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4/24/14 8:22 A

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Glad your lady friends can come to you for socializing and crafts. What a delightful group they must be. You are indeed blessed with their friendship.

My five dogs [one at a time] have always been good with storms. Not sure why.

Little Kiwi has taken to racing to neighbor's homes if he is not on the leash the minute the door opens. He doesn't run away, just straight INTO their homes if he can nose his way in. Little pest. We have to be extra careful with him these days. Yesterday he chased the neighbor's cat right up to her critter door and even tried to follow her in. She doesn't attack him, but does chose to sit on our property, so he chases her off. Then last night while I was on the driveway talking to the neighbor on the other side, he pushed her back door in and greeted her DH. She had come over to bring me a package, and Kiwi snuck out the door while we chatted.

The neighbors do talk to him and pet him when we walk. But he is becoming adventurous.

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Sorry to hear you are hurting, Jolette. Poor pup...I have had dogs who are fearful of thunder and lightening. You can't explain it to them. I sometimes would sleep on the couch to be near them...my hand on their head while they were feeling so threatened.

Your quilt ladies visiting you sounds like such fun!!!

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emoticon it is so hard to type that I haven't been online much. it is raining right now and my little dog is terrified, lol

the ladies came over for quilting and we had lots of projects to look at and ponder whether we could each do our own projects. we had such a good time and lots of laughing.

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So sorry about the car troubles. Glad that the damage wasn't worse and is repairable.

You are a wise woman, thinking ahead and reasoning on your needs. emoticon

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OK Huge sigh of relief. Joe called the body shop manager this morning, and learned the unitized undercarriage is two layers. The ripped metal is just one layer. Since the undercarriage has holes in it already, manager said it's OK to leave that gaping hole there. To fix it, they would peal back the one layer, add a plate and weld it in place. The manager said if it was HIS car, he would not do that. So when the plastic part comes in that covers the underside of the engine, he'll call us. Then I'll go in for a one hour wait while they remove the torn plastic, and replace it.

We'll do this without involving the insurance company. We don't want to give the insurance company a reason to jack up our insurance premium.

I told Joe yesterday that when the lease is up in two years on my car, I think I will give it up. We travel almost everywhere together. Whether walking the mall, shopping, visiting, church, or running errands, we tend to do things together. I haven't even used up the 10,000 miles of my lease in one year. I don't run around alone much. I'll use the lease payment, and insurance on the second car, to do other things. I'd love to hire a yard crew, and even a monthly deep cleaning service. So that's in my thought process at this point. He seems surprised, but is OK with my thoughts.

Yard work and deep cleaning are truly hard on me. I have good energy for daily stuff, but the lifting, carrying, pulling, and pushing extras knock me on my pins. I am very leery of damaging my spine again. My ruptured disc is not noticeable discomfort. I try super hard to pace myself, so I don't end up in pain.

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Profile shows Happy Easter wedding of grand daughter Felicia and her beloved Tyler. Much happiness wished for them and their future together. Lots of smiles and hugs were shared by both families.

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Had a catch up day here. Laundry running most of the day. Shopping done. Banking errands done. Took a grandson to the airport to drop his rental car before noon. His new bride sister will take him back to the airport tonight to catch his flight back to Alabama.

Daughter Pam came over after work so we could resume our nightly walk. So things are returning to normal.

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Whatever the case re: Easter and the changing dates, you are right, your Family does have a special event to remember and link to a time of family gatherings. emoticon

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I know Easter changes every year. emoticon
This year grandson Joe had his 31st birthday on Easter, and one year Joe's Mom had her birthday on Easter when it fell on March 26th. But whenever our clan gets together for Easters in the future, we'll remember the special Easter that was Felicia and Tyler's wedding day. Like young Joe's birthday, their anniversary will always be on April 20th, but I'm sure the special feelings of Easter will bring extra meaning to them throughout their lives.

The wedding was Texas casual, but full of joy, smiles and heartfelt happiness.

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Felicia's wedding date will always be April 20th...but the Easter celebration date varies every year...so I am amused at your comment: " This will make all Easters to come extra special in our Texas family." Hope the wedding is wonderful. Congratulations to you as you welcome a new member of the family....and certainly congrats to the wedding couple!
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Happy Easter!

We are home in time for the Easter wedding in our family. Grand daughter Felicia is getting married today at 4:00PM. This will make all Easters to come extra special in our Texas family. Weather is gorgeous, too. Quite a lovely bonus.

Much to do to get ready. Still need to go get Kiwi from grand daughter Megan. Grandson Aaron is sleeping in our bedroom so I cannot retrieve my key to Megan's house. Need Megan to contact me to tell me she is home, so I can get the dog.

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Jean, your travels and visiting sound like fun. I loved when you stopped by here..hope we might be en route for you some time again!

Tatter..I did a search online..didn't find anything useful. You may have to invent your own, though if there is a Monster Inc fabric, there is probably already a pattern, too. If you have fabric, maybe you could check the website of the manufacturer. You might also ask at your local or fav. quilt shop.

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Hello from Florida

We watched our grandson dive in Tallahassee on Saturday. Great time there. He placed third.

We visited our best man in Bushnell, and then a cousin in Tampa on Sunday. Now we are spending time with my brother, Dave, in Venice island. Lots of hugs and laughter to hold in memories store house.

Hope all is well with each of you.

Tatter
I have not seen a pattern for that. Did you try the internet?

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4/11/14 11:27 A

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Has anyone seen a Monster's university quilt pattern for kids??? saw blocks but don't know where to get a pattern.

Keep Sparkin'!

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God, making mention of you always in my prayers Philemon 1:3,4



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I am in school today to teach Spanish to pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade. Lots of fun. My first class is due.

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Jean from Texas
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That was well done by you and your family, Jean. Some of Mom's collection were of folks I would never have known or recognized. I am so glad she could share them. I have photos from the 1930s...well before my time...with family friends and relatives..some of whom I do know, others are a mystery to me. Wish all those photos had been labeled. Good reminder for us today to label photos for later.

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Joe sorted our photo albums after we moved to Texas and gave each of our children a new photo album with their baby to growing up photos including all their school photos. It was a Christmas surprise. They loved it and it was the highlight of our festivities. Now they can share them with their children. All good.

After my father's death, when my brothers gathered for his funeral, we sorted through albums and boxes of photos. We divided them up between the five of us so we'd all have treasures of memories. Lots of laughter and sighs as we traveled down memory lane together. Our Mom had been gone 11 years before we lost our Dad. His second wife brought them to us while we were still in town. Very thoughtful.

Photos are treasures for sure.

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One of the things my mother did seemed odd to me at the time, but later, I was glad we had done it. She had many photographs. We sorted all of them out of boxes and books. Mom knew who was in all those photos...some were mysteries to me and most were not labeled. We put all the photos of each person together in an envelope and gave them to that person. The recipients were often surprised and delighted...and contacted Mom which generated some nice visits. As we did all that, I had no idea that my mother would not be with us much longer. So, the photos..which she really didn't need brought joy to and interactions with many friends.

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I am trying to get there. Joe is ready to clear out closets, and storage shelves here at home. It will be a huge job, but I guess if we do it together, maybe it will be easier. I know my kids would just toss stuff. So it's more important for me to sort, and give away things ahead of time.

Glad you have found peace. That's important.

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The auction where we purchased my great grandparent's house was over 30 yrs ago. At this point, what I would LIKE to do is to SEE the quilts, document them and photograph them...but definitely not own them. It doesn't bother me any more...I am glad to have let go of that desire. I understand that my grandmother's cookbooks were sold at that auction also...my father's mother's books...and I used to wish I had known at the time..I would have liked to have had them, too, but NOW, I am just as glad I didn't get them. I am trying to pare down all these possessions...keep the important stuff..what there is of it...but let lots of it go. As I am getting older, I see the value of simplifying.



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I hope you find peace about the quilts. I would be terribly hurt, and know you must be also. Yes, there is responsibility with ownership. Mourning is a good way to express your loss of the quilts. I guess it is easier to accept that another family member has them. Keeping them in the family would ease my mind, too.
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I have four quilts that were made before I was born though I don't know exact dates...my great grandmother died in the 1940s and she was the quiltmaker. I am aware of the dangers of contact with different surfaces...the problems with storing and folding etc...and it has been an ongoing challenge to care for them and protect them. None were in good condition when I got them, but I hope they are not getting worse. I used to mourn the quilts that were given to me but I never got to see them (taken at the auction of my great grandparent's estate) but now I confess, with owning comes the responsibility of caring for them...and these days I do not want more old quilts to care for. I learned about a year ago that it may have been a family member who has all or some of the quilts taken...so perhaps they are still valued by our family rather than just a random quilt admirerer.


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A great article. I intend to bias fold two of my quilts that are on display folded over rods in my house. I have tried to remember to to refold them every so often, but bias folding will be a vast improvement. The ones that hang from a sleeve completely do not worry me, just the folded ones.

Thank you again for good information.

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thank you

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annfahl.blogspot.com/2012/02/how-to-fold-a
nd-store-quilts.html


The link above should take you to directions on how to fold a quilt on the bias. I read a little about it..and this is a great method that protects the fibers of your quilts.

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Yes, we have bluebonnets, plus Indian paintbrush, wine cups, butter cups, star of bethlehem, violas, and of course all those wonderful flowers from the nurseries. I'm sure there are more wild flowers blooming here, but I haven't learned all of their names. The jasmine vines are in bud and soon will fill the air with their fragrance.

I grew up in Michigan, and raised my family there. I notice beauty, but can't always identify the Texas landscape.

How tremendous that your daughter can be with you. Enjoy her visit to the fullest.

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jean, do you have the bluebonnets? they are so wonderful to see.. I am so ready for spring. I envy you who have flowers blooming.
my daughter is staying with me while I am out of circulation. it has been such a renewel, we get together so seldom for visiting and now we are having so much fun.

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Glad the storms have passed.

Our flowers are coming up, too. Love the Spring color show.

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I've finally begun working on the next steps for the General Longstreet quilt. I am convinced that I can't read these directions...if we hadn't begun these parts in class, I don't know that I would ever understand it!

We had wild weather two nights in a row...sun is out right now and it is just beautiful. Things are budding and blooming all over the place. First tulip opened this morning...a sunshine yellow!

Both of our vehicles are having troubles..but the shop can't seem to find the source of trouble for either one. Both have been in twice this week...and now mine is spending the weekend there. Good thing we don't have to commute to work and have no classes or jobs we must get to for the next few days. Only places we need to go, we can go together.

Two grandchildren here all day. DH is eager for their mom to get home from work...but really, the kids have done very well. I am grateful for the Wii and for legos.

Greetings to all of you! Hope you have emoticon today!

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So nice to see you posting once again.

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we had a snow small blizzard today. almost melted by tonight but the weather just hangs on. I am ready for consistant nice weather

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Called in to teach Wednesday, and spent today running errands.

All is well.

Edited by: YIDDLE at: 4/3/2014 (21:05)
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Way to go with 10,000 steps in one day. Awesome.

Congratulations on getting your blocks corrected and finished. That is marvelous. You are way ahead of me. Still procrastinating on fixing mine.

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So happy for your progress. Think positive while you do all you can to help the healing process. I really think you will achieve complete recovery bc it's so important to you.

I have a lesson this evening on learning my new 5c iPhone. I think it will help me use all the special features. I love that this phone syncs directly to my Fitbit. I don't need to drag a computer on vacation to keep my Fitbit stats up to date.

I won't be walking with my daughter after work bc my lesson is at 6:00 and that's when we would be walking. She's trying to get extra steps in on her work breaks today, and I stayed a bit longer in the mall.

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I am glad you are seeing improvement, Jolette. Hope it continues healing at a good pace so you can get back to your projects.

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emoticon I was able to hang my arm today. no movement in my shoulder but my elbow straighted out and minimal pain. I am practicing moving my hand so maybe I will be able to embroider soon. I am not going to give in and do nothing. I am determined. hoping for a real shower pretty quick. mmmm

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ALL the blocks are done...19 of block A and 17 of block B. It is amazing what the corrected block is like compared to the first try when I left out a trimming step. These fit together well, lie flat, and I did pretty well at not clipping off points and having them match where they are supposed to...not perfect, but NOT bad if I do say so myself. I am happy and eager to work on next step. emoticon

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Made 10000 exactly as I climbed into bed last night. 10 flights of stairs included.

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Way to go! And Bruce even joined you. That's awesome. Joe drives me to the mall, and sits either in the cafeteria, or in comfy chairs in the lobby areas. Sometimes he drops in Barnes and Noble and reads. He loves architectural books. He walks into the mall, but usually parks pretty close to an entrance His knees are not good so walking is not a pleasure for him. People watching is his entertainment at the mall.

I did hit my 10,000 step goal by bedtime. Today should be better if Pam comes by to walk after work. She helps put me over the top.

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Over 8000 so far today. DH and I took a walk out in the cow field. I also walked down the driveway twice today. All that is good. emoticon

Working on my blocks and they are coming out so nicely!!! Really happy about them. emoticon

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I only walk the Hike and Bike trails when daughter or grand daughter can go with me. This isn't paradise, and perverts are a part of the cruel world. Local newspaper said that 911 calls are considerably down this year in our township. Not sure why. Maybe more folks have security systems, or maybe criminals get caught more here.

Kiwi is not trusting of other folks, unless I let my guard down. Then he's OK with getting pats and chattiness. He's really too small to be much real protection, but he sure can bark. I think if he sensed danger, he would protect me.

Today Joe held him while I cut his nails. Poor baby he bled like a stuck pig. Blood all over the 1st floor tiles. What a mess to wipe up. At least it wasn't carpet. I put the bleeding stopper on his nails, but he licked it off twice and then just bled everywhere. He's OK now.

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I just barely made 5000 steps yesterday..am already past that today, but don't know if I will manage 10000. Soon the mowing season will get underway..that will help. I don't drive all the way into town to walk at the malls and with so much growth around here, am not totally comfortable walking alone on the road. Perhaps I am making excuses..but right now the cow fields are all muddy, too, so not wanting to walk in that direction either...later it will be because of bugs or long grass. I am a wimp. lol

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I walked in the mall after church, and our late breakfast today. Haven't reached my 10,000 step goal, but hope to get there before bedtime.

Glad your fabric arrived Encouraging,

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Bright sunshine today. Want to get a walk outside and then do some more of the make-over blocks. I need to keep going so I get them done and can perhaps progress to next steps...I also don't want to forget what the steps are as I am doing them. Hate having a memory like a sieve these days! My "replacement" fabric arrived yesterday..so I now have enough, again, to complete the quilt in the original fabric choices. Yea!

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Sorry link didn't work for you. I haven't gone to the machine to test it out, but I understand the concept better.

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lInk didn't work for me, but copy/paste did. That is not anything like what I envisioned that you were trying to do, but I think I can see how the same technique would work for other things, too.

Slow going here, but with mostly much better success as I remake the B blocks for the General Longstreet pattern. It is so cloudy today that the light is not so good. I may have to totally quit soon. Getting tired and need to move more anyway.

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Here isJenny Beyer showing how to make an insert seam. Makes sense now.

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My DIL found this one on You tube and it works. I'll have to give this my best shot now.

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Jean, finding the video to show you the Wing Clipper gave me the thought that perhaps you can find an online video instructional for the points you are working on. You have to find the right words for your search, but I bet it is out there somewhere.

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It was developed by Deb Tucker. www.studio180design.net. It comes in two sizes. Here is how it is used: www.studio180design.net/videos/?id=4

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Hm-m-m-m-m a wing clipper tool? I don't know any tool by that name.

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I, too, am retracing steps to correct the oopsies. Have taken apart ALL the goofed up blocks, pressed all the pieces and then did the measuring/trimming step I had missed. Now I need to cut a few more pieces..somehow my numbers have not come out right (lost pieces?) to have the full number of blocks. Next I need to sew everything together again. Good project for a wet and chilly day.

Hope Someone can give you an assist. When I first started this morning, I couldn't even remember how to use the Wing Clipper tool...but have it all going now.

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I decided that if I was going to get help with the insert seam, I'd make the 3rd block in the series that also has insert seams. I cut out all the pieces, and sewed the regular seams, and then pinned it to a sheet of paper in the correct order. We'll see if anyone can help me beyond that. Joe and I had dinner with my son and DIL who also quilts, and I took the two quilt blocks with me. She was as perplexed as I am.

So at least I got past my mental road block, and did something constructive.

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Thanks. There is a "Girl friend's Sew" night scheduled at my favorite quilt show for Wednesday evening. I plan to go then, and see if any of the other gals have solved a problem like mine. They are nice ladies. We only meet to sew and share in the classroom without a teacher. It's not a class or a club or anything like that.
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Jean, I SO understand. Hope you can get a fresh perspective when you are ready to tackle it again.


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It's 45 minutes away. I'll go there eventually, but not this weekend. I'm not sure all the gals can help, so I need to find a time when a knowledgeable one will be available. The dilemma has shut me down temporarily. I'm not a quitter, but I have thrown in the towel for now.

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Jean, do you have a local quilt shop where someone could help you with that particular star?

I had to chuckle when Kathy told me that if I have a problem, just come by the shop...very nice to do that, but shop is nearly an hour's drive! lol Oh well. I WILL do that if I get into trouble again.

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So pleased you could find the right fabric to make your quilt the way you wanted it.

I know know what an insert seam is but still am perplexed with how to insert 16 rotten points into one blasted star. I am not at all happy with that quilt block. I guess I should just move on and make the other blocks that do not have the insert seam as part of their construction. Only two blocks have the insert seams, so I can move on. Just upset that I cannot construct them in order; 1, 2, 3, 4 etc.

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Thanks, Jolette, Glad you got to go out for lunch with your quilting friends. Hope you are on the mend and the pain is subsiding.

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asta, I am s sorry about your little daisy. it is so hard to lose our little babies.

mt daughter helped me to go to lunch with the other quilters. I managed an hour and it was a nice break. no pun intended

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Wellll....the class on Tuesday was certainly an adventure. I really owe the teacher some kind of reward (she went out for a beer with lunch after that class!) I lacked only 2 or 3 blocks...and that was not a problem. BUT..there was something wrong. Eventually we/she (Kathy) figured out I had skipped a step. We remeasured, she trimmed up some of the blocks, but essentially, I need to redo them. Well, we thought I could begin constructing the sashing strips...but it turned out I didn't have enough of the right fabric. After forever trying to figure out a way to make it work, Kathy suggested substituting another fabric...and we found one sort of close but I was really not enthused with changing. I was disappointed, but set to work doing what Kathy instructed.

I had stayed up until midnight to finish as many blocks as I could...but woke at usual time so didn't get enough sleep. I also hadn't counted on residual tiredness from staying up all night Saturday night with Daisy, the grief over putting her down etc. still effecting me several days later. I was SO muddle headed. If Kathy hadn't already had me in a number of classes and could see I was just having a bad day...I suspect she would have banned me from the shop from then on!

Last night I was trying to figure out where to look for that fabric again...and I found it at my sister-in-laws online shop...part of the selection I had purchased FOR this class. I have ordered more yardage and will be able to back track on the steps I began for the sashing...and will, I hope, complete this quilt as it is supposed to be. Kathy also decided to extend the class one more session..but it won't be till early May..so I have time to work on this..finally. I am hopeful to get it all assembled by the next class. I was not the only one who hadn't completed the blocks and none of us were ready to move on to the next step. Poor Kathy...but I hope with the steps I need to take now, I can surprise her with success when I next see her.

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OH DEAR, Jolette! What an awful thing to happen! I am sure it is very painful...and of course, now it will take time to heal! Please know we are thinking of you. Wish I lived close enough to help you at home! Sending gentle emoticon

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Sorry to hear of your broken shoulder Do take care of yourself.

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emoticon I am broken lol, I fell last week and broke my shoulder in three places my arm is so sore . this is mr first try n the computer not too good jurts so the chair is calling my name so will close

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I am feeling better today...though the sadness/missing Daisy sneaks up on me unexpectedly. I am so happy for her to be totally pain free from the troubles that were plaguing her...but I know it will take a long time to not hear her, or think she is out for a walk...she loved walking with Papa down to "get the paper".

Working like crazy to finish my next 17 blocks for the Civil War quilt...class is tomorrow. I had more to do than I realized...and there have been so many interruptions and distractions since the last class. Back to work for me.

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What a wonderful tribute to your beloved Daisy. Yes, she will be missed incredibly. Sorry you will not find a new love, but Joe is of the same mind. Kiwi is to be our last little darling. Not sure how I will handle that either.

Fourteen years of love and tenderness is a long beautiful relationship.

I hope passing some of her treasures on to other little friends will ease some of your pain.
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