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    Love all the chatter and pics - now I'm hungry for waffles - beautiful runner, MJP! And I want to get out on a lake - I'm happy on a pontoon, boat or jetski

    Pondering the next Boom - exciting to see fabric selections already!
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    I splurged on calories today and had "mashed potatoes". I make them from cauliflower and it is amazing. It is a splurge on calories (but not carbs) b/c of all the butter.
    "Never cruel, nor cowardly, never give up, never give in."

    Let's take care of the Earth, it is the only planet that for sure has Chocolate.

    Sonic screwdrivers, fez, bow ties, and Stetsons are cool.

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    I heard you could whip some cooked cauliflower in lieu of white potatoes. People tell me it’s great, but I haven’t tried it yet. How do you make yours, Kass?
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    Cauliflower, one of the foods I hated until my 40s that I now cannot live without, especially tossed with garlic, evoo, and a little salt and then roasted. Oh my gosh...

    So Laters, it appears the last package has made it to the local post office and should arrive today. Iím planning to ship Tuesday or Wednesday. Most if not all of you should have them by the weekend. Woo hoo!
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    You know, PamelaOry, that was my goof and I woke up and realized it out of a sound sleep. No, you cannot skip the prewashing. Per the swapping rules of the QB, fabrics are to be pre-washed. That being said, itís obvious to me - in most cases - which fabrics have been pre-washed, and which have not. I havenít pushed the issue too much but really, if the QBís rules are to pre-wash then please pre-wash. Their house, their rules. Honestly, most of the fabrics are loaded with chemicals anyway and some swappers have sensitivities to them. And, as I said earlier, I had fabrics shrink right before my eyes when dampened with starch. Had I made a block with them and decided to press with a little starch or steam, the block could have shrunk and good-bye perfect 12 1/2 inch square. Pre-washing the fabric you send, as well as those you use on the blocks you make for other is just a plain good idea.
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    Janice, does this mean if we cut very generously we can skip pre-washing?
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    I cook 1/3 of a head (for 2 of us) unil tender (a covered pan w/a little water so it is mostly steamed). I have one of those little blenders called a magic bullet, it can hold up to 1/4 of a head at a time if you want to do half the head. Anyway after it is cooked I put about a tablespoon of butter, some salt and pepper and 1/2 of the 1/3 (or 1/2) head that is cooked, blend until smooth. That is a serving for 1 then do the same w/ the other rest It is quick and easy and tastes / looks like whipped potatoes.

    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    I heard you could whip some cooked cauliflower in lieu of white potatoes. People tell me it’s great, but I haven’t tried it yet. How do you make yours, Kass?
    "Never cruel, nor cowardly, never give up, never give in."

    Let's take care of the Earth, it is the only planet that for sure has Chocolate.

    Sonic screwdrivers, fez, bow ties, and Stetsons are cool.

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    That sounds easy and good! Will have to pick up some cauliflower when I shop today.
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    Bibliostone, I've sent you an email re: your shipping address.. Please check and reply. Thanks!

    I've never mashed cauliflower but I'll give it a try. DH has a magic bullet he uses frequently. I think I'll try it for this. Thanks for the recipe. (I'll add garlic!).
    Quote Originally Posted by Kassaundra View Post
    I cook 1/3 of a head (for 2 of us) unil tender (a covered pan w/a little water so it is mostly steamed). I have one of those little blenders called a magic bullet, it can hold up to 1/4 of a head at a time if you want to do half the head. Anyway after it is cooked I put about a tablespoon of butter, some salt and pepper and 1/2 of the 1/3 (or 1/2) head that is cooked, blend until smooth. That is a serving for 1 then do the same w/ the other rest It is quick and easy and tastes / looks like whipped potatoes.
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    Any blender will work, but the trick is that you are making basically "whipped" mashed potatoes not "chunky" mashed potatoes, if the cauliflower is left chunky it will ruin the illusion. Also don't add extra milk like you do for potatoes. The first time I tried it I left the cauliflower chunky since I like home mashed potatoes w/ the little bit of "chunks", I hated it w/ the cauliflower and didn't try again for quite some time thinking these people were crazy if they thought it was like mashed potatoes but when it is blended to the point of being "whipped" or chunk free it is amazing.
    "Never cruel, nor cowardly, never give up, never give in."

    Let's take care of the Earth, it is the only planet that for sure has Chocolate.

    Sonic screwdrivers, fez, bow ties, and Stetsons are cool.

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    I have unsuccessfully been looking for cauliflower wraps. Did find some low carb wraps, I added a little cheese, chopped chicken and picco. It tasted pretty good. I have used the frozen riced cauliflower and been happy with it

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    Boom Biz - Later to ship on Wednesday

    Woo hoo for Wednesday, Later shipping day!

    All packages are in and sorted and I have a date with our postal carrier on Wednesday, barring any complications with printing labels. You'll probably get your tracking numbers sometime tomorrow. Be on the lookout by early evening.

    Don't forget to send me your feedback about the Later swap if you are so inclined. I'm happy to take feedback, positive and negative, as long as it remains constructive. Please email or pm me privately. Thanks! I'm off for a rest. It's been a busy couple of days!

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    Boom Biz - shipping date issue

    Remember what I said about problems printing labels? Well...

    USPS online shipping isn't working correctly and hasn't been for a couple of days. I'm ready to print but they all show today's shipping date and will not update despite repeated attempts. Since I don't know what tomorrow will bring, (complete failure???) I'm going to print the labels as they are. Your emails from USPS will show a shipping date of today but they will not be mailed until tomorrow. I'll probably just drop them at the PO tomorrow morning on the way to an appointment nearby.

    Be on the lookout for your tracking numbers shortly but they will go out tomorrow, not today!
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    Thank you Janice for all your work and dedication to this Boom! I've really enjoyed it and give your leadership and hard work a lot of the credit for its success. I'm so excited to see all my blocks!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Janice McC View Post
    Remember what I said about problems printing labels? Well...

    USPS online shipping isn't working correctly and hasn't been for a couple of days. I'm ready to print but they all show today's shipping date and will not update despite repeated attempts. Since I don't know what tomorrow will bring, (complete failure???) I'm going to print the labels as they are. Your emails from USPS will show a shipping date of today but they will not be mailed until tomorrow. I'll probably just drop them at the PO tomorrow morning on the way to an appointment nearby.

    Be on the lookout for your tracking numbers shortly but they will go out tomorrow, not today!
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    Ditto this!
    Quote Originally Posted by vikkim View Post
    Thank you Janice for all your work and dedication to this Boom! I've really enjoyed it and give your leadership and hard work a lot of the credit for its success. I'm so excited to see all my blocks!!
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    Wholeheartedly agree with the above sentiments!
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    Me 4 Janice.

    Beautiful day today. My next boom fabric is in washing machine and I am going to hang out on the line to dry. Love the smell of fresh air.

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    Good Afternoon everyone! Guess what Iím doing? If you guess sitting in the sun near my mailbox waiting for the carrier today, youíd be right. My morning changed and I was able to get the blocks finished with literally 10 minutes to spare based on our new carrierís ability to deliver much faster than our previous one. Heís due any moment. In fact, I think I hear the truck on the cul-de-sac behind us.

    Cheesehead, no matter how many times I tried, I could not squeeze your blocks into a padded envelope. Your ziplocks were somewhat larger and most people didnít fold small. In any case, disregard the first tracking number, the second is correct. Iíll send you an email shortly.

    Carrier is here...off they go!
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    Many Many thanks Janice. Your efforts provide me with a my best outlet for creativity! Your organizational ability and kindness make the boom a joy.

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    Got my tracking number. Everything just fell into place a little early for both groups this time due to Janice's very capable handling. We love our hostess! Now, to haunt my mail lady! Hahaha
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    Boomers, you all are very welcome. Thank you for all your kind words today and throughout the swap. I don’t say too much about it but life is pretty dull a lot of the time, caring for mom I’m really, really tied to the house. This boom gives me pleasure and headaches and stress and laughs and tears and a lot of other emotions on any given day. In other words, a bit more life in my life. I‘m appreciative of all of you. Thank you.

    I’m going to put my feet up now for the stress I put myself under due to the wrong shipping dates. You know me, a rules gal. I hope Usps gets that fixed well before the next Boom. I’m going to take a couple of days off and then start working on the Joanelizbay blocks that came in. Time to start on a plan for them in the break.

    Later, Laters!
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    Got my tracking number and it says it was picked up and will be here by Friday - woohoo.
    Janice - have a cold one on me!
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    It will be exciting to get these blocks back, really think this quilt will work up to be beautiful! Kind of slow going here, lots of doctors, labs and a gammit of tests that they have run. Seems the chemo played havoc with my body but they are trying to figure out if it's the lungs or the heart. After cardiologist today and more tests, I should have an answer tomorrow. Right now I have to be on oxygen until they figure it out, I hope this isn't forever...it's a pain! One day at a time they say
    Thanks for all your work Janice, you enable these Boom swaps to go so smoothly and it's a pleasure to participate in them.
    Will try to be on here a little more often, it takes me twice as long to do anything anymore, thank heaven for retirement. Just still get tired pretty easy, they say because of all the weight loss.....any other time I'd be happy with that. Losing about a pound a day this last week, down to 140lbs. and need some smaller clothes really bad but am waiting to see if it will stabilixe before I get up the energy to go on a buying trip. Hubby says my underwear looks like the old fashioned bloomers

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    Jaba, so sorry about the problems. Will pray the oxygen is only temporary and the weight loss will stop. Hope you feel much better soon!

    Janice, I hope your Mom is doing well. You will never regret this time spent with her. You must be ready for a well deserved break from 'booming'.

    Looking forward to some finished quilts here, once you all get your blocks. I will have a finish any day now, to post in Sooner. I have a top that only needs quilting, and I plan to keep it minimal.
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    Thank you, Janice for your kindness and generosity in managing the Booms.

    I think I'm addicted! Haven't picked out fabric for 23 but have plenty to shop my stash.

    I have another round of that out-patient surgery on my esophagus on Thursday. I'm so grateful for my wonderful friend who drives me 300 miles back and forth to University Hospital in Ann Arbor. I think this is the fourth time; don't know how many more times I'll have to go back. Doc says it's "several."

    Best part is I have an excuse to "take it easy" for a few weeks after.

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    Janice, being a caregiver is hard work, but you will never regret doing it for someone that you love. You will always know that you gave it your all when it really mattered. Just don't forget that you need some down time for your health too.
    Jaba, sorry you're having a rough time overcoming the chemo. Hopefully the oxygen will give you the added boost you need to help you over the hump to feeling better. I'm keeping you in my prayers.
    AnnieQuilts, sending you healing thoughts too. Lucky you to have such a special friend who's there for you when she's needed.
    I'm still working on the baby quilt. I should have it finished before my blocks get here tomorrow. I'll post a pic when it's done.
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