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    Chilly Night Owl

    It seems as if our cooler fall weather has arrived. My hands have been cold for two days now. Ugh. If this keeps up, the woodstove will be fired up tomorrow night.
    We are done with the state fair, so I can get caught up with the PTA stuff and get back to my sewing.

    What's on your schedule for the coming week?
    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

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    Hoot hoot I haven't bumped into you for a while Cathy.How long did your fair run for?We have the Big E up here and I didn't make it this year,other years I could get my DH to take a day off from work so I could get there and start my Christmas shopping.It's been cooler here also,by the weekend they say it might be 70 though.
    :icon_wave:Joan

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      #3
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      I'm thinking about taking my cross stitch projects in to be framed at Dick Blick downtown. I'm pleased with how they turned out. I still have one Santa to finish. After that I'm thinking about my own design that I want to make on some Aida fabric I got on sale last year.

      I pulled up a lot of garlic chives today. They went to seed in my garden and are taking over one area. I like their blooms in the fall but the seed production is crazy. I also got finished with pruning my quince shrub. So I feel like I got something done outside.

      The Bulls play their first preseason game tomorrow night so my buddy and I will be watching that and eating the birthday cake I baked for him

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        Joan, the fair here ran for almost the entire month of August. It lasted longer than normal, but closed every Tuesday, which it had never done before. We always go opening day and that is the only day we went at all this year. It changes more every year, plus with MM not feeling well, we couldn't really enjoy it.

        I was pretty cold most of the day today too, but I think it has to do with getting over whatever crud it is I have. I was under both a fleece throw plus a quilt and I was wearing sweats on top of that!! I did manage to wash my hair and that made me feel a bit better.

        The dates for next years retreat were mentioned in another post. Looking forward to it already!
        pat.

        No rain....no rainbows!


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          #5
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          Pat meant September. Although most of August is filled with different county fairs.
          They added a few days to this year's schedule. The idea was that if they ran 4 weekends, at least two, maybe three would be nice weather-wise.
          Tuesdays were supposed to be for changing over the barns and other exhibits. Not quite as successful there as they had planned either.

          There wasn't much night owling going on, at least that involved me hooking up with you all here. I had a few late nights dealing with closing the barns and driving home. It was good, but I'm glad to be done.
          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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            May I join you tonight.I sometimes have trouble sleeping and tonight is the night. My GS's are getting geared up for their fair. They are in 4H and each have a critter to show. Last year was their first time showing, and they choose to show two of the goats. One goat was only 7 months, the other a year or so. Here all the live stock is housed in one barn from rabbits to steers. Your animals stay on site for the two week fair. Gets tiring after awhile, because the fair grounds are a drive. The boys really liked it,and the one goat is a real ham. There was a video post earlier today, about these goats in a tree. Too bad I can't find the picture of this fool goat walking around on top of the chicken coop.
            Kimsophia the posts I've seen of your cross stitchings are really great. Your eye sight must be great to get those threads in the right place Can't imagine trying to do that. It's still hot here... won't have any really cool weather for awhile yet. I know what cold hands are all about, but I envy you your cooler temps. Bubba hope you and YM feel better soon. Kathy
            Last edited by mischiefkat; October 3, 2016, 01:37 AM.
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              Chilly 54 degrees tonight here in Wisconsin. We are staying in a small cabin in the woods that has a working wood fireplace. If it stays this cold I believe we'll be gathering wood!

              Nothing special planned for the week. Just bumming around the area and chill-laxing. The cabin is so small there isn't enough room to set up my machine ... so I may just do some cutting.

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                Thanks, Mischiefkat I have a magnifier that I can wear around my neck, and it works well if I am sitting up straight. It depends on how far I'm leaning back in the recliner when I sew... I have an Ottlite floor lamp that I can position right over my work. I can't sew with my bifocals on, so if I'm sewing I cannot look ten feet across the room to see the tv screen...for some shows that doesn't matter, other things (like basketball games) it does. I can't see 32 count linen anymore and I am looking forward to a 14 count Aida project this winter. The last two linen pieces were 28 count, I think...I really like the patterns of Thea Dueck and they call for 28 count linen. But I have to alter them as I can't see or count threads to do much hardanger. I want to do these two of her designs:
                http://www.victoriasampler.com/Catal...Christmas.aspx

                http://www.victoriasampler.com/Catal...kwysteria.aspx

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                  #9
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                  Good morning ladies,
                  I'm still in your time zone! I fell asleep very early yesterday and woke up at 3 am. After the retreat and a few more wonderful days in St. Louis we arrived in Chicago yesterday. I'm hoping for nice weather so we can explore the city today. We're going to stay till Wednesday morning and then travel to Ohio. Have a wonderful day everybody!

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                    #10
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                    Yes....Pat meant September!!
                    pat.

                    No rain....no rainbows!


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

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