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    Tuesday - April 1 !!!


    Happy April 1 and Happy Tuesday Folksies!
    No fooling around here; I never was very good at practical jokes. Well, that's not completely true; I would play the worst jokes on my ex - problem is it didn't have to be April 1 and I never told him that I spit in his food or let the dogs lick his plate before serving his food. Ooops, did I say that? Oh well, I was just a silly young girl who went to sleep a bit angry sometimes. Nothing like divorce to make everything peachy keen again.

    If today is as lovely as yesterday was I will not be sewing. So much running to do yesterday - what a joy to be able to see the sunshine and feel the warmth of it! It was pretty cool in the early am when I brought Middle Son Josh to the dentist but it got up to about 70 yesterday. Josh got some anti-b's for his absess, needs a molar pulled and his wisdom teeth as well. How is it that dentists get to charge two arms and one leg? I think it is because when you're in pain, you'll agree to anything.

    So folksies - It's April 1st! Does that mean it is gonna be Spring? Everything is so brown here! Not much up and showing signs of renewal. I sure do miss my Daddy during the Spring sowing. I miss him anytime but good golly, he could grow some pretty veggies. My granny, (his ma) I believe could stick a finger in the soil and grow a hand. She had that proverbial green thumb. Sis got more of that than I did. I still enjoy puttering with pretty things. I will be working hard in Mom's yard again this season as well as my own. Middle Son has plans for the yard across the road and trust me, he is a flower child. The only one of my three children that likes to play in dirt. I'll take it.

    Be safe out there mid-westerners - April is not always kind to you. No joke. Blessings, prayers, hugs for all who need and want them. Smiles are never optional here. I can smile at anything - even the memory of those plate licking dogs.



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    Good morning!
    I don't do well with the practical jokes either Blondie. Never thought of having the dog lick my Ex's plate...that's a good one.
    So glad that josh got some meds. Hope he feels better soon. Our weather was wet again all day yesterday and still cold...not liking the cold anymore. It's 27 right now but supposed to reach 50... I'll take it.
    Trying to plan our vegetable garden but can't do much with this weather...
    Well, yesterday I started playing with some appliqués to make Julia a little blanket for April. I'm going to appliqué a fuzzy bunny and some Easter eggs onto it. I'm also working on the sweatshirt quilt for the same person I made the sweater quilt. Got it all cut and laid out yesterday so today I'll sew it all together.
    Not much of anything else on the agenda for today. Hoping everyone has a great day and prayers to all in need.
    Cil
    A quilt is a blanket of love
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      Good April 1st everyone!! Glad Josh got some meds. Not much for April fools jokes. This would have been my favorite Aunts B'day had she been still with us. It is a chilly 28 atm but promises of 50's so 2 loads of laundry out on the line. My son hauled out a blanket I crocheted for him when he was about 5. It is all granny squares and in the shape of a big train. I thought he wanted to throw it away , but instead he said You nuts this is my blankie I want it washed so I can properly put it away... He is 30 now , what a feeling that gave me that he did not want to get rid of it.
      We had an important visit at work yesterday hope all went well, they all arrived as I left. Work in a bit.

      OHH and a very very special hug and thanks to Lilly for finding my fabric and offering to send it to me!!

      Smile everyone its gonna be a great day!
      Hugs to those that need them
      sigpic:icon_hug: Iris Girl = April = fabric, Fabric FABRIC!!
      Time spent with cats is never wasted.
      Sigmund Freud

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        Good morning and Happy April Fool's Day! I'm not much of a practical joker either so it will probably be just another day here. I made a big grocery haul yesterday...other than milk and maybe bread, I hope I've stocked us up for almost a month. DH has build a small greenhouse to start his veggie plants in. The roof went on yesterday and, as soon as he gets the float bed built and filled, he'll be ready to go. We have a Cattlemen's Association meeting tonight...DH goes for the meeting content, I go for the meal content.

        It's supposed to be warm here today, gonna get out and enjoy the sunshine before the rain moves in tomorrow.
        *~* Myrna *~*
        *~* Quilters lead pieceful lives *~*

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          Good morning from sunny Trenton this fine day. Maizyn is up and ready for the day. It was her 4th birthday yesterday. My how time flies. Today is Phil's graduation from his course. Two good reasons to be here today. Will be back home later today I think. Jodi really likes the curtains I made for her.

          Have a great day. Any time spent with family is great and today will be extra special for us.
          Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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            #6
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            Morning Everyone,

            It must be Spring because my allergies are in full bloom. Allegra here I come.

            Not sure what's on my plate today. Going back to bed is a real temptation but I have too much to get done today for that again this morning.

            Blondie, I loved your comment about your Granny growing a hand! My Mom was like that. One of her words of wisdom was that you can grow more veggies in a crooked row than in a straight row. She actually had some of the most beautiful veggie gardens I've ever seen. She also canned constantly all summer when the food was ready. She planted 100 tomato plants every year and made tomato juice, canned tomatoes, salsa, spaghetti sauce, tomato puree, tomato sauce, etc. Dad was always so proud of her gardening skills. I'm so glad she taught me how to grow veggies and can. I have a glass-top stove now and I can't use a canner on it, but I freeze sweet corn and applesauce and several other things for us to use throughout the year. Very little goes to waste at our house.

            I've been buying a couple spools of Aurifil thread at a time lately and find it gives me much less lint when I sew and the thread is so fine it's barely visible when I machine piece. Aurifil is expensive but a spool here and there doesn't kill the budget. I'm only buying neutrals...white, cream, tan, gray and black.

            I hope everyone has a good day.
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            Scottie Mom Barb

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              #7
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              Good morning!
              Well, the first April Fool's joke is from Mother Nature...was supposed to warm and sunny so we have plans to get our camper set up on the river lot...but no...it's raining!!!!
              sigpicWHEN THE STITCHES ARE PERFECT....THAT'S GOD'S WORK

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                Good morning.....

                It is supposed to be 65 here today...I sure hope mother nature isn't playing a joke on us...like snow tomorrow!

                I'm working on a couple of quilts and trying to get them finished up....doing the hand stitching on the binding on one and a little more border quilting on the other and then trim and bind.

                Well need to get busy....have a wonderful day! Prayers and hugs
                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 all. April Fools day.....I have to tell you, i have a new store manager, her first time having a store, and full of herself. You all know my physical challenges. Anyway, when I am in extreme pain, I walk with a bit of a limp. This store manager called me into the office and told me that her sister also had lymes disease. She pulled up a Life Resources available to employees and said she wanted me to know it was there. I've been with the company 9 years, I know. Then she tells me that her sister goes to a gym every day and she thinks I need to "push" myself a bit more. I told her I was so sorry her sister lived with what I do; inflamation in the body 64 times the acceptable increased amount, allergic to everything to the point that just living her daily life, her body is constantly under attack, not to mention the asthma as a result of said allergic reaction. I also told her that it was lovely her sister could go to the gym, as I, if I'm not careful when I sweep/mop my floors, I can't walk for days. I expressed my surprise that her sister had my condition as all of my doctors have never seen a case this bad in their careers ( I'm quoting here). I also told her how wonderful it was that our company had trained doctors as store managers and she could send me a bill, then I walked out.
                  Now I just put a nail in the proverbial coffin with her. But enough is enough. I have worked for the company nine years, even with my condition, I carry the lion's share of the work load. I have intermitten family leave for my illness to protect my job, and insurance. This woman is so fake it is nauseating. She is a major type A personality, and she has decided I'm fat, lazy and need to push myself. I'm not in the mood for this girls, but i know the type and I'm on her hit list. I have one thing to say......hostile work environment. Pray I don't lose my temper any more then I have.

                  Wishing all a happy stress free day,

                  Liz
                  Keep the Faith

                  dizzyLiz

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                    Mother Nature isn't fooling us today as it is sunny this morning which is a nice change from 3 days gloomy rainy days.

                    Food shopping and errands today. Since I don't have a big freezer I usually food shop weekly, skipped last week as I picked up lots of fresh fruits and veggies at the farm market. Relied on freezer and pantry for last week's meals and now they need restocking. Did a look through the pantry to see what's needed and found several items I have no idea why I bought them and will have to come up with some recipes to use them up.

                    Have to get DH's shopping list written, he is in charge of getting the paper products, milk, juice, cereal and cold cuts, and will include No Ice Cream across the top and bottom of the list. He seems to think that because it is on sale it is less fattening than it is at full price. DS#1 will be over for dinner tonight so I plan something simple and quick as I have to leave around 7 for a small quilt group meeting, DH and DS can clean up and have tea and dessert while I'm gone.

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                      Happy April 1! How is that possible? Wasn't it JUST Christmas?!?

                      No set plans today, hoping that means sewing time! I had a good busy day yesterday, yoga was wonderful! I'm getting to really seriously miss it on weekends, and my body tells me when I NEED it! That's a good sign.

                      Yesterday was such a beautiful morning, and I got a big surprise when I went to take DGD to school and had to scrape ice. Oy. I've only had to do this a couple times this year. Seemed so strange. My trees are all in full bloom and things are really beginning to grow. My daughter went out and cleaned up Winter's mess in my front yard, now we just have the back to go. That's the BIG job, and one that usually takes planning a big get together to get it done!. We all work best under pressure I guess.....

                      I wanted just 5 more minutes of sleep this morning but I've got this EXTREMELY elderly cat who had other plans. She is SO loud, and insistent. I think she either gets lonely or lost. Not sure which. She yells right outside my bedroom door. I'll get up and feed her, go back to bed. She yells. I'll get up and turn heat on for her, go back to bed. She yells. Not sure what's going on with her....but oy vey! I'm UP!!!

                      Ok, that's it from my corner of the world. I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL day for the 1st of April. Hugs/Prayers to all who want/need.

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                      Friendship is sewn with love and measured by kindness.

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                        I have a full slate today. I have an interview set up with Matt Lauer at 10. Hopefully that will go fine - I've been coached and rehearsed. This has been planned for about a year now. Then, at 11 I'm flying to London for lunch with the Queen. It won't be my first time meeting her, but since I was tiny when I first met her, I doubt she'll truly remember. After lunch I'm headed to Bali where I will stock up on some glorious batiks that I'll have cut into charm squares and I'll be sending all our forum members several packs. If I'm not worn out before bedtime, I hope to attend the Fireman's Ball being held here for charity. I've already donated more than they've collected ever.

                        I hope everyone has a wonderful day. I was trying to come up with something silly and entertaining, but the old brain just doesn't work that well any more. I did see where someone wet cotton balls and put them all over a car parked outside in the cold (and since it's below freezing here AGAIN this morning) it would have been a great one to do on my son-in-law.

                        Have a wonderful one and obey Miss Blondie.
                        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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                          #13
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                          Morning. Today marks the one year anniversary of my Grandma's death. It is one of those bitter sweet days. We had about a week of touch and go with her. Then on March 31, which was Easter, she got up and ate lunch in the dinning room and had a good day - the final rebound before death. I was glad that she was up and about on Easter plus we had been praying that she not die on March 31 because it was my mom's birthday (would not be a good day to have to deal each year knowing that your birthdate was also the day that your mother-in-law passed away.) She was a wonderful Christian lady who taught me so many things. She taught me to sew. She had a very green thumb with any plant whether it was her vegetable garden or her flowers both inside and outside. She grew beautiful African Violets that just bloomed and bloomed. I did not get her green thumb. She lived to be almost 100.

                          I don't really have much planned for the day. Right now, my teeth and jawline really hurts, so I might be calling a dentist after bit. I hate going to the dentist - my teeth are super sensitive and every time they are cleaned or worked on, it is extremely painful. I think that I am going to go back to bed and put a heatpad on for a while and see if that helps. This is not how I wanted to spend the first day of April.

                          Have a wonderful day everyone.

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                            #14
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                            Good morning all. Yes today is April 1st. I don't think much about april fools, but the girls did. They were funny trying to get me this morning. Today s also the first day of Child Abuse Awareness month. I made pillow cases yesterday, and found a couple of tops that had been sent to me, I am going to get put together today. I feel like I am so far behind with everything. On that note, time to read the forum posts, and then get busy. Hugs and blessings to all, prayers for those in need.
                            Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

                            Marilyn......
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                              Originally posted by EnumclawGramma View Post
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                              Happy April 1! How is that possible? Wasn't it JUST Christmas?!?

                              No set plans today, hoping that means sewing time! I had a good busy day yesterday, yoga was wonderful! I'm getting to really seriously miss it on weekends, and my body tells me when I NEED it! That's a good sign.

                              Yesterday was such a beautiful morning, and I got a big surprise when I went to take DGD to school and had to scrape ice. Oy. I've only had to do this a couple times this year. Seemed so strange. My trees are all in full bloom and things are really beginning to grow. My daughter went out and cleaned up Winter's mess in my front yard, now we just have the back to go. That's the BIG job, and one that usually takes planning a big get together to get it done!. We all work best under pressure I guess.....

                              I wanted just 5 more minutes of sleep this morning but I've got this EXTREMELY elderly cat who had other plans. She is SO loud, and insistent. I think she either gets lonely or lost. Not sure which. She yells right outside my bedroom door. I'll get up and feed her, go back to bed. She yells. I'll get up and turn heat on for her, go back to bed. She yells. Not sure what's going on with her....but oy vey! I'm UP!!!

                              Ok, that's it from my corner of the world. I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL day for the 1st of April. Hugs/Prayers to all who want/need.

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                              Libby, my 17+ year old crotchety old male cat does the same thing! He howls at the wall, the sink the food dish, can't tell if he is lonely, lost or hurting, but it sure is loud! He has always been a loud cat, he is back to his howling he did as a young cat! Crazy boy!

                              I want to work on Josefine's block today. I got my costuming done for this weeks opening, I want to squeeze in a few quilt sessions before I need to start on the show's costumes for the last week in April.

                              Grandkids are coming over a bunch this week before and after school. Love having them here, as long as sibling rivalry doesn't rear its ugly head, then life is not fun! Mom's schedule changes every week, and at no time is she able to both take them to school and pick them up, unless she is off work. It falls on me to do this, but I don't mind, as long as I have advanced warning.

                              Hope you all have a great day! The trees in Tennessee and Georgia were blooming beautifully, but the trees here are barely showing signs of life. The Bradford pears down south are almost finished blooming, and mine is still crispy brown looking. I have some precious plants that I hope survived the winter.

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