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    A light dusting of snow here...DS and DIL will be down for dinner. Fixing sweet potatoes, ham, corn, DIL is bringing green bean casserole. I have 2 pies to make so had better hustle and get to it..DD and family arrive tomorrow for lunch....

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    I hope all your Christmas Day was very nice to all of you. Our Christmas 'gifts' will last long after Christmas. I canned 14 quarts of chopped turkey and broth for noodles later. The new dishwasher is ordered on the 29 th and will be installed in the first of the New Year.

    Completing the red, white and blue throw today and it will be quilted on Monday and n the mail by Wednesday before Ashley's Wedding, so they can take it back to his Army base in Georgia. ( fingers crossed that I can do that.)

    May the day and week be good to all of you. Carrie, I hope you will update us after your road trip on Tuesday.

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    I too hope that all of ya'll had a very Merry Christmas!
    The weather was just wonderful. 71*F for the last couple of days w/no wind thus no asthmatic cough! It is supposed to be a bear tomarrow though. Sleet, freezing rain, & 3" to 6" of accumulated snow. We never have accumulated snow! Alright not never but soooo very seldom!
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    Had a very quiet Christmas which was very nice and peaceful. Another nice day here, MrJan and son are golfing! I'm working on FWS 1930s blocks and not happy with how all my blocks look together. I've done them in batiks, very scrappy but it looks very crappy to me. Hopefully I'll find a neutral color for sashings and that will tone it down.
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    JanRN, I bought the 'lightest' of batiks that I could, for DJ that is not happening, so it will go well with the new FW. Just a hint of blue or green in it, but mostly white. I think it will make ideal slashing in FW. Maybe something similar would work for you?

    That is if I don't use it somewhere else first. LOL! Trying to get several local quilters here before the New Year and let them chose their scraps from the top of the guest bed...what does not go, will go into file 13. Its clean up time. I have been 'gonna' use them for a long number of years..time to let someone else use them..

    That will make more room for new fabric in the new year....nice resolution for the new year, I think! LOL!

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    Oh Jan, You always say that about your quilts.. Don't be so hard on yourself...They always turn out looking beautiful...You do very nice work..

    I spent today reading a book and still have my PJ's on... No sunshine today it's been very dismal.. the only labor for today is to make dinner..No leftovers for dinner tonite..definitely for tomorrow..
    Hope everyone celebrated the way they wanted to and enjoyed the day...

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    I had eight for dinner yesterday, and 18 for dessert and gift exchange. Fun to see all the grandkids enjoy each other so much. We have seven grandchildren between 18 and 26. They sure have fun reminiscing about things that have happened in their lives. My two great granddaughters were both here and it was such fun to watch them play together! They are 2 and 2 1/2. Today I just kicked back and sewed on Clue 5 of the Bonnie Hunter Mystery. I still have half of Clue 4 to finish. Our weather here is clear and chilly. It topped at 64* today, nights are in the low 40's, so not too bad. It sounds like everyone had a great Christmas!
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    QNS, your batik description seems like it would be a lovely solution for a background for Jan's blocks. The handy thing with quilts is that someone usually likes them. When we don't like it ourselves, we can give to someone who says they do like it, which make room in the house for starting a new one for ourselves.

    I sewed several of my FW blocks together. I set them on point in various solid colors. Since I've made a quarter of the blocks, I thought I'd set them, in order to have it be less of a task at the end when all the blocks are completed. I don't know what to put on the back. The idea for that isn't coming to me...

    We had a dust of snow this weekend that's melted already. It's been unseasonably warm in Michigan so far this winter-- fodder for people who espouse the global warming theory. I don't. There was a change in the earth's axis recently reported and I wonder if that made a difference by pointing us more toward the sun.

    Carriem, looking forward to pictures of your fabulous star quilts! And QNS, your red, white, and blue one!

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    One throw of Red, white and blue, Pinwheel on point is done...except the LA work with batting and backing. Local LA Lady called me, her shaft broke in her LA...so no progress until she gets it fixed. She will find out Wednesday, when and if they can get it fixed.

    I had thoughts of going ahead on FW with the templates glued to cardboard, so I ran the reminder of the 99 block templates, only to discovered I had already done that. Second step is gluing the templates on to light card board, which is moving very slowly.

    Dh took by Bi-folding closet doors down so I can see into the closet and move totes in and out easier. Also see what is there in each one. Hoping the local quilting gals will get to come this week and clear the guest bed of all fabrics there, plus some other fabric not on the pile yet.

    Storms are predicted to move in tomorrow, rain, ice, snow mixture. Hope it misses us. Seems to be headed South of us or North right now. Sounds like every one had a wonderful Christmas...now to ready ourselves for the new year. Any New Year Resolutions?

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    QNS - next time you print templates, get a ream of cardstock. If you print directly to the cardstock it saves a gluing step for you! No problem with the cardstock printing on any of my printers, and it is easy to trace around.
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    I use the templates printed on typing paper. To make only one block they are fine. Some I have made more than one block, and they are still fine. I save the templates in a big envelope when I'm done. They are all jumbled up, but they are numbered and I saved the picture with the name too, so they could be sorted out if wanted. I might use some of the patterns again in the future, but to be honest, I'd probably just look through the book to refresh my mind about them, then print again what I want to make.

    Yes, I've resolved to drink tea instead of diet cola. I started already, rather than waiting until Jan. 1. I'm going through withdrawal...

    I've failed miserably about my goal with the FWS pony club blocks that I started in plaids. My new goal with them is to simply finish a top by the end of the year. (Top, not quilt)

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    Family will be here until Tuesday or Wednesday...had traditional oyster stew meal today...Grands love to spend time together...girls will be here tonight, boys at DS...already know I need to read from James Herriot's stories for children...at Thanksgiving I surprised them by reading some of my published poetry in Lyrical Iowa...they didn't know I wrote...have doll clothes to finish..got the ones off to Carolina, though.

    Honchey you are so right about Jan and her quilts...we haven't seen a bad one yet...

    givio...good luck on your transition off soda...I need to work on reducing sugar...haven't done as much baking this season and that's helped. So the FWS is not going to linger in UFO land...good for you...QNS, I glue my paper templates to scraps of cardboard, too. And yes have doubles of several as well.

    I took pictures with the miniature quilts on the tree...at some point I will post a new thread...the tree looks bare without them...

    Watching the weather...sounds like we will get something with this storm...feel sorry for those dealing with losses due to tornadoes down south.
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    If I glue the templates onto cardboard, I save lots of cardboard. And only waste the copy paper.

    Good luck, Givio, with drinking less sugar. I quit cold turkey on Cherry Coke, and started drinking water. Amazing how much better I feel. If you want more shirt fabric il for the PC top, let me know by PM. Lots of that fabric is on the Guest Room bed to give away or throw away.

    Guess we will wait and see what this storm does do, OK. Hoping for the best, and expecting the worst snow, ice and rain mix. How many days until spring?

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    I am so glad to hear that you all stop drinking coke products. I used to love a coke or pepsi or cream soda. I stopped years ago and I could tell the difference. I drink water and eat fruits, I don't even buy juices. I eat fruit that is in season and we have two pitchers of filter Brita going all the time. ..even the dogs get the filtered water.

    I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas. I stated cooking on Wednesday. I made a huge pot of meat sauce and we had spaghetti that night. Next day on the Eve, I made lasagna and my SIL and husband were invited over. The next day on Christmas, I made four pizzas, two sausage and two pepperoni and we are set for the week lol.....all italian Christmas.
    I had finished knitting Pinocchio and the Sugar Plum Fairy....
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    Wow, Rosy, those are really cute dolls!!!!! I bet you could knit anything!
    OK, is your poetry digital someplace where we can read it too, or can you send it? :-) I have only ever written letters. It's quite an accomplishment to be published. Congratulations!

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    Givio - I really love your tree skirt! Did you make it?? I have one made with a large Dresden Plate pattern that I made in the late 70's. Love to see it each year!

    The dolls are darling. I can knit, but cannot crochet (the loops are all different sizes - LOL), but I am sure I could not knit something as complex as those dolls!
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    Rosy, what neat knitted dolls and your animals on face book were darling~ Is your Tree Skirt made by you also?

    It is a winter mix that we are getting; sleeting downpour right now...cold temps through Saturday, all below freezing. We may see the sun a couple days. Back to the QR.

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    Snowbound. Ice under the snow about one and half inches. No sight of a neighbor plowing us out yet. Hope they do... soon.

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    Hi guys, Nina, I hope they do too!! there's nothing worse than not being able to go out even if you have nowhere to go

    It's been raining here for 2 days now and haven't even seen the sun shine fully...

    Rosy, You are amazing to say the least... I can do a little bit of everything.Little, little and I do admire your talents..

    Jeanie, I wish my sister still lived in Ca..I do love to travel! De isn't far from me but the drive gets tiresome...

    I think this weather is getting me down..did some housework yesterday..I got some roll around carts from freecycle and just have to clean them up a bit..I need to get my sewing room organized upstairs.. Hate the stairs but the room is soooo big....15 x 25 My DS left a lot of stuff he doesn't want to get rid of so it will all go above the garage...Now I just need some one to kick me you know where to do it..
    Have a good day all..H.

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    !!!!!!!! I have quit getting notices from here! I thought that all of ya'll were really busy & weren't posting.
    We had a lovely Christmas day at 71*F. Then Sat the freezing rain & sleet came. Sunday it snowed all day & night to give us an accumulation of 8 inches. Well 8" is the official depth. DH went into the side yard, where there wasn't any drifts nor footprints to change the depth & measured 18"!!!! Guys, we have no snow plows down here! Well it is melting & the roads will be good by tomorrow. We will take a load to Brady tomorrow. My DB & his family are in town & he wants to go to Brady for the next 2 days. My DD will meet us there.
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    No help yet. temps dropped below the 30s ao its long john time. Dh says our GMC with 4x4 wheel drive will get us to town tomorrow. Will see.

    Good luck on your trip to Brady, Dublb.

    Missouri and Arkansas has had from eight to twelve inches os rain, causing floods in low places...worse than in 1973. If the area floods, people need to know before moving into that area... turn those areas into wild life refuges and native grass plains. Or parks. No one should move into a flood plain. Just my two cents worth on the subject.

    Take care, Honchey, it sounds like more storm headed your way.

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    In the Farmers Wife Blog in email, Laura Aaron Hird announces her fourth book coming out shortly. Not another FW book but about the Bible...Did anyone else get the message?

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    Yes QNS, I got the message yesterday. It is coming out in the Fall 2016.
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    Maybe she will use the same format and make a CD again. I think she did a good job on this book and the CD. I like it much better than the Pony Club book's format.

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    Happy New Year All !! May this year be better than Last and may you all stay Happy, Healthy and of course Prosperous.. I am so glad that I somehow came across this website 5 1/2 years ago.. We have shared so many experiences together, mostly good and some sad and life goes on and I'm so happy that my DS is back to work after having some health issues..Halleyulah!!! H.

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