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    Just kidding about the pain killers, I loathe taking pills of any kind. I have been resting the shoulder and not doing much, did get another quilt back from my LA'er, haven't shared it yet as I still have to sew the binding on. Will try and do that tonight. It is a mini Dresden made from some pink jelly rolls I had. Pics to come I promise. I only have Marjen of Error to quilt and I am caught up on ufo's yay I tend to start a lot and when it starts to overwhelm me I go into finish it crazy girl mode Now it is time to make Chicken and Noddle Soup for lunch, have a great day everyone
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    Chicken and Noodle soup, geeze the hands don't want to work today (or the brain)
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    I'm seeing alot of exceptional blocks the last few days and I wonder where their names are???

    That pie recipe has me intrigued... I'm wondering if I added some toffee bits would they soften up to be like a gooey caramel?? that would certainly be up my alley & make my day... I want to try to make some Divinity...a local shop in town makes it along with all flavors of fudge....they don't put enough pecans in the Divinity to suit me....
    Has anyone noticed that nothing keeps Miraelle down for long... The wheels are already turning for new projects!!!
    I wish I had half the energy of you gals here..you get sooo much done!!!...
    Almost time for dessert...I'm thinking the new flavor from Friendlys, Mango, will do it for me... off to the freezer!!!!

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    I've slowly been researching the Pony Club children. I had great fun the weekend before last talking to the daughter of the cute little boy, Billy Siskin on pages 16-17. Billy's daughter is named Barbara and she told me that she and another relative were just looking over some family pictures and noticed a picture of a pony, but didn't know anything about it. She was so happy to be able to read her father's letter and learn the story behind the pony. Barbara told me that he was a great husband and father and worked as a salesman and loved golfing. He sadly died of a heart attack at the age of 42 at his favorite place--the golf course when Barbara was only 17 years old. The conversation made a great Father's Day for the both of us.

    I have a question for you all. My pain is back in full force (I had to stop taking the pain last medication I was given) and I was wondering if anyone has tried accupuncture? A nurse recommended it, but it sounds pretty strange to me.

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    I worked on _________'s block yesterday & am not happy w/it. I'm not sure if I'm gonna make another one or do another black line applique as another fix. Humph. I did it in 2 sm places & am thinkin' o' balancin' it out.
    I babysat my DGSon taday. I took him ta the park. We had a lotta fun but about the time I was ready ta go he climbed up on the bench o' the picnic table & fell head first onta the concrete. He's fine but it took my heart away!! I just wasn't fast enough. After I knew he didn't have a concussion & there wasn't anything broken I decided that the last memory o' the park didn't need ta be a hurt head so we walked around for about 45min.s more. He doesn't really play on things, he likes ta explore. He did hold my hand more than before the fall. I guess he just needed my comfort. Life can be so hard at 19 months.

    Hey Anne it's so good ta see ya. My DD had bursitis once. LOL I guess she suffers from it still but I mostly hear about the fibromyalgia. The bursitis bothered her while she was in collage. I do know how bad it hurt her so my prayers are w/ya.
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    While I was takin' PT for my back they did "dry needlin' ". They put needles in my back muscles & hooked electrodes ta em. It made my muscles spasm & relax more. The more they relaxed the less I hurt. I'm not sure if acupuncture does the same thing but I was willin' ta try anything short o' surgery. Eventually I had an epidural that put Kenelogg inta my disk. Well that was what worked for me. I had it again this last May. 2 years & 3 months apart. I'll do it again every time I need it. I sure hope ya find what works for ya. Chronic pain can ruin your quality o' life. My prayers are w/ya.
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    Laurie--thanks for sharing the story about Billy. I haven't had acupuncture, but like Bev have had "dry needling" with good results on my neck, shoulders and back. Last time I was there he worked on my elbow too and it gave me some relief there as well.

    Bev--that would be scary watching a little one fall of a picnic table. Glad he was ok.

    Honchey--divinity sounds good...it has been years since I've had it.

    Jan--great block from GrannyQ! Your quilt is going to be very nice.

    QE--a friend of mine who does FMQ also recommends the silicone spray. Other suggestion (like Anael said) would be to get your machine on a larger flat surface if possible.

    Chiro got things all back in place...two spots out that could affect my shoulder as well as my shoulder itself. I opted to rest it today and will go to the clubhouse tomorrow and get some quilting done...probably less actual quilting and more just piecing.

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    JanRN what a beautiful block from GrannyQ, your MB's look great together..and I really like that background fabric.

    Bev so glad that DGS is ok, it is very frightening when small ones take a fall.

    Laurie I loved reading about your research, what a pleasure to speak to the daughter of one of the Pony recipients. I have not personally tried acupuncture but I have had some friends who have and they say it was the best thing for pain relief. Hope you find what works for you and relief from pain.

    I played a little with pretty fabric today and made my first Sylvia block. I think I will just place them randomly as most blocks have more than one colour. The background fabric is not a true white but not cream either, it has white flowers on it and I think will work for this quilt. Let me know what you think. I am going to put the final borders on Animal Flowers now, no more playing
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    Karen--great start on Sylvia. The white tone-on-tone is a good choice...do you have enough for the whole quilt or will you use different ones throughout?

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    Carriem I have enough of this fabric so will use the same background fabric, I really like having one constant throughout a quilt..
    Karen

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    YEAHHH Mirabelle, your first Sylvia block! It came out great! You're working in the order they appear in the book?
    I like your background fabric!

    Laurie, I tried acupuncture a long time ago but because I already had surgery I was told it probably wouldn't work and it didn't. You can always give it a try!

    Jan, another beautiful block!
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    yeah one down and sixteen gazillion to go
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    only 139 to go You'll have them finished in no time
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    At this point I will work in the order they are in, just as we did for the FWS and Pony Club quilts. Only 139 to go, mmmm, don't know how long this one will take. Like I said I am easily distracted, so many new quilts to make so many old ones to finish. All my ufo's are almost finished and all I have in my project boxes are wip's which are a long way off finishing, so what's one more right

    Next time you visit with the twins please be sure to give them and Mick an extra hug from me, I miss the updates on them but it is so good to know they are doing so well..
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    Why do you think it took me 2 years to finish the first Sylvia? I'm like you, lots of WIP's but not as many finishes as you have!

    I will give them an extra hug from you. There's not that much to tell, the doctors still didn't decide on Bram's surgery, my DS doesn't want to talk to me about it so I keep quiet. Mick is doing ok, I talked to him on the phone yesterday and he asked me when we go shopping again together. So I have a date on Saturday

    I'm waiting for a bike to arrive. I don't know if I'm able to ride but I"m going to try again. I hate sitting in my car or at home with no alternative. I've tried before and it failed. After riding a bike I couldn't walk so that can be the same problem now. Let's wait and see.

    OH OH my killer kitty is in attack mode LOL The blackbird is stealing her food again and she's sneaking upon him.
    Looks like it's no dead bird today
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    QuiltE...it would be a blast to have a IRL quilting bee! Jan's blocks are airing out. Don't have a plan just yet. Congratulations on your "real" quilt. I've also heard that spray recommended and there is a thing called slider that some have found helpful.
    Anael...love your outdoor getaway. You've done so much with so little. Thanks for posting your blocks too. It's nice to see how we occupy ourselves when we don't have a common project going.
    QNS...thanks for the pics of your garden. Even with the tire gardens it has to be a lot of work but it is beautiful. Are you still resting? Hope you get your tables figured out and your sewing room like you want it.
    Carrie...your DH's friend will certainly enjoy the quilt. What is your next project?
    Honchey...so good to hear from your. I can't imagine your pain and not being able to walk. I hope something can be done for a permenant fix other than taking your feet off. Nice that your sister is helping you and deep cleaning is progressing.
    Merciland...what fun to meet descendants of the PC boys and girls. Is there another quilt in the making?
    Mirabelle...good news from the Dr and bad news from the Dr. How is your DS doing? Is he a good patient? I see how sewing quilts consumes you so I'm sure you will find a way to keep at it while your shoulder rests. Sylvia has some appliqué blocks too so you could do them by hand.
    GrannyQ....what a beautiful block for Jan. Hope things are going well with your DH's treatments. Take care of yourself.
    Jeanie...do I hear the sound if hammers and the smell of paint?
    OK...weather can simply wipe out the best plans of a farmer...even when it comes down to the third or fourth rendition and I know how it can take it's toll. There is obviously no easy answer. Farming as long as you have, you've been through hard spots before. Do what you have to do to keep your sanity.
    Sunday I worked on MBs. Not much sewing. Yesterday I was looking at the WW quilt on the design wall and it was BORING so I decided to piece a block in place of the fabric square. Decided on Clay's Choice and I like it. Only 35 more to make. It's hot and humid here today and most likely the AC won't be put in the window so I'll camp out by a fan and think cool.

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    HI LADIES!!!! goodmorning! we had TWO raindrops yesterday! woohoo and forcast is for 100... sigh! with the humidity at 5% lets hope I dont turn into a raisin

    HI Laurie!!! it must be SO fun to talk to the pony children I havent had acupuncture but I know there isnt anything worse than being in PAIN, what have you to lose?

    I know Im a stinker talking about quilts but not showing... I PROMISE to take a pick today I DID lay out my pony blocks when I was at my sisters house the other morning, I thought that all of my blocks were OFF in size, but after measuring again it look like they are ALL 1/8 small oh im sooo happy next on to sashing!
    PICTURE I promise!!!

    Impressive MB ladies! Im loving the pictures of groupings NICE work
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    Uh oh....Mirabelle is working with roses again!!! The block is beautiful...you have a great sense of color placement...the balance is perfect!..

    I thought I received a MB from Mirabelle today...I can't remember who has me for this month as I haven't looked at the list in over a month...Guess what???? She sent me a surprise for my future "charming quilt"...I was really, really surprised and so happy to get them... Thank You so much Mirabelle....
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    JeanieG, CarrieM and GGal ... and to think I even have some of that spray. Forgot all about it! I've heard about the sliders too. They say they are so good, but no one will demo one to me! So at that price, I have held back on buying, til I know something more positive, other than from a sales person! They aren't very big, so another reason I am hesitant.

    Anael
    ... I don't really know if it's the plexi that's the issue ... or probably more likely it's ME and getting used to the how to!!! I think you should just leave your quilt table set up all the time ... who needs a dinner table? You could always get a motor bike or scooter! You might want to upgrade the seat on your new bike, for more comfort.

    Explanation re my set up ... my machine sets into a well (of sorts) in my desk. Then the plexi sits on top, so that all is level, except for the 1/4" rise to the plexi. When I was looking around, it seemed that all the tables were pretty much like this, so that there was adaptability from one machine to another, plus avoiding the need to cut a perfect hole for a specific machine. Some had recessed inserts, but they all seemed to be made of plexi or a plastic, and not the same wood as the desk top.

    JanRN and GrannyQ ... what a nice addition to JanRN's block family! My how they play so well together. You two could have your very own swap!

    MiraB ... and here we were all ready to ask for your recipe for this special Aussie Noddle Soup! Good timing with your "injury" ... that you had the UFOs caught up. As you recover, you can plan lots of new projects!!! And I see you have started with Sylvia ... just happened to start with your trademark roses! That'd be a pretty block for a matchy-matchy quilt top!

    Honchey ... wonder if they may not get gooey, with it being refrigerated? What about adding some chopped rolos ... or heck, go all the way and just swirl in some caramel ice cream topping! I'm thinking Friendly's is ice cream? yeaaaaaaaaaa! mmmm Divinity Fudge ... my Mom always made it at Christmas time. You can add lots of chopped maraschinos for me!

    MercysLand ... I'm sure Billy's family found your info quite interesting. No acupuncture knowledge to share, though many praise the practice! My own related story .... Chiropractic was so negatively perceived by most people, 33 yrs ago, when I had my first experience, but I came to the point where I was desperate and figured, kill or cure, it surely could not make me worse than I was getting under traditional care. I was willing to take the risk. So I went very hesitant, and surely did not tell many for a long time!!! So research about the procedure and whom you have it done by, then make an informed decision. It's such a pain to suffer with pain!

    DublB ... good plan to let the little one end his day a little more positively at the park! How did the inspection go on the weekend? Any more conditions to be met yet?

    CarrieM ... enjoying DD being finished her driver's ed? Just think how nice it will be when you can let her do the driving ............ and you stay at home!!

    DDamsel ... YESSS!! ... pics pics pics and more pics please! Two raindrops ... I am sure the Albertans would like to share! We've had enough, and it keeps threatening, so it may get worse here before it's better. Meanwhile humidity is horrendous, with the humidex at 41°C! UGH! Now be sure to get back here .... sooner, than later!

    Honchey ... alas! you are finally part of the MYSTERY .... when you can't remember who has you!


    Finished my table topper last night. Got the binding started during the exciting end to the game and then the presentation of the Stanley Cup. Then decided, I'd better pack it in, and get some sleep! So perhaps tonight, a finish?
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    Does this give you a better view of my PC? Got it hung on the weekend .... you'll notice it a little wonky at the bottom, being that the quilt is taller than the wall. So need to pin the bottom up from the floor.
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    Beautiful, QuiltE, beautiful. Love those colors, quite colorful all together and all Canadian. Anyone heard any more from Janie ?

    Honchey, that picture gives me ideas on how to find a home for more of my scraps that are covering my sewing table right now... between the orphan blocks finding a home shortly, and etc., its going to make the quilt room look better yet.

    Love my new 550 Bernina, it is quilting my placemats exactly like I have dreamed for two or three years...finally it is happening and making me so happy.

    Acupuncture is what dh has done on every chiro treatment, and he says it helps him. He does do better after treatments and has progressed since he started them.

    Bought home the list of ingredients to try out the pie recipe.

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    Mercyland - my father had Parkinson's Disease and they sent him for accupuncture. I am talking over 30 years ago, when accupuncturists were hard to find. It really helped him for his tremors, but he stopped going after a while because he had to travel 50 miles one way to get there. Also my daughter had accupuncture for her carpel tunnel, and that worked really well, she did not need surgery after that. That is my only experience with accupuncture.
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    I got a beautiful block in the mail today! It is from Carrie! Thank you Carrie, I just love the colors in this one! Below Carrie's block is a photo of my first four.

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    Luck you, Jeanie!! Carrie did a great job and all match so well its great!!! Name of block, please. thanks.

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