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Thread: Boomerang 8.0 RUBIES Group

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    Foxes ....

    Foxes have overrun many neighborhoods in England, by "neighborhoods" I am not excluding London proper!! My husbands family still lives there and they have a Fox problem. They have two small (tiny) dogs and ... a chicken. I have no idea WHY they have a chicken, it's not for eggs or soup ... it's just something that Hannah (oldest daughter) wanted and therefore got. The chicken has a coop of sorts in the back garden. The coop is a box on the ground with a long "run" made of a wood frame covered with screening (another story about the screening below!!). Nothing that can keep a fox out certainly, so the box has a closeable flap to keep the chicken safe at night. One year we were there Christmas day and as we pulled up we saw a fox run across the street toward their house - broad daylight. We hurried over and checked the yard - no fox. We told the family so they could make sure the dogs were not let out unattended and told Hannah to lock up the chicken. Did she? No. SHE BROUGHT THE CHICKEN IN THE HOUSE!!! Here we are eating Christmas dinner and there is a chicken walking around the house making itself right at home. Really threw me for a loop, and PO'd my husband off to no end that there was a chicken walking around the house - pooping where and when it wanted to poop (note: when Hannah had a baby the following year he put his foot down and told Hannah about all the nasty things a baby can pick up from close proximity to chickens/chicken poop and the chicken mysteriously disappeared, it wasn't a Fox (just a foxy grandpa)). Chickens in the house ... that's just plain wrong.

    The screening. Now this is weird but in England it's rare to find a window that has a screen on it. I know!!! It's not like it's rocket science or anything!! Seriously ... if they want to open their windows - the windows are truely OPEN and if they want their windows open in the evening and they want to have a light on - it's an invitation for every bug in the county to come indoors to live. Hannah had been complaining that they liked the windows open on cool nights but because of the families odd working hours *someone* was always awake so therefore there was always a light on somewhere and the result was flying insects at night. So when Hannah visited us one year we bought a large roll of screening for her to take home (the kids always come with empty luggage), enough to cover all three of the kids bedroom windows and possibly the kitchen (they rarely open the living room widows). You guessed it ... it became the chicken coop. We told Hannah to look for more screening on Ebay!!! They still don't have screens and this was ... 4 years or so ago.
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    hilarious!
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    oh geez... some people just make you shake your head and throw your hands up.
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    Phannie... I'm sending some puppy love your way tomorrow. Anyone can peek at in on my thread link below. Hope it brings a smile to someones special face when they win it in the raffle.


    Sadly, that is the last f8 I have to work on until I receive 3 more (2 from here and 1 from a side swap). I guess I'll make a couple buggie ones for me to keep Dad happy too.
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    memory evades me so possible repost here are a couple blocks I received Aprils and Moonworks. Loved them both. the kitten right now is trying to head butt me with love as I type, glasses going this way and that. he is such a purrbucket. pain in the you know what when I am typing however. I will go find more fabric to work with shortly gotta get my second wind. Made a block blue moon over the fish ladder .. had a tie die sorta fabric and was told to only use white.. lost me then this goofy idea came thinking of a blue moon and then our fish ladders here and well.. if you close one eye and then the other you will get it its in my diamonds folder.
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    So glad that horrible mail monster didn't mangle the block as much as you said it did the envelope. Hope this is girly and frilly and country enough for you


    Elisabrat -- are you a lefty?
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    Hello all!
    I have received more beautiful blocks from CharlotteMarie & Moonwork..thank you both I love them! I will post pictures asap. My mail has been piling up as I just have not been feeling fabulous I have an appointment with my neurosurgeon today to discuss where we go from here....
    Hope you all have a fabulous day!
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    April .. will be thinking of you today. Hope all goes well.
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    Sending my first 2 blocks home today Name:  photo copy.JPG
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    Sorry I've been MIA lately, not any updates. Nothing going out and nothing coming home. My mail box has been so empty, I think it feels lonesome. For all of you that like surprise packages the Secret Santa 2012 just opened for sign up. I love stuffing those boxes and trying to find little things that people want. You might want to check it out. Trying to get my Xmas blocks done for that swap and I really should dust and vacuum so better go do it. Nice looking blocks tlambing.

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