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8/12/13 10:19 A

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Heidi - glad to know there's another quilter here. I'm a fabric addict. Those Koala sewing stations are really wonderful. That was a nice gift from your hubby. My hubby made me a version of a Koala station by buying an L-shaped computer desk on sale - drilling extra holes in it where needed for sewing machine cords and computer cords. I have my sewing machine, an embroidery machine and a serger all in very handy locations. Plus I have a laptop he got from work (it was considered obsolete) and that's hooked up to my embroidery machine, and I can also use it to watch quilting videos on my big screen downstairs.

I would love to go to Paducah - maybe next year. We will be taking some vacation soon and plan on going to South Dakota, and I am sure I will be rubbernecking everytime hubby drives by a quilt shop sign.

I live in Missouri, and now they make signs out of wood to put on their barns that look like quilt blocks. They are so pretty, but I bet a lot of people don't even realize they are quilt blocks if they aren't quilters. I had to tell my hubby that each block has a name and explain it to him. I told him that quilting is to me like baseball is to him. It has a lot of rules and history and statistics.

Joy

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8/12/13 12:12 A

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That cross stitch is awesome! I used to do cross stitch then stopped After i attempted a big one on irish linen and messed up, didnt have the oomph to unstitch it,I still have some of my stuff.

Joy, I just got back from the big AQS show in Long Beach, last year we went to Paducah! For a while I had a Tin Lizzie 18 but sold that because I want one with a computer and the TL was old enough it couldn't be upgraded. The Hub got me a Koala studio a few years ago.

There are probably 7 projects in baskets just waiting to be started and lately I've been collecting silks and silk velvet plus trims and threads for a crazy quilt as a gift to my friends with the lighthouse. There's a baby quilt and a mystery quilt I started 1year ago that. I'm trying to finish the top of. I guess I'm a bit of a fabric junkie!

Didn't get as much done as I wanted but we had the little grandson and that put me behind a bit. Gardened, laundry, cleaned a bathroom drawer out, cooked a bunch (ate too much), bathed the hound but didn't get him brushed- tomorrow perhaps and did a mini pedi. Still need to do my nails- sigh. There just aren't enough hours in a day and still have time to rest. Tomorrow it's off to the s--t hole (cube farm, work, salt mine etc) groan.

1. Stop wasting money- Save money

2. Exercise- do something every day

3. Get organized- mise en place

4. Write a letter by hand at least once a week.

Every day this side of the sod is a good day-
not sure who said it

My animals make me happy, some people not so much- a bumper sticker


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JLKL1980's Photo JLKL1980 Posts: 1,151
8/11/13 3:55 P

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Woubbie - that was a beautiful gift for your MIL - I'm sure it was greatly loved by her.

I am a quilt addict along with some of my friends. We go to different quilt shops and buy fabric and start several projects and then summer comes and we forget about the projects. Then when Fall comes, we get them out again and hurry to finish them by Xmas. There is just something comforting about cuddling up with a lap quilt in the Winter months.

I know what you mean about all the Xmas merchandise in the stores. I often feel sorry for the clerks who have to listen to Xmas music all day long - I bet they go home bonkers at night.

Joy

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8/11/13 2:59 P

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Woke up to gray, damp skies! Woohoo! The lawn got watered Washington State style!

I walked the boys and then made a Trader Joe's run for groceries - and a bouqet of sunflowers! Gotta do some serious laundry and chores and get ready for another week of work. It will be a short week because both my boys are going to the vet clinic for surgeries on Thursday (Chaser is losing one more tooth and Whiskey's having a lump taken off a toe), and then I'm staying home with them on Friday to make sure there's no issues with getting the anesthesia out of their little systems.

I've got to peel myself away from Shark Week and get busy!!

Leslie

"Normal is not something to aspire to - it's something to get away from." -- Jodie Foster

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." --Albert Einstein


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8/11/13 1:56 P

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Recovering from he stomach flu. So nice outside, but no walking until I am better.

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8/11/13 12:41 P

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*groans*

Oh, Joy, you just reminded me of my days at LeeWard as a picture framer. We were at the back of the store and in late June/early July they started putting the Christmas kits on the endcaps at the back of the store facing my counter. Then as the seasons rolled along the Christmas goods just rolled on up the aisles until they took over the whole place in late October.

I mean, I realize that these projects take months and if you plan to give them as Christmas gifts you have to start early, but it always depressed me to see Santas and snowmen when the parking lot was busy melting into a tarry goo. ={

My longest-to-make Christmas gift took almost 2 years and was our gift to my MIL for TWO Christmases:

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Well, going to do my usual weekend wrapup of loose ends. Nothing pressing at the moment. Yay! Have a great Sunday all!

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JLKL1980's Photo JLKL1980 Posts: 1,151
8/11/13 10:47 A

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Maw - you need a day with nothing planned for a change.

I have lots of things I need to catch up on - like ironing. And I have some clothing that needs to be hemmed up or mended. And Fall is quickly approaching, which reminds me that I have several quilts that need to be finished for Christmas gifts. Where does the time go?

Joy

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8/11/13 8:26 A

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Nothing planned for today. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Ahhhhhhhh!

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