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    This is exactly how I looked for 24 hrs after the lightning event :shock:
    I did not know that once you have been hit you are more likely to be hit again. I also did not know that it could take up to 12 hrs. for ill effects to show up. We had a long day in the hospital.

    It was pretty scary! DH opens the door, there was a huge flash of light, the electricity went out and then came back on and DH was lying in the middle of the livingroom floor screaming.

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    It makes my blood run cold.

    But like I tell my children... screaming is good, it means you're still breathing. ;-)

    I don't know much about lightening strikes, but I do know that a large jolt of electricity is a very bad thing. My step-son took a massive shot as a child, and has had issues ever since.

    Glad everyone is getting back to normal.... it's a relative term in this house too! lol

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    Wow! I'm really glad things are as 'normal as they can be' - it could have been a lot worse. Lightning is scarey. I've seen a BIG dog squeeze itself into a 4 inch space between a couch and a wall when it hears thunder and lightning! Sometimes I feel that way myself.

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    I love thunder storms, always have. I think it's the whole "power of nature" thing. Must admit I'd never thought about getting hit though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeat
    Wow!! I am coming over to help myself to some of your WIP's!!:)Love your blue and whites...my mom would adopt you on the spot!:)I am not going to give a list....for then it would be recognizing something or reason I shouldn't keep buying...and, I just can't do that!!:)I just reach in the dark and pull one out...:)Love your WIP's..! I think we have them only because we just don't have our own big sewing rooms w/big windows and plenty of light!!Annnddddd, that sewing machine to machine quilt on a frame with!! I'm sure that is the only reason....LOL That is what I will tell dh tonight!!:)Skeat
    Come on over, Skeat and bring your red feather boa! (just seen you in the thread of photos!) I've got a shocking pink one, we can go out on the razz! :D

    K x

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    Quote Originally Posted by key4unc
    Unlucky 13 - quick - think of another one!
    Either that or you could finish one and only have 12 :lol:
    Wash your mouth out with soap! :lol:

    K x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swan Song
    I have actually been working on my WIP list for the local shop hop next week. I told myself I was not going to buy anything but missing fabrics for projects I have planned. HA! We'll see how that goes.

    I haven't finished my list yet because it seems I have recently bought a few new patterns I really want to try out. I have to have fabric for those right?

    Right now I have to get the following done:

    1. I have to finish the quilted visual stimulation isolette and crib blocks for the NICU.

    2. I then have to make a shopping cart cover for a baby gift for a co-worker who just had a baby.

    3. I promised another co-worker 2 quilted picture holders for her girls new pictures. They are designed and fabric bought just need to get those together.

    4. Wedding gift for my daughter. I can't decide which to do though. I have several in mind just don't know which I want to do. I finished the shower gift. Pictures coming as soon as I wrestle the camera away from the kids.

    Here are things hanging around:

    1. A Texas block of the month from a couple years ago. Almost all pieced :oops:

    2. Four rag quilts-all cut and ready to sew.

    3. Three wall hangings that were class projects. Tops done just need to be sandwiched and quilted.

    4. A "Ring That Binds" wall hanging. All cut, 1 center quilted. I was going to teach a class in this method and this was to be the sample but my DH got hit by lightning and class was put on hold and then didn't have time to do the class this spring with the wedding and all.

    5. Various table runners. Tops done.

    6. Several Christmas wall hangings I pieced a couple years ago and then my DS got run over and all quilting things were stored by my DD never to be seen again. These are all that survived her "storing".

    Alright, now I have various "projects" that all the fabric is bought for just not started.

    1. A "Fun and Done". I love the fabric just haven't gotten to it.

    2. All the blocks and finishing kit for the online "Patchwork Party" from last year :oops:

    3. Asian fabrics for "9 Patch Pizzaz".

    4. All fabric for a quilt my DH fell in love with at a shop hop.

    5. All fabric for lap quilts for the 3 Grandkids-these will end up being Christmas presents I think.

    6. Kit for an "A-Mazing" wall hanging. I fell in love with the colors. They don't go with anything in my house but I loved the pattern and colors. I am sure they match something Terri has though and she will claim it soon as she reads this! ROFL

    7. I have a couple "Gracie Handbag" fabric combos for myself. I made 10 as Christmas presents last year and then needed a break so never got around to making mine. Typical :lol:

    If I think about it longer I am sure there are probably a couple more :roll:

    My newest patterns-no fabric...yet :wink:

    1. "Hunter's Star" I want to make a 2 color wall hanging to try this out. I am not sure just what 2 colors .

    2. "Paper Doll" lap quilts for my DGDs. These I want to have done by the wedding to give them something to play around with while the adults "visit". Now I have to come up with something for my DGS :roll:

    3. I bought a "Transitions" pattern. I loved the pattern and have never done a batik quilt. I thought I would try this.

    4. "Crazy Eight Strip Teaser" table topper. I loved the pattern haven't decided on fabrics.

    5. "Promise Stitch Log Cabin" pattern. I don't do a lot of hand piecing but thought this was a way to use up some scraps while "watching" TV with my DH ;-) Also portable enough to take to Dr. appts, have for lunch breaks at work, etc.

    WOW! I better stop typing and start sewing! :shock:
    That's cheating! Sub dividing into sections so it doeasn't look so many! Well, I've done the maths and you have TWENTY TWO!!!!! :D

    K x

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    That's cheating! Sub dividing into sections so it doeasn't look so many! Well, I've done the maths and you have TWENTY TWO!!!!! :D

    K x
    LMAO
    That was kind of you K! *snigger*

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    That's cheating! Sub dividing into sections so it doeasn't look so many! Well, I've done the maths and you have TWENTY TWO!!!!! :D

    K x
    LMAO
    That was kind of you K! *snigger*
    :D :D :D

    K x

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Quote Originally Posted by Skeat
    Wow!! I am coming over to help myself to some of your WIP's!!:)Love your blue and whites...my mom would adopt you on the spot!:)I am not going to give a list....for then it would be recognizing something or reason I shouldn't keep buying...and, I just can't do that!!:)I just reach in the dark and pull one out...:)Love your WIP's..! I think we have them only because we just don't have our own big sewing rooms w/big windows and plenty of light!!Annnddddd, that sewing machine to machine quilt on a frame with!! I'm sure that is the only reason....LOL That is what I will tell dh tonight!!:)Skeat
    Come on over, Skeat and bring your red feather boa! (just seen you in the thread of photos!) I've got a shocking pink one, we can go out on the razz! :D

    K x
    No quilting store would be safe!:)LOL Glad to keep sharing the entertainment:)LOL Skeat

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    Haha k3n. That's just how I had it separated out on my WIP list here. Remember my DH is going with me Thursday and Friday shop hopping. Now it does look like less fabric must be purchased this way doesn't it ;-)
    There is always method to my madness :lol:

    Actually there are now 23 because I have sort of got hooked in to the whole chicken quilt thing! Yes, Yes I have already added it to the end of my list. Good thing I can do that at my leisure. But one of the shops on the shop hop list has alot of repo and country theme including CHICKEN fabric!

    I am looking forward to doing this shop hop. Only 10 shops this time but each shop gives you a notion and a square pattern for the "theme" quilt plus there is a $100 gift certificate drawing at each shop and grand prizes are 2 sewing machines, a Babyloc and a Bernina. Of course I have no luck at all so I will be happy with 10 notions and square patterns. The last shop I did with a friend who was just starting quilting. She won the grand prize-a huge wash tub full of fabric, books, patterns, rulers, a rotary cutter and other assorted notions. It was a great start for her :)

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    [quote=Swan Song]Haha k3n. That's just how I had it separated out on my WIP list here. Remember
    my DH is going with me Thursday and Friday shop hopping.


    wow, Swan, your hubby really was affected by that lightning, and just think, we had a huge storm here last night...could pushed mine right out that front door...all he was doing was mashing the gluteus maximus in front of tv!!!...darn it, I missed a perfectly good storm...but, here in good old Florida, it will storm again :shock: :wink: :wink: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Quote Originally Posted by Skeat
    Wow!! I am coming over to help myself to some of your WIP's!!:)Love your blue and whites...my mom would adopt you on the spot!:)I am not going to give a list....for then it would be recognizing something or reason I shouldn't keep buying...and, I just can't do that!!:)I just reach in the dark and pull one out...:)Love your WIP's..! I think we have them only because we just don't have our own big sewing rooms w/big windows and plenty of light!!Annnddddd, that sewing machine to machine quilt on a frame with!! I'm sure that is the only reason....LOL That is what I will tell dh tonight!!:)Skeat
    Come on over, Skeat and bring your red feather boa! (just seen you in the thread of photos!) I've got a shocking pink one, we can go out on the razz! :D

    K x
    WOO HOO...done told Skeat, I had to get me one of those...make mine, jade green, the color of envy...to all those that ain't got one. They've been known to charm ppl, like (mermaid) sirens :P :P :P
    last one in the fabric store is a rotten egg..... :!: :lol:

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    last one in the fabric store is a rotten egg..... ] I am so there!!!!!:0)Boa in tow!!

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    He went with me before he was hit by lightning also. We will separate the shops over the 2 days. Stop for lunch in some little place we find and just spend time together without kids ;-) He actually usually finds something he thinks I have to have :)

    I work nights 7p-7a and he works days 7a to 5p but doesn't get home until about 6p when I am leaving. For a lot of years we just passed each other in the evening. I am only working about 2 days a week now but when I was full time we didn't get a lot of time together so my shop hops and dog shows and his swap meets and drag racing were our time to enjoy each other's company away from 4 kids. I don't show dogs anymore and he hasn't drag raced since Ty's accident (although I think he is itchin' to get back to it) so it's shop hop and swap meets for the past couple years.

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    Sheesh Swan Song - I didn't know we were counting fabric bought in ANTICIPATION OF A PROJECT. I'm going to have to do a recount! and I have TWO stashes: 1 in AZ and 1 in CT. When I'm in a fabric store and see something that will be PERFECT with other stuff in my stash for a future project, half the time I discover that it goes with the OTHER stash.

    And then there are the 'orphan' projects done in a class 'just' to learn a new technique. I never throw them away, but I'll probably never use them either. Should I count them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanneS
    Sheesh Swan Song - I didn't know we were counting fabric bought in ANTICIPATION OF A PROJECT. I'm going to have to do a recount! and I have TWO stashes: 1 in AZ and 1 in CT. When I'm in a fabric store and see something that will be PERFECT with other stuff in my stash for a future project, half the time I discover that it goes with the OTHER stash.

    And then there are the 'orphan' projects done in a class 'just' to learn a new technique. I never throw them away, but I'll probably never use them either. Should I count them?
    Count EVERYTHING Joanne - we want a no holds barred exposť! :D

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    Oh no! I didn't count class stuff that hasn't been finished. I'm dooooooooommmmmed!!

    Darn fine idea on the fabric counting though, I might have to edit my list a little. LOL

    swansong, what kind of dogs did you show?

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    On the WIP front....

    My blue and white stars are on hold while I wait for the fabric to arrive for the LAST TINY LITTLE BIT!! *falls onto floor sobbing*

    But while I wait, I started the blocks for the BOM from my local quilt shop, and the one that's coming by post from a shop at the other end of the country. I'm a month behind, so I did the first two last night, from March, and will do April's tonight. Will be nice to be caught up on those.

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    And now that I've said that... I've just got the last name I need for my label, so flag the BOM's, I'm doing a pieced back for my star quilt tonight! woooohoooooooo!

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    I used to show and breed Cocker Spaniels. That "hobby" has become way too expensive with that particular breed in this economy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swan Song
    I used to show and breed Cocker Spaniels. That "hobby" has become way too expensive with that particular breed in this economy.
    It's much the same here. I don't show, I collect dogs with "special needs", but I have several friends in the breeding/show world, and they're all noticing the pinch. Even with the more popular and the rare breeds things are tight.

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    If you really do it right breeding now could but some serious financial hurt on you. All the genetic testing, DNA, microchips and vet bills the list goes on there. Then with a heavily coated breed like the cocker you really have to have an expert groomer and handler to keep them in a "show coat".
    So...working full time to spend thousands a month on showing/breeding or work part time and have time to quilt and spend with family without a grooming brush and clipper in my hand...no contest!

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    I MIGHT finish one today! Neighbour's lap quilt, just needs binding. I meant to do it yesterday but started quilting the cushion tops I made for our bed instead (first time I used wool batting and it's LOVELY!!!)
    I think I'm putting off finishing my neighbour's quilt because I'm afraid to give it to her. What if she hates it? She's the type who'll say so. She's a lovely lady BUT a straight talking country woman. Help, I'se scared! Pathetic, right?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    I MIGHT finish one today! Neighbour's lap quilt, just needs binding. I meant to do it yesterday but started quilting the cushion tops I made for our bed instead (first time I used wool batting and it's LOVELY!!!)
    I think I'm putting off finishing my neighbour's quilt because I'm afraid to give it to her. What if she hates it? She's the type who'll say so. She's a lovely lady BUT a straight talking country woman. Help, I'se scared! Pathetic, right?!

    K x
    I get the same feeling towards the end if it's for someone else. What if they hate it. What if they hate it and say so. What if they hate it and DON'T say so! lol
    You know her best, is it her colour tastes?

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