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    Oh dublb - so sorry to hear that news! Houses are selling much better now, maybe someone else will jump on your house!
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    GrannyQ and JeanieG ... great block and plays so well with the rest of the group.

    GrannyQ ... It's so sad that you are both facing such a horrible thing, at the same time. I can fully respect your husband for his decisions as I'm not so sure I would go thru even one round of chemo. I hope that the two of you can get the support you might need, to help you manage throughout. {{{HUGS}}}

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    Grannyq what a beautiful block and don't they all look great together. Keeping you and your DH in my prayers, it is such a difficult decision to make.

    Bev I am sure there will be a better deal to come for you, just stay positive.

    I have spent the morning grocery shopping, getting my haircut, going to the newsagent for lotto tickets, putting some bets on for the Melbourne Cup, home to put the groceries away. Packaged up my MB and went back to town to the Post Office. Also had to go to the Stationery Store, thank goodness I only live 5 minutes from the centre of town. Home now to have lunch and maybe watch the horse race

    NinaSue I sent you an e-mail for your gmail address, hope you get it.

    I think I need a coffee
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    Ya'll are all so encouragin'. Thanks. I do feel it will sell. The housin' market in Midland is very good now.
    Bev
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    Dublb, stay positive..it will happen.

    GrannyQ, the MB from JeanieG really works well with the rest of the blocks...It's going to be a great quilt...So sorry for the troubles you're dealing with right now...You & DH are in my prayers...

    I'm taking a break from the packing...I'm almost done..just a little bit more to do... We'll be on our way by 10 a.m. tomorrow...I'm looking forward to this trip...did I just say "trip"? I have to ban that word from my vocabulary...
    See Y'all tomorrow nite...No Bingo tho..we'll be arriving to late...

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    ****passing MiraB a good stiff Espresso!****
    sounded like you might need more than "just" a coffee!to some place in paradise and we may never hear from you again !!!!!!


    Honchey
    ... enjoy your getaway ... is that the right word? Just go and leave your troubles behind, and be kind to your hurting parts! Here's to some great weather for you. No BINGO tmro night ... there'll be other nights! "D When do you return?
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    Safe travels Honchey, enjoy the "trip"

    Thanks for the Espresso QuiltE mmmmm needed that

    Have sewn the backing for the Once Upon A Time quilt, thinking about asking the LA'er to baste it for me??? And just cause I didn't have enough ufo's to think about, I have started sewing a Hidden Wells quilt for DD and her BF for Christmas. Have all the strips sewn together, now for the fun part of cutting them into X's. Didn't purchase any fabric for it either, imagine that having fabric in the cupboard To the bat cave Robin
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    Mirabelle - you are just amazing! I cannot believe the stuff you get done! Sounds like a great quilt for DD and her BF!
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    Thanks JeanieG, I have the added advantage of not having a husband to look after for a week at a time he will be home tomorrow and then my sewing time is seriously curbed..at least for a week

    I spoke to the LA'er tonight and she can't baste my quilt, don't get her reasoning, she said the longest her stitch length is 7 sts to the inch. I didn't like to tell her she has to take it out of the computer mode and baste is freehand. I have basted a quilt before at the LQS and she has the same machine. I just don't have time to spend at the LQS. Won't get to it till the weekend I have a busy three days ahead of me.
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    Alas, Mirabelle, I can see 'you' in the town meeting hall with tables together, basting your quilt together. One way or another you will get it basted.

    Happy trails, Honchey, on your journey South. You know while the 'cat' is away, the 'mice' will play. Just one day South of your main residency must may a big difference in weather. We can tell the difference going an hour North or an hour South. Even to Unionville, some eleven miles West, there is a difference because a snow storm or rain will hit Unionville and we will never see a snowflake or drop of rain here. When I went into town down South in Texas one day, it was raining on the other side, West lanes, but not on the East lanes going in to Corpus. Weird.

    Everyone stay 'upwind' of me; cannot shower or wash my hair until the doctor says I can, but its a small price to pay to see, so I will grin and bare it. Too bad smiley corner does not have a hand holding the nose closed to express this emotion. It has not been a week and I am getting very impatient....I want to read a newspaper, a book, or my cell phone numbers and contacts. But I can read the chatter here, and watch TV. And count my blessings. There is always a silver lining in every cloud, so I will search for that today...may you all be able to do the same.

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    Whoo hoo!!!!!!

    I received my October MB from Honchey and I love, love love it. It was worth waiting for, Anne.

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    We got 32 cm of snow on Saturday and Sunday. It was mild so the roads were melting from the bottom up so now we have fresh snow on ice and driving is awful. I took the twins home last night and I never knew when I stopped at a red light if I would actually stop, and then I wasn't sure if I could get going again on the ice. Nightmare of a trip especially going with the kids in the truck. I was glad to get home.

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    Beauty block, Janie; Ann did a good job. Lovely set of blocks in your collection. I know how you felt driving on ice with kids in the car. Been there and done that too many times in raising our children. Love the State of Illinois who said in their traffic laws, "Do not start through an intersection at a stop light until the area is clear of traffic". And My boss who said, "I don't care how late you are getting to work, just get here in one piece!". And the day in the deep snow fall when the police ordered everyone off the road, and a few idiots had to try to drive around and see the scenic snow sites. They got a ticket.

    After Christmas going back to Illinois from Iowa down the interstate and seeing 18 wheelers in the ditch and having the kids in the pickup cab with us, trying to get back home, holding our breath and fingers crossed, to get back home in one piece...and snow coming down quick, fast and thick. Yes, even after we retired, and had visited his Father in Cedar Rapids, snow storm blew in closing all roads...discovering interstate30 was still open, unlike interstate 80 closed, we made a dash for home and quickly discovered ice under the snow. So DH put the 4 x 4 into gear and we crept homeward at less than 30 miles per hour two thirds of the way home, seeing cars and pickups stuck in the snow and ditches. Seen a snow plow stuck in the snow. Often there was just one lane to drive in, instead of the whole two lanes. Angels were guiding us that day, too.

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    Oh Janie and Honchey - I just love that block! WOW!!!

    You guys talking about snow just blows me away. The last time it snowed here was in 1949, when I was 7 years old (you realize I live on the California coast). I was so excited. I remember my mom letting me stay home from school to play in the snow! Of course, I did not have any snow type clothing, so I did not stay outside long.

    My family used to take a yearly trip "To the Snow"!!!!! We drove 4 hours and would spend Presidents Weekend at a cabin. Such fun times, when our kids were teenagers! Actually we can see the snow (which is about 2 hours away)on the mountains from our town. But no snow here in all these years!

    I just love to sit in a cabin and watch the snow coming down. And it such fun to wake up in the morning and see how much has accumulated on the porch railing overnight. Those were very special times, as we did not have to "live" in the snow, just so enjoyed visiting it once a year.
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    Snow means moisture in the soil, and oh, how we need that here. Very dry; inspite of a small rain last two days. Hope Anne arrived safely in NC.

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    I'm back!!! I tried to get through all the posts and guess what? Gram was home an hour and called to run a kid pickup! Oh back to the usual of life at home. Did take a gander at all the posts but too much to comment on right now. Glad to hear everything's brighter for QNS. Two days on the road--three days of lots of activity--two days on the road again I'm bushed. Logged over 2200 miles of driving. Whew. Night all.
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    I'm excited taday. I got a Singer Steampress from goodwill.com. I paid $80 for it then $30 shippin'. I've seen a new one for $400. I played w/it for quit a bit taday. I also moved the DVD case & brought a short bookcase from the other room ta the livin' room. They all work well tagether. I'm gonna paint the bookcase black & put more DVD's in it. I now have the other side o' the fireplace available ta put the curio cabinet that is in the kitchen. DH & I will buy a breakfast table ta put in there. I also unpacked 3 boxes taday.
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    Janie, you have no idea how relieved I am that you like the block!!! I first started with coral shades & it did have polka dots & paisley too...I hated the center so I started this one...I felt the turquoise/aqua block needed a sister...

    We arrived at 9 p.m. tonight after several stops and for dinner...unpacking & putting away stuff here is easy...this house doesn't have 44 yrs of stuff in it.. Will take some photos & show you all...
    DH does most of the driving...I could only stand about 1-1/2 hrs..the braking hurts my knee too much...We're coming back home on the 23rd of November..in time to make the turkey!! YAY

    Dublb, I love the thrift shops...we have 2 Goodwills in the area and on Wednesdays they have a 25% discount for seniors...It's great when you find stuff that will "fit in"..
    QNS...You better not be doing what you're not supposed to be doing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2200 miles!!!!! I would only do that by plane ...Glad to have you back! get some well needed rest....

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    I'm back!!! I tried to get through all the posts and guess what? Gram was home an hour and called to run a kid pickup! Oh back to the usual of life at home. Did take a gander at all the posts but too much to comment on right now. Glad to hear everything's brighter for QNS. Two days on the road--three days of lots of activity--two days on the road again I'm bushed. Logged over 2200 miles of driving. Whew. Night all.
    Might I ask where in the world did you go? It must feel good to be home again.
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    MiraB ... what a concept, fabric in the cupboard!!!! Just can't imagine THAT!!!!!!!!! (ya right!) Need another espresso jolt? Curious? what do you not want to spray baste OUAT? Looks like you have lots planned while your DH is in residence!

    Honchey and JanieW ...
    beautiful block! The colours and fabrics are wonderful!

    JanieW ... heard on The National about your weather. And so it starts ... ugh!! ... Stay safe!

    JeanieG ... such precious snow memories for you! I still love the snow, but do appreciate it being the post card picture perfect type!! You should take off in your RV for a snow visit this winter!!

    OKSGlad ... Sew Glad you are back home, safe and sound. I had been thinking it must be a long drive ... and all by yourself? Now right back into the routine ... so much for resting up!

    BlueBell ... I can only wish that OKSGlad had come to visit me in Canada!

    Honchey ...
    glad you too, have arrived safe and sound! Now to settle in and get into your southern routine. Does this mean that MrHonchey will hit the links first thing tomorrow morning?

    DublB ... do you see yourself using the iron for sewing? or just for garments? I often think how handy an old mangle iron would be for pressing yardage. We had one when I was a kid, and was one of my jobs to iron things.
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    Hey QE I have no intention o' pressin' any clothes, ever! LOL I work hard at gittin' my cloths outta the dryer so as they don't have wrinkles. It's for fabric! I'll cut my fabric prep in half. Ok ta be honest I will press a few things for the occasional important event. LOL
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    Happy you arrived home safe and sound Oksewglad, I am sure you had a fun time with your sister.

    Honchey also glad you arrived safe and sound.

    QuiltE I have to spray baste the Once Upon A Time quilt, I can no longer get down on the floor to pin baste and have no flat surfaces large enough to do it on. So I use my ironing board, a bit tricky but it gets the job done..

    Yesterday I finished cutting and sewing the strips for DD's Christmas quilt so today after I arrived home from delivering the quilts I sewed 3 blocks together. It is Hidden Wells pattern and once you have all the strips sewn it goes together quite fast. What looks like cream or white is actually cream with gold. I am hoping she likes it. The blocks are ending up approx. 17 inches so shouldn't need many and I have the border fabric of the large floral print which I can use for the final border.
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    MiraB ... ooooooooooh how I like your new quilt. Looks very romantic, for the romantic ones!

    No way I'll do the crawl on the floor either. I did it once, years ago to tie a quilt when I took the QITD course ... and I swore NEVER again as my back was not impressed at all. To say the least about my knees! Luckily I have tables now, though as I make bigger sandwiches, I have been starting to think of a LA basting job. I like the spray basting and how it keeps it all together, and prevents puckers in the backing when FMQing, so will try to keep on with that.

    Can you use the tables at one of your halls? Of course, that would "risk" comments from the peanut gallery ..... arrgghhhhhh!!
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    Mirabelle--when I spray baste, I actually go outside on a nice day (when the ground is dry) and spray my top and backing out there! Then I bring in to layer on a couple 6ft tables pushed together. No over spray or fumes to worry about. Pretty blocks...I am sure will become a beautiful quilt.

    OK---good to see you back.

    Honchey--glad you made it safely.

    Great MBs for October. These are going to be some pretty quilts!!

    I see a dr next week for a 2nd opinion on my shoulder. I am feeling bummed these days...cloudy weather hasn't helped. I do enjoy my visits here to see what everyone is up to though.

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    goooood morning ladies Im dropping by for just a second to post those pics FINALLY. and then off and running today, I have meetings at schools and more winterizing of the house that must get done!
    and WHERE did that pattern go for my next MB... hmmmmm

    THANKS again to OkGladie your block is WONDERFUL and fits right in
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    Now that's a fun block from OKSGlad to DDamsel!!!
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