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    Only took me one year. I used Alsup. They are very good. Look them up online. If you use them give my name as a reference and I get a finders fee (more fabric lol).

    Linda Denny

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    glad you got to do all that shopping :lol:

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    thank you linda

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    Good for you!!! We all need some more stuff.

    But,,,NO FABRIC purchases?????

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    Good for you and DH enjoy the monies and all it will buy .
    Just remember and say to yourself
    I've earned it , I desereve it , So I got it. LOL

    Drema2

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    Linda - sorry for the reason you have all that money to spend, but you're sure spending it on the RIGHT STUFF! Have fun playing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222
    Wow just like "Queen for a Day! How fun. Anyone remember that show?
    Congratulations on a nice windfall. Now save some for later ... ha haha
    Oh, I remember QFaD. What was the host's name? I can picture him. Was it Jack somebody?

    And buying all those toys does make you a queen. And that's for more than a day, bc you'll be having so much fun with your new things (and so will your DH.

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    Drema you hit the nail on the head. I told myself the same thing.

    I have bought a few cuts of fabric lol. Will get you pictures soon.

    My aunt passed and I am behind.

    Thank you all for your incouragement.

    Linda D

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    Congrats on getting your money!! It's such a HIGH isn't it? My DH is also on disability and when he got his he took me fabric shopping!!!
    Hope you take pictures and relive this for a long time!!! Enjoy!!!

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    congratulations that you won your case. Some do. some don't. depends on if you were able to work long enough to get points. it's a crazy system and your crazy by the time you win or lose. good for you.
    I remember Queen for a Day. My little gma was on it and my aunt made video tapes for all 12 of her kids and some for other family members.
    She was very deserving of that title, as I know you are deserving of this celebration, grammo. Hubby must be relieved too.
    It was a mixed emotional thing when my hubby got his, and he had to sign papers when he worked, so that when he won his case...we had to give up all money and pay an extra 30.00!
    I am happy it all worked out for you. Go someplace fun and you and hubby make some memories. :D

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    Sounds more like you won the lottery than a disability case!! Glad to hear you are having fun with your earnings.

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    Unfortunately no even close to lottery. I have bought things that I can use in the time that I have each day because I can not do regular things or walk very far. Most of my work goes to charity.

    Household things are things needed to make my life easier and to help ease pain in my back. Get tired of asking dear hubby to do everything for me because I can't lift or reach up. So I am splurging on a few things for in the house. As well as the quilting things to make time go a little faster for me.

    You are all wonderful for your good thoughts and wishes. Do not want anyone to think my disability is a scam because it definitly isn't. I was just so excited about affording a few things I have wanted for a long time and as my hubby is retired we was just barely living paycheck to paycheck. Forgive me if I offended anyone by bragging about what I got. That was not my intention.

    Hope everyone is ready for a quilty weekend. I am trying to get quilt room in to order so I can use my new toys but it takes a while as I get tired very easily.

    (((((HUGS)))))) for all my friends.

    Love ya all Linda D

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    I don't think you offended anyone. We're all happy for you to be able to buy quilty things to enjoy our favorite pastime!

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    Did you get a mega quilter by Viking?

    I bought one last year while visiting in SC. My DH talked me into it. I can feel for you on disability.

    The quilter and frame took up my whole dining room, so DH and son built me a new studio, not in the house (my own room), so I could go out there after my surgery this winter. I'm still in recovery mode and will be for about a year.

    Happy Quilting.

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    I definately understand about not being a scam. My husband had a head injury at work 30 years ago and he now has seizures and blackouts and a lot of other things. We had to go through a lot to prove it and he feels like people are always watching and judging him. I also have a grandson with autism and people see a perfectly healthy boy and think we just need to discipline him more. They don't understand he is handicapped.
    I remember when my husband got his and it is like Christmas in July!!!
    You enjoy what you got because you deserve it!! :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountainquilter
    Did you get a mega quilter by Viking?

    I bought one last year while visiting in SC. My DH talked me into it. I can feel for you on disability.

    The quilter and frame took up my whole dining room, so DH and son built me a new studio, not in the house (my own room), so I could go out there after my surgery this winter. I'm still in recovery mode and will be for about a year.

    Happy Quilting.
    OOOOHHH. I've been wanting my own room OUT OF THE HOUSE for a long time. That was one of my dreams for after retirement. It was quickly shot down. Now I am satisfied to have a room of my own, but it is sooooo jam-packed with hobbies. I am slowly "dissolving" some of those hobbies and trying to concentrate on my quilting and my scrapbooking. The cake hobby is in another room. (Poor DH. He says I have taken over the whole house as the kids moved out.

    I am so happy for you. Just planning and getting the room ready will be great for your healing process. You are in my prayers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    I definately understand about not being a scam. My husband had a head injury at work 30 years ago and he now has seizures and blackouts and a lot of other things. We had to go through a lot to prove it and he feels like people are always watching and judging him. I also have a grandson with autism and people see a perfectly healthy boy and think we just need to discipline him more. They don't understand he is handicapped.
    I remember when my husband got his and it is like Christmas in July!!!
    You enjoy what you got because you deserve it!! :D :D
    Yes, autism awareness is so badly needed. Perhaps there is an organization in your area that could help you to help those around you become aware. GBY

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    I know what you mean about autism, and people thinking they'll 'snap' out of it. Both my son's boys are autistic - the 9 year old more than the 7 year old (who will be mainstreamed next year after repeating kindergarten). Their 'other' grandmother keeps saying 'They'll snap out of it.' She just doesn't get it. The 9 year old is finally putting verbal sentences together and getting some of the thoughts we KNEW were in his head out for us to understand. He's a very sweet boy, and extremely bright, so he does have a possibly good future, expecially now that he's beginning to communicate verbally. My DIL is a saint who has never given up. I just wish I lived closer to them so I could help more.

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    grammo, hope you don't mind if I reply to one of your repliers, lol?

    Joanne wrote:
    .....I also have a grandson with autism and people see a perfectly healthy boy and think we just need to discipline him more. They don't understand he is handicapped. .......Their 'other' grandmother keeps saying 'They'll snap out of it.' She just doesn't get it.

    I am related, both by blood, and by marriages, to ppl with a.d.d. It is another frontier that needs much more attention, so I feel for you.
    I know what it's like to get professional help and do tons of research etc. There is no, "snapping out of it". That's a pipe dream that any one would smoke if it cured these things! just being a little facetious about something very, very real.
    There are 11 different kinds of attention deficit disorder and some of the symptoms look like other stuff. I don't believe a pediatrician or family doctor should ever diagnosed these children. Too many mistakes are made, but more than that, these families need counseling and training to deal with all that goes with these problems. I could go on and on, but I'm putting down the mike now...just wanted to say...we have a lot of disabilities in this country and a lot of cynics, some are really mean and critical, and others just don't understand but don't mean any real harm. Either way, it's the sufferers that get the short end of the stick. i rejoice with anyone that can get real help, even if it can only be monetary. It does help with the tools you need to cope with stuff. I'm done, lol. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    grammo, hope you don't mind if I reply to one of your repliers, lol?

    Joanne wrote:
    .....I also have a grandson with autism and people see a perfectly healthy boy and think we just need to discipline him more. They don't understand he is handicapped. .......Their 'other' grandmother keeps saying 'They'll snap out of it.' She just doesn't get it.

    I am related, both by blood, and by marriages, to ppl with a.d.d. It is another frontier that needs much more attention, so I feel for you.
    I know what it's like to get professional help and do tons of research etc. There is no, "snapping out of it". That's a pipe dream that any one would smoke if it cured these things! just being a little facetious about something very, very real.
    There are 11 different kinds of attention deficit disorder and some of the symptoms look like other stuff. I don't believe a pediatrician or family doctor should ever diagnosed these children. Too many mistakes are made, but more than that, these families need counseling and training to deal with all that goes with these problems. I could go on and on, but I'm putting down the mike now...just wanted to say...we have a lot of disabilities in this country and a lot of cynics, some are really mean and critical, and others just don't understand but don't mean any real harm. Either way, it's the sufferers that get the short end of the stick. i rejoice with anyone that can get real help, even if it can only be monetary. It does help with the tools you need to cope with stuff. I'm done, lol. :wink:
    Thank you. Good work. More of these messages are needed, and yours was wonderful.

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    Like many autistic people, both of my autistic grandsons also have ADHD, but it is controlled with meds. I know these meds are controversial, but without them, the boys simply cannot function. In their case, the meds have enabled them to be calm enough to make progress in school - the younger one enough to be mainstreamed into 1st grade next year - the older one to finally start sleeping through the night and put verbal sentences together at age 9.

    Autism is a spectrum of 'symptoms' (for lack of a better word). Special ed teachers are angels, and school districts with good programs are hard to find. The economy is making it more difficult, too. Thank goodness, Congress passed legislation specifically to aid people with autism last year BEFORE the economic downturn. If I were younger, I would get an MA in Special Ed. As it is, I'm learning a lot by spending time with my grandsons - though I don't get to do that often enough. Soon, they'll be moving, so they'll be just a 6 hour drive from me. Hooray! I foresee more road trips and less quilting starting this summer - assuming they sell their house and move.

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    well, Joanne, I'm sorry the boys are moving six hours away, bc you seem to not only be very loving, but intuitive and you use the understanding we all started with...it goes away, if not used.
    My oldest daughters MIL works with children with special needs and she is awesome at it.
    She actually gets very tickled at times by some of her experiences. One little girl that is 11, but acts a lot like 6 at times, was told to do something and she wasn't being compliant. Phyllis had to warn her. The little girl said, "why don't you call the po-po, ho?" Her assistant heard this too, but was able to keep her composure, Phyllis managed to make it out of the room just before she exploded in laughter.
    It takes a lot of patience, but Phyllis says she actually prefers to work with these kids, bc she understands that they have all kinds of problems they didn't ask for, whereas, some of the mainstreamed children, choose to act out on purpose.
    It drives me crazy to hear ppl get on tv and say they did 'tests' proving that sugar etc. has no different affect on children/ppl than other foods. Well there are a lot of ways to do clinical trials and obviously it wasn't a broad range of children etc. bc I have seen kids firsthand that go from meek, mild and somewhat passive, to cookie crunching, curtain climbing, chandelier swingers after cookies and koolaid.
    yes, there may be other factors involved besides just sugar, and that's the point. Foods are chemicals too.
    Get constipated, change the flora of your intestines and see how peppy you are then,...your mood, your appetite, not to mention bloating and headaches, but don't take anything for it. Just snap out of it. :wink:

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    Thank you Pam for what you said. I have family with physical disabilities too, and one daughter lost her ssi, when she got married, as did my Sil when she married my handicapped brother. I get a little passionate about these things. hugs for that. :D

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    I didn't mean to turn this into an autism forum but I am glad some people understand kids with disabilities. I find myself educating people all the time when they ask questions. My daughter has also had to fight to get help for Zach. He was diagnosed early tho at 18 mos.
    I used my sewing skills and sewed a sling swing for him. It satisfies his need for sensation. It hangs in the middle of my great room.
    I hope to teach him to quilt some day!!!

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    Our Zach is a high functioning austistic. He's 8 now but in some areas he's 6. He is in second grade and doing most of the second grade work. We spend most of our time outsmarting him. He is a runner so we have to keep our doors locked alot. But unlike alot of autistic people he is very affectionate. He loves to cling to you pretends he is a koala bear. He is a cuddle bug. Lots of love. He is very funny we laugh alot around him. We enjoy him and he stays with us (grandma and grandpa) two weekends amonth to give his mom and dad a break and to let them spend time with the other two kids. Zach takes so much time they get left out some.
    A lot of people don't reallize how wearing it is on the care givers!!

    He just learned cause and effect about a year ago and now he understands when he is in trouble he will have to sit on a chair which he hates!!!! to do so it usually works. I am always exhausted when he goes home!!

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