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    Well Girls,
    I envy the commaradary on this site. That's what I want to be a part of. I have finally decided what to do with the ugly quilt back. I am going to make it reversible. I buy old sheet sets king and queen with the shams if I can get them and make duvets out of them. I am going to take the fitted sheet that matches the colors of the quilt and make a false back. Then I am going to yarn tie it evenly. What do you think. How bout I extend the false backing up over the front to make the binding? Let me know if you think this is do able.
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    or you could get more thread (matching or complimentary) and make your knotty little anoyances into cute little tassles :D . Might be quicker than applique. As far as this site goes I browse at least once a day almost panicked when I was asked to sign in this morning the newsletter and new material e-mails have always automatically signed me in and I had forgotten my PASSWORD!! Got a new one and I'm cruising now.. Yea one of these days I might actually get some quilting DONE instead of just DROOLING over everyone else's work :lol:

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    PJ, I like that idea, pretty smart! If the sheet is big enough, there is no reason that you couln't carry it over to the other side for the binding. I like being able to "talk" to sooooo many smart people!

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    Thanks,
    I think having so many talented quilters to bounce ideas off of helps get the old creative juices. I have learned many ways to fix this quilt, and I thank each and every one for their idea. Now it is up to me to FINISH IT!!!
    THANK YOU ALL.

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    The first site I check after I check e-mail, and then sometimes I stay on for hours, not always logged in, but always reading. I've gotten lots of good advice and lots of helpful hints.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yvonne
    Miranda,
    I can identify with a lot that you are saying. The year that I retired my husband and I sold our house that we'd lived in for 30+ years and moved north. I left the county that I'd grown up in to come up here where the only people I know are my brother and sister-in-law. I don't make friends easily. There are times I just get real blue (cabin fever?) and wish I was back in southern California with my old teaching buddies and the warm sunshine!

    Being a SAHM is a wonderful occupation. I wish I could have had that experience but alas it was not to be. As wonderful as it is though it's one of the hardest jobs around and doesn't always get the respect it should receive. My daughter, another SAHM, calls often and I know it's just so she can talk to an adult for awhile.

    Thank goodness for the internet. It does help us retain our sanity and keep in touch with the real (?) world! Hang in there and write whenever you feel the need!

    Yvonne
    Cabin fever! ick.
    I have been out and walking some on the farm. There are 19 baby lambs, several new bunnies, and will be 2 colts anytime!! I haven't seen any baby chicks, yet. The pigs are getting big and starting to stink really bad. LOL! Just a little walk to see all this does me wonders! ah, and the fresh air, although, not so fresh near the pigs. ;)
    Being a SAHM is my favorite job! Out of all the jobs I've ever had, this is the hardest, but it is the most rewarding. I wouldn't trade it for a job with a HUGE paycheck!
    I talk to my mom at LEAST once a day on the phone. It's not long distance, so I take advantage of that.
    This Quilt Board has kept me sane. I needed somewhere to be. :D
    I'll probably be MIA for a while around the second week of April. I am going to help my DD make a bunch of cookies and decorate them with color flow icing. I need to let them dry for a while. We're going to make lots of Easter cookies! I haven't done much baking for a while, so it should be fun.

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    Miranda,
    What fun you must have in spring. It makes you realize just why you chose to live where you do. Periodically, when I'm wondering what am I doing up here so far away from my grandkids, my husband and I will spend the day in the redwoods. I call it "redwood therapy". It rejuvinates the soul, reassures you God is in His heaven and all will be just fine!
    We all have different methods of coping with our life. We find what works best for us. Meanwhile, it's sure nice to be able to chat on line with our fellow quilters, folks who understand our fascination with cutting up big hunks of fabric into little pieces of fabric and then sewing them all back together into another big hunk of fabric. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yvonne
    Miranda,
    What fun you must have in spring. It makes you realize just why you chose to live where you do. Periodically, when I'm wondering what am I doing up here so far away from my grandkids, my husband and I will spend the day in the redwoods. I call it "redwood therapy". It rejuvinates the soul, reassures you God is in His heaven and all will be just fine!
    We all have different methods of coping with our life. We find what works best for us. Meanwhile, it's sure nice to be able to chat on line with our fellow quilters, folks who understand our fascination with cutting up big hunks of fabric into little pieces of fabric and then sewing them all back together into another big hunk of fabric. :lol:
    I KNOW! I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. (Even closer to the action!) I love where I live. It's quiet, the air is fresh (as long as you're not near the hog pen! It's not near my house, either!), and my best friends are all here--in the living room (computer!).
    I love to visit new places and see different things. I'd love to see the redwoods. I'm glad to be home when we come back, though.

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    You said it!! There is no place like home, wherever it is. Pigs, chickens, cats, kids, or computer friends make it all the better. :-)

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    Gosh! I am having a hard time getting any work done today! I keep getting lured back to this Board.... and tonite is quilt class too....
    I may live in the suburbs, but I live very close to Cal Poly Pomona (they make one of the cute floats in the Rose Parade), and most mornings I drive right by the pastures with the Kellogg Arabians - can't wait to see this year's crop of foals!
    Enjoy all the babies Miranda!

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    Hi Buttercream i'm so addicted to this message board i don't get any sewing done ,don't answer the phone and rarely return my phone calls. Is there anyone out there can give some hint on how to stay off the message board. I get early in the a.m and do all my chores including cleaning and cooking so i can get to the message board, by the way i'm married for 33 years, 4 children ,don't work, retired correctional nurse ,live in Oklahoma City, Okla.and we're having bad weather getting ready for tornadoes ,we already have the tornado warning and watch.Happy Happy Quilting
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    Hi Buttercream i'm so addicted to this message board i don't get any sewing done ,don't answer the phone and rarely return my phone calls. Is there anyone out there can give some hint on how to stay off the message board. I get early in the a.m and do all my chores including cleaning and cooking so i can get to the message board, by the way i'm married for 33 years, 4 children ,don't work, retired correctional nurse ,live in Oklahoma City, Okla.and we're having bad weather getting ready for tornadoes ,we already have the tornado warning and watch.Happy Happy Quilting
    Annette

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    :lol: The best way I've found to stay away from the computer is to turn it completely OFF!
    Maybe we should all make some quilted monitor covers! Think that would help?

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    Hey Annette,
    My kids live in Okarche is there bad weather in that area?

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    how very odd you people are. i never come here. never read. never post. it's all soooooooooooooo boring and "yesterday".

    don't like computers, either. i only have [wait, gotta count] 5 in my office and 45 more to maintain and keep track of between our 3 buildings. just because they all run 24/7 and i open my mail before the poor, desperate dogs get let out in the morning, you shouldn't think for a minute i have any interest at all in the stupid things.

    and if you still believe that after you click on the member listing, i've got some land in way-south florida i'd like to sell you. ooo! i can also let you have the Brooklyn Bridge for a song.

    ;-)

    PS - turn it off. disconnect it. put it in the trunk of the car. push the car into the nearest really deep lake. then you might be able to stay away from the computer for about .... hmmm ... just how long does it take to drag a car out of a really deep lake, anyway?
    :mrgreen:

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    Hi Buttercream everyone that live near Kingfisher and okarche had to take tornado sheltherabout 4:00pm, we have had 2 touch down tornado in the last half hour.I had to take shelter also the tornado whistle went off, it was 12 miles from where i live.
    Annette

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    I've never found out how long it takes to drag one out. I always throw my body down in front of the wheels before it hits the water. Man, am I sore!! :lol:

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    Annette, That's close. We pray for your safety. And everyone else, too. Tornadoes are ugly.

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    Hooked on this board? Moi? Of course, that's why I have way more time on the puter than I should. I check in here first to be sure not to miss anything. It's home for me. When I was away for the wedding stuff and my mom....I felt lost. How do people that don't have this group manage? I have lots of friends here where I live, I have lots of 'net friends, but no where else is near as much fun. I haven't even had IM on lately, except for small amounts of time.

    Oh, well, there's nothing better than a shared interest to make friends. I just don't know how loners make it in the world, do you?

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    We join this quiltboard to make friends. I lost my mom two years this month. I know how hard it is to have some kind of like and take care of a parent. Sometimes you have more shared interests with strangers than your close friends. Does that make sense.

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    PJ, it makes sense to me. Maybe because I just came from a bad experience in WV. Maybe it's really just me???

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    Yes it does. I have 2 sisters that live about 30 miles from me. When my mom was ill we all took care of her. Since she died I hardly see them any more. Every few months we get together and go visit mom and dad (they're both dead). Other than that we have nothing in common. It's hard to talk to them anymore. If I show them my new projects I get teased for being an old lady. At least you guys understand me. That's why I love you all so very much.

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    I'm with you Debbie, I'm with you!! And now it's time for this 'old lady' to give up the quest for the night. I've GOT to force myself to get back on that quilt for my niece. Someone please (puh leeesssseeee) make me stay out of here tomorrow and get it working. She's getting married May 12th. Isn't that real soon??? Debbie, you have the onerous duty of telling me to shaddup and get on the quilt tomorrow, ok???

    Sharon

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    I could never tell anyone to shaddup but I will say goodnight to all. I've had a cold this last week and I took some nyquill. It's starting to kick in so I'm going to bed. Talk some tomorrow. Nite all.

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    I'll tell her. Sharon, Dear ... Shaddup and get back to work!

    Now that i've fulfilled your request to be told, fulfill my request that you ignore it. give the girl a David's Bridal flyer and tell her to leave you alone. LOL

    I could really relate to PJ's post about her mom. one of the reasons i started quilting was that i so much missed sewing with my own mother. this was a way to reconnect to those memories. we always made clothing and decorative things. now that i think of it, i'm a bit surprised we never got around to quilts. but i know she'd have loved it and if she was still with us, would have joined the fun with me (and been 10 times better at it within 10 seconds flat. LOL)

    We are none of us here Old Ladies. We are old souls ... even the youngest among us. that simply means we have the wisdom to recognize those things truly most important and lots of love to pass around. we know that however much love we give, our hearts will produce more for the next person to come along. :-)


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