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The critters are here with me for the weekend - they'll be heading west to Linda Rech tomorrow.

They were a big help in setting up my show table, but my kitty, "Sneakers," was NOT happy about their perch - is there room for that many critters up there?:P


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Barbara Mayfield
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The table was finally set up - waaaaay too many paws in the mix! - and they all lined up for their "closeup" - including our little white tiger. He won't be joining the crew - our puppy would be heartbroken if he lost his "Tigey."


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Barbara Mayfield
APQS Sales Representative & Educator
AND Quilt Path owner!!!

"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best." ~Henry van Dyke

APQS Northwest

1085 12th Ave. NW, Suite D2

Issaquah, WA  98027

 

(425) 243-3502

info@apqsnw.com

www.apqsnw.com

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The critters went outside this afternoon - have to get them used to the cold if they're heading "north to Alaska"!:P

Caught them swinging from the trees.....


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Barbara Mayfield
APQS Sales Representative & Educator
AND Quilt Path owner!!!

"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best." ~Henry van Dyke

APQS Northwest

1085 12th Ave. NW, Suite D2

Issaquah, WA  98027

 

(425) 243-3502

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Last photo, I promise... They had one last cuddle with our puppy before being packed into the box for their last couple of legs.....


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Barbara Mayfield
APQS Sales Representative & Educator
AND Quilt Path owner!!!

"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best." ~Henry van Dyke

APQS Northwest

1085 12th Ave. NW, Suite D2

Issaquah, WA  98027

 

(425) 243-3502

info@apqsnw.com

www.apqsnw.com

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:P You are too much fun!

"Of all the things a woman's hands have made---The quilt so lightly thrown across her bed---The quilt that keeps her loved ones warm---Is woven of her love and dreams and thread." excerpt from The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt by Carrie A. Hall
 

:rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes: 

Shana in North Pole, Alaska ---- The Farthest North APQS Sales Rep  
 Always quilting with her faithful friend, Mademoiselle Madeleine Millennium, Bliss-fully skating gracefully...and having lots of fun with IntelliQuilter

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The trouble with being a guy in this chat room is that you have to appear stupid once in awhile. So, I love the animals floating around the country in a box and all of the great pictures of their activity. Please give me a hint what this is all about.

I think it is simply fantastic that with all of the negative stuff in the world that you can laugh and have fun with UPS and a box of what ever it is you gals are shipping around.

Thanks for the fun you bring in to the world.

Chuckster

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Chuck,

Since no one else jumped in here, I'll give you the skinny: Over a year ago, we started a White Elephant Exchange here on the chat. Quite a few ladies (no gents, as far as I know) signed on, and two boxes were started, one in Tennessee and one in Alaska.

[full details can be found in the thread at http://www.apqs.com/quiltboard/viewthread.php?tid=8935&page=3 but beware - it's 28 pages long!!]

The boxes have been traveling all over the US this past year, with each recipient taking a few quilty items and adding a few quilty items, and putting some thoughts in the journal traveling with each box. Along the way, someone added critters to the box - a chicken for Teresa (aka chickenscratch) and a monkey for Shana (aka quiltmonkey). The original critters ran away partway through that box's travels, and replacement critters were added, along with a guard dog. If you check a little earlier in this thread (or search for "Elephant" on the chat), you'll see photos of the critters as they visited various venues.

One box has already reached Teresa in Tennessee, the other just left my home for Olympia and then on to Shana at North Pole, Alaska.

BTW, I'm sure there are ladies out there who aren't familiar with the history behind this thread, so it's definitely not a gender issue.....:P

Soooo, Linda in Olympia, keep an eye for a notice from the Post Office - the 20 lb. box is coming at you Priority Mail - they say it should arrive Wednesday or Thursday......


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Barbara Mayfield
APQS Sales Representative & Educator
AND Quilt Path owner!!!

"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best." ~Henry van Dyke

APQS Northwest

1085 12th Ave. NW, Suite D2

Issaquah, WA  98027

 

(425) 243-3502

info@apqsnw.com

www.apqsnw.com

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:o 20 pounds??????? O-M-G !!!

"Of all the things a woman's hands have made---The quilt so lightly thrown across her bed---The quilt that keeps her loved ones warm---Is woven of her love and dreams and thread." excerpt from The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt by Carrie A. Hall
 

:rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes: 

Shana in North Pole, Alaska ---- The Farthest North APQS Sales Rep  
 Always quilting with her faithful friend, Mademoiselle Madeleine Millennium, Bliss-fully skating gracefully...and having lots of fun with IntelliQuilter

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Oooops, I exaggerated - just checked PO receipt - it's really only 19 lbs. 7 oz.:P


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Barbara Mayfield
APQS Sales Representative & Educator
AND Quilt Path owner!!!

"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best." ~Henry van Dyke

APQS Northwest

1085 12th Ave. NW, Suite D2

Issaquah, WA  98027

 

(425) 243-3502

info@apqsnw.com

www.apqsnw.com

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OK well then Miss Linda Rech better pull a bunch of stuff out of that box to share with the Moxie Crüe (ha! I just thought that one up!! :P aren't I a smartie??) Anyway... don't send me 20 lbs full of stuff... PLEASE share. :)


"Of all the things a woman's hands have made---The quilt so lightly thrown across her bed---The quilt that keeps her loved ones warm---Is woven of her love and dreams and thread." excerpt from The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt by Carrie A. Hall
 

:rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes: 

Shana in North Pole, Alaska ---- The Farthest North APQS Sales Rep  
 Always quilting with her faithful friend, Mademoiselle Madeleine Millennium, Bliss-fully skating gracefully...and having lots of fun with IntelliQuilter

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Barb,

Thank you for filling me in on the details. I do remember back a few months ago reading about some animals that were "mangled" in some sort of attack. Now it is all starting to come together. Sort of a swap meet by mail. lol

You all have so much fun and I enjoy the good times.

Hello to Lynda Rech!!! Let us know what you get in that box.

Chuck

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Shana & Teresa, please post pics when you get your final deliveries! Wasn't there a third box started? Where is that one?


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Hi Chuckster--nice to see you here!!

I will be watching for the critter box--can't wait!

I will empty a few things for the Moxie Crue :P:P:P--love it, Shana!

I have been getting squishies from all over and a box from Meg for the Aussie Bushfire Brigade. Dennis is amazed at how popular I am! Just not with the mailman, though!!

So, I guess I will be sitting on the porch waiting for goodies from far away!


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Happy dance!!! The box is here!! I haven't opened it yet--don't want those critters trashing my house after I go to bed!:P I will let them out tomorrow, lighten the load by picking some things for the Moxies to share, put in a treat or two for Shana and Teresa, and their journey will be almost over!


Linda Rech

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OK! Thanks for the fun photos. They would love to visit Australia, I am sure! :P :cool: Right now, it's snowing up here so when they do arrive, they get to roll in some snow.


"Of all the things a woman's hands have made---The quilt so lightly thrown across her bed---The quilt that keeps her loved ones warm---Is woven of her love and dreams and thread." excerpt from The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt by Carrie A. Hall
 

:rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes: 

Shana in North Pole, Alaska ---- The Farthest North APQS Sales Rep  
 Always quilting with her faithful friend, Mademoiselle Madeleine Millennium, Bliss-fully skating gracefully...and having lots of fun with IntelliQuilter

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They were trying to crawl into a new shiny box...probally didn't give a rat's at to where it was going, just so it was new....when they were here...or at least the ones that went missing were here, you should have heard them complain about the smells in the box...and that the other items were fighting and not letting them get any sleep between towns.... so you see they were just looking for a prettier view.


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What a journey, wish they could really talk! Their journey was long, over a year (the boxes). We really need to write a story of their adventures (using the journals) and get it published in one of our beloved quilt magazines.


Connie
Port Huron, MI   48060
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OK Connie. You know how the old saying goes: "She who thinks up the idea gets to implement it!" :P How about it??? You'd do a great job! Or, perhaps Teresa Taylor could write the article. She is the person who thought up this idea in the first place. Yes! Teresa would do a great job!

Teresa...where are you??? Haven't see you in a while. (she must be busy teaching those kids in school)


"Of all the things a woman's hands have made---The quilt so lightly thrown across her bed---The quilt that keeps her loved ones warm---Is woven of her love and dreams and thread." excerpt from The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt by Carrie A. Hall
 

:rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:  :rolleyes: 

Shana in North Pole, Alaska ---- The Farthest North APQS Sales Rep  
 Always quilting with her faithful friend, Mademoiselle Madeleine Millennium, Bliss-fully skating gracefully...and having lots of fun with IntelliQuilter

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I would love to help get a story written but don't have any magazine connections.


Connie
Port Huron, MI   48060
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"Be a good listener, your ears will never get you in trouble" Frank Tygr


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