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Thread: The FWS Pony Club Quilt-Along Wk 29 Minnesota & Maud's Album Quilt Photo Page

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    Oh Bev, that is wonderful that your son is such a hard worker. Now a days, kids just don't want to work, they all just sit around with their cell phones reading their text messages. I think I was a strict mother too. When I married my second husband he had four kids, and I had two. They had chores every day, which rotated weekly. They all learned how to clean everything. I checked each day when I came home from work, and their chores had better be done!
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    I was known by my son's friends as the "strict mom". DH & I worked full-time and like Jeanie, I had chores for him to do when he got home from school. He knew to have the table set and the salad started. He complained then but he appreciates it now; DIL really appreciates it since he cooks, does laundry, etc. He learned because he had to. He's less strict with his kids, they do some chores but definitely spend too much time on computer or video games. My job is to keep my mouth shut LOL and let him do the parenting his way.
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    I too am one of the "strict moms"...making my kids do chores and not letting them go here or there all the time. It is especially "bad" that I don't let them talk on the phone, play the computer or watch tv whenever they want. My 14 yo dd thinks things around here are worse than her younger brother (12) and sister (10). Praying that one day they appreciate it like some of your children who are grown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN View Post
    I was known by my son's friends as the "strict mom". DH & I worked full-time and like Jeanie, I had chores for him to do when he got home from school. He knew to have the table set and the salad started. He complained then but he appreciates it now; DIL really appreciates it since he cooks, does laundry, etc. He learned because he had to. He's less strict with his kids, they do some chores but definitely spend too much time on computer or video games. My job is to keep my mouth shut LOL and let him do the parenting his way.
    Your right! It is time for our children ta raise their kids their way. Our job is ta be the Grandparents. A much better job!
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    I too am one of the "strict moms"...making my kids do chores and not letting them go here or there all the time. It is especially "bad" that I don't let them talk on the phone, play the computer or watch tv whenever they want. My 14 yo dd thinks things around here are worse than her younger brother (12) and sister (10). Praying that one day they appreciate it like some of your children who are grown.
    Maybe not at first but after a while. 27 yr old Son decided that we were pretty smart about the time he was 24.
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    Yes Bev, when our daughter was about 25 she said one day "why didn't I ever listen to you"! Made my day!!! But they all have to learn for themselves, unfortunately. They just don't believe that we were "ever there and done that"!
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    Dublb, thanks for pointing me in the direction of this thread. I know you love your blocks and this thread. Now I see why.....did I mention I have to go back to page one and read now.....I'm hooked.
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    Carriem...parents are meant to be loving guides not best friends. Not an easy role when you feel rejected and misunderstood by your own children and they know all of the buttons to push. If you an your husband are a united front, they may not like the boundaries but they will respect them and like the others have said, they will thank you someday. BTW...keep praying. My day came when my DS and DIL took their kids out of public school and home schooled them for several years. Before that they had been very vocal about my DS not graduating from HS even though he had been acceptd into college where they met.

    And Dubib, I also agree that grandparents have it really the best. They just have to love all of the generations but let the youngest ones know that their DM and DD are the ones that call the shots. I think that does a lot for the middle generation so far as their confidence in their parenting.

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    Hey Debbie!!! There are alot o' these threads! 2 a week since the beginning o' the year. If ya want I will send ya links ta all o' 'em! These threads are the ones that got me typin' in my TX Drawl. (Thanks Ya'll!) I could just send ya the picture threads. I'd love ya ta come along on this trail w/us. I'm behind by about half! I haven't made any blocks since I bought the house in Brady!
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    Hey ya'll Debbie is the one that I"m goin' ta the retreat with in Sept.
    Debbie several o' these gals are goin' on a retreat the same weekend we will be in Van Alstine. Way too cool, huh?
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    I'm goin ta Brady in th'mornin'. So I guess after I check few things I'll go ta bed.
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    Here are my blocks for Week 29 - better late than never!
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    I know that it has been said before but, it is amazing how different these blocks look w/different colors! Your's are no exception, Jeanie, just beautiful!
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    Oh, Jeanie, your blocks are beautiful. I love the colors that you've used. Glad you posted the now. My Tuesday morning coffee can always use some eye candy!

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    You are reallly on a roll, Jeanie. Great blocks as usual. I really love the fabric in Minnesota--and your horses look great , too.
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    Jeanie--great blocks...that yellow does "pop" and pulls the bit of yellow out of the other fabric.

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    Jeanie, what startling contrast in the MN block. Reminds me of fingerlings darting in a cold stream.
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    Maud's Album...
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    Love the purple in this one! A wonderful companion to the pretty print you've used.
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    Yes I liked the purple too...it is not KT, but matched color wise. It was funny at the retreat Lois (Lynne's friend and quilt piecer) was look at my blocks and right away pointed out a couple that weren't KT. I said "I know, but I really wanted that color (the light teal I am using as accent) and there weren't enough purples to choose from so had to add a little non-KT." She was just giving me a hard time...very nice lady!!

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    Most people would not know what was KT or not (me!!!) I just like what I like, and don't follow designers! Your quilt will be beautiful!
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    I am not a big follower of "designers" either Jeanie, and only buy what I really like. But after a while I got to noticing certain fabrics I liked and lo and behold they were by a certain designers. Designers seem to have "signature" tendencies when they produce fabrics.
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    I am not a big "follower" of just one designer either. Like OK I just sometimes tend to like stuff made by the same person. The lady who pointed out the non-KT fabrics didn't really care...since she sews the quilts for the designer she *knows* whats what.

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    Carrie what a wonderful block. Your friend was so funny w/her comment. LOL I'm still laughin'.
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    And more thought provoking discussions since I was last by this way.

    It takes me back to thinking ... the more things change, the more they remain the same.

    Yes, we have an easier life in some ways ... though with all the modern conveniences we have added on extra work to be done and the press of doing it sometimes takes away the easier life ... and the desire to return to the simpler life. Simpler? all the hard work, physical toil, meagre subsistence ..... and then we look at today. More of the same, just different!


    I was smiling at the blue jean discussion .... Raised on the farm, we never had jeans ... we wore our old clothes and just kept moving them down levels from Sunday best, then not, then to school, then only around home, then to the barn etc. Dad had denim overalls, but never us!

    I bought my first pair pf biue jeans after I started working, when the 70s style was with the buttons for the fly front. My Mom was appalled that I had spent good money on them and that I was wearing them away from home!!! For school, it was always dresses, and in my final year of high school, the school finally allowed slacks to school, but they had to be dressed up pant suits! And now ... guess what, I just realized recently I haven;t had a pair of blue jeans in over eight years! Coloured denims and black cottons, but no blue jean denims in my closet at all! How times change ... and change!

    Dad always wore a suit when he left the farm! He'd have his Sunday best one for "good", but then when a new suit was bought the old became the one he'd wear to town. In the summer, with a sports shirt open at the neck.

    Mom always wore dresses for years, then gradually started wearing pants around home and away, as she felt it was appropriate. Definitely, NEVER pants to church, weddings or funerals!

    I'm so happy for all of you to have families now ... close and extended.
    ENJOY them all you can ... and yup, Grands, look the other way and let the kids to the rearing, and you do your job of spoiling the Grands!!
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    This has really been interesting to read, like a lot of you, our kids had chore to do. I didn't work away from home then, but I did a lot of the field work, while my DH worked in town. At that time we did a lot of cultivating corn and beans and I did the just a lot of everything on the farm. The boys and I would bale hay because it was always ready to bale late in the afternoon after DH went to work. Also had a lot of sheep to raise and some cattle.

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    I'm glad that I made the Maude block, one of my grandmothers name.

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