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    After Mother's Day is fine with me. I have the first of this weeks block mostly done, but haven't started on the other one yet. I have been repotting some of my house plants. We have to go renew our car license today, and pick up a few other things.
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
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    Anyone or everyone want a break Mother's Day week? Yays or Nays...? Yay Honchey. Thank you.

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    Yay for a break for me too Anne!
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    Yay from me too ��

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    That was supposed to be a smiley face.

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    Ok, as for me I'll just keep working to catch up with the older blocks while we take a week off.
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    Good day for me to get a lot done. Put binding on one side of the Pinwheel on point, cut out the fabric to extend sides on Midnight Sun, and lay out the trellis lilac to add top and bottom borders to that... two others are ready to go to the hand quilters. May the days of the week to kind to everyone.

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    I've been reading some of the stories in the FW30s book... So touching how the depression affected lives. I love how their faith got them through those rough times. They were so appreciative of all the little things we now just take for granted. I mentioned this to hubby and he pointed out how they had to deal with a big war coming right on the heels of the depression, too. Really, it was this adversity that made them "the Greatest Generation"... Just look at what we've got now!

    QNS, how nice that you've got hand quilters to send your quilts to. I don't know of any in my area. Only one lady in my quilting group hand quilts, and not all that much.
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    OH Wow what a great trip to Brady. We are back in Midland. DD drove up from Houston for my B-day. We were gonna come back on Thur but she admitted that she had planned on surprising me w/the trip up. Good thing she told me or she would have missed us. LOL It was just her & the kids as DSonIL is on a rig in the Gulf installing computer stuff. We came back today.
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    Glad you had a good trip, Bev. Belated Happy Birthday!
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    Thanks! It was a good one!
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    It's official!!! There will be a break for the week after Mother's Day..No posting that Tuesday...Enjoy!

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    Yes, Happy Birthday, Bev! :-) (I can't make the two question marks in the black diamonds! lol I don't even use the emoticons).
    Ok, I'll make an effort to get caught up while I have the chance. Weekends are my best sewing time.

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    I probably won't be able to sew any FW 30s blocks, but might cut fabric for a couple...my machine is going in to be serviced today. It was making a humming sound (not a good one!) and then started to smell like maybe a belt? Hope it isn't an expensive fix!! I do have other machines (a couple old Singers), but they need to be cleaned up and oiled so I figure this is a good time to work on just cutting fabrics. DD is finishing a binding on her quilt or I would use her machine...she goes out to sew just about every time I am in my craft room these days. Kind of nice...not every 14yr old girl would want to spend that time with their mom.

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    Happy Birthday Bev!

    Glad everyone will be able to work on some things they have in progress.
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
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    I always have *plenty* of things "in progress". (Need an 'embarrased' emoticon.) No problem there!

    Carrie, that's so great that your daughter enjoys sewing with you. My daughter is 30 and I have tried all her life to get her interested, including now leaving one of my featherweights at her house! She's made a few pillows and curtains for her house, but more as a means to an end than for any love of sewing.

    I had plans to finish up a quilt today, the rest of the machine quilting and binding. Then I found out my dr.'s appt. is at 1:00 and not 3:45 like I thought! So I'd better get on that quilt...
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    Sewbizgirl sadly I have to admit I was the same way as your daughter when I was her age. My mother would mention how I could start a quilt with some simple squares and just piece them by hand etc. She would even give me some she would cut out for me. I did not have the passion for it then. I did make curtains and even managed to make a very simple skirt and jacket at that time. I enjoyed using the sewing machine back then. My first old singer mom gave me at 16. I loved it. Had one old Kenmore that used cams for a few different stitches and loved it for what I did. I hated cutting things out with those thin tissue patterns. lol.. I went to many fabric stores back then with mom as she would pick out fabric. Those stores were everywhere around our area in those days, but none in my own county now. I did (mainly for mom) make one whole quilt in my 20's sewing together just square blocks. It was the ugliest quilt I have ever seen, but I did put the middle and backing on and hand sewed every part of it. It was nice and warm, but very ugly.

    Then after I retired from teaching due to my health in 2010, it wasn't long that I started hand piecing a quilt again, and enjoyed it, but at this point I am much older, and needed something to do with my mind and hands. I made one Bow Tuck Purse that mom couldn't believe I made. lol.. Mom then starting giving me some fabric to use, and I went out and bought some very pretty and nice fabric to make my mom a pretty Bow Tuck. I ask her if I could, and she said yes make me one. I knew she was getting sicker, because she never would have said that before.

    Mom gave me another machine that I still have, but she died before I got her Bow Tuck Made. I would give anything today to have her going to fabric shops with me and us sewing together. Why things happen when they do I will never know. But I feel she left all of her passion for sewing with me to carry on, and that helps me today.

    One more of my little stories.
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    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
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    My DD & I did sew this last weekend. I am so glad that she is learning. She is almost 32.
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    Susan, that's a wonderful memory of your mom. She did instill a love for sewing in you. It just took time to grow.

    Bev, lovely that your daughter is interested in sharing your sewing passion. It's such a great skill to have!
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    The first sewing project my mother gave me was to make a quilt. That's how she taught me to use the machine, but I didn't finish it because I thought it was ugly, just like your first quilt, Susan... at least you finished yours! :-) I still have mine in a box somewhere and when I get it out, I'll probably like it better just because of the memories of it. I don't have a daughter to sew with, carriem you are so lucky! but I sew with my sister, so that's nice too.

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    My DGM taught me how to sew on her Singer Treadle machine, which I still have. Daughters are not interested in it or sewing with me 'cause they live too far away from us, seldom come for a visit. Have not found a friend who will quilt with me every week or every month. Don't have a sister I can 'escape' to for a few days. Sigh.

    Have fouind lady friend or neighbors that will take me to great quilt places or to town.

    Hey, gals when you are talking about your quilt projects or finishing a quilt, how about a picture so we can cheer you onward in your project? I took pictures of my Irish Chains and will post later today....after a morning trip today with neighbor lady. Dh is very happy she is taking me and he can stay home, so its a win win situation for both of us.

    Everyone have a good day. Dr. gave me a wonderful wellness report; it was so good, I can wait six months for the next one. Hurray...my 'innards' are better than most women of my age. Gee, what excuse not to work can I think up now? LOL.

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    Qns, I am glad you got a good report. Good innerds is a good thing. 🌷

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    That's so great to have a good report from the dr., QNS! Glad you have a good neighbor friend too.

    **Hey, gals when you are talking about your quilt projects or finishing a quilt, how about a picture so we can cheer you onward in your project?**

    I didn't post mine because I posted them in Pictures on the board and didn't want to bore anybody with seeing them again... but here are the three donation quilts I just finished and turned in. I love making quilts for charity. I belong to a great group that makes quilts for the hospitals and children's homes.

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    And here's one of my best friend, Marty, for good measure!


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    Great news on the check ups for OK and QNS. Had mine this morning and got the usual "lose weight & quit smoking" but all tests great so I'm relieved.

    SBG, love your friend Marty and still miss my dog after 2 years. Great donation quilts.

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    Sewbizgirl all of your quilts are so pretty, and beautiful colors. I know you stay very busy. Marty is such a sweetie. What type dog is he? All dogs are mostly one type though, and that is lovable.

    JanRN your quilt is looking amazing. It's a treat to get to see them in a quit.

    I got my last house plant re-potted today. Now if they all keep growing. One of the plants I re-potted I just don't know. It's a cactus. One of those type with tiny fuzzy sticky things that will irritate your skin, and it grows upward tall and lanky looking.

    Dad gave me this little piece cut off of the bigger one mom had in their kitchen window before dad had to go into the nursing home. He told me this story of how mom's oldest sister who is no longer with us gave her hers as a tiny one when she came to visit from Chicago, and I don't know where she got it from. Mom never told me anything about it. Dad said to plant it in some soil mixed with sand. Well I did, and now it's about a foot tall.

    I looked it up the other day, and it says it can grow up to 30 feet tall. That must be like if planted out doors in Arizona or somewhere, but it wouldn't make it outside where I live. So it's a potted plant that I have inherited. I feel like I am indebted to it now to keep it on in the family. If it gets to where I can't handle it later guess who I will pass it on too? My dear son. I will pass the story on to him too.
    "Sometimes it's OK if the only thing you did today was breathe."
    Good friends are right there with you.

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