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    Another Monday

    Good Morning and Happy Monday!
    I was able to get several blocks for swaps that I am in completed and got some hand stitching prepared for the hospital "wait" with Mom. Yesterday was such a nice day to sew. Rained all day, then of course the wind blew at a fair clip. I hate to admit such a thing but I ate doughnuts all day. And drank coffee. I felt totally decadent.

    Lola, would LOVE to know how you make your chow mein.
    Shirley, Mom will be having her surgery tomorrow. Thanks in advance for your prayers. You're a keeper
    Patti, I haven't tried the tumbler template yet. I purchased it, but haven't taken the plastic wrap off. Let me know how you like it.
    Paula, Mom's are the best, right? Whenever my precious Mom says, "Oh honey I take so much of your time, I am so sorry" I will reply now and then - like how long did it take to raise your children? Years and years and this is a drop in the bucket." And that is not even adding in the time she had her folks or in laws to care for. Life can be as good as we see it. Families are ours for a reason. So glad you have a good relationship with yours. We are most blessed. I would gladly go with you to treatments and encourage you in person. Just think, you would have Blondie singing praise songs and actually, I can get quite silly and giggly. Probably would drive you crazy.

    To my favorite " Jan's" - Janluna - SNOW? Pul -eezzee! We did get some in the mountains overnite here but not us. Just some patchy black ice. How's the back?
    Sewmuch - attitude is everything sometimes. I am proud of you.

    So many more I know I need to wave at - Patrice, wondering how the wood show went, PeachBottom Linda, did you ever sew yesterday?
    Sandy, how're the relations doing? I don't even remember what I missed last week on that front. How is Al?
    Sewsoft, hope you are feeling okay today. Thinking of you.
    Everyone else not mentioned here, you have to know that I am thinking of you and wondering how you are today. All are in my prayers.

    Will try to get in later after the pre op stuff if over and I am home. I hate driving to the city. Yuck. But at least it won't be rainy today and tomorrow, YAY

    Sewing mends the soul.
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    #2
    Re: Another Monday

    Good morning Blondie. Sounds like things are getting back to normal for you. Did not do much in the way of sewing yesterday. I ended up taking my mother-in-law grocery shopping with me. Sure passed the afternoon. I am still a little stiff and sore from curling but that's okay. Today I am taking a resident of the community for his blood work. He is in his 70's, does not read or write, but sure enjoys the company of the ladies. I am sure he will take me out to breakfast after he is done. I might get some sewing in today.

    Have a great day everyone and happy quilting!!

    Monique
    Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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      #3
      Re: Another Monday

      I kept the kids home today. I felt that one more day couldn't hurt, and Terry hasn't been a full 24 hours without a fever yet. I have things to do at the barn, but it's gotta wait. My babies are still coughing terribly, so it can't hurt. I think I'm putting the tshirt quilt aside to do some smaller projects. I think I'm bored with it, but maybe will do a block a week until it's done. I started sewing a cooler for my horses out of fleece, and again I'm so happy for my walking foot. I also pulled out the fabric to make some Christmas stockings.

      I think I'm also going to take my rotary mat and cutter down to the kitchen counter and cut and organize some of my scraps. I'm feeling motivated by some of the scrap posts. I can do that while the kids play
      in the living room.

      I hope you all have a blessed day!
      Last edited by Onetiredmomma; March 7, 2011, 06:10 AM. Reason: Half a brain
      Lin

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        #4
        Re: Another Monday

        Hi Blondie, You sound so much better. PTL. Yes ...Snow!!! We got about 6 inches. Some in our area got a foot. You just can't trust March. The back is the same. I have to accept that it will never be like it used to be. It just is what it is and I have to live with it. Unless of course the Lord would heal me and I'm open to that miracle at any time He chooses. My orthopedic asked me if I was willing to go for more back surgery and I told that he knew where he could go. I asked would I get better? He said "not really but we could clean up some scar tissue". Now why would I do that when opening me up started the scar tissue growing in the first place? Nope, leave me alone to deal with it the best way I can. Thanks for asking, Blondie and letting me blow steam. I love you dearly and will be praying for Mama to go through her surgery with flying colors. How's Larry doing? The creeping crud didn't get him as bad as it got you? Boy I hope not. I was getting worried about you. You sounded terrible. Love you darlin, Have a great day.
        Home, where each lives for the others and all live for God! ><(((((o>

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          #5
          Re: Another Monday

          Just spent my morning catching up (on-line) with a classmate that I haven't seen for over 30 years. The internet has really been great for reconnecting with folks. It's a very gloomy, rainy day in Norway. We head back to London on Wednesday. I need to do some cleaning here so the apt. is looking good when Joe or Joe and I come back next time. It's amazing how clean it stays over months of no one being here. I managed to get the top done for a single bed "fish" quilt and have almost completed 14 "stack and whack" pinwheel blocks using 2 MSQC's Caroler turnovers along with some white yardage. It should work into a generous single-sized quilt and probably a table runner. I used the method from Jenny's tutorial for constructing the "stack and whack" blocks. I wasn't that pleased with the way they went together. I really had to do quite a bit of trimming and restitching. I had to adjust the sewing to give me a 1/4" seam allowance on almost every block so some of the points don't end up in the seams. Don't know what the problem was. Even so they turned out quite nicely. I also was feelin' pretty good to finally get my mug on my profile so you can see who is doing all this posting. Now, one of these days, I'll get some photos up for what I've been doing in the way of quilting. Hahaha. So glad you are doing better, Blondie. Saying prayers for your mom's upcoming surgery. It's always scary when older folks need to have procedures done. Monique, I had never heard of curling before. I checked in out on-line. Interesting sport. Nice to keep active, right?
          Goodbye Europe! Hello California! Home sweet home.

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            #6
            Re: Another Monday

            One Tired Mama,

            I also liked the scrap links. I need to get busy with that while the fabric is still out from my latest projects.

            I remember those days of kids home sick from school. I hated that they were missing and would have to make up the work. Oh well. What can you do? It's not good to send them to school when they're sick. Most likely that's why my kids ended up getting sick in the first place. I was one of the fortunate who was at home and could give my girls the time they needed to heal. Not everyone was or is that fortunate. Hopefully, your little ones will be feeling better soon.
            Goodbye Europe! Hello California! Home sweet home.

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              #7
              Re: Another Monday

              Garfield.jpg

              So there!!
              Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
              it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

              "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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                #8
                Re: Another Monday

                Good morning everyone.
                I woke up to some snow and ice frozen on the cars. But, the ground was not frozen. Saturday I was in my studio with the door wide open and this morning had to turn the heat back up in the studio. Go figure. I am supposed to get my IPAD today accorsing to the tracking info on FEDEX. So, who knows if I'll get any quilting done. I am almost finished a baby quilt for my neighbor. She has no idea it's coming. I used a Lizzie B Creative pattern. Have a great day
                Suzette

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                  #9
                  Re: Another Monday

                  hello all.... i still have cold seems to be better!!! and went and checked out apt... it was STELLAR... clean, affordable... better life for me and DD. so need to gather pertinent income vitrifaction , SSI award letter... in mean time... will try to nap this am... need to grocery shop.... get the staples we need but colder [email protected]#$%^&*! drat march in MN right now is no fun... but going to get out today.... friend coming to take me to a thrift store... going to see about some jeans to hack up.... for practice on squares... would be good. so on to the next chore!!! yeah dishes... and dusted ledges... vacuumed floors!!! isn't it gonna be great to have everything sparkle>>.... or at least generally picked up and tidy....
                  all the best
                  Gina

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                    #10
                    Re: Another Monday

                    Okay, I got my Garfield out of the way. Not really feeling Bah Humbug today, even though it's Monday. The sun is threatening us today and I am hoping it gets its way. We're in line for rain, sleet, snow over the next 48 hours (according to the dreaded weather forecasters). Al leaves in the morning for his Mom's birthday - taking the lap quilt I made for her with him. Funny story (Al and I have been married 43 years) throughout our time together Al has 'thought' his Mom's birthday was on the 9th of March. We've always sent her cards for the 9th, and then his Dad's birthday is the 19th . . . well, turns out all this time we've been WRONG on both counts. The 9th is his Dad's birthday and his Mother's is the 19th. So he's actually going to wish him Dad a happy birthday, but is taking his Mom her present . . . and we're hoping she won't mind. :-)

                    Al and I took three of our granddaughters to see the local University production of "The Phantom" yesterday afternoon. I was completely blown away. I've been around the world and caught professional performances in LA, NYC, London, Amsterdam, Singapore and have to tell you that this little town (less than 75,000) put together a show that would rival any of the professional groups I've seen. They had four performances, yesterday's matinee being the last, and every performance was completely sold out. And all this for less than $10. You can't get better than that. I could go on and on raving about it but I won't.

                    Hopefully I'll get the backing pieced together for Zoe's quilt so Al can help me get it pinned to the quilting frame before he leaves. I have to take the three middle DGDs to their guitar lessons this afternoon. Momma's due with #7 in May and has been having contractions so she's staying close to home. She lost a baby last May and I'm sure it's weighing on her hot and heavy - I know it's bothering me. She sees her OB on Tuesday so I'll have all six little ones while she and Donald make the trip. They are moving her to a high risk OB even though she's really not feeling 'high risk' - guess they are basing it on age, the fact that she's lost a baby, and her size. Big boned like her momma.

                    I hope Jan's snow melts before she blinks, hope Blondie can relax while waiting for Momma, Suzette doesn't waste too much time playing with her iPad, Rebecca gets some sewing done today . . . onetiredmomma finds the rest of her brain, and everyone else has a GREAT DAY!!!!!!!
                    Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
                    it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

                    "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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                      #11
                      Re: Another Monday

                      Originally posted by ginampls View Post
                      friend coming to take me to a thrift store... going to see about some jeans to hack up.... for practice on squares...
                      How much denim do you need? I'd be happy to share with you . . . could fill up a huge box - no charge. Let me know!!!!
                      Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
                      it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

                      "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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                        #12
                        Re: Another Monday

                        Howdy all!
                        Monday morning just stinks! I think it's the sadness of not doing all the things that I mentally list on Friday for the weekend. Oh well....
                        I did get the Baby Genius tumbler blocks cut. Loved the tumbler ruler Blondie! I had to put some little sandpaper dots on it so it would not slide around, but after that I cruised right along cutting 4 at a time and such a small amount of waste. After that I cut out about 150 7" blocks for two "Surfer Girl" quilts I am making for my Daughter and Grandaughter who have a special bedroom that they use at my ex's place. They have a Surfer Girl theme and DD and I bought the cutest fabric online and matched it with other fabric to make a twin and full size quilt. I decided on a Disappearing Nine Patch for simplicity of matching the eight fabrics and the quickness of putting it together. This is a fun one!
                        Tonight I am heading to get the extra fabric I need for son's quilt backing and hoping to get that basted for quilting. I usually just work on one thing til the it's finished but I am kind of enjoying having 3 things going at once.
                        Blondie - I will be thinking of you & Mom! Keep us posted when you can, we worry you know!
                        Gina - So excited about the new apt!! Hope you can get in it soon!
                        Monique - Curling is fun and exciting to watch. My DD went to college in the UP of Michigan right at the Canadian border and they were into curling up there.
                        Sorry I don't have time to mention everyone, have to get back to work. Tons of crap to deal with after a weekend off!
                        I will check in later!
                        Patti
                        Patti
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                          #13
                          Re: Another Monday

                          Morning Everyone! Love hearing how everyone is doing. Sounds like everyone is keeping busy. Thinking of you and hope this week is a blessed week! Hope we have some sun today , we are tired of the this dreary weather. It is hard to get motivated when it is so dark and dreary. Will check in with you all later.
                          Shirley
                          Shirley :icon_bigsmile:

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                            #14
                            Re: Another Monday

                            Morning all!
                            Blondie my thoughts and prayers are with you and your mama. My mom is healing well from her fall and she got a lot of nice attention from her girlfriends when they saw the bruises. Jan we had our Extra snow last week and I sure hope it is the last! I am done with winter! Gina and Lin, hope you and your families get well soon.
                            Back to the grind today. Going to be a busy one based on friday. I am hearing that several windows at work got broken over the weekend with rocks and it is a big mess. THe building is almost 100 years old and some of those windows are big and will be hard to fix.
                            We got out ice fishing yesterday Beautiful there. No one else around and the only noises were squirrels and wood peckers. My DH got 3 fish. 2 real big ones. Me, I only had a bite but that's okay. We are a team so one's success is a success for all!
                            I also worked on my "vintage" quilt top and also made 2 quilted pillowcase covers for my wingback chairs. DH couldn't believe how I just "whipped" them up. When I get my mind set on something look out...lol
                            Well must get dressed for work...Have a great day everyone! Big Hugs!
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                            Old quilters never die, they just go batty!

                            Your Canadian quilting sister, Shauna

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                              #15
                              Re: Another Monday

                              Originally posted by Sandy Navas View Post
                              How much denim do you need? I'd be happy to share with you . . . could fill up a huge box - no charge. Let me know!!!!
                              sure... would love some... Free.... thank you fabric fairy....* bing... * lovce it when wishes come true. sending you my addy
                              all the best
                              Gina

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