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    Make a yo yo to put over it or just put a cutie button . You don't have to start over on a crazy quilt just add more stuff and have fun.

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    Button is a great idea, Juanita!
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    Lynnie25 did go the modern way and what great results! You'll see the dress form, the crazy quilt inside the crazy quilt, and the kitty. I love it!

    As for the bag, wow, she sews a lot! I wish I would have know about using selvages a long time ago because I would have a big collection by now, too.

    Lynnie25-the little bag made of selvages is darling! Would you mind doing a tute on that?

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    Dearest Krystyna-

    Thank you again for sending me the kilt-y things and for the Birthday goodies. Your kindness and generosity made me tear up. And then I went home and this is what awaits me there every evening!!

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    This is Quentin, my 9 yr old. He loves his kilts and has since he wore his first one at 18 months. He will wear them with pants, pjs or without, just depends on the mood. Here he is fresh out of the shower, and yes, he is resisting a haircut... I told him he has to tell me when he is ready for one. This could go on a while!! LOL

    Anywho... hoping this will bring you a laugh as he brings them to me each day.

    Thank you again for thinking of me. The week has gone well, in light of recent events and I am hoping to have more focus and direction back in the near future.

    Happy memorial day to everyone. Please thank those around you serve or have served.

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    Hahahaha! That handsome young man does not look happy!
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    Finally I am able to down load the photos from my camera. This is the DQ I received from Nancy of Louisana. It so nice and bright, I really love it. Name:  DSCN1653.JPG
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    Thank you for serving Tracibug! 12 years total is a high achievement!
    Quentin reminds me of my Sam when he was little. Enjoy these wondrous years!

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    Nancy made you a gorgeous crazy quilt Grandma Di!

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    He was putting on his best grumpy face while trying to stifle a smile!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    Hahahaha! That handsome young man does not look happy!

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    Thank you... it was an honor.

    Wondrous years, she says... his brother is 15 months older and they are so fun but EXHAUSTING to watch! Their sister is 20 and finally a delight again. She has grown to be a fantastic, driven and successful young woman. I can only hope her brothers follow in her steps.

    Enjoy the day!


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    Thank you for serving Tracibug! 12 years total is a high achievement!
    Quentin reminds me of my Sam when he was little. Enjoy these wondrous years!

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    My hair is very fine but straight as a board and flops in and on my face when I don't put it on rollers. Then when I take the rollers out, I have to give myself a 'helmet head' or the curl would be gone before I got where I was going! I've been taking medicine for asthma for last 20 years or so and I think the meds and aging thins your hair! That's my story and I'm sticking to it. I have a funny wig story for you all. When I was about 30, I decided I needed a wig so I would look good at work every day without having to hold my arm up and curl my hair or fix it every morning of the week. Well, hubby didn't think a wig was necessary so I bought one anyway--same color as my hair. Wore it home one night and every night before bed I would put it on a wig stand in my closet. (We have his and hers) One night lying in bed, closet door opened, I saw a mouse run across the clothes rod! Eek! First thing I think of is it's a momma looking for something to make a nest with and I thought of my wig instantly being cut up into lil shreds. I jumped out of bed, grabbed the wig and took it over and put it in my bottom dresser drawer. A couple days later my daughter is looking for something and holds up her hand with my wig on it "what's this?" My hubby looked at me with a look that would say "I'd love to put you 6 ft under" and roared at me "you just thought you HAD to have it, didn't you?" and myself just roared right back with a resounding "YES!" and that was that! LOL!

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    I forgot to mention that not once did he notice when I had the wig or when I had it off. Shows how much attention I received, huh? LOL! Well, I'm still married to the same guy 53 years later and I still the rug out from under him every once in awhile. I'm just not the "obeying" type; in fact, I don't think I let the preacher put that word in the vows!

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    Bertie, that is a great story!! My DH wouldn't dare tell me I can't have something. LOL Actually, he is more likely to buy some things than I am. We were shopping in a little town on vacation a couple of summers ago. We were in a little shop that sold Pandora bracelets and charms. I was looking and admiring, but I thought they were way to expensive. Well, as we are looking the sales lady is really trying to help me convince DH that I should have one. She even commented something to the effect that she would be there the rest of the day if I were to convince him to buy it for me. Well, I told her, it's not him you need to convince. I didn't buy it. But I did get one for Christmas. I still think it is too much money for them and have actually bought a few of the cheeper beads for it. (don't tell any real Pandora fan, they would be aghast!)
    I have soooooo much hair. I have to have it thinned every time I get it cut and that is about every 4 or 5 weeks. The beauticians are always amazed at how thick my hair is. I get a lot of compliments on it, but I cannot take any credit. My hair does what it wants. Won't take a perm, curlers are a joke, it hasn't been brushed in a couple of years, I wash it, dry it, put some gell in so no frizzies, and walk out the door. It does absolutely no good to do anything with it, as it will have it's own way within a couple of hours. That's actually not bad for me, though. I don't have a lot of patience with all that beauty stuff, wash-n-wear for me is good! Both DD's and DGD were blessed with the same hair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cogito View Post

    Lynnie25-the little bag made of selvages is darling! Would you mind doing a tute on that?
    I can do Cogito, will see what I can do over this weekend
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    I am soon be joining the folliclely challenged. I have something icky on the side of my head and of course the dermatologist can't just look at it and give me some cream or lotion. Nope. She has to shave the hair off and then shave whatever it is off. Not looking forward to this one, but considering the bravery of Robin, Linda and so many others, I'll pull up my big girl panties and try not to squirm while she has a scalpel in hand.
    Krystyna, we all have those battles to fight ...and girl you are my hero with what you have been through .... just do the chemo thing and and do the dooo rag or a pretty silk scarf .... if its a bunch of hair cut the rest short so it grows out closer to the same length .... when mine started falling out it was longish I got the clippers and cut it really sort ... like wow ..... for the first time in my life I had short hair ....... tee hee hee liked it so much it was so easy to care for I will never let it grow long again ..... won't she give you a twilight sleep or something .... when they put my heart cath in two weeks ago they said "we arent going to put you out we are just going to get you real sleepy" ..... I don't remember a thing except a tube coming out of my chest .... it will be ok friend ...... you will do fine ...we will pray for you as you haved prayed for us ....... hugs ......looking for lables for you .........CQR
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    Krystyna I got news today from my oncologist here at home and for now the chemo will not drop the hair .... just
    make me sensitive to cold .....anything cold ......no ice cream... no cold anything ...... taking me away from my ice cream in the summer is a travisty ..... lol ..... but only two rounds (that will take 2 days to take) 2 weeks apart ....
    then we test again and see what happened ...... prayers friends .... I am leaving this one to God like all the rest ....
    one side effect I dont like is possiable numbness in the hands and feet ... but we are to watch closely so that dont happen ..... have a good weekend friends and quilties .........
    Crazy Quiltin Robin

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    I love ALL the little DQ's coming in! I finished mine and sent it today to Ms Grace. Everyone have a great holiday. Prayers going out to many.

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    Robin, I'll be praying hard for you!

    Nancy, that is an amazing little quilt you made! Well done! I think I'll go Pin it!
    Krystyna
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cogito View Post
    Ok as promised last night, I am on my big pooter now so here are the sneak peaks of Argentiums quilt that goes in the mail today! It ended up a tad frew, frew as I never plan these things and create as I go. I hope she doesn't mind. It isn't really traditional, but sort of a modern take with an old world look, lol! All items used are vintage!
    Oh wow! That is really cool... can't wait to see it in person. :: happy dance::

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    Krystyna, I can so identify with you and especially your mother. I have had so many Mohs surgerys on my face, back, leg and hand that it is becoming a common thing with me. I also have many places that have been scraped or frozen. Many years of not protecting self from the sun, am now paying for it. My body actually looks like a crazy quilt now, but without the pretty colors. Will be thinking of you as you go through the surgery. As for wigs, I am just about to get one myself. My hair has always been thin and fine and is even more so now at the age of 72. I have a swimming pool and spend a lot of time in there and really would rather be doing other fun things and not fixing my hair. I also perspire so heavily in warm weather that no matter how much fussing I do with my hair, it is soaking wet in a few minutes. Aren't I lucky that is my biggest problem. Good luck to all of you who are going through hard times. It will get better. It just has too.
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    CQRobin, Krystyna and others who are facing life's challenges - my prayers are with you. I try to be that prayer warrior - off and on all day sending little prayers heaven-ward, so I am the greasy wheel prayer - and you know the saying "greasy wheels get fixed!" Or at least, they'll be heard. You all here are my friends and I think of you all and talk about you to others I know - we look after each other, no matter how far the distance between.....
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    Terrific hair stories, kids in kilts and of course doll quilts! speaking of those i received a beautiful dq from Annaquilts she calls it a wonky house doll quilt. Its so colorful and quilted so beautifully with bright rainbow thread and I absolutely adore it! I need hubby to photo it for me so you can all enjoy it. She also kindly sent me a pretty fat quarter, a lighting key chain AND this so cute pen with flowers on it and a bunny clip on the cap. I think its a terrific wonky quilt an I hope we can trade swap again sometime. She is a marvelous funny partner and its been a pleasure getting to know her

    oh on hubbys saying you cant have that? hah taught the first man of mine. He said NO dogs, I brought home a puppy. He said no more pets.. we got a rabbit. Then he said no more cats, next day went right out and brought home a kitten. he said ok this is it so I went out and got another one. He swore right then and there never to tell me no again and I shared this story with the other men in my life who said they were smarter than to tell me no. ah the power of selective hearing.
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    Have a good holiday weekend everyone......daily prayers to each and every one of you going through some difficult times right now.

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    This gave me a good laugh. For the first years of my marriage and motherhood I referred to my husband as Mr. No. I never ever listened and there were a big old pile of battles that I now regret. As I aged and mellowed I started asking him about stupid little things. He felt empowered, I guess, and life got easier.

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    oh on hubbys saying you cant have that? hah taught the first man of mine. He said NO dogs, I brought home a puppy. He said no more pets.. we got a rabbit. Then he said no more cats, next day went right out and brought home a kitten. he said ok this is it so I went out and got another one. He swore right then and there never to tell me no again and I shared this story with the other men in my life who said they were smarter than to tell me no. ah the power of selective hearing.
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    Cindy...I am your partner...don't do it over, cover with anything. It will be beautiful I know.

    Well Krystayna...bet YOU DO have a lot of interesting stories...been there, done that huh? Do you still do Yoga? I've been trying to stay with a routine, use the DVD "Yoga for the Rest of Us," yoga styled for people who don't have a lot of mobility. When I do it, I do feel better but am hard-pressed to stick to anything these days!

    Know where you are all coming from with hair. Have always had straight and very fine. Let it grow awhile once and French braided it which actually gave some volume. I like the way it looked although not as full and beautiful as people with actual hair.

    A few years ago I let my hair go completely gray...it was white but shinny and I think quite nice. My girls did not like my natural look and hounded me to color it. My mom colored her hair for years...when I was going gray, kept asking when I was going to color it. When she had cancer she announced she was NOT going to color her hair...seems my step dad was the reason she did. Even when her hair fell completely out, she was beautiful, very young looking all her life. All the medical staff kept asking if she were my sister. It was then I colored it.
    Now...I am letting it grow back gray...long process. My hairdresser (very young) insists I will look old...you know what? It is me and this time I won't be swayed. I am 66 and it's taken this long...to final accept who I am and be happy with what I want! Bet you all have the same awakening...hopefully at a much younger age.

    Also have a pool, only exercise I am comfortable doing and don't want to mess with my hair. A hairdresser told me years ago...if you want color, don't swim. She also said with super-fine hair decide if you want color OR a permanent...that my hair would not tolerate both.
    Love this board, have a great holiday weekend!
    Remember Cindy...do NOT start over.

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