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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Are you sowing along??

Hi my fellow bloggers,
I wanted to get a head-count to find out how many of you are actually sowing along with me on this project following the Farmer's Wife book. Can you send me a quick comment that you're "in"... I am trying to determine if iI should be doing that linky-thing, which will really tax my abilities! Can you let me know by this weekend, please?


On another front, I told you I went to the local guild's show this past weekend and that I WON something!  This is it! It's a basket they called "vintage linens". It has a lot of crocheted lace things, as well as other goodies. I did, however, keep hoping I'd get the call that I won the raffle quilt, though!! Can't complain, really.






I also found the most amazing vendor, selling all kinds of little vintage trinkets.  Here is the little booth. The woman with the PINK hair was the one who made all the items. Quite a talented lady... she has a blog: gypsythreads.wordpress.com



I found some wonderful goodies. I think my favorite is the "salt peter", or pin cushion. The scissors are pretty cute; can you make out the tiniest little tea pot pin cushion? Precious.




Speaking of precious, I am picking up my darling grandson tomorrow and I can't wait!!! His other grandparents are coming into town this weekend and, since I don't share very well, we are staying away and letting them have some time with the sweet boy.  So I have to get my Ryan-fix!!  At least until next week~! I know, I'm spoiled by all the time I get to be with him. I'm now "my nana"!!! Warms my heart like nothing else!!


Have a great Thursday.
Love to you all,
Randy

109 comments:

  1. i started late, but i'm following you on the farmers wife blocks and i did catch up and i'm waiting for the new assignment. thanks for doing this.

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  2. Found the Sow A Long by reading Bonnie's Blog about a week ago. Quickly made the 6 blocks and am waiting ...impatiently...for the next installment. So much fun that 6 a month is not enough!!!
    Thank you for doing this.

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  3. Randy, I'm in and loving it!! such a good way to use up scraps for me!! Looking forward to seeing others!

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  4. I just found you from following link on Bonnie Hunter's blog. I went to the library for the book - it is one I'll need to order for myself, so I have it in my cart at Amazon waiting for another so I have free shipping.

    Expect to work on blocks during March as three sewing (sowing) days.

    Marcia

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  5. I'm Joining the sow along and will be ahead until you get to block twenty. I hope to keep up with you and get this quilt done.

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  6. Hope I've done this right. Read your blog all the time but have never joined anyone's. I'm IN! First two installments are done and I love this format. Thanks for providing pictures and instructiuons.

    Suzanne

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  7. I'm going to join in Randy! I have the book! And I have the fabric that I bought specifically for this project! This weekend I will go back through your posts and catch up so that on March 7th, I will be caught up. Isn't being a Nana the greatest? I also have a 2 year old grandson that calls me Nana.

    Pati

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  8. I joined in late, quickly caught up, and now I'm waiting for the next installment!

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  9. You know I'm in Randy! My two sets of blocks are awaiting installment #3!
    Enjoy that grandbaby!!

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  10. I'm trying to be in!! I've got the book and fabrics, now I just have to sit down and sew.

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  11. yes, indeed, following along...figured it was a good way to get this one done !
    anyway, that's the plan :-)

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  12. Yep...I'm in and ready for the next blocks!

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  13. I'm in. Your sow along is a case of perfect timing as I received the book as a Christmas gift and was ready to get started.

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  14. I'm in too, and waiting for your next set of instructions. Love the way you're doing this sow a long.

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  15. i want to try this,,but will check soon if i can do it and keep up, if i can still join that is,,,might be to complicated for me,,,ty

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  16. Yes, I will be following along also. I have the first 6 done. Would be great if you could add a linky thing to a reveal day post.

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  17. I'm sowing along, although I'm sowing a bit slow. My Mom, who was 91 years old, passed away last Sunday. Quilting is good therapy. Thanks for doing this.

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  18. I'm in too. I've wandered around in the book at the beginning, but I'm going to get caught up on the blocks you've done -- as soon as I find the folder with my templates -- lost somewhere under fabric, I'm sure.

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  19. Tried the library for the book - will have to order it. Also have some fabric that I think will work so I'm IN. No blog though, so I won't be using the linky thing - good luck with figuring it out :)

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  20. Congrats on the win!! You deserve it!
    The little booth looks adorable. Going to check out her blog now.

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  21. I wish to join in, will you allow fliker posts, since I don't have a blog?
    Anna

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  22. Hi I am sowing along in the uk. I bought the book two years ago. I followed link on Bonnie Hunters website and got my first six blocks made and enjoyed every minute. Jan

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  23. Hi I am sowing along in the uk. I bought the book two years ago. I followed link on Bonnie Hunters website and got my first six blocks made and enjoyed every minute. Jan

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  24. don't forget to count ME in! The basket from the show looks amazingly fun --- what a neat treat!

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  25. I'm in. First set completed. Second set cut & waiting. Congrats on the basket. I've never done anything on flickr, but I figure if I can get a blog going I can figure out flickr.

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  26. OK, count me in. I used to be a member of the Farmer's Wife yahoo group and I have 26 blocks made. So much going on, I need to get caught up with yours. I've really needed the encouragement to get started on this quilt again. Thanks!!

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  27. I'm in! Can't thank you enough for your posts with the great instructions and photos... it has prompted me to start a quilt that I have wanted to make since the book was first released!

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  28. I have one block done and hope to catch up and KEEP up.

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  29. Yes I'm following your Farmer's Wife sew-along!!

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  30. I'm in! Thanks for making this easy for me. I've been wanting to make this quilt but never felt like I had the time. You've broken it down to such "doable" bites.

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  31. I have the first 6 blocks completed. Plan to do the others but probably would not do a linky. I can relate to the grand and not sharing. Mine can't say the words yet but does give me the smile and lay the head on my shoulder. Joan

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  32. I am in. Have completed 4 of the 6 blocks. Will be ready for th new set on th 7th. I am only using scraps from other quilt projects. Thanks so much for doing this sow-along. I followed the link from Bonnie Hunter's post.

    Claudia....in Geogia

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  33. Count 2 more for the in box... My Mom and I are going to catch up and follow along next week. Thanks for doing this quilt along by the way ;)

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  34. Yes, I am Sowing along with you. Have the first six blocks finished but thinking about changing to brighter colors.

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  35. Started late but I'm all caught up and ready for March 7! Great fun, thanks!

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  36. I'm in doing two colors ways so I'll have two Farmer's wife when we done.
    You are gonna help me through this right!

    Happy Sewing, congrats on your vintage win :0)

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  37. I'm in and I now of at least four others.

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  38. I am in and am doing my Farmer's Wife in 1930's prints -- finally a use for my collection!!

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  39. I'm doing it with you - don't have a blog but am enjoying following along -

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  40. I started the Farmer's Wife quilt January of 2011 and stalled out after 15 blocks. Your sow-along has got me going again - Thank You! Can't wait until the 7th to work on the next set of blocks!!!!! I probably wouldn't "link up" though

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  41. I am in. I caved. I might be behind all the time, but I will be playing along. Thanks for doing this.

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  42. trying to be in! found some wonderful fabric to use and got a copy of the book with cd. don't know where to start, but, I'm trying to find a spot and I will be adding your button on my blog. thanks for doing this.

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  43. I'm in! Bought the book last year and was waiting for some inspiration to get started. Your "sow along" did the trick. Thanks for the nudge. I'm ready for round 3. I don't have a blog so won't be linking, but know that I AM sowing along.
    mdmontalvo@yahoo.com

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  44. I'm sowing along. I don't blog so I can't link up but I love seeing your blocks and what everyone else is doing.

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  45. I'm playing with "The Farmers Wife" too. Sounds a bit naughty doesn't it?
    Linda in CT

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  46. I'm sowing along thanks to Bonnie Hunter's blog post. I am using Kansas Troubles fabrics since I live in Kansas on a farm. I don't have a blog so no linking for me.
    Sheila F. in Kansas

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  47. I am in, just beginning but will catch up! Thanks!

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  48. I have been in since the beginning. You are my great motivator!

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  49. I'm in though I have no blog so no linking for me. However, it would be fun to watch others' progress via linky-ness rather than just happening upon some while blog reading.

    Thanks for heading up the sow-along and getting me inspired to actually use my FW book rather than just look at it!

    Congrats on winning the big basket of vintage goodies.

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  50. Love the 'goodie' basket and the items you got at the vendor. I would so have to buy something from this booth! I'm also in on making the blocks. Using my 30s scraps since they are over flowing.
    Thanks.
    Connie in rainy MI

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  51. I'm in; however, have no blog and am new at how to "respond" to blogs. I enjoy the Farmer's Wife Sow Along and plan to continue. It definitely helps to be spurred on and I appreciate the assistance with your comments on completing the block.

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  52. I am not doing the Framer's Daughter--but love reading everyone's progress. A little too daunting for me to commit to right now (but such a beautiful finished product)--maybe someday....Julierose

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  53. I'm in. I'm wondering how people would feel about a Yahoo Group rather than the linky thing. That may be something that you could ask - that's easy to do, and I'd be willing to be a co-list-mom. . . . just a thought.

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  54. I'm in for the Farmers Wife Sow Along. Found you via Bonnie Hunter. I have my book. Took awhile for it to get here. Not sure what fabric I'm going to use yet but I'll get caught up. I'm thinking about 30's fabrics. Authors fabrics are amazing but I see she's a collector of vintage fabrics. My Dad's mom would have been a farmer's wife in the 20's in MS so I'm going to think of her while I'm making this quilt. She had 13 kids...7 boys, 6 girls. Daddy used to say, "There were 7 of us boys and we each had 6 sisters." That stopped people in their tracks to try to do the math if they didn't already know the total was 13! HA! I never knew Grandma Madden but I know she was busy! I'm sure she must have quilted too because one of her daughters, my aunt Nookie, made me a quilt when I was a little girl that had to have been from the plaid work shirts her husband must have worn. I just looked at it today and I'm pretty sure the 16 blocks are Jacobs Ladders. Oh I also joined the farmerswifesampler@yahoogroups.com . Learning a lot from them. They also have paper piece templates (?) Still new at that so not if that what call them. Will be good for more difficult blocks. Are all 6 inch. Lots of organizational tips.

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  55. I'm in for the Farmers Wife Sow Along. Found you via Bonnie Hunter. I have my book. Took awhile for it to get here. Not sure what fabric I'm going to use yet but I'll get caught up. I'm thinking about 30's fabrics. Authors fabrics are amazing but I see she's a collector of vintage fabrics. My Dad's mom would have been a farmer's wife in the 20's in MS so I'm going to think of her while I'm making this quilt. She had 13 kids...7 boys, 6 girls. Daddy used to say, "There were 7 of us boys and we each had 6 sisters." That stopped people in their tracks to try to do the math if they didn't already know the total was 13! HA! I never knew Grandma Madden but I know she was busy! I'm sure she must have quilted too because one of her daughters, my aunt Nookie, made me a quilt when I was a little girl that had to have been from the plaid work shirts her husband must have worn. I just looked at it today and I'm pretty sure the 16 blocks are Jacobs Ladders. Oh I also joined the farmerswifesampler@yahoogroups.com . Learning a lot from them. They also have paper piece templates (?) Still new at that so not if that what call them. Will be good for more difficult blocks. Are all 6 inch. Lots of organizational tips.

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  56. I'm in for the Farmers Wife Sow Along. Found you via Bonnie Hunter. I have my book. Took awhile for it to get here. Not sure what fabric I'm going to use yet but I'll get caught up. I'm thinking about 30's fabrics. Authors fabrics are amazing but I see she's a collector of vintage fabrics. My Dad's mom would have been a farmer's wife in the 20's in MS so I'm going to think of her while I'm making this quilt. She had 13 kids...7 boys, 6 girls. Daddy used to say, "There were 7 of us boys and we each had 6 sisters." That stopped people in their tracks to try to do the math if they didn't already know the total was 13! HA! I never knew Grandma Madden but I know she was busy! I'm sure she must have quilted too because one of her daughters, my aunt Nookie, made me a quilt when I was a little girl that had to have been from the plaid work shirts her husband must have worn. I just looked at it today and I'm pretty sure the 16 blocks are Jacobs Ladders. Oh I also joined the farmerswifesampler@yahoogroups.com . Learning a lot from them. They also have paper piece templates (?) Still new at that so not if that what call them. Will be good for more difficult blocks. Are all 6 inch. Lots of organizational tips.

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  57. Yes! Like many others, I found your project via Bonnie Hunter. I spent the last week cutting out thousands of pieces for two twin-size quilts and now I want to SEW! I love this Sow-along an am anxiously awaiting the third installment.

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  58. I just started today after receiving the fabrics I want to use.
    Made the first three blocks and will make the next three tomorrow.
    So much fun selecting the fabrics for each block.
    Mine will be the " Modern Luxury Wife's Quilt" :)

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  59. I plan to join the fun! I'm going to try to get "caught up" tomorrow. I've had the book for months, this is just the motivation I need.
    Also, THANK YOU SO MUCH for the amazing bundle of fabric that arrived today! It will be so fun to make placemats for meals on wheels and stockings for soldiers. Also, so of the juvenile fabric will be perfect for drawstring bags to wrap charity gifts in! I will be keeping all of the great selvages for my next selvage project, so thanks for those as well! What an awesome give away!!!

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  60. I am making the Farmer's Wife blocks along with you. Thanks for keeping us on track with this project.

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  61. I decided to "sow" along. I bought the book last week while on vacation. I don't have a blog so can't link.

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  62. I'm in. I've got no blog and not enough time to quilt either, but I'm in.

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  63. I am sowing along too. I have completed the first six blocks in two versions. I hope to keep it up and make two quilts. I can't wait for the next set!

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  64. Just waiting for my copy of the book. Can't wait. Thanks

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  65. I'm sowing along too. Six blocks complete and sitting in my photo album sleeves so they can be viewed without damage until I have completed all 111.

    http://www.noodlesouptroop.blogspot.com/p/farmers-wife-sampler-quilt.html

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  66. No, I'm not sowing along, but wanted to thank you for the link to Gypsy Threads. That is the kin of thing I love too! I have lots of doilies, dresser scarfs, etc. waiting for me to do something with them! BTW, you are so lucky to have your GS near you. And, I would love to see whats in the basket you won because, as I said, I love lacy old things!

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  67. I am sowing along, too! Love the variety in the blocks.

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  68. I'm in and sowing along - thanks for doing this !

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  69. I'm sowing along also ... waiting anxiously for the next installment!

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  70. I'm sowing along!
    www.therebeneaththebluesuburbanskies.blogspot.com

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  71. I am sowing along but I o not have a blog to link to

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  72. Wow, this is a long list! I'm in as well.
    Jeanne

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  73. I'm in too and your sew along even got me started on my DJ Quilt again after 5 or 6 years!

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  74. I'm in! Loving that you are doing this. I had to wait for fabric and get moved into my new house but fabric is here and I'm almost moved in so I will get caught up soon! Thanks for sharing this with us!!

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  75. yes I am in! I Love those pin cushions adorable...hope you had a fun day with Ryan

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  76. I'm in...Diann
    kyquiltymama@hotmail.com

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  77. I've had the book "The Farmer's Wife" for quite some time. I really enjoyed reading it and wondered how I would ever accomplish the actual "doing" of it. Now I know! Thank you for leading this fun sow along. I'm Rhonda r7ekblad@hotmail.com.

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  78. I am definitely in! Mine is called the Engineer's Wife.

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  79. I don't have a blog...but I'm definately in for the sow-along! Tricia A in TX

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  80. I'm in, resisted because I had so many projects started but since I already had the book, why not....

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  81. I am not sure I am doing this adequately. Randy, I am def in for your FW sow-a-long. thank you for doing this for us. Love your blog. and your little Ryan, keep up news on him as he grows up on this blog. I am anxiously awaiting the next group of blocks. Have done the first group, cannot find the second, but will k eep looking.

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  82. I am in too. Hugs from France

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  83. I have had the book for some time, but only read the wonderful letters. Now I am "sowing" along with you and have my six blocks done. Thank you so much for leading us.

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  84. I am following along with you!

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  85. Hi, Randy! I am following along , too. I wondered how I would ever get this one done, but with your lead, I am taking it one bite at a time. I look forward to the results. Thanks for your time and encouragement.

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  86. I am sowing along with all of the other people. Thank you so much for doing these blocks for us. You Rock!

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  87. Randy, I am printing out and hope to start sewing shortly. I am pretty sure I am going to use my Moda collection of Faith for a Cause. Love it!!!
    XOXOXO Subee
    http://www.subeesews.com

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  88. I have no blog, but I'm in! I've just gotten my new-to-me Singer Model 66 treadle cleaned, oiled, and put back together (according to the serial number it was made in 1915). I think this is the perfect project for it!

    Megan

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  89. Using a treadle, so good for you!!!! this will be an extremely fun project for you. Piffle

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  90. I'm in awaiting the next installment

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  91. yes, thank you. sewing along

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  92. I'm in the sow a-long. looking forward to your next blocks.
    Cathie

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  93. I am sowing along and up to date. Waiting for the next blocks! Thanks, Gail

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  94. Wow - look at all the comments. I have been Sowing along - I am not much of a commenter - but I thought I should let you know there is another number to add. I have been doing a variety of civil war type sew alongs last year (Barbara Brackman ) and I am enjoying it so much I am going to do it in two colour ways - with all my scraps - civil war fabrics and William Morris inspired fabrics. Thanks so much for this opportunity.

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  95. I am following along with you on this sow along.

    Thanks for the help,

    Cy

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  96. Looks like we have quite the crew to follow-along on the sew-along Hehe. Good lkuck to us all. Especially you Randy! Piffle

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  97. I'm SOWING along...Farmers Daughter, Wife and Mama here! Have the first six blocks made. I haven't posted them yet, but I will.

    AND...the darn instructions....I SWEAR it said to make TWO of the first three bloxs....yep...that's what I get for reading the pictures! So, I have a few extra color choices for the first few!

    Love it...keep it going.

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  98. I am a little late in reporting in but I also am "sowing" along. I am up to date and ready for the next installment. Whatever it is called, I am ready to go. With all the bad stuff going on in my life, this is something I can control! Thanks for hosting and all the instructions.

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  99. I'm sowing along as well. Thanks, I've been wanting to start this project and now I have.

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  100. I'm in...heading to my sewing room now to start the next batch.

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  101. I am sowing along with the rest. Thanks so much for doing this.

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  102. It is too late to join in?? I would like to be a part of the Sow-A-Long! Thanks!

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  103. I am just about to start, have some catching up to do !

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