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    QuiltE, In my experience of growing up and observing the children's era of growing up, the parents did the work for the children in girls scouts and 4-H, thus I did not join either, went through the Brownie/Scouts briefly with kids, but it was still true, parents were doing the work and passing it off as the child's work. So guess its like businesses, it all depends on the management....of home or business or community actions.

    Sorry, Mirabelle, that your faithful companion is feeling his age. Decisions are hard to make to show mercy, if the animal is suffering, its worse; harder to make the necessary decision. Been there and done that.

    Anael, its good that you are quilting again; bright & beautiful, a good reflection of yourself.

    Good echo of a MOTHER or GM, QuiltE.!!

    Where o where is GardenGal?? Time to put a posse together in the virtual RV.

    Going to the virtual RV sounds very good to me right now. Better than putting the sewing room back together!! I sure fell into that trap and did not see it coming, so guess I cannot complain!! Ooooooh, the headaches. Why do men always 'feel' like they need the control even if they know 'nothing'?? Forget what you said in a New York minute?

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    We went to Drumheller yesterday with my son and his three boys. That is dinosaur country. The kids had a blast. I love the badlands. It is so amazing how the countryside changes so quickly. We have the Rocky Mountains about three hours to the west. Drumheller is about 2 hours to the east of us and then we are into the hoo doos. They have a terrific museum there. Then we went to eat at Bernie and the Boys which was featured on the food network show You Gotta Eat Here. That's the Canuck version of Diners Drive Ins and Dives. What a great day we had.

    Anael, I know I'm late, but those pictures of your family were just awesome. It brought back memories of when our twins came home and their big brother's interest in them. Nice wall hanging, love the feature fabric.

    Mirabelle, my heart goes out to you in regards to Sammy. it is so hard. We want to do the best for them and do not want to see them suffer, but yet we don't want to say good bye. I am a terrible softy about animals. Hugs to you.

    Jeanie and QNS, I love that block. How clever of you , QNS, to send the Californian some snow!

    Honchey I am such a curiosity junkie. Can't wait to see who I make and send to for July and it's not even June!

    QuiltE, I am a 4-H er. When I was in it there were only the three catagories...sewing, cooking and livestock. Being a townie, I wasn't able to have a calf, but I did the other two. I was also a Leader for a couple of years til I had my kids . I'm glad I'm not making that block as you said it was to represent your 4-H memories. That is tough. My favourite part of 4-H was the rally . One year I had to model my baby doll PJ's. That was bitter sweet as I was pleased to be chosen and it was one of the few times I got a blue ribbon instead of red, but it was so embarrassing! I can't wait to see what you come up with.

    As for you Cowbells and Carousel block, I will think on it. I'm guessing the theme is to represent rural fairs combining the livestock and carnival aspects. I really like both fabrics.

    We are going down to be with our other son and his family for a few days as my DIL is still doctoring in Medicine Hat. I will be so glad for her sake when they are done with her. She is a trooper, but I know she wants to be finished with all the driving back and forth and the worry. It seems there's always something.

    Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

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    Thank you and QNS, your comment made me smile You know me well!
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    Speaking of posses ... time to send one out for JanRN too!

    Anael
    ... you have your reprieve til tomorrow! Be on their doorstep when they open!!

    JanieW ... The museum is VERY impressive! I was there a few years ago as the coordinator for a bus tour of Jersey farmers from around the world, as a post-tour for the World Congress. Can you say, blown away with its awesomeness? I can only imagine how the kids would be enthralled with it. I think about your DDIL often and pray for her continued progress. It's been a long haul for all of you. It would be so nice if they could feel their life was somewhat back to "normal".

    Yes, everyone, please think hard on that Cowbells and Carousels block ... I stood and looked long and hard at the material this morning for quite awhile, hoping inspiration would come. I see possibilities for that large print fabric though I would need more. Would make for an interesting OBW!!

    MiraB .. you asked about the selvedge info ... nada! I didn't even get a smidge on either of the fabrics.
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    QuiltE, what about paper piece a cow or other farm animal with that floral fabric,with the polka dot background then put either a thin red or black border and then make a pinwheel border around the cow to represent the rides at the fair?? I just thought of a wall hanging I did for my cousin who loves pigs and chose pretty pink florals for the pigs and it looked kind of cute.

    Thanks for your well wishes for our DDIL. We really need this to be done. She has this appt and then another one early June and then we should know if more surgery is required.

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    QuiltE, tomorrow they're closed too
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    Poor Sammy-a faithful companion is an important part of our lives. You've given him a pretty brown and pink throw to snuggle under, mirabelle.

    Attic windows, precise mitered corners, Anael. Some cheat and put a HST square in the corner--not you

    Janie, you green blooded girl, I can imagine your mixed emotions regarding a blue ribbon pair of baby doll's and modeling them no less!! That was a lot of skin to be showing!!! My grands would love a trip like you took with yours--I should check with DH it might be a good day to take kids to Cabella's tomorrow. I like your block idea!

    RE: parents doing kids work. This was always a pet peeve of mine as a member, leader, and judge. But you only get out of something what you put into it. My folks only showed us what to do--they didn't have the time to do anything else. As a parent/ leader/ member we all knew who did their own projects and those were respected and admired for it. 4-H isn't just about making things. As a 16 yo my Jr leadership project was to establish a dairy judging team for our county. I contacted a well known dairy farmer/judge to be our adult adviser--he accepted. I organized and led practice workshops; set up on-farm visits to other dairies; coordinated with county 4-H agents as to contests. Final say as to who was going to be on the 4 person team was the adviser. I participated in the state dairy judging contest for 3 years. The last year I placed 1st in just one of the breed classes--Adviser was tickled as it was a Brown Swiss class--the kind of cows he had! The team organization continued for several years after I finished my 4-H years and then disbanded.
    When our DD was 16--guess what? She revitalized the team. She also led club workshops to teach youngsters art principles and elements of design. Many members created a "dream room" from what they learned through out the year as a fair exhibit. These were the two career paths she was torn with as a HS senior. She chose the former--and has used the latter in creating a beautiful home making wise consumer decisions.

    We cancelled our trip today-heavy rain forecast in the direction we would be going-not up to a 3 hour rainy drive.
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    Lots to catch up on. Somehow I didn't have some of the "pages" when I was checking out this thread. I love the block QNS made for Jeanie; I love 2 color, high contrast blocks. That's why your block was so hard for me to make QE--I kept wanting to throw a "zinger" color in there with the pastels. And Anael, love those fussy cut attic window-beautiful colors.

    So sorry about Sammy-he's beautiful and his eyes make you want to pet him. Just love him, Mirab, and remember that final act of love is the most difficult to carry out. I'm making this journey right now with Patches. He still has 3 or 4 good days out 7 so we're doing the best we can for him. And yes, QE, he gets his favorite treat: $9.00/lb baby swiss cheese!

    I told you all that I got a new car--very pretty white Pearl finish Equinox. Well, I came home from work Friday and parked out front like I've done for the 30 years I've lived here. A short time later a large truck (empty car carrier) came down my street and ripped a Comcast cable wire from the telephone pole. It sprung around and hit my car. The wire damaged the hood, front fender, passenger side mirror, both passenger side doors, rear quarter panel and roof!!!! The truck didn't stop, he may not even know he did it but it is legal for trucks to use our street though very few do. It was the "bleeping" Comcast wire that was hanging too low! Do you think they'll take responsibility? Who am I kidding. And MrJanRn just raised our insurance deductibles to $1000. Body shop guy thinks they may have to strip the finish from that side in spots and repaint. I'm so pi**ed!!! Oh well, it's only a car. Welcome to Jan's World LOL.
    Anxious to get into the Bat Cave and get some more MB's done. Can't wait to see who's next. Have a good one ladies!!
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    So good to hear of your wonderful memories, QuiltE and OksewGlad with your 4-H groups. You made it worthwhile and learned from it, and have taught others what you have learned. Yes, you get out of it what you want too if you apply yourself. Same is true for school learning. We teach the masses, but not everyone in the mass wants to learn, and parents just want to blame the teacher too often. (Then tell you they cannot control the child any longer.) Very happy we are not in that field anymore; most staff members just want to fight one another instead of being united in teaching the child for the child's sake. Its all about the child, not the merit pay for the teacher or pennies saved by the school board or legislature. The child's time is NOW, not in the far distant future....time flys by, the child grows up all too quickly. I applaud parents and sponsors and teachers who take the time for each child now. They are the ones who reap the rewards with the child; the child's smile is priceless. Or that light in their eyes when they understand and grasp what you are teaching them...priceless.

    Not too different from when we grasp a new quilting idea; and then go "Ooooh!" Why didn't I think of that!!. Yep, we can still have those perfect moments at any age.

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    Sorry about your car, JanRN. That really hurts when the car is new, and an accident happens. It was just that: an accident. Wrong place at wrong time. Good news is that no one was in the car at the time it happened.

    Dh got his new pickup and we went to the stables in CC for a load of horse sh@!; the loader spun around and knocked his back glass window out! That was a smelly wind blowing trip home. We had to take quick showers and wash out the truck bed. LOL!!

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    Regarding 4-H ribbons, I misspoke. In Canukistan ,red is first and 2nd is blue. I usually got blues, but my baby doll PJ garnered me a rare red. The joke was on me as I wasn't expecting that when I chose to make baby dolls.

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    Good Evening, Everyone!

    JanieW ... Thanks, but do you have a good cow pattern? I just have the big one from my PC, and a friend is going to use it, so if I do a cow, I have to go different. Challenge will be to get enough contrast between this floral and the background fabric. I'm sure many will take off parts and applique. I'm not in love with applique enough to do so. Fingers crossed for your DDIL.

    Anael ... Excuses! ...... did you find any border fabric hiding in your stash?

    OKSGlad ... and Cabella's is? What a great family story about 4-H and the Judging Team. Next thing will be the 3rd generation will be heading it up! Judging teams here are pretty competitive. They first have to compete in the county, then onwards to Tegionals and the Royal. A select team goes to Madison for the FFA competition there. So sorry the rain cancelled your memorial trip today ... hopefully another day soon.

    JanRN ... OMG about your new car. Yes, it's only a car and thankfully you were no where near to be injured. However it's still your baby and you were proud of your Ynew wheels. Do you know the truck company? Any witnesses? You should go after them to pay. I'm proud of your Cheese TLC for Patches!

    QNSue ... Well Said ... "Yep, we can still have those perfect moments at any age." Oh So True!!!

    JanieW ... *gasp* Are the Americans infiltrating your mind with red/blue swapping going on? good laugh for the end of the night, about your Baby Dolls. Perhaps the others made sure you got the red, just so you could have the "honour"!!! When we had our joint Achievement Days, EVERYONE had to model whatever they made (if it was a sewing club). Thankfully, I never took the Pyjama Club!!!!
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    Hi, I just sent out the MB list for July, August & september... sorry about being so brief...I don't have any room left on the page and the names were running together...I had to be extra careful that I didn't mix up the names.. I also had to type in the email addys as I'm using an old computer that didn't have them in my contact list...

    I'm going to visit my sister tomorrow and will be there for several days...coming home on Thursday...I won't be seeing her for awhile after that.. working in June & July....

    My thoughts are with you Jan & Mirabelle...love your furbabies...keep 'em comfortable....

    I'm getting back into the groove...did some sewing today....finished my June MB...now to think about the MB for July...

    I'll be away when my block comes...I think???

    It's late so goodnite all....

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    Thank you everyone for your kind words, Sammy went to puppy heaven this morning, DH and I are a mess so will chat to you all later
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    Tough day, Karen. Been there, done that and it still is tough to remember our good farm dog, Taffy.

    Honchey--email arrived. Thanks.

    Sorry about the car, Jan. Bummer.

    Anyone heard from dublb?

    Cabelas is a outdoor retail chain--have wildlife vignettes set up around their stores as well as fish exhibits. Kids love to go there--about an hour away from home.
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    Oh Karen, I'm so sorry. (((((HUGS)))))
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    Mirabelle, I am so sorry about Sammy! It is heart breaking to lose a pet!
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    I've read every post Lots of information here!

    Update on the twins: they had a great time at home. They slept like they've always been there. Mom and Dad didn't though as the alarm went off every half hour. There's no difference in signals between 'attention' and 'emergency' so they hardly slept.
    When I arrived yesterday early evening Isa just had thrown up, my DS was the target this time. He had to change everything except his socks
    Mick was acting like a big brother, kissing and cuddling, handing bottles and diapers.
    Bram is going to the UMC Groningen within half an hour. My DS and DDIL are going too, my DDIL is riding with him in the ambulance. I hope to hear from them tonight.

    The sun is shining, now I have to decide what to do Outside or quilting.....decisions, decisions LOL
    I'm taking my killer kitty to the vet today, manicure, Weight Watchers and discussing her condition. She's not using the litter box lately, using the rug in the living room She's on special dry food so that can't be the problem. Since last summer she lost weight and isn't gaining it back on. She's not that old, will turn 13 in July.
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    I'm so sorry, Mirab. Lots of hugs coming your way.
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    Karen--very sad to hear about Sammy. Good that DH is there with you.

    OK--Dublb went on a retreat for 10 days in KY (I think)...the retreat itself isn't 10 days, but that includes drive time both ways. Her DH had her leave her laptop home so he could work on it.

    Cabella's sells fishing stuff, hunting stuff, clothing, etc, etc. It is like Bass Pro Shops (if you have heard of that).

    Anael--good to hear the twins had a nice time at home. Hope they get to the point where they can stay there soon.

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    Group {[(hug}]) for Mirabelle's loss of faithful friend, Sammy. He's probably yipping it up in puppy heaven about what a good home he had.

    Anael, sounds like the home pass for the twins was a good one; may there be more and more until they get to stay full time at home.

    Honchey, got your email; now to plan and do the blocks. Sewing room is coming together, but need another half room to load dh's stuff back in there with mine. Don't have all of mine back in, and he's already nipping at my heels, about how much space is for him. Poor idea. Bad idea. Better to allow one project at a time....in my humble opinion or he will 'take over' again. Sigh.

    Yes, we are missing Dublb and GardenGal. Everyone East and North of us, starting building your Ark. Rains continuing, will bring creeks and rivers out....out to new records, so bring all livestock up from flooding lands. The ducks love it. Lord love the ducks, but move the wet stuff onward, please...we have enough!!

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    Thanks for the info on missing Bev.

    From lands East and North of QNS--looks like rain every day this week. "Wonderful" says the disgruntled farmer. Lucky for his wife she can quilt!! Not sure if I want him to join me--it's "my" peace and quiet.

    Picked up Saturday's mail late yesterday--yeah my beautiful blue block arrived!! Now where's my camera. I've got the cord, DD. Want to share? Thanks so much Jeanie.
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    Honchey ... thanks for the earlybird notice thru to September! Take care of yourself, and don't work too hard in June and July. Hope you can drop by at times!

    MiraB ... {{{HUGS}}} to you and MrMiraB. A tough day as you bid farewell to your faithful companion.



    OKSGlad
    ... Sounds like Cabelas would be a fun getaway for the OKGrands with their OKGrands! Are you getting excited about your trip? Starting to gather things together?

    Anael ... So glad that all went so well with the SewGrands home!!!!! Good luck with KK today.

    QNSue ... What are you going to do with the empty room? Sounds like it makes sense to send DH back ... and get yourself your OWN machine! You know what will happen ... whenever YOU want to use it, HE will also want to use. it. Separate rooms. Yes!
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