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  • Originally posted by badgergirl View Post
    This is for the mad, crazy in-laws - it's not really made with love, I'm afraid - more exasperation. And, to be clear, I don't like how it's turned out. I think it doesn't really work: too wishy washy, too random (the eye looks for pattern and can't quite find it), the fabrics should go together, but something about the hexes doesn't work...too fussy. That said, I'll put a burgundy border around it and call it good. Perhaps I kid myself, but I seem to have a knack of channelling* what the recipient would like rather than what I would like so perhaps this one will find favour with my wishy-washy, fussy, random in-laws. One can only hope.

    The next project is the sunset art quilt for husband (who loathes patchwork). This one will be interesting.

    *I'm not at all woo, but somehow crafting for someone is a meditative experience. Therefore, I have spent a year sitting with my (for the most part uncomfortable) feelings for my in-laws. No wonder this one has been a teeth-grinding experience. I didn't much like the previous quilt either, but I enjoyed thinking about my friendship with Greek K and how she is a turquoise-Mediterranean-ceramics woman.
    Badgergirl, you may say wishy-washy, someone else (hopefully your in-laws) say pretty pastels. And I hear what you say about random and I say I LIKE the random effect very much, it is very hard to actually achieve it. I remember as a child having a jersey of so-called random-dye wool and it had a zigzag pattern all over it. I like the hexagons too, I wonder if it's something about the striped fabrics that fights with them but I don't think it matters the overall effect looks to me a little like spring flowerbeds divided by grassy paths. Your planned border sounds like the perfect edging. I once had a friend who received a quilt that was indeed made with tons of love but she did not appreciate it because it was not her style. That made me sad and I hope that your in-laws will appreciate the work you have put in for them. Whatever happens, no doubt you have developed your skills in the process.
    Annie Ups the Ante
    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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    • Awesome quilt! I still can't get over th fact that you hand sew your quilts.... I would be soooooo over it by the 3rd row that it would never get done.... Good on ya!

      The new quilt idea for hublet sound interesting as well....

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      • I'm with the others, its an amazing achievment as well, you got more patience than I could dream of having, and as Annie said, hope the in-laws appreciate the effort!

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        • Bit worried about the small boy. We think he might have a broken leg*. Husband is taking him to the doctor, but I'm waiting it out at work. Sometimes being the working parent sucks arse. There's nothing I can do that husband can't also do, but I want to be there with my little one.

          *Rough play at school. He came home limping and said he hadn't told anyone about it at school because he didn't want to get his friend in trouble. Woke up in the night screaming and then was unable to walk this morning. Husband reports that leg is very swollen.

          Part of me is all chilled - accidents happen, kids break bones all the time, no drama, could have happened to anyone, couple of days' rest and he'll be grand, we don't even know if it is broken yet...
          The other part wants to scream and wail and gnash my teeth: MY BABY IS HURTING MAKE IT STOP.

          ETA: not broken! He just has to rest quietly for a week.
          Last edited by badgergirl; 11-18-2013, 08:35 PM.
          I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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          • Phew, relief that it wasn't a break after all. Resting for a week is not easy for a small boy, I hope it passes quickly for him (and for you).
            Annie Ups the Ante
            http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread117711.html

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            • Whooo - glad he is going to be all better, without a cast and all that!
              I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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              • Small boy is very proud of his x-ray and will take it for show and tell. Aptly, the kids were learning about Marie Curie and radiation last week. There may still be a 'greenstick fracture', but no obvious snap (that said, they x-rayed the bottom half, but the night before he said it was his thigh that was hurting...hmmm).

                At least one more day at home, resting. Husband is doing his nut.
                I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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                • If there is a greenstick fracture, I'm pretty sure they put those limbs in a cast to prevent any blood vessel and nerve damage from the bone splinters... but glad he is feeling better.... and has a "trophy" x-ray to show to his classmates!

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                  • Originally posted by ssn679doc View Post
                    If there is a greenstick fracture, I'm pretty sure they put those limbs in a cast to prevent any blood vessel and nerve damage from the bone splinters... but glad he is feeling better.... and has a "trophy" x-ray to show to his classmates!
                    Benign neglect really means something here, it seems. I have hopes this will stop his classmates from jumping on each other. Forlorn hopes...
                    I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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                    • Originally posted by badgergirl View Post
                      Benign neglect really means something here, it seems. I have hopes this will stop his classmates from jumping on each other. Forlorn hopes...
                      Boys being boys..... yeah, not sure you have much of a prayer there...

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                      • Originally posted by ssn679doc View Post
                        Boys being boys..... yeah, not sure you have much of a prayer there...
                        The school sends out a disclaimer/notification before your child starts saying - we have water, we have trees, we use power tools... your child may get hurt, your child may die.

                        I hesitated...
                        I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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                        • Originally posted by badgergirl View Post
                          The school sends out a disclaimer/notification before your child starts saying - we have water, we have trees, we use power tools... your child may get hurt, your child may die.

                          I hesitated...
                          sounds llike a great school! lol

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                          • Good news on the small boy, must have been like chewing glass not knowing!

                            Originally posted by ssn679doc View Post
                            Boys being boys..... yeah, not sure you have much of a prayer there...
                            I concurs, not a chance, I'd say there's about another 30 odd years until he grows out of that....

                            Originally posted by badgergirl View Post
                            The school sends out a disclaimer/notification before your child starts saying - we have water, we have trees, we use power tools... your child may get hurt, your child may die.

                            I hesitated...
                            Blimey and I thought some of our schools were lively....

                            I always wanted to frame my x-rays, but they wouldn't let me have um, they're all on computer know, and I would have ran out of wallspace!

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                            • Originally posted by Dhansakdave View Post
                              Good news on the small boy, must have been like chewing glass not knowing!



                              I concurs, not a chance, I'd say there's about another 30 odd years until he grows out of that....



                              Blimey and I thought some of our schools were lively....

                              I always wanted to frame my x-rays, but they wouldn't let me have um, they're all on computer know, and I would have ran out of wallspace!
                              unless he plays rugby..... then he'll be a bruiser for as long as he plays...

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                              • Originally posted by ssn679doc View Post
                                unless he plays rugby..... then he'll be a bruiser for as long as he plays...
                                I was speaking from personal experience, I must confess....

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