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Blondie
June 29th, 2016, 07:20 AM
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Hello Folksies!!

This may be a trend - two days in a row - wowie wow wow! Today will be my only day off from work and running around The Hill. I may just go back to bed - after I have my morning skype with the DD.

Yesterday was pleasant enough. After work, the kids and I carried Eli to my Mom's for tea and cake. What a pleasant little visit. While she sees Eli quite frequently, it was his first foray into his Great Granny's house. They are quite comfy in each other's arms


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What else shall I do today? Not a whole lot of anything! I may even sit and finish up a COC that someone is in need of. Blessings to each one here and also smiles to all.


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Ginny B
June 29th, 2016, 07:44 AM
Good morning Blondie and all to follow. Looks like it was a nice visit to Granny's house for Eli yesterday. :)

The rest of the week at work will be busy since I am on vacation next week. So that means getting things all set up and organized for while I'm not there. Tonight after work, a few of us are taking someone out who is leaving on Friday. She is moving to Florida and we are all happy for her but will miss her a bunch. I have worked with her since joining this agency and it will be odd not to have her around.

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone.

Monique
June 29th, 2016, 07:45 AM
WELCOME back Blondie. I forgot to add that Great Grandma looks quite content as does Eli.

Well I finally got caught up at work yesterday. It was about 3 before I ever got to sit down.

I spoke with my brother last night. He has picked up two more rows for me and for himself. He is learning the lingo as he goes. He says "I bought stuff that I did not know if you had, sticky something......" Oh fusible interfacing, "That's it" hahahahahahaha

So this morning I check the washing machine and there is water in it again. I may have to call a repair man.

I don't know if you remember when I was bitten on the arm last summer, well, the welt has shown up again this morning. Itchy as heck. If I wasn't working I would have called my doc. The stinger must still be in there, I don't know.

Anyway, have a great friends. Hi ho hi ho its off to work I go.

Bubby
June 29th, 2016, 08:06 AM
Hi Everyone....It's supposed to be cooler here today...yay! We need a break.

Blondie, I love seeing Eli with Mom. That's a great picture of them both.

I have a haircut this morning and I will run to the grocery store on the way home just for a couple things. I may even find time to sew this afternoon. '

Wishing everyone a blessed day....Hugs

MayinJerset
June 29th, 2016, 08:34 AM
Nice to see Great Granny and Eli snuggle at the tea party, babies bring us so much Joy.

Nothing planned for today so it might be a good time to catch up will some bills and paperwork - they are like fabric scraps because you turn away for a few minutes and they multiply.

peggiep
June 29th, 2016, 08:53 AM
Happy Hump Day!
I spent yesterday with my favourite quilting friends on a "FART" (Fabric Acquisition Road Trip) to Montreal. One of my friends bought a Featherweight there and we all had to go "help" her pick it up. While we were there, we stopped at two stores in Laval hoping they were participating in the Row By Row. Unfortunately, they were not, but that didn't stop us from shopping for fabric! Then we drove to Hawkesbury, ON to a couple of lovely little stores that WERE participating in Row by Row and we picked up the free patterns from each of them...and, of course, more fabric and notions. It was a long day (12 1/2 hours on the road), but we had a great time and Judy is thrilled with her new Featherweight.
Today, I get to stay at home and play with some of my new fabric and do some cutting for a couple of new projects.

Blondie - Little Eli is adorable. He looks so content in Great Grandma's arms!
Monique - Hope things are a little quieter today for you at work.
May - I know exactly what you mean about paper....the elves come in during the night and just manufacture paper!
Ginny and Bubby - enjoy your day!

Have a great day all and do something you enjoy.

Suzette
June 29th, 2016, 08:58 AM
Good to see you back Blondie! Every morning the first thing I look for is to see if you have posted. You always get my day off to the best start!

Love the picture of your mama and Eli! So heartwarming.

Lyndaj
June 29th, 2016, 09:46 AM
Good morning everyone. Still sunny here and no rain!

Today's a busy one. First, yoga class at 9:30. Then off to the post office to mail three packages (I have been selling stuff on Ebay and a destash site). Then off to pick up my vintage Bernina from the sewing machine mechanic. Then I can finally go to Costco and not have to go tomorrow when it will be super busy due to Friday being Canada Day and everything is closed.

I am also signing myself up for garment sewing classes. This is my bday gift.

While this has nothing at all to do with quilting and sewing, I started a blog and reached out to a running coach this week. Feeling fearless.

Have a great day everyone.

PS: Blondie, I totally understand your top phrase about coffee. Can't drink that cold stuff personally.

seaturtle
June 29th, 2016, 09:57 AM
Good morning all,

I've had a busy 2 days canning in the kitchen. I don't know why everything ripens at the same time. Poor planning on our part, I guess. We had a bumper crop of blueberries this year. I made pies, canned syrup, froze some, and gave some to neighbors. I think there is still a pie or two left on the bushes. Yesterday, I pickled the cucumbers. I thought I was done with those and my DH came in with another load of them. I brined them last night and will pickle them today. I've also put up several jars of tomato sauce.

Blondie, that's a great picture of baby Eli and his G-Granny.
Monique, Ginny, & Bubby, enjoy your day.
Peggie, have fun with your new fabrics.
May, we have a paper fairy at our house, too.

All who come later - enjoy your day!

SuzanneOrleansOntario
June 29th, 2016, 11:06 AM
We are also expecting cooler weather here, and looking forward to it. The humidity has been a killer. But good way to look at it, I can stay indoors and quilt.

SuzanneOrleansOntario
June 29th, 2016, 11:09 AM
That sounds yummy sea turtle Cindy. It will be soon the pickling season before I know it. We usually make Swwet Garlic Dill pickles, Bread and Butter, sweet beets and I may have to make my fruit/veggie relish. So much more. This year we are low on all.

SuzanneOrleansOntario
June 29th, 2016, 11:10 AM
Hi Lindaj, I hope your packages make it thru. Alert, Canada Post is going on strike on Thursday, June 30.

SuzanneOrleansOntario
June 29th, 2016, 11:14 AM
Hey PeggieP, you get my vote for FART laugh this morning. There is only 1 Quebec shop participating in the arow by Row. It is in Gatineau near the ferry crossing in Mason. Lovely little shop. I got to know Annie, one of the shop owners, thru classes at another class. Suzanne

SewnByBee
June 29th, 2016, 12:32 PM
Good morning forum friends,

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Been busy too. Trying to plan and organizing planned projects, isn't a easy task.It sure seemed like a awesome idea, but I have been stumped on a few things, like putting my pattern with project suppose. I have got to get a new copy and printing machine, but I don't know what to get, I want to be able to download patterns too and print them.I'm not to savvy on this type of stuff.......lol.....
any tips ??? Please, do tell.
Organizing magazines, with all the projects, is too, getting me baffled. Would you do these by season, and then what ? Help please. I can't figure out, how to make it easier to find them after I put them on the shelf.....grr.

I have found some cool supplies, and some good deals on fabrics too. Oh dear, I can't stop finding, fabrics, I will need.......lol. I can't decide, which I need, most, first, or worse...... I need to "find" a lot of money so I can get everything, I need.....lol....yes need, I don't just like, I need, because, I'm still in the process of obtaining tools for quilting...... I wish, I had have some passed down to me. My mom had a lot of sewing supplies, for making garments, she also did some needlework..... and crochet..... not me. NOPE......lol. never could get it...

Hopefully everyone has a wonderful day, and plan's for the 4th. We're going to a friends house, down the street, he's cooking brisket on the grill. I think I'll take some sour dough, pull apart, bread. I take the frozen, sour dough rolls, cut them in fourth, let them rise in butter and garlic and parmo.cheese.......I cover the stacked pieces in a peeped, bunt cake pan, after they rise 2-4 hr. Ready to bake, follow instructions on back of the bag for best results. This turns out good. Reminds me of moms homemade bread, monkey bread was my favourite.......
you can do other combos, you like adding cinnamon .......make it your way.

Have a grate day and holiday weekend.
Be safe and be Blessed.

I MISS MY LIKE BUTTON.....FYI....

WendyI
June 29th, 2016, 12:46 PM
"FART" = HILARIOUS!!! I love it!

I'm late to the game today. I was off Monday and sick Tuesday so today's been a bit busy in the office. It's been nice to read about pickling...it's the one thing I have yet to attempt! When I was a kid EVERYONE pickled! Dill, bread and butter, beets, and the jams oh my! I sure miss those days. :( I'm worried that pickling is going to become a lost art! No one has time for anything anymore which is too bad.

Vacation time is soon approaching and I have so much to do to prepare! Will hopefully get more energy this weekend and try to get some of it done. I have people coming in to look after my cats and my fish tank so have to get my house in order! I've been there just over a year and STILL have boxes that have not been unpacked! Ridiculous isn't it?

Sending love and hugs to all in need! xoxo

Jean Sewing Machine
June 29th, 2016, 01:48 PM
Good morning friends! So wonderful to see little Eli in his great granny's arms!

I joined about 500 people in my community to shop at a little variety store in our neighborhood on their first day of their going out of business sale! This is a family owned business and they are retiring! Wow, this place is so loaded with merchandise and then have all those people pouring in! My claustrophobia about got to me, and I would have put my merchandise down and left, but if couldn't move! There were so many people in that little jam packed store. What did I buy? Why, fabric, of course! Don't know if it was worth it, but the deed is done now!

Now to get sewing! Need to work on a lot of pending projects! And use up that fabric I just bought!

Cokie
June 29th, 2016, 03:13 PM
Hello, everyone! Nice to read about your days today. I worked this morning and I am now on VACATION until Tuesday! Going to get a haircut in a little while and then splurge and get a pedi and mani. Not sure what the rest of the l-o-n-g weekend holds but I'm hoping for a trip to Amish country and some quilt shops, probably a cookout on the 4th - might try the Lemon Pillow Cake recipe. Of course there will be the usual laundry, grocery shopping, etc. but it will be more on my schedule and not squeezed in around work hours. Hoping to finish up the last couple of tote bags so I can move on to a new project. Our weather is absolutely beautiful - mid 70's, sunny and bright blue sky. Hope you all enjoy the rest of your day!

Lyndaj
June 29th, 2016, 04:30 PM
Hi Lindaj, I hope your packages make it thru. Alert, Canada Post is going on strike on Thursday, June 30.

I found that out when I went to the post office. I'm not going to courier them, so.... hopefully the strike will be averted.

MaryUK
June 29th, 2016, 07:39 PM
Send like everyone has had a busy day. I have been at work - my second day back after two weeks holiday so still catching up!!
I am intrigued with the notion of picking bread and butter - do you really use proper bread and butter or is this is pseudonym for something else?

Angelia
June 29th, 2016, 08:48 PM
Send like everyone has had a busy day. I have been at work - my second day back after two weeks holiday so still catching up!!
I am intrigued with the notion of picking bread and butter - do you really use proper bread and butter or is this is pseudonym for something else?

From gardenweb:
Bread and butter pickles are just a recipe for a sweet sour pickle. They got the name "bread and butter" during the great depression when fresh cucumbers were eaten for lunch with bread and butter, and a cheap source of what was considered a vegetable back in the day. Moms could grow the cukes, serve them fresh as long as they lasted without refrigeration, but then had to pickle them to make them last all the rest of the year. In the summer cucumber sandwiches were very popular, thin slices of cukes on bread with butter- very English. But what then to do with the leftover garden produce?? Pickle it!

While folks back then served what they could grow- and cucumbers were easy to grow in many climates- still the produce outstripped the consumption. Backyard gardens often produced more cucumbers than any family could eat in one season. So they picked and pickled them- adapting and using old recipes that would appeal to their children's pallets, (always a huge concern). While we know now that cooking destroys many of the vitamins in any food product- back then they did not know that. So they used the bread and butter pickle as a substitute for fresh cucumber sandwiches. Which they seriously thought were nutritious.

quiltingtrish
June 29th, 2016, 09:44 PM
Mary UK - I have a question for you. You mentioned on another thread that the UK does not hold yard sales. What do you guys do with all your stuff?

toggpine
June 30th, 2016, 03:21 AM
I've been there just over a year and STILL have boxes that have not been unpacked! Ridiculous isn't it?

Ridiculous is boxes in the same place they were unloaded on moving day 13 years ago! I finally had enough procrastination from the husband and did it myself. He was NOT happy with the initial phase, but has since been able to clear out two tubs of clothes from high school (circa 1981-ish) and a box of photos. Progress!
So on my scale, a year isn't too bad!

Neller
June 30th, 2016, 04:27 AM
Ridiculous is boxes in the same place they were unloaded on moving day 13 years ago! I finally had enough procrastination from the husband and did it myself. He was NOT happy with the initial phase, but has since been able to clear out two tubs of clothes from high school (circa 1981-ish) and a box of photos. Progress!
So on my scale, a year isn't too bad!

When we moved out of Alaska in 2012, I found a box of canned peaches in the garage, dated 1984, the year BEFORE we moved to AK! I still have boxes I haven't unpacked since 2012.

MaryUK
June 30th, 2016, 03:25 PM
Hi quilting Trish, any stuff which is no longer needed/out of date etc either goes to charity shops, sold on eBay or local "gumtree". I tend to send furniture to The British Heart Foundation, oddments of wool goes to a friend who belongs to a 3rd Age group who knit twiddle muffs for the dementia wards in our local hospital. Crockery etc goes to a lady who has a monthly stall in aid of The Leprosy Mission. Some people give furniture and bedding to charities who supply those on desperately low incomes. Some thoughtless people just put their unwanted items into landfill!!