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Comment by Charlotte Gustavson 47 minutes ago

Cindy, that IS exciting news! I can just imagine your joy and delight at getting that fabric and the large quilting room! I'd be over the moon. :D  Our youngest son Pete is trying to sell their very charming fieldstone house in PA and has already put their money on another historical home in a slightly bigger nearby town. (I'm still laughing over their idea of "down-sizing". They're going from two bathrooms to one and they have two daughters who will someday be teenage girls.......OH, he has NO idea! LOL)

Barb, it's a gift to have a surgeon who is that caring and considerate of his patients, especially with the personal issues involved. Way too many Drs. think their time (and lives) are more important than a little courtesy to the people who are paying for their skill and that time. I can't even imagine how I'd deal with the thought of having to have six surgeries! Give us updates when you are able. We have you and yours in our prayers. : )

Oh, Tressa! I hope you had enough time to move anything important to you in that flooding! We've been lucky to never have had anything more than some wet spots in our cellar over the years, and even that was taken care of when we finally paved our driveway and sealed the edge along the foundation of our house. Oddly enough, all three of our kids get flooding (just very wet floors , but enough to have sump pumps that work!) in their houses. One lives with a creek bordering his property, so it's to be expected. The other two actually live in the hilly part of their town, so it's puzzling that they have to deal with water in their basements. Do you have your LA picked out yet? What kind are you getting? (and what kind are you replacing?)

Comment by Tressa Jurries 2 hours ago

It has been a long time since I have checked in. I can't even say I've been lurking. After I was let go from work, it was seasonal, I got caught up on my quilting. I think I had 6 quilts here to get done for clients, Mom included. Just as I am almost caught up, one quilt left, we had an awful storm. The electricity went out and our basement flooded. water came up from the sump pit. At least it was clean water.

Everything is back to normal, except now my basement has been cleaned, even in those corners that have not been touched for years. I have even gotten rid of a couch and other stuff, getting ready for a new LA. Have to make room.

Prayers to everyone and have a wonderful day.

Comment by B J Elder/WA 2 hours ago

Cindy - I am so excited and happy for you!  God does provide in ways we can never imagine. What a blessing - the house and the wonderful quilt room and all that new fabric that is "just right".  

BB - wow, 6 operations?  That's a lot. I'm so glad the doctor is so caring as to work things out to help keep her stress level down as best as can be. Will be praying for her, and you as you are there to help/support her through it all.

Comment by Barbara Blackwell 8 hours ago

My contribution will just be a medical report, so the short version is....

Katie will have the first of 6 operations on Monday (28th). The rest will follow every 10-14 days depending on how each one goes and her recovery.  The first one is just one overnight stay, the next 4 probably 2 nights and the last one will just be a day proceedure. 

She is coping far better with this than last week.  So glad we are starting so soon - less time to get worked up.  Doctor has organised for her to arrive at hospital 45 mins before operation, to lessen the stress. 

I probably won't have time to look in here until Tuesday evening. 

Happy weekend everyone. 

Comment by Cindy 8 hours ago
Congrats BJ. So fun to be able to try new things, especially when you win something to help. Enjoy your time in your sewing room.

Update on the house. Things are going along at a good pace. Just waiting (which is the hard part) for the appraisal report to come in. Don't foresee any problems, but you never know. Right now we are scheduled to have possession on Aug. 18th. The time will fly by, I'm sure. And we've lots to do. Have the movers scheduled to get our things out of storage and into the house. Before they do we have some painting and minor changes to take care of. Can't believe all that has taken place over the past year. Never would have imagined it would be a full year living in the motor home. When we move in, it will be exactly one year since moving out of Diablo. Hasn't been dull. And it certainly didn't go according to our plans. But we managed to weather all the twists and turns along with the bumps thrown in for good measure. Isn't?it a good thing we don't know ahead of time what's going to happen?! But throughout it all, God has been faithful and been with us every step of the way. Now we are blessed with a home that we could have never dreamed of being able to get. My quilting area is 16X25ft plus a hallway completely lined with closets complete with shelving units already in them. Also have a spare room and a full bathroom steps away. Plenty of natural light too. Last weekend while at my sisters I was gifted some boxes of upholstery and drapery fabrics complete with lining fabric. All of it brand new. Right on top was some gorgeous blue floral with the exact amount needed for living room valances! Even hubby likes it. Then a little further down I found the perfect piece to recovery my antique dining room chairs. Talk about being provided for! I am itching to get to sewing. Painting first of course. Have to pick out appliances as well. Probably this weekend. Have lots to do in the next two weeks and get things out of the motor home so we can move it's ask well. May not be online much in the next bit, but will post when I can. And we will have internet service again when we get moved.

Hope that things are going well for everyone else. Such a busy time of year.
Comment by Sandy B /AUS 9 hours ago

Lucky Bj - sounds lie you are in for some fun. Soon Charlotte those bags will be unpacked, washing and ironing done and then you can lose yourself with your sewing machine.

Comment by Charlotte Gustavson 11 hours ago

Haven't been home long enough to do anything! LOL

Comment by B J Elder/WA 12 hours ago

Just put in an order with Superior Threads. I won one of the $13 gift certificates that they gave away for their anniversary (giveaway was on Facebook).  I bought some of their Try Me Specials which were an additional 50% off this month. What a great deal. No choice in thread color, but can try several types I've not yet used to see how I like them. WooHoo!

Comment by Sandy B /AUS 13 hours ago

I cooked and fed our Canberra young couple last night - does that count as an excuse for not posting? LOL

I have been cleaning up and sorting again - old computer stuff/ blank CDs, wiring, software for old Apples, etc. Plus we went to the hardware store to see what wood is available to repair a small veranda- all we bought was a mat for $3.95! Lucy sent us 2 letters too.

Comment by B J Elder/WA 14 hours ago

I got two quilts pieced this week and today framed four of my TP pics to hang up.  Oh, and did some hand embroidery on a quilt.   Other than that I've been pulling weeds, picking cherries, etc. LOL


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