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    Monday Good Mornings

    Good Morning Quilty Sistahs and Brothahs!
    I am sooooooo ready for some ME time. Won't be much of that this week ~ still have a few moments here to spend with some of my most favorite folksies.
    The weekend was interesting. After work on Saturday, I ran to the grocers to get a few extras for the big Turkey Day thing this week. Got into the check out line and realized that my wallet was not in my purse. Yikes and red faced! Drove like the wind home, praying that the erstwhile wallet would be found there. Nope, nada. I was totally freaking out. Having helped many blue hair ladies backtrack to find their lost things, I tried the "where was I when I last saw it" trick ? Good grief! These gals are contagious!!!!!!!!!!! I finally went back to the salon, and there it was with my bank deposit. Hmmmm, seems as if I were just a wee bit anxious to leave work! Me? Nah. Okay, I just fibbed. I was foaming at the mouth to leave work.on Saturday. Anyhoo, after finding my wallet, I drove back to the grocers, hoping that my goodies would still be there in the cart. While walking across the parking lot, somehow, (still trying to figure it out) I fell. And I mean fell hard as in seeing stars hard. Kinda knocked the sense into me. A nice man saw this happen and rushed over to my stunned self and helped me up. It was the first time in my life I think I ever thanked the good Lord for strong bones and the excess cushion of love around my hips. I scraped up my knee, I am oh so sore on my hips and my bad bursitis shoulder and elbow are also screaming but other than that I am jes' fine as a frog's hair. I even managed to make some chocolate rum balls at Mom's Saturday night. They are supposed to age several days before imbibing, I mean eating. Okay, I cheated. Some of the rum went into a coke zero and I slept well.

    Another wonderful tidbit of news arrived in the mail on Saturday from our water company. Seems as if our drinking water is tainted with something I cannot pronounce. I need to google this and get over my anger and fear. This is the very same water company that made me pay for a $1300. water bill without proving to me where the water went to.

    Oh my, re reading this and thinking what a rant! I do enjoy my Mondays. Perhaps this one more than others since it will be just me and my Sis today. I do not intend to answer the phone. I do not plan on doing anything but whatever I want to do. That includes sitting in the corner and sucking my thumb if I want to. And of course, I can still smile. Hope you smile today as well.

    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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    ^I recommend more RUM(preferably with the chocolate added) as a cure-all Blondie!

    Today is dull and grey, BUT the baby slept well last night, woo hoo!

    Off to do some housework and things....need to wrap/deliver a wedding present for a friend too. I got her a cool multi photo frames that are bookends too! She has 2 new step kids and a daughter of her won so thought it would be a nice way to display her photos.

    Off to feed the young man.

    Have a great day everyone!
    Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.-Robert Louis Stevenson


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      Good Morning! Blondie, I hope you have a wonderful day with your sister...sounds like you've earned it! I'm glad you're OK following your fall.

      Kilted Quilter, your gift for your friend sounds very nice...a great way to start a blended family.

      It's a soggy day here and I'm still walking crooked like a pretzel. I'm debating on whether to go to work today, but I'll probably limp on in.

      I hope it's sunny and bright where you all are today!
      *~* Myrna *~*
      *~* Quilters lead pieceful lives *~*


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        Morning everyone! Blondie, so thankful you weren't hurt more in your fall. I cringe when I think about it--pain going all the way up to your shoulder. Ugg....

        Busy day for me. I have my tax course to teach and then a meeting for work. It's time to gear up for tax season. As that time gets closer and closer I'm gonna find less and less time to be on the forum, not to mention time to quilt . But, it's my opportunity to earn some good money, so I won't complain. I still have a couple of tuition payments to make for our kids, so the money is definitely needed.

        My mom seems to be holding her own, thank you Lord. She can no longer walk and is using a wheel chair, but she's still with us and for that I give thanks. We're taking this one day at a time, and who knows, maybe shes stubborn enough to stay with us for a while longer. All 4 of us are headed back to San Diego for Christmas and we're hoping she'll be around for our kids to see one last time.

        Have a great day everyone. Do some sewing for me, OK?
        When life throws you scraps, make a quilt! :icon_bigsmile:


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          Goodd Morning!!

          A foggy morning in our area...reminds me of the moors in England. DH is having his last cup of coffe before he heads out for work. I will be doing laundry today and trying to squeeze in a little sewing.

          Blondie, what are you doing falling??!!! That really scares me for you....glad you found your wallet. You were just having one of those days. Bless your heart!

          My jellyroll from MSQC arrived Saturday, so now I can continue working on my Luna Notte quilt. I had to take an hour or so yesterday and dig out my sewing room a bit. I have a sashiko machine that I hadn't touched in at least a year, so I got it out and diddled with it so I won't forget how to use it entirely.

          I guess everyone is making preparations for Thanksgiving. We are sharing our Thanksgiving meal with our new neighbors. They will not be getting together with their family until Christmas. This is the lady who loves quilts but can't sew a stitch....maybe a convert here!

          I'll check in with you a little later...wishing you all a good Monday....Hugs

          Scottie Mom Barb


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            Good morning everyone.

            Oh Blondie it hurt me just to hear about your fall. Take care of youself woman!!!!! Need me to kiss your booboo??? Seriously, I am glad you were not hurt too bad, it could have been much worse.

            Martha, you are in my prayers that your Mom will still be with you at Christmas.

            Myrna, hope you get straightened out soon. Feel better my friend.

            KiltedQuilter, you are so thoughtful. I sure am glad to call you friend.

            Barb, are you going to try and get her addicted too. Just remember to tell her there is no cure.

            I had a very quiet weekend by myself. I made two charm pack totes that you can see in show and tell if you want. I think I will make another one today. All the ladies in my life are going to get one for Christmas this year. Money is tight, and nobody really NEEDS anything. So all the ladies are getting something homemade. I made relish this summer and they are all getting a jar of that too.

            My DIL is going to Seattle this week for Black Friday so I have given her my xmas list. A walking foot for my sewing machine if she can find one. I have no idea where she will be shopping.

            I know all my American friends are going to be busy this week in preparation for Thanksgiving. Don't forget to find some YOU time as well.

            Have a wonderful day everyone.
            Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!


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              Good morning,

              Oh Blondie, so glad you weren't injured and that you found your wallet. The rum should help with the aches and pains.

              Sounds like a lot of you had some tough times so prayers for you all

              DS and I won't be doing anything special for T-day. DH will still be gone hunting in NY. I'll do a turkey dinner in early December. I plan to be painting the spare bedroom. That is if the darn taper ever finishes. He's coming back Tues. evening. I told him I needed it done, dry and ready to paint on Thursday. This is costing way more than I expected (especially considering the 1st coat was already done). This is a huge room and I need to prime and paint it. I want to be done on Sat. because this is my "while you were away" surprise for DH. I always do something while he's gone: paint a roof, get the garage roof on, dye my hair, get a tatoo. These are the kinds of surprises he gets when he gets home.

              Everyone have a great day and, as Blondie says, SMILE.....

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


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                Poppin in to say a quick good morning. I have a short work week and a extra long weekend. Blondie we all have one of those where did I put that moments dont feel today and as far as the rum goes well after your day it was well deserved. Turkey day well I don't have to hold it in my house this year so we will be going to my parents and then later that night it looks like I will be prepping for the black friday shopping. My mom and sister are dragging me out!!!!
                To have fun everyday!:lol:


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                  Hi everyone!

                  I for one am glad it is Monday. A little cleaning and then straight to my sewing room to continue on with making Christma spresents. I'm stuck on wall hangings and tablerunners, which are always welcome and no one has any Christmas ones, but I hadn't thought of tote bags! Add that to my list! Thanks, Monique!

                  Blondie, do you think God is telling you to slow down? Oh, I guess that's what the rum is for!

                  Martha, I'm so happy for the sake of your family that your mom is doing better than anyone expected.

                  Myrna, I laughed when you said you were walking crooked like a pretzel! That would be something to see! I hope you feel better soon. Let us know what you're walking like every day until you're walking like a human. What could be next, I wonder?\

                  Nancy, You will need to show us a picture of this room being "painted" so we know you're not really home watching You Tube quilting videos.

                  Barb, I hope you make some good friends out of your new neighbors. Great neighbors are worth their weight in gold If they are thin maybe they're worth my weight in gold!

                  KiltedQuilter, I love babies more than anything. Mine all grew up so I have to borrow for baby time. I'm a kick-ass grammie. Can I say that here? Well, it's true.


                  “Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” - Victor Hugo


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                    Blondie, happy to hear that you weren't hurt by your fall. Have a great week and a truly blessed Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for.
                    Happy and blessed Thanksgiving to all of you my friends!!!
                    Shirley :icon_bigsmile:


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                      morning all. blondie honey.....uffda...rant away we listen....
                      since moing back tomymoms i have not sewed....perhapsdue to my thyroid being out of whack. still in the wacky zone..but i have an area in basement for cutting. now to find place to set up sewing machine....iwas working on DD quilt. all pieces are together. and cut ready to assemble......just dont have gumption to move forward.....weird.....
                      all the best


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                        Good Morning everyone. Blondie I am sure glad you did not break anything with that fall. seems like you had a bad day going there girl. Hope today is smooth as butter for you.
                        Well the last week has found me coming and going and not much time to even check in here, have pop in for a few minutes here and there but need to do a lot of catching up.
                        I have finally gotten all the blocks finished for my quilt from hattie's finished and ready to set together. This has been a terrible quilt to work on hopefully the setting won't be as bad, have it laid out on the living room floor and am not moving it until it is sewn together.
                        Hugs to all and prayers to those who need them.
                        Bernice :icon_wave:


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                          Howdy! are such a hoot! I always managed to smile/laugh reading your posts....except when it is about you falling or losing your wallet! Glad everything turned out all right and that you have a chance to take care of you today. Thank you for your smile, are an inspiration to us all. Nancy, will you be alone for Turkey day? If you can sew and do what you want, will that be enough to make up for it???? Martha, you are an amazing woman, too! Always see the bright side of the coin. What a wonderful attribute! Monique, glad you are feeling better! Keep sewing, Girlfriend! Barb, if anyone can make a convert, you can! Your enthusiasm is contagious! Myrna, hope your back improves real soon. Enough already, huh?

                          I hope to get some sewing in real pooped yesterday with the grandgirls, but loved every minute of it. We crafted, made cookies, played hide and seek, took a nature walk..........on and on. It will take me a couple of days to recover. Maybe should spend that time in my craft room, communing with my machine, Eh????

                          Have a good day.


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                            Well Blondie that must be going around. It seems on Sunday right in the middle of Sunday school I got up to close the door to start class and low and behold my shoe ( unbeknownst to me) was under the rug and I tripped and almost fell right in the middle of the class room floor, but me being Mrs. Graceful staggered around until I was upright!

                            I sure hope all the aches associated with your fall go away soon. Have fun with your sis today!
                            Until next time hugs and best stitches to you all,


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                              I can't believe that everyone is falling and falling apart here. Sending glue and padding to all who need it. Hugs and prayers for everyone. Having a pre-Thanksgiving lunch with Li'l Sis and Big Bro and their respective spouses today. Lunch yesterday at the nursing home with Mom and all her friends. Here's a shot of my Li'l Sis, Mom and I:


                              Now if I'm away from here for too long this week, I do hope everyone will remain safe, happy, warm and wonderful until you see me again. Busy week!
                              Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
                              it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

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