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    Super Member Lori Peercy's Avatar
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    We have 94 signed up now! trying to make it to 100 at least so tell your friends what fun it is. Off topic: The carpet was laid today so I can start moving in!!!! Getting help with the big furniture but my sister is coming tomorrow and we 3 old ladies are going to do the bulk, picture this 1 70 yr old cancer patient, 1 61 yr old diabetic who has had back surgery and both knees replaced and 1 58 year old COPD patient on oxygen with a bad back and fibromyalgia making this move. It's not as bad as I make it t o be as we load up the grocery carts with packed boxes and roll them down the hall into the elevator and out onto the 1st floor. Old women rock!!! We just take more breaks and do it slower lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori Peercy View Post
    We have 94 signed up now! trying to make it to 100 at least so tell your friends what fun it is. Off topic: The carpet was laid today so I can start moving in!!!! Getting help with the big furniture but my sister is coming tomorrow and we 3 old ladies are going to do the bulk, picture this 1 70 yr old cancer patient, 1 61 yr old diabetic who has had back surgery and both knees replaced and 1 58 year old COPD patient on oxygen with a bad back and fibromyalgia making this move. It's not as bad as I make it t o be as we load up the grocery carts with packed boxes and roll them down the hall into the elevator and out onto the 1st floor. Old women rock!!! We just take more breaks and do it slower lol
    Your just antique teenagers.lol. good luck with the move Lori.Hugs Mary
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    Quote Originally Posted by reeskylr View Post
    I have some apple butter I just canned up... Canned jellies, jams and butters swap!! lol
    I've got tablet, lucky tatties, shortbread & Vimto (none of of homemade)
    Lang may yer lum reek. (I'm a knitter - hence - 'Knit-ette'. Confuses a lot of people!)

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    Hi ladies, I have been away for a bit. Took a trip to Pa. for a week. Came home this Tuesday evening about 6 pm. Wednesday morning I was stripping my livingroom of all it's glory, all wall decor, which includes a bunch of antique/vintage wall pockets & of course pictures. Then all the whats nots on the stands, furniture out, area rug out, then pull a gazillion little nails out of walls. Then trip to Lowes for paint. Called my girl friend Cathy, who I knew would be glad to help me paint. She was here by 6 pm Wed. evening. ...she painted the ceiling. I started doing the trim. We stopped at 9 pm. She returned in the morning about 9:30 and we painted fast & fourious.... So by 8 pm Thursday night we had all painting done as well as all the area rug & furniture moved back into the livingroom ! Yes in just a little over 24 hours the room was put back together...except for those gazillion wall pockets & other wall decor. My DH stayed hidden the whole time...its one of the few things he does not like to do ..paint. So then I sat down ...looked for this months sign up ...filled out the info ..yes I'm in. Although I have a lot of other things to do, as my son is getting married on the 22 & I am expecting company to stay with us, but could not pass up the SP Swap. Maybe with all that will be going on I won't be disparing at the mail box this month....

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    I cannot beleive that sign up is almost over... I hope we make it to 100! that would be Awesome! Can't wait to get my name... Going to fun this month...Well I am off to work on my ren faire costume for a wedding at the end of September!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    It means, "Send every SP package to Buslady or else!"
    Oh, I LIKE that one!!!!
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    "There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori Peercy View Post
    We have 79 signed up now, have been busy packing and taking boxes down to first floor apt and unpacking. They do not have the old carpet tore up yet and the new carpet in so can only put stuff into the kitchen, bathroom and storage closet (where most of my fabric is). They are not carpeted areas. Purging as I go. Am dead tired!
    Oh, dear, I feel for you!!! Why can't they just do it and get it over with!!!!!! I had to do the same thing for the first 3 or 4 days of our move!! I am about going nuts here, I am so busy at work and the moving into and putting away and searching for......... at the new place. Then there's the cleaning, clearing and WHAT the He double hockey sticks is that, at the old house. I do not know how you are doing this, too. I keep saying "next week will be better". When the heck is next week gonna get here?! OK, nuf o my compainin! Life is Good!!! No, Life is GREAT!! especially when you have great friends. Thanks QB friends.
    Onalee Rose
    "There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living."

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    [QUOTE=Knitette;5478286] It's Scots - the literal translation is, 'Long may your chimney (lum) reek (smoke)'.

    In other words - 'Have a long life!'

    That is good to hear. I was taking it kind of literal, but didn't know what a LUM was. And What the heck that smell was you were wishing on us all!!!! Ha! Ha!
    Onalee Rose
    "There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living."

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    [QUOTE=Lori Peercy;5480353]We have 94 signed up now! trying to make it to 100 at least so tell your friends what fun it is.

    Just wondering, how many do we normally have???

    Good luck with the m ove Lori, I HATE moving, (we done it 17 times in 22 years of marriage) and we have now been here in this house for 5 years! PTL!!!
    LaQuita (aka) - Yai-Yai to the most precious grandbaby around of course I'm partial! LOL

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    Whoo Hoo! 94 swappers.

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    Oh Lori, I can make it 4 for you and come and help you move. I'm 66 have arthritus, 2 back and neck surgeries and MS to boot. BUUUUUTTTT I can push a grocery cart quite well!!and lift boxes up to about 20Lbs. but I cheat alot, especially if it's fabric, rulers, rotary cutters, etc. you know....

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    Just stopped in to see how many we had signed up for this month and now I'm in tears. Krystyna, oh why oh why have you done this. You need not to shop for me or most of us. Youre wonders of creativity and stash are all we need. Please oh please join. We will so miss the anticipation of your bounty if you were to get one of us. Please, Please, Please, Please, Please. Now mind you, I'm not pestering but for every month you dont join is one more month that someone here will miss out on your Beach Plum Jam.

    Please Krystyna, come back to us. LOL We Love You So.

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    BTW, I know for a fact that someone is gonna be receiving some homemade strawberry and some apple pie jam this month. Not sure who yet but hope you like it. May just throw some salsa and kraut in there too.

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    I would love anything from anyone's stash, anything they wanna get rid of, any candy, any baked goods, any canned goods (and if any one has any asparagus and knows the recipe for sweet bread and butter pickling juice, please dear god pickle me some asparagus in that and send it my way!!!) and fabric cause well I have scraps for stash and I'm slowly building through these swaps and apparently I'm not half bad at this sewing stuff so.. I need more.. I love everything, I don't need anything personalized. I just like getting stuff that's NOT bills in the mail it at least gets me off the couch for 2 seconds.

    I'm doing a boomerang block swap right now. I'm about half done. it's so much fun. School starts again on the 6th, but it's online classes again, and still no job, so I have plenty of time to make sure the couch doesn't float away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anastasia View Post
    I'm doing a boomerang block swap right now. I'm about half done. it's so much fun. School starts again on the 6th, but it's online classes again, and still no job, so I have plenty of time to make sure the couch doesn't float away.
    My classes started back up Monday. It's been a rough week.

    If you want to do a side boom swap, pm me ok? I just realized (68 pages of posts later) you're not in MY group. What's up with that?
    Mischief Managed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMamaHauser View Post
    OMG apple butter! I grew up in Western NY and all things apples remind me of growing up.

    ESPECIALLY apple butter. It's epic. And no matter how much companies try, there is no duplicating home-made apple butter.
    Having grown up in a family with lots of apple trees ... FOO to apple butter! We had apples in everything. Apple sauce, apple butter, apple fritters, apple pancakes, apple cake, apple cider. You have no idea how I would long for any sort of food that was apple-less! But for those of you who love apples ... enjoy!
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    Well, the patriotic quilt for the Joann's employee going into the air force is almost done ... so since I'm bring it to the store, if I have to shop, I have to shop.
    Krystyna
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    Well, the patriotic quilt for the Joann's employee going into the air force is almost done ... so since I'm bring it to the store, if I have to shop, I have to shop.
    You poor poor thing............you just might need to shop...............

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    Ooh Mdall, hope you get me for a swap partner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fayzer View Post
    Ooh Mdall, hope you get me for a swap partner!
    Fayzer, which would you like just in case I get your name. Strawberry, Apple Pie Jam, Salsa, Kraut, or all of the above. LOL Went on a canning frenzy the other week. Now on a beading frenzy. Stilettos fobs, and stitch markers.

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    Canning frenzy about to begin here ... tomato sauce, roasted peppers, habanero and jalapeno hot sauces, fig preserves, blackberry preserves, raspberry-strawberry-chocolate jam ... and who knows what all else!
    Krystyna
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    Canning frenzy about to begin here ... tomato sauce, roasted peppers, habanero and jalapeno hot sauces, fig preserves, blackberry preserves, raspberry-strawberry-chocolate jam ... and who knows what all else!
    I just learned about a program called Bountiful Basket where you get a huge basket of fruits and veg every few weeks; it's a co-op thing that's in a lot of states. Anyhow, the person telling me about it said she got 40 lbs of peaches for a $5 upgrade to the basic basket. I told her I don't know how to can... but I'm seriously thinking about joining the program JUST to learn how to can.

    You never know when the zombie apocalypse is going to begin...
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    Lots of pages to catch up(8 more to go, and not sure how long I can stay) on but I'll start by posting...
    Congrats on the job Hav,
    LaurieJo and misty Marie, glad to see you back here! I missed you, and LaurieJo missed your avatar too. I love it!
    Teresa your stain glass quilt looks marvelous-nice to see the pic of you and Paula, you both look great! hope your energy is staying up, and treatments if you are still doing them are going well.
    ok back to reading

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMamaHauser View Post
    You never know when the zombie apocalypse is going to begin...
    I know!!! If you're holed up avoiding zombies, you're going to need something like canned peaches to keep your spirits up! And the zombies don't like canned peaches, so you're good to go.

    In all seriousness, my family has always canned and I began in earnest before Y2K. It never hurts to improve your skill set. Most of us have experienced economic fluctuations and if it ever comes to a choice between paying the mortgage or paying for ever-more-expensive groceries, I'm set. I don't know why, but when I have a full cupboard, I feel secure. Another personal consideration in canning is that I am not happy about GMO foods and since I harvest wild and heirloom foods, there are no worries. Between gardening, foraging, fishing, soap making and quilting ... it's like Little House on the Prairie in the suburbs around here!
    Krystyna
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    Thought I'd drop in catch up here. Jaba, I hear you! I have MS also and I have moved 3x within two months (long story) and with the move and all I have tendinitis in my left arm. Went to the doc and he gave me a shot of cortisone. boy did that hurt! It has ceased some and he told me that so much movement with the arms of lifting and unpacking may have caused this. With the MS and humidity here in FL its unbearable! But I do keep hydrated and only leave the house on the weekends to go to Joanns and Starbucks! Everyone have a great labor day weekend and enjoy it! We all deserve it!

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