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toggpine
January 31st, 2015, 09:01 AM
I hope you all are up and about with a warm cup of whatever gets you moving in the morning!

I've nearly lapped my hubby in the sleep department! I'll tuck in about the time he's getting up.
He is going into work today for a little while. He and one of his co-workers are going to replace the breaks on his truck. We aren't telling that poor thing how many miles it really has. Somewhere along the way it stopped recording the actual miles. According to Hubby, it only gains about 4 or 5 for every round-trip of about 100! I give it a bath whenever I get the chance and it goes from grey to mallard green again.
After the mechanical work, he's going to put in some time on a side-job the boss threw his way. It's been a while since he did a race boat bottom, and he looking forward to the challenge.

Em & I will sleep in a bit. I put in more time on this project tonight than I planned, but I am well pleased with the efforts. So my Night Owl has become an Early Bird.
I hope you all had sweet dreams and can share a smile with someone today!
Cathy

Monique
January 31st, 2015, 09:14 AM
Good morning Cathy. A frigid start to the day here this morning. I have a wake to go to today. No more news on my Aunt, which is good. Hubby wants to clear the snow off the back roof today. I think we will wait until it warms up a bit.

Nothing really planned for this day. Have a great day everyone.

MayinJerset
January 31st, 2015, 09:48 AM
Sorry I missed you Cathy - this Night Owl had an upset stomach during the night so I didn't feel like sitting in the tree. Hope you got a well deserved good sleep. Looks like the sun is going to show up today - 14 degrees here right now and so glad I cancelled today's Pillowcase Sew In as it is much too icy out. Weather permit we'll meet next month as scheduled.

Finally finished the quilt I was working on for a loooong time, will give it another press and then pack it and backing and send them on their way to M*. Dining room is a mess so we'll get it cleared up of the 4 x 8 plywood over the table, ironing board on one side of the room and chairs lined up on the other side - didn't give me much walking room but big table helped hold the weight of the quilt while I sewed the borders on.

Finished my cup of tea so it's time to get moving. 99802

Mpyles
January 31st, 2015, 09:53 AM
good morning! Everyone have a great Saturday!

Grandma Nan
January 31st, 2015, 09:55 AM
Good morning folks
Travelling toward the sun today. We have been on the road for 2 days and will get to Florida today. We get our rental tomorrow and will be getting back to sewing I hope. I need a big sleep in. We have been getting up pretty early to drive each day so looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow.

We stay at Drury's when we are travelling so get dinner and breakfast- great deal to consider if you are taking a road trip.

Nan

Ginny B
January 31st, 2015, 10:13 AM
Good morning. Cold morning here. But the sun is shining so it makes it feel better.... at least inside anyway. Plans for the day are housework, laundry, meal planning and dh will do the grocery shopping. I would like to fit in a bit of sewing time to work on my lattice quilt. I hope I get my wish.

Grandma Nan, glad you are almost done with your trip. Enjoy the day everyone.

buckeyequilter
January 31st, 2015, 10:32 AM
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Good morning....

Laundry & quilting today!!! I did the grocery thing last night because we're expecting some snow/wind and whatever else comes our way. I have to drive in that stuff 5 days a week and that's enough.

I'm trying some threads to see what I want to use on a quilt so I can get the tension adjusted before I put the machine back on the frame....don't like those surprises that happen sometimes.

Well off to my quilting room. Have a wonderful day...prayers and hugs.


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Amy R
January 31st, 2015, 10:45 AM
Yayyyy weeekend is here!!!
Busy but good night last night, hubby and I made time to sit and watch a movie together. We need to do that more often.
I lightened my hair up from dark brown to a probably medium blonde. No bleach this time, I wanted to see what it would look like lighter overall, and I LOVE it.!! I am almost completely gray and it does bother me. I started graying really early, thanks Dad. I think in a couple weeks I'm going to sally's beauty supply for some supplies to go just a little lighter. Sophie's pretty happy about it too, she keeps saying she loves my new color. Well it's closer to hers now so of course!!

Today is Joann's trip, getting the dog's license renewed, ripping up some carpet to see how the hardwoods look underneath and hopefully sewing Niko's quilt top up. Spoiled bum seems to know it's his he will come and put his big head on my shoulder (like a horse) or just look down at the kitchen table and watch.
Hubby's pattern is going to be pretty "easy" I just need to figure out how much more fabric I need. Last quilt came up a bit too short with the fmq so this one I want to overcompensate a little to avoid that. He's a 6'2" around 250 big boy so I'ma need to buy more fabric :P

Grandma Nan, hope you enjoy your trip to the states.
Praying and hugs and good thoughts continue for everyone.

here's a pic of the other day's Fabric play time. Soph is really enjoying fabric and the general idea. She does mock tutorials "Now what we're going to do is..." and is pretty bummed she's too little for the sewing machine.

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ravelim
January 31st, 2015, 11:07 AM
Monique, condolences to you. Amy your little one looks like a natural. Grandma Nan , I'm truly impressed with your road trip. I get in the car for more than 2hrs and throw up.lol
Sewing today for me. Working on a Valentine table topper in the altered squares blocks from charm squares.

We're to get 6-8" of snow today. Trying to talk college student to go back to school before it gets bad. It's only an hour and a half away but when you're driving by yourself it is a lot.

Prayers and hugs for everyone. Wendy, hope someone comes in and swoops up your house.

LRM
January 31st, 2015, 11:18 AM
Good morning all. I have been working on little projects (zip bags, embroidery, etc) since the new year began because I'm finding myself paralyzed by indecision. I've decided my real problem is that I don't want to waste fabric. That gets me into the issue of indecision -- what if I don't like what I make, what if I mess up. This is the over analysis that prevents me from lots of things in life. I need to just start cutting! My goal today is just that -- start something and throw caution to the wind!

Have a lovely Saturday. Thanks again for letting me hang around with the cool kids.

Sandy Navas
January 31st, 2015, 11:40 AM
Good Morning! RAIN, RAIN, RAIN - and we sure need the moisture.

I stole Shirley's Organic sign - love that one.

Wishing I had little Sophie here and I'd teach her to use the Featherweight.

Be strong, Monique! Losing a best friend is one of the most difficult things we have to face.

Wishing I could travel with Nan - but the big guy here says there's no way he'd ever go to Florida (don't ask me why, no idea!)

I think I'll box up all my scraps and send to Louise along with a pair of really sharp scissors and just tell her to sit quietly and clip little pieces off until she fills the box and then send them back to me - then she won't hesitate to cut real blocks and get her mojo going.

Hoping May doesn't have anything serious happening with her stomach being upset. Good vibes being sent.

Sending ahems to Cathy so she can put the stress of this presentation way behind her.

And Mary, how are we going to get you to Hamilton? Maybe we should send you some Dramamine? Our other Mary just ran in and hollered and ran right back out - she must have to work today.

Ginny, leave the housework until next week - we want to see that lattice quilt top.

Me? I'm hitting the sewing room. I've been stitching out (embroidery) patterns I've wanted to try - turning them into mug rugs, bags and other goodies. Have a pincushion in the works that I keep dreaming of . . . fun, fun, fun.

Carrie J
January 31st, 2015, 12:20 PM
G'morning all! :D! Up at a decent time today, well for me anyway. Rain was supposed to be in last night, looks like it stalled, but it will get here and then the COLD/damp, dreary days start again. Heading to Greenville today for some needed material (leastways, that's what I'm telling myself!), no truly I do need it! Waiting for coffee to hit the cup and then off to start the day. Got a sew date this afternoon at BFF's, working on redoing cushions on her couch, toting my machine over so we can double up on it. Making that crock pot do it's job before I leave. Hope everyone has an excellent weekend and keeps safe and warm, off to tackle the day, Hugs and Blessings to all, especially those that need them.

kimsophia
January 31st, 2015, 12:43 PM
Now the weather prediction is up to 9-11 inches of snow by tomorrow. DH is glad he bought that big snowblower... :) I'll be doing more work on the baby bibs. Everybody take care!

rebeccas-sewing
January 31st, 2015, 12:57 PM
Have a wonderful weekend. Next time you here from me I'll be back in the Netherlands. A very long trip ahead of me today.

SuzyQue
January 31st, 2015, 12:59 PM
Today this month is winding down, but I am so pumped about my accomplishments ----I made 12 or so Periwinkle table toppers to start my supply for next Christmas, I DEEP cleaned my sewing studio and pitched and organized, I DEEP cleaned my master bathroom and laundry room, I am sorting and filing major boxes of photos, and I have begun to trim up all of my boxes of scraps! I have orange and purple done......2 out of 13! The boxes went from major jumbles of random scraps and mess to nice neat stacks of squares and strips. I hope I don't regret the cutting sizes, but I really LOVE the neat look and organization. The boxes were so crammed full that the lids only fit because they were crammed into the space between the shelves and the ceiling. Now the boxes are only about 1/3 full and I used every piece of fabric, cutting down to the smallest size of 1 1/2 ". Now I have space to expand so I plan to cut up all my scraps as I use up the fabric as I cut out other projects.......and use the scrap squares for even more projects! WIN! WIN! I took a huge stack of quilty papers and filed them in categories, so now I can find exactly the chart or pattern that I am looking for....or so that is the plan. Now the trick will be to see just how long this studio stays this neat and organized!!!!

Have a great last day of January and stay warm and dry. It is raining and cold here today with whispers of ice and snow for tomorrow. Off to sand dry wall seams and hopefully paint tomorrow.........or more mudding and sanding.

buckeyequilter
January 31st, 2015, 01:42 PM
Have a wonderful weekend. Next time you here from me I'll be back in the Netherlands. A very long trip ahead of me today.

Have a safe flight....see you back here soon.

Sandy Navas
January 31st, 2015, 02:08 PM
Today this month is winding down, but I am so pumped about my accomplishments ----I made 12 or so Periwinkle table toppers to start my supply for next Christmas, I DEEP cleaned my sewing studio and pitched and organized, I DEEP cleaned my master bathroom and laundry room, I am sorting and filing major boxes of photos, and I have begun to trim up all of my boxes of scraps! I have orange and purple done......2 out of 13! The boxes went from major jumbles of random scraps and mess to nice neat stacks of squares and strips. I hope I don't regret the cutting sizes, but I really LOVE the neat look and organization. The boxes were so crammed full that the lids only fit because they were crammed into the space between the shelves and the ceiling. Now the boxes are only about 1/3 full and I used every piece of fabric, cutting down to the smallest size of 1 1/2 ". Now I have space to expand so I plan to cut up all my scraps as I use up the fabric as I cut out other projects.......and use the scrap squares for even more projects! WIN! WIN! I took a huge stack of quilty papers and filed them in categories, so now I can find exactly the chart or pattern that I am looking for....or so that is the plan. Now the trick will be to see just how long this studio stays this neat and organized!!!!

Have a great last day of January and stay warm and dry. It is raining and cold here today with whispers of ice and snow for tomorrow. Off to sand dry wall seams and hopefully paint tomorrow.........or more mudding and sanding.

Do I need to send gas money and a trip planner - sure could use your help. I had planned to tackle my scraps before Al decided he had to make a quilt - so I moved them out of the way and he needed THAT space, too, so I moved them again . . . HELP, Suzi\y!!

Granny Judy
January 31st, 2015, 03:29 PM
OH, Suzy... I so need to get organized, too. I have problems with cutting up fabric, tho. Just can't bring myself to slice into some of the larger pieces.

Rebecca, safe trip..
Carrie, sounds like you have a great plan for your day.. I like the double teaming on the couch..

Putting the Hunter's Star top together this week end.. and then a bit of cleaning up the sewing machine. It looks like a cotton field inside the bobbin area. ??
Our weather is gonna be nasty over the week end.. snow, snow and more snow. I'm in and cozy warm.

toggpine
January 31st, 2015, 03:35 PM
Wow! A lot happened in the last few hours!
Many industrious folks up and about here today. Safe travels to everyone who is out making trips, long or short!

No real stress on this project Sandy. I am actually ahead of where I wanted to be.
Last night I got started on the skeleton course outline that will be published in the handout packet. Then I decided to put in a little more time on the actual outline that I'll use to build/edit the powerpoint. I am using the old iMacasurus as the new laptop doesn't have Microsoft Office on it yet. I clicked on iTunes and let the music roll while I typed. When I surfaced it was nearly 4 AM!
I grabbed about 5 hours of sleep and I'm doing pretty good. I'll send the files and wait to hear if the coordinator can open them in the older version. If not, I can take them to the library on Monday and convert them to the newer edition.
I am going to allow myself a bit of fabric play today since I managed to get so much done on this.

I hope you all manage to stay warm and dry. It's just foggy again here this morning. I think I'll go see what PBS has for sewing shows this morning with another cup of coffee.

SuzyQue
January 31st, 2015, 10:08 PM
Are you serious, Sandy? Yes, I will help you. Any time I get to paw through fabric is a great time. If you haven't the space, pack a box and come on down. Let me know and I will throw some lunch in the crockpot!

Sandy Navas
January 31st, 2015, 10:35 PM
Are you serious, Sandy? Yes, I will help you. Any time I get to paw through fabric is a great time. If you haven't the space, pack a box and come on down. Let me know and I will throw some lunch in the crockpot!

You may get a surprise if it ever quits snowing here . . .

Live to Quilt
February 1st, 2015, 01:50 AM
Sandy can you stop hear on your way down, I have a big, big tub full. Lol

Jean Anne

SuzyQue
February 1st, 2015, 01:29 PM
Come on down......the studio is amazingly clean for now.....but it won't stay that way for long! I would say bring your jammies, but our guest room is still in remodeling phase! It took me over a day for the orange box and over 2 for the purple one!