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    I like that idea mirabelle. We do that on another board too. It's about small goals and it works great for finishing up some things.

    Bram was exhausted and slept all night. Isa wasn't doing that well for the first time in days. She needed more oxigen and settled down after that.
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    MiraB ... I could go for that!! We could call it something simple like "hree Things"... and they may be as simple as sew a seam ....... through to finish a quilt .... or in my case the # PC blocks I want done for the week. And if we need more accountability, we could post our "Just for Today I Will ..." list of what we are going to accomplish on a particular day. We did this on another board (non-sewing board) and the accountability in writing it out for others to know about, sure helped many of use get things done!

    Not including .......... a surprise coming with our BBs!



    Anael ... No shame in Isa needing more oxygen to settle! The important thing is that it did the job and she did settle.
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    Mirabelle....frankly I like you in your big girl pants! I had a similar thought but just couldn't find mine I guess. Part of it is that I really like to start new things and get bogged down with the quilting and finishing as I don't enjoy it as much and I put it off. It would feel really good to get caught up, plus in my tiny room, I would have more space. Yesterday I finally got my PC all sewn together and the borders cut. My design wall was empty after weeks of PC so instead of keeping at the PC and putting the borders together, I dug out a UFO just to have something to look at besides a blank wall. The borders are calling today. Have to cut the batting for them.

    Anael...so happy the little ones are responding to their care. I love how you're easing your stress a little by sewing for them. Those things will be treasured by the entire family for a long time. I hope you are getting some good rest.

    Honchey...glad you're back home with more regular Internet. I love hearing from you.

    Jan...you sound like you're having fun with Pam Bono. Post pics when you can...please.

    The storm coming east will just barely brush by us. We could really use the snow since we still are short on moisture. Today it's supposed to get up to 50! Such a seesaw ride with weather this winter.

    BB...another UFO! But I am really curious to see what you all have made. Just a note, I don't prewash my fabrics and I do use glue. OK...thanks for planning ahead and scanning in the BBs so you can show them to us as soon as Carrie gets them in the mail.
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    I was thinking waiting a couple months before staring another project wouldn't be a bad idea, but then at the same time kept thinking if it is just one block a month I can handle that, so whatever the group decides is good for me.

    Something we might consider for our "accountability group" would be maybe setting up a yahoo group or something more private than the boards? It isn't hard to do but everyone would have to set up an account there so don't know if that is something we want to do or not. The quilting boards are great so don't get me wrong there!! Just a thought I had.

    I did print out compass blocks to start measuring last night...lots of pieces so it will take a while!! Good project to work on while kids are at archery practice tonight.

    Today is school, housework and then to the clubhouse...PC quilt and retreat gifts.

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    First off Ladies...don't get all hepped up about the little surprise...just a little something from me to you...

    Mirabelle, I think that's a good idea..the only catch is that with the "board" we wouldn't be able to be have something like that exclusively...we would have to open it for any and all...The only way to do what you suggested is to keep it just as it is right now...in this thread....we do get an occasional response from others on the board and there's no problem with that.. There are other threads on the QB that are similar to what you suggested...This thread is like our own little world...the others have left us all to ourselves and we do the projects we want to...together.

    I do like the idea of taking a break to finish off or just to do whatever we want to do without the pressure of meeting a deadline...We did do that between the FWS Sampler and the FWS Pony Club....When we do decide the next project I would suggest a new thread so that others may join and you know what will happen..we start with 50 and end up with 13-15...that's ok...we don't want to exclude anyone... What do all of you think???? I will do whatever all of you decide on..H.
    Now the waiting for the BBlocks...I also had another great idea for my bonus block but I just couldn't get it together in time.. It was too entailed....I just might do it anyway...it really is a great idea but I'm not going to tell!

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    !!!GoodMorning!!!
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    I like our own little world for where we are now ... and yes, it's kind of fun when someone stops by to chat a little or compliment us on what we are up to. For sure, if we start a new major project, then a new series of threads according to the project.

    And remember ... we all have a new UFO to conquer with our BBs soon to be sent to us via USPS!

    I'm going to challenge everyone to do something "new" in assembling their BBs. For me, it will be QAYG in some form. Other than just some experimental trials, I have not done anything significant that's a keeper.

    Maybe? we'd do some sort of another swap? or perhaps stretch out to a RR among ourselves? All things we can talk about as we are in the virtual RV, having our sit and sews, to finish our PhDs!!! *gasp* us talk?
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    Honchey I was thinking about... what about a FW/PonyClub UFO thread??? there was 70 or so that started the FW... and I KNOW that mine is sitting in a bin.
    hmmm something to consider
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    Quote Originally Posted by deranged_damsel View Post
    !!!GoodMorning!!!
    ha!!!!
    Enjoying your company? ............... stop by when you can stay longer!!



    I see you came back!
    Good idea on the finish up thread ... might nudge some of the others to finish them off too!
    ........... including this cowgirl who knew she should not have sewn last night and then totally botched up Minnesota. When you are PPing and joining final sections together with micro-mini stitching, it does not come out easily! So I quit and did go to bed!!! ......... I think it will go into the box that will never be opened (thanks JanRN!) and easier to make a new one from the start!
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    yup! this is me avoiding all you cause Im to busy having to much fun

    yeah... those kids sleep till noon... they wot be up anytime soon. I SHOULD go get their wedding quilt out and see what needs to be done to get it DONE!
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    Minnesota from the 50 fabulous stars? Ir did you make another Missesota?

    Yes, it's easing the stress making snuggles for the twins. I know we have to deal with setbacks, major and minor. My DS was really depressed last night because of Bram having problems so often. He sounded much more happy this morning knowing Bram had a quiet night. I will visit them tonight and taking the snuggles I made with me.
    Mick was not well at all, did throw up all day yesterday and the day before.

    I do like our little world too, it's the only thread I visit these days! Thank you my friends !
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    Anael--I think she is talking about Minnesota from the PC quilt.

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    Anael--from what I've learned about preemies is that boys have a harder time than girls; but once they "get" something it stays! So stay positive.

    I like mirabelle's plan. In fact last night went and quilted three small quilts which are now ready for binding. Pulled out four more and assessed what I need to finish--i.e. cut backing or batting; choose a binding. I'm ready to get some UFO's/WIP's fun and done!

    And like DD my FWS and PC are awaiting a finish date.

    So do you want me to share the blocks when carrie sends them out or after we all receive them? Makes no difference here.
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    Carriem, I just read the email & photos you sent...Very cute fabric...

    Just looked at the weather channel and WOW...I think we won't get the full brunt of the storm..We're right in the middle of the state closer to the coast....I better go get my milk...I only have a quart and even tho we will miss most of it...I know the shelves will be empty...Have any of you made Jambalaya??? I think I will make some tomorrow....DH has to pick up DS at Newark Airport tomorrow evening...I hope the roads won't be messed up then...DS has been in AZ for a week...Nice! Oh well, fold the laundry then to the store...later. H.
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    35 more blocks to sew the slashing around and the PC is ready to set together with the incoming 12 blocks after Valentine's Day; I think everyone beat the deadline in sending the blocks to Carrie...that speaks so well of this group who has exceed in all areas on this trail...of expectations and then some. Give yourself a 'happy' pat on the back, and celebrate!!

    It has indeed been a pleasure getting to know all of you: and let me remind all of you, our welcome mat is outside the door for all of you on the PC trail, near and far.

    Had time to read a bit this week, and in one mystery was a recipe for Oat meal bread. Gotta to try it. Off to the kitchen.

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    I like the idea o' stayin' here for the UFO's. I've joined 2 other UFO groups (the one here & one on another board) but I like showin' ya'll what I'm finishin' up anyway.
    I think the reason we were talkin' about not startin' another thread is we are afraid that we will split up. I know I don't want ta split up, but when we start another thread for the project, we can make a concentrated effort not ta split up. Even if we don't all do the project we do want ta stay tagether. Am I makin' any sense?
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    Sue, Ya are just truckin' right along there, aren't ya? Way ta go!
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    I think you are dead on Bev...Let's just continue with the PC Bonus Blocks in this thread and when the time comes to do something new we will cross that bridge when we get to it...no sense in jumping the gun so for now we will continue as we have been doing until the door closes and another opens...

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    Here's a recipe from me since I don't share many My DD's made these last night...it is a big batch, but keeps in the fridge for 6 weeks. They are so yummy...my DD takes them on the bus and the kids ask for more. Kind of funny since most kids would turn up their noses at "bran".

    Bran Muffins

    2 c water (boiling)
    2 c bran buds
    2 1/2c sugar
    1c butter
    4 eggs
    1 quart buttermilk
    5c flour (sifted)
    5t baking soda
    1t salt
    2t baking powder
    4c all bran

    Mix boiling water and 2c bran buds in bowl and set aside to cool.

    In large bowl, cream sugar and butter. Add eggs one at a time and beat well after each. Beat in buttermilk, then add flour, soda, salt, and baking powder. Add 4c all bran, then add bran buds. Store in jars with lids and refrigerate up to six weeks.

    Spray muffin pan and fill 2/3 full, bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingNinaSue View Post
    Had time to read a bit this week, and in one mystery was a recipe for Oat meal bread. Gotta to try it. Off to the kitchen.
    I love Oatmeal bread, have a recipe I use for my bread machine. It has molasses as the sweetener - yummy!
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    I agree to wait a while to start our new project! Who knows what "new" thing will pop up that we will get all excited about. We have our BB project to work on, plus I have my PC quilts to put together and a ton of UFO's that I really would like to clear out. But I'm like Carrie and figure one new block a month would not be a hardship at all!
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    Tonight's update: Bram and Isa both needed a bit more oxigen. Otherwise they're ok. No problems today. The neonatologist told my DS and DDIL today Bram and Isa might need to stay 4 months in the NICU because of the condition they came in.
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    Good news again taday! Yet 4 months sounds sooooo long.{Huggs}
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    More BBs today...in Iowa from Iowa. Very pretty!!

    Also flannel arrived from TX and IA!

    Made some more progress on PC quilting today....didn't get to the retreat gifts. I will have to start with those tomorrow.

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    Well I certainly got everyone talking like we needed an excuse.

    Honchey I agree if we started a new project it would have to have a new thread and be open to all members. As you said we had so many start the FWS and PC quilt and it is a big commitment to stay with a project that long. It is like we have formed our own little club here, with out virtual RV, chats about everything going on in our lives it has certainly gone beyond patchwork blocks.

    Oksewglad good for you getting those projects moving along to completion, I bet you felt good.

    BB blocks mine will probably be the last to arrive (sob sob), oh that's right I have my big girls pants on, I can wait

    Anael every day there will be challenges for Bram and Isa and every day that they grow stronger we will celebrate with you... and I agree this is the only thread I read every day and sometimes twice and three times a day, don't want to miss out on anything

    Now my plan for the day is to quilt my dinosaur quilt, I'll show pics when it is finished...
    Karen

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