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Blondie
August 22nd, 2013, 07:52 AM
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Hello Folksies!

Yes, it's Thursday. Yes, I have to work today. Yes, I did oversleep a wee bit this morning. Yes, I have NOT had a full cuppa yet . . . I got caught up reading some of the posts from overnite and lost track of time. Now you know why I need a timer set when I sit here.

Thursdays are my short day. I am hopeful that if I get finished early enough I can get back to my basement sewing area and straighten up a little before I make dinner. Also, the belt for my model 66 singer arrived sometime ago and I may try getting that put on. No guarantees, but, that's the plan, Stan.

I received a lovely COC block in the mail yesterday from one of our MSQC members who prefers to remain anonymous. I will be working on that soon. That is one reason I need to clear off my sewing table downstairs. It will be easier for me to sandwich the COC.

Yesterday had a Dr appt for my mom. Got there and guess what? She had the date down wrong. Her appt is for today. I have to work, so - she will have to go it alone unless she can get Sis to go with her. See, what makes me want to slap my head like a V-8 commercial is this. I normally make sure all her appts are on M - W. That way I don't have to rearrange my work day. Normally the dr's office will call me at home for reminders of the appts. Well, this one called Mom's office to let her know he had emergency surgery and needed to reschedule her. I reckon that snake messed her nerves up a bit because she doesn't remember. lol, totally understood. I believe Sis will clear her morning for this appt.

Off to shower and take a walk across the road. Foggy this morning - glad that I don't have to drive in it.

Be sure and find someone to dazzle with your smile today.

Monique
August 22nd, 2013, 08:09 AM
Good morning dear friends.

Woke up to heavy rain, thunder and a light show. We do need the rain. I can't remember the last time it rained. I got a few embroidery blocks done at work yesterday. Doesn't sound like I work at all, does it? But I do, once all the mail is sorted and my delivery person is gone with it, that is pretty well it. So I need to take something with me or I would go bonkers.

I am not sure what I will do today. Maybe quilt, maybe tag all my projects I am taking to the fair. I got my call the other day to help out on judging day. I really enjoy that and will see right away if I won anything. I was also asked to work on the Friday morning. They bring in school children and show them that there are other things to see at the fair besides the midway. I will tour with the French kids.

So happy Thursday everyone.

Suzette
August 22nd, 2013, 08:31 AM
Happy Thursday quilty friends! I don't have a lot on the agenda, just work this morning, then back to my quilting in the afternoon. I have so many beautiful charm packs, layer cakes and jelly rolls to play with (all bought from MSQC, of course! :D ), I will have a wonderfully difficult time deciding which one to start on first! :icon_bigsmile:

Hope you all have a day full of warm smiles and lots of quilty time! :icon_bigsmile:

Kelly F
August 22nd, 2013, 08:48 AM
Good morning.. Good morning Blondie!

I have been so busy this last week, but I feel like I have not accomplished a lot. We all know how that feels. I was little under the weather since last Thursday with a nagging sinus infection. I did so much sleeping, but I started feeling better by Tuesday.

I took the time yesterday morning to peek into my sewing room. I looked around and found some seasonal remnants for fall. I was inspired. I am going to make a wall hanging for this fall. I have other projects to complete, but when I get inspired and excited about an idea I have to start working on it or it nags and nags at me until I get it started .

I am heading into Richmond, Virginia today to receive an award for work. Yayyyy! It will take me about 1 and a half to get down there. And a hour and half to get home. Luckily, for me, I work from home and do not have to make this drive that often. Since April 2012 I have only driven down there 5 times. Woot woot!

We got a crazy storm last night too. Heavy heavy rain and very loud thunder. I didn't think that I would ever fall asleep, but I did. Apparently we lost power last night too. That is the best time for the power to go out.. You never miss it!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day!!

Kelly. :)

Mpyles
August 22nd, 2013, 08:53 AM
Morning ladies,

Still not in a routine of late. Still missing my dd. :(. Hubby got a bad report at the dr visit. :(. But as blondie would say...gonna go find a reason to smile.

Everyone have a great day!!

Iris Girl
August 22nd, 2013, 08:53 AM
Good Morning all!! had a t storm around 3am and some rain, nothing now though. Hubby doing good on his new job. We got my machine to the repairman last evening. He will take good care off it and get it back quickly with a working cutter. Its a long drive an hour from me in heavy traffic and I don't like to drive it alone, so waited til hubby could go for the extra eyes. working on finishing projects for my classes, snow people and the clauses wall hanging, a cute runner and a topper. Been kinda busy not posting alot, I do stop in a read some though, seems like everyone is doing ok. Hugs to those that need them. enjoy ypour day and like Blondie says smile it will brighten someones day.

nyscpa2be
August 22nd, 2013, 08:57 AM
Good morning everyone. Blondie, I haven't even had my first cup yet - its brewing now. And yes, I'm feeling it LOL.

Monique, when is your fair?

I spent yesterday working as a cashier at a Fire Department chicken bbq booth at the county fair, and came home and crashed. I've been left alone now, so I think I might spend the day on the machine after I get the laundry in. :)

Evilynn
August 22nd, 2013, 09:03 AM
Good afternoon!

I have my first "vacation" day behind me nearly. It's 3 pm and around 4 pm there will be a hungry man carrying a hungry toddler through the front door. I slept in - got up at 9 am - and what did I do useful for today? Uhmm... let me think... nothing! :) But I don't really care, it went as planned. I sat til around 12 in front of the pc, reading facebook, and got lost somewhere in the space of the internet (perhaps you know about this phenomenon, you find an interesting article or quilt pattern or whatever that raises further questions so you google, and before you know it, 1 hour or more is gone!) , chatting with Andrea via facebook and then I decided it's time to get out, and if only for 2 hours. I grabbed my mobile phone and went to the town. I found a new interesting game that makes you move around because you have to "capture portals" (which are most likely hidden in prominent spots in the city) so you walk a lot around in the town. Even in the small center of Mikkeli are a boatloads of portals so one afternoon won't even be nearly enough to capture them all.

Sorry for the geek talk, haha! ;)

I hope all of you have a pleasant, not that stressy day. For me it feels a bit like weekend. Or better, more like holidays. Tomorrow I'll work in the household. :)

Hugs to all of you

Steffie

shermur
August 22nd, 2013, 09:08 AM
Mornin' quilt friends! Yes, it is Thursday, but I look at it was Friday Eve! I guess summer decided to showup, it's been hot here this week and sure could use some moisture. Anywho, my summer hours at work will end by Labor Day weekend and will go back to regular hours (8:00 AM to 4:30 Pm).
My sister (who is going through marriage separation and divorce) and her 2 kids should be coming up this weekend. We are trying to help her out with her car...that is a plus since I am married to a wonderful mechanic! Plus, there is a family reunion in Sedalia, but since I didn't get enough notice...I won't be attending. There will probably be distant family members I would care to associate with anyways....you know, the ones who have scorned the family name and you wouldn't cross the street to acknowledge their presence....

MRoy
August 22nd, 2013, 09:21 AM
Good morning! I'm still working on my first cup of coffee. Kelly, congratulations on your award! Mary, you're in my prayers today.

I went to Tuesday Morning yesterday and found packs of 7 fat quarters for $2.99. I got 3 packs to use for guild charity quilts. Then came home and cut the grass. No plans for today. Jake pup is still not eating, the vet doesn't seem concerned (says it's the medicine he's taking) but I am.

nyscpa2be
August 22nd, 2013, 09:28 AM
I grabbed my mobile phone and went to the town. I found a new interesting game that makes you move around because you have to "capture portals" (which are most likely hidden in prominent spots in the city) so you walk a lot around in the town. Even in the small center of Mikkeli are a boatloads of portals so one afternoon won't even be nearly enough to capture them all.

Steffie, can you share the game? i seem to be stuck by myself quite often in a new city - that would be a way to get me out of malls!

Evilynn
August 22nd, 2013, 09:50 AM
Steffie, can you share the game? i seem to be stuck by myself quite often in a new city - that would be a way to get me out of malls!

Of course I can! It's called "Ingress" and is made from google. There are minimum specs your smartphone should have to be able to run it properly but I couldn't figure out which. I have an LG Optimus 700 p and the game runs ok'ish but not very smoothly. You need also a google-account to be able to play it. If you have all of these, let me know and I'll send you an invite (since it's closed beta still)

(Runs on Android phones ONLYit seems)

Lisapc
August 22nd, 2013, 10:09 AM
Kelly: congratulations.

Steffie: I am so happy for you. Enjoy your game.

Blondie: With my Lil' Guy starting school next Tuesday I will have to be up as early as you usually are. We once went to an important Dr.'s appointment in Boston for hubby at the cancer center to be told it was a week later. They called us to reschedule it and never put it in the computer. Could have been there mistake.

I can drive again! As long as I behave myself which I will. I am trying to decide where my first little trip should be. I guess since I really miss my LQS and I need Kona Black to start my daughters Christmas present I might just have to drag my son along. He he he.

Have a great day to all and prayers to all that need them.

nyscpa2be
August 22nd, 2013, 10:11 AM
Of course I can! It's called "Ingress" and is made from google. There are minimum specs your smartphone should have to be able to run it properly but I couldn't figure out which. I have an LG Optimus 700 p and the game runs ok'ish but not very smoothly. You need also a google-account to be able to play it. If you have all of these, let me know and I'll send you an invite (since it's closed beta still)

(Runs on Android phones ONLYit seems)

I've got an Android LG Optimus Zip, and a google based email. Even though the domain doesn't say google, it is. The state colleges in New York all use Google as the web server for emails - cheaper than building mainframes for the number of students we have. I'll PM it to you. Thanks!

aliaslaceygreen
August 22nd, 2013, 10:15 AM
Good morning! Work day is done! (just a 30 minute conference call today)... Now I am babying Miss Tatiana so she will eat while keeping Neko out of her hair... but watch out, SSS there he goes, right into your gift box!
I am off to the quilt store today to take photos for the owner, and then off to another one, new to me, that some evil person had to inform me of its existence.... I posted photos last night in Wed greetings of kitty and Laylabug if you want to see them...
OK...off to gather all my photo things...have a great day!

MayinJerset
August 22nd, 2013, 11:16 AM
Blondie, I so resemble your card this morning, had a great big mug of coffee just right and spilled it all over my toast, so I'm not talking to anyone until I have a whole cup of coffee.

Not that anyone is up and it's 10am. Everyone is sleeping late today as last night DH, son and grandkids and I visited my sister Carol in Brooklyn, sister Patti was there also. Granddaughter Josi wanted to see her "Great" Great Aunts before going home to Mass so it was quickly arranged between all of our commitments. Josi and Ben don't have many relatives on their mom's side, none live nearby either so I try to have a big get together when the kids are here but this year everyone had lots activities already planned. Ben wasn't too interested in the visit but loved the cake and donuts, LOL! Guys don't seem to take to our big noisy Italian family as much as gals do. Kids did get to meet Carol's DD Melissa and her fiancÚ who are getting married in 6 weeks. Melissa went for her first bridal gown fitting the other day and the size 2 gown had to be taken in. How did such a slender gal get into our pear shape family? With her long blonde hair she looks like Barbie but she is much more intelligent as she is a successful Speech Pathologist in the NYCity School System.

Gotta get myself some more coffee as I'm only on half speed right now.

Jean Sewing Machine
August 22nd, 2013, 11:42 AM
Good morning! I had my grandkids overnight, so I was on early morning breakfast and get dressed duty. It went well, Grandma didn't have to yell once! I had to share my bed with "Little Miss Bedhog". So Grandma didn't get much sleep. The grandkids share a bedroom at my house and they took advantage of it by playing around and refusing to stay in bed. So I had to separate them. Since it was a school night, they couldn't play around, if it had been on the weekend, I would have let them mess around and just gone to bed myself in my own room and not cared a bit. But I knew I would pay in the morning if they stayed up late, because they wouldn't want to get up!

Need to get them from daycare this afternoon, feed them some dinner and go to a 6:00 p.m. Soccer game. Then I turn them back to the parents til Sat. Morning at 7:00 a.m. Both parents have crazy, unpredictable schedules, it sometimes drives me crazy too!

So many twister quilt ideas have been circulating around! I want to try them all! They do take time, though!

My friend's SIL is recovering from his viral meningitis, but right now has lost a lot of memory. He has lost memory of basic self care skills, so will have to be in rehab for a number of weeks. The good news is that he will not lose is job, but needs to recover before he can work again. It's going to be a journey for them.

Hope I can get in some sewing today along with a nap or two! You all have a great day!

Alana
August 22nd, 2013, 11:59 AM
Good Morning Everyone!! Well, I'm a bad girl today and called in sick...ahem...cough cough.....so I will be hanging around here cleaning up the place and getting in some sewing time. The morning is almost done and I haven't even made coffee yet!!!! Ack!!!
Had a terrible storm pass through here last night and lightening took down a tree just a street over. Such a loud crash and bang that was, I jumped about four feet into the air!! Then it poured and we had such a light show. Now it's a beautiful clear sky and soft breeze, you'd never know it stormed.

Gotta get some coffee.....NEED some coffee.......!!!! All have a fantastic day....

cyndiofthevortex
August 22nd, 2013, 12:46 PM
Good morning for another 45 minutes! One of the nicest things in my life is when I am eating breakfast and a little two year old sidles up to me with an earnest face and says, "Share? Share?" So that's where all of my bananas went!

On my list today is Make Feathers. Ever since Annika posted a link to a woman who FMQ "Drag Queen Feathers" I have been itching to try them. Yes, that's what she calls them. Go figure. I have never feathered in my life and am a little in awe of those who can. I'll let you know how I do. Too bad I can't FMQ with my fingers crossed! That might help.

shannonsaulter
August 22nd, 2013, 01:21 PM
Good morning all..for me its my day off back to work tomorrow...looking forward to 4 days off next week...
I am 5 weeks smoke free today and still a bit on edge..not as bad as last week though..
I have my 1st mammogram next Friday..
Have a great day all..

toggpine
August 22nd, 2013, 01:33 PM
Way to go Shannon!

I have much to do today and have already spent an hour here! Gotta get a move on!

Hugs, Cathy

alliek
August 22nd, 2013, 01:34 PM
Good Day all: Doctor appointment with DH today. (next week two for mom) Don't know what to make for dinner tonite, something quick (how about eating out, that's quick). Want to get to Hobby Lobby for some border color. How come, with all my stash, I never have just the right color I need??? I hope DH wants to go there when we are finished with doc. Sunny and hot today. My knees are a little achy but other than that I'm OK. Tonight my fav program "project runway". I really hate the drama that goes on, but love to see what and how they create and show their creations. Some day, I'm going to MOOD. :lol: