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    Thanks Karen! They don't need those smocks yet, they first have to double their weight and that will take some time. I thought I might use some of the flannels for making snuggles? What do you all think? Nice and warm!
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    Anael, trying to read back and find the size of the sheets you made for the twins, but failed to find it. What size are they, please?...I will look Monday for some flannel. Babies that small can go quickly to better, but scare you crazy when they go backward or down in their health...in a heart beat. Everyday of their life is a victory!! Take it one day at a time...or one hour at a time. And rest. And spoil your grandson a bit; he needs the TLC too.

    I bought two lotto tickets in Iowa; so the state of Iowa can give the schools more money. First time in my lifetime or is it the second time?? DD is home schooling Dgs; we wonder how long she will continue to do so.....SIL has spoken...they need another child...I think God heard my prayers! Keeping my fingers crossed. No news yet.

    Hope we are by the coldest part of the winter now; had to put my car into the garage when I got home. We had a time getting all the ice and snow off of it this morning...new windshield wiper got broken but NAPA replaced it at no charge.

    Cake and Cinnamon Rolls are disappearing fast! Now, what am I going to do in the kitchen tomorrow??

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    QNS can I have some cold weather PLEEEEEAAAAASSSSSEEEEE, it is supposed to get to 98.6 today and the humidity is through the roof. 9am in the morning and I just did a quick trip to town, home in 20 minutes and I am perspiring already.
    I was shocked at your electricity charges, my last one was $600 for 3 months and we run our aircon in the house all day and the bedroom all night
    Mmmmmm what to bake tomorrow, I will leave that up to you, but I am sure you will have a lot of visitors in the RV for a taste test
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    Oh Anael ... {{{HUGS}}} ... ITA with QNSue ... enjoy every moment of these little ones and live for one hour, one day at a time. So good to know that Bram has settled again and picking up. It's good to see you're keeping focused on things to make for the little ones! How much fabric do you need to make each of the snuggles? I'm thinking they are in flannelette as well? Glad that all was "approved" and you got the go ahead to get into production with your designs!!! You're keeping busy, which is good ... but do make sure that you are taking time for you, and do some things for you, to keep your batteries re-charged!

    Happy 2nd Week Birthday, Bram and Isa!

    MiraB ... wow! Had never heard about the "legal" speeding in Aus! No wonder that anything else seems slow now! Here, the freeways are MAX 100km. General highways are 80km and then anything downwards from there according to the area. Now if only we could blend our two weathers together for an average!

    JanRN ... you asked, how many? I did the official count tonight and have 50 done. If I go for 8x8, or 8x9 ... I'm closing in on the finish. Though it seems so far away, when I was celebrating awhile ago, when I was only going to do a 7x7 and was just a couple blocks short!

    QNSue ... now that's exciting hopeful news! Good Luck with future DGS/D!! ...... and of course the lottery. When will you know? Are you all curled and prettied up after your day at the beauty parlour?
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    QNS, the sheets are 20" square. We do take it one hour at a time, always prepared to have to rush to the hospital but when they say to be prepared it's so scary!
    Good luck on your lottery tickets! And hopefully your SIL has good news for you soon
    No winter here anymore, it's raining every day I will be in the RV later today for coffee and whatever you baked
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    QuiltE the Northern Territory is a huge state with just 2 cities, 1 large town and 1 small town, and from Darwin at the top to the southern border it is 2000 kilometres. The distances go something like this, from the southern border to Alice Springs, 500 kms, Alice Springs to Tennant Creek (where we used to live) 505kms, Tennant Creek to Katherine 600kms and Katherine to Darwin 400 kms and the only thing in between are roadhouses for fuel and food etc.

    The only good thing was that cars were kept in excellent condition but having to contend with caravans and roadtrains was a challenge. 1984 was our last year in the Territory and I drove from Tennant Creek to Alice Springs 13 times. DD was living in Alice Springs at the time.

    Good news on Bram, we are all hoping that he continues to grow stronger. Take care of yourself Anael.

    Now what has QNS baked for us ????
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    Wow mirabelle and here we are, complaining about a distance of 200 kilometres!

    Bram had a quiet night, now Isa had problems breathing. They adjusted her ventilator, more oxigen I was watching Bram on telebaby at about 8.30 am when they suddenly turned off the camera. That got me worried! But no phonecall so I guess they were doing some kind of procedure we aren't supposed to watch.
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    Good news for Bram, and hoping Isa is doing better.
    Got all the flannel washed, dried and ironed. It is sitting on the table waiting to go to the Post Office Monday, I hope it doesn't take too long to get to you. Will make sure it is sent AirMail and not slow boat to China...
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    If it's going to China first make sure they repack there and add some spices
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    Had Chinese for dinner last night, too tired to cook, and it was gooooooooodddddd and it has to pass DH test as he spent his childhood growing up in Singapore.....
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    Maybe we could get QNSue to whip up some Chinese food today?
    I like it, but seldom have it. Just not something to have for one!

    MiraB ... I remember the pictures you showed us of the "trains" ... was that what you called the caravans? Such a different life. And I'm sure most who go to visit, never get to those parts to really see the remoteness. As in Canada, large distances and wide open spaces abound. Though in this part, urban sprawl sure has changed things!

    Anael ... I still don't think of hopping in the car and driving a distance, though I know so many shudder at 20kms, let alone the 200 kms you have mentioned!! I had been wondering if they turned the babycam off at times ... and had been thinking how frightening that would be for you when watching. Let's hope that both settle today and stabilize to regain their strength. {{{{{HUGS}}}}}

    Quilt is ready for action today!

    I think being raised in the country where you had to drive everywhere, just made it the norm for me. And even now, to go or do anything, it's still a distance, even if only a few kms, so I don't think of it! ............ as for the price of gas, well, another story!
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    I put my crock pot away. P-Phil gets a reprieve: he didn't see his shadow so that means spring is coming! (As I type this it's 11* and snowing). So no groundhog stew for the RV.

    QE, you're getting close to the finish line. I made all the blocks, lots of substitutes, and some took 3 tries. I only used 64 (8 x 8) blocks for the top of my quilt. It fits a double bed, hanging over the sides and bottom of a thick mattress down to the dust ruffle. I don't tuck it over the pillow but use shams and decorative pillows. The other blocks are in the Box that Shall Never be Opened; I've taken some out to practice FMQ and made some pillows but don't know what to do with the others. Keep on plugging away--I'm loving your blocks and remembering making them.

    Anael, still thinking about you & kiddies. Each day is one more blessing.

    Stay warm (except Mirab LOL) and have a great week-end. I have to figure out something else to make for the RV now.
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    The babycam is off at times but those times are fixed. When I was watching the camera should be on. But now it should be on too and it isn't. I know the nurses sometimes forget to turn them on, that's no problem. Turning it off while watching is frightening! My DS and DDIL are there right now and will contact me when they're back again. In the mean time no news is good news.

    I agree on the Chinese food, not something to have for one. I made Chili con carne today but lots and lots to go into the freezer.
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    I made more snuggles. My DDIL asked for a bright and happy one for Isa, that one is on the left. She wanted an apple green one for Bram but I don't have the right fabric. Looks like I have to go on a FART again!
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    Cute, Anael!! I love the yellow one.

    Yes, QuiltE, join us for lunch at the King's Buffet of Chinese food!! Two of us eat for $15.00, that includes drink, soup, your choice of what you eat and dessert. No cooking, no dishes, a holiday for the two of us!! Temperature is above zero!!

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    JanRN ... Thank you! I don't do shams, so that's why I'm thinking the 9 long. 8 is more than wide enough, as you know. Am going to play a little with quilts I have that are closer to the sizes they would be. As for your extra blocks ... you'd have enough for another quilt! What about using one of OKSGlad's patterns where she had some on point like a medallion in the centre? Tablerunners/toppers or dresser scarves? Window valance? and if for the ones you really hate, you could always create fashionable grocery bags! And perhaps Patches needs a new quilt too!!!

    Anael ... those are so cute! You're going to have to publish your patterns!! Be sure to get DDIL/DS to take pics of them snuggled in.

    I do have one Chinese recipe of sorts that I make at times, to get my "fix" ... unrolled egg rolls! Add some rice and it's a good start. Other Chinese recipes, I just don't do anymore. Chili is something I don't make just for the reason ... volumes! Instead, I buy a few at Wendy's. They freeze OK in the take out cup, then zap it in the microwave when I want to eat them and I've had that taste for awhile.

    QNSue ... good deal! And good that the two of you do treat yourselves too!

    Now ... I am off to quilt the quilt!
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    QuiltE, it's not my pattern, I found it on the internet.

    Jan, I'm very curious what's in your Box that shall Never be Opened. Picture? You could have send some of those blocks with the BB to Carrie as a surprise for us
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    Anael, you don't want to know what's all in that box LOL. I just love to make blocks, not so much quilts, just blocks. I find a pattern and make a block. I get bored if I have to make the same one more that 3 times so sampler quilts are perfect for me. No one would want the blocks from The Box. When I pass and someone opens it, it will be like an archeological or historical summary of my quilting. I have blocks in there from when I first started quilting til yesterday. It is nice to see I've gotten better!

    MrjanRN was vacuuming this morning (believe me, it's the only household chore he does) and he commented on how bare my sewing room looks. There's nothing on either design wall since I finished PC and Rosie. I'm going thru patterns looking for my next project and nothing appeals to me right now. Finishing both of them kind of makes me feel almost sad--it's like post partum depression LOL.
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    Jan, I'm like you, I get bored too making the same block over and over again. Did you see the Barbara Brackman BOW? I'm behind with my blocks but they are nice and there are blocks I've never seen before.
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    QNS, I found another pattern for a walker bag: http://www.laurassewingstudio.com/Se...alker_bag.html
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    Jan - check out the Scrap Happy BOM at http://rebeccamaedesigns.com/. I downloaded January and February came out yesterday. Might give you something to do each month. Of course I am so far behind on all my projects that I don't know when I will get to them! Each month is free if you download it in the month it comes out.

    Anael, so sorry about the "black out" of Bram's camera. How scary, hope he is ok!
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    QuiltE - do a search on this site for your Walker Bag - there are several cute ones!
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    Jeanie, Bram is ok! His skin is sore from all the adhesive plasters but the nurses took care of that. Otherwise both are fine today. Tomorrow they will be 2 weeks old/young We never thought both would make it. I hope we will celebrate tomorrow in the RV with all you surrogate grandma's.
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    I'll be at the 2 week old party tomorrow Anael! Us surrogate grandma's will have a great time. Think this calls for a cake! This Oatmeal cake is so easy to make, and is just delicious!

    Oatmeal Cake

    CAKE
    1 1/2 cups boiling water
    1 cup oatmeal
    1/2 cup butter or margarine
    1 cup brown sugar
    1 cup sugar
    2 ea eggs
    1 1/2 cups flour
    1 tsp soda
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1/2 tsp salt

    FROSTING
    1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
    1 cup brown sugar
    1/4 cup evaporated milk (regular milk works)
    1 tsp vanilla
    1 cup coconut flakes
    1 cup nuts, chopped

    1. CAKE Put oatmeal in boiling water. Turn off heat and let set 20 minutes.
    Cream together margarine, brown sugar, sugar, and eggs. Stir in flour, soda,
    cinnamon and salt. Than add oatmeal mixture. Pour in a greased 9 x 13 metal pan
    and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

    2. FROSTING Thoroughly combine ingredients and spread over warm cake. Brown
    in broiler.
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    Never had oatmeal cake before but it sure looks easy. I will have to buy oatmeal! What is soda? Baking soda? I just ordered that because you can't buy that here in the supermarket.

    I'm calling it a day. Bram and Isa are ok now, Isa had some trouble breathing but her tube was full with mucus. Once the nurses removed that she was ok again. Let's hope this night will be as quiet as the ones before!
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