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    First Friday of 2012

    Happy First Friday of the year everyone!

    Sometimes I wish I could be like our JanG and retire. It is because of Fridays that I totally understand the little boy who said this:

    and on many Fridays I have been in this position because of various people with similiar annoying traits:

    But the majority of the time I am most like this:

    It's Friday! Have a wonderful day folksies ! No biting, scratching, shimmying in trees and for goodness sakes, practice the art of smiling like Ren and Stempy! It's a GREAT day to be alive and kicking! Now remind me of that around 9:45 this morning or at 2:30 this afternoon.

    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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    hello Blondie, and rin and stimpy. confused on which is which. i work today then go to my thyroid guy...then home. my goal when i moved back to my moms as to get healthy so i am getting there.. spring i may seriously look for an apt..i miss my own house rules.

    love you guys.
    all the best


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      Good Morning! First day back to work for me since Dec 21. and I didn't even sew the entire time I was off. Started getting sick christmas eve and ended up in bed christmas day and stayed there till the following thurs. I guess it was my sinuses..still coughing..That will linger for a couple more weeks..seems like I get sick ever winter..Im just glad I was off work and didn't have to call in I guess. I am already ready for spring and we have actually had a warm december. Hope everyone has a great day!


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        TGIF! Only work 4 days this week and I'm already looking for the weekend! LOL! Try to make it a great day everyone!
        *~* Myrna *~*
        *~* Quilters lead pieceful lives *~*


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          Good Morning, everyone!! Up taking care of DD#2. Her knee surgery went well and she's progressing as expected. The Doc put in a "zombie" medial ligament to hold her knee cap in place. She's got the brace and intermittant ice flow bandage on (we keep that ice water flowing so the swelling isn't the reason for pain and suffering). Her main complaint.. "I can't sleep on my back". but that is the only comfortable position for now.

          Her Hubby helps alot and keeps giving me breaks. So we all are getting our rest.

          Other than that, I try to do some free motion quilting, cook, clean and play here. I used the double slice layer cake method that is in Jenny's tuts.. great twin size with just one pack!! And my stash of Blue & browns to match the Blueberry fabs. I'm getting excited and want it DONE, so I can play with the the bargello pattern.

          Ya ALL have a great week-end!! Stay outta trouble.. keep smiling. Makes 'em wonder what you are doin'....

          Click HERE to find me and My imagination


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            Good morning everyone.

            I am a little tired this morning as I stayed up late last night to get the hand quilting done on the baby quilt. I was able to get the binding on it and will finish it up today. Needs to be ready for tomorrow morning. I will take pictures and post later. I really like how it turned out and hope the silent auction fetches lots of $$$$. Will let you know.

            My fingertips are sore from all the hand quilting but at least it is finished.

            I just want to let everyone know that I could not be a thief. I can not get safes open. Have had a bugger of a time. Yesterday I was trying to get the safe open and could not, let out a little curse then realized I was in a church. The post office is in the church. So I had to put the kybosh on my potty mouth. I eventually was able to get the safe open with mootcho practice.

            This afternoon, I will head to Kingston to my son's. The bridal show is tomorrow. Apparently DIL has dedicated the show to her aunt and to me. All proceeds go to breast cancer. What an honour. I will make her proud.

            I will try and check in sometime this weekend. But if I don't you will know why. And I am to meet a friend for lunch on Sunday on my return home.

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


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              Good Morning!!

              Blondie, hang in there and keep smilin'!!! I know the public is no piece of cake to work with and you run in to some real sourpusses....just turn on your sonshine and live in the glow!!!

              DH just left for work and I have all day to play and goof off. I should get a package from MSQ today. I bought a luscious quilt backing from the Etchings line the day all yardage was 25% off.....WOW! I have to get back to the sewing machine...DH noticed I haven't been sewing for a couple weeks. He says it scares him when I don't sew...LOL!

              Monique, have a wonderful weekend!!

              Hugs all to you later......Barb

              Scottie Mom Barb


                Re: First Friday of 2012

                Hi all. First full week back at work since Christmas and boy has it been a long one. Got Sassy Scarlets tonight and Strip Club tomorrow morning at one of my local Quilt shops. This is my favorite weekend. Ok any weekend I can spend with a bunch of other quilters is my favorite. Haven't done much sewing lately but have to get on the ball. My goal this year is to finish the projects that I have already got stuff for. What's so bad is that I keep buying stuff to do so hopefully I can meet this goal. Will keep you informed.

                Oh well guess I had better get something done at work today. So everyone have a great day and Happy Friday.


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                  I love that little boy's quote Blondie! ROFL!

                  After yesterday and the sun now we have rain and grey!

                  Still trying to clean the house(when I am not on here).
                  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 quilty friends ~ life is good again. I had yesterday off work so went to 'quilting circle' and then went to a quilt shop for inspiration. Our Iowa weather is amaizng - 60 degrees (f) yesterday, and warm again today! This morning we had the most amaizng sunrise - can't wait to see what wonders today holds!




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                      QUILTING FRUSTRATIONS

                      by Cindy Thury Smith 1986

                      First I lost my thimble and stuck the needle into my thumb—
                      Then I figured the yardages wrong, so I’m short, how dumb!
                      And I can’t understand this piecing diagram ‘cuz my brain’s gone numb—
                      Sometimes quilting just doesn’t pay.

                      Now the tension’s goofed up on my sewing machine—
                      The four yards I bought aren’t the right shade of green—
                      And how am I to get Grandmother’s unfinished quilt top clean?
                      Sometimes quilting just doesn’t pay.

                      I’ve pressed under bias until my fingers are all burnt—
                      Can’t quite remember that finishing tip I thought I’d learnt—
                      Tried to do an edge in scallops, but they weren’t—
                      Sometimes quilting just doesn’t pay.

                      I’ve sewed on this quilt for what seems like a hundred weeks—
                      Bringing my quilting skills to a new sewing peak—
                      And, surprisingly, getting pretty close to the design I seek—
                      Well, maybe quilting’s not so bad.

                      Hey, I’ve finally got it on the quilting frame—
                      As I bend over and stitch my back will never be the same—
                      In the corner I’ll label it with the date and my name—
                      Well, maybe quilting’s not so bad.

                      Now it’s proudly displayed in all its pomp and glory—
                      Conveniently forgotten is how its construction was slightly hoary—
                      Currently I’m telling the “masterpiece of needleart” story—
                      Yeah, I guess quilting’s not so bad.
                      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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                        Hi everyone,

                        Great poem, Sandy. It reminds me of having babies and forgetting about the pain after the birth. Except for me and my 10lb son - I swore then I'd never forget that and I never will. Ouch! (Ha! I typoed the word "sore" insead of "swore"! See? I was telling the truth - I will never forget, even unconsciously!)

                        I feel so dull in the morning so sometimes I don't write. The whole day ahead of me and nothing interesting to say! So how about I tell you about yesterday? I bought the Daily Deal and I can't wait to get it! I was selling on ebay years ago and I sold all the fabrics I had in those colors from Benartex and I've regretted it ever since. So now I have a quilt packet coming to replace my regret!

                        I went to my favorite quilt dealer yesterday and picked up a walking foot for my Viking Megaquilter (boy do I love that machine) and there was a 50% off deal for the whole store (they'd been picked Viking Dealer of the Year or some great award) so I picked up a package of Quilter's Dream batting, double size for $9. I've been wanting to try it. It's all cotton with only 1% shrinkage!

                        Today I will continue to work on the Polka Dot Swap blocks. I will NOT put them off until the last minute! This is one project I will work on non-stop (no other projects butting in to distract me) until all 30 blocks are done. I picked a gorgeous red-orange, a color I love but find hard to put into quilts. It just screams, "Look at me! Look at me!" so I don't use it much. (Got a great bunch of it though just in case I really do need it.) I've been very much enjoying playing with the block with that pretty color.

                        I hope everyone has a happy and blessed day today.


                        “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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                          Good Morning ~Blonde Sunshine~

                          I LUV REN & STIMPY!! And that is one of my Favorite CHANTS Too!!
                          “Happy-Happy!!.... Joy-Joy! ” haa,haa

                          Auuugghhhh….. I feel like the 2nd PICTURE…..Ohhhh Yeahhhhh!!!
                          I REFUSE to Give Up on Life.... Just when you think there is CALM.... The STORM is Hiding right Around the CORNER!
                          But I'll Stand FIRM Like a TREE with My Roots Firmly Grounded in the Earth.
                          I AM Strong... and so are You.

                          What ever it is my Dear Sunshine you are going thru just remember that in SPIRIT You have Us next to you hugging Ya….Everything will come to PASS and so will this.

                          Thank-God!! I have my little space(sewing pen) to hide and play.

                          Hi ! ~Gina~….. Well,
                          Ren is the little Chihuahua and Stimpy is the Fat Cat.
                          Wish you well with your DR. visit. I know what you mean by the Rules!.... Ones you leave your parents home(and their Rules)….
                          IT WILL NEVER EVER BE THE SAME!.... AMEN TO THAT!!
                          I’ll be praying for you to find a GOOD, SAFE & Affordable place. I ya need Help Let Me Knoww…I’m Good At GOOGLE MAPS!!... LOL
                          Just tell Me where in the World You wanna Move Too? K?

                          Friends and Family use to joke with Me when a educational cartoon series came out called…”Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?”

                          ~Patrice~ I FEEL YA!!...... I have a good home remedy for The Throat….
                          It’s INGREDIENTS Are: 1PART LEMON—1PART Wht. VINAGER and Honey(Yeahhhh…. NASTY! brew I Agree) But It will burn the %&@%$* “Germs” out of your THROAT!... FUR SURE!! FUR SURE!!
                          DIRECTIONS: Have one or two table spoons and refrigerate the rest… REPEAT as needed.

                          ~Myrna~ Heyyy…Me too Only 4 Days…. No One can Understand My Schedule. Just Glad to get Long Weekend Off….
                          “Happy-Happy Sewww-Sewww” LOL

                          ~Judy~ U Are an ANGEL in DISGUIZE!
                          Thank-You I Will enjoy every Stitching Moment..

                          ~Monique~ Your Spanish is Improving GURL! Just rollllll dose Rrrrrrr’s a little more. .....puker the lip... M-mmmm- Uuuu-CH-O......Haa-haa
                          You Are HILARIOUS!!...Haa..Haa…
                          REALLY! DIL is sewww Sweet to do this!...Howw SPECIAL You Must Feel!! Wow!
                          Yes! Please I luv your Pics wanna see EVERYTHING You just mentioned(well Almost everything) Enjoy!

                          To…Bubby; Lynne; KiltedQ; Beakkmom…. Nice to see Ya All!!

                          May Everyone….. Enjoy a Lovely Weekend and Enjoy every Precious Moment of each Day.

                          ~Warm Hugs too You All~

                          Last edited by oldgurl4; January 6, 2012, 09:37 AM.
                          :icon_popcorn:~When life throws you scraps make a quilt.~


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                            Sandy and Cindy I was typing when you gurlz sent your messages.
                            Indeed a funny Poem Sandy....But so Much Truth to it.
                            And it just proves that what I meantiond on My Previous reply in the top....that all will Pass and We Forget.
                            We are just one GEnormous CIRCLE!
                            Aren't We?

                            ~Cindy~ OUCH!!! 10 Lbs!!!...DANG!!!
                            Seee.....and it PASSED!!! Just like a Kidney Stone!!(Don't Ask!)
                            And now you look back and laugh about it...(well and have something to remember EVERY DAY TOO) Hee-hee
                            As for the Polka Dots SWAP....That's the SPIRIT!! Don't Let enything Distract You.

                            I Voluteer to Be A CHEERLEADER!....
                            We got to get E'M

                            I GOT AN idea!!
                            Follow Me to the Swap Thread.

                            See Ya there!

                            Last edited by oldgurl4; January 6, 2012, 09:48 AM.
                            :icon_popcorn:~When life throws you scraps make a quilt.~


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                              Morning all!

                              Cyndi, my Mom was 5'1" with her hair teased, 95 lbs. before 9 lbs. 14 ounces 23" long. Needless to say only child, she would have had four girls she said if she could have bought them at Montgomery Wards. LOL

                              Yesterday I stopped at the Brother dealer and looked again at the machines, without selling my kidney everything seemed to be 5x7 embroidery area and I need larger for my illustrations. My Rose (sales person/teacher) had just opened an Innov-Is 5000 yesterday, she hadn't even made a sample on it yet. It does 7x12, I can do a storyboard on it. Haha! I got it for a good price plus a store credit for whatever I choose. We get to pick it up today. So excited!! Eventhough I lost a kidney. You should have seem DH's face, I could just see his brain thinking "I could have picked up a fixer upper classic car for that price." See...But Ruby would have absolutely no fun what so ever with that project!

                              First I'm making a run to FabricMart which is near the sewing center, I need so fabric for a Curves Scrapping Quilt class I'm taking soon.

                              Cyndi, let us know how that batting works out. I've seen that brand here on the island for a decent price. Was too scared to buy it since it was 100% cotton.

                              Well folks, have a great day. Prayers for all.

                              sigpic Visit my fabric shopping cart - PM me for a 25% Off your Total Purchase Code, just mention "The Forum" in your message. Huggers, Ruby