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Re: Okay, Count me in! 15 Sep 2012 04:46 #88659

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:lol: :lol: :lol: Quiet and adventure you've had with your cars Lotti!

My car history is not at all exciting but, I do name my cars too. My first was a white Dodge Dart 1967, that I got in the late 80s. In great shape, one prior owner only, his name was Pirrurris ( was the name of a character from a comedy), although my friends used to call him "the Limba-movil". The second one was a grey Cuttlas1985, his name was Delfín (dolphin), got it in the early 90s. And finally in 1997 my first brand new white Chevy Monza, his name was monza (not very creative with that one, Goldie was a gold 2000 Rav4. Then came a blue Honda Odyssey 2004, Cielo ( heaven- because of the color and also because it drove like heaven) and currently a 2011 white Honda Oddyssey, her name is paloma (dove - yep it's a girl, so was Cielo). My Dad always names his cars so, my siblings and I always name our cars too. Wow this was a trip on "memory lane" lots of memories came to mind while writing this post :)

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Re: Okay, Count me in! 15 Sep 2012 03:37 #88657

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Glad scamp is living the good life... That's my objective for my next or a future life, I hope to come back as a cat in a happy home with lots of sunshine and cozy warm quilts! Now how to achieve that...

Stan's a good name for a car.
Yup, my first car ( actually my dad's Oldsmobile that I had the use of during my late teens), was named Angus, his older sister, the one my older brother drove he named 'Sue'. Then I had a small little chef chevette named 'Billy'. A year or so after moving to Switzerland I inherited my grandfather's old Mazda, which was named 'Johnny'. Drove that for about a year and then it was violently killed by an old lady trying to commit suicide by jumping off the roof - she landed on Johnny's roof, (I was standing only a few yards from the car and had just been about to get in... Luckily I was delayed, or I would have been killed too. I later went to visit the old lady in hospital, and all she could do was yell at me for saving her life... Not a successful day all round - and the insurance claim took more than a year to settle because suicide is exempt... Then I got a new mazda, a little hatchback which was named 'johnny2'... He was fab, we went everywhere together and travelled all over the neighboring countries 'till one sad night my mom fell asleep at the wheel, mom fine, johnny 2 dead, motorcycle also dead, the knee of the motorcyclist could fortunately be reconstructed and he was completely fixed too. Then needed a new car quick - one that could accommodate my grandmum's wheelchair in the trunk and still have someone in the back seat (which frankly had been next to impossible in johnny2, so I got a second hand opel vectra (vauxhall to the Brits), 'Sam' was good to me too and much more practical for vacations, but unfortunately the rust got the better of him and I finally had to sell him, as he was declared unfit to drive in switzerland he was purchased by someone who drove him somewhere in the middle east. I then inherited my aunt's old subaru... This I promptly named 'Pepe' for peep-Le-pew the amorous skunk... Not because he's amorous, but he is rather a skunk... We had gone boating and transported a wet rubber dinghy in pepe after which pepe was stored in a closed garage for two months... The trunk still has a slightly moldy sniff to it three years on... And at the moment the battery is dead - result of me going off on a business trip and leaving the lights on... Going into the garage next week... The story of my life with my cars - not so cool - but I do seam to have some weird adventures...
Whenever my cousin's husband hears a wield car story, he alway tells them that they're still normal, the really idiotic things only happen to his sister Anne, or his wife's cousin... I don't know if I would agree with him :roll:
Have a great Saturday everyone!
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Re: Okay, Count me in! 15 Sep 2012 02:39 #88654

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Great quilt Robyn, love it :D and isn't finishing something wonderful 8)


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Re: Okay, Count me in! 15 Sep 2012 02:25 #88651

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Robyn,

It's gorgeous!

Lorna
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Re: Okay, Count me in! 15 Sep 2012 01:04 #88648

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Thanks so much for your kind words, girls :D :D :D I am so glad you liked my quilt
As I said, I'm just happy to have finished something. I have a lanyard which says "to quilt is human, to finish divine" which sort of sums up my philosophy :wink: but I am trying to finish a few before I start anything new.

Lotti - how cool are you - I must check out YouTube too - it will bring back memories :lol: . And I'm glad I'm not the only one who names cars. I had a Datsun Stanza many years ago - I called it Stan. Scamp is very well and still as cool as ever. He is asleep on my bed at the moment with his big "sister" Sandy the labrador - what a life!
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Re: Okay, Count me in! 15 Sep 2012 00:49 #88647

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idaho wrote:
Absolutely wonderful!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Tell me...how did you maintain the " random-ness" ? Was there some method to the madness !!? :lol: :lol: :lol:
Thanks :D :D - my only "method" was that there not be 2 pieces of the same fabric touching each other. I started out trying not to have 2 of the same fabric in one block but went a bit crazy trying to do that. I only used 3 reds for the centres of the blocks and tried to alternate them when I put it together. I am just so pleased that I have actually finished something :!:
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Re: Okay, Count me in! 14 Sep 2012 22:39 #88646

Beautiful quilt, Robyn! The red adds a wonderful sparkle and movement to all the other colors as well. 8)
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Re: Okay, Count me in! 14 Sep 2012 21:58 #88643

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What a fantastic quilt Robyn!!! Love the "scrappiness" but, at the same time,how by having red in the center of the blocks and the border "connects" it all. Have fun at the Quilting Festival :)

From México, living in sunny Arizona.

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Re: Okay, Count me in! 14 Sep 2012 21:46 #88642

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Hey Robyn, what a wonderful quilt. That really came out fabulous!
Just checked out the howzat song on YouTube... I missed it at the time - but that was the year we moved to Canada and my older brother (who rather dictated my music tastes at the time) was still into the German charts... A year or so later we moved right on to ad/dc, to the point that every other itemi owned including most importantly my first car, was called angus... Yup angus was my man till the mid eighties!

All my best to scamp, hope he's having fun too. :)
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Re: Okay, Count me in! 14 Sep 2012 20:22 #88641

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Absolutely wonderful!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Tell me...how did you maintain the " random-ness" ? Was there some method to the madness !!? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Okay, Count me in! 14 Sep 2012 19:40 #88638

It really is a small world now Robyn. Enjoy seeing Ricky it'll be great. What a fab quilt! I love your choice of border fabrics and the quilting is perfect. :D
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Re: Okay, Count me in! 14 Sep 2012 19:18 #88635

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Well.....here it is. I have called it "Howzat" - which the Aussies and Brits will know is a cricketing term. As I was trimming the last block, a song called "Howzat" came on the radio - it was one of my favourite songs back in the 70's so I thought that just had to be the name of the quilt :D It was quilted by the wonderful Sharon Parkinson of Patchwork on Parade. Sharon is one of the organisers of the Australian Machine Quilting Festival which is taking place here in Adelaide in 2 weeks' time - we are all looking forward to seeing Ricky here on the Friday - small world isn't it :D
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Re: Okay, Count me in! 14 Sep 2012 16:50 #88620

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I took a look on your Profile Page, Robyn. Very, very nice!!! I, for some reason, am doing an 8x8 block top. Twenty down, 44 more to do and, e-e-e-e-k, I may be running out of scraps! I didn't think it was possible. I may have to cut into yardage or just whittle away at it as scraps are created over the next couple of years! :? I love doing the block, though. :lol:

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Re: Okay, Count me in! 14 Sep 2012 05:41 #88578

Congratulations Robyn. Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt. :D
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