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kimsophia
April 29th, 2016, 12:08 AM
Hoot hoot! How's everybody? I hope y'all are feeling better.

I had a horrible computer virus but it's gone now. I've been practicing a lot of hand applique while I wait for the background fabric to arrive. I tried several techniques and so far have the best results with using starch on the seam margins and ironing them around the template. I'm ironing four sheets of freezer paper together to make a thicker edge on the templates I'm cutting. I've watched a lot of YouTube videos to find these methods.

I ordered some linen for a counted cross stitch on April 19th and it hasn't arrived yet. It is from a place in New Jersey called Needleworker's Delight. They also aren't replying to my emails or phone call. I don't know if they've shipped it or not. There is another person complaining about this kind of behavior from them on Yelp. :P They did eventually ship it to her (after she'd cancelled the order). :P

So what's new? Hoot it out! @,@

Cokie
April 29th, 2016, 12:51 AM
I've been making the charm pack tote bags, trying to finish some up so I can mail them for Mother's Day gifts for my mom, sisters-in-law, and niece. I am machine quilting them on my embroidery machine, which I've never done before, but I'm happy with how they've turned out so far. I have one more to quilt and then I can put them together.

Today was a cool rainy day - would have been a good day to sleep in but I had to go to the dentist first thing this morning for my check-up and cleaning and found out I need three cavities filled - one new one and two older ones replaced. I haven't had a cavity in probably 20 years or more!! I have a real fear of the dentist so just getting back into the routine for my regular cleanings has been a trial. Oh, well...I will go while I have dental insurance to help with the cost. Having some medical tests on Monday too. Feel like I'm falling apart... Going into work early tomorrow so I can get off early and start enjoying the weekend and get some sewing done.

Have a good night and a happy Friday, everyone!!

stationarymom
April 29th, 2016, 01:21 AM
Hoot hoot Kim it's nice to have you back.I was wondering why nobody started the Night Owl post.I;m glad you got your computer fixed.
Cokie sorry to hear about your dental trouble.I can't stand the novicane they use so I have my teeth done without it,some dentist refuse to do the work that way.I finally heard about the mammogram I had done 2 weeks ago and it came back fine.I went out with a girlfriend to supper and then gambling tonight.I was doing good the second or third machine I played gave me $45 right away,then I changed machines and it all went down hill from there my friend cashed in $85 dollars up.

Judy, USMC
April 29th, 2016, 03:02 AM
Glad to see everyone is checking in tonight. Sorry about the dentist ... and the slots.

Have been missing the Hooting posts - still mopey about all the routine medical stuff. Had to take an antibiotic for 20 days and did my best to keep the probiotics in my system and I still had that "regularity" problem crop up. NO FUN. Packing for a timeshare 2-weeks in Massanutten, VA. Of course had to check out the quilt shops in the area. Once has a "Missouri Star Circle" and was pleasantly surprised to see they've scheduled 2 dates to work on the Double Square Star. Naturally I'll miss both dates but will definitely stop by and shop! Scroll down to see their play dates: http://www.ragtimefabrics.com/circles.html

Terrible storms in northern NC and southern VA tonight. Hope everyone stays safe!

redcaboose1717
April 29th, 2016, 05:20 AM
I have been up since 2:30 am....surfing the net looking for quilting sites etc.
Haven't been to a casino in months. Last time I went, I played and won $90, and after that, I didn't spend any of the winnings. ( I spent $3 to get the $90, so I actually made $87.