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    Re: Sad Week for our family.

    There is nothing harder than losing a child, even if that child is a grown adult. May you and your family find comfort in your many wonderful memories.
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    Re: WIP - August 9-15, 2019

    Denise, I'm not sure if this trick will work for you or not. I found it interesting, though.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O-8bE4Yagw
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    Re: Hi everybody! LONG POST

    So glad to hear that your kidney function is improving! Not only will you feel better, but it keeps a lot more treatment options on the table.
  4. Thread: It is Monday

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    Re: It is Monday

    Three years of cancer treatment is a VERY long time. Granny Judy, your daughter has certainly earned a chemo holiday. Celebrating the good report with you. Woo-hoooooo!
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    Poll: Re: What do you like best

    I think the quilt looks better with a plain sashing. As a bonus, you won't have to be so precise with matching the star points perfectly. I agree with the others that the HSTs are overpowering. Love...
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    Re: Hi everybody! LONG POST

    Oh, wow, Rhonda, you have been through a lot! As a chemotherapy nurse, I have taken care of several patients with hairy cell leukemia (HCL). It can definitely be managed, if you can tolerate the side...
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    Re: Garment Sewing Advice for a Beginner

    Beeje, congratulations on tackling garment sewing. You can definitely do this! Because you are so tall, you will want to alter the pattern to fit your body. Pay attention to the tissue pattern...
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    Re: Tuesday Trivia: Sourdough 🍞

    Kudos to those of you who make your own sourdough starter, keep it going, and bake your own bread. It sounds delicious, but I am just not interested in investing that much of my energy into keeping...
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    Re: Need Opinion...Which One First??

    I would definitely do the hand embroidery first. It would be much easier to do the embroidery before sandwiching the quilt. You could create a frame for the embroidered area with your machine...
  10. Thread: Boarders

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    Re: Boarders

    Oh, but they are not meaningless measurements! Suppose while sewing the blocks together, your quilt top has been stretched on one side and the top is now wider than the bottom. If you just sew the...
  11. Thread: Spun Sugar

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    Re: Spun Sugar

    That's a lot of pink scraps! I love the finished quilt, and I found Waldo.
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    Re: You know it's hot when.......

    Happy birthday! At least your DH remembered and is staying out of the dog house.
  13. Thread: Lets Talk Chairs

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    Re: Lets Talk Chairs

    I'm with you on the bad knees thing. I use an office-style chair on casters, and pretty much leave the height set as high as it will go. I bought two of these several years ago at Ashley Furniture...
  14. Thread: update on my bird

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    Re: update on my bird

    Terry, I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Sammy Joe enjoyed many years of love from you. Pets truly are part of the family, and their loss is felt deeply. May your sadness be temporary and...
  15. Thread: Wednesday hellos!!

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    Re: Wednesday hellos!!

    Terry, sorry to hear about Sammy. Barb, it must be very stressful to watch your daughter go through this turmoil. Hoping things will settle down for her, and soon. Jean, how exciting to get those...
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    Re: Wednesday Trivia: Wisconsin 🇺🇸

    I live in neighboring Minnesota, and have visited many of these places, including standing in the mouth of that giant muskie! We are traveling to Green Bay next week; I'll be sure to check out the...
  17. Thread: Update on my house

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    Re: Update on my house

    Remember to declutter your closets and kitchen cabinets, too. You want the appearance of abundant closet space, so pack up half your clothing and put it in storage. Clothes on hangers should have a...
  18. Thread: Update on my house

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    Re: Update on my house

    Toni, you can absolutely stage your home yourself! I have seen houses that looked overly staged (the kitchen table had place settings with napkins fan-folded and placed just so in water goblets)....
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    Re: Finishing Raw Edges

    I am completely in the prewashing camp. It would kill me to work so hard on a quilt top only to have the fabrics shrink in different amounts or worse, for the dyes to bleed. The reason I finish the...
  20. Thread: Update on my house

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    Re: Update on my house

    It's a huge relief to have the sale go so quickly. Keeping my fingers crossed that the inspection and appraisal go off without a hitch.
  21. Thread: Baby shower update

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    Re: Baby shower update

    Thanks for the update. I was thinking about you yesterday and wondering how the shower went. So glad that everyone could put aside their personal drama and focus on getting ready for the precious...
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    Re: I Need Your Thoughts on This

    Oh Sugar, I am so sorry for all the drama your daughter is generating.

    Perhaps it's a generational thing, but I grew up not expecting an inheritance. I believed (and still do) that my parents'...
  23. Thread: FYI

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    Re: FYI

    Indeed, we all want our charitable donations (quilting related or not) to do good for others in need, and not just to go to the greedy. Before donating, you can check out any charity at...
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    Re: Birthday Alert **JCY**

    Happy birthday, Joy! Although you had no special plans, sometimes that's a good thing. You work so hard. I hope it was a relaxing day for you.
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    Wow, Jean, how cool! Hope they give you backstage passes for the concert. Bring ear plugs.
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