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Blondie
October 8th, 2010, 05:56 AM
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Good Morning
I will need roller skates today! Fridays are always wonky crazy at work, and today is my lunch day. Each Friday we all bring something to share for lunch. Today is my main course day. I made chili beans with lil smokies and it will be interesting to transport. Anyone have a carrier pattern for crockpots and slow cookers? Not that I can make one today but that would sure be great for the future!

Laura, meant to give you a big hug yesterday. My day was so busy I barely remember getting to sit at the computer. And yes, Meds. The good, the bad and the ugly. Side effects that is. Glad that YOU are on the mend. We sure missed you.

Much to do, haven't even checked my email yet. Now just how addicted to you ladies and MSQC am I????? TTFN

pdjewelrylady
October 8th, 2010, 10:09 AM
Good Morning Ladies!!
Absolutley beautiful day here in central Florida. Chilly temps but georgous! Got up early this morning and went for a walk around the blick even!! whooohooo that is not something i do very often but some reason just felt like it today! hummmmm

A friend of one of the guild ladies had found a huge lot of cotton fabrics and offered it up for free to the first 10 that picked it up,,, so you know where i was yesterday - picking some up!! you better believe it! had to drive to Lakeland, which is about 2 hours from me but worth it! YAY!! She has everything from christmas to spring, and summer and fall prints. Lots of calicos and florals and white aon whites.

Got about half of my stars for the new guild swap completed last night! whew that was fun! Still not much progress on the wedding quilt ....... priorities! MUST work on that today!! Cup of coffee first i think...... and a bowl of cerel! Do y'all like cerel? I love cerel - the kind with crunchie flakes and little yogurty flavor clusters or dried fruits or the Banana nut cheerios! i really like that cereal - so yummmmmy :)

sally
October 8th, 2010, 10:46 AM
Good morning and hugs all around. My family, well my Dad's side rather is a huggy family. When we gather for family gatherings at the cabin by the time we get finished the morning hugs the coffee is cold...lol We all believe in the positive effects of a hug! :icon_hug:
Today is normally a quiet day at work so I should be able to 'Catch up' hopefully before the weekend. Then 3 days off...WOOHOO!. Weather has turned here. Cooler and overcast.
Laura I hope all went well with the Dr. Jan good luck on your day, safe drive and happy shopping! Suzi wish I could find a stash like that...wow! PS. Love Cereal but became additicted to Miniwheats. So had to stop.
Blondie...hope your day isn't too crazy! Hang in there. Enjoy your lunch...yummy!

patticakes
October 8th, 2010, 10:53 AM
Mornin' All!
Blondie thanks for welcoming us with such a lovely picture! Yesterday I visited your blog and it is wonderful! Love the music!
Suzi you are a block makin maniac!! Way to go on the haul of cotton fabric, wish I knew anyone around me who liked to sew! Better spend some time on the wedding quilt or the time will creep up on you! I would die for some cereal right now....yum!! but alas I am eating low carb these days and can only dream of those crunchy little nuggets surrounded by nice, cold milk....ahhhh.
Laura - thinking of your dr. appt at 8am and keeping everything crossed that you get some good news!
Jan - glad your grand daughter Emily and family are on a well deserved and fun trip to Disney! I could not even imagine what they have been through and my prayers are with Emily's continued recovery into remission.

I have a crazy busy day at work and want to leave early cuz my daughter Michelle is coming down to finish moving her stuff. She is a Special Ed teacher and just moved from Chicago to Kalamazoo, MI. Can't wait to see her!

Howdy to all I've missed....you are in my thoughts too!
Patti

Lola2Ace
October 8th, 2010, 11:11 AM
Good Morning to all! I am doing a bit of stitching this a.m. Who posted the idea of doing a chore then a bit of stitching?? Wow, I tried that yesterday and got alot more of each accomplished than I usually do....pure genius Thank You Very Much! Today, I am starting with the stitching, then will do a bit of chores, work tonight so all the fun ends this afternoon....:icon_rolleyes:, actually have to work all weekend.....Had a rush order for embroidery on a baby item yesterday, so am waiting for it to be picked up, it's tagged and ready to go out the door.
I too an anxious to hear what Laura finds out at the Dr. today!
I have a ton of fabric in my car that was cleaned out of a friend's sewing room. I have gone through about 1/2 of it and there's still a ton to donate, am anxious to go through the other 1/2. I am NOT allowing myself to keep much at all, I don't have the room for it and there's a very worthy place to donate it, they have sewing gatherings to make blankets and such for Project Linus and other organizations like it. But it is so fun to sort through it--that counts as a chore.....doesn't it?? :D
I love cereal too.....ooooohh and PopTarts! LOL LOL
Jan, will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep us updated on Emily. Our youngest (of 2 kids) has a severe and chronic illness, so I know what your family is going through. I hope and pray they have a marvelous time at Disney!
I hope everybody is having a wonderful day!
Lola

ukquilter
October 8th, 2010, 02:16 PM
GOOD MORNING ALLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D:D

well iv woken up to a lovely 14 c today blue(ish) sky and a nice mug of hot tea and a bowl of Lucky charms!!!! OH THAY ARE TASTY :lol::lol::lol::lol: (we dont get them in the uk well we do but i wiont pay $10 a box for them!!!!!!!!!

im hoping to get down to Orange today to pop into the quilting shop and pick up some Christmas fabric for my stars, i'm just gona get a yard of a fwe fabrics and see how that goes, i may even get some cutting of the pieces done too, ready to sew when i get home.

Laura108
October 8th, 2010, 02:27 PM
Happy Friday ...ohh blondie I love your graphics and I love the music on your site..In fact I hope its ok I have your blog open in another box just listening to it....what great music on a great day :)
Dr was wonderful ...(handsome too ) just waited for good news before I decided that lol
The damage from the heart attack was minimal...yeah!!!:icon_wave: New meds...cardiac rehab ...slow slow to begin he said. My potassium is extremely low so I got a shot and a script for that and he cautioned me to not get excited yet. My body is turning against itself and shutting down on things the fainting and dizziness will always be a problem since my blood pressure runs extremely low. I did promise to listen to my body more ...and seek help when needed. Lupus is still the number one thing we are looking at and while their is no cure ...Im a mom and I love life sooo I will NOT let it get me. I also believe things happen for a reason ..I needed to find you girls and a hobby I adore. :) with all of you I have that so its all going to be fine.
Lola you are so right..I get so much more done when I use the "reward" method of life LOL it keeps you motivated and on track.
Patti ..good luck on your daughters move..and your busy day ..How do you like eating low carb ? can you tell a difference?
Suzi you are a quilting goddess....wow at how you go and go...I bow to you..:)
Sally ...we are going to get along fine I hug too ...I hug even mean people LOL...makes them speachless and makes me giggle.
Blondie I love your zest for life good luck at lunch today and I have one of those locking crock pots but the safest bet is to have someone else carry it....Im the fainter remember and LOL it happens at the worst possible times....like in the walmart potty (still cringing from that one ) not only did I faint I mooned them at the same time....haha..well wasnt funny at the time but I did just make myself giggle a little sooo ...LOL
I will try to not scare anyone anymore ...and Remember listen to our bodies...so we can all stay quilt buddies forever :)
Jan ...I love you!!
hugs and love,
Laura
PS remind me to tell you about the mean dog man across the road...

Laura108
October 8th, 2010, 02:31 PM
Oops and I love cereal. Anything with a prize in it LOL and BOO Berry is my favorite.
Frosted Mini Wheats I eat without Milk while playing on the computer..mmm strawberry ...
and Kix cereal is good for polyurethane and paint ...instant beads LOL

toggpine
October 8th, 2010, 03:16 PM
I am hoping for a better day around here. Our family is fine, but we had a shoot out the next "street" over. We live out in the sticks and so streets are a variable thing. Apparently there was a marijuana grow operation and somebody decided they wanted part of the profits. In the end there was at least one fatality and several other wounded. They had the main road closed off all night and my step-son had to drive to his mother's to spend the night because they wouldn't let him come the half a block home.
I just had a reporter from the Seattle Times at my door asking what I'll be doing differently from now on, and did I know there was a drug operation over there, and did it scare me.
Hmmm, did I know about the drugs?? Uuhhhh NO! If I did, I would have called in and reported it! Do I know there is a problem with drugs out here? Yes. Meth-labs love this area. Lots of woods and fairly deserted roads are just perfect for setting up a piece-of-junk travel trailer as an instant portable lab. Which is why we call in things that don't look right, and we barricade roads that don't get used much. We don't want that kind of thing in our neighborhood.
What will we do differently, well not much. We still have our firearms & ammo locked in the gunsafe with easy access, and we know how to use them properly and safely. I know my immediate neighbors and they know us, AND we check on each other. Until they have cleared the area, the kids play inside or directly supervised. We won't just assume the dog is barking at the raccoons like usual, we'll go and check it out. Anybody we don't know or recognize gets the "Extra Hairy Eyeball" stare as they come and go down our little dead end road.
Am I scared? No, I am sad. I am sad that people feel that drugs are the best way to make money. I am sad that other people felt that they had to go to that extreme to get the money and or drugs. I am sad that somebody had to loose their life over it. I am irritated that this was the way that the rest of the state learned of our little town. They didn't hear how the neighbors rally around those who are sick or in need, or how we put together a great little park for the community to enjoy, or the hundreds of other great things about living out here. Nope, they find Lakebay on the map because of a horrible shoot out over some stupid drugs.

On a more positive note, we are allowed to come and go out of our road now. I can get to the grocery & feed stores, and make a trip in to visit Nanna. So, the young one and I are headed out for the afternoon as it is drizzly here and we can't really do much outside in any case.

I hope Laura's Dr. appt, goes well, and you all have a good day in your own neighborhoods.

Cathy

janluna
October 8th, 2010, 03:44 PM
Laura do you have to have more tests to confirm the Lupus or are they saying that you do have it for sure? I love you too honey. We'll have to turn Izzy into a service dog. She can warn you when you are going to faint and you can sit down quick so you don't crack your head again.
It's beautiful here today. The air is warm and sunny and the trees look so pretty with their fall colors. I got to go shopping and got some really good deals. Yay!
I love cereal like oatmeal, special K with vanilla and almonds, and honey nut cheerios. Those are my favorites. Oh and If I am really hungary I love 2 over easy eggs on top of grits. Yum!
Thank you everyone for the prayers for Emily. She has been such a little trooper. If I'm having a bad day I just say if Em can do it so can I.
Thank you Lola and I'm sorry you have a disease in the family too. I will Pray for you too.
Blondie thanks too for your chit chat opening. Your music is really nice. Take it easy today and skate safely. LOL
Shauna, we love hugs in our family too. And I'm like Laura. I hug people that don't like to cause they need it! LOL And it makes me laugh when they don't know what to do or say. Just takes them right off guard!
I wish I could run into a deal with lots of fabric like that Patti. What fun! Don't work to hard and hug your daughter for all of us. When you are moving you need all the hugs you can get.
Suzi, how many star block have you done so far. Must be enough for three quilts all by yourself already. :D: Wish I had your stamina. Girl you are amazing!
You all have got to hear Laura's ban man and puppy story. It will break your heart.
Laura honey you have had a couple of big days, rest please I love you and want you all better. I hope they are wrong about Lupus. Nobody deserves that.
I know what you mean about being addicted to MSQC and most of all, all of you guys! You are all so special to me. Thank you. Love and hugs to all, Jan :icon_wave:

janluna
October 8th, 2010, 03:52 PM
Cathy, I'm so sorry that had to happen that close to you. Or that it had to happen at all. You're right, it is sad that someone lost their life over something that was probably gonna kill them anyway cause they were using. It's getting scarier and scarier out there everyday.
I'll send prayer your way for safety. Love, Jan

pdjewelrylady
October 8th, 2010, 05:05 PM
Afernoon everyone :icon_wave:
I have been working on the wedding quilt most of the day and had to take a break - so here I am reading your posts and loving that we have our fun little quilt lady group. :icon_cool:

Blondie
October 8th, 2010, 05:10 PM
O M Goodness, what a nice group to come home from work to! I had a late cancellation, so I am home early. YAY for me. A few minutes of time before my Luscious Larry comes home to me.
Chili went over very well for lunch today. There are only a few of us who work in the salon and we have our favorite customers that we shared some with. A gal across the way from us has a gift store and she brought the drinks and sweets. I was good and didn't touch those. I will in the morning, though. A danish goes so well with coffee, don't you agree?

Wow, Cathy, that is a tragic story and one that is so often repeated in far too many places around our nation. I am thankful you are safe! I live right on the Virginia state line - literally a good stone's throw - and have seen my share of police chases heading toward Virginia. Silly people. they may be able to outrun the cars but can't outrun the cop scanner. A few times a year we get a front row seat to such idiocy. We live in the boonies too, and it is a good thing to know who your neighbors are for sure. I have no qualms about calling in anything suspicious.

Laura, it is so good to hear you back here. And yes, you will do fine as long as you listen to your body and dr. I, too, am glad that I found this lovely group of ladies who share our mutual addiction to textiles! And I am also thrilled that everyone is friendly and doesn't mind sharing their links, pics and day. So, from me to everyone here, thank you.

$10. a box for Lucky Charms? Never! I would figure a way to make them myself! LOL. I already make my laundry detergent. Hmmm, marshmallows are easy to make. let me think on this one for you, UK.

How I wished I lived closer to you girls who get the great giveaways on fabric! I know that envy is one of the seven deadly sins, but, when you are a quilter, it is almost a virtue?

I am a hugger. I have raised my children to one of my motto's "Arms are the best thing to have around you". My other anthem is "When the fun stops, I stop" But seriously, my Mom's family are huggers - Daddy's folks aren't but they will be the first to show up at the door with food. So, that's sort of a hug. LOL.

Patti, hate moving, so good luck!

I know that I have probably missed half of everyone here today but I hope to be back in a bit. I need to run down the hill to see my folks. I kinda like to hear my Daddy say, Here you are again, OLD faithful.

Blessings
Blondie

PS - thanks everyone who visited my blog. I am trying to get more consistent as time allows. It's a good way to destress; that, and oh yeah, facebook games.

hillbilly
October 8th, 2010, 08:21 PM
Hi all!!

I have no time to reply to all...but Blondie you must know that I am like a HUGE blog fanatic, so I am now following :)

Been just busy here trying to get rid of this possessed thing that I call a sewing machine. I wouldn't sell it to any of you now even if you begged. The thing just is a lemon...and I am going tomorrow to see if I can unload it at a dealer. My family won't get the money for other things I was hoping to buy, but at least that piece of devilish plastic and parts will be GONE, GONE, GONE!! Although I am not sure if they will pay me what it's worth. I've had three for sure buyers...that backed out. Todays lady emailed that she had money in hand and was ready to meet and gave me her cell number. She won't answer, email back or anything. I swear it is fighting leaving this house and I have grown to HATE it!!

Well, that's been my day, dealing with a machine that refuses to leave. I did finally find some white Christmas fabric. Now to buy a 1/4" foot for the super plain Jane machine.

Have a good night all. I have some blogs to schedule. Hugs!

quiltingtrish
October 8th, 2010, 08:34 PM
Hello everyone!
That would be scarey to have a drug house in your neighborhood and then have all that police activity going on. I'm glad you are okay!
Went to oldest son's Massage Therapy graduation today. Small class. I'll try to post a photo, but it will probably be a small one. He is in the front right. Now for him to find a job and give me some massages!

Sewing tomorrow - have to get that baby quilt for my friend done.

Also, will post a photo of the baby quilt I did for Odie's marine recruiter. So cute! Just a panel but I think she'll love it. It's all handquilted. Nice easy project to pick up and quilt on.

And the 3rd photo - Odie swearing in. He is in the front row in the black t'shirt. Heard from him today. He said, in his letters, that his blisters were so bad on his heels from the boots - too big at first, then too small, now just right, that his blisters got infected and gave him cellouitis (sp?) but he's all better now and raring to go. He has swim week coming up and even though he is anxious cause they have to get in the pool with all their gear on, he says that all the Marine equipment floats so that will help.

Hope you all have a grand weekend! Hear the Seirra Mountains are getting a few inches of snow. Well, they can keep it.

Hugs,

janluna
October 8th, 2010, 09:40 PM
Hi Trish, Where have you been? I've looked for you but I couldn't find you. Sorry about Odie's blisters on blister problem. As for the pool session we had to learn how to do that in water rescue if we were completely dressed with gear. You can actually trap air in your clothes and shoes and float for quite awhile. I was sure I would drown as I'm not the strongest swimmer and was amazed when I was able to do it and work on a patient at the same time. He'll be fine.
That teddy bear quilt is adorable! Who wouldn't want that. I would and don't have a baby to put it on! :icon_heh:
Good to hear from you. Hang out with us on chit chat. Hugs, :icon_hug: Jan

Blondie
October 8th, 2010, 10:10 PM
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Dang. where did this day go? Been chilling with the folks, hubs and then the mad dash to the only store we have in this town, Wal-h*ll with my sis. Ran into everyone I know, of course. And let me tell you ladies, at the end of the day, I LOOK like the end of the day. Poor people. I could've probably passed for some of those pictures peeps post of Walmart people. Know the ones I mean? They all came from my town.

Trish, love the teddy bear, group and oh what a cutie our Odie is! So good to have a face to go with the name of one that I started praying for. Hate that for him with the blisters.

Dear Hillbilly - I do so love blogs, too. I have been so out of the loop until just very recently. Taking care of my folks really drained me of time but I cannot complain. I still have 'em and when I consider all the years it took to raise me, the past few are a drop in the bucket. It has just left me a wee bit challenged for ME time. That is why every chance I get to sew on the machine, or hand stitch, or sculpt or paint, it is my therapy. And of course, now that I have found all you precious ones, my joy and relaxation is complete! I find it very comforting to find that others not only have been there, done that, but realize that it is more important to just be loved and accepted for who you are, where you are. Hate that you are still having probs selling that machine. I wish you well with that situation.

And Laura! (PS remind me to tell you about the mean dog man across the road... ) TELL US MORE . . . I am intrigued.

Nights to all.

Texsam
October 9th, 2010, 01:21 AM
Cathy

Wow - crazy day! My parents lived in an area where there weren't a lot of people but they weren't acres apart from each other either. The closest neighbor watched everything everyone did. Well my parents sold the house to this woman and went on their merry way. Sometime later they found out the woman had buried a boxcar in the backyard and had set up a meth lab in it. I don't know how that neighbor missed that :icon_beuj: The county I used to live in and still work in is one of the worst in this part of the state for meth labs. Crazy world!

Laura - glad to see you on here some! Be sure to rest and take care of yourself. :icon_hug:

Hello to everyone else:icon_wave: I've been in a funk for some reason these last few days but I need to get over it and finish my blocks!!! Have a good night!

Texsam
October 9th, 2010, 01:55 AM
Hey has anyone heard from Paula "middlesis" lately?

janluna
October 9th, 2010, 02:03 AM
I'm sorry you have been in a funk Shelia. We all get them from time to time. I found its best to talk it out. Or quilt it, knit it, crochet it out. That helps to be creative even if you don't feel like it. The results make you feel better. It sounds like you are stretched out thin. You have to find me time to regenerate your energy. It sounds like you have precious little time to do that. Ever think of taking a nap to help give you more energy?
You sound tired out honey. And that in itself can make you blue. We love you shelia and want the best for you. If I was in Texas I'd help you with something to give you time for you. Ya know like the laundry, dishes, all the mundane things we have to do to live. You poor kid. I'll say prayers for you for more me time.
Love you, Jan :icon_hug:

janluna
October 9th, 2010, 02:18 AM
Well, good night all. Have sweet dreams. And thank you for all of you being in my life. You make everyday more pleasant. You listen to me, don't judge me, and make the day go faster. Besides all the help with quilting. You are all lovely people.
No Shelia I haven't heard sis lately. I wonder where she is. You don't think Bridgett got her do you? :icon_scared: You know how she gets. :icon_heh: But that's ok I love her anyway. Every family has a :icon_crazy: person in their attic. Or locked in a room somewhere. She does get out now and then. Horse people are like that, yeah they are.( nodding) hahaha Love you babe. Night sleep well. Jan

Texsam
October 9th, 2010, 10:57 AM
Jan

Thanks for your thoughts and the hug. Please don't worry, I'll be fine. You have such a big heart! :icon_kiss: I don't want to cause unnecessary worry for you when you have Laura and Emily to concentrate on and they really need all your prayers and ours too. I hope Emily and family are having loads of fun on their vacation!

Yeah maybe we need to change that lock on Bridgette's room! :icon_rofl: I didn't see or hear anybody else when I got out of the hole she threw me in-maybe I should go back and check! :icon_heh: