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    Good Morning Ladies!

    wow, some powerful storms passed through last night, some more rain is on the way. Luscious and I were up and down last night quite a bit as we were under a tornado thing. Not far from us it was reported that one may have touched down - three mobile homes were ripped to shreds. Hope everyone else had a quiet evening. When the sun is officially up I will take a peek outside. We have some huge old oaks in the front and back of the house and they seem to drop their tired old limbs during such storms. Wish we had the money to get them topped. One tree is my favorite. When I was a little girl I called it my dreaming tree. It is two trees starting from one trunk. I would nestle myself in the base of the trunks and read, play and in general hide away from everyone.

    Ah, it's raining again, buckets. If this keeps up I am cancelling Mom's appt with the GP. I won't go out in this stuff. She doesn't need to either.

    Patti, so you brought work home with you? I declare you are a treasure. I certainly hope that the owners write a book about your loyalty and tenacity.

    Rebecca, I didn't look at Japan as being so exotic but was amazed back then at the amount of people everywhere. I love their culture. I also learned how to cook and speak quite a bit. I can still sing Love Lifted Me in Japanese. LOL.

    As usual I know I am leaving out plenty of others who posted last evening. My apologies - I need to get Gracie out in between the rain drops.

    Check in later kiddos.
    Sewing mends the soul.
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    Good mornin Blondie and all my quilting buddies. Yes we spent time in the storm shelter yesterday for sure. Tornato thingys here too.My DH stood on the back porch to keep an eye on the sky and me and the girls(Holly had a friend over) went underground.Scary stuff.All is well though. We had a tornado where I grew up back in 2005.I have 3 brothers and a sister living on the road it went down and all were effected.It took all day to clean up the graveyard where my parents are buried. This tornado hit at 1 oclock in the afternoon November 15 and if it had been later ( when school was out) there would have been several deaths for sure. It completely inialated a mobile home park at the end of the road.Killed one man.My brother lived in that park and was at work. I will never forget the look in his eyes when I got there. He was in total shock.Scary stuff for sure. I hope no one was effected by yesterdays storms.Thank goodness for todays technology to warn us well in advance.
    Well I am off to spring clean and finish the laundry. Maybe get some sewing in a little today.Everyone have a wonderful day.
    Rhonda from KY.

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      #3
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      Up here in the northeast it was just windy and rainy. We are very lucky that we very rarely (almost never) see a tornado. Our big "storm" of the night was DH very sick. Nobody in our house has vomited like that since I can't remember when. Poor thing still feels bad and just pooped this morning so it didn't take much for me to talk him into stay home from work. He's a workaholic and was worried about some project that "no one else could do". When I called his boss he said to tell him it wasn't his first day out of the barn and everything would be ok. That probably means they'll put the project off til tomorrow...hehehe!

      I better get to work myself. Have a great day.
      ;)Nancy

      I got a sewing machine for my husband. Good trade, huh!?!

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        good afternoon,

        Hope everyone is fine after that tornado passed thru. It must be really scary and frightfull. I never have been in a tornado, and only once in an earthquake.

        I guess you feel helpless and have to watch what nature does to your surroundings. What kind of a shelter is it that you go to, when there is a tornado warning? Is that underground, like they had in the 2nd world war?

        Hope everyone is doing fine and is able to sew or clean after the storm passed.

        greetings from Luxembourg
        sigpicgreetings from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

        Michèle

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          hello ladies... tornatoes freak me out... like when i go camping... and the thing is tornadoes strike any time... like the middle of the night.... yikes.. so i hope everyone is doing good. we were at 24 degrees this am... and we are to expect rain later today... 30 more days and hopefully this stuff will all be gone.... i need to get on some paper work... find tax man stuff like that need to go to town as well. i am thinking of all of you...
          all the best
          Gina

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            #6
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            One of those days.jpg

            Good morning to everyone who has not blown away with the winds. Hope all of our wonderful friends are safe and sound. Rhonda, can't believe how it would feel to be so close and have friends and family involved. We've had some tornadoes close by but never enough damage to blame on anything other than strong winds - except about 30 years ago when I stood on my parent's front porch and watched the winds strip a neighbor's house of everything - left the refrigerator and took the ice cubes out of the trays.

            Someone out there who is a bird fancier tell me how I can get Mr. Cardinal to quit bombarding our windows. I know he's seeing his reflection and is fighting off a competitor for his honey's affections. Surely he needs an aspirin because his head definitely has to hurt. And DeeOGee gets all disturbed every time he hits the window.

            Yesterday was a wild day - I started working on FMQ on Zoe's quilt . . . I'm going in and take everything apart. I used my HV sewing machine with what they call a quilter's foot - but I need more practice with it. There is absolutely NO pressure on the fabric and it would be good if I were doing swirls, meandering, etc., but I sure can't sew ITD with it.

            Last night was a wonderful quilt guild meeting. We had Amy Bradley (http://amybradleydesigns.com/) as a special guest speaker. She is hilarious, has such wonderful designs, brought quilts to show . . . very special evening. We also had an area set up where we sold/bought fabric from a former member who has passed. $1 a yard - I even got a bolt of fabric free because there was some damage on the fold edge. I really wish I'd bought more - but they will be there next month, too. And, I kept telling myself - do I need it. Of course the answer is NO.

            My sister and I are off to Lee's Summit this afternoon to buy additional fabric for our BOMs for the guild. I wish you could have seen all the variations - color, etc. Everyone who is participating showed their blocks. I could have loved to put them all together and just make a quilt top from the first block. Other show and tells were spectacular. One woman only does hand applique and hand quilting and had the most spectacular king-sized quilt. It was a wonderful night.

            Guess that's all from this part of the country. I'm off to see if I can find a hanging wind sock to deter Mr. Cardinal.
            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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              #7
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              Just stopping in to say hi. Trying to see what I can get into today sewing wise. I need some fabric!

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                #8
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                Hi everybody!
                I did get some sewing and unsewing done yesterday. I took apart the block that had the bad middle, and re-made the missing block. Now I can layout the blocks for the wedding quilt and start making rows with that project.
                I have also cut out part of the Just One stars. That will get finished when I get off of here, and hopefully sewn this afternoon while Em's in preschool. I have the last Christmas Quilt swap block to make, and that is done. I might get to that today too, IF I get off of the 'puter and don't poke around in blog-land today. I have a fair board meeting tonight, so I'll be out of the sewing room this evening. Grrr. Sometimes I wonder why I volunteer for things. I know, somebody has to right?
                I'm gonna make like a tree, and leaf!
                Hugs, Cathy
                Be who you are and say what you feel
                because those who mind don't matter,
                and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss

                http://www.toggpine.wordpress.com

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                  #9
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                  Glad to hear everyone is safe after tornadoes, but unfortunately it is just the beginning of tornado season. Hope everyone has a plan. Today we have beautiful sunshine, but horrible wind. ggggrrrrrr

                  Sewing has been very slow lately - not sure why. It feels like jet lag, but I haven't flown anywhere. Hopefully it gets better soon.

                  Have a good day everyone.
                  Nancy

                  Psalm 126:3 The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.

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                    Blondie, I'm trying to picture you singing in Japanese! Does Luscious get a kick out of that? Did you take lots of pictures while you were there? I've been taking tons of pictures and post them on my Facebook page. My Facebook friends like seeing where I've been. Do you live in your childhood home?
                    Last edited by rebeccas-sewing; April 5, 2011, 11:33 AM.
                    Goodbye Europe! Hello California! Home sweet home.

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                      Sounds like there's a lot going on with you, Sandy. Your quilting guild sounds like it's a lot of fun. Maybe if you put a piece of paper on the window he won't see his reflection and he'll get the message that everything is fine and he should move on. I find it incredible that he keeps coming back. I guess he lives in your trees?
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                      Good morning to everyone who has not blown away with the winds. Hope all of our wonderful friends are safe and sound. Rhonda, can't believe how it would feel to be so close and have friends and family involved. We've had some tornadoes close by but never enough damage to blame on anything other than strong winds - except about 30 years ago when I stood on my parent's front porch and watched the winds strip a neighbor's house of everything - left the refrigerator and took the ice cubes out of the trays.

                      Someone out there who is a bird fancier tell me how I can get Mr. Cardinal to quit bombarding our windows. I know he's seeing his reflection and is fighting off a competitor for his honey's affections. Surely he needs an aspirin because his head definitely has to hurt. And DeeOGee gets all disturbed every time he hits the window.

                      Yesterday was a wild day - I started working on FMQ on Zoe's quilt . . . I'm going in and take everything apart. I used my HV sewing machine with what they call a quilter's foot - but I need more practice with it. There is absolutely NO pressure on the fabric and it would be good if I were doing swirls, meandering, etc., but I sure can't sew ITD with it.

                      Last night was a wonderful quilt guild meeting. We had Amy Bradley (http://amybradleydesigns.com/) as a special guest speaker. She is hilarious, has such wonderful designs, brought quilts to show . . . very special evening. We also had an area set up where we sold/bought fabric from a former member who has passed. $1 a yard - I even got a bolt of fabric free because there was some damage on the fold edge. I really wish I'd bought more - but they will be there next month, too. And, I kept telling myself - do I need it. Of course the answer is NO.

                      My sister and I are off to Lee's Summit this afternoon to buy additional fabric for our BOMs for the guild. I wish you could have seen all the variations - color, etc. Everyone who is participating showed their blocks. I could have loved to put them all together and just make a quilt top from the first block. Other show and tells were spectacular. One woman only does hand applique and hand quilting and had the most spectacular king-sized quilt. It was a wonderful night.

                      Guess that's all from this part of the country. I'm off to see if I can find a hanging wind sock to deter Mr. Cardinal.
                      Goodbye Europe! Hello California! Home sweet home.

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                        Hello Ladies, I am so sorry you had to deal with tornados. They scare me to death! We've had a couple of small ones around here, but nothing like the ones that take out the midwest and the south! Thank you God!
                        I will be getting things ready for quilt club to night. Two of our girls have joined a large guild and they always tell us what they saw and tips they learned. One of our girls,Dawn, is a natural. She always has something to show. She only belongs to our lowly little club but boy can she quilt!
                        She just knows stuff. She does it by instinct! She is an amazing quilter but more important an amazing friend.
                        Well, so much for me today. Love to you all, Jan L
                        Home, where each lives for the others and all live for God! ><(((((o>

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                          I've been in a hurricane, stranded in a snow blizzard, been trapped in a flood, and experienced a few earthquakes. Tornadoes are not on the list thank goodness. In Houston. I saw one up in the sky but it never touched down. I sure hope you all will stay safe and thank goodness for the weather report! Unfortunately, the earthquakes don't give us any notice. I keep hoping we move from California before the big one hits.
                          Goodbye Europe! Hello California! Home sweet home.

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                            Rebecca, I used to live in Santa Ana. Hate the earthquakes! And we didn't even have damage from one. I can't imagine a Haiti or Japan. They say it will happen here. NY has faults and 25 min. from NYC they have built a nuclear power plant, not on one fault but on two faults. Can you imagine what a mess that would be?! It make me wonder what they were smoking in college!! Jan L
                            Home, where each lives for the others and all live for God! ><(((((o>

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                              #15
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                              Hi Quilty Ladies!
                              Nice to catch up on you and your weather. Sounds like the east is getting the weather we had the night before and now the big cool down. The sun is shining today but the wind is very cold. Drove to the PO and back to send package for work but came home to clean and do laundry.
                              Found a quilt I want to do from a November 2010 Quick Quilts magazine called Daisy Doodle. The "daisy" being more about the fabric than the pattern. I have bookmarked it to do as a Christmas present for someone as I have way too many other projects started right now.
                              Once this week is over I have decided I need to set up some kind of schedule for myself (walk/gym, clean, job search, then quilt and or work on my current quilting facebook page, and maybe do a blog) or I am afraid I will get lazy, bored and fall into a depression. My BF can sit around all day with no problem but that just drives me crazy! How do you who are lucky enough to be retired do it? I just want to scream at him to do something, anything...LOL! Don't get me wrong, he isn't a lazy man and a plumber by trade, he works very hard when he has side jobs to do and makes decent money. (anyone who has had to pay a plumber understands!) He has been laid off for 2 1/2 years so I guess he has gotten the hang of it. I have had a full time job since 1983!
                              Well off to clean something - Toota Loo Kangaroo!
                              Patti
                              "Like" me on Facebook @ Sweet Cherry Quilting to help spread the love of all things crafty and quilted!

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