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Comment by Deanna Davis on September 3, 2015 at 2:43pm

I need those books !!!!  Must find them .. they would be perfect for the grands.

Checking in from work ~ wow 6 pages girls I had to catch up !

I am keeping the machines humming at home ~ and the juices are flowing. But, I may have a kink in the road this week.  We finally have had an offer on our home and it looks like this is "THE" one.  Going to be praying for the 'whats' next cycle .. and finishing is still in my future ! 

<back to work> 

Comment by Pat Aneszko on September 3, 2015 at 1:16pm

Zoe - that is an adorable moose wall hanging.  So cute!

Karen I love the GFG.  It is really lovely.  I've had one in the works for 4-5 years.  I finally have all of the flowers finished and have the white hexies around about half.  I only work on it sporatically or when watching TV.   I get bored with it and have to move on to something else and so it sits until I decide its time to pick it up again. 

Comment by Zoetc49 on September 3, 2015 at 1:05pm

Had to look it up...

 If you give a moose a muffin, he'll want some jam to go with it. 
So you'll bring out some of your mother's homemade blackberry jam. When he's finished eating the muffin, he'll want another. And another. And another. When they're all gone he'll ask you to make more. You'll have to go to the store to get some muffin mix. He'll want to go with you. When he opens the door and feels how chilly it is, he'll ask to borrow a sweater.When he puts the sweater on, he'll notice one of the buttons is loose. He'll ask for a needle and thread. He'll start sewing. The button will remind him of the puppets his grandmother used to make. So he'll ask for some old socks. He'll make sock puppets. When they're done, he'll want to put on a puppet show. He'll need some cardboard and paints. Then he'll ask you to help make the scenery. When the scenery is finished, he'll get behind the couch. But his antlers will stick out. So he'll ask for something to cover them up. You'll bring him a sheet from your bed. When he sees the sheet, he'll remember he wants to be a ghost for Halloween. He'll try it on and shout, "BOO!" It'll scare him so much, he'll knock over the paints. So he'll use the sheet to clean up the mess. Then he'll need some soap to wash it out. He'll probably want to hang the sheet up to dry. He'll go outside to put it on the clothesline. When he's out in the yard, he'll see your mother's blackberry bushes. Seeing the blackberries will remind him of her jam. He'll probably ask you for some. And chances are...if you give him the jam, he'll want a muffin to go with it.
Source(s):Numeroff, Laura Joffe. If you give a moose a muffin. 1991. A Laura Geringer Book: An Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers.
Comment by Barbara Hughes on September 3, 2015 at 12:56pm

I think it might be, "When You Give a Moose a Muffin." -he'll probably want some jam to go with it etc...

And the sequals are, "When You Give a Pig a Pancake" and "When You Give a Dog a Donut". And "When you Give a Mouse a Cookie". They are all very cute.

Comment by Karen Newman Brown on September 3, 2015 at 11:51am

Elizabeth - I would love to claim that quilt, but it was the speakers quilt.  Each of the octagons where fussy cut as well, so they have the exact same pattern in each row.  It was amazing!

Zoe - love the moose...I'm getting into the mood to start cold weather sewing projects!!!

Comment by Ginny Andersen on September 3, 2015 at 11:50am
What a tremendous accomplishment, Karen! Beautiful!!!

Love the moose, Zoe! Your Aunt will love it! The book sounds like one I will have to look for, Barbara. Sounds perfect for my gr'son. He's already liking his reading time, even at 2 1/2.
Comment by Zoetc49 on September 3, 2015 at 11:16am

Thank you , this quilt was fun to work on....Carla it made me smile as I was working on it. 

That is cute Barbara, I never heard of that I will have to look it up.

Comment by Vickie Smith on September 3, 2015 at 9:48am

Zoe, adorable moose wall quilt.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on September 3, 2015 at 9:44am

Karen, Your GFG quilt is incredible.  It is a masterpiece!  You must be so proud that you persevered.  There are so many of us quilters who will never be able to make a quilt like that.  You seem to have inner joy as you work on it and that is the way you can get such a project done!

Your Moose wallhanging is so cute! and very well done.  Now, I remember that I have a snowman project about the size of yours tucked away not even opened.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on September 3, 2015 at 9:09am

Zoe, Love the Moose!! Reminds me of "If You Give a Moose a Muffin" One of my favorite books. ha ha!!

Karen, What an amazing quilt. I'll bet it's worth big bucks.


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