-GOT JUNK?? Not that you have junk, mind you, just too much of everything. Be zen.....less is more, less is more, less is more.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amy R View Post
    thats a bummer Lou.
    I'm actually hoping that I can run over to my room quickly, now that my sub plans are done, and come back and work on the dress. If I don't have to be out the door at 7:40, I can stay up a wee bit later than normal, right??

    I live on campus, so it will be easy to run by my classroom now that my plans are done.

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    Another question: Have any of you done raw edge applique with batiks? Does it hold up well after washing? Would it be the right choice in a home with 2 cats & a dog?

    I'm planning to add an applique block to the batik quilt using batiks & I think raw edge would look good for this project. But, I've never tried it & wondering how it will hold up over time. Any first hand experience?
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    Default Re: WIP 9/15/15 Those were the days, my friend...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy Navas View Post
    Not great with crowds and you close yourself up in a classroom with a buncha . . . hugs to you!!!!

    Quit work and move to Hamilton!!!!
    I know--it seems strange, but teaching a classroom full of students is a whole different dynamic for me. I also have no trouble speaking in front of large groups, but I don't like the mingling that follows!

    Retiring would be nice, but we have this compulsion to eat every day.
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