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Blondie
February 18th, 2011, 08:04 AM
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Hey Ladies
Friday morning and it's gonna be a spectacular weekend to be outside.

Sandy, my Dad said that tonic water helped him. He also took quinine pills at one time. I don't know if those are still available. Hubs says bananas help him. Sounds like a potassium thing to me.

Cathy, sounds like that aardvark is turning out great. I really didn't want to read of more snow. Hoping it stops before it hits us.

Lin, hope you got enough hay up. Blessings to those who help others in need.

Monique, call me crazy but I don't blame hubs for not finishing the roof shoveling. What a scary job!

Elaine, LOVE the moda bakeshop. Like some others, I drool and dream about making things but they go in the pile in my brain that says someday. Perhaps soon!

Jan, I would love to have you help with Mom! She is the best patient in the world until she gets her energy back. Then watch out world; little Ruthie goes like a bat out of you know where. Used to drive my Daddy batty, lol. You know I appreciate your love and prayers.

Ladies, it is Friday which means another long one. I think Mom will cook dinner tonite - last evening Luscious ate at Mom's and I had a PBJ. Tasted great. Hubs said she planned on having pepper steak tonite. yum. She does love to spoil that man of mine.

Okay, gonna jump in the shower and gear up for my dear oldsters. It's a full moon so who knows what craziness I will be experiencing with them today. It's always fun, fun, fun. And yes, many want a trim during the full moon because they believe it makes their hair thicker.
Have a good one.

quiltingtrish
February 18th, 2011, 09:07 AM
Seems like you and me are the early birds here Blondie.
Glad you got some answers to your questions about your mom's surgery. She's in my prayers too.

Another Friday for me too! How about that!
The kiddos get out at 1 today, but I stay until 3. It's still a good time to get out of work, I say.

Oh. Decided I needed to do a little organizing. So I started with the 4 plastic containers down the hall.
#1 was empty. #2 has a Squishy swap in it from Alex's old board- completed blocks that are already laid out in rows that need sewn together. #3 has a Symbol Block swap in it from Alex's old board - completed blocks ready to lay out for a quilt. And here's the good one -
#4 has: 104 - 6" squares with a Christmas theme
100 - 6" squares with a Celestial theme
144 - 6" squares with a Patriotic theme
104 - 5" squares with a Summer theme
72 - 10" squares with a Snowman theme.
Think I have enough precuts? And that's not even all my precuts. Think I'll tackle the basement this weekend just for fun and to get my list updated. Doesn't look like I'll need to buy a bunch of stuff at the upcoming Lancaster Quilt Show in a month. I could sure get lots of quilts made with the stuff I already have which I already knew.

Well, better get ready for school today. It's always interesting to see what's happening there whether it's the kiddos or the faculty. It would be nice to have these grownups that are the faculty grow up someday.

I'll check in later. What do you have in your stash that you forgot about?

Hugs,

middlesis1966
February 18th, 2011, 09:46 AM
Well gals its TGIF. Its been a long week Im so ready for the weekend. I have to think positive! I'm doing the mental thing today. I have another treatment today so I have to get my mind in it as much as I can. Chicken noodle soup will be my best buddy for a few days. I would rather have the yummy pepper steak instead, lol.
Have a great day all and enjoy the sunshine, yahoo!!!!

Monique
February 18th, 2011, 10:09 AM
It's Friday and I am a little sore. I got a blister on the palm of my hand from shovelling the roof, but it got done, then last night I fell down the last 3 stairs and slid on my fat hiney and now have a rug burn on my elbow and back is a little stiff. But otherwise I am ok. I got to play with my granddaughter through the webcam. She now holds her head with both hands when I say "OH DEAR" and I had her singing. Ah what fun she is. Here is a picture of us playing.

Happy quilting and everyone have a wonderful weekend.

Monique

debinmalaga
February 18th, 2011, 10:16 AM
Good morning all! Today is the first day of my five day weekend, and I'm going to TRY to be industrious and get some cleaning done, plus lots of sewing.

Blondie, I'm so glad you got some answers that make sense about your Mom. Trish, sounds like you've got most of a quilt store tucked away in your stash! How fun to discover fabric that's already paid for! Monique, I loved your pic of you and your granddaughter playing over the computer.

Wishing everyone a great Friday and hoping for warm weather for everyone - supposed to be in the low to mid 60s today, hooray, sure doesn't feel like February!

Sandy Navas
February 18th, 2011, 10:17 AM
What do you have in your stash that you forgot about?

More than I would like to admit!! I made a comment the other day about needing to get busy and sew instead of looking for more projects and adding to my stash. Smack my hands and shut down that roaming mind of mine.

Monique, I'm feeling your aches and pains and send lots of healing thoughts your way. So sliding down stairs is an acceptable excuse for rug burns on your back?

Blondie - I wasn't aware that cutting your hair during a full moon would make it grow thicker. A friend sent me a message yesterday claiming that if you left a cut onion out it would absorb all the viruses and bacteria in the air and keep you healthy. I, on the other hand, try to find other ridiculous things to blame on a full moon . . . like why there's strange hairs growing on my chin, why I feel like 'baying' at the moon . . .

Middlesis - sure hope your treatment goes well and you don't need the chicken noodle soup - although that does sound really good to me now. Prayers are being sent your way.

To everyone, have a wonderful TGIF and hope your have a relaxing weekend planned. I'm off to the sewing room . . . as soon as I . . . oh, did I just see an aardvark pass by . . .

Sandy Navas
February 18th, 2011, 10:21 AM
Sandy, my Dad said that tonic water helped him. He also took quinine pills at one time. I don't know if those are still available. Hubs says bananas help him. Sounds like a potassium thing to me.

I remember taking quinine when I was a kid - cocoaquinine - not sure how it was spelled - but it sure tasted good. I don't know why we took it though. I also spent a ghastly time taking Hadacol - an iron-type liquid that tasted horrible!! I really think the potassium is an issue - but I am deathly allergic to bananas so can't get it there. I do take multi-mega minerals and may have to up my dosage for a while. Either that or load up on the G&Ts. Let's see, baked potatoes - potassium - check (if I could leave off the butter and sour cream . . .

Elaine
February 18th, 2011, 10:29 AM
Monique, I just love the pictures of you and your grand daughter. What fun! And Sandy, I have a girlfriend at work who keeps and onion on her desk all winter long. Seems to work for her. Have a great Friday everyone and a great week-end. I love the daily deal for today.

middlesis1966
February 18th, 2011, 10:54 AM
Sandy try kiwi. I was told they are loaded with potassium. Even more then a banana. Just cut them in half and scoop out the yummy goodness with a spoon, yummy. Oh all this talk about kiwis makes me want some, lol. I will put that on the list.

suzette58
February 18th, 2011, 11:34 AM
Good morning everyone.
I am stuck here at work and it's supposed to hit 70 here today. But, I am going to sneak out early. Tonight is my quilt guild meeting. We are having a speaker but I can't remember the topic. I also have to deliver a bag full of "pit" pillows. They are given to women who have breast cancer. If they had lymph nodes removed it's hard ofr them to put there arms down. So these make it comfortable until they heal. Last month we were stuffing them and stitching them closed. But ran out of stuffing. Hope everyone has a great day

debinmalaga
February 18th, 2011, 11:37 AM
[QUOTE=Sandy Navas;23047]So sliding down stairs is an acceptable excuse for rug burns on your back?

QUOTE]

LOL!

Poor Monique, did anyone see you fall? It's always a great comfort to me when there are no witnesses, at least :-).

sally
February 18th, 2011, 12:20 PM
Good Friday morning...coffee is just finished dripping and the house smells yummy. I love the smell of fresh coffee in a the morning. Right up there with fresh bread! I am doing the happy dance today as i have the day off! Things change quickly at work and it went from crazy to super quiet today so I asked my boss for the day and got it! Yeah. Off to the big city today with my hubby to renew his passport.
Working on a quilt right now using vintage 30/40's material. Bright cheery colors. THen I am going to finish up a rag quilt for my Aunty. She is in hospital and it had been touch and go with her a few times but she seems to be on the mend and Mom asked me if i could make her a rag lap quilt. Luckily I have one almost made so I can get it to her soon.
Paula my prayers are with you. My mom has a saying..."keep your pecker up". Noooo not that!:lol: It means keep you nose and head up , keep positive!
Have a great day everyone. BIG HUGS!!!!

patticakes
February 18th, 2011, 12:50 PM
TGIF!! Yes sireee......so happy it is Friday!
Blondie - I have lots and lots of hair but it's thin. Never heard of the full moon thing but will try it! BF complains about my loose hairs all over the bathroom now, wouldn't want to make it worse!
Trish - I started re-building my stash about a year ago and it is amazing how quickly it has grown!
Paula - Good luck with the treatment! Chix soup sounds good to me too!
Monique- Oopsy on your fall. A gal I worked with used to think anyone falling was the funniest thing and would just get hysterical, I am the opposite! I can't even watch Funniest Home Videos on tv without wincing for the poor people who have things happen that look like they hurt! Hope you aren't aching too much! Your GD is adorable!
Deb - 5 day weekend!! You lucky duck!
Sandy - Never heard of the stuff you had to drink as a kid! Hope you have a good day of sewing!
Suzette - Have fun at your Quilt Quild meeting. I think your "pit pillows" sound like such a nice thing to do. Do they share the pattern?
Shauna - Love your Mom's saying! Don't think I will be sharing it with anyone soon tho...LOL. Love to see pics of your vintage 30/40's quilt when you get pics!
Well, back to work....gotta head to the PO when I go to the bank for work so I can mail my swap blocks to Suzi!
See ya later!
Patti

Lola2Ace
February 18th, 2011, 01:38 PM
Helloooooo everybody! What a gorgeous day out today. Can you hear the excitement in my voice? Well, today is my LAST day at the old job, then the weekend off, and start my NEW job on Monday! Mixed emotions, will miss alot of my co-workers, but this change is really the best for my family and myself in the long run. Really kicking myself for staying an extra day though, could have had a 3 day weekend! What was I thinking!!??
Paula, my thoughts and prayers are with you today.
The bump down the steps sounds painful, hope things get better quickly.
Need to get some chores done before I head out to work.
I hope everybody has a great day.
Lola

Monique
February 18th, 2011, 03:07 PM
Suzette what a wonderful idea. Ok ladies I am a cancer survivor and I remember when they took out lymph nodes I went around the house with a regular pillow under my arm for a month. Masectomy was nothing compared to that. I belong to a group who make lap quilts for cancer patients.

Monique

Monique
February 18th, 2011, 03:09 PM
I fell in the dark no one around. Could have been a heck of a lot worse. Thanks.

Monique

Sandy Navas
February 18th, 2011, 03:57 PM
Sandy try kiwi. I was told they are loaded with potassium. Even more then a banana. Just cut them in half and scoop out the yummy goodness with a spoon, yummy. Oh all this talk about kiwis makes me want some, lol. I will put that on the list.

Another reason for me to book a flight to New Zealand!!!

toggpine
February 18th, 2011, 04:06 PM
Hey everyone!

It looks like everybody is just waiting for the weekend, and some are starting early! I am trying to clean the house. I have decided that almost 5 and nearly 50 year-olds aren't always the best helpers. I just get things put away and they are all back out again, almost before I get turned around. Oh well. At least stuff is getting dusted and cleaned before the layer of child and husband debris is redistributed over the top of it.

I did get the aardvarks done and one is burrowed in a box waiting to be released from the birthday wrap on Sunday. The other is perched in the sewing room shelves. I'll get photos posted after Em opens hers on Sunday. I love them!

Well, back to cleaning. Then we are making a run to the library & to the store. I'm going to buy the cake mixes for Em's birthday cupcakes. I thought about making them from scratch, but at $1 a box, I can't beat the convenience. She LOVES to bake and will have a great time helping to make her own birthday treats. We'll have to make a few mini-ones for dessert tonight! I'll have to post the directions for cake cookies. Really easy if you need cookies in a hurry for something.

Have a great day & catch you all later!
Cathy

llm161
February 18th, 2011, 07:42 PM
TGIF - Boy do I agree. I work at a greenhouse and was laid off since Feb 1. Went back to work last week and as much as I love it, I'm stiff and sore . . .. .can't wait for the weekend to get back to quilting. I'm relatively new to quilting. Did a little bit years ago but actually just finished a couple wall quilts and am attempting my first full-size quilt.

I was interested to see someone say that they were cleaning their stash and didn't need anything at the Lancaster Show. A year ago I moved to Peach Bottom (20 miles south of Lancater) and plan to go to the show with my new Amish friends. Actually, they are coming with me.

I love sewing but hadn't done any in awhile since I had become interested in making jewelry. I really like sewing and now, quilting but boy, does it take up more room.

I have to figure out how to arrange things now. Cloth and beads have to share a room. :D:D:D

Anyway, I just wanted to say I am also so very glad that it's Friday.

Is anyone else working on the America The Beautiful quilt from Mcalls Quilting magazine?

Blondie
February 18th, 2011, 08:38 PM
Hi Ladies
What a nice place to come in after a long day and pleasant dinner. Y'all are just like a pair of roomy, comfy slippers. That's a good thing.

Monique, the pic of your DGD is precious.

Sandy, eat the KIWI. I had forgotten how yummy they are. Stop by on your way to New Zealand and pick me up. Hubbies are optional.

Cathy, you have more energy than a sack full of monkeys. How do you do it all?? I get tired out just reading of one day. You are such a whirlwind of blessings.

Shauna, you gave me such a giggle. My grannies always used verbage that was quaint to me and I would never get away with some of it today. One used to say, "Today I feel quite gay". That meant she was really happy. My other one used to say, "First you say it and then you step in it" I think you can figure out what she meant. LOL.
Love the pecker/nose reference. Perhaps will say that to someone soon just to see their reaction, lol. I am b-a-a-a-d-d-d

I have to find that magazine (BHG) to look at that quilt again. I always have the best intentions but anything Americana draws me like a moth to a flame.

Patti, I don't know if the moon has anything to do with anything but I have folks that swear by it and as long as they come in, fine. From what one of my grannies used to say, it would depend on what month/sign of the full moon. And my daddy always cut his wood by the sign of the moon so it would be sturdy but lighter. Had to do with the sap. Still, it is worth a try. If you are on meds, it affects your hair and if you need to be on meds it can affect your hair. I always check my hair folks for obvious signs of thyroid, diabetes but tell your BF it is perfectly NORMAL to shed about 100 strands of hair a day. For some folks, they shed way more than that. You might find that taking some Biotin will help you too. That really does help hair to grow faster and with one client of mine on it, it has helped restore some hair loss she had due to surgery/anesthesia. Very traumatic but she is coming back strong.

Off to snuggle with my big old hubs. I crashed last night so early that he thought I was dead. I know I am leaving someone out, no disrespect or slights intended. Just remember, oatmeal is in my brain or perhaps swiss cheese.

Blessings to everyone.

Onetiredmomma
February 18th, 2011, 11:01 PM
Sandy, there is a lot of Potassium in potatoes, so maybe that could help?

What a day! I'm glad it's over, and I'm so tired, but I wanted to stop by. Off to work tomorrow and then family and church day! Yay! Hopefully it can be a nap day, too?!

Sandy Navas
February 18th, 2011, 11:09 PM
What a nice place to come in after a long day and pleasant dinner. Y'all are just like a pair of roomy, comfy slippers. That's a good thing.

My grannies always used verbage that was quaint to me and I would never get away with some of it today. One used to say, "Today I feel quite gay". That meant she was really happy. My other one used to say, "First you say it and then you step in it" I think you can figure out what she meant.


Blondie - I've always told my sweetie's family that I couldn't get rid of him because he was like an old comfortable pair of shoes.

One of my mother's best friends used to say "Well, my stars and garters." I'm sure there are others that will come to me after I post this. Love some of those old sayings.

Sandy Navas
February 18th, 2011, 11:11 PM
Sandy, there is a lot of Potassium in potatoes, so maybe that could help?

Just finished a big bowl of 'cauldo' - a potato soup that my husband's Colombian relatives passed to me - pretty much like regular potato soup but you poach eggs in it and serve with fresh cilantro and corn chips. Yummy. I could eat potatoes every day so have to watch myself. They are just about the only vegetable that I have to put salt on . . . not good.

patticakes
February 18th, 2011, 11:46 PM
"Stars and garters"...cauldo! Salty potatoes! Sandy I am movin' in with you!!

Blondie - Even tho I lose at least a 100 hairs a day and they all find there way into my bathroom sink, (thank goodness BF is a plumber!) I still have tons of thin, fine hair. Not even a notion to try to grow more only trying to grow it longer. For some reason I want to have long hair again before I am 60! Through genes from my father's family, I look younger than I am so maybe I will even try pig tails...LOL...just kidding. The Pippy Longstocking look is not for me.

My brother is texting me like a madman tonight. I just visited him and my sis in law in Florida and he says maybe because he is getting older he just wishes I was closer to him. Gosh, brings me to tears because if it wasn't for my BF I would have no reason to stay here and would move in a flash! I will give it up to the good Lord to handle as he sees fit.

So happy that I got my swap blocks off in the mail today and tonight I cut up several pairs of old jeans for a rag quilt for my DD and her dog, Max, that I am working on in my head! Can wait to sew on it!

Off to check some blogs...have a good evening and I'll see ya in the am!
Patti