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    We are making progress on our kitchen. The granite is going in as I am writing this, the appliances and sink will be installed tomorrow. I've ordered the carpet for the living room, and it should be here in a few days. I hope to have it installed next week. As soon as these guys finish today, I'm going to start unpacking the umpteen boxes and putting things in my cupboards. What a chore, and of course the temperatures are in the high 80's, low 90's.
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    That's an adorable young lady who came into your family Mirabelle! Enjoy the retreat

    Happy Birthday to all September girls

    Honchey, take it easy and stay on your a * * You can shop online too.
    Which I just tried but Connecting Threads isn't offering international shipping Too bad!!!

    Jeanie, good luck with your umpteen boxes Don't do all in one day!
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    It's fall time, that pumpkin time of year:

    Pumpkin Better Than Sex Cake

    •1 box yellow cake mix
    •1 – 15 oz. can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
    •1 – 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk (fat free is ok)
    •1 – 8 oz. tub cool whip (lite is ok)
    • bag Heath Bits
    •Caramel Sundae Sauce

    Instructions
    1.In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and pumpkin puree until a smooth batter forms.
    2.Pour batter into a greased 913 baking dish, and bake at 350, according to the directions on the cake mix box (approx 23-28 mins).
    3.Remove cake from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes after baking.
    4.Using the end of a wooden spoon to poke holes all over the top of the cake.
    5.Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the cake. This should fill in the holes and soak into the cake.
    6.Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
    7.Remove cake from refrigerator and spread cool whip over top of cake. Sprinkle on the heath bits, and drizzle caramel over top. (I didn’t think the cake needed a lot of caramel at this point so I only used about of the jar. I thinned it out first by heating it in the microwave.)
    8.Refrigerate for 3-4 hours, or overnight

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    NinaSue that sounds like a yummy cake, pity I can't get those ingredients over here, or maybe that's a good thing
    Karen

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    OOOOOOhhhhh THANKYOU Ninasue DhDD Bday is on tuesday... she asked me for "Really Yummy Cake" because when she was little we didnt say SEX!

    Mirabelle what cant you get??? im sure there are substitutes!

    JeanieG, good luck!!!
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    Question: do you ever feel overwhelmed by all the projects started and waiting to be finished? I do There are so many lovely quilts I would love to make and when I think of all the UFO's ...............
    So I made a decision this morning. I do have to finish at least some UFO's before starting a new project. I'm working on a quilt right now I thought I only have to do a few more blocks but it turns out I have to do a lot more!! So I will plow on
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    Oh Anael all the time, that is why I am not taking a new project to retreat this year but working on ufo's. It is not only the projects waiting to be finished but also the ones running around in my tiny little brain waiting to be started I think we need a magic wand.

    The car is packed, 2 tutto machine bags, 2 sew-ezi tables, 4 baskets of projects, 5 quilts and 6 blankets of love, 2 sets of bedding, sheets, quilts (gets cold where we are going), 2 overnight bags, 2 pillows, bag of snacks and drinks for happy hour (Coke Zero for me and Soda water for DD) cooler bag with lunch for Friday and Date and Coconut slice to share, 2 irons and an ironing board and 2 chair cushions (a girl has to be comfortable).. AND I loathe having things loose in the car so will be driving very carefully. Will try to remember to take a pic before we start unloading, if I can find the camera

    Will chat to you all when I get home, note to self take lots of pics to share
    Karen

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    DDamsel we can't get cool whip or tin pumpkin puree over here, although I could cook my own pumpkin, don't know what Health Bits are either
    Karen

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    Mirabelle, same here. I can't get cool whip or pumpkin puree here either and I have no idea what Health Bits are So I guess we're good

    Have lots of fun at the retreat, find that camera and take lots of pictures! We want to share the fun

    I'm working on the 10th installment of the BOM I started 21/2 years ago! Still # 11 and # 12 to go.
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    For the internationals...do you have sweet potatoes? I think mashed sweet potatoes would be a good substitute. Cool whip is artificial whip cream so use the real thing, and Heath Bits are crushed chocolate covered toffee. I'm certain these substitutions would work fine.
    Anael...I'm with you on the UFOs so yesterday before continuing on with redoing the first SYE block, I put binding on a quilt. A FINISH!!!! I quilted more on the baby quilt and the end is in sight...another good day should do it. Won't really make a dent in what I could finish but I'm not starting anything new until the next Bonnie Hunter Mystery starts this winter. Gives me a couple of months to shorten my UFO list! I need some empty project boxes.
    Mirabelle....it sounds like you're loaded for bear as we would say here. What fun and good memories! Your DD is allowed to cause the entire group to celebrate your birthday. I can see balloons hanging from the light fixtures!!!
    Jeanie...great news. I'm sure you will enjoy the results and like we've told Bev...it doesn't have to get done in a day! Pictures please.

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    YES! I am completely overwhelmed with UFOs! I guess that I have 40 or so that have to get done! but I cant seem to make any progress at all! and WHY do I keep starting now projects???

    a Health bar is a toffee candy bar, the bits are already cut up bar. I dont know about the pumpkin... do you have sweet potato canned? for cool whip, I use dream whip. you could use whipped cream

    I had to look up the recipe because it has been so long since I have made one! I better get ingreds, for promised cake to Dhdd
    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/better-than-sex-cake-ii/
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    Have FUN Mirabelle!!!

    Hi GGal
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    Anael--in the last couple years (since I started quilting regularly) I have way too many started quilts or fabric for quilts. That is why last June (2012) I decided I wanted to finish one UFO a month. There have only been a couple months that I haven't gotten at least one done. Then in January I had to decide to only buy fabric for finishing quilts. I bought for a couple gifts but have been doing pretty good on this this year too.

    Other than the SYE BOTM I am not starting anything new until January. 50 Stars---have fabric that I bought for a different quilt but want to use on these blocks instead and Dear Jane--if I can decide on fabrics by then. I am still going to try to finish a quilt a month and not start many...we'll see how that goes.

    Now if only I could go back to sewing 4-5hrs a day. Oh well I am sticking to an hour and my shoulder thanks me. PT says it is looking better and has me cutting appts back (after next week) to just seeing her every 2 weeks.

    Mirabelle--sounds like you have about everything! Hope you get lots done on your UFOs.

    Ggal--how's the toe? You've been making great progress this week!

    Off to sew a couple border sides on the airplane quilt before waking up the kids for school...

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    Don't you hate it when the pattern measurements are wrong? I ended up 1 inch short with 1 block which should have been 18.5. So I did the math myself.......wrong
    I guess it's time to run some errands. Finished installment # 10, still 2 to go.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one with lots of UFO's. I just went upstairs and on the stairs is a pile of fabric, black/white. Reminded me of another UFO.......LOL
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    Oh we have the same bug going around. Seems like Carrie has been the one with the best treatment!!! Way to go with the UFO finishes.

    After finishing my SYE block #1 and another PP block I think I am going to pass on the SYE blocks. I'm looking at my huge pile of UFO's and WIP's and have decided not to add to the list. I really don't like to PP that well and would much rather work on my itty bitties. (OBTW made 100 9P measuring 1.5" finished over the weekend.) The blocks are beautiful but time consuming. Looks like there will be lots of corn to chop this fall--well you know the farm wife drill...

    mirabelle thank goodness for your measurements--it made the SYE block sooo much better. Enjoy your retreat. Oh such a sweet quilt to a sweet little girl. dublb is packing too! Have a great time.

    Apples are starting to get ready here--a late variety--so soon the smell of cooked apples and cinnamon will be filling the air! Sounds good with the pumpkin aromas. Thanks for the recipe QNS.

    Jeanie all the unpacking will be so worth working in a new kitchen! I'm sure you can't wait!

    It's cleaning day today--yuk--better get to it.
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    Cleaning day? What's that?
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    Anael--that is too bad about the bad pattern. How frustrating!! You are moving right along on your blocks. LOL on "cleaning day?"

    OK--I really liked your SYE block...was looking forward to seeing some more, but completely understand your reason for not continuing. At least since you were planning on table runners anyways, if you see another block you really like you can just make that one. Can't wait to see what you do with all those 9P minis!

    School is done, lunch and then back to the clubhouse...

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    Thanks Carrie--I'm going to try and get some of those UFO's finally finished. Those little 9P are all made from 1" strips and squares that are trims from something else. And like all scrappy projects it isn't making a dent in the 1" bin!

    What's cleaning you ask? It's sweeping all the bits and pieces off the floor that nine people track in on their shoes for starters; finding the top of the kitchen counters--some people like to use horizontal surfaces to their fullest potential. TG for dishwashers. Oh found 2 sippy cups under the sofa and loveseat. Haven't touched the dining room table--another horizontal surface with a week's worth of papers on it. Business mail gets pulled out immediately and deposited in my office.
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    Oh you have a loveseat! You should use that instead of cleaning Much more fun
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    My day is coming to straighten up the great room since dh cousin is coming here on Sunday to play cards; he and his wife and his sister. My quilting room mess is still in the great room... front room... Menu is kept simple with northern beans and ham. Cornbread, too.

    If nine persons stopped at the door, Ok and took their shoes off, less dirt would get tracked in. I never could train my family crew to do that. SYE is creating more scraps, small scraps, may have to make them into 1 1/2 inch square pieces. and then donate them to you...

    Lost count on UFOs. Aiming for what needs to be be...MBs, SYE, and PC and BBs and then what is fun first...and work toward those 'put away' out of sight. . . that may not see the light a day in the next 15 years...let someone else finish them.

    Twenty pounds heavier than when we moved here; I am enjoying this heartland fresh foods too well. Love the fresh meat pork, beef, and chicken. Rather have fresh veggies than sweets. Lung has improved, back for another x-ray...also x-raying knee to see what is going on there.

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    LOL Anael don't mention loveseat to DH----
    Oh and QNS kids are great at taking off shoes in mud room--just lots of stuff comes out of them--sand from the free stalls; cottonseed--little ones love playing in it; lime-better than sand to dig in; so even though little ones are trained the big ones aren't. Such is life.
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    OK, I won't

    As it was too dark yesterday evening to work on the UFO I'm trying to finish I decided to work on another one I found somewhere on a shelf. So I just finished sewing those blocks. Now there's another task ahead of me: quilting!! I started these blocks QAYG so I guess I will have to finish the same way. About a year ago I posted some of these blocks on the board: http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...e-t178817.html

    I think I will do Installment # 11 and # 12 first before I set up my machine for FMQ.
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    Very pretty FMQ in those blue/white blocks. Can't wait to see what you did in the blue sections. Are your other blocks 11&12 hard ones to do?

    Need to take DD to her PT appt...early one today so she doesn't miss any school.

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    Thanks carrie! In some of the blue sections I followed the outlines of the flowers. Still have a lot of blocks to quilt but it's fun to do.

    No, those other blocks aren't hard to do, just using black background and I can't see what I'm doing in the evening.
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    Yeah, installment # 11 finished. One more to go
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