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Nancy_MN
#1 Posted : Friday, February 14, 2014 2:02:33 PM(UTC)
Nancy_MN

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Location: north central Minnesota

 

Please use this thread when you want to pop in to say hi, but you don't necessarily any quilting progress to report on.  

Besides sewing, what else have you been up to?

~On the banks of the Mississippi River in the Brainerd Lakes area~
DonnaB
#2 Posted : Friday, February 14, 2014 5:01:31 PM(UTC)
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We're still snowed in today!  We've had over 20+" of snow since our last plow on Tuesday morning, so I'm not going anywhere until the plow arrives.  Earlier this morning, we were in a white-out with heavy snowfall and Mr.Plow-guy said he almost went off another driveway so was going to hold-off doing our hill until the snow stopped (when???)...lol!  But, it has cleared up now and he just called so there is hope of rescue. Honestly, doesn't bother us a bit...we have lots of food; we're warm and cozy and don't really need to go anywhere.  It can be fun to be snowed in!!!

I've been "de-boning" men's long-sleeved shirts (Bonnie Hunter style) for a truly scrappy strip quilt...while watching the Olympic coverage.  Wishing I had a tv in my sewing room right now, but I'm making the best of it...

Donna B from North Central Washington State
crzyquilter
#3 Posted : Friday, February 14, 2014 5:23:41 PM(UTC)
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I've been puttering and not getting much quilting done. Maybe spring fever has kicked in....early. The windows are open and I'm listening to all of the different birds chattering and screeching. lol As soon as hubzilla leaves for work, I'll take care of the noisy chores. He works graves; sleeps during the day, so I normally hide in my sewing room until he gets up and wants dinner.... if no cooking will happen, I continue on. lol

Love the lab looking over the back of the car seat. My dogs do the same thing and insist on driving(or so they think). lol

Happy quilting, playing in the snow and everything else!
Deanne
"Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened."
jcorsbie
#4 Posted : Friday, February 14, 2014 5:53:00 PM(UTC)
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Going through all kinds of crazies buying a new house and worrying about DH's  upcoming major surgery.  No sewing right now.

jann

Always do more than is required of/from you. (My mom)
JudyT
#5 Posted : Friday, February 14, 2014 7:20:43 PM(UTC)
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Had a lovely Valentines Day. George and I are simple people and special days are spent walking a deserted beach, or trail and then finding some out of the way, hole in the wall eatery. Dogs had a good time. That's important too.

Judy in the Pacific Northwest
MissSadie
#6 Posted : Friday, February 14, 2014 8:09:51 PM(UTC)
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I did some more cleaning in my sewing room.  I rearranged it yesterday and it's looking more spacious so having to clean up some of the clutter.  There is more to do, but my husband and I took a break and played racquetball.  He gave me some pointers as I'm new to it and the friend I play with is better than me.  It was fun and we got our exercise in.  It's a rainy, gloomy day here so we're staying in tonight with home baked pizza and watching the Olympics.  

It's the little moments that make life big.
quiltertess
#7 Posted : Friday, February 14, 2014 8:18:27 PM(UTC)
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I've been shoveling snow for the last 2 days.  I don't think I can lift my arms above my shoulders.

I also spent time in my sewing room today prepping my Hop To It blocks and cutting out some apple cores.  Getting stuff together for a long road trip coming up next month.

The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.
frankied
#8 Posted : Saturday, February 15, 2014 12:21:18 AM(UTC)
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Okay its 5.20 am here so ive just finished chatting to lots of you lovely people and im just about to have another cup of coffee and then start the Olympic sewing weekend hope to see lots of you participating in it too.

lots of love

Francesxx

MissSadie
#9 Posted : Sunday, February 16, 2014 12:00:00 PM(UTC)
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I do that exact same thing.  In fact, my mom gave me the advice once to invite friends over every week - but I haven't stuck to that...I guess quilting got in the way.

It's the little moments that make life big.
DonnaB
#10 Posted : Monday, February 17, 2014 11:25:00 AM(UTC)
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Good morning everyone!  I've really had a lesson in "be careful what you wish for"...LOL!  We've had such a bare, dry winter so far and everyone here (No.Central WA State) was praying for snow.  Well, it finally came our way!!!  We've had close to 3 feet of snow in the last 10 days!!! 

Our DS#2 had to return to Seattle today.  Luckily he parked his car at the bottom of our hill yesterday.  He skied down to the car this morning in 10" of new snow, unburied it and is now on his way...as far as he can get, that is.  Right now all the mountain passes are closed, so he may have a long day.

Mr. Plow-guy should be here by noon, so I can get into town for a few needed groceries.  It looks like the snow storms will be easing up after tomorrow night so things can return to normal.  But, this snow has sure improved our outlook for the recreational skiing, water-table, and wild-fire prevention!  We may be skiing into April now!!!  

Donna B from North Central Washington State
Nancy_MN
#11 Posted : Monday, February 17, 2014 12:19:33 PM(UTC)
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I'm confident we'll be snowshoeing that long, Donna!  Four more inches today on top of layers of the constant snow we've been getting since late November, I think.  Never the kind of dumping you get all at once, but a very consistent build-up.  No January thaw this year. Will be heading out to shovel & plow as soon as this stops. Poor Randy has nowhere left to push the snow with his ATV.  I do the hand-shoveling of the deck and walks.

~On the banks of the Mississippi River in the Brainerd Lakes area~
gini
#12 Posted : Monday, February 17, 2014 4:00:03 PM(UTC)
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As long as we are making forward progress it's all good, right? Snoqualamie pass is closed, so we take another pass to stevens pass. We' re almost over and traffic is stopped. Good move , Sam. On the other hand, sultan bakery is looking good for lunch.
DonnaB
#13 Posted : Monday, February 17, 2014 4:59:56 PM(UTC)
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We went out for a nice snow-shoe hike/walk this morning in the sunshine.  Tasha loved it!  All of our skis are for groomed trails and don't do well on loose unpacked snow, so thought we would get our work-out with the snow-shoes today!  Mr. Plow-guy appears to be running late...still hasn't arrived at 2pm.  I was hoping he would be here by now so the whole afternoon wouldn't be chopped up.  Oh well, 

Donna B from North Central Washington State
Angele3
#14 Posted : Thursday, February 20, 2014 10:45:31 PM(UTC)
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Oh CC I so wished I could go to your retreat! My nephew is getting married in September so I will have to pass this year. Hopefully you will have another one and Nancy and I can meet somewhere and go together. I hope I can follow you throughout your retreat.
Angele3
#15 Posted : Thursday, February 20, 2014 10:47:58 PM(UTC)
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This week I have been quilting one and put two other ones together. I hope to have pictures by the weekend. We were supposed to have serious snowfall. Apparently it missed us. dance
Nancy_MN
#16 Posted : Thursday, February 20, 2014 11:19:52 PM(UTC)
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The snow found us, Angele, and just in time for the drive to Branson.  Next the polar vortex will return dropping the night time temps to double digits below zero for the next two weeks.  Enough already!

~On the banks of the Mississippi River in the Brainerd Lakes area~
frankied
#17 Posted : Friday, February 21, 2014 9:16:26 AM(UTC)
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No snow for us SUNSHINE WOOHOO,

So ive been out in the garden gee so much to do and so little time/energy. My Dicentra came in the post today. Ive nearly finished my first POTC block so i can do an idiots guide to EPP, yep youve guessed it my guide and im the idiot.

lots of love

Francesxx

Nancy_MN
#18 Posted : Friday, February 21, 2014 2:45:52 PM(UTC)
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Have you posted that PotC tutorial somewhere, Frances?

We've finished shoveling.  I took an Aleve and am now resting my weary back.

~On the banks of the Mississippi River in the Brainerd Lakes area~
frankied
#19 Posted : Friday, February 21, 2014 2:50:23 PM(UTC)
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Nancy no i havent not yet ive basted my bits just need to put the block together it will be put on tommorrow.

lots of love

Francesxx

chocake2
#20 Posted : Friday, February 21, 2014 4:06:33 PM(UTC)
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oh sure, Angele...go and make progress so the rest of us look bad!  ;-p

Frances, i can't wait to see your latest EPP block.  What is PotC?-+

Actually I got another little bit of the binding on Jrs quilt in between doing endless loads of laundry and fighting with Sprout. I'm about half done, and hope to get another little bit stitched before I have to head out the door. 

My friend with the metal foundry decided that I need to design and make my own components to go with my beads.  He's got big plans for turningme into the next big name in jewelry desing. LOL I can't tell him that casting them is not an ideal method... so since he's not listening to me, I'm stuck listening to him. I fiddled with a few masters earlier this month and he cast them yesterday. I'm going down this afternoon to see what they look like and decide if he's right or I am...

The good part of all of this is that he's also decided that my kids need to have at least one of their childhood artworks preserved forever in bronze. The boys will be going with me and getting lessons in making a wax sculpture to be molded and cast. 'Should be a ver' interestin' afternoon!  

Strippin' so I won't be topless
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