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My post about "no posts" generated responses from many of you. Glad to
see I am not alone. October is the month when I give away the charity
quilts made throughout the year. The problem is much of September must
be spent binding the quilts. I love to piece tops. Quilting is done by
someone else on a long arm machine but that final boring task of
binding is up to me. When working on my own quilts or one for a gift I
usually enjoy the relaxing hand sewing of binding. With twenty charity
quilts to finish they must be bound on the machine. The gal who does
the long arm work gives them back ten at a time. I should have started
the first batch as soon as she returned them. It is like
exercising---once I start stitching it isn't so bad, being motivated
to start is the problem. Seven are bound. If I turn off this computer
another would be finished before dinner. Once the quilts are bound I
can start a quilt for my granddaughter who is expected in December.
That is motivation to finish the bindings.  

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Congratulations on the new baby. Only one quilt?! I did a small cot
sized one and a larger one to go on the floor for kicking time. I had a
request for another small sized one but without batting and with a
fleecy backing, so I did two (not minky but the fabric fleece jackets
are made of). On our last visit DDinL raved about them so I am doing
another two as they are so easy and quilt like a dream. One is for the
normal buggy and the other for the special buggy with larger thinner
wheels and extra springing so Reuben can accompany them on runs (they
are both keen runners). Modern baby equipment is another world to me!

I have just bought a panel of roads and railway tracks - looking ahead
as he is only 3 months. I am enjoying being a Granny, it really is
special and there is a never-ending list of things you can make for
little people!

Sally at the Seaside ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~uk
http://picasaweb.google.com/SallySeaside

On 26/09/2012 23:10, Susan Laity Price wrote:
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You are catching on to the grandma job pretty well Sally!
Taria

"Sally Swindells"  wrote in message

Congratulations on the new baby. Only one quilt?! I did a small cot
sized one and a larger one to go on the floor for kicking time. I had a
request for another small sized one but without batting and with a
fleecy backing, so I did two (not minky but the fabric fleece jackets
are made of). On our last visit DDinL raved about them so I am doing
another two as they are so easy and quilt like a dream. One is for the
normal buggy and the other for the special buggy with larger thinner
wheels and extra springing so Reuben can accompany them on runs (they
are both keen runners). Modern baby equipment is another world to me!

I have just bought a panel of roads and railway tracks - looking ahead
as he is only 3 months. I am enjoying being a Granny, it really is
special and there is a never-ending list of things you can make for
little people!

Sally at the Seaside ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~uk
http://picasaweb.google.com/SallySeaside


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On 9/26/2012 6:20 PM, Sally Swindells wrote:
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I made my 2 year old grandson a quilt with roads and railroad tracks to
use for a play mat with his cars & trucks. One day when we were there, I
was chilly so picked up his "quilt" to cover up with. He pulled it off &
let me know that wasn't what that one was for! This was one I simply
backed with fleece skipped the batting, so it's nice and flat for his cars.

Julia in MN

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I saw a picture of one made up that I will copy. They had put a flap in
the middle of a 'short' edge with velcro on it so you could fold the two
long edges in and then roll the quilt up and seal with another piece of
velcro on the backing. She had put a strap handle on the backing too so
that when rolled up it could be carried around. I suppose a few small
cars could be rolled up with it too for visiting.

Sally at the Seaside ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~uk
http://picasaweb.google.com/SallySeaside

On 27/09/2012 19:46, Julia in MN wrote:
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Wow!  You should get the finisher award when you get through the bindings
on all those quilts.  We'll be your cheerleaders if you need us to.
Taria

"Susan Laity Price"  wrote in message

My post about "no posts" generated responses from many of you. Glad to
see I am not alone. October is the month when I give away the charity
quilts made throughout the year. The problem is much of September must
be spent binding the quilts. I love to piece tops. Quilting is done by
someone else on a long arm machine but that final boring task of
binding is up to me. When working on my own quilts or one for a gift I
usually enjoy the relaxing hand sewing of binding. With twenty charity
quilts to finish they must be bound on the machine. The gal who does
the long arm work gives them back ten at a time. I should have started
the first batch as soon as she returned them. It is like
exercising---once I start stitching it isn't so bad, being motivated
to start is the problem. Seven are bound. If I turn off this computer
another would be finished before dinner. Once the quilts are bound I
can start a quilt for my granddaughter who is expected in December.
That is motivation to finish the bindings.


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Checking in here too. I am ashamed to say that although I lurk every day
I do not post much.

Like Sally, I am now a granny too (4 weeks ago today) so there have been
baby quilts in my life, although not a lot of others recently. However,
I am taking myself off to a quilt retreat (with classes) next Friday
through Sunday.

Otherwise life continues and RCTQ brightens my day most mornings!!

Cheers for now
Tutu
Cape Town, South Africa

On 27/09/2012 00:10, Susan Laity Price wrote:
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Oh Tutu - you're a granny!  How lovely for you.  I hope you have lots of
special times.  No doubt you have lots of quilty plans, too...
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Congratulations to you too, Tutu. I find that every time I intend to sew
something non-Reuben I get side-tracked back!

Sally at the Seaside ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~uk
http://picasaweb.google.com/SallySeaside

On 27/09/2012 07:00, Tutu Haynes-Smart wrote:
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I have been dragged into the murky waters of stuffed puzzle balls and so
on ....

So to take the pressure, off I ran the Cape Town Marathon on Sunday and
am now the Western Province 60+ Ladies Marathon Champ .... much easier
than granddaughters <vbg>

Cheers for now
Tutu
Cape Town, South Africa

On 27/09/2012 11:34, Sally Swindells wrote:
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Puzzle balls = hurty fingers! BTDT. Ordinary orange segment type ball
proved quite popular - I put a cat toy ball with a bell in the middle so
it rattles. I am just completing a 6" cloth book with appliqued
pictures. Fun to do, and I'm making it up as I go along.

Congratulations on the Marathon - I leave those to DS and DD! Might be
able to complete the Geriatrics' 100 yards walking race (I did say
complete, not win!)

Sally at the Seaside ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~uk
http://picasaweb.google.com/SallySeaside

On 27/09/2012 18:48, Tutu Haynes-Smart wrote:
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Congratulations on the grandbaby, Tutu! :) It's good to hear from you,
and I hope you thoroughly enjoy your retreat. Will you let us know what
it was like when you return?

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Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
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Yes I shall. Two classes totally out of my comfort zone, so I shall
probably end up with "samples" as opposed to some that I know who always
finish their class work in exemplary fashion......

Cheers for now
Tutu
Cape Town, South Africa

On 27/09/2012 16:37, Sandy Foster wrote:
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Congrats Tutu! Have we seen a photo of the baby quilt? I think not!
Roberta in D

On Thu, 27 Sep 2012 08:00:16 +0200, Tutu Haynes-Smart

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I don't think that there are many photos of my quilts up anywhere ...

This one was difficult to say the least. I had to start with a panel
which came from my DIL's mother. And then try and turn it into something
I liked and matched the decor. Oh dear:-) Not my finest hour, so I'll
probably pass on the photos <vbg>

Cheers for now
Tutu
Cape Town, South Africa

On 27/09/2012 17:43, Roberta wrote:
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Like Tutu, I lurk almost every day, but seldom post.

My quilting life is mostly Project Linus stuff and a lot of it isn't
quilting!  One day last week, with one of my volunteers, sorted all the
stuff that had been dropped off at my house - over 100 quilt tops that
need to be sandwiched, some really decent fabric, some unusable.
Ordered 3 bolts of batting!

Yesterday, two of my grandkids helped me scan and bag 120 blankets.  We
scan all of our Project Linus blankets with a metal detector to be sure
no straight pins are left behind to poke a kid.  Then we delivered 83
blankets to a nearby hospital.  Took the stuff that we sorted from last
week that couldn't possible be used for PL blankets to a charity store.

You would not believe the stuff that people donate to us to make
blankets with - burlap, ball fringe (remember that stuff we used to sew
on the bottom of curtains?), 1/2 pair of overalls - 1/2 pair meaning one
leg, one strap!  Teensy, teensy little scraps that would be of no use to
anyone (those go in the trash), upholstery fabric, etc., etc.

Anyway, that's my life!!

Donna in Idaho
Project Linus coordinator since 1998 - we celebrate our 15th anniversary
February 2013.

On 9/27/2012 12:00 AM, Tutu Haynes-Smart wrote:
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During a recent sorting of donations to my guild's charity projects,
we found a caftan!  It was 100% cotton but really...


Mary

On Thu, 27 Sep 2012 18:59:21 -0600, Donna in Idaho

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Granny Tutu ...was Re: So glad to see more posts
Howdy!
  Tutu, congratulations!  What a lucky grandbaby.  ;-)

Ragmop/Sandy - who goes to the church nursery to borrow a baby
        when I need a granny fix <g>


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Re: So glad to see more posts
Go Susan! You know, maybe a lot of us have just switched off the
computer for this very reason :-)
Roberta in D

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On 26/09/2012 23:10, Susan Laity Price wrote:
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We had a big storm about 10 days ago, from the Bay of Biscay and it blew
the cover off our telephone exchange... no phone or internet for a week!
  When we finally got our connection up and running, I visited a few
favourite internet haunts and then muttered, "This is more boring than I
remember...."

Truth is, I spent my extra time picking blackberries and making jam,
thumbing through my preserving and canning books and deciding to try
some recipes I've not tried before.... cleaned the house a bit more than
usual.... actually managed some weeding as well!  And I just didn't miss
it all that much (so didn't post here or on the FB version).

I did fuse some bears and moons onto backgrounds, in preparation to
satin stitch around them.  The sashing strips are already assembled, but
I just can't do the satin stitching most of the time since my sewing
machine is in the room just over Tristan's bed.  So that project (baby
quilt for Tristan's best friend's new baby sister) will have to wait
until he goes to nursery on Tuesday.  Tonight, I'm going to do some more
general tidying up there.  Boring, but needs to be done.

It's been quite cold here, just a few degrees above freezing most
nights, and my biggest pumpkin is about the size of a grapefruit!  I
think we'll have to buy them for this Halloween.... I hope everyone else
has been productive in the house and garden!

-- Jo in Scotland

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