by camylow 08 May 2015

Good morning Cuties...I am very pleased today. a couple of weeks ago my DH went to Guatemala...when he was gone I had a guy come over and cut down 2 trees that were splitting and leaning towards the house...He was going to charge me $500.00 which was reasonable...they were big and there were buildings around...anyway he asked me about quilting and photo quilts...He wanted one for his Mother's Birthday...so he said maybe would could work out a deal...good for me...anyway he bought the material...did all the photo fabric pictures..all i had to do was sew and quilt (some embroidery....Today he picked it up and was pleased with it...said he was happy to call it an even swap...Thank goodness...i embroidered 8 designs that took 50 minutes to do...i think it was an even swap...I also got the remaining fabric...

SO HERE IS MY VERY FIRST PHOTO QUILT/WALL HANGING...hopefully she isn't on here...lol...

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by Smokey12 23 May 2015

You made a great trade. Your work on the quilt is beautiful.

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camylow by camylow 24 May 2015

THANK YOU

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by lbrow 23 May 2015

Deanna I just looked at your quilt and it looks great!. You did a fantastic job on it and that was a great trade. Hugs /Lillian

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camylow by camylow 24 May 2015

THANKS. ITS ACTUALLY A LARGE WALL HANGING FOR HER ROOM

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by dollygk 09 May 2015

You got a REALLY good deal!!! My sister had to pay $1,500 for one full grown tree!!!

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camylow by camylow 11 May 2015

ooooh...He was cutting my trees from asplandh and i just happened to ask if he knew anyone that cut trees...he did it on the side...

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by pennifold 09 May 2015

Well done Deanna. The quilt has turned out beautifully. We've just had massive storms up here in Newcastle and the Tree loppers are in great demand! It was a great barter - but I think you got the better deal. Love Chris

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by greysewist Moderator 09 May 2015

The wallhanging looks fantastic and I think it was a great deal. It would be more likely $5000 to have the trees cut down here -including them being insured etc.

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camylow by camylow 09 May 2015

oooh...that is awful highway robbery....where are you living?

pennifold by pennifold 09 May 2015

Marianne lives in Melbourne, Victoria Deanna. She is a lovely woman. I've met her! Love Chris

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by babash 08 May 2015

Beautiful job and a great deal as well.

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camylow by camylow 09 May 2015

thank you

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by Patricia109 08 May 2015

Well done, bartering where both feel they had the best of the deal is the way to go!!

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camylow by camylow 09 May 2015

I think more of the worl needs to barter.

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by laffma1 08 May 2015

Great bartering deal!!!! I think made out best on this swap - good for you!! Lovely quilt, I'm sure his mother will be quite surprised and touched by your efforts in her honor.

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camylow by camylow 08 May 2015

Thanks and I hope so.

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by cfidl 08 May 2015

Wow! It is great! You must be pleased.

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camylow by camylow 08 May 2015

I am pleased with not having to pay money out. my time doesn't really cost me that much...I enjoy doing crafts. I kept worrying that 1 tree would fall on the house while my grand daughter was here.

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by clintonmiss22 08 May 2015

You did a lovely job on the quilt. That was a lot of quilting. I'd say you both got good deals. Good that everyone is happy! My sister just paid $4000 to have a huge oak tree taken down close to their house and the guy got to keep the wood.

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camylow by camylow 08 May 2015

Owwww. i actually asked the secretary at our church if she knew of anyone that needed wood. one of the guys came out and actually cleaned up the wooded area in the corner pof our property. there were a few smaller trees down. He then helped cut, load. rake, burn. and clean up the area after they were done. struck a GREAT DEAL there...free labor.

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by dee 08 May 2015

Great job. A very good swap Thanks for sharing

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camylow by camylow 08 May 2015

a great swap...i think i came out ahead. those were some very big bad trees.

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by aleene 08 May 2015

You did a beautiful job.

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camylow by camylow 08 May 2015

thanks

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by dragonflyer 08 May 2015

Great job...and great deal for both of you! Did you quilt this on a long arm or ??

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camylow by camylow 08 May 2015

I haven't used my long arm for a couple of years. my stitch regulator is off. my friend had to come over and get it realigned for me...and help fix my boo-boos

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by crafter2243 Moderator 08 May 2015

Good deal and a lovely quilt. Everybody is happy.

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camylow by camylow 08 May 2015

I sure am.

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by 02kar Moderator 08 May 2015

It is a great day for you and for him. You did a beautiful job and he has an extra special gift for his mom. I think it is a very good deal for you both.

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by jrob Moderator 08 May 2015

It's awesome! Hey, if everybody is happy it's a GREAT deal for you both.

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camylow by camylow 08 May 2015

I soooo agree. we had an emergency come up and couldn't afford to have to pay out right this minute.

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by sebsews 08 May 2015

good deal and good job by both!

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camylow by camylow 08 May 2015

THANKS

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by airyfairy 08 May 2015

Beautiful quilt. I think that he is the lucky one. His mum is going to be delighted

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camylow by camylow 08 May 2015

Its really a large wall hanging. I hope she does. the man must care extremely a lot for her. i would be shocked to get something from my son like this.

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by marianb 08 May 2015

You both were winners in this business transaction. His mother will be very happy to receive it. Marian

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camylow by camylow 08 May 2015

I totally agree on the winning part.

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by grandmamek 08 May 2015

What a great deal for you. The photo quilt you made is lovely. I know his Mother will enjoy it.

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camylow by camylow 08 May 2015

I hope so...reason why i don't do this for a buisiness..i stress at too much...hehe

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by marfa 08 May 2015

lovely!

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camylow by camylow 08 May 2015

thank ypu

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by Nicky602 08 May 2015

WOW!!! Well Done. Looks lovely.

Lotsa Love
Nicky

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camylow by camylow 08 May 2015

thank you...i am more pleased by not having to pay money out right now.

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by camylow 08 May 2015

guess it would of helped to submit the photo the first time...

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mops by mops 08 May 2015

Looks beautiful!
You could have edited the post. Just click on the arrow next to add comment and add the picture. Easy when you know how.

camylow by camylow 08 May 2015

OM GOODNESS...THANK YOU...learn something everyday...

chenille by chenille 09 May 2015

This is very impressive! I have not seen many photo quilts but this takes the cake!!
Hugs, Nadyne

clawton by clawton 10 May 2015

Beautiful!

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