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Current Projects / Re: Pale and interesting quilt finished
« on: November 26, 2021, 06:38:46 AM »
@Sheilago that is just adorable. One of the nicest paler quilts I've seen.  It had enough variety that it still sings. Nice work. Sure to be loved by everyone.  :thumb:

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Tuesday 23rd November
« on: November 23, 2021, 11:38:20 AM »
@Bill , does moderating your food intake have much affect on your glucose levels? How bout exercise or avoiding stress?  That last one always makes me laugh. I know you've mentioned having diabetes and get some hypoglycemic episodes which caught my attention. I've really cleaned up my eating for health reasons, needing to primarily stick to an anti inflammatory diet. Well, sugar being one of the most inflammatory foods on the planet and using Whole30 as an elimination diet to kick the whole thing off I eliminated all sugar except maybe a banana or half an apple a few times per week. Worked great the first month, second time round I ended up with hypoglycemic episodes. Lovely. It's been the devil to get the eating properly balanced. I also had to increase my sleep and drink more water. Seems I wasn't getting sufficient of either.

Today is the busiest grocery shopping day of the year in the US. Our Thanksgiving holiday is this Thursday. Turkey is a common menu item for the celebration. I haven't gotten one yet. We might be doing that this morning. Or after 8 pm tonight when it's less busy. If there are any under 14 lb birds left. I have everything else we could possibly want or need. I may also try making a pumpkin pie, another standard item but with my first attempt at a gluten free crust. I'm really missing wheat products but don't find being stiff and aching for 3 days a reasonable trade off for a sandwich. About half the gluten free things I've bought have been horrible.

Have a lovely day Peeps.  :grouphug:

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday's special birthday wishes
« on: November 21, 2021, 10:57:24 AM »
Happy Birthday @Ploshkin  :toast:  :cake: It's OH's birthday today as well so I'll have a bite of cake for you as well. I hope you have a lovely day.  :hug:

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Current Projects / Re: Is this too difficult for me
« on: November 19, 2021, 10:04:36 AM »
You are welcome @Celia . I  wonder where you got it too. The prices are in USD. Great that you have the fabric as it looks like she no longer markets that.

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Current Projects / Re: Is this too difficult for me
« on: November 18, 2021, 21:14:25 PM »
It's a variation on FPP. She still has a website! There's a free sample block. I linked to the page for this scene. Our FPP experts can look and advise as to level of difficulty.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 17th November
« on: November 18, 2021, 10:02:32 AM »
I don't know @Sandra . Never underestimate the entitled attitude of a budding Princess.  :laughing: Why should a little thing like public transport interfere with her having Mom continue to do for her? I think you'll need to keep an eye on this one. Kidding aside I think she is in for a real shock when she suddenly is responsible for...everything. That can put a little tarnish on the much anticipated "Freedom".

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Current Projects / Re: Up Up and Away Cushion
« on: November 17, 2021, 23:31:35 PM »
I really like the look of this but am so confused about how you do it there seems to be sooo many different ways on YouTube that I got lost

@Celia that's why some of us say any type of paper piecing must be the work of the Devil.  :devil:  You either love it or not.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 17th November
« on: November 17, 2021, 23:29:10 PM »
@Sandra could you manage without milk for a few days?  :devil: Tell the little Princess after a few days to go to the store for herself. You really need to get her toughened up a bit ASAP or you'll be getting phone calls asking you to go to the store and bring her milk at all times of the day and night after she's a grown up with her own place. While you're there dropping it off she'll be sending laundry home with you. Just wait and see. Need to nip this all in the bud now.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Wednesday 17th November
« on: November 17, 2021, 21:24:14 PM »
@Greybird that is fabulous news! What a relief for all of you.

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Patterns Discussion / Re: Asking the impossible
« on: November 17, 2021, 21:19:21 PM »
I think the second one has an elegant ease that would work better with more body types. The first one, I agree the collar might be problematic. It doesn't really flatter any of the many models. I'm inclined to think your time will be better used on the second one. That tiny shawl collar is sweet.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Monday 15th November
« on: November 16, 2021, 06:54:13 AM »
Are we happy with the Smileys now Gang ????

Ive been down in the depths kicking gremlins left right and centre .. Ugh! They're slimey you know ... I need a bath!

No. Some of them literally make me nauseous. Like, for reals. A lot of the more recent additions aren't really designed for the SMF platform we use so they are either pixelated or blurry. Examples of the worst for me to see, including just wanting to use any of the other nice emoji are:

  :hic:   :meditate:  :headbang:  :rolleyes:  :lipsrsealed:  :laugh:  and really bad for me because of both size and abundance of movement,   :VV: and   :birthday: .

Remember @Iminei,  you did ask.... :thumb:

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Monday 15th November
« on: November 15, 2021, 08:29:34 AM »
Ugh. Never use 3 of those together like I did in my example.  :x. Bad idea as an example as it certainly did the trick.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Monday 15th November
« on: November 15, 2021, 08:27:23 AM »
Are we going to need to send him to the tool shed with the Quilting Police?  Hmmm? I wish we could have more of the emoji being correctly scaled for the size we use. So many of the more recent additions are quite pixelated around the edge. Prime example is this pair of clinking glasses. I get nauseous whenever I see it. Does not agree with my vision. Anyone else have trouble with one's like this?

 :VV:    :VV:    :VV:

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Sunday 14th November
« on: November 14, 2021, 06:56:48 AM »
Good morning to most of you. Saturday evening here. @Cazlyn I also thought the orange marmaladecake @Silver Rose mentioned sounds delicious. I did my Google thing but there are sooooo many variations on the theme. Then I looked up Gluten-free versions.  :thumbsup: We have definitely determined that I am sensitive to gluten so I am now exploring that abyss. I've found some promising Christmas type cookies. And a new convection oven. I have high hopes.

Very thick fog here tonight. With so much drought in recent years we haven't had much fog but the recent heavy rains set that to rights.

Not much planned for Sunday. Filling the green waste bin...maybe. a nap....definitely. Leftover tacos for lunch...also definite. OH offered to fix eggs, bacon and potatoes for breakfast. I bought the bacon, the pricey healthier kind, for Thanksgiving which is Thursday after next. He only offered because he wants the bacon. I'm no dumb bunny.




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Today... One thread per day / Re: Saturday 13th November
« on: November 13, 2021, 08:19:18 AM »
I'm in absolute shock. Went out to the mailbox beginning of dusk, no glasses with me, to collect whatever. On top was a small ochre colored envelope, hand addressed from some woman named Susan in Tucson Arizona. That's what the sticker said. Off to the side, handwritten and half obliterated by the postmark was a last name I recognized. :scream: I ripped it open and there was a piece of notebook paper with a short letter, mostly of apology for losing touch.

This was from my best friend in college. We had a falling out.....in 1978. She married someone I strongly objected to so I did not attend the wedding. She chose to never speak to me again. I had gone over to her parents house and explained before the marriage why and they supported me in my choice. They had tried to talk her out of it as well. Without too much detail, he was a drug dealer.

I'm just completely shocked. It's been 43 years. She's going to be here in June next year for her 50th high school reunion. She asked if we could have dinner, or lunch or even just snacks. She still had this address after all these years. And, in her typical ditzy fashion did not include any contact information. Just that return address label on the front.

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