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Old 08-08-2013, 05:47 PM
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Absolutely incredible! Where there's a spare moment- a woman will find a way to fill it.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:01 PM
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That is one big mother field. Out here in the Northeast you'd have to start making the next turn about the time you finished the first one, that is, if you could dodge all the rocks. BTW, I love your hands. I bet they have lots of stories to share.
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:58 AM
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I could so see my sister doing this, she hates to waste time, although the alarm will ring if you fall asleep. Those flat sections are just beautiful to me.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:29 AM
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The mile long fields is a big difference from the acreage farming of the small single family; its hard to believe the same tiller/disk is being used in the third generation or third decade. Dh grew up and most the farming done today is different from his childhood days on the farm with 1600 acres of row crops., plus baling hay for others and themselves. He is 71 this year. He still remembers the summer of 10,000 bales of hay. On top of his 'chores' and row crops and feeding 400 head of Black Angus Cows. Interesting to see how the person is sewing to keep their mind active.

And many truck drivers are quilting today,(evenings) too...some are crocheting on the road as they drive.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:32 AM
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That's amazing!!!
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:58 PM
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A cute video
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:49 AM
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I wish I had that much ambition. Awesome. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:40 AM
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:41 PM
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And to think I am wasting my time at this damn computer instead of quilting! I've lost my farm girl ways!
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