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    girl, you just brought up an ancient memory! when my son was 5 or 6 i had bilateral mastectomies so i was laid up for a bit. but one day i felt strong enough to take a shower without help, YAY. so i'm sitting stark naked on the only seat in the room (ahem) and the door from my bedroom opens and in walks ds and 5 of his closest friends. obviously it was a house tour, as josh says, "and this is the bathroom and that's my mom on the toilet. bye, mom" and a whole little chorus of bye, mom s as they go out the other door into the hall. i didn't sing in the shower that day, but i would have given anything to be a fly on the wall at all those dinner tables that night! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    girl, you just brought up an ancient memory! when my son was 5 or 6 i had bilateral mastectomies so i was laid up for a bit. but one day i felt strong enough to take a shower without help, YAY. so i'm sitting stark naked on the only seat in the room (ahem) and the door from my bedroom opens and in walks ds and 5 of his closest friends. obviously it was a house tour, as josh says, "and this is the bathroom and that's my mom on the toilet. bye, mom" and a whole little chorus of bye, mom s as they go out the other door into the hall. i didn't sing in the shower that day, but i would have given anything to be a fly on the wall at all those dinner tables that night! lol
    ROFLOL!! Nancia, you just made me snort my drink out of my nose! Then I re-read it and got the giggles all over again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post
    being wonky is one of lifes simple pleasures. You only live once. Give it what you have while you can.
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    Well, I thought I had taken pictures of it but I can't find them, so I guess I forgot! Ooops...LOL
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    Sorry u havnt,been on here ,i moved and trying to get settled,,I can't geta signal on my phone where iam at,now,MISS lov2 sew sent me a beautiful tablerunner,,i can't post pic,but ur is beautiful,thank you so much
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    Jaba, i love your star table runner, reminds me of the spider web ones. Ive been lurking on this thread since youall started, will probjoin the next one. Anyway..... i love it. Is ther a special ruler or can you just wing it on a regular 6" x 24" ruler.
    im too cheap to buy all these new rulers. After i buy one, i canrlt afford the fabs. Soooo. Can you tell us your secret?????

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    Well. My table topper is ready for the mail. Just need the ok to mail. Hope my partner likes it!

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    I don't sing in the shower, I sing in the car, to the top of my lungs when a song come on that I like, usually on the oldies station a Motown song! But I never even thought to sing in the shower, I don't want to get soap in my mouth... and yes I would no matter what you say I would! I spent 3 hours at Mom's hand stitching and visiting, listening to the same stories. She amazes me, that she remembers stuff from 49 or 50 years ago but can't remember what she is doing today, or where she left her keys!

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    Marybeth my mom died at the grand old age of 91. She remembered every President that ever was in office, VP also. She was a naturalized citizen. Being American was so important to her. She never lost her memory ever. Her eyes however another story. My sis once showed her a photo of our trip to Sedona. This was a pic of a tree in front of a trussell bridge very beautiful .. My mom says oh Peachy (me) she looks so pretty in this one. Uh no people just a tree. that would be me looking pretty as always. I don't think I will be as lucky should I live so long. My memory has been way laid since last summer and I look and I look and where I put it I cant remember. Your right, the yesterday however is easier to remember than what is upfront. hard isnt it to watch and listen again? maybe this is why we repeat ourselves more as we get older. I hear that all the time from the kids MOM you already TOLD me that. I smile and gypsy curse them like my mother did us. She would say Just u vait. u vill have children ov ur own. and point at us while she did it. now I now why she smiled. I am smiling now too
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    my mother cursed me with children, too. but mine turned out better than hers and it annoyed her. my kids didn't fight with each other very often. of course, the youngest got busted by her older brother for being out late (really late) as he was coming in.(really late!) but he was of age, and male, and she wasn't. and no, i am not being sexist. i think women/girls are more likely to be attacked than males are. but they all grew up, just to spite me! i wasn't able to point the fiunger and curse them, but i do say they would be blessed to have children just like themselves. lololol the oldest is learning what i've been talking about with dgd! she is 19 mos.old and quick and bright and very cute, and charming and very, very clever, just like her daddy, the other day she was showing her newest tutu (i know, newest? who has enough tutus you can have a newest? my dgd. but no tiaras yet. now that worries me! lol) and she was twirling around. she stopped unsteadily and said, "oooo, dizzy!" i cracked up! thank goodness she's not blonde! i can laugh because i was, and inside i still am, blonde.
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    Hi everyone, I just got back from being away up north and it seems like in Minnesota the snow follows you everywhere! Uugh! I hate snow,it snowed 7-8 in in Brainerd, and now it's coming down here in blue earth. Did ii say I hate snow! Opened the mail box to soggy mail, and found my package from Jaba for the spring table runner and oh how it is so beautiful!!!!!! I really LOVE it, jaba! Thank you! Now, I am finishing up and HOPE to mail it in the mail by Monday, OK jaba.
    We are expecting 6-8 inches here tonight! But, I will try to get it in the mail!
    I hope that you will love it!
    thanknyou, liz22
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    That reminds me of Lewis Black. I LOVE Lewis Black! If you're easily offended or don't like bad language, you might not wanna click this link, but he's hilarious even if you could bleep him out...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zpgai0n0cI

    "It was the coldest winter ever....I have not been able to complete a sentence in my own head!" Oh, and he talks about how he travels a lot, and he'd be performing in Chicago and the blizzard would hit, then he'd fly home to New York and the blizzard would hit again! One of my favorite comments by Lewis Black about the cold has to do with the US government doing a public works project to build a wall across the border with Canada "BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE THE COLD AIR COMES FROM!"

    I just got back from my day in Columbus, GA. It was a day of highs and lows. I did a little work, then I went to Joann's and got the fabric I needed to finish my home decor swap project (I'm SO thankful they had it that I took all they had!) I was about to leave when I was pulled to the book section. You all know this is a dangerous area. I did find a lovely book full of beautiful runners though! Let's see, where did I go next? Sonic, for a cherry limeade. Then I stopped at the cemetery where my oldest son (time to buy new flowers for the next visit!) and one of Dusty's best childhood friends are buried on my way home...that was the low, obviously. Stopped at the store and got stuff to make Swedish meatballs on my way home, so the man's happy!

    Now I'm off to clear out my email before sewing and food!

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    i have had a mental meltdown. i had a design all picked out for dusty'smom's runner, and then i bought too many fabrics, so back to the drawing board! guess what tomorrow will be devoted to!? i'm set to do it to it!? d'm you're going to love this no matter what!
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    Lynnie it does take a special ruler a 22.5 squedge ruler. There really isn't anything that is the same angle that you could make work, trust me I tried. But I do like the mat on my kitchen table instead of a runner so it will get some good use. This is the one I sent Liz22 and made her a couple of hot pads to match. I just like to change them out for the month or the holiday. Do it all over the house.Name:  DSCF1211.JPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    i have had a mental meltdown. i had a design all picked out for dusty'smom's runner, and then i bought too many fabrics, so back to the drawing board! guess what tomorrow will be devoted to!? i'm set to do it to it!? d'm you're going to love this no matter what!
    I think I ended up using 12 fabrics in your runner Nancia. No worries, there's a few days left. I'm still debating whether to try to do some FMQ on yours with my new foot and total lack of skills or let you do it, lol.

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    fmq is fun. a wonderfully kind and wise quilter told me to find a quilting design i like and get good at it by using it whenever i can. i also like to make up my own designs based on the piece. then i try to relax and just go for it. it's never perfect but it holds the whole thing together and that's the point of it, and to have fun, of course ! i am using 5 fabrics at least in your runner.
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    Well, thing is, there's a particular pattern that your runner screams for, and I'm honestly not sure if I'll be able to pull it off. So, if you get it and it's still only minimally quilted, that's why.

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    D'M, I too love cherry limeades from Sonic but don't get close to one very often. Jaba, your squedge mat is so pretty. You do nice work. (But I have never seen anything really bad on this board.) I am so ready for spring so looking forward to getting a spring runner/topper. Perhaps in another month it will be warmer. Until then, I am thankful I have a warm house and a computer that I can check in on all my neat far-away friends on this board.
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    we should start a club, the sonic sewists. i love the cherry limeades! we lived in dallas and there were three places that had cherry limeades. so we did a consumer test of our own and went from store to store trying the cherry limeades. sonic won, hands down! i missed them when we moved to philly. a couple of years ago 2 sonics popped up well within driving distance! i thought i had died and gone to heaven! the closest one closed last year. they just never could get anything right. even the cherry limeades were messed up-- no cherries, only 1 small lime wedge and very little taste. well, what could you expect? these poor people didn't know what everything was supposed to taste like. even the frito pie was wrong! so sad. whenever i go to dallas my kids swing by the closest sonic, thus insuring i will be a well-behaved and happy camper! now, i have discovered rita's water ice! mmmmm, yummy! pretty soon we will have free day, where you can get a free water ice. it's their opening tradition. it isn't sonic, but it is good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SandyinZ4 View Post
    D'M, I too love cherry limeades from Sonic but don't get close to one very often. Jaba, your squedge mat is so pretty. You do nice work. (But I have never seen anything really bad on this board.) I am so ready for spring so looking forward to getting a spring runner/topper. Perhaps in another month it will be warmer. Until then, I am thankful I have a warm house and a computer that I can check in on all my neat far-away friends on this board.
    I'm working on it, but it's causing a bit of cussing at the moment!! I think it's time to put Jack (the ripper) away for the night, and go to bed! When you are doing just as much ripping as sewing...
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    Oh Jan I love that spring mat! I am feeling daisys lately. Everytime I see a daisy fabric I want it. No clue why never been excited about daisys. I love carnations, they smell pretty, a little spicy and they last for ever. Never seen a carnation fabric that said buy me buy me. Now I need daisys The patriotic star mat you made me is perfect. I like the size you can easily put a pretty vase in the middle or in my case a bowl of candy that rarely keeps candy in it (dh). everyone is going to want one of those.

    Today is going to be a great day. My dh will go fishing, I will sew, the sun will shine a balmy 54 today I believe windows and doors wide open. oh yeah .. went to bed after watching the fox come eat some snacks I put out for my skunks and woke up to a bunch of deer in the front smunching on the bird seed I put out for the turkeys. wonder what I can bait today and catch something completely different in my yard? feed the stray cat and end up with a bear? yikes.

    oh oh Nancia, once when I was young, in shape and well putting on my jeans. I had panties on and bent over to pull them up when I hear my little boy who is 4 say I am not going to laugh. I turn around and say uh and why is that. he says it wouldnt be polite to laugh. i say. oh ok. what are you not going to laugh at? he says cause you got a big rear (he used a b word). I say oh well yes laughing would not be polite. he says ok and waddles off in his fathers cowboy boots which are above his knees. I stood there and thought great now I am FAT. shoot. how to rain on my parade kid.

    And last, yes I worried a bit less when the boys came in late over my daughter. That said I was a royal wench when it came to you will be in the house at midnight. They all croaked at that one. I said what my dad said which was you can get in just as much trouble at 11 as at 1 so you will be home when I say. Period. They called if they were going to be any minutes late and knew they were still in trouble. I don't regret it either. Can't wait til they have kids and let them all go do whatever they want whenever they want. ha ha. wont happen. You put so much into them to raise them letting them go be stupid is not an option I think.
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    ps is anyone else getting that tutu ad from zulily? its posted at the top? I want one of those in all those colors just to hang like that on a wall, wouldnt they be pretty? sigh. something say they are expensive and not in my size. ah heck a size 2t would be soooo cute. one red one, one yellow one, one blue one, one purple.. I need them. yup. like daisy fabric I need them.
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    Make yourself one!

    I've put so much into raising Dusty as well, yet I fear that the damage his father did is too overwhelming. He constantly taught him through his words that nothing was ever good enough, so he figures why try? Of course, he transfers that to me as well, even though I tell him to just do his best and give 100% and we'll work with whatever happens. He barely graduated high school, and he's on his 2nd academic suspension from college. He's been looking for a job since Christmas, but I wonder if he's "looking" or looking some days, especially since he hasn't had the first interview. He blames us for not letting him work when he was in high school, but I told him then that if he couldn't do his school job, then how was he going to do his school job and his paying job? The school job came first, and if he got his grades up I'd let him get a job, but he never kept them up for more than a few weeks at a time. I honestly don't know what to do with him anymore. If I send him to live with his father and his parents (yes, my ex lives at home again, long story) then I feel like I'm saying that life is OK. There's not an ounce of ambition or hunger to better themselves between the lot of them. In fact, they've all steadily gotten worse the last 10 years or so.

    Dusty is well behaved and very respectful, but has no motivation or drive. I just don't know what to do to help him anymore. Even the therapist, who he really liked, couldn't reach him at all.

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    Ready to mail. Here is a sneak peek.
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    Ready to mail. Here is a sneak peek. Salmon colored hibiscus, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryMazz
    Ready to mail. Here is a sneak peek.
    I wish my applique was that pretty!

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