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Comment by Janet/MO on September 27, 2019 at 6:25pm

Speaking of needing more fabric, a friend of my friend Lynn is going to longarm quilt my Snake River log cabin.  Ended up having to go buy a different wide backing.  The quilt is only 54" square, but I had to buy a 108" backing.  The good thing is I will be able to use the leftover for another quilt so in the long run it was pretty inexpensive.

Comment by Sheila Craft on September 27, 2019 at 11:44am

Wish we lived closer, Janet - I'd go halves with you on a LA! Two weeks ago I had a laser procedure done on my right eye to get rid of some haziness behind the new lens. Had to have a driver and it was about halfway between my house and the annual tent sale at a big quilt shop. Long story short, I had Bill drive me up after the procedure. Bill came up to me inside the shop and was looking at all of the quilts hanging from the rafters. He said, "if you had one of those long quilting machines, could you do quilts like that? To which I replied, "yes, dear." Then he commented on how much they were asking for the quilts. I then told him that they'd be lucky to sell those quilts for those prices (and they were NOT expensively priced). Sew - I could hear the gears turning (I think they need some oil, too)... Not sure where it will go 'cause I have absolutely no room for one in our small house.

I know what you mean about not having the right fabric for a project, too. I tend to buy sale fabric and it doesn't always go with what I'm wanting to do. I think I'm becoming a hoarder...

Comment by Janet/MO on September 27, 2019 at 7:31am

Happy Friday to everyone.  I hope you are all well.  I have been busy trying to finish an older UFO.  I sure wish I could afford a longarm!  Then maybe it wouldn't take me weeks to machine quilt a lap size quilt!  I have also been working on the knitting bag from Sweet Pea.  How is it you can have 40 gabillion yards of fabric & still not have the right ones to finish a project?  

Comment by Janet/MO on September 11, 2019 at 7:06am

It is about 25 miles away.  The hospital is surrounded by the Univ of MO so we always allow extra time when school is in session.  Of course, that probably wouldn't be a problem that early in the morning.   University Hospital is across the street plus there is a tunnel under the street between both hospitals so he may end up having this surgery there.  I believe this dr is actually a University dr as a lot of them help out at the VA too.  The downside to that is less availability for appointments, but the upside is the University drs are excellent.  

I am planning on spending a lot of time machine embroidering over the next few weeks as I want to have some new Christmas items this year.  The holidays will be here before we know it!

Comment by Ally Bryant on September 11, 2019 at 6:13am

That's a early start. How far away do you have to drive? 

When Paul had to be away for his last op a drive of 40 mins on a good day. We got caught the week before and was held up for pre op for an hour in the highway so we stay overnight so we would be right there for his op because you can't be late for that. We get a lot of freezing rain which is not nice for travelling. Not looking forward to this winter as they are predicting that it is going to be a cold winter lots if snow. And Paul is waiting on knee op. Haven't got any dates yet.

Comment by Sheila Craft on September 11, 2019 at 4:37am

Janet, Good to hear he's going to get in quickly (relatively). Sometimes I think the waiting is the most stressful thing of all! 

We had dragonfly swarms last night! It was hit & miss, though. I saw none at the house - a friend who lives a mile to the west of me had tons - and Bill was out driving in it. Typically though, his comment was, "You should see my windshield." 

Comment by Janet/MO on September 10, 2019 at 1:36pm

Larry's surgery is scheduled for Fri Oct 25th at 9.  I have to have him at the VA Hospital by 6 which means I will have to get up by 5.  Yikes that is early!  The dr wants him to take a statin drug for the next few weeks which is why they scheduled the surgery out so far.  They also need a cardiologist to review his records because they are concerned about something on his stress test.  They said he should be good to go about 10 days after so hopefully he will feel much better for the holidays.

Comment by Janet/MO on September 8, 2019 at 5:12pm

Larry said thanks to everyone for your kind thoughts.  Sheila, yes it is like a preventative procedure.  What we have been surprised to find out is that your carotid artery has to be 80% blocked before they will do surgery.  That sure seems awfully high to me.

Comment by Sheila Craft on September 8, 2019 at 8:45am

Janet, scary though it is, it sounds like it's a preventative procedure and that's the better type to have. {{{Hugs}}} to both of you. Take along something to keep you from stressing, too much, as well. Keep us in the loop - I know family comes first; and that's something we are...sort of...right?

Comment by Ally Bryant on September 8, 2019 at 6:58am

Wishing Larry good results. Will be thinking of you both, it must be a stressful time.

Good that you have a project to keep your mind occupied, Janet.


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