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9/16/14 9:04 P

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Today I put one quilt block together for the Halloween table runner. So, it's started.

Started a chemo cap with blond hair color yarn.

Walked over 8 miles.

Picked up debris in the back yard.

Good day.

Jean from Texas
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9/16/14 7:59 A

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Sending hugs for you. May your day be awesome.

Joe and I drove to DIL Delores home last night bc she was puzzled about paper piecing her cactus flower quilt blocks. We took the class a month ago, but she had surgery the next day, and then recuperated in their lake house, so she couldn't puzzle out the directions. We had a great time going over the procedure and it all came back to her. Fun and Satisfying, I do love that gal.

Then we went over her turkey table runner fabric and she decided which fabrics to use for the turkey feathers. She bought a fabric kit to make hers. I just used my stash. She's trying to get some things sorted out before they leave for Hawaii the end of the month. She's doing great. We'll keep her darling Brussels Griffin year old dog while they travel.

I dove through my yarn stash yesterday to see what else I could knit up to use up some of that. Discovered to my dismay that I have over a dozen skeins of faux fur fun yarn to create chemo caps left over from the days when we had the gallery and Saturday market. I put them together and brought them down to the living room and my favorite corner. I'll try to get some of them knit up. I also found my sorted out grey/silver yarn already in a partitioned container which will make a delightful shawl for another stash buster challenge.

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“I’m drinking from my saucer ‘cause my cup has overflowed.” -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
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9/14/14 6:31 P

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Hand knit fringed white shawl is complete. Started September 1st, and finished today.
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“I’m drinking from my saucer ‘cause my cup has overflowed.” -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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9/14/14 2:37 P

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We are enjoying the cool down here also. Temps in the low 70's at last. It won't last, but sure feels refreshing.

I felt Jeff's pain when he had to give up his darling Cocoa. He was truly sad. He is absolutely jubilant about getting a new puppy and kitten. Very pleased for him.

My mall walk was solo today after church Much harder for me to stay focused when walking alone. I quit before I hit 10,000 even though I had 3,000 when I entered the mall. Chatting distracts me and I can keep going and going. I will probably head back later or get Kiwi out for a good walk on the trails. He'll go willing as far as the turtle's pond, but then just balk about going beyond. Mosquitoes don't seem bothersome today.

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“I’m drinking from my saucer ‘cause my cup has overflowed.” -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
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9/13/14 1:51 P

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It has stayed overcast and breezy here..with little temperature change from this morning. My office (indoors..windows still open) is at 68 still...humidity is at 67. Sun would warm things up nicely but I guess that is not on today's weather agenda.

I am almost half way to my 10000. Past half way on the stairs. You amaze me, Jean!!! emoticon

Love the kitten/puppy story. Happy endings are lovely! I am still missing my Daisy girl, but no puppies or kittens for me for a good while.



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9/13/14 1:38 P

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Not sewing, still knitting on the white shawl for the Stashbuster Challenge. Seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

Our son Jeff in Michigan found a darling little abandoned kitten on the Madonna University parking lot where he is the tech guy. He took her to his son's apartment so their new mother dog (of seven puppies) could adopt her. "Cocoa," the dog Mom, cleans and feeds the cute little kitten. Jeff is taking home one of the seven puppies, "Milk Chocolate (MC for short") and his new little kitten, "Smoke," when they are weaned. Jeff had a hard time giving up "Cocoa" when his son moved out, so is delighted to be getting a new puppy back. Nice happy ending.

Walked in the mall this morning for over 10,000 steps.

I called ATT and cancelled our UVerse TV account. Then returned our UVerse TV box, remote, and electric cable to UPS so they can ship them to ATT. We had UVerse internet and TV, but switched to an antennae and Apple TV. We kept UVerse internet, but were able to cut our $99/mo bill to $43/mo by dropping the TV. ATT has a promotion that really cut our monthly bill. Very good. Every bit helps in our retirement.

Loved the cooler doggie walk this morning - - - 68 degrees. Won't stay long, but feels great for now. High today is 80. Yes, we got a small amount of rain here. Houston had flash flooding, but we just got sprinkles.

Jean from Texas
Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

“I’m drinking from my saucer ‘cause my cup has overflowed.” -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
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9/12/14 1:49 P

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The hay field is being cut today...and Hubby is painting. I spent a good while watering all my plants this morning. It is cool (low 70s) and overcast. All the rain went around us yesterday. Hope YOU get some, Jean.

I didn't get to go to the Chattanooga AQS quilt show this week... and while I would have liked to see everything, I find I am not missing being there. I still have too much stuff backed up to finish up...or start! Not to mention the amount of organizing I should tackle. So...I don't need more ideas or gadgets (you can always use more fabric!). emoticon

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9/12/14 1:27 P

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It's thundering and dripping a little here. Cross my fingers hoping for more.

Jean from Texas
Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

“I’m drinking from my saucer ‘cause my cup has overflowed.” -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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9/12/14 1:16 P

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After my mall walk, I threw my walking shoes in the wash machine, and added a few cloth purses to the load. The purses are in the dryer now. Everything came out just lovely. The shoes are outside, but under the overhang. No sun right now, so maybe, just maybe we'll get a drop of moisture here. Cooling air mass is supposed to be heading our way. Can't wait.

Because my Kiwi just vacuums his food, I decided to try a treat ball for him. It's a sturdy plastic ball about he size of a tennis ball with a crisscross hole in one end. I put a treat in the opening to get him accustomed to the idea. He caught on right away. This morning I put just some of his breakfast in there. He batted that ball around to make the food come out and gobbled it up as soon as it hit the floor. Very funny to watch. Especially since we never got him to play with doggie toys. When I fixed my lunch, I broke up a couple of crackers into his ball. He was on them in a flash knocking that thing around.

I plan to spend some time today replacing a jump ring on my watch's safety chain. One end of the chain just dangles, so I'm not wearing it until I fix it. Maybe I'll make some earrings with the crystals I bought on vacation. Not sure about that.

I'm still knitting on my white shawl. Actually I'm running out of white yarn, so it's getting close to completion. Maybe ready for a photo next week. I like the look of it and am sure I'll add it to outfits if the weather ever cools down again.

Jean from Texas
Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

“I’m drinking from my saucer ‘cause my cup has overflowed.” -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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9/11/14 9:40 P

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There was a front moving through here today...temps will drop into the 70s during the day tomorrow..nice after so long in the upper 80s and low 90s. I won't miss the humidity either...though I don't recall how long this is to last. Texas gets weather stuff before we do, usually...and much of our weather comes from our northwest...down from Missouri and sweeping across KY as well as TN. Sometimes it sweeps up from the SW, but not as frequently.

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9/11/14 9:30 P

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Are you predicted to get the cool front moving towards Texas this weekend? I sure hope that doesn't peter out. 90 degrees is difficult for outdoor exercise. Very glad our mall is nearby.

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“I’m drinking from my saucer ‘cause my cup has overflowed.” -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
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9/11/14 9:09 P

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Glad you had a good walk..and didn't get soaked. Sorry if the rest of the day was not so good.

We never did get rain...it either quit altogether or moved around us. I will be watering a lot tomorrow.


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9/11/14 8:56 P

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Not a good day. DH encouraged me to go for a walk with him despite the threat of rain. It was spitting when we started but because we were prepared with umbrellas it stopped! Had a nice walk and I'm glad he suggested it.

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Just saw the first weather report on the afternoon news...the rain has nearly totally disappeared. So much for the deluge we expected!!! Oh well, got my exercise in EARLY today. Have to like that!


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9/11/14 5:03 P

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Oh, Asta
I feel for you with the rain everywhere, but on your property. That happens to us way too often. Folks in Conroe think The Woodlands gets all the rain, but we get missed horribly, too. I guess all of us can see the clouds, but get no real relief from the utter dryness.

Jean from Texas
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“I’m drinking from my saucer ‘cause my cup has overflowed.” -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
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9/11/14 3:29 P

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Still no deluge...made bread, fixed a hot noon meal, had 9000 steps at noon...now over 11000 and only need four more flights of stairs for my daily ten. Unbelievable but it appears that the entire rain system is splitting...and totally missing us! Guess I need to go do some watering!!! emoticon (that is about as much rain as we have gotten!)

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9/11/14 2:25 P

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No cool down for us yet. Whew! I am so ready.
Washed my car
Stripped bed and laundered even the pillows.
Walked dog, and then the mall.
Repaired outdoor chair. Needed sewing. Had to dismantle it to sew it, then put it back together.
Got my 10,000 steps in so far.
Yesterday I walked over 9 miles. Not a record, but a great effort.

When I give up ice cream, I should see a weight drop. Ar-g-g-g-g-h-h-h-h-h
Ice cream was on sale, such a dumb decision.

Jean from Texas
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“I’m drinking from my saucer ‘cause my cup has overflowed.” -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
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We have major rain heading our way...actually I had expected it here by now according to the forecasts last night. I am working at getting as much of my walking in as I can before the rain hits. I am at 3831 steps right now..long way to 10000! No mowing or shopping or ministry in my day's plans..so I have to get out there and hike the driveway.

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Must have been the day for it! I got a pedicure yesterday.
Must go clean rooms after my last two guests, then I think I will get my walk in early. I think that I just saw a ray of sunshine coming through!

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Had a fun day after my mall walk - - - well, that's fun, too.

I got my nails done and got a hair cut. My daughter gave me a gift card for the nail salon so it's super fun to go and indulge.

Jean from Texas
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“I’m drinking from my saucer ‘cause my cup has overflowed.” -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
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9/9/14 2:53 P

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Quilt shows can be awesome. Sorry you lost your travel friend. If you keep on visiting the local quilt shop, perhaps you'll strike up another friendship and find a new travel companion. I wouldn't leave my Joe for several overnights either. It's fine when he drops me off, or I go with a DIL. Those are happy excursions.

I got an outstanding mall walk done this morning. It's so much easier to up my step quota when walking with a chatty friend. Makes the walk go much faster

We took Joe's car in for a recall this morning. All is well. His did not need repair. Very good.

Time to do laundry. I didn't get up early enough to start it before my walk and the recall errand.


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“I’m drinking from my saucer ‘cause my cup has overflowed.” -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
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9/8/14 9:49 P

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I don't have anyone to go with is part of my problem. The friend/mentor I used to go with is not longer able to manage it. Three or four full days is not appealing to me to work for someone I don't even know. Show is not that much of an enticement! Some time I will get to go again. Wish it would come back to Nashville, but not to Opryland.


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9/8/14 9:26 P

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Some of my American Sewing Guild friends work at the Houston International Quilt Show each year. They love their vendor employers and return each year for the same vendor. Yep! They get free passes, and salary, but I have no idea how much money is involved.

I do not do that. I like to visit with friends, not work the show. I have volunteered a few years at the American Sewing Guild booth for four hours to get a free pass and parking ($12) for that day. But I gave up four hours with my friends. Oh, well.

Jean from Texas
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“I’m drinking from my saucer ‘cause my cup has overflowed.” -- John P.Moore

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Local quilt shop posted on FB last night: "Does anyone want to work for a vendor at the AQS show? It is for Seams So Smooth, taking money. Steve will pay you $100.00 per day and some product? Any one? Call me or e-mail me. I will see him tomorrow. Free pass in also."

this is for the AQS show in Chattanooga next week. I would LOVE to do this, but it just won't work for me. Thought I would put it out there (don't know if he has found someone yet or not). The Quilting Squares, Franklin TN is my shop...they put out the call. Can find them via FB or googling the shop.


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9/8/14 3:24 P

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Anita

In the last few years of traveling we have discovered that motels now use bed runners instead of spreads. Probably they do not launder them after each visitor bc there is no reason for a guest to pull that up over themselves, as one would a quilt.

They are gorgeous sometimes, and just functional other times.

Hope you find a pattern you enjoy working with.

Edited by: YIDDLE at: 9/8/2014 (15:25)
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9/8/14 3:11 P

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Jean you are right! I am going to make bed runners for all the beds instead of using my quilts because they are easier to wash. I love the B and B. We get just enough visitors to make it worthwhile but not so many that we are overworked!! We have met so many wonderful people and it gives us an excuse to stay in our wonderful 4 bedroom house.

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Running a Bed and Breakfast. Wonderful. I hope you have tons of visitors.

Little quilts like runners and placemats are much easier to tackle than full quilts.

Jean from Texas
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“I’m drinking from my saucer ‘cause my cup has overflowed.” -- John P.Moore

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Jean thanks for mentioning you couldn't get into my page. I went in and fixed it I think. I've added a few photos but no quilts yet. Just learning how to do it again! Maybe tomorrow! The quilties are for premature babes at the hospital I think I will concentrate on getting runners and placemats done for my Bed and Breakfast next.

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I cannot get on your page, but am happy to welcome you here. I found a message from you in another Spark quilter's group.

Please stay connected with us.

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I can't even imagine MAKING 82 baby quilts..never mind getting them finished and quilted etc. Impressive project.

I've done very little hand quilting...CAN do it but find it slow and I am not skilled (I know..practice would help). I much prefer machine quilting...though mine is still wild at times. I would think for charity quilts, machine would DEFINITELY be the way to go. Keep us posted!

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Oh, my
82 baby quilts. Wow!! I guess they are for charity. What an astounding accomplishment. Congratulations!!
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Edited by: YIDDLE at: 9/7/2014 (13:52)
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“I’m drinking from my saucer ‘cause my cup has overflowed.” -- John P.Moore

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Jean you are an inspiration with all your tablerunners. I hope to make that my next project!
Now I have finished machine quilting all 82 baby quilties, I am going to take a course this month on how to machine quilt. Hopefully I can improve my technique!

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Very cool.
Found it.
Thanks.

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emoticon Click REPLY, then: Add an Emoticon - Other - spool is between motor bike and sweeping broom, 4th row from bottom to the left. (hope I remembered all of that correctly.)

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Where did you find the spool of thread. Great!!

New Profile shows Turkey Table Runner. Turkey repeats on both ends. Next quilt project will be the Halloween flannel table runner. emoticon

I'm knitting on the white shawl for the rest of this weekend. Halloween runner starts next week.

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“I’m drinking from my saucer ‘cause my cup has overflowed.” -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
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Thanks. The inspiration has returned. I'm taking advantage of it.

I am hand sewing the binding down on the back of the Turkey table runner. When the hand work is done, that's it. Yeah!! I'll take a photo when I finish tomorrow.

I want to get going on the Halloween runner. It's really cute, and I know I will love it.

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I can't believe how much you accomplish, Jean...quilting projects, zillions of steps walking...all the other things as well! I haven't been in the mood for quilting, but am thinking I really need to get going again. I have various projects in need of completion..if I can remember how to do the various steps for each one. emoticon

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Turkey table runner TOP is compete. Now need to choose the batting, backing and binding and get through the entire project.

Decided to finish Turkey before starting the Halloween flannel table runner. That's my incentive for getting through this.
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Tonight I went to the Girlfriend Sew Group and finished laying out my turkey table runner. The holidays will be festive this year on our tables.

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That quilt shop was beyond amazing. The help was very sweet, not pushy and willing to help and answer questions.

I just loved it.

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Loved the tour of the Blanco shop! Thanks for sharing!

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That was fast. I knew the hand-out would explain it better than I could.

We visited the Downtown Blanco Art Center quilt shop. Amazing. I have visited quilt shops throughout our travels, and Blanco's quilt shop is the BEST I have ever seen bar none. Each time we visit the Canyon Lake region, I want to return. I'll look for an internet link, but nothing will compare with seeing it in person. I bought flannel for a table runner, and will do my best to get it done before Halloween. Quite an impulse purchase when I truly did not intend to buy anything. Joe and our son Kelly went with DIL Delores and I bc she thought the guys really needed to see this place first hand.

The biggest challenge for September is a Knitting challenge I accepted. It's the September Stashbuster Challenge. I had to figure out the yardage of the yarn I will use and each week on the tally sheet report how much of the yarn I have used up. I am making a white shawl for myself out of 839 yards of white novelty yarns. I won't knit up all of that white yarn, but that is my starting yardage.

We visited the quilt shop Saturday, and returned Kiwi's brother Rudy to his owner Sunday, after we went to the San Antonio River Walk for lunch. A really great weekend adventure. We headed for home this morning before 9:00AM and had very light traffic all the way (3-1/2 hours)

Always good to be home again.

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Looking forward to getting more quilties quilted today. Got 70 plus together so now I will be practicing my free motion quilting.

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Jean/Yiddle, THANKS for the instruction sheet and pictures of your double bound project!!!! I can't believe how fast it got here! So sweet of you to share with me. emoticon

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Love the lizard fabric..I would have a very hard time cutting that one!!! YOur project came out beautifully! I have never heard of double binding.


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Posted double sided binding on Cactus Flower Table runner. Black lizard fabric is from Australia, 2007. Waited a long time to finally use this.

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Welcome to our group. I hope you get healthy on Spark People and make tons of new cyber friends.

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I hear you. I am perplexed with my huge black quilt. The individual squares are just too hard to tackle. Eventually I have to go after it again, but it's not a fun chore.

Thanks for the nice comments on my Cactus Flower table runner. I really am pleased with it. Still have to get a photo to show you the two sided binding, and my fabric choice for the quilt back.

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I love your table runner. Now I must think about doing one or two for my table. I hope they turn out as well.

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It is lovely in the pics I have seen. Happy for you that you have accomplished this lovely piece.

I am annoyed with myself...back in June I was inspired to make a kid quilt with scrap fabric from a larger quilt...the cow/pig fabric. I got NEARLY done, though I missed sending it with hubby on the plane..and missed getting it mailed in time for him to give it to Mia (not quite 3 yrs old). When I made that last flub, I just felt like I'd had the wind knocked out of me. SO, all the binding is on and sewn in place except for the bottom of the quilt...where I made a cut on the srong diagonal. Not hard to fix..but now it is like I have a big stop sign in front of me. REALLY do need to take advantage of these very hot days...stay inside days...and finish this little quilt. It came out pretty well. SP has not been allowing me to post pics...it says it will resize them, but I have tried from three different cameras with no success so far.

Hope you are all staying comfortable despite all the wild weather, earthquakes and so forth going on everywhere! August is almost over!!! How can that be!!!????

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Table runner complete. Two sided Binding finished, and I like the look.

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Cactus Flower Table Runner is ready for binding.
Quilting done. Yeah!!

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My Cactus Flower Table Runner top.
Still needs batting, backing, and binding, but the piecing is done.
Yeah!!!

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I jumped on it bc we will be traveling to pick up Rudy and bring him home with us. We had a lovely dinner at Texas Roadhouse tonight. We had the early bird special, so our total bill for delicious food was $20. Very nice.

Tomorrow we'll take Charlotte out for dinner in Canyon Lake. She catches her plane for California Thursday morning.

Thanks for your good wishes. I posted a nice photo of us on my Facebook page.
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Jean you beat me to it..was coming to post about your anniversary tomorrow! Fifty nine years together is amazing! Congratulations..and Happy Anniversary to both of you. emoticon

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Our AC is still working. Huge relief that the repair man didn't have to come. Not sure why it shut down, but happy that it works again, especially in this heat.

Table runner top should be complete today. My new cordless iron birthday gift arrived yesterday, and I plan to use it on the table runner today.

Tomorrow is our 59th wedding anniversary. DH and I are picking up our little dachshund's brother, Rudy, for a 12 day visit while his owner travels to California to be with her daughter's family. Charlotte was widowed this Spring, so it's good she can have some time with family. Kiwi loves his wee brother, so we'll have lots of fun with Rudy here.

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Staying with table runner. Good progress.

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Working on table runner pieces. It's going together nicely.

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Well, Megan and Elliott's photo is still in my SP album but this new profile is Megan modeling the shawl I knit for her wedding. It has a touch of Air Force blue along the borders. She'll have it at the wedding but not wear it over her gown. It gives her "something blue."

Quilting class was exceptional yesterday. I have spent a couple of hours this afternoon sewing on my own with the paper piecing. I am terribly slow, but I am getting it right the first time.

Megan posted her wedding shower photos on Facebook. There are a few on my page, too.

Wishing you many blessings.

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I am relying on our library for my reading now. Amazon just became too expensive for the amount of books I am going through.

Changed my profile to show our youngest grand daughter Megan and her Elliott. Meg's bridal shower is tomorrow. Very exciting time for all of us. The same wonderful friend gave Pam's baby shower before Megan was born, and is now giving Megan's wedding shower. What a dear friendship those two ladies have enjoyed over the years.

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Well, of course! Reading is what I do when I am "chilling" as folks like to say these days. Am enjoying rereading some of my favorites..but also have just downloaded my first offering to kindle on my IPad. I don't need to own every book I like! Finishing one right now (paperback) called Angel Sister by ann H. Gabhart. Have really enjoyed it and plan to find more of her books.

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Too hot, and your farm keeps you hopping. Both good reasons to back off a bit.

My downfall is reading. I can gobble up books at an alarming rate, and then nothing else gets proper attention.

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There are some guilds around here, but none are convenient for me. Most of my friends are not quilters, but some do various kinds of handwork...thus the "stitches" rather than a quilting theme. These days everyone is so busy, it is very difficult to plan get-togethers. i am glad you have a group to enjoy...and that Jolette has friends that gather at her home for quilting.

I just stumbled about the race to finish the scrap quilt for my great niece when I got so close to done..and able to mail it in time for Hubby to deliver it...and now it sits waiting for me. Not much left, so I need to step up and finish it.

I have one quilt top completed from a class (the one with the cow/pig fabric that I made the little quilt with) and two class projects in various stages. No classes for me until I catch up with all this. Have not been in the mood for quilting/sewing lately. Too hot, I suppose.

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Girl Friends Sew is mostly quilting activities, but some of the gals will bring knitting, or other handwork when they are in-between projects, or just don't want to lug their machines. I didn't take my machine this past Wednesday bc I wanted to concentrate on just cutting out my table runner. Joe will put the machine in my car, and the gals will tote it into and out of the classroom for me. They are very sweet.

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I hostessed a "Sisters in Stitches" gathering a while back (long while) and we had such a good time. We had friends doing a variety of handiwork...from quilt repair to knitting, crochet and cross stitch. Everyone brought something to share and we made it open house style...so friends could come or go as their schedule allowed. It was SO much fun. What was funny to me was that I had set up the front parlor (remember, I live in a very old house)....heated the room and set up chairs etc...but when my friends arrived, I couldn't get them beyond the much smaller room with the fireplace (our main heat source). It got HOT while everyone was here, but they seemed to prefer to be crammed together where the fire was. I keep wanting to do that again, but finding a day that is available has been a challenge...since we don't have central heat and don't have any AC...I have to do entertaining when the weather permits....not too hot, not too cold for my friends who live in normal houses. LOL

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I love those times when we mostly just visit and do our own things. We do a lot of handwork when we get together like binding and stuff like that.

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I spent the morning yesterday with my DIL Delores. We are taking a table runner class together in College Station next Monday. We had over an hour of preparation for the class to get through. We already had bought our eight different fabrics, but they all needed to be cut into squares and rectangles of precise sizes prior to the class. All is done. The table runner will be her first attempt with paper piecing. It is a beginner's class, so that is good.

Last night I attended our Girl Friend's Sew get-together with Delores and her teacher friends. I cut out the background for a turkey table runner. I also was able to cut out the two turkey bodies and 5 each of the nine feathers for the turkeys. That one I am doing on my own at the Girl Friend's Sew gathering. We each bring a project to work on and just cut, sew, and socialize. It's not a meeting and has no agenda. Several of the gals have started a block of the month quilt. One gal goes to the store and purchases the block kits before our time together. I am not doing that quilt bc I have a large quilt already in progress.

93 already here today. Granddaughter Megan and I had our nails done this morning. Her bridal shower is Sunday afternoon.

Be good to yourself and stay productive. Not always easy in this heat, but do your best.

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emoticon Have fun Asta, it does take some time to find all the stuff they have. I had trouble getting gas, couldn't find the release in the car, oh yes, and the dimmer on the headlight , I even took that into town to have them "fix" it, which wasn't broke at all. I still hit the windshield washer when trying to put the cruise control on it.

I appearantlly can't type or spell. lol Also hit things I don't want to do, blame me on my poor shoulder but some of it is from clumsy.

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Jo, we could use some of your rain. Temps in the 90s here...and humid.

Car and I are getting acquainted. Hubby is reading the manuals repeatedly...searching for what this does or what that does or how to do something else. lol One thing that is kind of funny is how ingrained the habit is to shift on the steering wheel..and this car has it "on the floor". I keep turning on the windshield wipers by accident. It will take time to change my ways!

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Enjoy your rain. We love getting any at all.

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I drove Joe's car this morning to have his normal maintenance done. I couldn't set the cruise control, and the seat was on an automatic placement. So many snarls to undo. Happy to get back to my own wheels.

My maintenance will be done Thursday. Sitting in the dealership twice in one week is not my idea of fun. They do have a great coffee machine that makes all kinds of treats, plus fresh donuts provided and fresh baked cookies. Bottled water with their logo is always available, too. So it's not all bad.

Today I worked on a new Word Search Book while I waited. The TV was a loud and overly dramatic law trial program. Yuck!! Certainly glad we don't watch that kind of stuff.

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emoticon We have had so much rain this summer, I feel like I live in the tropics. LOL

We did manage to get the wheat in and I think it did pretty well. The person who cuts ours hasn't told me yet how much we will get. Of course, just getting some wheat is from the Lord and I am rejoicing for the benefit. Imagine, I can't even eat my bountiful plate, LOL

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Just got home from finally picking up the new car. VERY different driving it home! It is going to take some getting used to for sure. What a process it all is to make this purchase! Whew. Glad it is done. emoticon

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Oh-h-h-h-h-h
New cars are so much fun.
Enjoy yours to the nth degree. How wonderful.

Glad you are well, and just busy. Always good to be busy.

The cool front is supposed to find us this week end too. Promises of highs that stay below 90F. Now that would be welcome.

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I'm here!!! emoticon

Always something going on. Tomorrow we take possession of a new car...am excited. I never dreamed they would have so much trouble finding our car...of course whatever I pick is always impossible to find! So different colors inside and out...but I am ok with that. We 'bought' the car last Thursday and have been eagerly expecting it every day!

We are having a week of perfect weather..cool nights, comfy days and low humidity!!! Loving it.
Am getting my 10000 steps in (including 10 or more flights of stairs) each day..and that makes me happy, too.

Greetings to everyone. emoticon Thanks for checking on me, Jean!

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Asta
Missing your chatter.
Hope all is well with you.

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Jolette
Me, too.
I gained three pounds on my trip, but have successfully removed two and and a half of those nasties. Now I intend to get the scale moving on downward.

Megan's bridal shower is August 10th, and her wedding is October 25th. My goal is 115 eventually, but not sure when I can get there. It's worthwhile to keep plugging, though.

I won't shoot lower than 115 bc when I hit 109 several years back, it did not look good on me. So a healthy weight is my goal.

Stay positive in thinking about what you CAN do. That's the best mind set.

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Good for you Jolette. You are more than half way to getting those nine off!!!! Thinking with a positive attitude will help you be much more successful!

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emoticon It sounds like you guys had a refreshing time. What a blessing you must have had, and got home safe and secure.
I am rejoicing because I gained some weight after my fall, I managed to get on the scale, and have lost about 5 lbs. of the nine I gained.
I have been complaining about what I CAN'T do, so now, I am thinking about what I CAN. DO. I don't want to be a whiner.
The wheat looks so good so I hope they will cut pretty quick.

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Jean, I didn't post that we were traveling...not here or on FB or elsewhere. Even though the kids are around, no point in advertizing that we are out of town. Would have loved to have met you in Lebanon...but we were in Evansville In (convention site)and Owensboro Ky. (motel) attending a three day convention. So, you didn't miss anything. emoticon

Craftman's fair sounds like fun. Nice that you got to at least romp through it! My in-laws took classes at Arrowmont years ago...we met them in Gatlinburg for a weekend together after their course was done. It was a rare trip w/o kids...and first time kids were old enough to not need a sitter!

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Thanks. I didn't remember you were traveling at the same time we were.

We had a great meal at Demos in Lebanon just a short distance from you. We were there Saturday around 4:00PM for a late lunch/early dinner. Certainly thought of you as we were so close. We'd spent over two hours in traffic trying to get away from Gatlinburg, so lunch was delayed, and became dinner, too.

Joe dropped me off at the Gatlinburg Convention Center for the Craftsmen's Fair. He just sat near the doors and waited an hour for me while I zipped through the booths downstairs. Saw lots of artsy offerings, and some demonstrations, but didn't part with any of my money.

I took a week long quilting class at the Arrowmont College of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg before we moved to Texas in 1981. So we drove around that campus while we were there. Beautiful memories.

Welcome home. Glad we're both home again safely.
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Just home from three day convention in Evansville In. We stayed in Owensboro KY. Over all, had a great time and feel spiritually FILLED UP! Unpacked also and laundry going.

Jean, glad you had a good trip and also are home safely.

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