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Monique
June 1st, 2016, 07:04 AM
Good morning friends. It got a lot cooler around these parts yesterday but it was still a beautiful day. I got laundry done and picking up around here. Not much else. Had a 2 hour nap, woke up at 5:30. I am trying to cut out these 2 hour naps in the afternoon. I still sleep at night, but sleeping away the day I don't like.

Hair cut got put off until today. Work until 1.

Have a great day everyone.

Bubby
June 1st, 2016, 07:29 AM
Morning Everyone,

Can you believe it's June 1st already! Today is my interview for the CASA position I would like to have. Wish me luck. This has been a fairly long process. After this I will undergo drug screening and then 5 weeks of training.

I sewed a little this morning on the sashed half-hexie top. I love sewing while everyone is asleep.

Hugs to everyone who needs them....I will check in later this afternoon. Have a great day friends!

Ginny B
June 1st, 2016, 08:20 AM
Good morning all. Another sunny morning here. Yesterday was a bit of a sad day here at the house. We had to have a very large tree that has been providing us with a beautiful sight from our kitchen window and while sitting on our front porch taken down. :( Coming home from work and pulling into my driveway brought tears to my eyes. Everything looks so stark and bare out there now and we have to rethink how we care for the other growing things out there. They do not have the shade they have been used to. I am on a quest now to find the perfect replacement tree for our old friend.

On a much happier note, my son and dil have another visit with the doctor today and if all is still looking good, they will share the news of their pregnancy outside of the close family circle. We are all so very excited and optimistic.

Good luck Barb with your interview.

Have a wonderful day everyone.

mischiefkat
June 1st, 2016, 08:27 AM
Good Morning All,
Hot & humid all ready this am. Today is the 1st day of Hurricane Season. DH ortho surgeon's appointment this am,few errands to run, then home to sew. Baked the Sour Cream Apple Cake last night, really good. Hugs and prayers to all. Birthday wishes to all whose BD is today. Kathy

mischiefkat
June 1st, 2016, 08:28 AM
OOPS Bubby, good luck with your job interview. Kathy

Blondie
June 1st, 2016, 08:50 AM
Good Morning and Happy June 1 ~
Late start for me - I went back to sleep after hubs left for work. I finished the inserts for the louvre doors in the kitchen yesterday. I will be taking pics soon and will apologize right this minute for what a poor photographer I am. Here is one little pic I took yesterday morning of one of the yellow walls. Notice Max outside on the deck wondering why in the world he is not inside with me. You will also notice that I have not finished painting the old hoosier yet.

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Below is one of the cabinets with the shirred inserts. Told you I was a terrible photographer.

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Off to skype with the DD. Have a wonderful day. Blessings and SMILES to all.

shermur
June 1st, 2016, 08:57 AM
Bubby...good luck on the interview and training; I have realized that since I started my new job at the first of this year, how swiftly the past 5 months has flown. It does help when you're doing something you enjoy!

And I feel the same about sewing when the rest of the house is sleeping...I finished the second block if this at 5:00 AM today!

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MayinJerset
June 1st, 2016, 09:01 AM
Yes, Barb, Good Luck with your CASA interview and hoping for Good News for Ginny's son and dil about their expected baby.

Sunny and cool this morning, a perfect day to get things done without breaking sweat. I've got a pile of mail to go through and several phone calls to make and will get to them as soon as I have my 2nd cup of coffee. 131473

peggiep
June 1st, 2016, 09:04 AM
Happy Hump Day Everyone!
Now that the weather seems to have returned to more normal conditions with much less humidity and more moderate temperatures, it is time to attack the flower beds. Having been away last week, they are in much need of weeding and grooming. I missed out buying any annuals at the garden centres, so will have to plant some seeds. With any luck, I might have some flowers by September!

Barb - Good luck with your interview!

Blondie - Your pictures look great and I love the shirred curtains.

Hope everyone has a terrific day.

Peggiep

gshannon1008
June 1st, 2016, 09:33 AM
Wishing you positive outcomes with the interview.

Lyndaj
June 1st, 2016, 09:37 AM
Good morning everyone. It is very sunny here today.

I woke up to something amazing that made me cry. As some of you know, I made quilts for a family affected by the Fort McMurray forest fires. Well, I don't know them personally. I only know the wife through a running group we are on called Run Junkees, but felt I had to do something.

At any rate, they received my care package yesterday, and what she wrote on Facebook made me cry. My quilts will never be in a show. In fact, I only did stitch in the ditch quilting on these quilts, and my sitd quilting is often wonky, but I know they don't care. Am happy that I provided some comfort to them.

There was also a quilt for the dog, which some of you might find weird. When I first thought about offering my quilts to this family, my husband immediately said that I had to make a quilt for the dog too. A number of years ago, my vet saved my Java's life, and as a gesture, I made some quilts for the clinic to go in the crates. There are even crate quilt patterns which were posted after Hurricane Sandy.

I also included two sweetpea pods for mom and daughter. This was my first ever go at a zipper. I think they turned out ok.

At any rate, I will stop rambling today. I posted pics in the Show and Tell folder if anyone is interested.

Have a great hump day everyone.

WendyI
June 1st, 2016, 10:09 AM
Morning all!!

Barb...good luck with the interview. Drug test!? Is that like a standard there? I have never had to do that in my life! But I guess I have worked at the same employer for 25 years. I wouldn't know what to do out in the "real" world! LOL!

Ginny, that is so sad about the tree. My aunt has lived in the same house since I was a babe and she had this gorgeous, huge tree in front of her house that had to be taken down. It's so sad when that happens. Congrats on the baby news though! That IS exciting!

Blondie! Kitchen is coming along beautifully! Can't wait to see it all done...what's a hoozier?!

Busy day yesterday and I am tired. Had a refugee committee meeting and they always run until 10 pm! It is such a good feeling to be helping families though! Helps put my own life very much into perspective.

Another busy work day then groceries after work. Then part-time job of typing and website editing for a lady so lots to do! Sending love and hugs to those who need them! xox

ceiliam
June 1st, 2016, 10:20 AM
Morning all Barb good luck on job.....stupid question what is a casa? Blondie your house is looking great do so love yellow. Ginny so sorry about tree I would have cried also. Hoping to get mine planted in garden today. Maybe some sewing. Have a great day all

Mom23
June 1st, 2016, 10:32 AM
Morning Everyone,

Can you believe it's June 1st already! Today is my interview for the CASA position I would like to have. Wish me luck. This has been a fairly long process. After this I will undergo drug screening and then 5 weeks of training.

I sewed a little this morning on the sashed half-hexie top. I love sewing while everyone is asleep.

Hugs to everyone who needs them....I will check in later this afternoon. Have a great day friends!

Good luck with your interview. Are you interviewing for a paid CASA position or as a volunteer? I was on our local CASA Board of Directors and went through the training to be an advocate. I've never taken a case because emotionally I just don't think I could do it.

Wendy, it's become routine in the states to perform drug testing and a background check. Some businesses also perform fingerprinting. It's a large expense for the employer but well worth the cost.

WendyI
June 1st, 2016, 10:37 AM
Wendy, it's become routine in the states to perform drug testing and a background check. Some businesses also perform fingerprinting. It's a large expense for the employer but well worth the cost.

I would view that as a major invasion of my privacy and pretty insulting actually. I hope that never happens here.

sewbizzy
June 1st, 2016, 10:46 AM
Good Luck Barb...
Blondie, I love the shirred inserts, too...

Cathy F
June 1st, 2016, 11:15 AM
Blondie-love the new look!
Barb- sending good vibes your way on the interview.
Ginny- hoping it's good news they can share!
Sherri- loving the look of those blocks!

SewnByBee
June 1st, 2016, 11:34 AM
Hello Friends.
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Barb, GOOD LUCK, wishing you a day filled with Blessings.

Ginny, it is sad to loose a tree that became part of your scenery........ so sorry.
I've been looking at tree's , for the reason, my yard just doesn't have good shade, or color neither......I love, a tree my mom, last planted, the bigger it has gotten, the more beautiful it has become. A Japanese Magnolia. It has a purple bloom that is stunning, the foliage is a much smaller, softer, type of Magnolia. I am going to look into it and see if it comes in other colors, or not.
I planted a little Red Mapel, that I found, out of season, (barely), kept it watered and it looks grate. I wasn't sure, if I could keep it alive, it was kinda pitiful looking.....but... TLC....she's a pretty lil thing now.

I'm trying to get started on a new project. I made a post late, yesterday. I need some advice on design layout, math, and suggestions on strip type piecing. I'm also using flying geese, but only one, to make a ( < ) shape blocks. To form a row of arrows, at the top and bottom of the quilt.
If you have suggestions, please, look for post..... Strips...Design.... Math.

Have a Blessed day.......!!!

Jean Sewing Machine
June 1st, 2016, 11:53 AM
Blondie-love the new look!
Barb- sending good vibes your way on the interview.
Ginny- hoping it's good news they can share!
Sherri- loving the look of those blocks!
Ooh, Cathy! I'm glad to see that beautiful flag as your avatar! I loved that project of yours!

rebeccas-sewing
June 1st, 2016, 12:35 PM
Good Morning. My younger daughter is home for a visit. It's good to see her. Our last get-together was Christmas. The meds I'm taking are causing me to have no energy. I'll be glad when I'm back to my old self. Believe me, old is how I'm feeling right now. hahaha

I love my new machine, but honestly, I'm so clueless at times. Joe and I were trying to figure out why the heck I couldn't move through the different stitches on the screen. We finally gave up and walked away. Before I hit the sack I gave it one more go. Epiphany - something on the screen made me pause. I had changed to the single hole plate. DUH!!! The machine is pretty smart. Obviously in this situation smarter than me! It actually knows when the plate has been switched. It locked me out of using anything other than a straight stitch to avoid breaking my needle or damaging the plate. This is the second time I've felt like a dope when it comes to operating this machine. I'm so glad we figured it out. Having to go with it to the shop and have them realize what an idiot I am, AGAIN, would be so embarrassing. hahaha

Good luck, Barb!

Blondie, the kitchen is looking terrific. Love your little cabinet doors and the yellow is so cheerful. How lucky you are the owner of a hoosier.

Simply Quilting
June 1st, 2016, 01:05 PM
I would view that as a major invasion of my privacy and pretty insulting actually. I hope that never happens here.

Where dh works drug testing is done routinely both for employment and employees. And if there is an accident, the employee is immediately drug tested. A large reason for it is liability. Running and working with machines and equipment that could injure or kill someone, the last thing that a company wants is to be responsible if someone gets hurt when it could have been avoid. And if the employee is found to have been on drugs when they caused an accident, liability is taken off of the employer. Employees found with drugs in their system are fired and escorted out.

Drug tests are used in various industries to help keep people safe.

Sadly, drug use is becoming more of an issue not only in the work force but in schools with children using, Because of drugs becoming such an issue, it is not uncommon to have drug dogs go through the school to check for illegal drugs. More and more schools are requiring athletes to be drug tested in order to play sports because drug abuse is becoming such a problem.

LauraP
June 1st, 2016, 09:03 PM
a CASA advocate is a wonderful caring person who looks out for minors rights during any legal activity. Ours also helped mediate between me and a terrible social worker when my daughters were molested by their father. She was just sure I must have known something about it--as if! Anyway, I salute anyone who can handle the emotional burden of being an advocate. I know you will be a wonderful one because you are always so caring on our forum. But please don't be insulted if I say I hope I never need one again. Laura