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sewsoft
October 14th, 2010, 03:19 AM
:icon_wave:Good Morning to all, I hope everyone is well rested this morning and has a great day. I'll check back later on everyone.

toggpine
October 14th, 2010, 04:17 AM
Not quite morning here yet! I am never sure if I should start the next day's thread when it is Midnight on the east coast, or post to the current one. By the time I get back to the the thread in my morning, it is noonish for most of you. Oh well, I'll work something out.

I am just about to clear off the last of the junk from my cutting table so I can get to some quilt blocks. This organizing thing has taken much longer than I thought. It is good though. I have been meticulously going through each box/bin/bag and putting the items where they go, or tossing them out if they don't work for me anymore. I have become addicted to the label thingie I bought my husband a few years ago. It was supposed to help him organize his tools & hardware in the shop. Yeah. I think I have also found where everybody's pens go when you can't find them. I'd return them to you, but sadly, most of them don't write anymore. This should leave me with mostly papers left to organize in the file cabinets and I am done in here.
I will have to wrestle with the DSL thing in morning to make it work wirelessly (new word?) from our room. Then I can kick the teenager out of my sewing space to do his homework somewhere else! I can't sew with him sitting in my chair.
Next task ... organize the master bedroom closet! I think I'll need a stiff drink first, and maybe a divorce lawyer by the time I am done. (Those clothes from the 70's are never gonna fit you again Honey.)

I love classic recipes. Of course they are the ones loaded with butter, eggs, sugar, and other horrible for you yummies. I'll have to post Grandmother Eleanor's gingersnap recipe. So yummy! I found it when I was going through an old recipe box of my husband's grandparent's. Got a great zuchinni bread (I can't spell that tonight either) recipe from there too.
Those are the ones you need to make notes on for the next generation. I have been thinking about starting a list of the recipes my daughter and I make together. Then I'll know what to copy for her when she leaves the nest. I am not sure how often she'll need the recipe for playdough in college, but at least she'll have it. I guess since she is only four, I'll have a few years to work on that.
We get to sleep in a bit tomorrow. Speech therapy has been canceled for tomorrow at the hospital. The therapist has a sick kiddo and won't be in. I hope he is better soon.

Well ladies, I'll quit procrastinating on this last bit of organizing, polish it off, and hit the hay.

Laura108
October 14th, 2010, 04:25 AM
Good Morning All. Thank goodness I slept alot yesterday ...another sleepless night here but its actually ok Im still peeling apples and now have 3 crock pots going lol
I hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as I do ...Today I made a double batch with cranraisins and orange peel.Oh mercy so good. Rodney however needs frosting on his. Men!!
Make the batter a day before you bake them.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
1 cup sugar 2 cups Self_Rising flour
1 cup shortening 1 1/2 cups Quick Oats
1 cup raisins 1/4 tsp Baking soda
1 cup water
2 egg, beaten
Cream sugar and shortening together. Cook raisin in the water until there are 5 tablespoons of water remaining. Drain raisins, keeping the liquid. Cool completely.
Mix flour,baking soda,oats and raisins together. Add eggs and the 5 tablespoons of the liquid that was left. Mix well,cover and place in the refrigerator over night. When ready to bake, drop by teaspoons of batter on a greased cookie sheet350 for 13 minutes. Makes approx 5 dozen cookies.
I did the same but with Craisins and added a little orange peel. Both were excellent.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day...and EWww now I know what a pole cat is ..
I'm so glad I had this mental picutre of 10 foot tall cat ...slinking around in the dark making skeery shadows on windows.
hugs and love
Laura

Dragonfly
October 14th, 2010, 08:00 AM
Hi ladies, I actually have to wait untill it's evening here before any of you get to morning, I could put up the first post of every day. :icon_happy:

I thought I would share my special day with you. Today is my wedding anniversary, we have had 32 wonderful years together, plus the courting which makes it 35 years in total. I did suggest some expensive jewelery would be reasonable compensation for so many years of my life, my ever loving husband just laughed, but he did make a special effort to get home earlier than normal so we could go out for dinner. Now he is happily snoozing in the lounge chair, :icon_bored: being married for so long must be tiring. :icon_giggle:

I hope everyone else has a great day.

Blondie
October 14th, 2010, 08:38 AM
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No time to sit and visit; actually lucky that I found a minute to stick my head through the door here.
Hope that everyone has a wonderful day; rainy here and cooling down a wee bit again.
Laura, that recipe sounds delish! My sis made some oatmeal/craisin cookies on Monday for our sewing day. They were melt in your mouth good.

Toggpine - good for you on the organizing. After that mess in the bsement with the rain the other week, I need to continue sorting out the rest that just got cleaned and straightened. I am a slob when it comes to sewing; I have heaps of fabric that I pull out and then have to put back away. I know I should do it each time but I don't. slob tendencies, I tell you. And the recipe share with your DD is an ongoing thing for my girl and I. She is always calling me saying how did you do this or that. I am in the process of making her and my sons a recipe collection of their favorite recipes of mine. I thought that would make a nice "unbirthday present".

Dragonfly :
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I am SOOOOOOOOO LATE! Byes

Texsam
October 14th, 2010, 08:40 AM
Happy Anniversary to you and your husband Lynn! Hope you have many more wonderful years together!

Lola2Ace
October 14th, 2010, 12:33 PM
Lynn, Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! We celebrated 27 years a few months ago, in pretty much the same way you did! LOL dinner and then hubby slept in his chair so I came into the sewing room and stitched away the evening......
Laura, sorry to hear you didn't sleep well last night and that you passed out yesterday! I sure hope they get that figured out and soon. Thanks so much for the cookie recipe, they sound sooo yummy! I will have to try them out very soon!
Blondie, I am pretty much a slob in the sewing room too, but I really do know where everything is!
Togpine I am with you on the homework situation, DD uses my computer alot, since it's the one with the printer, but I make her bring her own chair now so I can continue doing what I want to do in here.
I am off work today, going to work on my swap blocks and cutting these tiny squares for my friend.
I am using a pinking blade on my rotary cutter, so at least they have the decorative edges. There are 4 different pieces of fabric, 1 yd. each and I have 1 completely cut and the 2nd is more than 1/2 done.......do you know there are approx. 952 1-1/4 in squares to a yard of fabric!!! Wowzers that would have been alot to cut with scissors! So, saying that, I am considering these tiny squares and laundry my chores of the day....sew a bit,cut a bit, rotate laundry......just sayin' LOL :D

sally
October 14th, 2010, 02:03 PM
Lynn...1669
Laura, thank you for the recipe. Can't wait to try it.Toggpine please post the gingersnap recipe....Okay now i'm drooling!!!

Everyone have a super duper day!

Lola2Ace
October 14th, 2010, 05:51 PM
Everybody sure is quiet on here today!
I just finished cutting all of that fabric, 4 yds down to about 3800 tiny squares. I am soooo glad it's done! I just focused on that and laundry today. This evening will be all about finishing up the blocks for the swap!
Lola

sally
October 14th, 2010, 06:06 PM
Hey gang I just got this material for curtians in my future mudroom/laundry/sewing room. The room is vintage in decor so I thought this might look fun for cafe curtians.

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Dragonfly
October 14th, 2010, 06:19 PM
That's a great fabric for a vintage look but I don't like it out of principle :icon_heh: as if we need to be reminded that we are expected to do all those tedious chores. :icon_eek::icon_rofl:

sally
October 14th, 2010, 07:47 PM
Tedious chores yes. Thank the Lord for dishwashers, the new washers/dryers of today and permanant press. I remember my mom ironing bed sheets! Mind you I will let you in on a secret....
I like doing dishes. It is my quiet time as I watch the birds at the feeder.

craftyladysam
October 14th, 2010, 08:02 PM
Mums the word Sally. I won't tell a soul your secret about doing the dishes. LOL:D
I love oatmeal cookies. My fav. I'm going to slice some apples and sprinkle some oatmeal cookie mix over them and bake. Hope it works. It was a beautiful day here in the neighborhood. Visited with friends and shopped at Wal-mart. Going to get on signing my swap blocks tonight. See ya later, sweet potatars.

sewsoft
October 14th, 2010, 08:07 PM
Hi Ladies I took a nap today and slept the day away , Shame on me. It's 6pm here in Minnesota and 64 degrees and dropping :icon_eek: I just finished the top of a quilt that I'm working on the other day. Now I'm stuck and I don't know how to do the border or the back of the quilt :icon_neutral:. This is my first quilt ,so I guess it will have to sit until I figure that out.

Lola2Ace
October 14th, 2010, 08:34 PM
Sewsoft, have you watched Jenny's 4 part video on making the baby quilt? That should help you alot on your backing and borders. here is the link for the 3rd part on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2akVq9m2NE&feature=channel

Lola

Blondie
October 14th, 2010, 08:36 PM
Hi Ladies - been trying all afternoon to pop in and comment on Sally's GORGEOUS laundry room fabric but while I could get in, I couldn't post. In fact if I refreshed or wanted to move around I got disconnected from the forum. I think I will send the adm. an email; perhaps they don't know folks are still having difficulty getting in and then staying connected.

Anyway, Sally! I wuv, wuv, LOVE that fabric. Reminds me a wee bit of some cafe's my mom made back in the 60's possibly for her kitchen windows. And Sally, I don't have a dishwasher. It's me and the hubs. I have only had a dishwasher for less than 1 year my entire life. And we are not going to discuss that age right now. Suffice to say, I don't mind doing the dishes because I can't remember what it was like to have a dishwasher. LOL. Generally we take turns washing and drying. In summer I keep one hummingbird feeder at the window.

Sewsoft, here in NC it is now 7:29 and way cooler than 64. I don't even think we got to that temp today. How'd that happen? LOL. Y'all are always cooler than us but I am thankful for the cool down.

Lola, glad to know I am not alone in the slob department.

Waving to Craftylady! Big hugs, S!

Lola2Ace
October 14th, 2010, 10:09 PM
Blondie, I try and try to get it cleaned up in here. I do succeed at getting it looking awesome, but then the brain starts ticking, and I start planning new projects and pulling out fabric and it's all a huge mess again! Sometimes the projects happen, sometimes they don't, but I have fun anyway! LOL
Lola

janluna
October 15th, 2010, 02:23 AM
I gave up trying to keep my sewing area picked up. I start cleaning up and before you know it I'm making a bigger mess. "Oh I forgot I had this, it would look so good with...where is that other material....maybe this drawer....nope ..oh look what else I found"... etc.etc. And so it goes. Needless to say by the time I get it cleaned up, I'm exhausted. And it never gets really cleaned. :icon_woohoo: :icon_doh: :icon_whistle:

toggpine
October 15th, 2010, 03:33 AM
I should have photos posted to my blog by tomorrow of my sewing room renovation. I tried to get some photos this afternoon between showers, but no luck. It did manage to show the amazing difference the lights made in the room though.

If you have a moment, please say a quick little prayer for my grandmother, Pauline. She is 85 & in the hospital with a skin infection as a complication from a run in with poison oak/ivy. She has had a few other medical things that she has been working through, and this is NOT what she needs right now. I wish I was closer than a 5 hour flight to help. Thanks.

Here is my wish on tonight's first star. My we all get a good night's sleep and wake ready to deal with the day, whatever it may hold.
Cathy