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Post by Lynnet » May 18th, 2020, 5:10 pm

FYI, it is up to the reader where it is submitted, provided it meets the criteria for the collection 8-)

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Post by ColleenMc » May 19th, 2020, 7:46 am

I inserted the small correction in my piece, should be good to go now!

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Post by msfry » May 19th, 2020, 9:53 am

Lynnet wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 5:10 pm
FYI, it is up to the reader where it is submitted, provided it meets the criteria for the collection 8-)
Of course she can. I was merely extending Rita a friendly invitation as I'd love having her love story in my Love Stories Collection #3, coming up shortly. :thumbs:

And you've just informed me via PM that I should not have accepted a 2 part story in this Coffee Break Collection anyway. My bad. :shock:
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Post by msfry » May 19th, 2020, 10:39 am

ColleenMc wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 7:46 am
I inserted the small correction in my piece, should be good to go now!

Colleen
:thumbs:
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Post by RitaBoutros » May 19th, 2020, 11:01 am

Question: You mention you should not have accepted a 2 part story....

This is quoted from the first page: .. Please limit yourself to three submissions (or you can break up one story into 2 or 3 sections).

I broke up one story into two sections. What am I not getting?

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Post by msfry » May 19th, 2020, 11:24 am

RitaBoutros wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 11:01 am
Question: You mention you should not have accepted a 2 part story....

This is quoted from the first page: .. Please limit yourself to three submissions (or you can break up one story into 2 or 3 sections).

I broke up one story into two sections. What am I not getting?
I have just gotten a heads up from Lynne (the BC of many previous Coffee Break Collections) that splitting stories doesn't work here. The whole point of Coffee Break is to present stories short enough to fit into a 15 minute break. You were the first victim of my ignorance. I apologize. I have removed that instruction from the First Post.
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Post by msfry » May 21st, 2020, 7:49 am

Lynne, can you make this project show up in the Coffee Break Collections as in progress?
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Post by msfry » May 21st, 2020, 7:50 am

Thanks, Rita, for submitting The Thousand Quilt to Love Stories 3. I am getting the meta data transferred over now. :D
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Post by Lynnet » May 21st, 2020, 8:29 am

msfry wrote:
May 21st, 2020, 7:49 am
Lynne, can you make this project show up in the Coffee Break Collections as in progress?
I have tried adding it to the group, but am getting the eternally spinning wheel... if it doesn't sort itself out, I will try again later.

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Post by msfry » May 25th, 2020, 6:43 am

Lynnet wrote:
May 21st, 2020, 8:29 am
msfry wrote:
May 21st, 2020, 7:49 am
Lynne, can you make this project show up in the Coffee Break Collections as in progress?
I have tried adding it to the group, but am getting the eternally spinning wheel... if it doesn't sort itself out, I will try again later.
Aha, it's there, but now sandwiched in between 14 and 15??????????????????? Makes one believe in gremlins.
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Post by msfry » May 25th, 2020, 6:46 am

Thanks, Rita. Is there an author?
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Post by RitaBoutros » May 25th, 2020, 7:52 am

The chapter is "Old English Embroidery" from the book Chats on Old Lace and Needlework, by Emily Leigh Lowes

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Post by msfry » May 25th, 2020, 9:52 am

Old English Embroidery is PL OK. I've always associated embroidery with the scene from Gone With The Wind, where the women were gathered around the table waiting for their men to come home from a raid. I understand how a wife or mother, or entire community, could be embroidering for weeks on end waiting for word whether their husbands or sons made it through a battle, or a war. My brother embroidered numerous religious paintings for his church while going through horrendous years of pain waiting for his shattered ankle to heal. Alas, it didn't heal and eventually had to be amputated.

So I guess you haven't found another story on quilting?
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Post by RitaBoutros » May 25th, 2020, 1:36 pm

There is a lovely and very old article from Good Housekeeping on quilts that Colleen was kind enough to give me. I've read it and really like it. Since we may submit more than once, I would like to use that article so that we'll have something about quilts in this collection.

It is interesting and wonderful that many modern men have discovered quilting. As one Gee's Bend quilter said [to paraphrase]: You just forget everything except for the quilt when you're working on it.

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