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    Re: Secret Santa 2020 Themes are posted!

    Scooter made me some adorable fruit pie potholders last SS that would work for June. You can see them in the pictures from last year.
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    Re: boB's last two years . . .

    Donna, we had the same thing happen in our family except the two wives found out about each other. The man had two boys, each from a different mother, and named them the same. It so happened that...
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    Re: Cat pillow with friend

    I like his friend
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    Re: boB's last two years . . .

    Wow, you have had an adventure. I also have done my dna but so far I've only found mysterious cousins which knowing my Dad's family is definitely NOT a surprise.

    Have you checked with your Dads...
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    by LauraP
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    Re: Happy Thursday

    Beth, if you like your couch other than it being to soft why not put a board under the cushion. If it's just time for a new look have fun picking a new one!
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    Re: Quilting in the hoop questions

    If you have one, it is easiest to use a magnetic hoop. If not, use what you have. I like Nancy's tip about using strips of double sided stabilizer to hold everything together. You can google "edge...
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    Re: Wednesday moring greetings

    welcome Bob, I have missed you. What's new?
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    Re: yummy apricot bread

    Not if you were as allergic as I am! I have substituted sunflower seeds when the recipe needs the crunch.
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    Re: Locked in!

    Actually I used to work in a Russell Stovers candy factory and after the first week nobody wanted to eat any chocolate. It took me a few years before I could stand the smell of that particular...
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    King Ranch Chicken Mac and Cheese

    KING RANCH CHICKEN MAC AND CHEESE

    8 oz macaroni 1 medium onion, diced
    2 Tbsp butter 1 green bell pepper, diced
    14.5 oz can of tomatoes and chilies 8 oz Velveeta, cubed
    3 cups chopped...
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    Re: yummy apricot bread

    Well, let's see, the 'cots weren't fresh off the tree and they weren't canned but they weren't hard like dried fruit either. I got them at the date store. Next I will make some of this bread with the...
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    yummy apricot bread

    2 cups flour
    1/2 cups sugar
    1 cup chopped apricots
    3 egg whites
    1/4 cup milk
    3 tablespoons butter, softened

    Preheat oven to 350
    Mix all ingredients. Dough will be on the dry side.
    Cook in...
  13. Thread: Locked in!

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    Re: Locked in!

    Caroline, I don't think so. If I did please apologize for me. Yes it was a defective lock. After the cops jimmied the door open with their heavy duty pry bar they took the lock apart so it wouldn't...
  14. Thread: Locked in!

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    Locked in!

    Yesterday my dh and I went on base to do the laundry. It is open 24/7 so no attendant. When we got ready to leave the door wouldn't open. No service on the phone and no panic button in the building....
  15. Re: What's the oddest thing you've been asked to make

    I also made pickleball paddle covers
  16. Thread: Help!!!

    by LauraP
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    Re: Help!!!

    I know they say you should never store your linens or quilts in a cedar chest because the natural oils of the wood are harmful to the material. I don't know if that is what happened since they were...
  17. Re: What's the oddest thing you've been asked to make

    A cover for my husbands gyrocopter (no pattern), bags for trailer mirrors and a crocheted stump cover for a friend who lost his hand.
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    Re: cheap DIY quilt hanger

    Suzanne, because you put the screws higher than center they do not touch the quilt. It is held in solely by being squished between the two boards. And you countersink the screws on the back piece of...
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    cheap DIY quilt hanger

    https://suzyssitcom.com/2011/05/feature-friday-compression-quilt-hanger-for-under-20.html?cn-reloaded=1

    Even I could make one of these
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    Re: tea towels

    Was watching my DH BBQ and had a flash. He needs a boa with a heavy-duty potholder, maybe denim?, on one end and a towel on the other. Something manly of course.
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    Re: WIP Dec 27- Jan 2

    Suzanne, have you thought of making your Mom a fidget lap robe/pillow to help her get her hand back? It could be something for her to do while you hand sew. Just a thought.
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    Re: zippered quilt storage bag

    This would be great for everyone who got a Christmas quilt but I am thinking of making one to carry my bed pillows in when we go to hotels. I can't sleep on other peoples pillows, they don't fit my...
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    Re: tea towels

    the one change I made on Ginny's was to use a plate to cut a curve so the towel lies against your neck better. Glad you like it Ginny. I didn't know if you were a gnome person or not.
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    zippered quilt storage bag

    https://www.sewcanshe.com/blog/diy-sturdy-storage-totes-free-sewing-pattern-in-2-sizes

    The large storage tote is 24’’ wide x 16 1/2’’ deep and 14’’ tall. It fits a king size quilt plus 2 pillow...
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    Re: tea towels

    These are what I used to make the one I gave Ginny for Christmas

    from Amazon
    Cotton Craft - 12 Pack - Euro Cafe Waffle Weave Terry Kitchen Towels - 16x28 Inches -White - 400 GSM quality - 100%...
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