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Elaine's Quilt

Sep. 13th, 2009 | 05:02 pm

Here is a picture of the quilt we (all 63 of us!) gave Elaine for her 50th birthday. I asked many of her friends to make a friendship star for this quilt. I was hoping for 50 blocks, but this lady is just too popular :-)

Thanks again to everyone who participated by making a block. And special thanks to Mary Dodd for helping me piece it (she even used pins!) and to Carol Anderson who quilted most of it. 

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Elaine is turning 50!

Jul. 28th, 2009 | 11:06 pm

Yesterday at Monday Motivators we celebrated Elaine's 50th birthday!

We always celebrate her birthday on the last Monday in July because we don't meet in August.
(psst - her real birthday is August 27th!)

Elaine's not sure she can handle turning 50. (She'd better get over it - this is only the first of several celebrations!)

Besides, according to this fabric Karen and Judy gave her, "Long arm quilters live long lives"!

It's always fun to see what everyone else gave as a present -

Margo gave Elaine a giant nanaimo bar! And don't you love that fabric Eleanora gave her, draped on her shoulder?

Hope she likes lollipops - She got 50 sucks!

Can you tell which is the real year she graduated?

Yup - this is the one!


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Wasn't That a Party!

Jul. 27th, 2009 | 07:29 am

 Could have been the whiskey,

Might've been the gin,

Could've been the 3 or 4 six-packs,

Look at the mess I'm in!
Doesn't Ed look worried? 
Here's why!

My head is like a football,

(This is Luke, who is the cutest and best baby - this is the only picture I had that fit the lyrics!)

I think I'm going to die

(Elaine is showing Carol how to lay across the wedding quilt!)

Tell me, me oh, me oh my

Wasn't that a party!

Here's to many, many happy years together!  

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Feb. 26th, 2009 | 10:08 am

Hola from Cuba!
I can't post much to my blog because the internet is VERY expensive here, so I'm just going to say that we're all having a great time lying on the beach, and  Jim is finally starting to relax. George has run away with a Cuban chiquita so we've only caught brief glimpses of him all week. Stay tuned, I'll post more when I'm home.


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Slicing, trimming, switching, sewing

Oct. 16th, 2008 | 10:05 am

I finally finished all the 9 patch blocks with the squares in the right place. This is important because after they are done you have to cut them and switch the pieces around. I made a couple of test blocks and this is what they look like:

I've learned my lesson and now make sure everything fits before I make 20!

I think I may have cut a few too many squares - here are the leftovers. Darn, now I'll have to come up with another idea to use these up!

I took the Puzzle Quilt workshop through the guild and finished piecing the top this morning. I have no idea what I'm going to do with it (it's a wall hanging and doesn't really go in my house) but it was a lot of fun to make!

The greens are a bit brighter in real life, the flash bleached them out a bit.

OK, back upstairs to the Sweat Shop so I can get some more sewing done before lunch.

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