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    QNS, those are lovely blocks that you made for OK. Love the shades of blue. Be patient!!! You'll be back in the sewing room very soon.

    Mrab, awesome cake but I'm with Charli--I'd rather eat the chocolate than bake with it LOL. She's adorable and will love her outdoor table set. What fun they are at that age.

    I know you ladies are tired of me whining about my work situation but I think it may finally be resolved. The new girl we hired hasn't been arrested and seems to be doing fine with the job. Starting next week I'll be back to my one day per week (Please, God!!!) Found some more missing items from the med supply we keep in the office and can guess who took them. We don't keep any meds except the solutions he uses to inject painful joints, some Novacaine for numbing/sutures, and vitamin B 12 for injection. What she plans to do with these is anyone's guess--they certainly aren't meds that give you a high. Still, they cost over $500 to replace. Hopefully, this is all behind us.

    Hope everyone has a great week-end. Stay warm!
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    Well we will all hold our collective breath and hope you can have your "FARTirement" again, Jan! Your former co worker is also one of the reasons health care costs are higher.

    Yup QNS once you are through your "probation" you will be sewing away almost as fast as mirabelle.

    Oh my that cake is something else. I so admire people who can attempt such a fancy cake, let alone do it so well. Around here someone will see a plain frosted cake and ask "What are you saving this for?" Most times a cake doesn't even see frosting and soon an empty pan with a few crumbs is the only evidence I even baked!

    I got the block for Quilt guild's mystery block done last night. A yard and half of fabric in a bag has been circulated and each bag holder uses this focus fabric to create a block. I've been using the Oregon trail block for all of my blocks. It's the same block I used for Jan's MBName:  004.JPG
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Size:  83.2 KB. It's been a very versatile design for all types of fabrics. This last one was made of batiks. I haven't been taking pictures so don't have one for you.

    Need to run to town so had better get going before the day's gone. Sun is shining and not too breezy today. Oh and if I come up missing I've been called for jury duty next week--soooo later some time.
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    Bingo!! ... JanieW is right!!
    The Royal = The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair!

    World Class livestock of all breeds and species are shown during the ten days that the Farm comes to the City. The exhibitors come from all over the USA and Canada, with many travelling from all parts of the world to view the show. It is all indoors, and at the same location as the CNE where I was in the summer. Only blocks to downtown Toronto.

    http://royalfair.org/
    A good overview video here ...
    http://www.todocast.tv/rmpictures/royalfair2013free/

    It was a grand mini-holiday! Met up with a friend for the two days together. Saw so many people that I haven't seen since last year, and some longer. The heavy horses as always were a highlight for me. Five Clydesdale hitches on Thursday night as part of the Horse Show. Then last night we were out in the barns when they were hitching the Percheron-6's. Seven hitches from USA and Canada including one from OKs Iowa!! So incredible to be right there and only a few feet from them as they hitched, and then stamped their way down the chute and into the ring. Also, saw the Green Meadows (stage coach elegance type) getting hitched. And yes, as you can well imagine, this dairy girl watched the Holstein show yesterday .... a long sit! but a trip down memory lane.

    JanieW ... Would that be a loaf of bread into sandwiches? Good for you for getting so many done!! Though I would be in agony doing all the floor crawling to accomplish that'! Looks like you might have them all done by January ... and then another binge will have to happen!

    OKSGlad ... looks like a great PC user-upper in the making!! For one of the DGDs I'm guessing? I'm a little confused ... does the bag for the Guild MBs go from one to the other? and then at the end the provider of the fabric gets the bag back, filled with blocks? Good Luck on the Jury Duty next week. I served for a stint about 35 yrs ago. Was called a couple of years ago, and was excused for medical reasons, before the selection process began.

    OKSGlad and QNSue ... two nice new blues to add to the collection!

    MiraB ... oh so sweet DGD, her cake and table and chairs. And what did you give her for her birthday? So wonderful what your DD is doing for her with the special birthday celebrations.

    JanRN ... Yipppeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!! Oh happy days and let the FART-irement begin again ... and may it never end!!!!!!!

    Honchey ... hope the clubhouse is working out good for you to get online. Just not as convenient when you have to "go" to the internet instead of having it on demand. But oh, think of all the quilting you will get done.

    GGal ... forgot to answer about how I plan my quilts. Unfortunately, I don;t do enough. planning and all too often am then wanting more fabric to finish up a project! Although, I often have a plan, just that as I go, then I say, oh how about doing this? or I like it so much and want it to be bigger. And these are what it gets me in trouble!!! I seldom use a pattern as such ... or take a pattern and then start making changes. Maybe the question for me should be, why can't I go with a pattern? Life could be oh so much easier! Oh wait, I did the PC and FWS ... and didn't vary there too much!
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    Sounds like you enjoyed your trip, QuiltE, and the trip down memory lane.

    Mirabelle, that cake is truly a work of art, she will remember all her life. And the little table and chairs are sooo cute!

    Happy for you JanRN, that things have worked out so you have your time off and planning FART trips, but if we had pictures of what you have done, it would be perfect!!

    Honchey, you may have to plan more luncheon dates in the country club so you can keep up with us on the computer.

    OKsewGlad, you have an excellent eye for photographing the perfect picture. Sorry they are so wonky. Hope my eyes will straighten out soon. Doctor said it takes a while for "Mother Nature" to work it out. Hopefully, he will fit me for glasses on the 21st of the month. For now, I am using a cheap pair of reading glasses.

    And wishing I had more chatter to read here, eye candy to see, and hear about wonderful FART trips. I fantasize what you all are doing so successfully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingNinaSue View Post
    Sounds like you enjoyed your trip, QuiltE, and the trip down memory lane.
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    It was ... and tonight I am going to watch the All-Breeds Grand Champion 6-Horse Hitch online. They have a free 2 hour streaming of which I am going take advantage. Any of the rest of you can too ... from what I noticed, it looks like you don't want to register til you are ready to watch as it goes live, immediately.
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    QE yes the bag travels month to month. When all said and done each participant will have 12 blocks. That's my local mystery tour. Glad you've had a good week at the Royal--always a treat to catch up isn't it? Did you see our mutual friend JG.

    Tonight Emily came done for a bit to sew some more squares together. She likes the idea that the machine is set up and waiting for her when she has a few minutes to sew. She has a few more pairs to sew then starts sewing pairs into strips. On the last strip I put borders on, but might let her put this one all together herself. It was a treat to have her sew across the table from me and chat as we each sewed!

    The Crazy Pony quilt I plan on giving to my sister who works in a disabled children's home as a pediatric nurse. And children range to 18 years of age so this will work well for some older youngster.
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    QuiltE she kept asking for a guitar, but I think she is a bit too small for a real one so I bought her a ukulele, apparently she loved it Also bought her some pretty dresses.

    Today I made a start on her quilt, one block down and a gazillion to go. I have done most of the SID. I am also quilting over the applique as I want it to sit flat..
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    I've had a busy three days! I baked 3 batches of Thumbprint Cookies for today's Baby Shower for my nephew's wife on Thursday. On Friday, I made a huge Pasta Salad and homemade Potato Rolls for the shower. This morning we had the shower starting with lunch at 11:00 a.m. I was so tired by the time I got home I took a nap. LOL I'm not used to being on my feet for long periods of time. Guess I am really feeling my age! A lot of the people attending the shower were relatives, so it was such fun to see three of my first cousins and an aunt. Turned out to be a wonderful Baby Shower!

    Tomorrow I have to pack the Motorhome as we are leaving for a campout with our Camping Group at the beach. No WIFI this time, so you won't hear from me from Monday till Thursday. It is suppose to be cool weather - mid 60's.
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    Have fun on your camping trip JeanieG.

    DD just sent me this photo, I think the ukulele was a hit
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    Oh Mirabelle - that is just darling! What a cutie she is! It looks like she is performing for someone.
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    OKSGlad ... no JG sitings!! With no Guernsey show, i"m sure it's less enticing for him to come. Granted he does have just about every other breed, and I was there for the two main dairy days. So many people, so easy to not see someone. Such grand memories for both you and DGD of your sit-and-sew times together. Crazy Pony will be a hit with a special child thanks to you. Last night I was wondering ..... how many LQS' did you find between yours and your DSis'? Good stretch stops!!

    MiraB ... Oh what a cute picture! To her, the ukelele probably is a guitar! You'd better get practicing, Grandma, to give her some lessons. And sweet new dresses with a sweet Princess quilt WIP. Good idea on the applique stitching. Lately, I've been noticing the ruffled look of the inner borders that often do not get quilted ... almost looks shabby against the rest of the quilt.

    JeanieG ... mmmmmmm thumbprints! filled with mint? or what is the California twist on them? I bet you are really enjoyed your new kitchen when you had all that cooking/baking to do. Have fun at the beach ... coolish, but still warm compared to most of us here!

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    Sew for me too, QuiltE, and enjoy twice as much for me too.

    Mirabella, she is a real sweet child, easy to creep into your heart and love her dearly. Love your quilting work; excellent as per usual.

    JeanieG, have fun camping this next week; its toooo cold here to camp out.

    Which is a good thing 'cause the Maytag Refrigerator quit again. And its only seven years old. Naturally on a Saturday morning when no repair man works. We got a new one at Home Depot that was on sale and a little one to tide us over until they can deliver a new one (Thursday). Cannot trust the Maytag any more. So happy our state property and personal tax is paid for the year. Whew!!! We may get to celebrate a little bitty Christmas this year. Blessings come with gray clouds, now that the cataract is removed, I can see better, 20/20 from the right eye and its healing nicely. Left eye sees a 'crescent' moon quarter, just enough to make things difficult and will need reading glasses...its hard to focus the two together right now, doc said "Mother Nature" will do her thing" whatever that means.

    Dh is now to five teeth, so have to go boil some eggs for him to have egg salad and tuna salad to eat.

    GrannyQ, you are still in my prayers; Dublb, hope that you are doing great.

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    For some reason I think that little girl is singing "Somewhere over the rainbow" and this link says it all--even better than Judy G.
    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...,d.eW0&cad=rja

    Got a MB done yesterday now want to get the next one done and maybe finish off the rest of them too. Now for some music time.
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    Mirab, great quilt and what a cutie she is. I bet everyone's glad you didn't buy her a drum set!

    No sewing today--just a lazy Sunday watching football and doing crossword puzzles. Have to get back in the Bat Cave tomorrow. I got my office manager's name in our Grab Bag and I know she wants a table topper and I have the perfect fabric and pattern.

    On Thursday (if it doesn't snow, please God) my friends and I are going to a LQS. We've seen the owner at various shows and expos. He does the most awesome thread work and usually works on black whole-cloth quilts under a black light. He looks more like a biker than a quilter.
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    JanRN .... oh but did you not know that the drums are coming at Christmas, also from GrandmaQ !!!!!

    Even if it snows on Thursday, you just get out there and Shop Til You Drop!!!!!!!!
    Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!
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    QuiltE - You always make me laugh!!!
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    And me too JeanieG

    Don't worry DH wanted to buy the drum set

    JanRN you have fun on your FART
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    I hope you can see the detail in this block, it has taken me all day to quilt it. I am taking lots of breaks and massaging the shoulder in between the quilting.
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    Wow, Mirab, that is awesome!!! And really cute!!!! I am so envious of your quilting--your stitches are so even and smooth, your curves aren't herky-jerky like mine are. You are amazing.

    QE, looks like the weather is turning in our favor, they've cancelled the snow warning for Wed & Thurs. The shop is north near Lake Erie which is a real snow belt area. If we get an inch here, they get 10. Our bright orange van can plow through a lot but we're still cautious. We always tell our DH's "we'll call if we decide to stay overnight" and they're fine with that. MrJanRN always reminds me there's usually a Walmart nearby to buy clean undies. Will let you all know how it goes. I'm anxious to see his quilts.
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    Another collective sigh as we marvel at miracle mirabelle's quilting! Truly an inspiration.
    Meanwhile back at the OK corral - it just finished snowing. Over an inch on the ground, but there are still beans in the field. We've waited because moisture tests have been running high and you get "docked"--money deducted for moisture levels above 13% which is ideal for storage. Yesterday when the combine was here beans were at 14% so let's get it done because we are tired of waiting. The harvester didn't complete the job last night so now the plants have a coating of snow on them. When the plants are wet combines can't harvest either corn or beans because the mechanisms to clog up on the machine. The pods can swell, crack open, and spill the beans onto the ground as well. So how much will we loose on the ground I don't know but the deer will have high protein feed to eat--yes they will find it.
    Have a good FART, Jan--stay on the safe side while driving.
    Found my camera battery charger so I can now take a pic of MB to zip off to Anael to help take her mind off her discomfort.
    Busy week ahead so doubt if I will stop by often. Have a good one.
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    Taking off in a few minutes for our Camp Out at the Beach. I'll take some photos for you! See you all on Thursday! I know I'll have pages to read.
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    WOW Mirabelle, beautiful quilt and gorgeous quilting! Happy belated birthday........

    Have a great trip Jeanie, hope I will be around when you're back on Thursday!

    I'm not doing so well, running a fever again, if it gets higher I will have to be admitted again. So I hope I can stay home tonight!
    Tomorrow they're going to do some tests to see what's wrong this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanieG View Post
    QuiltE - You always make me laugh!!!
    Can't imagine why?
    Believe me, I am NOT the class clown IRL!



    MiraB ... So, MrMiraB can be the Hero Grandpa come Christmas!!
    Here's my story ... when my husband's 3 nieces/nephews were little, one year for Christmas we gave them all musical toy instruments. hahahahaha!!!!!!!! They were wicked kids, so we figured it was a "perfect" gift for the parents!! Warped sense of humour, right?
    Your quilting is really making those characters come to life! Pretty impressive as is, so can only imagine how incredible it is IRL. What batting did you use? And do you use pretty much the same in all your quilts?

    JanRN ... gee thanks for sending that snow northwards, which means I might get it and yes that's what is in our forecast. I'm situated between three different weather patterns ... yours from Lake Erie/Buffalo, OKSGlad's as it comes in across Lake Huron and down ... then JanieW sometimes thinks there is need to share! Sometimes all miss me ... sometimes I get all at once and then UGH! Looking for your DJ fabric on this FART?

    OKSGlad ... oh dear on the non-combined beans. Beans are done here, and some have had a good run at corn already. It's not so dry, but some with dryers just let them run to get it off. Deer and Canada Geese will be thankful at your cost. Hope you can slow down a bit this week and not make it all too busy!

    JeanieG ... we'll all bask in the warmth of your beach holiday! A few pebbles of snow were on the ground this morning ... gone now! But soon enough we will have it, I'm sure.

    Anael ... oh my dear, I am so sorry for you. My prayers and thoughts are with you. {{{HUGS}}}
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    Snow?! So ya'll don't want ta know that taday it is 70*F right now? We will have a cold front & it might reach freezin' temps tamarra night. I'll move my bougainvillaea in tanight & my other potted plants tamarra evenin'.
    Sat afternoon DH & I went ta several consignment shops & found 2 bar stools for the island in the kitchen. Then Sun we went ta Handcocks & bought a dropleaf craft table for my sewin' room. It's the perfect hight for a cuttin table.
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    All this talk of snow, this is what woke me this morning. Our first tropical downpour. The first photo you can just make out the hospital in the distance, but the second photo taken just a few minutes later and it is gone. The rain was coming down so heavy I could hardly hear the phone ringing, which was DS asking me to go around to his home and close his windows It has stopped now and the humidity level is around 90% yuk. Guess I will be hiding out in the sewing room with the aircon going today
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