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    Thanks, everyone. I know she's not suffering anymore but my heart hurts.

    Off to work. Hope everyone has a great day. Another big snow/ice storm coming my way tonight and tomorrow. Enough!!!
    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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    We had a beautiful day yesterday. 85*F & only a small breeze. (False Spring!) DH & I planned some o' the plants we want ta plant. I still have plans ta plant one plant that DH doesn't want ta. We discussed it for quit a while yesterday. I reeeealy want ta plant it.
    OOps I hit post before I was ready!
    Taday the high will be 68*F & the wind is blowin' at about 20mph. There is a bit o' dust in the air. Not quite a dust storm but enough ta bother my breathin'.
    Dear Jan I'm so sorry ta hear about your DF. I know that it's heart breakin'! HUGGS
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    We have had so much 70* temps that some of my fruit trees are blossoming! I see that, then think of all of you that are still in freezing temperatures and feel guilty for our warm weather! I'm sure that we will get some more cold weather, and the blossoms will not set! That happens a lot here! It looks like our Avocado tree is going to bloom soon, we have had really bad crops the last two years. We usually get a good crop (100+ fruit) every other year, but not this year. We have a dwarf Avocado tree!
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    February is the time to prune all trees, vines, and rosebushes here. Might get that done at the end of the week...if the weather goes the way its predicted to go. Need to cut all the rose bushes back to about 18 to 20 inches high; patrol the orchard and cut off all the limbs that are crossing one another on the fruit trees or getting too high to reach the fruit. Need at least two days to finish the job.

    I have been stripping....just like Eleanor Burns....in TW directions...64 strips of brown fabric and 64 strips of Kona butter... sew each brown to the butter, then cut and make the four patch square...all 200 of them. Cut awhile and break. Sew awhile and break. Take pictures of the progress along the way.

    Iowa State University Inn in Ames, Iowa, has removed all Gibeon Bibles from the bed side tables; one person complained. (They were taken to a reading lounge with limited open time.) How long before all motels and hotels are forced into doing the same thing??? Terrible news, I think. This is America and they are violating my rights! It is a choice, you do not have to open that drawer, and look at it or read it!!

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    QNS - I pruned our fruit trees last month. My roses, I tend to cut back to about 10". I like them to be compact and not too high! Some tend to get a lot taller than others, just by their nature. I have 31 rose bushes (can you tell I love them), 12 on one side of the front yard, and 19 on the driveway side. I use to be able to prune them all in one day, now I have to take them in sections, my back cannot take it after a while, so I break it up into several days sessions. It is the pits getting older!
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    JeanieG ... oh please do not feel guilty about your wonderful weather! ENJOY it for me!!! .... my goodness what a lot of lovely roses! You will have to show us some pics when they bloom this year.
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    Yes, we are looking forward to seeing our roses in bloom:Name:  1-RoseMay2012.JPG
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Size:  182.7 KBOne of many bushes there. Love those roses! I will have to count them this spring.

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    Those are gorgeous QNS! I'll get some photos of mine when they bloom. Some of them are so old that I have been replacing them the last few years. I always get ones that have a strong fragrance, as I love to cut them and put them in the house.
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    Most of ours are from www.HeirloomRoses.com online...hardier than Wal Mart Climbers so they survive the winters here. Some have scent and some do not. DH is trying to get me to agree on extending the Wisteria vines around the front yard and put roses in front of the living room windows...he lets the chickens dig out the perennials that I have planted there...every year. I think it is time that we fence in the yard itself and keep the chickens out. Nor am I ready to extend the Wisteria poles and block the view from the living room windows. Spring is 31 days away!!

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    Thank you for the beautiful roses QNS, my favourite flower
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    This is a project that has been on the back burner for quite some time. Found it when I tidied up my cupboard. I first tried to go outside my comfort zone with fabric choices and it didn't work, so yesterday pulled some fabric and decided to have another go at it. I already have quite a bit of the bias appliqued. Don't know yet whether it will get buried in the back of the cupboard or stay in clear sight...still thinking about it

    Let me know what you think !!!!!
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    Oh My, Mirabelle, that is just spectacular! I love the colors you have used! The applique sets if off so well. You are just so talented!
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    Good morning. Talk of roses, and fruit trees, and warm weather---I am so jealous! Woke up to ANOTHER six inches of snow and now it's raining ice on top of it. Schools are closed again. Advised to stay off roads because all of the Road Departments are out of salt. The plows are out but there's so much snow piled up at intersections that there's no where to put more. Very dangerous to try to pull out of side streets. Nothing has melted in a long time; we have at least 18" in the yard and on deck. But! Baseball Spring Training starts today! This is a good day to stay in the Bat Cave. It is supposed to warm up to 40* this week so maybe the end of this loooooong winter is in sight?

    Mirab, that's beautiful. What size is your block? I love those colors. Do you make your own bias strips?
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    Mirabelle, I think that is sooooo neat and delicate and lovely. If you toss it, throw it my way...I think its wonderful...and roses are in it!

    JanRN, sorry you have more snow...ours is melting off and almost gone...hope you get the high temperatures, too, and all of yours disappears, too! Thirty days until Spring arrives! Hang in there, its coming!! Going on my FART trip tomorrow and I am excited about it (even though no dough to spend, I will have fun!) getting out and seeing all the new ideas in quilting.

    Everyone have a good day.

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    Well Jan, we missed the rain--so far. Snow plow just went by. 2 hour late start for kiddos today. More precipitation on Thursday and it's to be warm enough to be rain. Yes we are all tired of winter. Turkeys (wild) were up in the yard yesterday. Think they were looking for "grit" as there is none showing on the roads and DH got down to the gravel yesterday.

    Small GMFG quilt for DGD all pieced. Now how to finish it off--applique it to a border? make more hexi's and turn under the edge?

    Book work to do, later ladies!
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    Yes JanRN I made the bias and hand appliqued it. The blocks are 17inches and there are 20 to the pattern. Each block will be a different colour way. Well that is the plan anyway..

    I just need to get some projects finished and stop digging through the cupboard
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    MiraB ... oh no you don't stuff that one back into the cupboard! if you don't want to proveed with a full quilt, at 17" it could make for a spectacular topper or wall hanging! Impressive indeed.


    Yes spring will come Ladies ... The calendar says one thing, but what will Mother Nature give us?
    She has been so nasty to many of us this past year, that it's about time we get a change for the good.

    More snow here last night/today ... only about 4" and none of the rain/ice that you got, JanRN.
    They tell us it is to get milder in the next couple of days, but then it will plummet again.

    Stay safe ... and warm, Almost Everyone!!!
    (cool for MiraB .... and continue on the same for Anae!!!)
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    I got a pretty block from Jan today...thank you so much!!!! Now to decide how to set my blocks and get time to put them together.

    I'll try to get a group shot this week. Not sure when I will get to the clubhouse. With the snow appts keep getting moved later in the week. Thurs and Fri were supposed to be "home days"....they might end up being again since more snow is predicted....

    Anael--I never replied but like the idea of you teaching me through pictures how to knit a beautiful sweater like yours. It will probably be another month or so before I will be up to that (with my elbow/shoulder healing), I'll send you an email when I'm ready, and then when it's convenient for you to start we can. Thanks!
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    Mirabelle I just love it.
    Oh Carrie that's beautiful! Jan, Ya did good!
    Taday was just as beautiful as Sun.
    I have been workin' on my MB but it's givin' me fits! I'm gonna make 2 o' 'em. One for me & one for _________. I had decided ta make __________'s first. W/all the problems m havin' w/it, this one will be mine & by then I'll know how ta make it for _________. Hmmm It really looked easy enough when I picked it out.
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    Thanks for the pictures QNS, your roses are beautiful!

    Carrie, lovely block
    Do you want to make the same cardigan? Or do you just want to learn how to knit cables? This one is a Drops design, Karisma yarn from Garnstudio, Drops book # 134. http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/us/pa...d=5269&lang=us

    Still no winter here and nowhere in sight either.
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    Oh my, some beautiful MB still being shown. Jan, you did a wonderful job on that one for Carrie! Luck girl Carrie! And I'm a lucky girl too, as I got my MB from Gardnergal today in the mail. Thank you so much Gardnergal - it is AMAZING! I'll post a photo tomorrow!

    I had a great day today! My DH and I went to play golf with our best camping buddies. It was a rather cool day (low 60's), but we had a wonderful time. I have not golfed in months, so really enjoyed myself.
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    Golf??? Are you rubbing it in, Jeanie? I'm so jealous but the sun is shining and it's going to 50* today so I'm smiling. You know we still golf in the snow here in Western PA. A week ago there was a fund raiser where some guys played Snow Golf. They use bright orange balls and and aim at targets instead of holes. Cold, but a fun activity to raise some money.
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    I played golf once but it's hard playing in a wheelchair Ever tried that??

    Today I was with a group of ladies having coffee and chatting and the subject quilting came up. Two of them were very convinced machine piecing and machine FMQ isn't quilting. You HAVE to do it all by hand because that's the way it was done in the past I stared at them in total disbelieve and didn't say a word. I thought I don't have to defend myself for doing it all by machine. I only asked if they both still walked everywhere they have to go because that's what they did in the past too. They didn't answer that one.
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    Hello Ladies

    Yesterday DH got back from town, from visiting the vet and told me he has to put our male dog Hercules down

    and then he handed me the mail... with a wonderful MB from Janie.... I will take a picture and post later, Im just too sad I will find the happiness that Janies creation deserves. it might just take me a bit.

    also I feel REALLY bad that my outgoing block hasnt been sent its going to be LATE.
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    Anael ... quit gloating over your non-winter!gorgeous block! The print in the light batik really gives movement when contrasted with the dark one and its shading. Gorgeous!!!!!

    JeanieG ... ahem .... cool day??????????

    OK Everyone ... they asked for it ............


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