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  • MSN
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    Katrina, here is a tip for gathering. Rather than running a basting stitch, lay a length of dental floss along the seam line and zig-zag over it. Pull on the ends of the dental floss to gather.

  • KarenC
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    Can the yeast be grated? I'm no expert, just trying to think out of he box.

  • toggpine
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    Checking in in the afternoon.
    We had zoom meetings this morning for work/school. They are finally setting up a schedule so the kids are having meetings about once a day and, hopefully not at the same time. They are pretty much asking the kids to do one subject per day. That seems to have helped with the expectation of full days of school without direct instruction.

    Yesterday we spent most of the day outdoors. We replaced 2 fence posts. I weedwhacked the lower level, behind the barn, and the slope along the barn entrance and the raspberry patch. I also weeded the next 1/3 of the orchard area. The perineal herbs needed to be cleaned up in that bed too. We let the milkers up into the upper pasture to work on some of the grass that's going crazy while we had the fences down.
    I have to say, the school closure and rotating slow-down schedule @ Eric's work has certainly meant that some of the projects around here are getting knocked out! They garden beds haven't looked this good this early in the season ever. I was hoping for a bit more rain this week so I didn't have to feel guilty about staying in and spending time in the sewing room!
    I think Eric's on the schedule for next week since the county sheriff wants their police boat back from repairs! I think Emily and I will work on the house painting once he's back to work. He doesn't like the way I paint, and I don't like the way he does, so we'll just do our own thing. It looks the same when we are done, it's all good!

    The house has gotten chilly, time to go make a fire and make sure I have everything ready for supper. We are having breakfast!
    Have a good rest of the day!
    Hugs! Cathy

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  • Bubby
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    ABA1DB54-CB1E-4C77-ACA3-D7EB8B22ACCF.jpeg Good morning....it’s sunny here today but breezy and cool the Girls enjoy this weather.

    My daughter took a ride yesterday to see the USNS Mercy docked in the LA Harbor in California. The picture is above. They don’t let you close enough to take good pictures. This is a floating massive hospital normally used in wartime.

    I’m so thankful that Jeff’s retirement date worked out so he could stay at home with me during the virus. We are eating too much but we get outdoors almost every day to give the Girls long walks around our house and into the woods.

    We made a quick food run Tuesday morning early and I think we have enough for the duration. Shopping is such a huge task now that everything has to be sanitized. My hands look and feel awful.

    Since I finished making masks I haven’t sewn anything. I may set up my machine for embroidery and make something colorful.

    I’m encouraged by the posts today. Everyone seems to be hanging in there.

    Wishing everyone a safe day....Hugs
    Last edited by Bubby; April 2, 2020, 11:56 AM.

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  • KPH
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    Suzanne, The thing that takes the longest for me is gathering the cap up. Mercy!

  • baslp
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    Good morning. It is sunny and windy here. It was nice to have my DH here for a little while this morning. He had a to participate in a teleconference and then give a talk. My job was to keep the dogs quiet. After he left for the hospital, I walked the pug and did some other chores. I have not had to do all the cleaning of this house for 2 years. We did buy a robot- vac& mop for the kitchen. It does a good job.

    I finished all big 16 in blocks for my quilt. Now to sew them all together. I ordered some more fabric so I can start another quilt for me. I found a pattern in the English magazine—Quilt Now.

    Have a good day. Stay well.
    Beth

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  • BethB
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    Wow!!! How did that get posted 3 times? Have no idea what I did🤔

    Nancy

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  • BethB
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    Good Morning everyone,

    It is a sunny day today and supposed to reach up into the 50's this afternoon. Still a little chilly to sit on the back patio and read, but we are supposed to get into the upper 60's in a couple of days. The whole state of PA is now under a "stay-at-home" order. Yesterday, I left the house to go to the post office. The post office in a nearby town has a drive-up window for stamps only. I bought a book of stamps, drove around to the parking lot and mailed the couple of items I needed to get in the mail. Then I took the long way back to my house . . . change of scenery was nice.

    Last night I placed an order for groceries at one of my local grocery stores. The earliest date I could get was next Thursday, April 9. I was thinking maybe this weekend, but all time slots were taken. I am only low on a couple of items, but am trying to get ahead of the game, especially since there are so many items that are not available . . . I usually only get about half of the items I order. This order is the time I have ordered toilet paper and so far they say it is out of stock. But it shows up on the list every time. In fact, it is the only type of TP that is on the grocery site.

    Well, I guess I can't put off a few cleaning chores any longer. I used to run the robot-vac when I would leave to go to my water aerobics class once a week. It is a little harder to run it now since I am not leaving the house very much because of social distancing. I guess I can shut myself in my sewing room for awhile and let it do its thing.

    I have all the fabrics ready for the two reading pocket pillows I have been asked to make. I will choose my thread colors and cut out the pieces this afternoon and then get started. I also have those two baby quilts to quilt and bind, but I can't deliver them for awhile so I am not in any hurry . . . at least until the end of this month . . . probably longer though.

    Have a great day and stay safe and healthy.

    Nancy

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  • BethB
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    Good Morning everyone,

    It is a sunny day today and supposed to reach up into the 50's this afternoon. Still a little chilly to sit on the back patio and read, but we are supposed to get into the upper 60's in a couple of days. The whole state of PA is now under a "stay-at-home" order. Yesterday, I left the house to go to the post office. The post office in a nearby town has a drive-up window for stamps only. I bought a book of stamps, drove around to the parking lot and mailed the couple of items I needed to get in the mail. Then I took the long way back to my house . . . change of scenery was nice.

    Last night I placed an order for groceries at one of my local grocery stores. The earliest date I could get was next Thursday, April 9. I was thinking maybe this weekend, but all time slots were taken. I am only low on a couple of items, but am trying to get ahead of the game, especially since there are so many items that are not available . . . I usually only get about half of the items I order. This order is the time I have ordered toilet paper and so far they say it is out of stock. But it shows up on the list every time. In fact, it is the only type of TP that is on the grocery site.

    Well, I guess I can't put off a few cleaning chores any longer. I used to run the robot-vac when I would leave to go to my water aerobics class once a week. It is a little harder to run it now since I am not leaving the house very much because of social distancing. I guess I can shut myself in my sewing room for awhile and let it do its thing.

    I have all the fabrics ready for the two reading pocket pillows I have been asked to make. I will choose my thread colors and cut out the pieces this afternoon and then get started. I also have those two baby quilts to quilt and bind, but I can't deliver them for awhile so I am not in any hurry . . . at least until the end of this month . . . probably longer though.

    Have a great day and stay safe and healthy.

    Nancy

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  • Cathy F
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    Morning all,
    A nice sunny day here I think I will sit out in the yard later and soak up some of the sun. I have only been in the store twice since March 13th, for some groceries since then have been getting them online or my family drops some off by the door for us. We have been out for a ride by the water twice but don't get out of the car. I've been staying in touch with friends by phone/ e-mail, reading, and sewing to pass the time. On days where it is overcast and gloomy it does get you down a bit, but this to shall pass. One good thing is traffic on our roads is down drastically.

    Have been making masks and waiting for an order of elastic, hopefully it will arrive soon. Did a bit of a cleanup in the sewing room. I set a timer and when it goes off I walk away so the task doesn't get overwhelming. A little bit each day and it will be presentable again.

    Not much newsworthy with me. I am off to the kitchen for a re-fill of coffee then on to start some household chores. Wishing everyone a good day and be safe.

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  • JulieC
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    Good morning, everyone!

    It is a bright, sunny day here. I think the temp is supposed to be around 50. The forecasters are teasing us about a possible warm-up (60's) next week.

    I have a web meeting in about a half an hour. If the one gal wants me to navigate (share my screen), I will need to move my sewing machine out of the way. I really need to figure out a set-up where my workstation and my sewing machine don't have to share space! I made a mask last night, but I'm not crazy about the fit. I don't have any interfacing. I ended up ordering a couple yards from Shabby Fabrics, JoAnn's had a 5 yd minimum purchase.

    I need to go grocery shopping again today. I got the produce I needed at Fresh Thyme yesterday, but they did not have 1/2 gallons of milk. They did have it by the gallon; unfortunately, I can't drink that much. Several of the customers were wearing masks. The gal ahead of me in line was wearing two!

    Time to take down the sewing machine and get some work done. Have a wonderful day!

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  • SuzanneOrleansOntario
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    That one looks easier than the one I have, but I will give them both a try. Thank you. God bless.

  • KPH
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    Womens Scrub Cap (1).pdf

    This is Denise Steinert's pattern, the tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZGE31e4Hu4&t=5s

    It's really easy to make. One change that I made for Morgan. Instead of 3 inches of elastic, I put in 5". The cap with 3" of elastic was really snug on Morgan's head. With the shrinkage of cotton in the hot water and hot dryer, we decided to increase the elastic size so that would allow for the shrinkage of the cotton. The ties will allow the wearer to pull the cap tighter.





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  • KPH
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    Suzanne, I used Denise Steinert's pattern, her tutorial is sadly lacking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZGE31e4Hu4&t=5s

    I can't attach the PDF here, I'll attach it below.

  • SuzanneOrleansOntario
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    Joy - in talking to relative and shortage of yeast, she said they use beer. So I'm going to google beer bread recipes.
    DH also loaded Zoom, and we will test before we have virtual family gathering for GD birthday.
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