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    I have ordered from Henry Field our replacement for thornless dew berries, and four cherry trees...dwarf size, from two to four feet high. Stellar and North Star. So much wind here it is hard to get the trees started off without the wind bending them. A wind generator on the top of the hill here should work well. Need new Gooseberry vines too. Need to check with Stark Brothers nursery in Louisiana, Mo.

    DH split some plants with the neighbor lady, and I dug up red tulips for her and gave her a good pair of gardening gloves from Home Depot. As an RN, she watches her hands carefully taking good care of them, but looks the outdoors and gardening work..she is also learning how to quilt. McCall's latest quilting magazine has an ad in it for Laura Aaron Hird's new book.

    I finihsed the borders on California Gold, so with a good final press, its ready to be quilted. On to the blue nine patch, and finish the borders on it....as the week progresses. May it be a good one for everyone.

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    Finally finished my medallion quilt. Last year CarrieM hosted a BOM for Carol Doaks' 50 Fab Paper Pieced Stars. I got all 50 12" blocks done and realized if I made a quilt with them all it would be the size of Delaware. So I've made table runners & toppers, bed runners and a wall hanging. This is a wall hanging for me. I still have about 8 stars left to make something else. I wish the quilting showed up better in this pic--I think I went overboard but it's still about 1/3 the amount of quilting I see on some of the quilts on QB. I think I've gotten to maybe Third Grade in the FMQ class--I have a long way to go. Name:  Medallion.jpg
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    Love it JanRN. You knocked it out of the park!

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    DH & I found some shade wildflower seed taday. We bought 5 bags as most o' my beds are in the shade. Then we had ta prep the beds & scatter 'em. They are covered in a mulch so as ta stay wet. We planted 2 beds out back & 3 out front. I hope they do as well as the ones that I planted last fall that are spring wildflowers. Some o' those are along the wall that divides my house from our neighbor's. The others are in the horse shoe shape area by the circle drive. Those are bloomin' profusely.
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    An inch or more of rain last night...we needed it. Good luck with your wild flowers, Dublb.

    Off tot he QR today. Have a good one.

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    Thank you for the compliment QNS. What a busy planting season you have ahead of you. MrJan worked on the yard today, raking and feeding it. This will be the first time ever that we don't have a dog for "instant fertilizer".
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    It rained last night & it's supposed ta rain tanight! YIPPY!
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    Ordered the Gooseberry plants and two peach trees. That completes the orchard for this year. Gooseberries are regional, I think. Texas kids did not know what they were, and Jerry took a can of it to school and they still did not believe it. Love Gooseberry pie. Dh loves peaches. Our peach trees have not survived in the orchard, so we try again.

    Made up the border for the nine patch blue top. Pt a small strip of dark blue to frame it, and then split the nine patch across and up and down to do the border. And add a blue strip to the outside. Ripped the TW blocks apart to redo them. Outside work tomorrow. Have to pull weeds out of flower beds and get the bed ready for the berries....decide where the trees will be going in the orchard.

    Dublb, I share the rain joy...it has been so dry here, its a welcome change. JanRN, no dog here either...just ten cats.

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    Our tomatoes are lookin' great. I am so glad that we planted 'em before Easter as we did cool way down, but it didn't freeze! We added a few Marygolds this weekend between the tomatoes ta hopefully keep the bugs away.
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    Our bugs in CC ate the Marigolds! Hope you have better luck, Dublb. Weeding out my RR tie flower garden. Grass took over last year when I did not get out to weed it. Oh, dear the grass in that bed. It will take me all summer to get it cleaned out thoroughly and win the battle! Gotta go help dh get the sprayer together and mixed up. tater.

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    I also have a bed that will take for ever ta get rid o' the grass. We are gonna try ta plant squash in that bed latter. Hope ya get most o' the grass first.
    I finally found a sectional! I am so excited! It looks great in my livin' room!
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    Sounds like gardening is taking over everybody's time. I worked in garden beds today...have 3 of them ready for early vegetables. I rearranged a couple of my panels so took a little extra time. Tonight I burned grass south of the house. I'm determined to get that area under control of somehow. It's a rocky slope so mowing is possible in certain spots and that's only if I go downhill as it's at least a 45* angle. Really want to get some tall grasses in there, but many are not for zone 4. The blue stems are...drop seed too. I'd like to move the dry cow lot fence a little further north closer to the hose, but there are only certain places there is enough dirt to put in steel fence posts for the fence.

    MrOK spread fertilizer on the ground that's to be planted to peas and barley. He's getting into his spring "zone" where he works till he drops and then sorta hopes for a little rain to slow the pace a bit

    Last night, Cynthie from Iowa Star Quilts talked at our guild. Great quilts and a fun night. To see her patterns go to. www.iowastarquilts.com/ She is also on Facebook.

    Ok the body is calling for rest....Need to make a list before I head to town tomorrow...Have a good night.....
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    Hi Everyone, Sorry to say no gardening for me..I can only wish.. I've been busy with the star quilt and have only 2 rows left to sew to the other 7 that are finished..It's coming along beautifully and even I am surprised at myself..
    The ladies are treating me to lunch today, somewhere along the waterfront...I hope it's not outside...it's been raining off & on for a couple of days now with more to come
    I spoke to one of my co-workers and they told me they have a strange looking machine for me that came in on a trade in..they said "That's for Anne, don't throw it out"... I'm so very curious...they also told me that they are lining up the calendar for their days off! This is the longest we've been away..

    Have a good day and take it easy in the gardens... H.

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    Hi Everyone, Here is the quilt I've been working on.. it's going to be a raffle to raise funds for the Wounded Warriors. I named it "Unforgettable Stars"

    DH is hold it up....H
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    Very nice, Anne....Hope. you sell lots of tickets for such a great cause.

    Heading back to the garden...soaked peas overnight so better plant them...bought broccoli and kale to plant yesterday..I'm soaking up the "D"s in the sunshine....Have a good one.....

    P.S....going through quilting withdrawl so going to need some rain to work in the sewing room.....
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    Dublb, hope you enjoy your sectional sofa; what color is it? How many quilts do you have to 'decorate' it?

    Anne, what a wonderful job and I love the name...our soldiers are unforgotten stars. Many are buried abroad in WWI and WWII. How did you ever get them the same size? You must be a wonder woman on your sewing machine and rotary cutter.

    Ok, we have our potatoes and peas planted. Time to fix lunch. will talk later.

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    Nina, it took me 2 weeks of ripping then sewing & measuring every section as I went along.. They all had to measure 8-3/8" finished with the 1/4" seam allowance around the edge of each block.. I pp'd the flying geese sections and where it came the point part I sewed just outside the lines on the top of the "v"..that helped to make sure the star points would have some room...Then I figured if the blocks are supposed to finish at 8.5" all I needed was to sew just past the 1/4" seam allowance...it worked for the most part. the problem with the points was that when I sewed at the end of the points seam it would wiggle and the seam allowance was gone..I noticed that when sewing with the paper attached on the flying geese that didn't happen..so when I sewed the sections that didn't have paper under it I just slipped a piece of paper under the seam and it sewed nice & straight... so as I was doing my group a favor by tackling this project I learned something new..place pieces of paper under when you don't want the seam intersection to go wonky...I also made sure every white block was the exact size needed. and I pinned like crazy..if you were to zoom in on the photo you will see that every seam intersection is nested 98 % perfect....I was thrilled that they came out so nice...
    I went to Wilmington today to get some fabric for the border & backing...it's supposed to be bordered with the w/w but didn't have enough fabric & Hobby lobby's new bolt of it was off color and the print was hardly printed..so I went to Joann's and got a light gold with white dots and a dark navy with faded eagles on it with some gold stars for the backing & binding I brought the quilt with me to lay it out and asked for opinions and the all liked what I picked out..I just hope the group likes it as well..
    I thought the name was appropriate as well.. Now I can go back to one of the 2 Mysteries that have been draped on the back of a chair.. OK will be happy to see # 8 as a flimsy...I will too!!!

    Bev, I would love to see your sectional...I've been thinking about getting on of those in the future...
    Time for me to grab a bite then relax for awhile...Have a good evening everyone..H.

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    Wow, you have all been busy. Great job on the Star quilt Anne! You done good girl!

    Everyone is working so hard on the vegetable gardens. Glad the weather has turned for you all. You have had a really rainy winter season.

    We just returned from out last RV camping trip. We had beautiful weather and I got to visit with a girl friend from the 70's. Our kids were stairsteps and we spent hours together when they were toddlers. She is fighting cancer, and I did not think I would see her alive again. She is in remission, but so weak! We chatted for around 3 hours! So much reminiscing!

    Such fun to get new furniture Bev! Enjoy!
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    Here's the fabric I chose for the border & backing/binding for the star quilt.
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    Not sure about the gold and white....did you try a deep blue? Anne? or a silver blue.grey?

    It may look different when you are next to it than looking at the picture here. I am sure you will make it look great.

    Decided not to sell my old Chrysler; may need a second car if the first one breaks down. Unhappy with US Cellular people in my hometown for misleading information on the cost of the new 'family' plan...did not tell me up front the monthly fee or the total start up fee. Not the hundred a month but more...doubling my old bill. Grrrrr. Then mislead me on the phone and said she was 'sorry' today when I pinned hr down on figures. Failed to get a copy of the contract until today...I am not a happy camper. Guess I am stuck for two years, then I can change again. My phone is hooked up to go through the radio when we are in the car....well, it did today....it broadcasted it at high volume, about blowing us out of the car! Not ready for that. Refused to call anyone until we had stopped and shut the car off.

    Just not really for the high tech of today's lifestyles.

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    Mystery #8

    I have one more border with the gold piece to complete the stars but with a much wider purple border...the purple is from a new line of American made fabric that I got in NJ.. Haven't seen it anywhere else.I have to wait until I get home to buy it.. I am pleased with how it turned out.. Now to start working on # 9 to finish getting it assembled.

    Nina. I was thinking of getting a different phone service and thought you got a good deal..I'm glad you mentioned your disfatisfaction... We don't text or send photos, just talk..The new phones are so big and I don't like to carry a purse. I'll just wait until the phones we have die or batteries are no longer available...

    Pardon DH's feet..Gee, kind of reminds me of Sponge Bob
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    Love the purple, Anne, and those 'feet' are cute! What size is the quilt?

    I am disappointed in my hometown store, but I did get four phones on the plan...dh loves his tablet and can access the web with it, and his flip phone. Friend has my flip phone in New Haven, Mo. And I have the Smart phone...still learning how to use it. And the two...tablet and smart phone was only two cents, so I guess they make their monies back in the next two years....saved $300 on the tablet and about $50 to $200 on my phone. They were not honest about the monthly charges with me and that was the disappointing part of the deal. The two were costing half as much, so the four just doubled it...which I guess I should not complain about that....unlimited talking and texting Nation wide....and that saves on long distance calling...on all four items. Hand-free in the newest auto, so that is a safety feature, too.

    Our youngest daughter and her family will be here next Wednesday evening. So looking forward to their short visit. And see how much grandson has grown. So dh and I will clean house early next week. Everyone have a great weekend.

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    Nina, it will finish 52" x 64" with the 4" last border..it was so easy & fun to do. I will now go on to finish the next one..

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