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Valley of the Sun Quilters   Off-Topic Chat

Started 8/20/15 by KSCarolyn; 2181698 views.
Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

Aug-14

Ami_Quilts (sewingupasto) said...

I have been making some clothes though as well as some bags for out camping gear.

Good for you!  I remember the year you made yourself a whole coordinated wardrobe in a relatively short period of time.  I remember thinking how cool to have a whole coordinated wardrobe!!    Good for you!!

Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

Aug-14

KSCarolyn said...

my step-granddaughter (Sammy) won $75,000 in the Kansas State Lottery a few weeks ago.  It was a $10 scratch-off given to her at a company event of her fiance's.  Everyone at the event had a lottery ticket at their place setting.   After being taxed she got $53,000.  She just graduated with her RN license so I'm sure some went for student loans.

Outstanding!!

Judy (DJZMOM)

From: Judy (DJZMOM)

Aug-14

For what it is worth RE:  etiquette for gifts.  First, I also am one who is in total agreement with you!  I also was taught to reply with a thank you note or someone in the immediate family a verbal acknowledgement.  My maternal grandmother always gave each of us grands a package of thank you and enough stamps for said package to be written and mailed.  My sister and I were always held to it by my mom but my dear cousins never sent theirs out.  I always wondered what they did with those and what they did with the stamps!

lppenguins

From: lppenguins

Aug-22

Mine are packed too lol “somewhere”. 
 

I actually did receive thank you cards from the kids I sent graduations cards/$ to. I was happy to receive them. But from the kids (nieces and nephews etc. ) for birthdays and Christmas it’s a 50/50 chance you even get any acknowledgement and it’s the same few that their parents make them. I hope that when they’re old enough to send out gifts to others on their own, it stings when no thank you comes, they will then start teaching their children to be thankful and polite. 

MelRN

From: MelRN

Aug-25

Ok, girls, how are your lives going? What's going on with your health? With your kids and grandkids? I miss the chatter!! LOL!!! 

Not much new going on here. The weather in Colorado is more humid than New Mexico so it feel hotter. We are doing lots of camping and exploring on the weekends.

I am spending most weekdays quilting or sewing for DBIL. Just took in a new customer quilt yesterday.  I am also working on upcycling a few thrifted clothes and sewing a few things from scratch.

YDritch

From: YDritch

Aug-26

I have the Stripology ruler and love this pattern.  Other than the 10" square you start with, can anyone help me figure out the other cutting measurements?

Nova Quilt Pattern GE183 Layer Cake Friendly Stripology image 1

I guess you could draw it out.  But I see that you can get an electronic copy of the pattern for $10 from her webiste (GE designs I think).  I think I may do that, that price isn't too bad.  And she gives yardage requirements, always helpful.

MelRN

From: MelRN

Aug-28

I've been doing some sewing, but more than that, I've been working on around the house trying to organize and arrange before winter comes and I'm stuck on just the inside.

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