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10/18/14 2:02 P

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Backed off some steps while picking up calories. Not a good combination. emoticon

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10/17/14 4:28 P

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Wonderful day being needed and knowing what to do. Enjoyed every minute.

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10/17/14 10:43 A

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Teaching 7th grade English today.

Feels great to be in familiar territory.

Jean from Texas
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10/16/14 9:12 P

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Good for both of you. Sweet daughter, indeed! emoticon

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10/16/14 9:08 P

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Kiwi was very cooperative, so I got in 14,000 steps even though Pam decided not to swing by tonight to walk with me. Pam is a busy gal, and sometimes it just isn't convenient for her to walk after work. She got all her steps in today, so would only have come if I needed more.

Sweet daughter for sure.

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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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10/16/14 6:08 P

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Starting early is the key for sure. In St. Croix I was out the door within minutes of rising each morning and got about 5000 steps in by breakfast (at 7 a.m) each day. That made it much easier as the day warmed up. emoticon

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10/16/14 6:06 P

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Thanks. It's a real effort sometimes. This morning I headed to the mall before my American Sewing Guild meeting just so I could get some of my steps and flights in.

I need to back off and clean house. Grins. Like that will happen anytime soon.

Right now Kiwi needs his walk. I hope Pam comes over soon.

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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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10/16/14 5:37 P

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You really do amaze me with the amt. of walking you get in each day!


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10/16/14 5:26 P

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Me, too
I have 15 flights of stairs. So far I have 10,783 steps. If Pam comes by after work, I'll add to that in our mall walk. Kiwi needs a walk now and one at bedtime, so I'll add a bit more either way.

Tomorrow I teach 7th grade English, so the step count may fall way, way down. We'll see how things go. I am supposed to review the kiddos for their Short Story test.

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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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10/16/14 4:43 P

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DH does seem to be on the mend...more so as the day wears on. Hope both he and Joe continue to improve.

Sun still hasn't come out (3:40 pm) but I am getting my walking in....hiking up and down the driveway. One more circuit will get the bulk of it done. I have done 15 flights of stairs so far.

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10/16/14 4:19 P

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Great fun, affordable scarves and dyes, too. American Sewing Guild is good for me. I so appreciate being with gals who sew and create. I dyed three normal sized scarves and one extra large. So neat. They have to "dry" 48 hours before I can heat set the dyes.

Joe headed to bed as soon as I walked in the door. Guess he stayed up while I was gone- not sure. Still sniffling but seems happier today. Yeah!!

Take care.

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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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10/16/14 9:13 A

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He SAYS he feels better this morning..but he said that yesterday, too. Sounds awful. I take elderberry capsules every day..and so far, haven't had colds or flu...did have a few sniffles once or twice, but not SICK with it. Hope I can keep THAT going.

Your projects sound like fun. Glad you have those activites to enjoy.

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10/16/14 9:08 A

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Morning

I understand. Joe is still sniffling, but he is taking his medication and eating 3 meals a day. That's an improvement for sure. He spent most of the day in bed yesterday and went down for the night at 7pm when I left for my Girl Friend Sew gathering at the local quilt shop.

I have an American Sewing Guild meeting today We are dying ready made scarves that one of our gals orders in bulk. She orders special tissue paper in bulk on the internet that gives its dye to things. So it will be a fun adventure for me The scarves and tissue are inexpensive, so I plan to try a few different colors.

Hope Bruce can get better soon. Try to stay well yourself. I have avoided Joe's cold to this point.

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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10/15/14 4:39 P

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Not so sure this one is on the mend. Throat is not sore, but he sounds like he has an awful cold. We'll see.


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10/15/14 4:08 P

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Agreed. It's a guy thing for sure. Some males we know will go to the doctor for help with anything and everything. Just not my guy.

They're on the mend. That's what counts for both of them.

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

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it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
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10/15/14 1:37 P

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Sometimes I think it is just stubbornness....not wanting to take anything to help themselves! Last time it was a rash (we never did figure out the source) and he was miserable...finally I gave up trying to encourage him to detox, red light, take natural meds etc. I guess he finally got tired of feeling wretched...but by then, whatever he had was firmly entrenched. Once he began working on it...the rash cleared up...perhaps on its own, perhaps because we pushed it out...I don't know. His mood lightened very much which made him much easier to be around!

Today He feels better than yesterday, but is still very congested and still not feeling well. He IS taking lots of vitamin C, zinc, l-Lysine etc. Hope we can get through this without it getting worse. The red lighting helps.


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10/15/14 10:03 A

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Men!! Guys don't like to admit being sick. Do they think it's weakness? Just means they need intervention sometimes. Hope Bruce is on his feet again soon. Try to stay healthy.

Hugs.

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10/14/14 8:36 P

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I don't know the numbers, but I seem to remember that my father, once he had quadruple bypass before possibly having a heart attack, got working on getting healthy and had a very low heart rate. Hope Joe will last many more years...and you, too!!

My hubby seems to have developed cold and sore throat..he is blaming it on the plane travel. He didn't tell me yesterday or Sunday...so we didn't get a head start at getting this undercontrol quickly. Hope we can get it stopped. It is that time of year again when allergies, colds and flu are making the rounds. I don't need any of that stuff!!!



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10/14/14 8:28 P

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Joe's cold escalated again. He had breakfast and returned to bed. This time I made a doctor's appointment for him. I told him it has been long enough. He didn't want me to go along so I went grocery shopping instead. Doc listened to him. Checked him out. It is NOT pneumonia. Joe's on antibiotics now for ten days. Doc said Joe is the first person he's ever known to have such a low and erratic heart beat that is not on a pacemaker. Joe's cardiologist ruled against it. Heart Rate of 35 to 85 just is not normal. What's wrong with this picture? We know he does not black out, or faint, but such a low rate is not anywhere near acceptable in my mind.

Joe told the Doc that he and I have this running debate about who will go first. Doc said to have me check out the old folks' homes, all women, so Joe says, "You lose; I go first!" My DH uses that argument whenever I want him to do something healthy. He just declares, "I'm going first!!" Nut case.

Pam told me Joe confided in her that he doesn't know what he'd do without me. That's sweet, but I'd still like him to eat his fruits & veggies, take vitamins, and be more active. I simply cannot imagine my life without him in it. He teases the snot out of me, and makes life fun. We're a good team.

Take care. Appreciate the good folks you have as long as you have them. Be sure you tell them.

Maudlin! Sorry!


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

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10/12/14 12:15 P

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Welcome Home! Glad it was a break from routine.

Joe and I had a delightful breakfast this morning at cafe type. BUT when it was time to leave, I could not find my car key anywhere. Joe was truly disgusted. He decided to walk home to get his key, but I could not leave my beautiful car for someone else to drive off with my key, so I stayed. I asked the manager to please ask everyone if they had found my car key and returned to the parking lot to stand sentry over my car.

Guess what? The key was found before going through the dishwasher ON the tray that we used to collect our plates and utensils. So we actually were both at fault. Me, for not stopping immediately and putting it in my purse after paying for our meals at the cash register; and Joe for placing the tray in the pick up spot without seeing my key on it. Not sure how he could do that.

Such a disaster when we had planned a nice treat after church. Our kids gave Joe a birthday gift card to the restaurant, so it was fun to use it. At least until I couldn't find my key.

All is forgiven. All is peaceful once more.

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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10/12/14 10:35 A

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We're home and the DD, SIL and Andrew (5 yr old grandson) are headed on home now too. We got home just before 1 a.m. Will be TIRED today, Left the sunny Caribbean to come home to gray skies and a farm sodden from the storms that came through while we were gone.

We stayed at an all-inclusive resort on St. Croix...it keeps you tied to being THERE rather than encouraging you to go out and about. SIL rented the car so we were kind of entangled with their choices....and how much a five yr old could/would do. We did manage a morning of shopping in Christiansted, visits to my mother's/our former home, a full day at our country club beach...much nicer than at the resort. SIL had a scuba diving lesson. we did Whim Museum and greathouse, and a little bit of driving through the rain forest etc. It was a short/long week! We hit a pretty good stride by the end of the week.

The food was OK...but the menu had little daily variation...and the serving sizes were huge. It was difficult to eat lightly and make wise choices. Personally, I think it encourages a huge amount of waste.

Our week was pleasant. The resort was filling up with incoming folks just about the time we were wrapping things up...we were glad to have missed all that crowd. We are told that the season starts in two weeks and the resort will be at capacity until next spring. SO glad to have missed THAT!

Now we try to get rested and back onto a healthy eating and exercise routine. My Fitbit worked through the entire week though I had no way to connect it to my computer (which was at home). I was worried it wouldn't stay charged. I got over 10000 steps a day...partly be getting out early and walking 4-5000 steps along the beachfront of the bldgs or in the parking lot (one circuit = about 1000 steps. I wanted as much done as early as possible before the sun warmed everything up! Wish it were that easy and pleasant here! I guess having no schedule and no responsibilities does make it easier.

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10/11/14 8:02 A

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Welcome home!

Sweet little Bella went home yesterday afternoon. College son returned home yesterday to greet his parents from their vacation in Hawaii. We have the early airport run this morning to pick up the weary travelers. They flew overnight to come home. Bet they'll be blurry eyed cause they don't sleep on the plane.

Bella was so much fun to walk with. She races on the trail, so cute. I will miss her terribly, and return to mall walking I suppose. Kiwi is not that excited about 2-1/2 mile nature walks. Bella loved them and sat at the back door when I finished my shower to be sure I'd take her. Such a doll.

My weight took a hit from Joe's birthday celebration of chicken fajitas at Chili's and dessert at Culvers frozen custard. I can't resist salted caramel pumpkin concrete. It's just frozen custard with pumpkin and syrup, no milk added. Rich!! Oh, dear. I ate half on his birthday, and finished it yesterday. Bad! Bad!! A big splurge, but I'm over it now. I can wait until Autumn 2015 to hit that stuff again, but I do enjoy it.

I have pumpkin spice coffee K-cups for my Keurig and pumpkin spice non-dairy creamer for my morning coffee for this autumn season. Yummy!!

Take care. Enjoy your splurges, but work them off again before they settle in.

Sending huge hugs

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10/10/14 1:27 P

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Aw-w-w-w-w-w Sorry your fun has to end. So glad you could go, though.

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10/10/14 12:18 P

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Heading home tomorrow from our tropical (almost) paradise.

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Today was Joe's 80th birthday. He still has his terrible cold. He drove me to the cancer center in downtown Houston so I could donate the 10 chemo caps this morning. We stopped on the way back and I bought pink yarn to knit and felt a purse for the MaryKay gal I met with this week.

Tonight we had birthday dinner with Pam and Megan, and then went by Culver's for dessert. All yummy! A busy full day for him.

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10/6/14 8:19 P

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Thanks.

Our granddaughter Megan came over after work. The dogs were restless, so we returned to the nature trail. Sun was shining and we had a great walk. Then daughter Pam came over after her work, and the three of us went to the mall to walk. Such fun. I'm over 20,000 steps for the day. I did take a nap this afternoon before Megan came over. Hopefully I'll keep Joe's cold at bay.

All is well.

Jean from Texas
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"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
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Hope the drenching does not make you susceptible to Joe's cold. Get well, Joe!

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The two fur balls and I got soaked on the nature trail this morning. Sky darkened, wind blew huge branches across the trail, and the rain came in sheets. So often the rain scoots around us, so the first drizzles didn't faze me. When we were returning from our furthest point, things really picked up. There was no way to outrun the fury, so we just kept trudging along. We're toweled off, and my outfit is warm from the dryer. No need to chill the clothes this time. The temperatures dropped 10 degrees on us. I was chilled. Now I've had warm soup and hot decaf tea.

Joe is doing better, but still not himself. Hopefully this rain experience will not allow me to succumb to his nasty cold. Jeepers.

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Afternoon
Kiwi refused to come out of hiding for a second walk this morning, so I took Bella without him. We had a lovely walk on the nature trail. With the cooler temperatures, the trail was lively with walkers, bikers, scooters, strollers and joggers. A very friendly place to exercise on a Saturday morning.
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tummy surplus doesn't show when we have clothing on...at least not much when we are close to goal.

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Walking is still good.

Garage door is fixend. Technician replaced broken door spring, and snapped cable. All is well.

Our temperatures dipped back into the 70's overnight. Cool and energizing.

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Thanks!

In my dreams, my tummy would magically disappear with the pounds. Of course that didn't happen, but I am still pleased.

To keep my momentum going, I took the dogs out for a 2-1/2 mile walk on the nature trail. So I now have 3.35 miles today.

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LOVE your announcement...though can't in MY wildest dreams see you needing to scoot down those few more pounds. You look TERRIFIC to me!!

Your breakdowns have been dramatic! Things often happen in threes (no I am not superstitious) so be on the look out. Glad the cars are only trapped and not damaged in the latest upset!


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Yesterday the spring and the cable in our garage door opener broke. Both cars are trapped inside the garage. The company we use is short handed bc one of its employees broke his leg recently and cannot go on calls. So tomorrow we'll be free again, but not today. Not early tomorrow either bc we'll get a call between 8AM & 10AM for the mechanic to give us a two hour window of when he can come. It's not an emergency, so we opted not to pay for an emergency appointment.

Last week our garbage disposal broke spraying water all underneath the sink. Thankfully this past weekend Pam's friend could come out and replace that. Now the garage door makes Two inconveniences close together.

I have a wonderful announcement! I managed to break 120 pounds finally. I have not been below 120 in several years. My extreme walking has paid off. I am beyond thrilled. Oh I still have a tummy, and sagging parts, but the weight is going in the right direction. My goal is 115 - - - so 4-1/2 pounds more to reach goal.
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. . . . Vivian Greene


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Your farm is an oasis of wonderfulness. So grateful we could visit in person. Harvest is essential for productivity, but I guess it can be annoying when you have to listen to the drone of machinery hour after hour. Hope you got your Bible Study ready on time to share.

Our sermon today was on the Peace Christians are to bring into their world like Christ. We read in Matthew about Jesus calming the storm in the boat with his disciples. Then going ashore to confront the two demon possessed men whose demons recognized the Son of God and begged to be allowed to enter the herd of pigs. (Of course the pigs dove down the cliff into the water and their ultimate deaths.) The Peace He brought to two such troubled situations is the calm love we need to confront relationships and situations in our lives. Good message.

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The gang went to family day..lines longer than they used to be, Kaleb was astounded that they didn't have to PAY for the rides (he goes to the county fair every year). All three kids were out cold when they got back here...so tired!

I've got my steps and my stairs done for today...still have to finish study of Bible lesson for tomorrow (I am almost half way through) "You will be Witnesses of Me"

Still no rain here...things are really, really dry. Nice for whatever is being harvested up the road, though I am so tired of the drone of the machinery. My country farm is now in the middle of suburbia (traffic and people and lots of houses) with only small areas still devoted to farming...we have cattle and chickens...there are crops in some fields near us. Sounds like perhaps the tractor is going home for the night...it is dark out but they CAN work with lights. I hope not tonight!!!

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Very cute. I know you are kidding.

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At six am. I would have loved to use a spray bottle on them. (just kidding).
Looks like Aunt Amanda and Uncle Ted are going to try to take the two extras as part of their family to the Family Day activities. They loved the factory tour. They are all going to roast in the sunshine..beautiful day but HOT in the sun. Andrew chose to stay with his cousins...if they can't go with him, he doesn't want to go. Both of the cousins WANT to go..so they are all going. Otherwise, they would have played the day away here on the farm...also OK so long as parents are keeping things under control. They can do the farm any time, though...Family Day is only once a year.


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Terrific!
I hope your weather is gorgeous, and your time fabulous. Very exciting.

Perhaps your grandkids were noisier than this one little yapper. I went upstairs and got my spray bottle for her. Not sure DIL ever used such a thing, but the dog quieted down. Amazing. That's good.

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Early start for you folks!

We had daughter and son-in-law decide to come spend the night before going to Nissan Family day (expected an early start today and we live closer). Everyone was up till late last night...5 yr old Andrew so excited to be with his cousins (who live next door to me). They invited him to camp out in the tent in the backyard. I thought they would never go to sleep! Then this morning when I went out at six to open the chicken coop I hear: "HI NANA!" in the dark! They were making so much noise they were told they couldn't come in next door..so all three trooped over here to set up Legos in my family room..and of course, it got noisy fast! It has been a wild morning. Papa and Daddy took the three kids (ages 5,7 and 13) for the tour of the Nissan factory. It is wonderful to have some quiet, much as I love them all. Daughter and DIL are doing essential oil and Bars Treatment on DIL...that is good, too. My morning plans are turned upside down, but in a good way.

This time next week, we will be landing in Miami prior to connecting flight to St. Croix, USVI. THAT will be an early morning start, too.
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Morning
At 6:30AM we picked up our son and DIL and drove them to the airport, then returned to their house and picked up her dog, Bella. So Bella is here with us now for two weeks while they vacation in Hawaii. She certainly is a yappy dog. Goodness! Hope she settles down.

We are without sunshine, so perhaps we'll get a drop or two of rain, too.


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Thanks.

I found the white plastic part I needed to finish the pale blue eyeglass holder necklace at Hobby Lobby and finished it this afternoon. It's been on my "to-to" list for months. Good to cross it off.

I just opened my lesson plans for tomorrow. Looks like a fun day with the music students. I have to take 3rd graders to the elementary school lunch room which means I have to eat there, too. The 25 minute lunch break doesn't really give me enough time to walk across campus for the Upper School cafeteria. Small sacrifice. Both lunch offerings are adequate, but I love the salad bar in the Upper School.

All is well here. Well, Joe has a bad cold, but other than that, we're doing great.

Have a great day yourself.

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Sounds like doggie adventures ahead! Love hearing what you are up to.

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Got a pale blue eyeglass holder necklace put together yesterday only to find I didn't have the findings to finish it. So today I shopped both Michael's, and Hobby Lobby looking for the white plastic do-thingy that grips the glasses. Hobby Lobby had them, so the search is over, and I can finish off the job.

I'm knitting a black chemo cap, and a brown one. Black is so difficult for me to see, it can only be done here at home in good light. The brown one I can take to school tomorrow to play with if I have a period without students. I'll take my iPad, too, in case I get bored without kiddos. Not likely to happen my first day back.

I get my DIL's little Brussels Griffin year old dog Saturday for 14 days while they visit Hawaii. They came over last night with a BOX of food and treats, a BOX of toys, her Day bed, a spare leash, and special dishes. Oh, wow! Can you say high maintenance? After we drop them at the airport, we'll return to their home to pick up the dog, her leash, her sleep cage with bedding, her travel cage, more toys, and more snacks. She's a cute dog, and barks in your face to get attention. You have to figure out what she "needs" by process of elimination. Joe told DIL she may have a "different tempered" dog when they return for her. Tee-hee-hee.

I have nine and a half substituting days scheduled between now and March 3rd. Pleased about that. Perhaps more will come once I show up in the building and the teachers realize I am still on the approved list. emoticon

I need to lay everything out tonight before I go to bed, so I can get my head on straight so early in the morning.

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The yarn doesn't care, but it is lovely that YOU care about others in need.
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Thanks.

The yarn is not doing anyone any good sitting upstairs in my yarn stash. So now it's going somewhere to be appreciated.

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I love your heart, my friend!


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Yes


It's "The 'No-Hair-Day' Hairy Chemo Cap

Head Huggers:Knit Pattern: 10
Knit head hugger
designed by: Sue W. Thompson

I use Lion Brand Yarn
"Fun Fair" Takes one or two skeins
Availble at discount yarn stores like Michaels, WalMart, Hobby Lobby.

I stocked up when we had the Saturday Market, and then forgot about the yarn. I am using it up now to knit the caps. I plan to give them to the local cancer center. www.headhuggers.org/patterns/kpatt10
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Chemo caps for adults?


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Finishing a knit chemo cap in silver/grey.

Asta
I do wish we lived close enough for play dates. I would love those. My Girl Friend Sew group is so good for me. Truly helps to be with others who enjoy quilting and creating.

Jolette
I know you love your quilting friends, too

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I posted the flannel Halloween Table runner (top) on our wall. I used a 1/4 strip of golden yellow to brighten it up a tad. I plan to quilt with golden yellow machine embroidery thread, and perhaps even hand embroider "Happy Halloween" on the brown banner at the top of the runner with golden yellow embroidery floss.

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You're welcome!!

Hugs for you!

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Of course I meant you.

Repairing your daughter's clothing
Keeping your daughter's furnishings so she can paint.

Those two things alone make you a terrific Mom.

We both know you're the best.

I'm sure they appreciate all you do.

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Who? Me? Thanks for your kind words *if you mean me). I try. emoticon

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I did the machine blanket stitching around all the black flannel pieces on the special blocks. I still have to blanket stitch around the owl after I change threads.

I have sewn the blocks together in sections. I think I am going to brighten the runner up by hand embroidering "Happy Halloween" in one 20-1/2" x 4-1/2" piece in golden yellow. The runner is rather dreary so far in rust, black, drab green, and brown hues. The owl has huge white eyes. Joe suggested a thin 1/2" white strip to surround the runner before the final binding piece. I'm still puzzling out what I want. If I embroider with golden yellow, then perhaps a thin strip of golden yellow would make sense next to the binding.
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I read EVERY post..but don't always have something to add to the conversation. Have not done any quilting since I worked on the binding of the messed up kid quilt...still have that last side to finish. Still have other works in progress so I really DO need to get going. Did some hand work repairing clothing items for my daughter just recently. emoticon

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Welcome back! Concerned that you were AWOL, Glad all is well.

Now I have finished all four blocks, and am working around them to put the runner together.

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How is it that I haven't posted in days? Sorry! emoticon to everyone!

BEAUTIFUL day today. We moved a second load of our daughter's belongings back to her house...she FINALLY is getting to the painting she wants done. I am afraid she won't ever take her stuff home and it is a huge project if done all at once. Last Sat. I emailed asking about her progress (none at that point) and told her she could get the job done if she would just break it into smaller jobs. She did finally get going, but of course, NOT as Mom suggested. Now all the walls have been rollered..but she has ALL the cutting in to do around ALL the edges. We moved her washer home Wed. ..much needed...and today took the dryer (not as urgent) but couldn't hook it up since the vent hoses were missing. Still, every van load is more stuff out of MY house. I can't get MY house in order till her stuff goes home. So, now it is, a little at a time...and hopefully that will push HER to get going on HER jobs. It will soon be impossible to put more stuff in the spaces not actively being painted! I am glad that there is not much really heavy stuff...that can go in one trip (I think) once she gets her living room painted.

After the moving trip, we went to the local Farmer's Market. First time for DH...only my second visit. Bought local honey, goat cheese and gorgeous large tomatoes (our tomato plant are done.) It was a very nice stop...and I hope we will go again. Requirement is that everything sold MUST be locally grown/produced. I like that!

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I have an owl quilt block, a jack o'lantern block and a Frankenstein block put together. They are heat bonded, but will need to be stitched around the edges of the appliqués. A little progress every day. I need one more appliquéd block before I add other pieces around the four to create a flannel table runner.

Knitting chemo caps now to use up twelve skeins of faux fur yarns. Bought them when we were running a Saturday market a couple of years ago. Forgot all about the yarn.

Hope your rain was constructive. Ours has been good so far.

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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.

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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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Hand knit fringed white shawl is complete. Started September 1st, and finished today.
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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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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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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.

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

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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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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.

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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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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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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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it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
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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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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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

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

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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