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Monique
February 26th, 2018, 09:14 AM
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Good morning friends. It ended up being a beautiful weekend. We did start with a little snow, then freezing rain but it warmed up enough that it melted it all off the van. I did not get the quilt finished, I was procrastinating. I did quite a bit. I baked instead, made two loaves of pumpkin cranberry bread and a loaf of pumpkin squares. I still have a bag of pumpkin left over so I will make some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies later.

Today I am going to spend the day with a dear friend who turned 80 last week. I will bring spaghetti sauce and pumpkin squares for us to eat. We will also play cards all day. Les will pick me up when he is done work.

Tomorrow we have guild. Bonnie, Elaine and I are doing the snacks but Bonnie can't come she is doing prep work for a colonoscopy. Thursday I have to head to town to get a cpap machine for another test. I got called last week for the results of the sleep test that I had done in October. Apparently I have moderate apnea and they want me to do another test with the machine.

So I have a busy week ahead and then I work all next week. The following week I have Maizyn.

Have a great day friends.

Bubby
February 26th, 2018, 09:22 AM
Hi Monique and Everyone,

I'm glad the weekend is over. We went to a funeral yesterday for the mother of a dear friend. She was a very prolific quilter and a few of them were displayed at the viewing. We did not go to the funeral for the girl that died in our apartment last week but I visited with the mother and the family Saturday. Such a sad thing for her family, friends and community.

Jeff has training today and tomorrow so he may have erratic hours. Not sure what to make for our dinner today. Dottie has to see the vet this morning and tomorrow is her spa day.

Have a great day with your friend, Monique. Wishing everyone a happy day.

Star lover
February 26th, 2018, 09:30 AM
Good morning everyone!

Oh Monique......and quilts don't do anything stupid either.....gave me a laugh and I needed one. Thank you.

Barb, funerals are always tough. And the circumstances for this one are even worse. My heart goes out to you and Jeff and her family.

Finished the binding on my quilt! Happy day.

Finally decided what I'm going to hand quilt on another quilt....then pulled out another UFO......mmmmmm, figured that one out too. Think I'm gonna baste up two quilts. Never did it before, but I guess if I get bored on one, I have another at the ready. If not, I'm ready for the next one.

We're gonna see the sun for three days! I'm soooo excited! I may faint seeing so much sun! Now I can take pics of a couple finished quilts. Still cold, but no matter.....sun!

Hope everyone has a wonderful, peaceful, doin what you want kinda day! Love and hugs to all!

KPH
February 26th, 2018, 09:58 AM
Good Morning All,

It was a beautiful weekend. I managed to finish two little projects, literally little- the mug rugs for the Mother's Day Exchange. I even attempted hand quilting, so nobody look at the back of either one. Now to write something about each.

My sewing room is a disaster. DS#1 has a list of things for us to pick up today. I'm going to go ahead and feed them tonight so they can work on fixing shelving. I'm so thankful that I discovered the shelving issue before it all crashed to the floor! (Especially since one of those shelves has the tempera paints I bought for the kids to use over here!)

He wants to do something in DH's closet since there isn't anywhere to hang a dress or anything long in the master bedroom. I told him it was more important to have the shelving where I could reach it without having to climb up on a ladder. I was planning to use that closet for the linens and extra pillows anyway. The quilts are all in cedar chests, and the special stuff (like grandma's lace blouse from her wedding) is in my great grandmother's trunk (we lined it with cedar because the insides were starting to fall off).

The Vibe is still in the shop. The guy called Sat. and said they were short handed. I thought Mike should be offering his services. That degree from Nascar Tech cost a bundle and its just going to waste. He took classic car mechanic. I finally found out why he's not been looking for a job as a mechanic- those he's been around/ worked for weren't honest, they took advantage of people. I wish I could afford to get him a shop. I know he'd honest and fair with his customers.

Meat loaves are in the oven and starting to smell good! I'll get them just about done and put one in the freezer and one in the fridge for dinner tonight.

Hopefully, I'll be able to clean up the sewing room before bed time!

JCY
February 26th, 2018, 10:01 AM
Good Morning, All ~ The start to a new week. I have a dr. appt. today (6 mo. check-up & results of my labs) & a dental appt. tomorrow to see the new dentist & get the word on what attention my teeth may need. That other dentist told me I had 13 cavities; I'm not buyin' it! I'm hoping for the best.

Yest. I pieced 2 more Buckeye Beauty blocks (4 blocks made for guild, & 7 blocks made for myself) & sewed the binding on the wildlife quilt on 1 side. It's ready to turn over & pin. I watched the closing ceremonies of the Olympics.

Today will be laundry, work on my Bible study lesson for Wed., see the dr., & sewing. At least the evenings now are freed up for sewing.

I saw on the news where the Rev. Billy Graham will lie in state for 2 days at the Capitol Rotunda. What an honor. Pres. Trump plans to attend his funeral. I suspect all the former presidents might be there.

Monique ~ good luck with the sleep apnea problem. DH had that sleep study several yrs. ago & was fitted for a C-Pap. He had a hard time getting used to wearing it. He doesn't sleep well anyway, & the mach. didn't help. After a year's trial, he finally gave up. Now he sleeps on his sides, so the apnea is not as much of a problem as it was when he slept on his back. I know many folks have good success with the C-Pap.

I think we're in for another sunny day & temps. in the 50's. It made it up to 52 yest.

SuzanneOrleansOntario
February 26th, 2018, 10:35 AM
Good morning ladies.
It's beautiful and sunny here today and will be just above zero, so no black ice to worry about. DH cancelled his dentist apt this morning and won't go to work. He will try to see his doctor. He is in extreme pain from his falls last week. Leg and back. Yesterday he pretty much just too pain meds and sat in new rocking chair from my friend's mom. It is a godsend he says.

We had his son and family over. Eric helped me move the furniture in the family room to prep for the painter who starts Wednesday. We found out that the grandchild is due Sept 2. It will probably be born in August as she will be having a caesarean. They/we are all hoping it is a boy, but any sex is welcome as long as it is healthy. She is holding back in telling her school as she doesn't want to be shifted because she is pregnant. The principal who decides on assignments is very sexist and has made many comments about all these pregnant women causing an ordeal. If he said this in the presence of more than one person, he would be reassigned.

I will pick up paint later today as we have chosen the colour. Drop off stuff to my mom. I may not get to sewing anything today.
It's going to be a busy week. Cheers.

grammaterry
February 26th, 2018, 10:37 AM
Oh Katrina, I think you are a wonder. I am so glad that you are making use of the closet space and getting on with your own life now. Most people would be moping around, but you seem to be moving forward. That's my motto, "keep moving forward" Mistakes and bumps in the road already happened and you can't change them, just move forward.
I'm not certain it would be a good idea to buy your DS a shop. Things aren't nearly as valuable unless you pay for them. If he wants it badly enough, he will figure out a way. Perhaps he could rent space from someone who is thinking of retireing.
Monique, it seems that them contacting you now from October is a long time. Maybe you just need to quilt more!! lol
Joy, I'm glad you are getting a second opinion from a new dentist. That many cavities seems like a lot. I have anxiety attacks in the dentist chair and have uncontrollable tears. 30 years ago a dentist told me I had severe gingivitis and needed to go to a specialist and have my gums peeled back and my teeth scraped. Needless to say, I ignored him because I couldn't have tolerated it. I was in Kansas working a fair and I mentioned it to these old men I was visiting with and they said, " you know, its probably just "long in the tooth" and not to worry. Well, I didn't and I still have those teeth that I was told were only going to hang in there a few more years. I had xrays taken and one dentist told me he needed to fill 11 cavities. He filled one and told me if I went to another dentist I should tell him about the other cavities. He was so afraid I was going to have a heart attack from the panic. Now I only go when I know something is BAD wrong. Maybe not the best stratagie but, the best I can do.
Finished one little quilt yesterday and pieced two. I will try to sandwich them today. It appears to be overcast and rainy this morning so I might get them done. I really need to get a big pile of quilts so I can take them out to a venue to sell. I figure I will need 75=100 to make it worthwhile to pay a set up fee at a craft fair. Not sure I can get that many done

KPH
February 26th, 2018, 12:24 PM
Oh Katrina, I think you are a wonder. I am so glad that you are making use of the closet space and getting on with your own life now. Most people would be moping around, but you seem to be moving forward. That's my motto, "keep moving forward" Mistakes and bumps in the road already happened and you can't change them, just move forward.
I'm not certain it would be a good idea to buy your DS a shop. Things aren't nearly as valuable unless you pay for them. If he wants it badly enough, he will figure out a way. Perhaps he could rent space from someone who is thinking of retireing.
Monique, it seems that them contacting you now from October is a long time. Maybe you just need to quilt more!! lol
Joy, I'm glad you are getting a second opinion from a new dentist. That many cavities seems like a lot. I have anxiety attacks in the dentist chair and have uncontrollable tears. 30 years ago a dentist told me I had severe gingivitis and needed to go to a specialist and have my gums peeled back and my teeth scraped. Needless to say, I ignored him because I couldn't have tolerated it. I was in Kansas working a fair and I mentioned it to these old men I was visiting with and they said, " you know, its probably just "long in the tooth" and not to worry. Well, I didn't and I still have those teeth that I was told were only going to hang in there a few more years. I had xrays taken and one dentist told me he needed to fill 11 cavities. He filled one and told me if I went to another dentist I should tell him about the other cavities. He was so afraid I was going to have a heart attack from the panic. Now I only go when I know something is BAD wrong. Maybe not the best stratagie but, the best I can do.
Finished one little quilt yesterday and pieced two. I will try to sandwich them today. It appears to be overcast and rainy this morning so I might get them done. I really need to get a big pile of quilts so I can take them out to a venue to sell. I figure I will need 75=100 to make it worthwhile to pay a set up fee at a craft fair. Not sure I can get that many done

Not to worry, Terry, I'm not buying him a shop. He honestly enjoys working on cars, but would rather just work on ours without the headaches of working for someone else, or having to worry about making ends meet. Right now, he's loving Toys R Us. He's working mostly evenings to close which is when he's at his best. Morgan tries to get him interested in something at Baptist Hospital, for regular hours and benefits. I figure when he finds out how much replacing his glasses is going to cost, those benefits might look a bit better.

I'm proud of him though recognizing that common practices in shops aren't the right thing to do and I'm glad he's willing to take that stand of not working for folks that prey on customers. (Maybe it's from all the years I would take the cars/trucks/or vans in to be inspected and they'd make up something to get more money.)

You've got a lot on your plate to get that many quilts done! I hope it all goes well!

Simply Quilting
February 26th, 2018, 03:06 PM
Good afternoon. This morning we had a beautiful drive through the country as we took little one to get his 15 month pictures taken. The roads are clear of the ice which is wonderful after the mess of last week.

This weekend I was able to get all the fabric organized for what I wanted to go with which bag that I am doing. Today I am going to sew, just not sure what yet.

Have a good Monday everyone :)

Nwmnteacher
February 27th, 2018, 12:03 PM
Terry, I know how you feel about dentists! I've always said I would rather give birth than sit in a dentist's chair! When I've HAD to go, I put on their headphones and turn up the music so I don't hear the sounds of the drills as much. I also always ask for the "gas", but sometimes it hasn't helped. The dentist has had to ask me to sit up in the chair, because I seem to slide down as the procedure goes on.

Jeanne