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Saturday, February 06, 2010

Finished the baby quilt for DHs coworker last night. Actually it is a bit big for a baby quilt, guess I should call it a youth quilt. One down.


The top for DGSs twin quilt is ready for it's borders, which are half done. Not much extra fabric so have to measure 3 times and cut once. The denim rag I-spy is still waiting to be snipped as the rag scissors continue to hide.

We took the boys to Home Depot this morning for Kids Workshop. They really do look forward to going.





Even though it was another cold, gray, dreary day, I got a lot done. Now time for my exercises and I am through for the day.

  
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MAKULEWAHINE 2/7/2010 6:28PM

    I love those workshops. My son takes his kids all the time and they have a blast.

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EGGBASKET1 2/7/2010 5:59PM

    SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAD A WONDERFUL TIME. I LOVE THE QUILT ! CAN'T WAIT TO GET STARTED ON ONE WITH MY SISTER.
YOU EVEN ENDED YOUR DAY ON A POSITIVE NOTE BY EXERCISING !!! GREAT JOB !!!!

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LOVETOSNORKEL 2/7/2010 1:07PM

    emoticonon getting the quilt done! Can't wait to see the next one.

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LINDA25427 2/7/2010 10:19AM

    Love the quilt .

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COLEENCOLE 2/7/2010 9:23AM

    The quilt is beautiful!

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BACONLADY 2/7/2010 7:45AM

    What a fun day! We took our oldest grandson to one of those sessions at a Home depot a long time ago. He loved it!


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GCHUNG 2/6/2010 10:23PM

    Sounds like a great day !!! I love when the kids are this stage and they love making things. I bet they had a great time.

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Happy Dance!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Today was my second weigh in for Scale Back Alabama. I am so very happy to announce I lost 5 pounds this week. Even with my back hurting! Makes living with the hungry feelings all worth it. Thanks Ginny for getting me started back on my strength training too, I know that has really helped. Now I just gotta get back on the bike and all will be well with my world.

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MAKULEWAHINE 2/4/2010 11:17AM

    Great job! You can do anything! Hope your bike is back under you soon.

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GCHUNG 2/4/2010 8:45AM

    Woo hoo Bev!!! - Congratulations!!! I'm so proud of you. BTW - I've adopted you as my Spark Buddy as you keep me motivated!!! LOL - Can you feel the pressure !! emoticon emoticon

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BACONLADY 2/4/2010 8:37AM

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Woohoo for YOU!!!!
That's wonderful!!!

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TERI99 2/4/2010 7:30AM

    emoticon Wow! Five pounds in one week! I'll do a dance for you, too!
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LLCURTS 2/4/2010 2:10AM

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EGGBASKET1 2/4/2010 12:27AM

    GREAT JOB !!!! WOOHOO !!!! emoticon JUST BE CAREFUL !!! MARY

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CAPETERSON 2/4/2010 12:10AM

    Good for you! Five pounds in a week is wonderful! emoticon

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LOVETOSNORKEL 2/4/2010 12:04AM

    emoticon Good job! emoticon Hope your back is better now.

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TEXQUILTMAMA 2/3/2010 11:31PM

    Way to go! awesome!Keep going! Your spark friend, joyce emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Ok, so I should have skipped the crunches...

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

because my back has flared up again. I work tomorrow, so it will get a rest. I did get another walk in today, sure felt good to be outside again (even if it was cloudy and cool). Also made some progress on DGSs quilt for his new bed, I should be able to get it finished this week.

Also, thought I would post another cute email from my dad:

This has got to be one of the cleverest
E-mails I've received in awhile.
Someone out there
must be "deadly" at Scrabble.
(Wait till you see the last one)!



PRESBYTERIAN:
When you rearrange the letters:
BEST IN PRAYER



ASTRONOMER:
When you rearrange the letters:
MOON STARER



DESPERATION:
When you rearrange the letters:
A ROPE ENDS IT



THE EYES:
When you rearrange the letters:
THEY SEE



GEORGE BUSH:
When you rearrange the letters:
HE BUGS GORE



THE MORSE CODE:
When you rearrange the letters:
HERE COME DOTS


DORMITORY:
When you rearrange the letters:
DIRTY ROOM

SLOT MACHINES:
When you rearrange the letters:
CASH LOST IN ME



ANIMOSITY:
When you rearrange the letters:
IS NO AMITY



ELECTION RESULTS:
When you rearrange the letters:
LIES - LET'S RECOUNT



SNOOZE ALARMS:
When you rearrange the letters:
ALAS! NO MORE Z 'S



A DECIMAL POINT:
When you rearrange the letters:
I'M A DOT IN PLACE



THE EARTHQUAKES:
When you rearrange the letters:
THAT QUEER SHAKE



ELEVEN PLUS TWO:
When you rearrange the letters:
TWELVE PLUS ONE




AND FOR THE GRAND FINALE:


MOTHER-IN-LAW:
When you rearrange the letters:
WOMAN HITLER



  
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ELSEEBEE 2/2/2010 4:50PM

    Too funny! I've got to share this one with some friends. Thanks!

Take good care of yourself. Hope you feel 100% soon!

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1BEARWIFE 2/2/2010 4:22PM

    I have seen this before, but not for a long time. It is always refreshing to read it, and brings smiles to my face. That is always a good thing!

Good luck with your back healing!! Take it easy and rest it. A good book, warm bed, closed blinds........all good for a sore back. emoticon

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Just to brighten your day.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Today has been a typical Monday. Family lunch, grocery shopping, laze around the house and rest. I decided to check my e-mail and a friend had sent this link to me. This is sure to brighten your day a bit. Kids are just so great.

link.brightcove.com/services/player/
bcpid1610699488?bctid=31812464001

  
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MAKULEWAHINE 2/1/2010 11:27PM

    So cute. Thanks for that. Reminds me of my grandson except that he is into ACDC. Although he does have a couple of CW tunes he likes too. He is 4. Aren't they great?

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EGGBASKET1 2/1/2010 7:37PM

    THAT VIDEO SURE DID BRIGHTEN MY DAY. IT WAS SO DARN CUTE ! THANKS FOR SHARING !!!!

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DEVRIES51 2/1/2010 3:56PM

    Cute video, I have 4 grown sons and they were all avid air guitar players. It must be a boy thing.
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Quilts for Ginny

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Here are some pictures I have gathered from the internet. The patterns should be easy to figure out.

Black/white 9 patch with bricks


Rainbow snowball


Depression block from Quilter's Cache


These are easy to do, colorful, and should make great charity quilts.

My back is much better. I was taking Aleve and apparently it upset my stomach, a lot. So I won't be doing that again. But by tomorrow I will be able to get back into come core exercises. If it warms up next week I'll be back on the bike. Since we are expecting an ice storm tomorrow, I don't think I'll be riding this weekend.




  
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LOVETOSNORKEL 1/31/2010 12:20PM

    Great quilt pics! Love the black/white one with the bricks. I'll have to put that one on my ever growing 'to do' list! emoticonfor sharing them.
Hope your back gets better and better every day, it's no fun that's for sure!

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TRYAGAIN150 1/31/2010 8:55AM

    I love these quilts. The Depression block is really very cool, and I like the four patch with the bricks - great way to use up some scraps. Thanks for sharing.


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POUNDSTOGO3 1/29/2010 10:38AM

    Qiults are beautiful. Using four patch and bricks appeals to me for using up odds and ends.

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EGGBASKET1 1/29/2010 9:29AM

    NICE QUILTS !!! I ESPECIALLY LIKED THE DEPRESSION ONE. HOPE THINGS ARE GOING BETTER FOR YOU. I ORDERED THE YELLOWBRICK ROAD BY ATKINSON AND I'M ANXIOUS FOR IT TO COME AND DECIDE ON MY COLORS...THAT'S THE HARDEST PART FOR ME.

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GCHUNG 1/29/2010 8:44AM

    Thanks Bev - I just converted the brick one to EQ - I'm much happier with this design then the simple 5 block charm. Although I still may use that for the backing - then it will be a double sided quilt. Will have to decide based on how much time I have to do. I think I'll start this weekend on the brick portion - cutting blocks. I'm making the 4 patch 5" square followed by 10" brick. How big will determine fabric and time.

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BEVPRESLEY 1/29/2010 8:42AM

    The only one I have actually made is the Depression block (that one isn't mine, but the picture I found for inspiration). I loved it, and have made 2 so far. The 4patch and brick will be my next one. I have lots of black and white strips left from DDs log cabin quilt and want to use them up. If I have many pieces left I will do the snowball next. So many scraps, so many scraps.

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COLEENCOLE 1/29/2010 8:17AM

    I love the nine patch. Make a good scrap quilt.

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GCHUNG 1/29/2010 8:06AM

    Last year I did a snowball one with lighthouses. The year before I did a Storm at Sea pattern (blue and white). I like the brick pattern above. That's a great idea. I like that better then the simple 5" charm.

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LAT2009 1/29/2010 7:54AM

    Great quilts and very colorful. Nice job!

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MAKULEWAHINE 1/28/2010 10:57PM

    What? No ice skates for your bike? Bummer. Hopefully your weather will be better next week and you can get out. I now have 75 miles this year. Finally got out with some friends today and it was a lot of fun. Wish you could have joined us.:)

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LAURIES_SISTER 1/28/2010 10:40PM

  Those quilts are beautiful. I wish I could make them but I have two left hands when it comes to sewing.

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