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    Happy Wednesday Folksies!

    This will be my second attempt at posting a morning thread. Got up to braid my hub's hair, grab another cuppa delish coffee and when I sat down, I hit the wrong key and deleted my entire post. Good grief, Man! Learn to braid your own hair, refill my coffee, put the dog out for her morning stuff and don't speak to me again while I am doing important things like posting a thread. LOL. I can't even remember what I was writing. Probably some drivel about what I did yesterday. Trust me, it was a wonderful day, cake was made and eaten - two of 'em - dinner was well received, bread was made etc.

    Speaking of bread - my mother's bread machine is broken, so I helped her knead. Talk about the blind leading the blind! HA! I used to make several loaves a week when the kiddos were young. I enjoyed the entire process and thoroughly kneading. It was a great stress reliever, let me tell you. I loved the transformation of a sticky mess into an elastic-y smooth substance and then the smell of it in the oven was heaven. Eating it was like nothing you can ever get in any store. Even artisan bread made in their commercial ovens.

    Makes me think about all the hulabaloo made over hand made vs machine quilting. I wrote yesterday to some friends about my Granny teaching me to quilt. She never even used a sewing machine to make a dress. if she were alive today she would be the first one to teach me to sew by machine. I like to hand quilt, but I am learning to FMQ. People need to realize that even the Lord God Almighty liked diversity - look at all the types of people He created. And He doesn't think one is better than the other.

    Have a wonderful day kiddos. I plan on making this one better than yesterday and that was a fairly stellar one for me. Smile a lot. Pay no attention to those who are gloomy gus's. Life is short. Those type of people find that out too late most of the time. Feel sorry for them and give 'em one of your smiles.


    Sewing mends the soul.
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    Good morning Blondie! You are up and at'em awfully early. I'm fixin to refill my coffee cup and get going on my binding. I think I need at least 2 cups in me before I tackle it.

    Homemade bread....yum. I've never attempted to make bread. Thoughts of the I Love Lucy episode where she uses too much yeast and its starts rising, and rising and rising....that would be me. I do like homemade bread though and the smell of it baking is just heaven.

    Other than going to work I don't have a lot going on today. Thank you for reminding me to make this day better than yesterday.

    Have a good one!!!
    Sharon

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      Just wanted to say good morning before I head to work
      Shirley aka buckeyequilter
      I work to support a sewing habit that I don't have time for, because I work!

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        Good morning friends. These last two days have been very productive for me. I finished one quilt top and started a second. Today I may try and get the first one sandwiched and ready to take to work with me in three weeks. Yes I work at that post office again. I need to post the first one to get your opinions on how to HAND quilt it. I don't know how to machine quilt YET!! One of these days.

        I downloaded the first season of Downton Abbey and I think I am hooked. Today I will download Season 2. Right now I am downloading Dirty Dancing for a friend. She loves this movie almost as much as me but now she needs a dvd of it. We both have the VHS version. So this will be her birthday gift.

        Have a great day everyone. I see we got a little snow in the night. Still cold though.
        Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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          #5
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          Good morning everyone! As I was reading Blondie's post about bread I was thinking two things. First of all, today is bread-making day at my house. I'm not the baker, but my DH is! My house always smells sooooo good on bread day. He generally makes 3 loaves - 2 regular sized loaves that we use for the week and 1 mini loaf that we eat as soon as it comes out of the oven. Who can resist the taste of warm, buttery bread! The second thing I thought of was the obvious based on the last two days of controversy. I was wondering if we were under threat of a visit from the bread police because DH uses the dough hook on the Kitchenaid to knead the dough to spare his arthritic hands!
          I am waiting for the delivery of some ordered fabrics so that I can get started on a project I have been wanting to do. It should come tomorrow so I think I'll use today to clean. Once I have fabric in my hands I get lost in sewing - the cleaning, cooking, laundry, etc. tends to pile up!
          Hope everyone has a great day.
          Judy
          Judy

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            Morning,

            We got about 4 inches of snow last night...yuk! Just when we got the remains of the last storm dealt with! At least at this point we don't have any ice.

            Olive is well again. It took a day of me pampering and hand feeding her, but she survived in grand style. All this made Dottie very jealous, so she is demanding attention again this morning and trying to sit on my lap while I type. I wish I could get a picture of this.

            I hope to get the borders put on Jeff's Double Slice quilt today and get it to Reggie by Friday. This may or may not happen.

            I hope everyone has recovered from the negative attack of yesterday...we're quite a force to be reckoned with when we're being insulted. Hugs, Barb
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            Scottie Mom Barb

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              And if ONLY the people of this world would get THIS---->>>>>>>
              Originally posted by Blondie View Post

              Makes me think about all the hulabaloo made over hand made vs machine quilting. I wrote yesterday to some friends about my Granny teaching me to quilt. She never even used a sewing machine to make a dress. if she were alive today she would be the first one to teach me to sew by machine. I like to hand quilt, but I am learning to FMQ. People need to realize that even the Lord God Almighty liked diversity - look at all the types of people He created. And He doesn't think one is better than the other.


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              ....the world would be a better place. But if we can't even accept that people can sew in different ways than "you" think is the 'RIGHT' way, we are not ever going to make headway with anything important!

              I am back.
              Maybe.
              I just need to remember to show up, right?

              I need to make a list of where to go in the AM with my coffee and not get sidetracked!

              I have three quilt tops ready to load into a box to ship to a LA quilter.... Just need to piece the backing of one. And can I digress for a moment? I needed to get more fabric for this backing. I did the quilt 4 years or more ago, figured I would have to settle on something that blended. So, I wander thru Joann's the other day, find a couple of likely choices, and then, Viola! The SAME fabric I used to sash 4 years ago is still available!!!

              Whoo Hoo!! That IS exciting, right? I take it to the cutter, who is thoroughly unimpressed by the fact that they still had the fabric, and that it was something I needed. Ok, obviously you love your job.

              And, it was 30% off. That's nice. But it was $9.09, AT 30% off. That is ridiculous. $12.99 for mid-quality JoAnns fabric?? I can buy (and WILL buy) quilt store quality fabric for that price. I am going to the MAQF in Hampton this weekend, and plan on shopping till I drop, and will mostly spend that or LESS per yard.

              What are they smoking at Joanns? It is a blender fabric. It's not a special run of a designer or anything.

              Needless to say, I bought it because it is the exact fabric I needed, but GRRRRR .....

              Ok. Enough... I have a fabulous three day weekend planned....two days at the quilt show and I am off for my birthday Monday with Laylabug----Just have to get thru Wed, Thur and Fri.....

              ((((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))))
              ...Trish

              (I'm sarcastic. Breathe deeply, then laugh...)

              my blog-- http://www.aliaslaceygreen.com my photos --- http://www.rteest42.com

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                Ugh, it's 7:37 am, but I'm up to go to Water Aerobics... supporting my 2 DF's who just finished radiation from BC scare..it's a big part of healing, and I can sure use the exercise.. It's ok once I get going,,,so glad after! GB
                "Each day well-lived and Happy;
                that's all there is to Life!"

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                  #9
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                  Morning all,
                  Well, my eyes are open and I think I'm coming round the bend and starting to feel better. Slept most of the night without coughing, a big plus!
                  Weather is cold here and they're predicting it will be that way for the rest of the week. So it looks like a good day to stay in and do some sewing. I received the charm squares I ordered from a daily deal last week, and I think it will make a nice tumbler quilt. Love that pattern, it goes together so quickly.
                  Off for a cup of coffee, hope everyone has a good day!
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                    #10
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                    Good morning everyone. I would ask you all to lift my mother in law up in prayer. She was having some reconstructive surgery on her nose after having some cancer removed yesterday. In the night last night she has had two heart attacks and is in intensive care. She was having the surgery in Columbia, MO....DH and I are off soon. She just turned 91 this month and was in fairly good health. I'd ask that you would keep her in your prayers. Thanks so much.
                    Mary
                    SW Missouri


                    Smile and the world smiles with you, frown and you frown alone.

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                      Originally posted by Mpyles View Post
                      Good morning everyone. I would ask you all to lift my mother in law up in prayer. She was having some reconstructive surgery on her nose after having some cancer removed yesterday. In the night last night she has had two heart attacks and is in intensive care. She was having the surgery in Columbia, MO....DH and I are off soon. She just turned 91 this month and was in fairly good health. I'd ask that you would keep her in your prayers. Thanks so much.

                      Praying for your MIL and your safe travel.
                      Judy

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                        #12
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                        - - speaking of bread -- I want to know what kind of preservatives are in my bread
                        -- 5weekOldBread01.jpg--

                        no mole on this bread -- it's not even hard yet either
                        -- not as of this morning when I took the pic -- been waiting on the daughter to pick it
                        up - so her and the grandbabies can go feed the ducks

                        I just might have to go back to making my own bread . . and guess what -- I will be using a MACHINE . . why? -- b'cuz it's easier and faster .. LOL*~

                        today would have been the 65th wedding anniversary for my parents *sigh*~ . .
                        I'll give Mom a call today and we'll reminisce about Dad and their life together and of times of us kids growing up -
                        -- today also marks the 9th year of my #2 sister's passing - she lost her battle with Breast Cancer
                        remembering Dad - the man should have been a preacher - I remember us kids sitting around the livingroom -- Dad would
                        read from the Bible -- (especially during the month of May) -- and then ''paint'' the picture of what it all meant - it takes someone really special to be able to read something and then explain it to the point that you can visualize it all --
                        whereas my sister was waaaaaaay on the other end of the spectrum -- she wrote and published her own chapbooks -- she was what
                        they called an -- underground poet -- she was friends with the wife of the late Charles Bukowski
                        **sigh*~ . .

                        so now it raining and the daughter is here - so off I go to make some breakfast

                        anyone have a wonderful day . .

                        ''Make it"" a great day
                        2015 is here
                        Be Bold and Bravely put one foot in front of the other :)

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                          Ah, I do remember the smell of bread baking with thoughts how good it will taste as I used to bake bread quite a bit years ago. I also ate quite a bit too. White bread was great but I loved to make wheat and other grain combos that were so good. Was pretty successful making Italian bread also, sprayed the loaves while they baked for a nice crisp crust. Like most things time got short and kids weren't around much so I stopped baking bread. I did like to knead the bread knowing it was necessary to produce a good bread and also it was a great stress reducer.

                          I didn't have any grandmothers and my mother didn't bake much so I learned bread baking by reading and a few cooking shows that were on back in the late 60's and early 70's. I remember when I was a kid someone gave us cook book and every Sunday I made the One Bowl, One Egg recipe from it. We really didn't need to bake as there was a commercial baking company outlet and several Italian bread stores near by. Boy did the neighborhood smell great when the commercial bakery was baking apple pies. We bought broken pies and cakes for less than half price and with 10 people in the family it was a blessing. The Italian bakeries always smelt good too, they had loaves of different breads and lots of simple cookies, the almond scent from the biscotti was wonderful but the sesame seeded cookies tasted the best.

                          PS: Just saw Mary's post and sending prayers for her MIL.
                          Country hut, Funny how these thoughts come upon us as I've been thinking of my sister Louise who passed 7 yrs. ago in early March, lost brother Richie a few moths later. No great memories popping up right now as they were both troubled and troublesome people but missed by us all as they left too soon as did our youngest brother Augie 25 yrs. ago. May they all rest in peace.
                          Last edited by MayinJerset; February 26, 2014, 07:12 AM.

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                            Good morning! I slept in this morning. I've strained my arm and it bothered me last night to the point I didn't sleep well. Today would've been my mom's 94th birthday. I miss her but I know she's in a better place. All the bread and cake baking is making me hungry so I'll have to fix myself some breakfast soon. It's cold and snow is blowing here...what a winter we've had!

                            I took DH's sweet aunt to get her new TV yesterday. She upgraded from an old 25" chunk of lead to a streamlined 32" flat screen and is tickled pink. It was good to be help make her so happy.

                            Blondie, there is one more thing we can do for (or to) the Gloomy Gus folks. If we're with them, we need to smile sweetly and say "Bless your little heart." Those from the South will know what I mean.
                            *~* Myrna *~*
                            *~* Quilters lead pieceful lives *~*

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                              #15
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                              Good morning, all you special Quilty Buddies. Yes, Blondie.....your thoughts are always right on. How boring this world would be without diversity. We each have so much to offer.

                              Have errands to run today. They're talking about possible snow squalls, so should get moving. Now that we are both retired, it takes so much more time to get moving in the morning. But am feeling so grateful that DH is able to enjoy each day. Me, too. Loving life and all that it gives us......what a blessing! And that includes each and every one of you on this Forum.

                              Have a wonderful day and keep on smiling.
                              Cynthia

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