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    Tuesday is always a good day to smile

    Happy Tuesday Folksies!

    There was once a little girl who loved to color in coloring books. She loved all the colors in the big box of 64 crayolas that she didn't want to even use them. So, she begged her mommy to buy her another box and her mother told her, you silly little twit, use all your crayons up first and then you can have more. Her mommy didn't understand that to the little girl, they were too pretty to use. But, she started using one and then another one, always saving her favorite colored crayons for something special. When she found a particularly good page to color and knew that the special colors would be perfect on it, she would use the back end of the crayon lightly, so not to dull the point on them. A few years later, the little girl discovered the wonderful world of paper dolls. She loved to make paper clothes for them herself and spent many a happy hour drawing out a wardrobe and coloring them in with her now worn out crayolas. That big box lasted forever.

    There is no moral to the story here. I am a waste not - want not kinda gal, except that is sort of how my fabric stash is. I rarely buy yardage. But oh lawdy, how I love my scraps.

    It's Tuesday, and yesterday while I was sorting through scraps, my Mom came over to visit. While she was helping me sort through my little stash, she asked me if I remembered what day I was born on. "Dec 18", I responded. No, she wanted to know if I knew what day of the week. Yeah, mom, I was born with a calendar in my hand. So, we googled that date. It turns out I was born on a Tuesday. We both started grooving on which family member was born on which week day and see if they matched up to their rhyme. You know:

    Monday's child is fair of face,
    Tuesday's child is full of grace,
    Wednesday's child is full of woe,
    Thursday's child has far to go,
    Friday's child is loving and giving,
    Saturday's child works hard for a living,
    But the child that's born on the Sabbath day
    Is bonny, blithe, good and gay.

    Funny, I always thought I was born on Saturday!

    Have a wonderful Tuesday folksies. There is always a fun way to spend your day, even if only in your own head. Count your blessings, be a blessing and don't ever forget to smile.

    Sewing mends the soul.

    Do the math; count your blessings
    Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside. Unless we are creating we are not fully alive
    ~ Madeleine L'Engle

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    Hi Blondie, I knew there was a reason I like you. I was born in 1951, on a Tuesday which happened to be Christmas Day that year. Yep, I'm a Christmas baby. I believe the time was 3:20 a.m. Mom had me in a Catholic hospital. She remembers the nuns singing Christmas Carols down the aisles of the maternity ward. What a present! My sis was in the backseat of the car with Mom laboring in the front seat. Her comment was, "I'm glad I didn't get sick for Christmas!" Little did she know how life would change when I came on the scene. She was the first grandchild for 5 1/2 years until I appeared. I don't think she liked me very much. Good thing time changes all things. She and I are best sisters nowadays.
    Goodbye Europe! Hello California! Home sweet home.


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      Morning all...
      I haven't heard that rhyme in a long time... I was born on December 8, 1961. It was a Friday. It's also the Immaculate Conception.
      I like to think that I'm a loving and giving person.
      Well, it's raining right now. We're supposed to have some thunderstorms sometime this morning too. It's going to be 60 today and clear up sometime this afternoon so I'm a happy girl. We've had our bedroom window wide open for the last couple of nights and it's been so nice letting in the fresh air. Little chilly in the morning getting out of bed, but still nice.
      Today I need to sandwich and quilt the sweatshirt quilt for a customer and hopefully, I'll be binding it tonight. Needs to be done for Thursday. I also want to finish a little quilt that I made for Julia. It's only a 20x20... Just something for her to hold on to. It's the cutest and I'll post pics when it's done.
      Not much of anything else going on today.
      Saying prayers for all those in need, we have so many. Hope everyone has a wonderful day!
      Oh, thought I'd share this with you...seems as good of an excuse as any...
      A quilt is a blanket of love


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        Good Morning All,
        Looks as if it will be another rainy day here also. But with the promise of sunshine tomorrow. Blondie I am like you I could have sworn had to be a Saturdays child seems all I do is work. But I am a Sundays child.

        Well only four more sleeps and then for my first go away vacation in over 20 years. To the point of being excited and kind of scared at the same time. Hard to think about not sleeping in my own bed for five nights. Time for me to get out of this bed now and get ready for work or I am going to be late. Have a great day my friends.


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          Morning all. Haven't seen that poem in ages. I was born on a Sunday. I have always been the Pollyanna looking on the good side of things and staying happy for the most part.

          Hubby was born on Monday...I think he is fair of face.

          My kids were born on a weds and a friday...but for them the poem is reversed.

          Suppose to rain all day here and be nice next 2 days. Its getting warmer gradually, we did have a few windows open over the weekend.Off to work for me. Have a great day all. 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! I'm a Saturday's child and I think I've done my share of hard work. But I'm thankful to have been able to do it. My mom used to tell me that it took 3 days for me to be born...guess I wasn't in a hurry to get here. It's chilly and rainy here, looks like we're going to have lots of April showers. We have lots of "little winters" to go through yet...dogwood, snowball, blackberry, etc.
            Think I might go shopping today...department store is closing with 75% off what's left.
            *~* Myrna *~*
            *~* Quilters lead pieceful lives *~*


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              I had to google it....I was born on a Saturday. My girls were born on Wednesday and Monday, however, their days should be reversed, because clearly the younger one is full of woe and it's all about her! At times I think they switched babies on me in the hospital.

              I had to be in to work at 0300, which means I got up at 0200 Hate that! At least I went to bed at 1630 yesterday, instead of the normal 1800. It's a wonder what a sleeping aid can do for you! Hope I stay away till 1100 when I get to go home!

              As a child, I always longed for a box of 64 crayons....heck, I'd have been happy with 48! Coming from a family of five girls and not much money, we got our box of 24 at the beginning of every school year and that would last until school was out the next summer. Same with shoes, a dress pair for school and church in the fall, plus one pair of tennis shoes for play and another pair of dress shoes come Easter for church again. Church shoes in the spring were not allowed to be worn to school unless permission was granted!!! That was the life. We never thought anything of it. Our friends were all raised the same, so nobody was jealous of anyone. If life could only be that simple again!

              Have a great day!
              Last edited by bubba; April 8, 2014, 06:26 AM.

              No rainbows!


              If you can't be nice.....BE QUIET!


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                Morning all!

                Oh how I treasured a new box of crayons growing up! I was the 5th of 7 children and new boxes did not come along very often! I am also Mondays child fair of face! I was going to bind the baby quilt last night but decided the fabric for the binding I had bought didn't suit it at all. Hope to buzz by the LQS sometime today. I did drop by Tuesday mourning yesterday and picked up some fat quarters. They had a package of 7 for 3.99 or 5 for 5.99.

                Off to work today. A little rain in the forecast but yesterday was the same way and turned out beautiful! Speaking of "isms" and rain my momma always told me when I was little "into each life a little rain must fall"

                Anywho...everyone have a great day!!
                SW Missouri

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


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                  I'm sitting here waiting on the washing machine repairman. Straightened the house so we don't look like total slobs when he shows up. DH was going to stay home and I told him to go to work because he won't get paid to stay home and I will.

                  I was born on a Saturday, my son on a Tuesday and my daughter on a Sunday. I don't know if mine quite fits me because I'm kind of lazy.

                  I should get off here and grab the quilt that is looking at me and work on the binding. Well just got the call from Sears, need to put the dogs out because the guy is afraid of them.

                  Have a great 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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                    I was born on Thursday, which means I have far to go. Does that mean I never get to my destination? Sometimes it feels like it.

                    I have my weekly doctors appointment today. I have to travel about 90 miles round trip for my appointment. It is a beautiful drive through Mennonite country. Last week a encountered about 12 horse and buggies. I also am picking up my new-to-me Janome today on the way back from the doctor. So it will be a good day all and all.


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                      Don is a Tuesday child, Kat's a Sunday child and I'm a Friday child. I guess that's why we're a house of harmony most of the time.

                      Don was to have the day off and start painting my cutting table, of course I had to hear the beep of his cell phone for messages. "Can you come in this morning? Willy didn't show up." Good for extra money, bummer to get my sewing room together.

                      Been feeling sick in a Fibro Flare, this move did me in. Going to try to catch up with unpacking, taking pictures of Cyber Elves pillowcases/crayon roll-ups that came in the week before the move and this week to post. Try not to over do and listen to the ol' body. lol

                      Prayers for those in need, huggers for all. Ruby and Don
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                        Good morning. WET WET snow this morning. It won't stay as it is supposed to change to rain. April showers will bring May flowers, right?

                        It is official, I have my first cold of the season. Sinuses are full, throat is scratchy. It is hubby's fault he had it first.

                        Our elections were yesterday. Happy to report that the minority government that was is no more. She lost in her own riding on top of that. We now have a majority Liberal government this morning. No more talks about separation for at least 4 years. Hopefully they can get the province back on track. Ok, enough talk about politics.

                        I need to make placemats today for a birthday. Not sure how much I will get done today being a little under the weather.

                        Have a great day everyone.

                        I am a Saturday baby born on Easter weekend.
                        Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!


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                          Good Morning! I'm up and I think I'm ready for a new day! I don't think it's going to be a sunny one, but that just means sewing freely with a clear conscience (silver lining!)

                          I am a Wednesday's child.....I had to look it up. That's all I'm gonna say about that.

                          I'm filling in for a girl at the gift shop today. We trained together and I just couldn't say no. More time to learn the job is good too. Last week was pretty busy. It amazes me how people spend money in a hospital gift shop. And not on patient gifts. They SHOP.

                          I am making a sewing machine cover for my new machine. I hope it turns out as cute as I see it in my head. Then I'm going to try my hand at a pillowcase. Believe it or not, I have NEVER made one! It looks like fun and I'm tired of being an outsider when everyone gets together and sews them for charity. I have so much fabric that would make wonderful pillowcases. So yup! I'm giving it a try.

                          Off to get things started! Hugs and Prayers for those in need. There are SO many. Have a wonderful day and like Blondie says .... SMILE! And give someone a hug for no reason. It feels good!

                          Quilters make great comforters.

                          Friendship is sewn with love and measured by kindness.


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                            I always remember which day of the week son Pat was born as it was Friday the 13th. I was born during a snow storm on a Wednesday and hopefully I'm not full of woe. I'll limit myself to 1 woe a day and try to keep smiling the rest of the day.

                            Been damp and raining for several days and although it is much preferred to snow the dampness has been affecting my arthritis a lot, especially in my hands and shoulder. Trying to finish quilt show quilt and doing OK with piecing but hope it clears up so I can hand stitch the binding down after quilting. OK, that's my woe of the day. Now back to smiling.

                            Almost forgot, just ordered a charm pack and yardage for a quilt for my newest great grandchild that will be born this summer, added the DD of a white layer cake and used my quilter's points to help defray the cost.

                            Libby, Too bad you live so far away, I'd ask you to join us sewing pillowcases at LQS on Saturday. They are an easy sew and with quick results.

                            Cil, what did you say? accessorize.jpg
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                              I am a Thursday child. "Far to go"? hmmm. well, if going far means on my motorcycle...that would be great. I rode yesterday with 2 of my girlfriends. we rode out to the Oregon coast. today will also be nice so I am planning to ride to the quilt shop that I attend the long arm quilt group. so if Thursday's child has far to go....I better Gas UP!1364685495681.jpg
                              Blonde Biker Quilts
                              Asking a quilter to mend is like asking Picasso to paint your garage.:icon_woohoo: