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    Anael...I agree with Carrie. You could piece the back using the cowboy fabric as the focus and pick up one of the cowboy colors for the additions. It will look like you planned it. Beautiful quilt for Isa.
    Janie...it's good to hear that you are now returning to quilting after your "vacation" with your DDIL. I hope she is doing well. Good thing that QNS could help you too.
    QuiltE....yes...just what is the gift you gave yourself? How long will you keep us in suspense?
    Honchey...fleeing the cold. Good for you. Take care of your knee.
    it's -12 here this morning. I used my wool quilt last night and kept toasty warm in our unheated bedroom. My DH wants to go outside and plow but I hope he comes to his senses. The entire county is shut down...no one should be on the roads except emergency vehicles so we're not going anywhere. Me?....I have the BH mystery ready for the last border but haven't settled on what it should be so I'll work on something else today. Maybe the second SYE for January. Stay warm and safe!

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    Short on length I can look in my stash to see if I have a matching solid and do a stripe in the middle from side to side. Great thinking ladies, thanks! Now off to find matching fabric
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    No matching fabrics in my stash. Meaning I have to go on a FART tomorrow. That's ok, it's easier to find a solid matching (I hope).
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    Anael, I think red, green or yellow would work or the blue on the back. Yes, I am glad I woke up in the early morning hours and helped you.

    I fear fires in homes when it gets so cold and last night, early morning I smelled something too hot, so got myself up to check it out...Dh had not turned off the space heater in the living room and it said "87" on the top of it. So I shut it off the the smell disappeared. Could have been a different story this morning. Blessed Be I got up and shut it off.

    Be warm and save, it says colder today and tonight...and after tomorrow, it will break back into more normal temperatures.

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    Note to GGal: please take this blasted weather back to Indiana!!! Brrr---last night at 11pm it was 47* and raining. I woke up at 3am to ice pelting my windows. I looked out and the whole area looked like a glazed donut. Woke up at 7am and we have 2" of snow on top of a 1/2" of ice, wind is howling, air temp is 20* falling to -12* overnight. Windchill is -20*. Hoping and praying we don't lose electric. Poor Patches has learned to pee really fast and hurry back up the ramp and get out of the cold. I feel so sorry for people that have to work outside--lots of water main breaks in area.

    Stay warm and SAFE! This is so dangerous, thankfully only going to last 2 more days.
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    It's here on the news every day, your very cold weather. I'm glad I'm here
    Please stay safe and warm!
    QNS, I'm glad you woke up early, it could have been a disaster
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    Ggal---WOW!! That BH quilt looks like it was A LOT of work!! Great job.

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    Gee MiraB ... you want an answer when there were hardly any guesses?

    JanieW ... thanks for the suggestion. I switched to Chrome a while back, when we discovered IE was not as compatible with this site. So maybe another switch. So far, so good this morning ... so haven't called my techie to discuss yet. I don't think those toe fungus ads took were quite the threat that these Java Pop ups are ... or am I in a dream world?

    JeanieG ... the techie said that the virus protectors wouldn't deal with this stuff when I had it pre-Christmas. Just be sure to not click on it at all ... when you do, it dumps rogue applications onto your system and that's where you get into trouble. So I have been constantly shutting down via the Task Manager.

    Anael ... Oh NOooooooo! That can be so annoying when it happens. I'm thinking the same as the others, to piece in some blue ... or perhaps do a strip of each of the colours. Perhaps do each strip twice the width of the other? Isa's is so sweet. Fantastic quilting ... I see swirls and posies! OOPS! that bottom left one, the fabrics are too similar. Not enough contrast! The scrappy-ness has blended well and will give the kids an I Spy in its own way.

    JanRN ...
    great idea ... let's send all the weather back to Indian! We're dealing with the same here, just later than you. Sorry GGal!!

    As for you MissyAnael ... pffft! And have they been showing you shots of the MiraBs weather too? They keep showing Aussie beach shots with our weather reports ... nothing like rubbing it in!

    GGal ... Amaaaaaaaazing Flimsy!!! kind of a stained glass effect.






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    OK OK ... being that all is going good with the internet (right now and xxxfingers crossedxxx),
    I'll take MiraB out of her misery ............... what did I get????









    I picked up my Oliso!

    I had gone in on Monday to get it, only to discover they had sold them all out before Christmas. She called the supplier, to discover they had only 3 left in stock and had him ship all of them. And yes, some fabric followed me home, but only [email protected]/2 metre, a gallon of Best Press, 505 and some black + white thread.
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    I had to google Oliso because I've never heard of it. Now I know Now I still don't know what you bought because they have several products you could have bought

    The OOPS block will look very familiar to you QuiltE When I was quilting this one I thought of I Spy too.

    No, they don't show shots of Mirabelle's beaches, only reports of the bad weather in the US and Canada. And here it's raining again!
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    Janie, I have now my strip attached to the flying geese triangle. I guess because of my poor eyesight the angles were not quite correct and I had to adjust my strip of background a bit...about an inch and quarter off on the bottom...but it came out all straight in the end and the strip is straight all the way across the bottom of it.

    QuiltE, what a perfect time to get a new toy to play with; hope it does everything you want it to do for you.

    Back to the challenges in the sewing room. Keep smiling! This too shall pass and the weather will warm up! Mirabelle, keep cool! Anael, good luck in the fabric hunt.

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    I'm with everyone else on piecing the back Anael. I would just put a blue (or other matching color) border around the whole backing, it would look like you did it on purpose!

    I'm also with Anael on what is an Oliso??? Guess I'll have to "google" it too!
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    Hey QuiltE, which model Oliso did you get??? I got the blue one...not the top of the line...Joann's had them on sale on Black Friday ...I had my sister pick it up for me in DE..no tax.. I still haven't opened it...

    Went to the dentist this morning and the news wasn't encouraging..the surgery last April isn't coming along as well as expected and I have to go back to the oral surgeon to have him look at the digital exrays...There goes my early leaving for NC...I haven't told DH yet...What a bummer

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    I am pretty sure the Oliso is the fancy iron that has "feet". When you forget to stand it up it lifts up by itself...

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    Oh Honchey, I'm sorry!

    Carrie, does it do the ironing by itself too? If so I want want too

    Today I ordered a crockpot ! ! ! It's my first crockpot and I'm very excited. Will have to wait till next week to arrive.
    So ladies: your best recipes pleaaaassssseeeeeeeee
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    I am just popping in quickly to thank NinaSue for her package, it arrived this morning, lots of pins, beautiful pin cushion and 2 patterns which could be a challenge. From the bottom of my heart I thank you for thinking of me.

    Now I must dash to the supermarket for my weekly shopping, like to go early and get the parking spot closest to the door

    Will chat later today
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    Honchey, sorry for your news. With a toothless DH that is facing more gum surgery, I can relate to that thought. May it heal quickly for you...and healing will start right after the surgery.

    Mirabelle, so happy the mail plane did not crash on its way there and the package finally arrived there for you. On pattern is for advanced quitters and is a real challenge. I decided I was not an advanced quilter, but think of you as one.

    Anael, there are many crock pot recipe booklets, and one will probably come with your crock pot. Hope you enjoy it and have great success with its recipes. Honchey's Rice Pudding recipe cooked up nicely in mine. I find the crock pot excellent for soups and stews. If company coming happens to be late, its great to keep the food warm and ready to serve, no problems. Mine old ones warn against putting frozen food into one, but I think the newer ones might handle that problem.

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    Oh it was noisy here today. All kids were here as no school today. Brrr cold outside DH, DS, and DDIL worked until after 3:00 with morning chores, but no major problems, thank God. A heifer calf born today out of Defiant--name suggestions include D-cold, D-Icy, D-iceher. Other names in her family tree include Defrost and Deheat. So glad we live in a small valley as the wind doesn't affect us as much. Down side is that it's usually colder in the valley by the river.

    Never got into crockpot cooking. I was always close enough to the kitchen at meal times, but did a lot of oven baked meals so I'm not a very good source of recipes, Anael. Do enjoy it. My college yo nephew uses his small one all the time and is tickled when he comes back from class and has a hot meal waiting for him. I know I'm late, but I'd piece the back too. Cute cute quilt for Isa!

    How exciting for you QE. Sure beats my thrift store irons I buy for a few $ and toss when they are done. I don't use steam but have a nice water spray bottle handy for moisture.

    Every one stay warm or cool. Took out some suet cakes for the birds and boy sundogs were as bright as the sun. Now to try to get something done today. Kids sure change my plans for the day, but I hope they always remember being at Gram's.

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    Well I finally took a pict o' my MB from Jeanie. Thanks for bein' so patient w/me. I just fell in love w/it right away!!
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    Very pretty, Dublb, great job Jeanie!

    The cold is suppose to break tomorrow and the temperature move up to 17 above and Wednesday through Sunday warmer. Rain and snow in the forecast but daytime temperatures are looking upward. Enough of cold weather; friend down at Hermann has frozen water pipes, with DD and DGS (who is two) visiting her for several days. Friend lost her DH on the 8th of December, so I call every other day or so because she is lonesome. No, she does not quilt.

    It was nice to hear from you, OksewGlad, and know that you are coping with the situations and weather.

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    Yes, Oliso is the iron that I got!

    CarrieM has it right ... you just let go of the handle and it puts its feet out, so it does not burn things. Now I have to re-train myself to not set it up on end. If you wish, you can turn the feet option off.

    For you Ladies having shoulder problems, you might want to keep an eye on them. I had shoulder problems for awhile, so this is one of the reasons I chose O. Plus that the yellow one does not shut off for 30 minutes and has 1800 watts of power. Last night, it was really nice when I was coming and going from the machine as it was always ready. My old one ... not! Does this mean more productivity?

    Anael ...
    and thus why I pointed out the OOPS! Sorry to disappoint, but you do have to "operate" it!

    Honchey ... get that blue iron out of its box and give it a work out to take away your disappointment about your tooth and departure.

    OKSGlad ... Oh how I remember (and yes, even miss it!!!) winter on the farm and morning chores done at 3pm!! Yeaaaaaa just in time to start the night ones! It looks like you name your calves much like I did!!!! We had a lot of fun with them and often times it sure made it easier to remember their lineage! I've gone the thrift store route too for irons. My last one was from the garage sale after a neighbour died. I often remembered Wyn as I ironed. I seldom use steam, but am starting to think I might try again as that's another O advantage ... you use tap water! Might save on Best Press usage.

    MiraB ... happy shopping! maybe you will be back in 3?
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    CarrieM ... I was looking at your Carrot Dressing recipe, and wondered if you ever tried it in the crock? I think it would work.


    Anael ...
    Here's one for you!

    The name of this recipe, is kind of ironic, being that it was in the cookbook that was with my first crockpot when I was married!!! The second irony was that I never liked stew as a kid. Irony #3 ... my Mom never "made" stew (like this). It was always leftover gravy (flavourless, resemblance of wallpaper paste, and yes, I hated it) and then some leftover meat and vegetables kind of ran through it!

    So this one changed my idea of stew, and soon became a favourite and still is today!! Now I just kind of toss in whatever and don't even read the recipe!

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    2 lbs. stewing beef
    1/3 cup dried bread crumbs
    1 tsp salt
    1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
    1 tsp. dried basil
    1/3 cup ground tapioca
    1 onion, quartered
    3 carrots, cut in thick strips
    4 stalks celery, chopped
    8 oz can sliced mushrooms (or fresh)
    1 cup beef broth
    2 x 10 oz. cans condensed tomato soup
    1 tsp. soy sauce

    Brown beef in skillet. Toss with bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Put in crock. Add all other ingredients. Stir well and cover.

    Cook on low for 10 to 12 hours high for 3 to 5 hrs.

    Notes:
    * If you want a hearty brown colour, add some Kitchen Bouquet.
    * I always add chunked potatoes to the mix.
    * Leftovers freeze well.
    * Sometimes I use the leftovers as a soup base or just thin down the gravy.
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    Home in an hour, grocery shopping, pharmacy and stationery store for photocopying phew I like to get it done and done fast. Groceries all packed away (no help from DH) dog food cooked for the week and Spicy Chicken Wings cooked for lunch yum.

    QuiltE I want an iron that does the work for me, although I lower my ironing board sit it right next to me and just swivel in my chair, no getting up and down for me Enjoy your gift...

    Honchey I hope you are feeling better, I personally avoid the dentist at all costs, absolutely petrified of them and always have been. Had all my top teeth removed at age 19 and they had to put me to sleep to do it. Should have the bottoms removed also but I am not over the last visit

    Anael enjoy your crockpot, I had one when I was first married a very long time ago and really didn't like it but I suppose they have improved a lot since 1978 I tend to cook a lot of stir fries and roasts, really don't like stews.

    Oksewglad what cute names for your calves

    Dublb what a beautiful block from JeanieG

    To everyone else, always thinking of you and please stay safe and warm
    Karen

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    Well, it's 11.23 p.m. my time zone and decided to make the numbers turn before anyone else beat me to it,

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