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    What a sweet little sweater that will be!

    I agree, dublb...just hope I can still do it when my house needs to be redone...it's been 11 years...the paint still looks good, so why repaint especially when I still like it!

    Got the binding on the plaid bordered quilt finished. Have 4 gallons of cukes soaking for pickles and a few tomatoes cooking on the stove. Going to freeze the juice and then call it night!
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    SBG, The eyes and nose are embroidered on second? It looks greeeaaat! Do they know if the baby is a boy or a girl?

    dublb, how can there be sooooo much to paint?! It seems like you have been at it long enough to paint three houses. :-)

    Ok, Another quilt finish! And good job with the produce. You are always so busy. :-)

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    Givio, I did the eyes and noses using duplicate stitch. Very easy. Just finished one of the fronts (it’s a cardi), so only one more to go, plus sleeves and the band. I had forgotten how quickly a little baby sweater works up. We won’t know the genders for a couple more months. DD says she would put that sweater on a boy or a girl....
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    givo-in the end it will be 4 houses & a building ( my sewing barn.) You are right about the 3 houses. DD rent house is the only one of those that is done. (She got her whole deposit back! ) THe thing is I have realized that I can only paint for 3 or 4 hours a day. That slows us down by quite a bit. We should get the rooms that are important to DD done by the end of next week. Then back to DM's house to paint the last rooms for her. We still have 2 bathrooms & the den to paint for her. Then we will go back to DD's & paint the stairs & put a second coat on the dinning room. Eventually we will get to my house & my building. We took all of last week off. We did get DD's guest bedroom painted yesterday. Well we need to do the ceiling touch up as the brown that we covered is all over the ceiling. We will do that next Tues. DH & I are going to Midland tomarrow. Sat is the first day for Dove hunting. I am gonna take a bunch of sewing projects to sew in the hotel room. I am doing laundry & packing up my sewing projects today.
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    dublb how do you keep track of what paint you are using where? Have a good hunt!
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    LOL It does get complicated. DM knows which grey & white she wants, DD knows which grey & white she wants & I know which grey & white I want. LOL They are all different grey's & whites. Actually DM has 2 different greys & DD has 2 different greys! It's kinda amazing that we all wanted grey!
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    Grey is the trendy color these days!
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    Did ya'll know that Labor Day is National Dove Hunting day? Well that's what my kids thought. Dove season always starts on Sept 1st. We are headed to Midland to hunt. I got 11 blocks sorted w/the fabrics that I want to make 'em with. They are all in baggies. I am gonna sew in the hotel room.
    We are taking The dog w/us. We were gonna leave her W/DD but DSonIL's Dr released him to go hunting w/us. So we had to cancel a reservation at one hotel & find one that will take the dog. La Quinta is pet friendly. We will always be bringing her w/us now. Gosh that is gonna save us a lotta $.
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    Have fun with your family, Bev. I take it you are not a hunter... I'd rather sew in the hotel room too-- or sightsee!
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    dublb, it will be a treat for you to do a little sewing after all that painting. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    Have fun with your family, Bev. I take it you are not a hunter... I'd rather sew in the hotel room too-- or sightsee!
    I am a dove hunter. But there is usually some down time in the hotel room that DH watches TV & I always like to sew. Sometime there is a lotta down time & sometime there is very little. I like to be prepared for a lotta down time just in case. This time I only got 3 blocks sewn & all the chevrons from the BH mystery into pairs. They are gonna make a neat border since I didn't use 'em in the sashing.
    We had a great trip even though the dove didn't fly very well. We got some errands ran on Sat morning. We acted like we were hunting on Sat evening. Sunday afternoon we had dinner at #2DSis's house. We bought some clay pigeons (they look nothing like pigeons) & practiced before we hunted that evening.
    We went to the Midland storage unit this morning. I had 4 room dividers & DD was talking about buying some. SHe was pleased to get these. We also got some pictures that DD wanted. I also found 2 pin & inks that DMIL had commissioned for DFIL. They are old timey, UnoCal gas stations with "Bigby's"on the sign. I thought they were in the storage unit here in Brady. I have been looking for 'em off & on for 6 months. Now I know there was a reason that they weren't there. LOL We were already packed up so as soon as we closed up the unit we headed home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by givio View Post
    dublb, it will be a treat for you to do a little sewing after all that painting. :-)
    The whole trip was a relief. I had a great time! The li'le sewing I got done was wonderful!
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    So glad you had a good trip, Dublb, My dh has hunted doves and has shot clay pigeons with his Dad on our homestead. Surprised you don't have a Wagner Sprayer to apply the paint with so many areas to do, Dublb. We used on on our CC, Tx., home. Thirteen years here and no painting. We love that.

    SBG., what an adorable sweater for your grandchild! We did not care what gender the grandchild was, it was exciting news and even better when he arrived. Does not seem possible that he was ten this last May. They grow up all too soon.

    AS senior citizens retired, we get to meet a lot of Doctors. I think five of them since the 1st of the month. Found out what was wrong with our hearing and what was wrong with my right ear, but nothing can improve the situation so life will go on. Some female trouble had me greeting more, some testing done, and no word yet or verdict on what is wrong or not. We went out our gate this morning and someone had knocked our mail box down on the ground; some one laid it against the post, so at least, no one ran over it. DH had to buy two belts for his Cub Cadet and worked for two hours without getting it to run. ;Rain is predicted for tonight and tomorrow night with flash flooding in Iowa. Too late to save the corn here, everyone seems to be chopping corn as quickly as they can. Our computer/telephone line installers just cut into a 6" water pipe, so yesterday's dishes cannot be washed.....yet. Hope I have cheered up a few people that can say, gee, I have had a good day after all! Thank goodness, with time, these problems will go away into yesterdays and not happen in the future.

    Then there is that 6" finished block called "fishes" that I have been working on for ?two weeks?? Multiple Y seams. Now I am paper piecing it and still get confused on where those ##&! go. I will win one way or another. File 13 is looking like its a better bet. LOL!

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    Gee, sorry for so many troubles, QNS. Maybe you are just getting them all out of the way so you can have some blessed weeks and months! I hope so.

    We don't care what gender the grandbabies are, either. My DD said she would put that sweater on either a boy or a girl. The one I am going to make for my other grandbaby will also work for a boy or girl... it's ash gray and cream. They were told they couldn't tell genders until about 16 weeks... so that's still a way's off.
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    I am sewing today. DD stayed in Midland so her kids could go to see a Warsaw survivor speak at #2DSis's church tonight. DSonIL told DD that was part of why they homeschool, so that they could change their plans for important things like this. #2DSis did call the church to see if there was gonna be any talk about sexual abuse before DD agreed to take her 11 & 12 yro kids. They have heard some violence but don't need to hear the sexual descriptions yet. Anyway all the painting I have done today is DM's shelves. I got 3 coats on the bottom of 'em. They will be ready to install tomarrow or the next day.
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    Has anyone looked up Jennifer Bowker's shimming triangle quilt pattern on Crafty? I bought and downloaded it today, but it will be a challenge, the fabric will make it or break it. Or that is my thoughts on it. Interested on your take on it. Yep, I am a bit crazy to try it. I would rather try it and fail as to not try it all at.

    Cutest cartoon on face book today was a picture of northern Iowa flooded with two cats under an umbrella, saying "Don't worry, I called Noah and he is picking us up in 10 minutes." Or a church sign that read: "Due to recent rains, we have ordered our Ark, 'cause we Noah a guy." Laughter is good medicine.

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    I had to look up the shimmering triangles pattern, QNS. Wow, that’s a beauty! I love it with the Kaffe Fassett fabrics.

    Cute jokes, too!
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    I too had to look up the JB' Shimmering triangles. Yes QNS colors make or break it. KFasset colors are a yes. I'm thinking you need to use "electric" shades...not just bright ones!

    Thanks for the laughs...water over the road at DS' & DDIL's yet again this morning. The ground is so saturated. And we aren't as bad as folks in central Wisconisn. Heard they were assessing road damage from last week, and had to call a halt because of more rain. Hope they don't get too much from Gordon. Bonnie is it affecting you folks?

    Chopping corn in a couple of weeks is going to be a challenge if this keeps up. Many farmers have 3rd cutting hay to put up as well. A 4th crop looks promising if you got the 3rd crop up.

    A full day today starting with a mammogram at 9:00, funeral dinner at 11:00, banking after that. Then a nap! Going to go sew now. I think I've earned it, almost as much as Dublb has!
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    I put 'Jennifer Bowker's shimming triangle quilt pattern on Crafty' in Google and the 5th item in their search list was QNS's post. lol It was funny to make a Google search and read "QuiltingNinaSue"! That's a dizzy crazy pattern! lol I think it would be effective done in various sorts of fabrics-- some of the pictures show the pattern made with fabrics that are not bright, and they look nice too.

    Did you see in the news the flash flood that took an 11-year-old boy from a culvert into the city sewer system? A rescuer saw the boys fingers poking through a manhole cover in the street, then he was saved. We had some rain here, but not near that much-- and had sun too, with a rainbow today. I saw a rainbow 3 times in the last week.

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    First DM's shelves are ready to be installed. I don't know if DH is feeling up to installing 'em today. He really felt bad yesterday. I think he was running a fever.
    I am going to the Sew & Share today. I will leave at noon. I am also gonna take a Lone Star class tomarrow & Sat. (Like I need another UFO. LOL) I spent most of yesterday gathering fabrics for this class. Most of 'em had already been washed but they needed to be starched & pressed. For the background, I have a bolt of black so I cut 2 yards off of it, washed & pressed it. I am still short 1 fabric so I guess at the Sew & Share today, I will choose another fabric. I will get the pre-cutting done while there also.
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    dublb, Just because you are taking a class and starting a new project, it doesn't mean that it needs to be a UFO! lol C'mon, be positive, make it your present WIP and keep at it until it's done. We will root for your success! :-)
    I'd like to hear all your tips you learn in class, because I have two lone star UFOs. :-p

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    The storm was pretty bad on the Gulf coast where it hit land, but up here, 150 miles inland, we only got a day of constant drizzle. Not even wind, thank goodness. The ground did get saturated, but haven't seen any flooding like they thought we might have. Last night a small tree fell over and took out power in our area, but they got it back on pretty quickly. One casualty of that was our modem. It was plugged into a surge protector, but maybe it wasn't any good any more... When the power came back on, the modem fried. Bummer. But it could have been worse!
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    We are not on the wining side here; too dry for farmers all summer and now we have so much rain, they cannot get into their fields here. No floods, 'cause the ground was too dry. Our ducks are happy critters. Young pullets are beginning to lay. Fresh tomatoes from my dh Beef Master plant. Oh, they taste so good!

    The list of Dr.'s is growing that I have seen or going to see, but my Dr. should tell me the score by the 18th of the month. Then I will decide what I am going to do at that time. Maybe on the 10th I will have time to stop by a couple of quilt shops and see some different fabrics then.

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    OH Sue! We will be praying for ya.
    I had a great time learning the QuiltSmart method of making a Lone Star. I have 1.75 of the 8 diamonds together. Tomarrow we are gonna learn how to sew the background on. She said that we have 2 of 'em done to do that. Yup, I have another UFO.
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    DH & I walked this morning. We haven't walked since the Midland trip. Either we had things to do or DH felt bad. Yesterday he woke up at 1:00 am so he really didn't feel like walking at 7:00am. I am glad we finally walked today.

    DD called & said that Brady was gonna have a first responders parade. It was called at short notice so not very many people went. DD picked me up to go w/'em. She said that she had already told the kids about where she was on 911 & wanted me to tell 'em about where I was when it happened. She had timers set for the time of each event that happened that morning. They stopped & prayed at each moment & then she explained what had happened at each time. We actually missed the timer for the time when the plane crashed in Pennsylvania as our local first responders were passing us at that moment, so she went over that event after we got back to the car. The kids were interested, listening & asking great questions. Then they asked to see some videos. We were headed to get drinks by that time so when we got there DD grabbed her tablet & found a few videos. They were as shocked as we were to see those building fall.

    DD dropped me off at home & they went back to their house to do the rest of their home-school work. DD said that this was gonna be all the history that they were gonna do today. I had a few things to do here then it was lunch time. After lunch I headed to DD's house & we started unpacking boxes & boxes of books. The thing is her DBIL & his family are coming for a visit on Friday. She has to get the upstairs organized. She does have the dividers at the end of the upstairs to create a bedroom. It is a big bedroom measuring about 14' X 18'. The rest of the upstairs is a huge school room & I think it measures 12' X 20'. She has 6 huge bookcases along 1 wall & we filled 'em. There are more boxes of books. I have 2 bookcases in my storage unit here in Brady so I am gonna give those to her. We also organized other boxes of stuff that had been carried upstairs. We got DD's fabric stash & Christmas stuff into the huge closet that is up there. We got all the school stuff moved to the area that she wants it all set up at. It is still a mess but at least we know what area we are gonna work on tomarrow. Oh we did unpack a bunch of DSonIL's electronics & those go in that bedroom as it also gonna be his music/computer room. We will most probably get the bedroom all straight & the air mattress inflated on Thurs.

    At 4 I left, went & got DM & we walked. She is up to 4minutes & 10 seconds of a fast paced walk w/a 5 minute cool down. (When we first started she was doing 3:00 at a medium pace then the 5 minute cool down.) The cool down today included buying some chrysanthemums. She said that she is gonna plant 'em but I don't see that happening. I think DH is gonna have to do that for her.
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