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10/1/14 12:32 P

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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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10/1/14 11:19 A

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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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10/1/14 10:47 A

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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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“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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9/28/14 11:23 A

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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.

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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9/27/14 8:05 P

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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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9/27/14 7:46 P

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Very cute. I know you are kidding.

Jean from Texas
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it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
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9/27/14 12:13 P

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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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9/27/14 11:17 A

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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.

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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9/27/14 10:56 A

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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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9/27/14 10:43 A

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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.


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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9/25/14 7:48 P

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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.

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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9/25/14 2:07 P

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

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9/25/14 2:03 P

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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.

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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9/23/14 10:02 P

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The yarn doesn't care, but it is lovely that YOU care about others in need.
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9/23/14 9:40 P

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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.

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!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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9/23/14 9:38 P

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I love your heart, my friend!


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9/23/14 9:11 P

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

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9/23/14 3:35 P

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Chemo caps for adults?


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9/23/14 3:04 P

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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

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...
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. . . . Vivian Greene


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9/21/14 1:35 P

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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.

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...
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9/20/14 12:23 P

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You're welcome!!

Hugs for you!

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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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You are SO sweet to say that. Thanks for the kind words! emoticon

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9/19/14 9:54 P

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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.

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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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.

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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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.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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.

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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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82 baby quilts. Wow!! I guess they are for charity. What an astounding accomplishment. Congratulations!!
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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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