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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

March 12th Quilt-Cam!

Yes, we are still dealing with Ustream with ads.  That FIASCO last week has turned into something we can all laugh about ---so I am very leery of any other locations to host Quilt-Cam.

I received several emails about using Google Hangouts – but you can only have 9 or so people on screen at one time – and I’m not sure how to set it up so that it is just me --- and have it live streaming so you can watch – and then the whole problem of leaving comments and how to answer them comes in – so we are still dealing with wheels turning ---and will just stay where we are for now because it is better than no quilt cam at all!

This is Arlo!  His photo was sent after our last Quilt-Cam.

His mama Liz, writes:

Here's Arlo, patiently waiting for Quilt Cam to end since he thinks its WAY past lunchtime here on the west coast. He's conveniently blocking the path to the ironing board.....


Liz & Arlo in Kent, WA

What a cutie!

I also have a photo of a real beauty from Lorraine who is all geared up for Quilt-Cam with her hand crank machine!

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She writes:

She's very anxious to play tonite.  Meet my new friend.  She's a convert, as she has had a motor-ectomy and now dons a hand crank.  She began life as black side Singer 128.  She's going to be on some string triangles tonight!
As for me – I thought I was going to treadle, but I’ve changed my mind.

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Remember before I left that I had to do some duffel bag repair on a handle on the quilt bags?  This is the machine that finally got the job done.  Sophia is a 1958 Necchi Supernova Ultra.  And she told me she wants to do more than just fix bags and stuff when I need a zig zag.  She loves to sew pretty things too…..so I’ve got her all set with her 1/4” marked and we will be building Sisters Choice block parts on her tonight.

Are you ready to come play? It’s been a while! We have a lot of catching up to do!


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108 comments:

  1. I'm here! You are live

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  2. You have sound and video... Too late! You're rebooting...

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  3. Hi Bonnie!!!~
    So glad you are home and thank you for this. Missed ya.
    Just wrote a friend and said:

    ""It's HOWDEY DOODEY TIME!!!!~"

    "M I C K Eeeeeee YYYyyyyyy..... MMMmmm OOOoooo UUUUuuuu SSSSS eeeeeeee"

    Thank you BOnnie!~ Luv ya!~~
    Luv Dallas too!!!~ Hi Dallas!!!~
    :)

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  4. TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES>...stay tuned!

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  5. I don't know if it's just me, but your going on and off. Didn't catch you yet!

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    1. Picture is there but sound is on and off :(

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  6. Hanging out with Bonnie and my new quilting cat, Charlie. Life doesn't get much better than this!

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  7. Hiya Bonnie! It's 9:03 but I don't see you yet, hope I'm in the right place at the right time for Bonniecam!

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  8. going in and out but mostly on

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  9. It works now... yay!
    Greetings from Germany
    Janina

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  10. Your video is okay, but the audio is cutting in and out - a lot!

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  11. I can see you, sound was choppy, but is getting better. Sew on!

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  12. Bonnie, my new treadle is in place, but due to the carpet I am going to have to put little risers under her, so I'm cutting sashing for my Moth-in-the-Window quilt. You're loud and clear.

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  13. Anonymous9:06 PM EDT

    I've got a throw quilt taped to the floor for basting...will be watching you direct from the ustream site because it works better on my Acer tablet. Not at home, so glad I can still watch from snowy Haliburton, Ontario, tonight!

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  14. I didn't have sound, I refreshed my page and it came back. But it keeps going out.

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  15. I didn't have sound the first time but re-loaded and now have you loud and clear

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  16. I can hear you and see you just fine!

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  17. It's a little choppy here, but working!
    Karen

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  18. The sound pops on and off, but it seems like it has to do with your connection or something since it goes all pixelly when the sound goes off

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  19. i HAVE SOUND, it judt cutd in and out a little

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  20. your volume is in and out...8(

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  21. I see you just fine - I was able to hear you until you started fiddling around. Then the sound went in/out. Now I don't hear you at all.

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  22. Hi Bonnie, Joyce in Maryland. I have a great picture and sound.

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  23. I hear you fine. The ads were foreign !!

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  25. I have video but the sound keeps fading in and out. I'm in Florida

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  26. Hi, Bonnie! I can see you and hear you, but the sound keeps going in and out and I can't toggle between Quiltville tabs to comment. It keeps kicking me off! Hope it clears up soon.!

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    1. It has improved since I posted this. But the sound still drops sometimes.

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  27. Yep I see the video but audio is cutting out

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  28. Can't seem to connect at all tonight, no sound no picture.

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  29. By our video feed is fine, but sound keeps going in and out. When you were initially setting up, I was already waiting for QuiltCam, and the first few seconds were of the last program when you were announcing that it was ad free, then that disappeared and the trouble started! Lol!

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  30. the picture is fine now but the sound keeps coming and going. tricia

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  31. When u first came on, was replaying old video...ou were saying its ad free....
    So, now its current, but choppy. I just dan want u to be stuck with another bill if u r on "high price network"....
    Otherwise, we'll just tik it out and hear what we can.
    Maybe call someone to have life feedback on whatis going on on our side

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  32. I cant seem to get the video ...:(

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  33. Boo. Not working at my house. Oh we'll. I have to go to bed early for AQS Lancaster tomorrow anyway.

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  35. Video & Sound fine here!

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  36. Video still good. Audio now louder and solid sound.

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  37. working fine here in Northern Michigan..glad to have you back!

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  38. Picture great and sound much better. Not cutting out as much. Sew on!

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  39. picture ok... sound a bit of an issue... I see about 400 viewers on the Ustream site.

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  40. From my end in St. Louis, it shows 249 viewers.

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  41. Picture and sound is perfect in Fort Worth, Tx! Glad your back Bonnie! I've started a sister's choice and am trying to follow you!

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  42. Bonnie! you sound and look good ALL the time! :-) broken video stream doesn't bother me! just love to see what you are up to and if the sound goes in and out, well we can make that bit up:-)) Always love QuiltCam Bonnie, no matter what the feed is like - hey it gets all the way to Australia, what can we complain about?!!!!

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  43. Just now some strange man's voice clicked in for a couple of seconds, kind of like when lines get crossed when you are on the phone. I suspect problems from the ustream end.

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  44. Bonnie, I forgot to ask what the name of the treadle is. I'd hate to confuse her by changing her name. Marsha

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  45. Are your hot pinks going to be a constant in this new quilt...meaning all the same pink fabric or scrappy hot pinks?
    And I guess I will never know as the sound left again! HA!
    XOXOXO Subee

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  46. Hi Bonnie, Joyce in Maryland. Love quilt cam! I have a question, do you know anything about Gracie II quilting frames? I have a chance to purchase a new one for a really great price. Thanks, Joyce.

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  47. Yep, Ustream is definitely messing with you tonight. Says you're off air now at 9:18 ET.

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  48. So good to be back with you on Quilt Cam tonight. I'm hemming an embroidered sampler so I can watch along. My aging computer is due to be upgraded...next round I think I'll get a laptop with wireless so I can watch down the hall in my sewing room!

    Getting lots of ads tonight -- U-Stream must be making up for "no ads" last time! LOL!

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  49. just a Panera commercial over and over....so sorry for you my dear. We love you anyway!

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  50. What fun! You inspired me to continue work on my Bargello top. I'm pinning the long columns. I have to fix veggies for juice in the morning, but might tune in while I pin later.

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  51. Nothing here at all in Michigan, will try again next time.

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  52. So funny - good to see you! Will not load on my I-pad which is where I usually watch it ad free. Watching on my Lap-top instead tonight. Only one ad so far - no worries just happy to see you again!

    Faith in Maine

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  53. Hi Bonnie, It's nice to see you on quilt cam tonight. I love how you always change the quilts in your background. I'm going to work on an applique' while listening to you tonight.

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  54. Hey Bonnie- what are your thoughts on a Featherweight 221 from 1941, looks to be in great condition, BUT no power cord. Asking price ... $100.

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  55. I'm hand piecing in Melbourne. Itty bitty circles AGH lol. You're looking wonderful. It's great to have you "home". I use firefox & I have no ads, no drop outs, no problems. I can see you & hear you just fine. It's just lovely to see your beautiful smile!! (Carol)

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  56. 487,viewers at my end. Wanted to tell you I loved all your pictures of the trees in downtown bloomington! You sound like you have a lisp! I've missed quilt cam so glad your back!

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  57. Hi Bonnie, good to see you. The Ustream is not working on the apple devices, and only intermittently on other devices (dell computer). Sound goes in and out. Picture very fuzzy. Mary in Boston

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  58. I'm fairly new to quilting, and just came into a little birthday spending money. I think I want to get one of your books. Which do you recommend first? I'm thinking the Adventures With Leaders and Enders. Advice? Thanks.

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  59. Hi Bonnie, how do you prepare your hexie kit to take on your flights. I am going to California for a week and want to take them along with without having issues with TSA. What do you advise? Robin

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  60. We are swapping just the spool fabrics for Spooling Around on the Yahoo group!! WHOOHOOO!
    XOXOXO Subee

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  61. you are coming out loud and clear

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  62. i guess you don't have a computerize machine with all the vintage machine

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  63. I can't get the feed to work tonight. I hope you have a lovely evening of sewing. I think I'll crochet for a bit!

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  64. Enjoying Quiltcam tonight while hand stitching binding on Easy Street. Loved how it came out. I usually am finishing Mysterys up end of Oct or early Nov right before next one. Can't believe I am done so early this year. Thanks for another great quilt.

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  65. I WANT SPRING TOO! We had a couple of nice days here in northern NY, but the cold has come back. Make it go away! My spring flowers are peeping through though!!!!! YAY!!!
    Sew please, Bonnie, send spring here..thanks much!!
    Cindy P. in northern NY

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  66. Hexie question. How do you cut the single hexies out? Do you cut squares from fabric and pin a paper then cut around leaving a seam allowance, or what is the process. I'm a newbie and just starting. Can't find from several tutorials I've watched what is a good method.

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  67. Anonymous9:41 PM EDT

    I can not get the feed either. I guess not tonight. Have fun!

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  68. HeybBonnie, you may need to to check link or reset. Not working on any devices now. I have never had. Problem before. Thank you, hope it is fixed soon. Mary

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  69. Hi Bonnie! Working on hexies again as I watch quilt cam. While going through old magazines trying to declutter, I came across a hint. Use a small bulletin board (approx. 10x14) across your lap when you hand piece. I can stick pins in it and it has a frame so nothing slides off. Simple, but good! Love your quilt cam! Thanks,
    Karen in Iowa

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  70. I can't seem to get in either. Never had an issue before. I've tried both chrome and safari. I'm on my iPad so I'm going to try the laptop.

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  72. What is the quilt on the long arm???? Really like the nine patches!

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  73. Hi Bonnie, I cannot get the feed to work on Roku and I cannot get sound on my laptop but the ads are coming through loud and clear! I'll try to catch you next time you're on. Have a good evening.

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  74. I restarted my laptop and you are great now.
    I bought a 127 handcrank years ago and just now realized what I had. I have cleaned her up and oiled her and she sews GREAT!! I also have a 201 and a 301 in the trapazoid suitcase. I love them!
    Nancy

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  75. Upstream is working great for me with the occasional ad. The funny thing is that it's in French! I don't know why, but they are always in French, which I had to take in school but don't speak that well, so at least the ads are easy to tune out. From Haliburton, Ontario.

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    1. DH says we get the ads in french because our internet provider is based in Quebec. Lol is so funny to see budweiser ads in french, but the Gov of Canada ad I got tonight was certainly English

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  76. I am so happy to have you on quilt cam. My birthday so this is making me very happy.
    I love to see what you are doing.
    Dorothy

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  77. Despite the issues tonite, it's so good to see you and hear you. Love the machine you are working on. And your Sister's Choice is going to be adorable.

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  78. It's working fine here in New Zealand.

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  79. Still not loading after an hour . Oh we'll hopefully next time

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  80. At least I can watch you on my hubby's PC, I tried booting up my 2 month old Mac Book Pro and guess what? She's soooo dead, it won't even boot up to the desktop...trying hard not to cry at this point. Thank goodness for some nice patchwork to take the edge off, and thank goodness I have my work backed up elsewhere outside that laptop!
    I'm working on an improvisational pieced auction quilt right now, lots of colour and fun patchwork. Just what I need!

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  81. That's so weird that people are complaining that there are issues tonight. When I tuned in, I getting better streaming and audio than I usually do.

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  82. Hi Bonnie - I found a group of women who are teaching others to quilt. Spent three hours cutting log cabin blocks for two ladies and teachin a third how to hand quilt. They are so grateful that I am willing to share what I know, even though it is not all that much. I can understand why you love to teach.

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  83. Bonnie, don't know whether to hug you or hate you VBG! I got my first treadle a couple of weeks ago after wanting one for ages, and am expecting my second one the week after Easter. When it rains it pours, right? The first one is a Davis Vertical Feed 2. It was a hoot learning all about it. The one that's coming is a Singer Phoenix. And I feel like I'm spending all my free time prowling Craigslist now. Thanks for Quiltcam. I'm watching on my desktop as my ipad won't pull it in. Hang in there. Thanks.
    linda in OH

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  84. Chin up about the technical difficulties. We appreciate so much that you are willing to give us your time in this way.

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  85. 430 days... that is how long it took me to complete Orca Bay. It is done and I am proud to say I used only stash fabrics except for the back.

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  86. Yes its totally under warranty and the store I got it from is great with returns, so I know they'll replace it or fix it.
    You're right about patchwork being good for the soul. I'm loving seeing your Necchi BTW,lovely colour.

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  87. Watching you tonight on my tablet from the USTREAM site -- cracking up at the non-English commercials. Meanwhile, I'm sewing cornerstones to sashing for a 4-patch stacked posy quilt. I'd like to get them finished tonight as my sister is coming over tomorrow. She wants me to teach her how to quilt -- I've pointed her to your patterns and will let her dig through my pre-cut scraps and stash.

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  88. Yeah I see you! Today I had jury duty and I brought along some hand sewing to keep me busy. It was a small piece for my guild auction and I got the binding done plus the label and hanging sleeve! It made the time fly!

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  89. Bonnie thank you for your time. Please don't let the issues stop you doing what you do. I feel like i have a girlfriend at my home sewing with me.

    Bonnie from north chesterfield, va

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  90. Hexie cutting question answered with the search box. Not on your tutorial. I'm off and cutting bushels now! Many thanks.

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  91. My husband, sitting on the couch, said that what he hears (your machine) sounds like you are shooting a machine gun! No ads from here, quality not quite the usual, but I can hear and see you! (On Google Chrome with Ad-Block) Theresa

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  92. Bonnie - - menopause causes the loss of "nouns" - google it if you can't believe it. Well before Oprah revealed this common symptom, my mom warned me. I don't know what's worse, sounding like a demented person, or night sweats...sigh. I work with some 'youngsters' (twenty-somethings) who try their best to help me find my nouns. I spent two days trying to come up with "initiative" for a report. They offered innovation, invention, intervention...lots of suggestions. I knew what it meant, and could describe it, and I knew it started with an "I". I'm telling you...getting old is tough! But I suppose it's also a privilege.

    I watched for an hour, and then my top spool ran out - - too cranky to find the new spool I just bought, and rethread, so I'm calling it a night. I missed you while you were gone!

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  93. So glad you are home and back at Quilt Cam. Working great here, not fuzzy at all. Sound and all looking good. No ads on my end. Running you through Google browser. You do know that you wil not be able to please everyone all the time. Thank you for all that you do!!!!!

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  94. Bonnie, I am not sure what is going on with your web cam but I have all the ads but not you. Hopefully it will be better next time you are on, maybe Sunday.

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  95. Yep, you're gone again. Catch up with you on Friday.

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  96. Today is a weird day on the internet. Here in MD we are having problems connecting and its going so slow. Now on your web cam it says OFF LINE but I am getting you in different clothes on your treadle machine telling us your are now add free. Guess I will have to catch up with you on Sunday if you do it then. Joyce in MD.

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  97. Hi Bonnie,
    Just a note to say how fun it is to spend time with you via quilt cam. Thanks for taking the time to share with us this way. Sorry that it was such a frustration today. I am sure we all realize that it was Ustreams issue. I especially enjoyed seeing your Necci; and the quilt you had behind you was gorgeous. I am piecing 2 quilts, using one as leaders and enders for the other.

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  98. soo funny Bonnie, in my attempt to reconnect, I am now watching a replay of the infamous commercial free quilt cam from before your trip...hope you dont get billed again! this posted 3-12-13...735 pm pst...

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  99. Dang, we missed it tonite. NOW I think I know why Arlo kept staring at me ALL evening. He was trying to tell me I was missing Quilt Cam......

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    1. Cute, Liz-----perhaps Arlo just wanted another treat? See ya soon!

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