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    peglu reacted to Primitive1 in 2007 Millie for Sale with LOTS of extras (Pics added)   
    Peggy, I too m sorry to see you selling....please do check in now and then and let us know how you are....
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    peglu reacted to Quilting Heidi in 2007 Millie for Sale with LOTS of extras (Pics added)   
    Peggy sorry to see you sell.  I hope the move is what you want and you love it!  Good luck selling your machine!
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    peglu got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in You all are so quiet!   
    Hi old friends and new! I too remember how active and entertaining this site was. It is different with the new format. Lots of new peeps though! Love checking everyone's pics. I visit a lot, but don't post much anymore. I have had 2 complicated back surgeries since January and haven't been able to use Millie. I have at least 7 tops just waiting. Hopefully soon!
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    peglu got a reaction from Mary Beth in You all are so quiet!   
    Hi old friends and new! I too remember how active and entertaining this site was. It is different with the new format. Lots of new peeps though! Love checking everyone's pics. I visit a lot, but don't post much anymore. I have had 2 complicated back surgeries since January and haven't been able to use Millie. I have at least 7 tops just waiting. Hopefully soon!
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    peglu reacted to IBQLTN2 in lucey giveaway question   
    I too find it very c9onfusing to sign in.
    there are so many options that you are
    not sure where you are.  I think I signed in
    but who knows.
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    peglu reacted to Mary Beth in You all are so quiet!   
    No offense, but you all are not a rowdy as you use to be   
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    peglu reacted to Bliss Quilter in You all are so quiet!   
    Busy Quilting
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    peglu reacted to Primitive1 in Marked Crosshatch?   
    Hi David,
     
    Since I do a lot of crosshatching I'll try to answer your questions...since I always like to keep my rulers on the sides or front of my hopping foot, I like to work from the bottom up...so if I have a small area I just use rulers.  If I am crosshatching a border or a whole quilt, I like to stabilize it and then start at the bottom and work my way up with rulers and no marking.  If I need to work my way down a quilt I then use the air erase markers to mark my lines and then stitch them and they disappear on their own so no washing of the quilt is needed...Linda Rech's crosshatch rulers are what I use the most for large areas.
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    peglu reacted to Mercedes in First Circlelord Quilt Completed   
    This is the first time I have used Circlelord boards and I'm happy with the results.  This is the Seattle Seahawks Quilt (football) that I made for my son.  I promised him it would be finished by Sunday's game and it is.  I even added a sleeve on the back for hanging and signed it. It's the "Go Hawks" Quilt.  

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    peglu reacted to LaurieTigner in New Quilt   
    Took a while for me to switch longarm brands and feel confident.  Loving every minute on my Millie now....this is the work that is in progress and almost done...

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    peglu reacted to Cagey in Ice Station Zebra George Moves South   
    Brenda:
     
    I believe the phenomenon is called Thermal Shock.  Poor George's aluminum arse just could not handle the rapid temperature change he experienced.  
     
    He went from a life of relaxation sitting around trying to not freezing his chassis off, to being expected to get up and pumping out max turns.  It was just too much of shock on his system.   Luckily though after a few daily full power half hour training runs, he seems to have grown accustomed to the new work load and the 70s and 80s he is living in.  Once his table shows up, he will start the real work.
     
    Cagey
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    peglu reacted to mlsa3 in My Journey Into Quilting   
    You ladies talking about your 7 and 9 year old granddaughters sewing their very first pillow case is really embarrassing me. 
     
    When I decided I wanted to learn to sew and quilt, I bought a used Brother machine...(wife was stingy and wouldn't let me use hers...actually she was using it at the time and I'm pretty impatient)...of course the machine didn't work right so I had to put it in the shop but it worked great after that.
     
    My wife says I should start with making a pillow case since it would be simple and can get used to sewing a straight seam.  Bought fabric...planned it out....started sewing.  Seams straight...yea....even put a fancy stitch that was on the machine....was really proud. 
     
    (Now remember I'm not a 7 year old girl...I'm in my mid 50's)  So I took the finished pillow case to my wife for her approval (she's a perfectionist).  She looked at it...turned it over and made a comment about the straight seams...commented on the fancy stitches...then says, "Don't you think you should have left one end open so that you can slide the pillow inside?"  I always hated smart alec's. 
     
    That was the start of my friendship with my seam ripper.  It has become my best friend and we get together often.
     
    So I'm especially proud of your granddaughters sewing their first pillow case.
     
    We made the mistake of going to the Houston International Quilt Festival that year.  We only live 30 minutes from there.  Wrong thing to do....I said, "I want to do that."  It has cost us several thousand dollars over the years.
     
    First upgraded to a Bernina Activa 140....kept it a year and decided I wanted a Bernina 153 Quilters edition...knowing that would automatically make my quilts look better.  Gave the wife the Activa....which she a few years later traded in for a Bernina 153 Quilters edition...she don't even quilt...she's a knitter.  Then there's the fabric....thread....batting....designs...this year a Block Rockit mid arm machine and Grace frame.  (If she even knew I was on this APQS site and was drooling all over myself looking at the Milly she would kill me....so please don't tell her.
     
    But....for Christmas I finished quilting her memory quilt that I had made the top 10 years ago so she was happy.  She had certain quilt designs she wanted on it and I wasn't about to try to do them pushing a queen size quilt through my Bernina so I used that excuse to help get my Block Rockit.
     
    David
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    peglu got a reaction from ffq-lar in First quilt of 2015--Jinny Beyer Lonestar   
    Gorgeous!
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    peglu got a reaction from ffq-lar in going to need some projects. Suggestions?   
    Thanks everyone for good thoughts. I have had a multilevel fusion in the past due to a severe scoliosis in the lower back. It was a ridiculous nightmare that landed me in a body cast for 3 months and off work for a year and a half. Well, 20 years later, I have rotated above the fusion and have pressure on the spinal cord and nerves on the right. Thus, I have no feeling in my right leg. My hips and thighs ache, but otherwise no pain. The same surgeon that did my first surgery will be doing this one and he assures me it will be nothing like the first due to advancements in the medical field. He is being extra cautious because he knows my history. I feel better with him doing it because he already knows what he's getting in to. i will keep you posted. Thanks for your thoughts.
     
    Peggy
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    peglu reacted to Bonnie H in going to need some projects. Suggestions?   
    Thoughts and prayers coming your way Peggy!!!
    I imagine it must be scary, especially having such a nightmare the first time around.
    I hope you feel better soon!!
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    peglu got a reaction from Beachside Quilter in going to need some projects. Suggestions?   
    Thanks everyone for good thoughts. I have had a multilevel fusion in the past due to a severe scoliosis in the lower back. It was a ridiculous nightmare that landed me in a body cast for 3 months and off work for a year and a half. Well, 20 years later, I have rotated above the fusion and have pressure on the spinal cord and nerves on the right. Thus, I have no feeling in my right leg. My hips and thighs ache, but otherwise no pain. The same surgeon that did my first surgery will be doing this one and he assures me it will be nothing like the first due to advancements in the medical field. He is being extra cautious because he knows my history. I feel better with him doing it because he already knows what he's getting in to. i will keep you posted. Thanks for your thoughts.
     
    Peggy
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    peglu got a reaction from JeannieB in Santa quilt in progress- finished with pictures   
    What Linda said.
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    peglu got a reaction from chickenscratch in Santa quilt in progress- finished with pictures   
    What Linda said.
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    peglu got a reaction from ffq-lar in NQR--Love across borders   
    This is so awesome! It restores my faith in humanity that there are kind, generous people out there who will do what they can with no expectations. And this time, Dear Linda, you have been rewarded with a wonderful friendship! Good for you! Merry Christmas.
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    peglu reacted to ffq-lar in NQR--Love across borders   
    I'll try to make this short.
    Over ten years ago Dennis (who makes and sells plans for a machine that grinds mirrors for telescopes) was contacted by a young man from Trujillo, Peru who ordered plans so he could make a mirror and then his own telescope.
    Jorge was poor, a student, and eager to learn. Over time they became email buddies and friends.
     
    When Jorge couldn't find a mirror blank (a thick piece of glass which can be ground and polished to use in a telescope) Den found one and sent it to Peru. The corrupt officials need bribes to deliver any items, especially from outside the country and it cost Jorge quite a bit to get the blank. It had been opened and a huge gouge was found on the back. Luckily it didn't affect the other side so Jorge ground his mirror.
     
    While Jorge would be considered middle-class in Peru (his extended family of five shared a three-room mud-brick house with electricity and water) he had trouble saving enough and continuing classes. Dennis would send him money a couple of times a year. I know---red flags! But Jorge sent pictures, small gifts, and it made us feel good that $100 would let the family have some luxuries they couldn't afford. That amount is almost a month's wages in Trujillo.
     
    His girlfriend became pregnant, delivered a little girl, and they named her Linda Nicole. Wow.
    Two years later they added a little boy to their family. Named Dennis.
    We were honored and laughed that we now had grandchildren!
     
    Jorge sent us a link to a youtube today showing little Dennis graduating from Kindergarten and being elected "el Presidente" of his class. So cute! The school system is very structured and the kids wear caps and gowns. We get lots of photos of cultural celebrations with the kids and family.
     
    Jorge asked today if we would consent to being the kids godparents. They're Catholic and it's a serious and sobering commitment in the Church. I guess we really are grandparents!
     
    Just thought I'd share our favorite Christmas story for this year. What a great feeling to connect with people from far away.
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    peglu reacted to ffq-lar in going to need some projects. Suggestions?   
    How about wool applique? Lots of kits out there and no prepping of the fabric. Easy and satisfying to finish. You could get table mats finished for next Christmas!
    Wishing you the best result with your surgery.
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    peglu reacted to BethDurand in going to need some projects. Suggestions?   
    I have taken my English Paper Piecing everywhere I go for years now.  I am currently doing hexagons for charity, but I also love stars.  Check out www.paperpieces.com for inspiration and papers.
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    peglu reacted to Tella in going to need some projects. Suggestions?   
    How about the quilt Affairs of the Heart"....I have the book and wanted to make it...I believe the designer is Aie Grossman but you can google it...
    Or how about a hand piecied project...like Crazy Quilt blocks...
    Good luck with your surgery...
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    peglu reacted to apylinski in going to need some projects. Suggestions?   
    How about I send you all my UFO hand projects to do while recuperating...lol
    Actually good luck on your surgery. Will keep you in my prayers.
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    peglu got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in NQR My granddaughters   
    Wow! They have gotten so big. They are beautiful.
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