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Keep Your Own Block

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Comment by Janice Aitkens 2 hours ago

Good Morning

It Midweek far enough

From the week-end that

You remember it & near

Enough that you can look

Forward to another one lol

Being Wednesday Pat should

Be over this afternoon I

Am hoping a quilting DVD I have

Ordered will arrive it is already 2

Days later than they said if it

Comes then we can watch that

Together it to do with binding

& the borders something I need

More help with

It has been raining not sure if it

It is but it grey damp start so

May get more

I am not sure if I will get to

Cut some fabric I need to continue

With one of the projects this morning

May have to leave it as I have to

Cook this morning so I can have dinner

At lunchtime

Well wishing you a very blessed day

Take care

Hugs Janice

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm 18 hours ago
Good Morning!!..well, the gardeners are here,,waking everyone up..with their big mowers!..I ordered the most yummy thing from Panera Bread..."cinnamon crunch bagels"...I am addicted to those goodies!..so good especially with their brown sugar cream cheese..(recipe on Pinterest)...
I got to,spend some time in my sewing room yesterday...since we removed the twin bed, I have a huge space now for a iron station and my design wall!..love it!..
I need to go to JoAnn's and buy the felt for the design wall....
Mary Ellen..don't forget to wear your special gloves when you use your rotary cutter, especially since you are a beginner at this...I have been sewing for years, and when I don't use those sewing gloves, I end up with blood on my fabric from a rotary slip!
I love your pictures Ruthann...looking at your western houses remind me of the book I am enjoying..."Gingham Mountain" by Mary Connealy...a Western love story.
Comment by Barbara S/IL 19 hours ago

Beautiful scenes, Ruthann. Hope you get some cooler weather. It's much nicer here this morning. I think I can get away with just the fans and let the  a/c rest.

Hope the fires get put out soon and you stay safe, Kathy.

Janice, have a great day.

Mary Ellen, you need a longer ruler (6X12 maybe) and some stop slip stuff on the back of it. Did you check out any you tube videoes on using the rotary cutter? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjQNY9j_PIQ is a good video.

Comment by Ruthann 22 hours ago

Thanks for inspiration today.sent me some fresh air too.tired of humid air.
For sure glad are not pioneers.like life as is now.at times do not.but need think of great grandparents lives.how stuff it was.keep on quilting to remember them.good idea

Comment by Janice Aitkens yesterday

Good Morning

Today the weather is what

Is called fresh we will be

Getting rain & will have rain

From tomorrow I am hoping

That the rain will stay away

Until this evening as I have

Washing on the line with

Some more to go out

I changed the tablet & upgraded

It for a better one got him the

Same as mine which is a

Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Greg has to go off to town to

Get his insulin prescription I

Am not sure what I will get done

As some housework needs to be

Done sorry for using such bad

Language lol so not sure if

I will get to do any sewing today

Well have a blessed day take care

Hugs Janice

Comment by Janice Aitkens yesterday

Congratulations to all Carol

Lovely work Ruthann you done some great work

Hugs Janice

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm yesterday
Wow, what a day!..I am still wound up from the events of the day...we go through the fire season every summer, and it never gets easier...still scary!..they are setting back fires now to help control the fires...when you live with acres and acres of sage brush, cactus, scrub oaks etc...you get the feel real quick what the pioneers went through developing this land...just surviving the heat here (today 106)...would have done me in!...I think that is one of the reasons , I became a quilter!..my John's great grandma and his grandma, did the Oregon Trail...and settled in Kellogg Idaho...sometimes, when I quilt , I think about the courage and strength, those women had!..amazing!..and all they accomplished...it gives me courage to go forward....
Comment by Mary Ellen O. yesterday
Hmmm. Found out today that using a rotary cutter (pinking blade) takes some (Ok, a lot!) of practice. Still don't have it down really well. The 5x5 ruler kept moving as I was going around. Guess I wasn't holding it down firmly enough. I was also practicing on fabric that wasn't 100% cotton, not realizing at the time that it might make a really big difference in how slippery the material was... I did get my bobbin wound and my machine threaded for the first time! Even sewed a pretty straight seam - considering.
Comment by Ruthann yesterday

You take care.saw on news fire right by highway and how dry is there.we have had too Mich rain.weather strange need rain there not here

Comment by Lois Richards yesterday

Kathty, You and your family have my prayers that the Lord will protect all of you in the area.  Fires are so scary.  Keep us posted, please.

Carol, Congratulations on your "new   life" in your family.  Every baby is a "miracle"   He is a beautiful baby and will be much loved by your family..

Ruthann, pretty wall hanging, is it keeping you cool when you look at ti?

Janice, Such a beautiful picture for this day, it is such a pleasure to look at, thanks for choosing it.

Love to all, kep uop the good work.

 

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