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Joyce replied on Mon, Sep 23 2013 2:42 PM | Locked

Sukochi I wish you lived close to us you could plan our church picnic.  Sounds like you did a good job.

Today we drove over to Columbia, Md. to drop my Sapphire sewing machine to have it cleaned and serviced while I'm away in Ohio visiting my DD & DGC for a week.  I had a 40% off coupon that expired today for the Viking center so I purchased a extension table to fit my machine and also a plastic sheet to help when I'm doing the free motion quilting.  I sure hope that helps me get the machine quilting down neater.  Have a great day everyone.

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zoetc49 replied on Mon, Sep 23 2013 3:29 PM | Locked

That you all about making me feel good about my weight loss. It has been a lot of hard work, but fun too.

I want to pass on something I I figured out for me anyways. I quit eating sugar. When I did my body now tell ms when I am hungry and what I am hungry for. Not everyone has issues with sugar, but I did and before I got serious about losing I was eating a whole chocolate cake a day ( really !!) I could not control my sugar binges, so I gave it up and eat fruit now and more protein, leaner types though and feel much better.  I also walk and do weight lifting now too.  It's a slow loss ( about 4-5 pounds a month), but I am fine with that.

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MNnancy replied on Mon, Sep 23 2013 4:55 PM | Locked

Patti:
I think the next piece of clothing I will buy is an appropriate dress, and I am going to find an appropriate hat. 

Oh boy, let's go clothes shopping for Patti while we're in Oregon!  This could be fun!  Or we could buy a pattern and sew her an "appropriate" outfit.  Are you game, Patti?


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Karla replied on Mon, Sep 23 2013 5:05 PM | Locked

I think I'm going to have to cut out sugar and maybe gluten, too.  I notice myself binging on items loaded with sugar and it certainly doesn't help when you are a Type 2 Diabetes patient.  

As for today, I finished the quilting on Marge's quilt...and I'm not happy with the job I did, but it is what it is.  Now I just need to get it bound.  I was having problems with my frame (at least I think it must be the frame) because it just doesn't want to quilt properly or move properly on the far left hand side of the frame.  I had DH come in and level everything again, just to make sure it was all level.  I've also cleaned all rails, wheels, etc. on the stitch regulator and the carrier.  Nothing seems to improve it's performance on the left hand side.  I've tried going both directions to see if it prefers one over the other on that side, but it does the same thing no matter which direction you are going, so I finally just had to take the quilt off and reload it so I wasn't actually quilting on that side of the frame.

After I got it off the frame, DD2 and I went shopping for baby shower decorations and things we'll need for the shower for DD1.  I knew I had to go because DD2 doesn't have the money to pay for this shower so I knew it would be up to me to foot the bill.  That cost me about $150, thank goodness I won $200 at the casino where we had breakfast yesterday.  The shower isn't until the end of October, but with the Oregon retreat, I wasn't sure I would have any money left when I got back.

Today is DD2's day off, so I don't have to go to TaeKwonDo today, so maybe I'll actually get the binding cut and sewn on the quilt, or maybe make some HST's for MQ9.  I suppose that DH will be expecting something for dinner, too, and I forgot to put dinner in the crock pot before I left to go shopping with DD2.

Oh well...I'll think of something.  He didn't seem to have moved from his recliner in front of the television while I was gone.

 

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Donna B replied on Mon, Sep 23 2013 5:53 PM | Locked

MNnancy:

Patti:
I think the next piece of clothing I will buy is an appropriate dress, and I am going to find an appropriate hat. 

Oh boy, let's go clothes shopping for Patti while we're in Oregon!  This could be fun!  Or we could buy a pattern and sew her an "appropriate" outfit.  Are you game, Patti?

MNnancy, there's an outlet mall in Lincoln City!  Perfect for a clothes shopping expedition!!!

 

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Diana replied on Mon, Sep 23 2013 7:20 PM | Locked

Hi Gang,  I spent most of the day in my quilt studio.  I got all the tubes made for the HSTs for MQ9.  Now to cut them.  The tube ruler works great.  Now to finish the job.

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Patti replied on Mon, Sep 23 2013 10:52 PM | Locked

I don't know if I am game or not to go clothes shopping.   Maybe I could start with a hat, and get a dress later.  Semi dressy, simple, comfortable that can primarily be warn inside.  Yeah the hat would be the hard part.  Easier to get or make a dress to match than find a hat to match the dress. 

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Carol from Pittsburgh replied on Tue, Sep 24 2013 8:12 AM | Locked

Thank you, Everyone, for all the prayers for Baby Adelaide. She had her swallow test yesterday and did just fine with that. So the doctors and nurses tried thickening her formula with rice cereal and that worked!!!  With the thicker formula she was able to breathe while she ate and didn't need oxygen. I don't know why that worked for her, but I'm sure the doctors will explain to Mom and Dad. Adelaide is still in the NICU and there's no plan to let her go home just yet. They want to make sure that the new formula will continue to work for her. Mom and Dad will have a consultation with the feeding and swallowing specialists at Children's Hospital before Adelaide is discharged.

Please continue to pray for my baby granddaughter. Hopefully they've found a solution to her problem.

 

 

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Karla replied on Tue, Sep 24 2013 9:30 AM | Locked

Today, besides the yard work, I'm frogging the areas of Marge's quilt on the left side that were bad and redoing them from the center of the frame.  I got one section done last night and it looks much better.  Don't know if I'll get them all fixed or not, but hopefully I can find them all (shouldn't' be too hard as they were so noticeable from the back side) and get them redone.  I really want to get this quilt done.  I'm so sorry it has taken me so long, but persevere I will and it will be done in time for the Oregon retreat.

 

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Bev replied on Tue, Sep 24 2013 10:06 AM | Locked

Karla, I hope you are not stressing over the quilt for Marge. I am sure you will get it worked out. The Oregon retreat is the perfect time to give it to her. I am just glad to have the opportunity to have made a quilt block for this wonderful gesture for her. Thanks again for letting us be apart of showing our support for Marge this way and I am looking forward to seeing photos of all of you during the retreat. Wish I could afford to be there.

The weather is starting to get al little cooler here so I worked out in the yard yesterday (paying for it today) pulling vines out of the tree in back yard. There was actually one thick enough to swing from so I pretended I was Jane from Tarzan. Does anyone remember Johnny Weissmuller? 

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ls2116 replied on Tue, Sep 24 2013 10:14 AM | Locked

Went to dr. more tests ordered but I'll be taking raincheck on them with end of year priorities.  Haven't really decided which day for expo but I'm thinking this fri. as weekends are usually geared to family.  Went to SIL' yesterday and helped with home project. Pushing walls out again today with furniture all those dust bunniies.

Eventually I'll find my sewing room again!  Take care everybody!

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Susan replied on Tue, Sep 24 2013 10:17 AM | Locked

Carol from Pittsburgh:
Please continue to pray for my baby granddaughter.
                  So glad to hear everything is going well so far! Will keep that precious baby girl in my prayers. Hugs, Susan

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Jan replied on Tue, Sep 24 2013 11:30 AM | Locked

Karla,

Sugar sure can be one of those things that keep weight on, and with type 2 diabetes it is not helpful.  As for gluten though, if you don't have to you don't want to go on a gluten free diet.  Speaking from one who both has the celiac's (need to be on a gluten free diet forever) and Type 2 diabetes, many of the gluten free foods are high in sugar reacting and mess with blood sugar levels.  Many of the grains are corn or rice based and shoot blood sugars up for a fairly rapid fall in a couple of hours. I have tons of information if you want to PM me. Unless you have to you shouldn't go off the gluten without a doctor helping you.

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chocake2 replied on Tue, Sep 24 2013 1:18 PM | Locked

Carol, Adelaide is still in our prayers, for certain. I'm glad she's able to eat. 

Karla, how frustrating to have issues with your frame. i wish I had a solution for you. :S

Sprout has been ...helping... me today. I washed the window. He slimed it with his oatmeal. I sorted the laundry; He threw it all over the house. I made lunch; He's wearing it. I wrote an e-mail; He deleted it. 

My big task today is to tackle Dh's closet. It's gotten out of control. He'`s complaining because he has no good clothes to wear. Well, years ago, when he whined that his skivvies were in tatters, his Mom would rush out and buy him new ones. And then, being a bachelor, he'd decided that washing laundry was too much a bother, so he'd buy new... Now, 20 odd years later, I can still find never-been-worn tighty whiteies lurking in the dark corners of his closet. I've gotten so that when he complains that the elastic is out of his unders, I just go shopping in his long forgotten stash and let him think I went out and bought him new ones. (Then I take the $ he thinks I spent on him and add to my stash - Bwahahha)   As for jeans, well, the man will wear the two pairs top-most in the stack and forget the other 5 pairs in the pile. After a while the worn pairs get...worn. Go figure. Anyway, I solve that problem by periodically resorting the stack.  So today I am on a search and rescue mission. Hopefully Sprout will cease his helping and I'll get it all done before he goes down for a nap so I can mend the worn jeans and get them ready for another weekend of gathering firewood.

Meantime my brother just sent a note stating that he's just mailed me his old work pants with the blown zippers and torn out crotchs. He thinks I can find a use for them. What!? I don't have enough rags around here as it is, now I need his??! Geez.  It's enough to make a person break out in a rash.

 

 

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Karla replied on Tue, Sep 24 2013 2:28 PM | Locked

Bev :
Karla, I hope you are not stressing over the quilt for Marge. I am sure you will get it worked out.

I've quit stressing...fixed what I could fix (on the left side of the quilt it was making gigantic stitches, even with the stitch regulator), but worked just fine on the other 2/3 of the quilt.  I don't what the problem is, but I frogged several areas on the left side and restitched them using the center of the frame.  It doesn't look too bad now...there might be a few more areas that I should have frogged and redone, but it is what it is.

 

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