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    Just a pit stop--Day 2 of Jury duty calls tomorrow.
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    JeanieG looks like paradise to me, sounds like you had a lot of fun.

    QNS just picking myself up off the floor, $3 per yard, I am so jealous sounds like you had fun also
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    Jeanie, sooooo jealous!! We had 3" of snow on Tuesday but it's supposed to warm up this week-end. Sounds like you had a great time.

    Anne, congrats on the bingo wins. Also sounds like you're having fun and much nicer weather than if you were in NJ.

    QNS, I'm also amazed at $3/yd fabric. Yep, I'd be heading there every Wednesday this month, too. Love a good bargain. And you're doing your part to help the economy (that's my excuse LOL).

    Went on a very disappointing FART. We've seen exhibits by the QS owner and he does awesome quilting. He wasn't there and none of his work was on display. He was at a show somewhere and had everything with him. Bought a 1/2 price pattern and no fabric--none called my name. Did a little better at the second shop but they carry mostly fabric for Eleanor Burns's quilts and I don't use those. Did find 3 batik FQs. Had a great time with my friends but I didn't do my part for the economy today.

    Anael & Carrie, please take care and feel better.

    It's only 9:20 but I'm heading off to bed. At 3:30 this am I heard water running, got up to investigate and the hot water heater had emptied itself all over the basement. So MrJanRn & I had to start mopping and moving things. Never did go back to sleep. Got it replaced while I was shopping. So good night, all!
    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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    JanRN, I keep telling my Dh that the hot water heater will be replaced with one that heats on demand....no big floods that way. Clean up is no fun at all.

    JeanieG, the scenery is lovely and so peaceful.

    Honchey, glad you are winning in your Bingo games. No doubt it will be saved for a FART trip. Will Thanksgiving be in NC or NJ??

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    Honchey--if my shoulder gets any worse I will be requesting an earlier appt with the doctor. Otherwise I see him Dec 12th. If surgery is suggested I hope to get it done before the end of the year.

    QNS--thanks for trying to think of the books...I've decided on a pattern called "Split Decision". What a great deal at the LQS!! I has been very tempting for me to buy fabric the last couple months since I haven't been sewing, but I've been trying to be good.

    Jeanie--pretty pictures.

    OK--good of you to stop by.

    Mirabelle--how's the princess quilt coming? How's the shoulder w/no DH to massage it?

    Jan--sorry to hear about the water heater. Hope you were able to sleep well!

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    GGal ... I do enjoy doing the Christmas gift for my "adopted' family. Have done two baby quilts for the great niece/nephews and now a 3rd should be with us by Christmas. Haven't decided what that will be yet. It;s nice to see them appreciate and enjoy them. No horse pulls ... it was six horse hitches and then judged on their driving ability, the matching of the horses, the outfitting, etc. I saw several other classes too, 4's, unicorn, singles etc ... just the 6's are such a spectacle, so has become my favourite! You've been productive as ever! Wonder what you will do with the scraps this time? Don't fret on the cataracts ... most times you can go a long time with lens changes before they will have to take action. I was lucky, when that time came, they got me in pretty quick and both were done 2 wks apart.

    DublB ... sometimes you just need a break from unpacking to refresh yourself! When I moved I played "games" with myself a bit. I would set the timer and make myself unpack for 30 minutes before I could stop for a break. Lots of times I didn't stop then, but when I did not set the alarm, I would be stopping before the 30! Another I did, would be I had to unpack just one box ... again, I'd often do more, once i got at it, but that helped me get at it!!

    QNSue ... soft foods ... I'd go for Maple Custard or rice pudding or tapioca! Main course, how about creamed veggies, pick your veggie. I do scalloped potatoes with sliced onions and carrots. Most people have never had it, but seem to like them when they try them. The sweetness of the carrots and onions with the starch of the potatoes makes for a nice mix. Glad you got your new frig and are happy with it.

    Anael ... poor you! On the other hand, I am so happy that your Homecare worker is being so vigilent and keeping a good eye on you. I'm sure it seems like it will be FOREVER before Dec. 3rd gets here. PLease know I am thinking about you!

    Honchey ... yeaaaaaaa for your Bingo wins! Glad that you have been able to do a wee bit of sewing. I hope that helps you feel a bit better in doing it, and not depressed that you can't do more. Is your Dr. gone for relief efforts? Or was he there already? I'm sure there is a lot of support from your area, knowing what Sandy was like. What a sad story about your neighbour. Unfortunately, that seems to happen more times than not. So sad. AT first I went 27, wow, lucky you ... then I realized it was 27 and went EEK!!!!!!! ..........(C vs. F!!!!) So there;s your SMILE for the night!

    CarrieM ... let's hope the pool therapy helps and/or they move for a quick surgery date, so you can get on with recovery and back to normal! So hard for you to slow down, I am sure. I can't help you much with jelly roll patterns, as I have never used a jelly roll. However, two places to look for ideas ... Liz Katsuro as well as Cozy Quilts (California). It was a Cozy pattern that I used for my avatar quilt. They usually have a free pattern on their site for JRs. And lots of free ones on the Katsuro site too.

    JeanieG ... ohhhhhhh such beautiful pics to drool over! glad you had a grand time!

    OKSGlad ... nice to see you fly thru ... and wondering if you are on a Jury? or if they are going thru the selection process still? Did you take your hexies with your? When I was on Jury Duty, the first day I went and bought a needlepoint and had it finished before the trial was over. We spent more time out of the court room than in it!

    JanRN ... how disappointing for your FART ... and what a horrible start to the day. I am sure you were whipped tonight and ready for bed! DARN ... tomorrow means you have to go back to WORK!



    Good news! ... I worked like a little bee this week, and so tomorrow, I am off WORK! Worked on my Fr♥sty Too tonight and have a good start. Hope to be able to get it put together tomorrow then assess what or if I need anything to complete (threads for quilting, embellishments, batting) and then get those on Saturday when I am away. Then be ready to continue on!!

    I really do feel so much better when I am sewing ... just have to figure out how to not have to WORK!
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    Just popping in to catch up on the gossip...

    Carriem I just finished sewing the binding on the Princess quilt so tonight it will be movie and hand sewing its not a finish until the last stitch is in. Will take pics tomorrow.

    Carriem try Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorials for ideas for jelly roll quilts, Jenny Doan always does something interesting.

    Anael I thought your surgery was the 26th of this month, did they put it back a week? Thinking of you and sending prayers your way.

    QuiltE I can't wait to see your new Frosty.

    Now that I have finished my coffee, I am going to clean up my sewing room, 6 days of quilting and there is stuff everywhere Tomorrow I have to start working on DD's Christmas quilt, no rest for the wicked
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    wheeeeeee!!!!!!!!!! Princess is soon to be viewed!
    MiraB ... Please take us lots of pics to show us all your intricate detail! Fr♥sty just seemed to suit the weather conditions right now!

    CarrieM ... new MSQC youtube might interest you for your jelly roll. Not a quilt, but three big bags that could be more than useful!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4-41...ature=youtu.be


    I'm SO excited to be off WORK today ... almost giddy!!!
    Now to be productive and have something to show for it!
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    GoodMorning!!!!

    oh my! you all dont know how happy I am to see you!!! oh it has been a busy week! sigh.... I get some time off today.... only because I rolled my ankle.

    I have been working weatherizing the house and out buildings for wintertime. we are lucky it has been a warm Nov so far... freezing every night and mid 60 during the day.

    DRAMA DRAMA at thanksgiving time... grrrrr not looking forward to the holidays which is sad I just want to crawl under a rock and stay there! My DH birthday is next week and my littlest DD bday is the 29th I decided to make her a dolly mattress, pillow, quilt, set to go with her doll crib she is getting... it has been slow going, because she is so helpful with the project

    GGal, No my kids dont ride the bus, I wish they did it takes me twenty minutes to drive one way to town. and that adds up! DH decided he will drive them in the mornings which is a HUGE relief for me we really arent TOO rural, it is ONLY a two hour drive to Walmart

    Have a good one Ladies!!!
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    QE--thanks for the ideas for jelly roll patterns.

    Does anyone here use a juicer? DH has been juicing the past couple weeks and we need a higher quality one.

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    Check out the different models on how easy it is to clean it up, Carrie. We have one that sits up on the shelf because of that problem. Read reviews carefully, see which one has the highest rating.

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    QuiltE...looking forward to seeing Frosty. Glad you could have a sew day.
    Honchey...it sounds like the pain is wearing you down. It would be so nice just to kick it out without having more pain!!!
    QNS...it's been 2 weeks. Sewing yet?
    DD...so going to Walmart has to be an event. Nothing wrong with that. It's nice that you and DH can share the bussing activity.
    Carrie...I agree with Honchey. If it is rotor cuff, it doesn't seem to get better by itself. Hope you can get this figured out sooner rather than later.
    JanRN...so sorry you didn't get to see the thread art. A new use for your S16.
    Jeanie...I can almost smell the salt air. Such a beautiful site. Thanks!
    Dubib...As long as you are enjoying you new home and have out what you need, the boxes can wait. It's odd how difficult it can be to get rid of "good stuff" even if we know we will probably never use it.
    The last couple of days DH and I have raked leaves and barely made a dent in them although there were big piles along the street. It's warmer and forecasting rain so they won't blow away any time soon. In the sewing room, I've changed a layout for one of those long ago started quilts and find I need a couple more yards for binding and borders. I'm doing a 4 patch for part of the border but don't quite have enough of the neutral. Also, I sewed the early blocks on a different machine...the one I traded in... so there will be easing. I use the 1/4 inch foot entirely for my seams and it seems, they are different by machine. I know, I'm not supposed to do that but when everything is on the same machine, I don't have a problem. I have two more project boxes that have lain dormant for too long but I'm taking a break and will be quilting and finishing a crib size flimsy. Leftovers will fit in with Bonnie's latest mystery quilt.
    I sent Anael a picture of my November MB and will be sending it out as soon as I spy Mirabelle's.

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    I do not get doctor's permission until the 21 November appointment for sewing, so I am still *sigh* waiting to sew. Printing off free patterns, bought fabric and waiting.

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    Tuesday I experimented w/the grid method again. I tried "Tear & Wash" by Pellon. It has 2 layers, a paper one & then the water soluble one. I wanted ta make a 12" block. I drew a 2" grid on the water soluble side w/a very fine Sharpie. Then I placed my pieces on the grid. Now here is my second change came inta the trial. I already know (from other experiments) that you have ta be careful w/glue & water soluble products. So I tried 505 spray adhesive. After I attached the pieces ta the grid, I folded it & realized that the paper on the back was goin' ta affect my 1/4" seam allowance. I took the paper off. Here is where my problems began. I could only sew about 2" ta 4" at a time. My needles kept gummin' up. Now I've used 505 several times since I bought it in Jan & never had this problem before. Is it the Tear & Wash & does it need the paper ta be sewn on, or did the 505 & the Tear & Wash react ta each other? I want buy some o' those wipes from the medical supply store that ya use ta git adhesive bandages off with. Taday I went ta 2 medical supply stores & didn't find any adhesive remover. This experiment is for my Nov MB. I guess I'll try ta use rubbin' alcohol.
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    Sorry Dublb I don't have a solution for your problem. When I use 505 spray I let it rest for 24 hours before I start quilting, that way the glue is dry and I don't have it gum up my needle. I hope that makes sense to you.

    Here are some pics of the Princess quilt, its all finished except for the faces on the Princesses, DD will do that on Friday when I see her.. It looks really good on a bed (just saying)
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    Wow! Awesome quilt. Your work is spectacular. Lucky little Princess.
    The best kind of sleep beneath heaven above is under a quilt hand made with love. Anonymous

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    DDamsel ... oh dear for your ankle. What a nice present for your DD. The two of you will have fun making it together, even if it is a slow go! Sorry for the upcoming holiday drama ... try to let it go and enjoy it with those you can.

    CarrieM ... you;re welcome. No clue about juicers.

    GGal
    ... he's together! Now to do his applique nose, eyes and the snowbank. Then onwards to the quilting. Good for you and your leaf raking, even though there are still mountains of them. Here, I am lucky ... they can all be pushed into the bush! For your seam problem with your new/old machine stitching ... could you move your needle left/right to get the same seam width as your earlier stitching?

    QNSue ... with all your eye use right now, so why no stitching yet?

    DublB ... just ask in the drug store for the alcohol swabs that are packaged individually. The type that are used to rub your arm, before you get a needle. For your grid, why not buy the ready marked product?

    MiraB ... such a beautiful quilt for your Little Princess! What a surprise for her at Christmas and she is going to love the two of you even more! Your quilting is amazing.

    OKSGlad ... how do you like your new job?


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    Have a great weekend, Everyone!
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    Oh Mirabelle - that quilt is indeed perfect for a princess! You have been working so hard on it, I'm sure that darling little girl will just love it!
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    QE I have ordered some o' the premarked fusible stabilizer & am hopein' that it'll git here soon. I will use it for wallhangin's but for a quilt I want ta figure out the best water soluble so as ta not have a stabilizer in a quilt. I don't want ta have ta quilt through it & it'll give it a stiff look on the bed that isn't a'tall cuddly, so I experiment. Aqua Mesh is what has come up as the best so far. I still have several experiments ta do till I know for sure.
    (I now have walls that I want ta put several walhangin's on. )
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    Mirabelle, the result is worth every minute you spent making it...and it will treasured forever. What a heirloom the princess will have for her own girls someday. Beautiful.

    QuiltE, nice of you to stop by and talk to us a bit. Missed you. Yes, I can see from the right eye, where the cataract was removed, but it is healing yet, and it must find a 'balance' with the left eye...perception is off on distance and depth. That 'crescent' quarter moon of vision in the left eye is streaming a wet discharge at night...maybe that is why the eye doctor said, "Mother Nature has to have time to work". So I am not pushing forward until he says I can. Cannot endanger my sight for the rest of my life...because I don't have patience!! Sigh. I will wait.

    Everyone have a nice weekend.

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    Just a quick note, can't take too much time. DH is in the hospital since Thurs morning, when he passed out. His blood pressure is really staying low, had his chemo treatment last mon and hasn't responded very well to it. Lots of problems, so far my radiation is going well had no 4 yesterday of 33 times, so not spending too much time at home only to shower and change clothes and pick up any necessary things needed. Sorry this is short but don't want to be gone long. Please keep us in your prayers. Thank you.
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    GrannyQ - so sorry to hear about your DH. I know it is so draining to have to spend time at a hospital, plus your radiation probably leaves you tired as well. Try to get some rest, and thanks for letting us know what is going on. You both are definitely in my prayers!
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    My heart goes out ta ya GrannyQ. Prayers are bein' sent your way. Huggs!
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    Meeting in the virtual RV for special prayers and {[(hugs)]} for you, GrannyQ and your MR. GrannyQ. We are all here for you. Please do consider yourself and the rest you need to continue on the way you are.

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    GrannyQ you are in my prayers as you go through this difficult time. We are all thinking of you.
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