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    Making lemonade

    I'm having to rethink my love affair with cast iron pots as a really did my back this time trying to put one in the oven. I was totally sidelined for 5 days. What did I do? Hand sewing. I powered through the last dozen interior blocks for the Jane Stickle Quilt. Now I can start the exterior triangles. Only 56 more. Oh Joy. Progress. Ouch.
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    Looking great! I have learned to adjust some tasks that used to be easy. I vacuum one room a day instead of the whole house, I rotary cut a bit at a time, I use a little step ladder instead of a chair for reaching the top shelf and anything heavy I wait for help. This getting old stuff isn't for sissies.

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    I just ordered a stainless steel pan to use instead of my cast iron. The cast iron got too heavy for my wrists.The new pan has two handles so I hope that's a help.
    "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
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    You made great use of your time! It's beautiful.

    (Off topic, Mary Katherine. You were displaced by a hurricane and were in temporary housing, weren't you? If this is the correct person, I hope you're settled and happy.)

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    Wow! That's a LOT of work you've done there.
    Looking really good.

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    You are a champion lol I would have gotten bored or distracted after 5 minutes. Such nice work! Great job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CindyA View Post
    You made great use of your time! It's beautiful.

    (Off topic, Mary Katherine. You were displaced by a hurricane and were in temporary housing, weren't you? If this is the correct person, I hope you're settled and happy.)
    LOL No hurricane's here except that I haven't tidied in days!
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    Sorry to hear about your back but glad you figured out a way to make progress anyway. Looking terrific!
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    I bribe myself to get tasks done I dint want to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissSongbird View Post
    You are a champion lol I would have gotten bored or distracted after 5 minutes. Such nice work! Great job!
    Ditto for me too. I wouldn't have even gotten 1 block finished.
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    Looks like you used your time wisely. I'm in awe of anyone attempting that quilt.
    My girlfriend got a large enameled cast iron French oven (you know, one of those really expensive ones). When she went to use it for the first time, she found out she couldn't lift it with a roast inside.

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    ... This getting old stuff isn't for sissies.
    Tartan, that was my dad's favorite saying, except he would add "... but it's better than the alternative"
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    I have zero interest in making one of those, but I can appreciate YOUR labors. BTW, I had to give up MY love affair with cast iron after I broke my wrist badly.

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    Great use of your recuperating time. Hope you feel better soon. I don't think I could ever tackle a quilt like that!
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    I love your quote. that's cute. I love chocolate too.

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    ouch I bet that had to hurt. sorry about that.

    here's my quote for the day. "If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?" lol

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    Lovely quilt...looks like a lot of work...please do not give up on cast iron pots. I have every size imaginable and love their cooking abilities. I can't imagine making a roux without one,,as you can tell from that remark..I am originally from New Orleans and was raised with grandmother and mom using cast iron pots. Back to quilting great job on that quilt and many of your others that I have seen on this board...get well soon...

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    Those blocks look fantastic. As we get older, we have to find alternative ways to do what we always did. I'm just grateful I'm still here !

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    I really cannot justify one of those heavy things....empty, it weighs a ton, full it must take a elephant to lift! And to what end? Food will cook just as well in a lighter vessel..another expensive gimmick! Jmho

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    Your quilt is going to be gorgeous!
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    Wonderful, MaryKatherine! Love your bright colors! Your blocks look so nice!
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    It is really looking good! You are doing a great job! That looks like so much work. So sorry about your back. I have back problems also & you are right. It isn't for sissy's lol

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    Hope you are feeling better by now. Your quilt is going to be absolutely gorgeous when it's finished. Can't wait to see it. Yes, we do have to make changes and allowances for getting older, but it sure beats the alternative.

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    its beautiful!!!
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    I love the work you've done on Jane. I have to get started on mine. Hope your back is better.
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    Omg so much work! Looks great

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