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3/27/17 8:06 A

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You are doing all the right things to take care of yourself. It is not just the genes! Hope I am, too.

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3/27/17 7:52 A

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I have an aunt that is just three years older than me. Joe has two uncles and one aunt that are in their mid-90's. Longevity runs in his family but not mine.

Enjoy your visit.

Off to teach English.

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3/26/17 8:26 P

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My MIL is the crafts QUEEN...but we are interested in different things. These days, her daughter owns/runs an online quilt fabric business. Granddaughter, Mandi, has become a master quilter. The family now runs a quilter's lodge as well...but Meemaw has been involved with the business side. I don't know that she quilts at all. Guess we shall see. She loves beading and other things. She has the funds to invest in whatever she wants to dive into!!

My Mom died in 2004. Dad in 1992. I have a step mother (Bess) ...and Meemaw(Corinne) is also a stepmother...Bruce's Dad died Oct 1st of last yr at age 90. All the biological parents are now gone. These two ladies have known one another for years and are only a yr apart in age.(81 and 80) I do have some aunts and uncles still as does my hubby. I have just turned 66...and hubby will be 66 until October.

Meemaw's visit with us will be pretty short...and she wants to see three grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and visit with Bess. Time will be busy I am sure! She does love to shop...but I wouldn't even know where to go!! Guess we will wait to see.

Can't believe we are entering the last week in March! Yikes..time flies by when we stay busy!

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3/26/17 4:01 P

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Lucky you still have an elder relative. Our Moms and Dads are gone, sadly. But YOU are not 80 yet, so love 'em up while you can. Today would've been Joe's Mom's birthday. We sure miss her. Such talented lady. She taught me the crafts I know, and got me started.

I hope your MIL likes crafts so you'll have an excuse to shop and do stuff together. Course if she's a gardner, you'll have fun outdoors. Either way. Enjoy her visit.

My embroidering DIL is on the way and she'll play with our new machine a while this afternoon.

Hugs for you.

Jean from Texas
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I am 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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3/26/17 9:29 A

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Well done on the slacks, the monogram and the lunch bag project. I love that kind of bag. Still using the first one I ever saw..bought it in Lowe's. I can get lunch and a drink for both of us into one..carrying the non perishable stuff separately.

We are back to daily highs in the 70s...all the up coming week! Will be good for walking if I can manage to avoid the occasionally expected thunderstorm stuff. So far, so good. Still need to work on taxes..it is progressing slowly. I am good at procrastinating but really do need to finish and file. Only one more week of March!

MIL is planning a visit in early June. Now need to start figuring out what she wants to do while here and how to arrange it.

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3/25/17 10:45 P

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I hit my goal of steps, too.

I bought new black slacks on sale at Macy's (friends and family day). Ended up the $54.99 slacks on the discount rack were $23.80 with tax. Nice. They weren't petite, so I had to shorten them. My serger had white thread, so I had to re-thread it with black. My brain sure was foggy on that chore. I got the book out and figured it out finally. The slacks look professionally altered, of course. My one black pair is a 6, and I still cannot get into them - bought an 8. My criteria was front pockets deep enough to "hide" a phone. So I don't have to remove it to use the facilities. I leave it in the bathroom too often at home. Can't risk that away from home.

My other sewing room accomplishment was to machine embroider a white "JF" on red fabric and hand sew that on my lunch bag. I use a lunch bag for craft circle. Mine has the bottom and sides that freeze to keep drinks and such cold. That's why I had to hand sew the monogram onto the bag. Can't risk anything sharp getting through the lining.

Hugs for you.

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

I am 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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3/25/17 3:35 P

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Warm and windy here today. Storms headed our way tonight. Got started walking early and was half done (6000+ steps) by 7 am. I am nearly done now.

Now working...again...on taxes. Seems to be going smoothly..but I sure will be relieved when it is done and filed. Have used TurboTax for a number of years now. So far, so good.

Can't think whatever else might be of interest. Much love to you!

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3/25/17 9:27 A

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Me,too. I'd love to walk with you. I walk solo in the mall, but wave and say hi to friends as I go. I don't really "know" them, but we see each other often walking the mall. Sometimes we stop and chat a bit, but we all walk at different paces, and so we don't team up and walk together.

I seldom ave our house to myself either bc I go wherever Joe goes most of the time. He is alone when I teach or am at craft circle or quilting meetings. I like the empty house, but only bc I know he'll return.

Have a good weekend.

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

I am 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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3/24/17 1:25 P

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My hair simply does NOT like to curl...not even if I make the mistake (again) of getting a perm. I am trying to decide whether to cut it...and if I do..how short.

Good job on the steps. I am at 6700+ and about to head out to walk more. Did a bunch of brush trimming earlier today..hope I don't get blisters. I was stupid and didn't give a thought to wearing gloves!

Hubby had things to tackle in town today so left around 9 am...his MRI on his knee is scheduled for 1:30. I haven't had the house to myself like this in a long time! Am trying to be productive! Just did a sewing repair on my painter's belt (or is it carpenter's?) with the pockets...when it is too warm to wear my sweatshirt with pockets but I don't have pockets in my pants...I am wearing this ugly belt with pockets to hold my phone, tissue, fitbit and Sansa while I walk. It is ugly, but practical...for now. My shorts have pockets, so this is just temporary.

Weather here is warm and windy. OK by me!! emoticon Wish we could walk together! emoticon

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3/24/17 12:22 P

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My hair has reached the length where it doesn't just curl around the brush wet. So I'm using curlers for now. Joe makes fun of me with curlers in my hair but it turns out nice. Just takes about 30 minutes. I don't like the time used up, but I'm pleased with the results.

Good weather again today. I have 8700 steps already, so I'm doing good so far.

Thanks for the encouragement.

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

I am 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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3/23/17 4:46 P

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Thanks! I feel the same!!


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3/23/17 12:31 P

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You already are a happy person. I am pleased to be your friend.

Jean from Texas
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3/23/17 8:09 A

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Love your joy in all you do! Hope I can be like you in that respect!!!

Sun just came up. Hubby is going to Dr this morning..finally...to see if they can figure out what is wrong with his knee...and decide what to do about it. May be a torn meniscus (spelling?) I need to go get dressed and rolling!!

Hope your day is lovely.



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3/22/17 9:20 P

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Joe sent our tax forms filled out to my brother who's a retired CPA. He'll look them over and possibly file them electronically for us. Worth every penny. He's on top of all the nuances of doing things right. I just sign off. Works for me.

Glad you can handle yours. If I ever have to do it myself, I'm sure my youngest son can do mine. He does his own, too. Daughter pays a gal to do hers.

Made at least one little project each day on the new machine. I am getting comfortable with it. DIL Delores plans to come over here and play with it Saturday. She put the patterns from CD's onto jump drives so we'll have even more stuff to experiment with before our class. The more we know, the more we can learn in class bc the little stuff will already make sense.

I got a new sub request today, so now I have three lined up. Makes me happy.

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

I am 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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3/22/17 1:55 P

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Oh no...Fitbit fell off? I have a ribbon threaded through the clip..and then pin it to my clothing. Having been through lost/found several times and lost/gone altogether...I really try hard to be sure it is well anchored! Glad you didn't lose yours today!!

Took Daughter and grandson to airport...we left just before 3 am! Had just under 6 hrs of sleep, but was able to catch more later. Am behind on steps but will be able to get caught up. Weather is nice. Have been working on taxes this morning. Seems like no matter what I do, always have some document that didn't arrive when it was supposed to! Frustrating for sure.

Glad you are enjoying your groups...and having fun with new friends and more projects! emoticon


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3/22/17 1:39 P

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Yes, I love the closer connections I am making with talented new ladies. Well, I've sort of known them before, but only at a distance. This is so lovely.

I bought an insulated lunch bag today at Walmart. I know I could have made one, but it wouldn't have had the plastic lining. I always carry a cold drink to craft circle, so the lining is important to me. I have yogurt or a salad with goldfish plus a drink - - Either V8 or water. I like both.

Changed to white walking shoes today, and removed my Fitbit from the black pair and put it on the counter where it stayed for a while. Oh well. I found it before my mall walk so all is well.

Have another productive day. Me, too.

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

I am 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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3/21/17 7:33 P

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How lovely to make such a lovely new friend.

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3/21/17 5:56 P

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Craft circle was fun and worthwhile. A friend from American Sewing Guild sat next to me and we chatted about embroidery machines. She has two and does fantastic work with hers. She gave me encouragement about my learning process. She's had one for 15 years and a second one for year and years, too. She has an embroidery organization program that cost her $2,000 and tracks all of her patterns and their modifications. She's way way way beyond anything I aspire to be. I admire her and her dedication to God. She's an all around decent human being who happens to be extremely talented. She created her daughter's wedding gown that was an absolute show stopper. Wow!

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

I am 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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3/21/17 9:07 A

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Son finally had to rent a bulldozer to move the trailer. I watched the beginning efforts are figured it would take ages. It was all done in less than an hour. He then used the bulldozer for some other ;jobs since it won't be picked up until this morning. I had a lasagna in the freezer, so we baked that and served dinner when they finally got up here...by then it was raining. glad the moving of the trailer was done. Storms expected this afternoon (got me out walking early..half done by 7 am). Anyway, now the builders can get going on digging the footings etc...only hold up will be getting the temp. electric hooked up. Adam and family can still live in the trailer where it is until the house is done.

Loving the milder temps..it was cold midweek last week. The kids picnicked in the yard, went in the hot tub...which is not currently heated! Everyone was romping and just having a grand time. I guess all the physical stuff..running, climbing, jumping on the trampoline..warmed the kids up enough to get in the cold water!

Daughter made (with out a recipe!) a chickpea meal...Indian origin for our lunch yesterday. It was very good and she says is extremely healthy for us. Guess I need to learn that one since I now have the spices to make it!

I continue to walk, walk, walk...if nothing else, I hope it helps me stay healthy.

Glad you are having fun with the embroidery machine. I love embroidery on clothing. Daughter and I were looking at catalogs that arrived yesterday...she said she wants to clear out her work area and get back to sewing again. Not very experienced, but good at adapting...and hard to fit with store bought sizes..she needs an extra inch and a half in the bodice length..slim and tall. Clothing I like is getting ridiculously expensive.


ALWAYS happy to chat with you here, Jean. emoticon


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3/21/17 2:59 A

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Oh, my. The trauma of moving when things don't go together as we hope. Wishing for smooth sailing for them.

I'm spending time with the embroidery machine while it's here. So far I've watched the tutorials, read the manual, and made a bookmark and another mason jar wrap. Setting the machine up and turning it loose is fascinating. Not figuring things out quickly can be frustrating a bit for me, but I'm happily learning as I go.

It's going to be a much more of a chore to move it between houses than we anticipated. The size and weight of the components. plus all the supplies will be challenging. I'm keeping everything together here, so we don't forget any essentials when it's time to move it. We have a formal lesson on the machine April 11th, but I am digging in on my own ahead of time. Delores is coming over this weekend to play with it a bit.

She babysits her 11 month old grandson two days a week. Emmett is just starting day care so daughter Tara can find full time employment. Delores told Tara that it's getting too difficult for grandma to keep up with her darling little guy. Daughter lives 3 hours away, so Delores has to stay overnight when she goes there, too. Emmett is our first Texas great grand child.

Spring break is over here.

Jean from Texas
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I am 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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3/20/17 8:31 A

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It HAS been a busy time of late! Sorry about the forgotten Fitbit, but congrats on getting the steps in anyway. I have done the same and it is frustrating.

We have been busy with Daughter and grandson (7 1/2) here. We have had each of Amanda's brothers and their family here for dinner. Andrew has LOVED romping with his cousins, getting to drive a 4 wheeler, backhoe and tractor. We have been to meet friends for a kids romp with friends from the congregation Amanda was in before she moved. On Saturday we were invited to dinner with other friends from former congregation..what a lovely group THAT was. So enjoyed it.

Husband gave the public talk in another congregation yesterday. He declined hospitality...but our family went to dinner. Since mtg was earlier that our cong. We got home and it was still light...time to get outside and play/work a bit more. Son next door is trying to move his trailer out of the way so they can begin building a house on the same spot. Ran into some snags ...finally had big enough truck to move the trailer, but truck was too big to navigate the space. What a huge job. Family ended up in motel last night since water and sewage had been disconnected. Hope they have success today.

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3/19/17 10:42 P

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Busy week, and lots of activity for the most part. Some low days.

Forgot to put my Fitbit on this morning under my dress clothes for church, and the dogs two early walks. Missed a few hundred steps at least. Still got over 12,000.

Jean from Texas
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I am 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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3/14/17 3:01 P

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I am still working on cleaning ...daughter and grandson coming tomorrow. Too cold to put them in the guest room where they have to go through cold house to get to bathroom...so trying to get set up in sewing room etc. instead. Some of that area is still pretty full of stuff that doesn't know where to go...and dust.

I also need to WALK and I am not looking forward to that cold wind out there. Temp was 33 all morning.

Much love to you. Glad you are having fun with the craft ladies!

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3/14/17 8:38 A

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I just love a clean house, but let things go when I'm busy with sewing and knitting. It was good to catch up again. I don't run the vacuum with Joe in the room either. He was gone until lunch with the car so I was able to get lots done.

Today I spend the day with my church's Craft Circle friends. Over a hundred of us will gather and make things to donate. It's a lively bunch of talented ladies. I am honored to be welcomed.

I will be working on fabric boxes. I took a class a year ago, and will be putting a few more together.

We're chilly here again. 45 right now only climbing to 69. For deep Texas, that is brr-r-r-r.

Have a lovely day. Spring Break here for the school systems.

Jean from Texas
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I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

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3/13/17 8:17 P

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Didn't do as well on cleaning as you...hard to run the vacuum when someone is watching TV and it is raining outside, so no hope of him being out and about! Did meet walking and stair goals with plenty to spare. I did get some of the cleaning stuff done, but not near as much as I would have liked. Oh well, that's that.

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Met my step goal easily. House is clean, and all is well here.

Jean from Texas
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I am 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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3/13/17 10:53 A

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good for you, Jean. Keep going. I am trying to beat the incoming rain. Have 7100+ steps done by 9:20. Heading back out in a minute...it is kind of chilly for sure. Skies were totally clear at 6 am. Now totally overcast. Would rather be doing other stuff, but might as well finish this out asap. It certainly won't be an outdoor afternoon so my indoor activities can wait.

Hope the rest of your day goes well.


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I did walk the mall Saturday, but with such a full day, the steps just kept adding up. Sweet surprise.

Today may be a low count. It's downright chilly out. Joe has taken our one car in for a nail in the tire. Discount tire is such a dream about removing nails from tires for free. With that taken care of he's now at the dealership for some quirks that need to be addressed.

Our side mirrors have warning signals that tell us when a car is approaching in the next lane so we don't switch lanes. It was working fine until we took it in for something different. All these technical additions can go haywire from time to time. Not a big deal.

I'm cleaning, shaking out throw rugs and just staying active. I want to sort fabric in my sewing room again. Since we moved furniture around in there, I need to make some adjustments.

I may walk when he gets back.

Hugs for you.

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I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

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3/12/17 3:26 P

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I LOVE when my daily activities rack up the steps and I don't have to trek up the road over and over to reach my goals! Yea for YOU!

Am just about done with steps for today...it is pretty nice out albeit chilly. Tomorrow they predict 100% chance of rain...hope it is not 100% of the day! At least it won't be ice or snow.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend! emoticon


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Thanks. I'll try Amazon for that cable.

I got over 18,000 steps yesterday from cleaning and sorting my sewing room, plus all the other running around we did. That will even out for the two embroidery class days when I fell so far below my 10,000 daily goal.

Jean from Texas
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Oh my...what an adventure to take on with the embroidery. Hope you have fun with it. Did you check Amazon for that cable? Hope you find what you need.

Congrats on the sewing room efforts. I have been picking at mine.

We had snow yesterday....not predicted for the morning. Was gone by afternoon. We were expecting snow overnight but the sky was clear and beautiful! Snow further south. Today will be cool/chilly...but beautiful so will enjoy walking I hope.

Greetings to everyone!

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Busy productive day today.
Took my Bernina in for maintenance and repair. Metal on metal sound does not make me happy. I have my Singer Featherweight for back up, so I'll survive. I cleaned, vacuumed and rearranged my sewing room. Huge undertaking, but much more productive.

DIL Delores and I went together and purchased a Bernina 700 embroidery machine. It will travel between our two houses. The classes were informative and challenging. We got nine CD's of embroidery designs and projects, and will continue to get new designs and projects on flash drives all year long. No need for computer interchange bc the 700 has a USB port. Wide 10" throat for big designs, multiple hoops, and can stitch out motifs for quilting. Machine will be picked up later this month. We'll copy our CD's to Flashdrives. There are lots of free designs on the OES website to download, too.

My Bernina180 has a nine pin interchange for the computer, but I haven't found a nine pin cable with a USB port connector. I still hope to find one for the single design I purchased years ago. That one may need constant attendance, though. The new ones have a button to push, and it goes by itself. Amazing.

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3/10/17 10:20 A

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That is a magnificent tablecloth...what a lot of handwork went into that one. Now with the biding it will be better protected.


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so glad you are having fun.

I met a friend for a daytime outing yesterday. She is recently retired so is finally available to DO stuff. We were friends when our kids were in elementary school..have known each other for years, but have not been in the same congregations of social circles for a long time. We drove out to Woodbury TN and did all the antique shops around the Square We also stumbled on a quilt shop!! Rose says she likes quilts and did some self taught project yrs ago. I hope she will renew her interest. We had beautiful weather and had such a very nice time. I had to hustle when I got home though...still had a lot of steps to do..but they all got done before sunset. This morning I got started early...cold air coming for the morning so I got more than half my walking done before the chill began. They are predicting SNOW for us tomorrow...it was 73 yesterday!

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Exciting, informative day at the embroidery workshop. Oh, my! So much to learn in such a short 2 days. Great projects I'll post after today. Lots of fun. Loved every minute.

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I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

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Here's the embroidered tablecloth I bound and quilted this weekend for the 97 year old mother.

Jean from Texas
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I am 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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Mild weather here again today, though not nearly as sunshiney as yesterday. I started walking early...always a good policy for me. Saw neighbors out working on something and they just looked like they needed help. Came home and told husband and he sent me back to ask. Arrived with backhoe shortly after I got there. The guys did whatever it was that needed doing..they HAD needed help. Then we sat and chatted/visited for quite a while. SO glad I stared walking early. Still have more to do, but not much. We just had lunch, I need to finish walking, shower and wash hair and be ready for mtg. early as we plan a nursing home visit to a friend before the mtg.

Hope you enjoy the process of finishing the quilt. I have not been sewing, but AM getting the area cleaned up some. Wish I had more time to just dive in.

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I decided to put in batting and am in the processor quilting it. The 97 year old wanted it as a quilt, so that's what I'm doing. Going well so far. Lots of work, but I'm impressed with such an elderly person doing what she did.

Raining here, and chilly

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I am 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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That will be an interesting project. You couldn't do the backing like a pillow and then turn it rightside out and finish stitching the opening by hand? Then a good press and it would be done. No binding needed. Of course, I am offering this suggestion without having seen the project you are getting into!


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We have cooler weather today. The rain forecast never found us.

School was lovely as always.

Teaching again Monday.

The HR gal at school asked me to back a table cloth her 97 year old mother embroidered. She bought the muslin backing. So I plan to iron it, and then pin the two pieces of fabric together before stitching them with my walking foot. I don't plan on charging much, but since I have to purchase binding for the project, I'll let her pay for that at least. I'll see what kind of a job it turns out to be.

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I am 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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I DID get the pic of the quilt...didn't know who it was from when it first arrived! Thanks for sharing it with me! Still learning to use my iPhone..even after 5 months.

Yesterday there was wild weather predicted so I got up and out walking EARLY...had half my steps done before 7 am. Then the storms hit. It was fast and furious. At least 3 confirmed tornadoes in this area...one just missed us. then it rained much of the morning. Cleared off and I got my walking done in beautiful afternoon weather. What really puzzled me, though, is that Fitbit was of the opinion that I did 97 flights of stairs yesterday!!! Not sure if I actually even did ten...and I climbed NO hills. This morning, I have climbed ONE flight of stairs, but Fitbit didn't count it. It is bizarre. Weather is chilly bot GORGEOUS this morning and I will enjoy getting out to walk a bit later.

Hope everyone is doing well. March Greetings!

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It's right side up in the profile.

Edited by: YIDDLE at: 3/1/2017 (20:41)
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I am 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!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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This is the photo that will appear on the Quilter's Crossing Facebook and website for folks to vote on my project after April 15th. I'll remind you so you can vote for me to win the viewer's award. Don't know how to turn it around.

I took my finished quilt to school today and showed it around. Very positive comments. Nice.

Edited by: YIDDLE at: 3/1/2017 (20:35)
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Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

I am 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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Isn't it nice to know you haven't really lost your mind..or the key you were looking for! Yea!


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Color me happy. The key was in my bag all along, just under a napkin. I went through that bag four times, and didn't find it.

So relieved.

Grins

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I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

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We'll meet our goals with perseverance. Sure takes a ton of dedication and striving, but getting back into my clothes will be worth it. Most of my size 8 slacks fit nicely, but one black pair just won't budge. They're year round weight, and I want them for school wear. Worth the effort.

Another good day. Somehow I lost my room key this morning trying to get everything set up. So discouraging to lose anything. I simply cannot find the key and it's on a large ribbon thing that goes around my neck even. I don't like to wear those things, so I put it in my bag usually. I simply cannot find it anywhere.

I know I had it bc I had to unlock the door when I got here.

Hugs for you


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Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

I am 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 are a bit drippy this morning...mild temps..overcast sky at the moment. Not bad, though. Will push to walk between showers today. Like now..should go walk another round. emoticon

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I hit my goal, but not completely at teaching. We went grocery shopping after dinner, and I walked Kiwi a couple of times.

High of 85 today. The classroom is chilly, so dressing for the day means layers.

Have a grand day

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

I am 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 knew the quilt would attract attention! Congrats on getting that done.

Did errands yesterday morning and was chagrined to see I only had about 2000 steps when I got home. Afternoon weather cleared and it was lovely to be out walking.



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The kids loved seeing the quilt in process, and were curious about all of it.

I finished sewing the binding to the back of the quilt.

Then knit another dishcloth. Six are done now. Plan to give them to dear neighbors who are selling their home and moving into a smaller place.

Students completed worksheets on their current literature: Frankenstein for Sophomores, and Julius Caesar for Freshmen. I helped them out a little, but mostly just monitored their progress.

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

I am 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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I am sure your beautiful quilt will stimulate interest at school when you pull it out to work on it! Enjoy your teaching days.

Mild weather here...rain moving through this morning but I have errands to run, so mostly will be in the car I guess. Should clear off for walking later.

Greetings to everyone else (does anyone else even come look?) Make good choices today!

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Before I went to bed last night I finished machine stitching the binding onto my quilt. I only had to miter the connection to finish it off. Then I clipped the binding in place all around the quilt. I'm taking it with me to do the hand sewing of the binding to the back of my quilt in my free time at school.

All is well here.

Be good to yourself.

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

I am 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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