So true, JeanieG; our landline is just so we can fax papers to business or insurance companies. No phone hooked up it it, so when the marketeers or survey persons call, it will ring twice and go to the fax directly. If get too wise that way, I will remove the papers from the tray.
Honchey, do take care. Go to emergency shelters, if they recommend it. Rain continues all around us, but not here.
QuiltE, the turkeys are indeed grown up, the hens each weight more than 15 pounds, and the Toms will all top the scales from 28 to 35 pounds. Pullets are beginning to lay, which means we are getting the tiny little brown eggs... and once in a while a large one. But top for one day has been 7 out of the 23 pullets...mostly its about four eggs a day.
I was at the right place yesterday, to be blessed with fresh tomatoes...FREE...canned 14 quarts today and have a bunch in the refrigerator ... and in the Island sink the latter will ripen there. Also shared the blessings with a couple of families. Beautiful tomatoes. Our roses are still blooming strong, but tonight it is to drop to 25. Had picked up fryers yesterday for 79 cents a pound, so chose three over 6 pounds each that are in the freezer today. Dh is lamenting the freezer will not reduce itself to hold a turkey or two unless I stop buying. They will can just fine.
Everyone please stay safe. They're predicting high winds and 2-4" of rain for us. We're so far inland that I didn't think we'd be affected. It was 82* here yesterday, 75 today and dropping to 40 starting tomorrow. They say about western Pa if you don't like today's weather, wait til tomorrow. I did hear that 4 letter word (snow) as a possibility for Tuesday-yuck!!
Ggal, I tried your 2 quilt idea for PC using horsey prints in one and the rest of the blocks in the other. Didn't have enough to divide that way. I'm still playing around with blocks and how to arrange them. I made some 4" blocks to use as cornerstones in the borders. I liked how the quilt you showed had cornerstones in the borders, really added a lot of interest. Thanks for that suggestion!
Help experienced PCers, my gs wildlife quilt done with a 3 1/2 inch center and three strips (one and half inches wide) sewn like log cabin around them, five blocks across and five down is not square!! its off by an inch in the top to bottom measurement. Never had that happen before. Have put a dark border around them 3 inches wide, can I square up using that three border? It measures the same in the width, so its just in the length that I got off somehow. I did show a photo of it earlier in one of our discussion threads of PC.
Hi QNS...If you are plus 1/2" I would ease in that 1/2"...after it's been quilted you won't noitice it...
I have my lanterns...We've been very lucky..we're 20 miles inland and haven't been flooded in 44 yrs that we're here...Our concern are the trees..My home is surrounded on 3 sides with very tall oaks and depending on the gusts of winds I don't want them landing on the house...I have propane gas for cooking so If we lose electric I can still cook by lantern lite... need to fill up cartons to freeze for a few coolers for milk, etc. If you don't hear from me it's because of no electric/internet. one of you can fill in for me. will stay in touch .
Carriem,,,you have to change your handle to Speedy :)
QNSue...just for clarification...are you measuring the two sides of the length and one side measures 1 inch shorter than the other? Is the quilt supposed to be square? Looking at the size of the strips which would finish at an inch, did one block not get that final strip sewn on? If you do decide to square up with the border, I would suggest adding 1/2 inch to both top and bottom and the eye will be less likely to catch the adjustment. BTW...if you're still coming across new situations when quilting, you're a youngin' ready to learn new stuff. Good luck with the quilt!
The quilt measures 42" on one side down (length), 43" on the other side (length)..its the center of the quilt. I will be adding to sides, top and bottom to complete it. Think I read somewhere to measure from the center out each time; as I am not done adding to sides and top & bottom, maybe I can adjust from center out on top and bottom...thanks everyone for your help.
Have my fingers crossed for you Honchey...may the trees stay upright, and power, if it goes off, comes back on within 6 to 12 hours.
Batten the Hatches!! .. Frankenstorm Sandy is on its way!
It's looking like you, Honchey will get the worse of it. Stay Safe!
With JanRN and myself as possibilities too.
For now, looks like LOTS of rain and winds here ... but probably and hopefully nothing too damaging.
I'm still smiling at the phone memories!
When the old wooden phones were taken out of our home, they were put into our "playhouse" which was an old car garage that was too small for the "modern" cars. It stored the generator on a small trailer, and then we had play area around with a phone at each end for us to play with. Oh how I'd love to have one of those now.
QNSue ... I think your DH has it ... you've really got to stop putting things in the freezer ... or have one big party with the neighbours to eat some of it up! :) Or else ... time for an extra freezer! Lucky you to fall heir to those tomatoes!
Hey Ya'll I'm prayin' for everybody on the EC!