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Comment by Lynne 3 hours ago

Try some window clings.  We have also taken an aluminum pie plate and hung it where we don't want a bird to bother.  The movement, flashing from catching the light and noise deters them.

Now tell me how to get rid of the stupid little gnats that seem to have come home with my bananas.  I've got the vinegar and dish soap in a dish out.  I hope it works.  Annoying little buggers.

I finished another set on the mystery, this one had my least favorite color choices in it but it turned out ok.

I've got a bridal shower to go to at lunch time.  I etched their initial and last name into a set of pyrex baking dishes. What would you pay for a 9x13 personalized baking dish?  I've had someone ask what they sell for. I looked on Etsy and they are anywhere from $20 to $45.  

The laundry is calling so I'd better get busy. Have a great weekend. 

Comment by Rhonda Huggins 4 hours ago

Good morning friends. We had a little shower here this morning but the sun is shining now. A little cool but hopefully it will warm up to jacket temp by noon or so. Going to spend this weekend cleaning because next weekend the kids are coming up to celebrate birthdays. All but one will be totally vaccinate by then. 

I have a problem here at my house and I am looking for a solution. I have a Robin that will not leave my kitchen window alone. Every day he is pounding on it. Bird crap is everywhere, my window is a mess. Any ideas on how to deter it? I have tried newspaper, a sheet, plastic bags. He has been doing this for about a month now. I wondered about window clings. I think he is just seeing his reflection and fighting it. It is driving me totally nuts. HELP!

Comment by Lynne on Thursday

Honestly he hasn't, just can't seem to get in the mood to get started yet.  We have the anhydrous on. We are to the point where it only takes a few days to get done so he just isn't in a rush. That R word is mentioned more and more.

Comment by diane on Thursday

Lynne I hope your hubby isn't driving you crazy like mine is! He comes in at night and just paces the floor till I tell him he has to go downstairs. Then up and out of the house by 6 a.m. , like an early start is going to make the weather better!

Comment by Lynne on Thursday

That is such a fun age Peg.  I can only imagine the chatter with two of them!  C is on a constant purr from the time she wakes up til the minute she falls asleep.  If she runs out of things to say, it is Hi to everyone in the room.

I'm mending jeans, at least this batch is in easy spots to fix.  

A friend let me know she is bringing me a bunch of pillow case fabric from her mom's estate.  She also asked if I wanted the rest of her quilting stash for charity quilts.  I told her sure, if I couldn't use it I know lots of people to pass it on too.  I will wash and press everything when she brings it as it has been in her mom's closed up house for several years.

Our furnace conked out Saturday night.  I was sure glad our repairman could come right away Monday morning.  It looks like we are going to need it for another week for sure.  Hubby just isn't getting in too big of a hurry to plant with this cold dreary weather.  

I'd better get to work on those jeans.  A trip to the grocery store is needed too, the milk jug is almost empty.  Have a great day!

Comment by Peg on Wednesday

I’m in WI loving on my twin grandsons.  They are 2 1/2 now.  Due to Covid I haven’t seen them for a year and wasn’t sure what their response would be even though we zoom once or twice a week.  I was getting hugs within about 5 minutes and now they are happy to have Grandma do everything with them and don’t care if Mom and Dad leave for a while.   Their parents are enjoying a break so it’s a win for all of us.  I’m having so much fun.  They talk non- stop and make me laugh all day.  

Comment by Marcia (aka "Life is Grand") on Wednesday

Glad you are home sweet home, Sandy!  That mayo must be made of gold!  Can you say Ka-Ching?!  

Lynne- you are coming along on your mystery quilt.  It's looking good, so if you put it away for awhile....don't forget about it!

Peg- your mom's wall hanging is a real eye-catcher!  Love the design! And your mystery quilt has a lot of fun colors!  It looks like it is a slow process, but steady wins the race!

Got done with my paint chip challenge quilt in time to share it at Monday night's guild meeting.  It's a twin sized quilt with a butterfly fabric for the focus fabric and butterfly designs in the quilting.  My quilt was definitely the largest paint chip project completed.  One gal made a table topper, two gals made placemats, one gal used a small panel transformed into a wall hanging, and a couple others made a couch throw.  Because the colors are 'girlish', I might gift it to my great niece who graduates next month.    Might have to post this quilt on the IQ's Facebook page since I can't seem to load any photos on this site.  Not sure why, but my photos just won't load here.  

I sewed a binding onto another quilt today and will hand sew it on tomorrow.  Dug out a UFO that is my daughter's quilt she started a L-O-N-G time ago.  There's only two different kinds of blocks in this quilt and they alternate in the layout.  Fabrics are batiks and white-on-white, so it will be a colorful quilt.  Joslyn turns 40 on May 5th so my plan is to surprise her with her completed quilt!  Better stay focused on this project so I can get 'r done in time!

Last call for the Pattern Swap!  If you are interested in participating, please sign up before the 20th.

Hope everyone has a productive week!  Enjoy the sunshine, but try not to blow away!  ;)

Comment by Peg on April 10, 2021 at 6:55pm
Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on April 10, 2021 at 6:26pm

Sandy, I've never been so happy that I really really dislike mayo.

Comment by SandyO on April 10, 2021 at 3:12pm

Well, Lynn, I had a few palpitations but not true cardiac arrest LOL!  I sent Gregg to our local grocery store for a few items and Hellman's mayo was one of them.  He came back with the right thing but when I looked at the register slip I about croaked!  $5.79 for a 30 oz. jar ONE SALE!  Regular price was over $7.  Not in my world, thank you very much!  I took it back and bought Kraft real mayo for $1.99, also on sale.  I really really prefer Hellman's but never in this world will I pay over $7 for a jar.  Kraft is a good second choice until I can get to Costco where I can get two giant tubs of Hellmans for about $10; each jar is over 2 quarts if I remember correctly.

 

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