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Aww, shucks - you guys!  embarassed  You'll have me all overcome.  I love this forum and I love you all too, as you well know.  Perhaps I should just shut up and give someone else a chance to speak? big_laugh

Was is really 2.00 am Danuta?!  Gulp. 

Danny, thank you and Fiona for giving us this place to meet, it means such a lot to so many people.

I'll try that again!

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Aww that was a lovely thing indeed for Danny to say, sorry I'm only just now catching up on what he saidembarassed

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I am not usually all that keen on such realistic quilts but I am very impressed by the last piece of quilting (of a cat drinking from a tap) here.  I think the eyes & the water are amazingly realised.

 

 

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from Les Miserables

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It is amazing, I like my quilting , but don't think I would ever be as good as that.

Never give up Tomorrow is another day.

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Eileen's right, it is amazing!

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Isn't this a lovely idea - all the scraps made into a quilt (2nd picture down), and beautiful, too.

 

.... and the pinwheel quilt, further down, was made from 23,808 pieces, and took 3 years to make - phew!!

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Thu 5-Dec-13
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Isn't this pincushion pretty .... looks easy enough - cough cough! big_laugh

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This Finnish lady, Ulla, is amazingly talented, and she has even made a bag which gives me more ideas for denim scraps. Here. A cathedral window bag! ok

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Some more pretty things - I'd really like to try my hand at this - Crazy Quilting - I have asked for a book on it for my birthday, here. Not sure if it has fallen on deaf ears though, as I do have rather a lot of craft books. whistle

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Oh, those Suffolk Puff roses!  Drool...

I looked at the Portuguese site but must say that I prefer the Finnish one, not that I have any inclination to start making any of it, as much as I covet it.  Thanks for the links Val. x

I'll try that again!

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My pleasure, Toni!

Soooo much I want to do .... laugh

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Same here, I have all the time I need to do whatever I want but spend it here and in bed reading.  If only I could keep warm enough to sit in the living room or studio!

I'll try that again!

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Perhaps a slanket - or whatever it's called - blanket with sleeves in, could be an idea.

Legwarmers? You'd probably end up looking like an Inuk, and then wouldn't be able to work because you'd be so wrapped up!! laugh

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Arrgh, no!  My daughter bought me one some time ago and I hated it, I felt as if I should trip over the damned thing.  I always wear two layers on my top half, supplemented by a thick bodywarmer and a fleece blanket over my knees.  I also have trouble sitting at my table or desk as I don't have a chair that has decent back support.  I know I should go shopping for one but I don't like the look of them.

I'll try that again!

Thu 16-Jan-14
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waveYou have my sympathy TA.....I have similar problems..........so I am in the process of knitting a hybrid garment (part shawl/jacket/blanket/poncho, cowl) out of tiny multi-colored squares. It will be paired with the blanket (of larger squares that I finished just before Christmas). ......this is very warm & cosy.  I already have the dozen pairs of socks I made last summer.  Mind you I expect the vision of me in all this riot of colour will come as a big surprise to the delivery men who come to the front door......but that will amuse me too.  Also the colours keep me cheerful.

(No...... I haven't forgotten I owe you lots of photos of the projects......I need to recharge my batteries & find all the instructions on how to do it..........runaway    laugh

 

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