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    SBG, three years ago I bought a 550 Bernina, but still sewed on the 1530 inspire Bernina. The older machine had to be sent in to Chicago to be fixed, so I am using the newer Bernina now. Didn't know how to fill the bobbin, had to learn. It fills it automatically, and I want control over it, but that's not how its built. It sews a straight seam. That's all I really want.

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    Gladdie, you are so funny! You're a better man than I, hosting all that family at once. I would need to run away too, like your hubby said. Short visits are best. We love to see them come, and also love to see them go! (Did I just say that out loud?)

    And fresh tomatoes and cukes salad is one of my summer favorites. I can eat a ton of it.

    QNS if you have the big overgrown cukes, they make the best red cinnamon pickles! We can't have Thanksgiving and Christmas without some of those on the table. If you want the recipe, just let me know. It's for the huge cukes you 'missed' until they turned yellow and shouted, "HERE I AM!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingNinaSue View Post
    SBG, three years ago I bought a 550 Bernina, but still sewed on the 1530 inspire Bernina. The older machine had to be sent in to Chicago to be fixed, so I am using the newer Bernina now. Didn't know how to fill the bobbin, had to learn. It fills it automatically, and I want control over it, but that's not how its built. It sews a straight seam. That's all I really want.
    Wow... great to have a backup! I have the old 1970's Bernina 830 Record, and it's always been my favorite machine. I sewed on that up until three years ago when I bought the Juki 2010Q for quilting. It's a straight stitch only machine, but I love to quilt on it. I've had 2 or 3 of the Bernina 830s... and went through 3 motors on the first one I had! I used the heck out of it. It's still the best, to me. The thread cutter in the foot pedal of the Juki does have me a bit spoiled, tho. That, and the way it can just start sewing without having to have the thread tails held. No bird nesting ever. I don't need any leaders and enders on that machine.

    Gladdie's shop's plate says "QLTNISAWRKOFHRT" (quilting is a work of heart"). Sweet. I looked it up on the Row by Row site.
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    SBG, let us have a look at the recipe for big cucumbers...I now have 15 large ones. Thanks.

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    Thelma Spier's Red Pickle Recipe

    1) Using largest overripe cukes (yellow ok), peel 4 lbs cukes (about 7 huge). Slice in half lengthwise and scrape out seed centers. Slice into 1/2" slices.

    2) Soak 24 hours in 1 C. lime plus just enough water to cover.

    3) Drain and rinse 3 times, then soak 3 hours in ice water.

    4) Drain cukes well in colander. Mix 1.5 tsp. red food color (or more), 1 tsp. alum, 1.5 C. Heinz white vinegar, plus enough water for mixture to just cover the cukes, and simmer cukes in mixture for 1.5 hours on low heat.

    5) Drain, discarding liquid. MAKE SYRUP: Mix 1 C. vinegar, 1 C. water, 5 C.s sugar, 4 sticks of cinnamon, few whole cloves, 2 small boxes of Red Hots candy (or one bag). Boil mixture to dissolve sugar and candy, stirring.

    6) Add cukes to the pot and boil for a few minutes. Fill hot, sterile jars with hot pickles. Add one cinnamon stick and 4 cloves per jar. Cover with syrup, leaving 1/2" headroom.

    7) Process in water bath canner for 5 minutes.

    Makes 4 pints.
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    Although the recipe is for 4 pints, I usually make quart jars, and use as many cukes as I have. I often have to mix up and cook some extra syrup to have enough to fill the jars at the end, so be sure you have extra of everything for the syrup. These are the best sweet pickles, if you like sugar and cinnamon! Just like candy.
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    ...Forgot to mention, if you are processing quarts instead of pints, add a little time to the processing-- maybe 10 minutes instead of 5.
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    Ok, "this isn't getting sewing done" -- it's how I feel sometimes. :-) I'm trying not to use so much time online, but often failing in that goal...
    SBG and all, I used to use a scissors for cutting the thread, but when I recently got a different machine that had a sharp cutter on it, I used that. I found it made a big difference regarding having to hold the thread when beginning. So long as the lever is up (I don't know the name of it, the one that goes up and down with the top thread threaded through it) I don't have any problem with tangles near the feed dogs after using the thread cutter. I've never used leader/enders anyway.

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    The 'Take Up Arm' or lever? I think it depends on the machine. All my vintage Singers have to have the thread tails held when you start sewing. I haven't gotten into the swing of using leaders and enders with them, either, tho.

    Yeah, I need to go run some important errands and here I sit, enjoying my coffee with yinz.
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    My 'rat's nest' was caused by the bobbin not wound tight enough and incorrect threading. I do not need the leaders/enders on either machine I use.

    Tomorrow is the BIG warehouse sale, everything is $6 or $7 dollars a year in Newton, Iowa...and Pella, Iowa is having a big sale likewise in price. Don't know where all we will get to, but in good company, I am not worried about it. I will enjoy the trip. Then, on Saturday, we have company coming in (a couple) to spend the night which they have not done for four years or so. So have to clean out the sewing/guest room before then. I have promised fried chicken and gravy for her and pork roast for him. Easy meals to do. Dishwasher will clean all plate ware and pans.

    Thanks, SBG, for the recipe; I will try it and pass it on to the friends coming in on the weekend.

    Got the nose piece of my glasses adjusted today, so it 'sits' above the skin cancer that will be removed on the first of September. DH got his dark glasses back, second time around, they got the tint right for him/ The big Ragabon is through my hometown, with a few lingering on about town...until Friday. They honor the Bicyclists who have been killed on the Iowa roadways...about 17000 was count that I heard today...that is the population of the town itself.

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    OK, my knee is okay as long as I don't twist it at all...I'm done with the PT and as the DR said time & resting the ankle before it acts up and it will get better... and it has...I just noticed a bruise right in the center of the area where I have most of the pain and I'm wondering if it is finally coming out or did I do it without knowing???

    I also have a script for Voltaren Gel which really helps.. it's a penetrating cortizone that's used for pain & swelling..I've noticed I don't use it as much as before.. It works!!

    I always sew with leaders & enders cause I don't like to waste the thread and the mess it creates... I even trim the seams of threads as I sew along...Those end up all over the place
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    Glad to hear that the knee/ankle is improving, Honchey..this knee stuff is getting old..trying to switch from aspirin to ibuprofen as it's supposed to reduce the swelling better...

    QBuddy was over..spent a great deal of time laughing at our mistakes...yesterday quilted a bound a small quilt for Elise and the binding on my big mini quilt..now to stitch them down...still haven't worked on the cow..

    Now must spend time getting ready for two weeks of company, after I get bills paid tomorrow. Have a goodnight...
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    OK, I forgot to mention that I also use a unit that's called Smart Relief Tens Unit.. PT also used it on my ankle. It's wonderful on almost any part of your body.. Think about investing in the above brand..the unit has a lithium rechargeable battery whereas the other units use D batteries.. they sell for about $28 - $39..I got mine from Amazon.. it will help when your knee gets tired or achy...The stimulation takes away the pain & achiness...and it reduces the swelling because it has pulsating action Try it..what do you have to lose besides the pain..it may only be a temporary relief.. and I would take that anytime..you know what I mean because I really do feel your pain..been there - done that!. H.

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    Thanks for the advice on the tens unit...I will check it out....am sure it would help MrOK's shoulder issues as well.
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    Bev - I sent your license plate to the Midland address, I hope you got it???

    We just got back from camping at a lake about an hour from home. It is so sad, as the water is just 14% of capacity. This was a huge lake, now there is just hardly any water at all. We really need rain badly! Just got caught up reading all the messages for four days. Wow - we are a productive bunch!
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    Our road trip was again about 300 miles long; productive and fun. Warehouse sale had the border I needed for the quilt and some fall landscape trees that fit right in as well. Found one or so at each of the other four stops and couple of patterns, too. Tired. Company comes in the morning, but will wait to move the final boxes out of guest room. After the chickens go to bed, so will we.

    Everyone have a great weekend.

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    Did you pick up any good plates, Nina? I can't wait to see what the vendors might have at the upcoming quilt show in Vicksburg.
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    I should send rain west...we got another 1 1/2" this morning.

    Went to my neighbor's today...She left an extensive fabric collection when she passed away, her DH has no idea what to do with it...embroidery machine is listed on Craig's list...I started sorting this afternoon...some fabrics can go to the church sewing circle..patriotic to local QOV...etc...have more to help with, but no rush and family now has an idea of what to do with her items...no one is interested in her hobby...now to get ready for family next week...

    Last winter 7 yo sorted through a new batch of scraps...pulled out some and "designed" this little doll quilt...got it FMQ and finishedName:  IMG_20160729_2053298_rewind_kindlephoto-158473.jpg
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    ...now can FMQ the cow quilt.
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    OK - your granddaughter did a great job on her doll quilt! I'm anxious to see what she comes up with next!

    QNS - my goodness you did travel a long way on your journey today - no wonder you are tired! Have fun with your houseguests this weekend!
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    Thanks, Jeanie....I figure if kids start early to play with fabric they will want to "play" when they get older
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    Thanks, Jeanie....I figure if kids start early to play with fabric they will want to "play" when they get older
    I was always playing with fabric, have been playing with it for over 70 years! You are right Gladie!
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    Peach Upside-Down Pudding Cake



    Ingredients

    • 1/4 cup butter (margarine)
    • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
    • 1 (29 ounce) sliced yellow cling peaches, drained
    • 1 package yellow cake mix
    • 1 package vanilla instant pudding mix
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 cup sour cream
    • 1/4 cup oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


    Instructions

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      1. Combine butter and brown sugar and pour into 13x9-inch pan.
    • 2
      2. Arrange peaches on top.
    • 3
      3. Combine remaining ingredients in large bowl.
    • 4
      4. Beat at medium speed 4 mins.
    • 5
      5. Spoon into pan and bake at 350 dgrs for 50-55 mins or so long as cake springs back when touched.
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      6. Cool in pan 5 mins.
    • 7
      7. Invert onto platter, and cool absolutely.
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      8. Garnish with whipped topping, if desired.




    Peach Upside-Down Pudding Cake



    Ingredients

    • 1/4 cup butter (margarine)
    • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
    • 1 (29 ounce) sliced yellow cling peaches, drained
    • 1 package yellow cake mix
    • 1 package vanilla instant pudding mix
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 cup sour cream
    • 1/4 cup oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


    Instructions

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      1. Combine butter and brown sugar and pour into 13x9-inch pan.
    • 2
      2. Arrange peaches on top.
    • 3
      3. Combine remaining ingredients in large bowl.
    • 4
      4. Beat at medium speed 4 mins.
    • 5
      5. Spoon into pan and bake at 350 dgrs for 50-55 mins or so long as cake springs back when touched.
    • 6
      6. Cool in pan 5 mins.
    • 7
      7. Invert onto platter, and cool absolutely.
    • 8
      8. Garnish with whipped topping, if desired.



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    Hello Everyone. I tried going to the last page, but it wouldn't come up for me for some reason. I am home today unless I get called back to where our dad is. They are still just trying to keep dad comfortable, but each day he gets weaker. He only opened his eyes 2 times for seconds yesterday. The minister was there to talk with the family, and have prayer. It is so hard for all of us to watch dad so frail.

    I will have to check and see what all of you have been sewing. I haven't done that in a while.
    Have a nice weekend everyone.
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    Hi guys, I haven't made a block in so long I don't remember which one I left at lol. I guess I will seach the threads and see where I posted last. Is there an easier way?

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