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Thread: Quilt all day: April 7, National No Housework Day

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    Quilt all day: April 7, National No Housework Day

    Now we can quilt all day without guilt, unless you have 22 people coming over tomorrow for Easter dinner...
    "I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
    Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    Now we can quilt all day without guilt, unless you have 22 people coming over tomorrow for Easter dinner...
    Like it and no one coming for dinner here.
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    Perfect!! Noone coming over tomorrow here..we are going to a local park for Easter..therefore no cleaning!!! I will be quilting all day, as I try to complete the hand quilting today on a top I did this week. I never feel guilty about no housework!! LOL

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    I try to do that everyday...lol
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    Really!!!!!!! How can you put a "No housework" day right before a holiday? Someone is messing with us!

    I have to clean today. Missed last Saturday but will try to fit some quilting in there somewhere!

    There's a holiday for everything, isn't there?

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    I like this idea. No one coming over nor am I going to anyone's place. Now the thing is that I will be working today, & buying my backing fabric for a king size quilt & two table runners. The table runners are ready to sandwich, but the quilt needs the solid blocks cut, needing that too, then ready to put together. Yeah! All those taking part - enjoy!

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    Oh no! I didn't read this till after I did my housework!

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    Sounds like a great idea. I do have to wash uniforms 'cause I'm working tomorrow, but that will be it for housework today. Isn't it great to have 'permission' to spend the day quilting?

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    Yea!! Just told my hubby about this and he said "again". Hehe.
    After we get back from a friends house, this is my plan.

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    As far as I know, no one is coming to my house tomorrow. We are however getting together at my DH's grandmother's house next door. So I might end up with some of the family's kids tomorrow. They always come over to my house when we have family gatherings because Aunt Ali tends to keep cookies and Nestle Quick mix, plus we own video game systems and have both a gym set and a trampoline in our back yard.

    My DH is scheduled to go camping and fishing with one of his brother's today and be home tomorrow. They wanted the boys to go, but my boys have no desire to go camping and one thinks earthworms are "gross". My other son likes to raise earthworms. He can't stand to see them put on a hook, he thinks it's mean to kill a worm. I have to bake a chocolate cake this evening because Thursday was my DH's birthday and tomorrow is one of his brother's birthday. So my MIL asked me to make the cake for the guys and she's making one for her mom who's birthday was this past Monday. Our family always celebrates the three birthdays together because they always fall in the same week.

    I'm not doing house work today, but I do have to clean my cat's litter box before the two cats decide to disown me. I have one cat that has to have the box cleaned out several times per day. She's fussy that way. The other one only requires hers to be cleaned out once a day. Monday I forgot because I was gone to outpatient surgery with my youngest son all most all day. By Tuesday morning one cat was hissing at her litter box and the other cat was clawing the tile floor trying to bury hers!

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    Housework whats that!!!!

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    Doggone it! I wish I had read this yesterday! I worked all day making a nice supper for family coming over and cleaned house too. Well, it had to be done for company but maybe I can pretend today is April 7?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Doggone it! I wish I had read this yesterday! I worked all day making a nice supper for family coming over and cleaned house too. Well, it had to be done for company but maybe I can pretend today is April 7?
    Tartan, Today IS April 7th. Get to your machine.

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    flhomeschoolmom, I know what you mean about the litter boxes. I have 4 cats and one of them can't stand anything "dirty" in the box. If I don't clean it several times a day, then he spends considerable time covering everyone's business.

    This sounds like a great idea to me! I cut the 3 1/2 inch strips for one of my sister's quilts and am headed up to start sewing strips together. The Yankees don't play until 7 tonight and we're just having leftovers today since I'm cooking a big meal tomorrow. However, it's just my husband and I so don't have to do too much. And I'm very fortunate in that my husband doesn't care too much about the housework
    Heather

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    No quilting here today as we are having dinner here 14. Some have to work tomorrow so it is today. Stuff in oven and I am reading here.
    Earleen The best helping hand is at the end of your arm.

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    I thought every day was No Housework Day.

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    I claim every day but my kids birthdays as my quilting days. As for as housework, I clean a clean house so it never gets dirty. I was flybaby trained before it was called flybaby. Best housekeeping system ever: flylady.net
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    Quilting away with a break to go to Joannes to use one more coupon!!!
    P.S. Raggiemom..don't worry about the game tonight - the Rays are going to beat the Yankees again!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by alleyoop1 View Post
    Oh no! I didn't read this till after I did my housework!

    Then you can celebrate one day next week! I give my permission!

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    Good grief! Today is April 7! I've gained a day for sewing, Yipeeeee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alleyoop1 View Post
    Oh no! I didn't read this till after I did my housework!
    Me too
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I claim every day but my kids birthdays as my quilting days. As for as housework, I clean a clean house so it never gets dirty. I was flybaby trained before it was called flybaby. Best housekeeping system ever: flylady.net
    I love FlyLady, and my DH loves it when I keep up with my daily stuff. Unfortunately, if so much as 1 day goes by that I'm not working the system, it seems like my entire house falls apart because no one in my family will pick up after themselves! My DH can't even remember where he left his dirty clothes :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by flhomeschoolmom View Post
    I love FlyLady, and my DH loves it when I keep up with my daily stuff. Unfortunately, if so much as 1 day goes by that I'm not working the system, it seems like my entire house falls apart because no one in my family will pick up after themselves! My DH can't even remember where he left his dirty clothes :/
    Housework for the house I don't mind but I won't be a maid for family members over the age of 8. By age 8 a child can do their own laundry (with supervision) and keep their room straight and clean up any mess they make.
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    Oh fiddle. House work is for people who have nothing better to do with their lives! . . . and guilt is a complete waste of time.
    It took me 80 years to figure that one out so listen and take heed. . . if and when you can.
    (grin & wink)
    Last edited by bobquilt3; 04-09-2012 at 03:44 AM.

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    I had company coming for Easter so I didn't get to take advantage of the day. I had 30 people for Easter at my house. Iam going to do no housework day today. I plan on going up to my sewing room as soon as I get off of my computer and I plan on sewing all day.

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