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Marie replied on Fri, Nov 9 2012 3:33 PM | Locked

Barbara, great news on your clean bill of health.  Hope the meds help you with your knee pain, I know what that's like.

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chocake2 replied on Fri, Nov 9 2012 3:38 PM | Locked

Marie:

CC, yuk to the snow and a great big smile for Sprout!  Is he helping you decide on fabrics for your next quilt?

 Nope. Selecting combinations for blocks for the quilt my friend asked me to "help" her make. Sprout is proving to be great at picking out scraps to pair up! He's a natural, I tell ya!

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Thea replied on Fri, Nov 9 2012 3:52 PM | Locked

CC that is awesome!  Sprout is going to be an awesome quilter when he grows up!!! Yippeee!!!

The mail man came - brought me 2 boxes - thought thread is here - but nope no vanish thread - the boxes had some things I forgot that I had ordered in one and the other was Jelly Bellys...teehee... the size of the box you would have thought I was getting a zillion jelly bellies - but nope - just a few containers - one - the cause of this order - for my DDIL for her birthday package - she said she loved the buttered popcorn flavor - and then of course I had to get some for myself... My down fall of candies - I love nutrageous candy bars and I love Jelly Belly jelly beans - I really never liked jelly beans till I tried these and I was hooked - so now i have enough to take care of my craving for a year at least...teehee... I did get a container of jelly belly's for kids - you know who that one is for...

Then I got another package of those things that you never think of - lol - got Mom a large print word search book - has a spiral binding which she loved and got her a thing to open her coke can with to make it easier.  I got it for me and those cans in my cupboard but gave it to her to use and I'll just borrow it when I need it... she was happy...

then I got these little single story song books for the grands - DH had to guess the songs - brought back neat memories from childhood... and I got some containers for crackers after you open the package - I hate when you open them - use a few and then don't need the rest for months but when you go to get them they are all stale - so am going to try these - the price was right...teehee...

Then the UPS man came with a package - was sure it was going to be my thread - hope - was my vilene stabilizer... it is great for using for applique or for those who need a stabilizer for their embroidery machines - only stuff I use anymore... so where are my threads... supposed to be here today - but guess they decided since I was not really up to sewing that they would give me some time to get better...teehee- or that is my idea of why they aren't here...teehee....

One other thingie I bought was reusuable cloths for the mops - I am hoping they work very well as I go through boxes of those things you put on the bottom of the mops on my kitchen floor - so these are like shammies but just the right size and you are supposed to be able to wash them in the washer - I'll let you know how they work out - but $4 for a roll was worth it to me to try them out...teehee... they see me coming...teehee...

now for some jelly bellys...teehee

 

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Nana replied on Fri, Nov 9 2012 4:04 PM | Locked

OMG CC

Please keep the snow and cold up your way.  I have enough aches and pains without adding any bad weather.  It is actually supposed to be very nice here over the weekend with temps in the low 70s.  Stay warm and cuddle on that precious baby.  Looks like he is picking up the fabric addiction early.

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Christine replied on Fri, Nov 9 2012 4:05 PM | Locked

Holy moly that's a mess outside your window! I'm so glad I live in NC now. I grew up in Iowa and know that scene all too well. 

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Nana replied on Fri, Nov 9 2012 4:08 PM | Locked

Barbara

So glad you had good reports from your Dr.   Hope the pain meds help the knees.

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Spudgrandma replied on Fri, Nov 9 2012 4:27 PM | Locked

In case I have not said so already, Hi Christine and nice to meet you.

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Sukochi replied on Fri, Nov 9 2012 5:17 PM | Locked

CC, I guess your DH has to get out anyway, doesn't he? People still need help even in heavy snow. That must be fin for him.

Today, ran errands. Jim gave me the keys and said for me to drive. Now, I am the world's worst driver. So I was surprised. I haven't driven in months. We get to town and there is a parade going on. Any of you who live in little towns now that it is really hard to make your way from one side of town to the other during a parade. I was so busy trying to see where that parade was, that I ran a stop sign. Then, on the way back, I almost pulled out in front of a huge, yellow fire truck. : }  I stopped, in the middle of the road, in front of the EFBC to ask the cops what was going on. The said "A parade".  Really??? The,n I asked why was there a parade. They said "Veterans". I thought Veterans Day was this coming Sunday. So, why was there a parade on Friday? Because, this is Ellijay!! 

I salute all of you who are Veterans of the Armed Services. Thank you with all my heart. And, those married to Vet also.

I agreed to do the genealogy for a church friend. She is such a hoot. I talked to her, today, with what I had found so far (started about 2 p.m. yesterday). I told her that I had found that her grandfather was in an asylum for the mentally ill. And, she "Oh, yes, he tried to kill his whole fgamily and then set a bomb under the house. His wife finally had enough and had him committed." She also said her Dad tried to kill them also and that her mom forced him out. He disappeared after the 1940 census. I can not find hind or hair of that man. He is not in the social security death index. He was born in 1899, so I know he is dead. I am wondering if he changed his name. I told her that her oldest brother was a half brother....she went crazy. She said there was always an odd relationship with he and her Mom. She had no clue that her Dad was married before he married her Mom. Hey wait, I wonder if he killed his first wife. Will have to check that out.

My eyes are so blurry from being on this computer all day. Didn't get any sewing done, either. So, tomorrow, I will have Jim hide this thing.

We are chilly in the aft. cold in the a.m. I am sure glad I am not living where CC does. Been there, done that and never again.

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Karla replied on Fri, Nov 9 2012 5:49 PM | Locked

Today we went to a Veteran's Day Assembly at the school.  The boys were supposed to bring a veteran if they had one in their family.  Anthony took his step dad, an Iraqi War veteran, and Caleb took 'Papa', a VietNam war veteran.  Started with the American Legion presenting the colors, the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem.  The ceremony was great and each of them got to take their veteran up front and give them a pin.  A couple of videos were shown of some of the childrens' fathers/mothers who were currently deployed.  The songs, "These colors never run" and "I'm proud to be an American soldier" (don't really know the title of this song but it is by Toby Keith) played along with the videos.  At the conclusion, the children all sang "God Bless the USA", the song that Lee Greenwood made famous.  The whole thing brought tears to me eyes many times.  

I think I'll work on my Quilt of Valor for a little while before I take everyone (11 of us) out to dinner tonight.  There's a great prime rib buffet down at the local casino.

 

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Karla replied on Fri, Nov 9 2012 5:50 PM | Locked

We had our first snow today also...although it didn't stick.  Probably will tonight though.  The desert is really pretty when it snows and hides all of that barren land.

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Spudgrandma replied on Fri, Nov 9 2012 6:34 PM | Locked

Karla:
The desert is really pretty when it snows and hides all of that barren land.

I like the desert all the time but it is really pretty with snow. I especially like it when you get the foggy frost that covers everything, the sagebrush looks so cool!

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Spudgrandma replied on Fri, Nov 9 2012 6:37 PM | Locked

Well, I did not get anything I planned done today but I did finish this table runner. It is for the side table next to my chair. I used Thinsulate for the batting so I could use it as a hot pad on the table also.

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Nana replied on Fri, Nov 9 2012 6:39 PM | Locked

Spud

Really like the table runner.  I love using thinsulate in table runners.

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Spudgrandma replied on Fri, Nov 9 2012 6:42 PM | Locked

Thanks Nana - I'm not all that pleased with the job I did but I really like the colors.

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Karla replied on Fri, Nov 9 2012 7:37 PM | Locked

Spudgrandma:
I like the desert all the time but it is really pretty with snow. I especially like it when you get the foggy frost that covers everything, the sagebrush looks so cool!

Here in Northern Nevada, we call that frozen fog "pogonip".  I believe that is the Paiute name for it.  It is beautiful when it is clinging to the trees and bushes and, yes, it even makes the sagebrush pretty.

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