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We have rain at the moment but it should stop before my walk. And then I think we're to stay dry through the weekend! Hooray! You have to be careful what you pray for!
Yesterday was nice with my friends and lunch came out fine. And I even had time to play some with my lemurs before and after lunch, I found some more mistakes (on EIGHT of them!!) so I had to do some frogging and fixing. I've since found one more mistake - I transposed the ears on a ninth one so I had to take that block apart, too, and fix it. This morning I'm going to lay them all out and scrutinize them closely and also take a photo with my phone. Things always look different through a camera. I hope to get the top sewn together today. I have nothing else on tap and Bill will be gone most of the morning helping friend, Tex. I'm going to sew, baby, sew!
TINA - Dogs don't like newspaper (though who has that anymore?!). We covered our furniture with opened sheets of newspaper or some other large paper (brown postal wrap?) or aluminum foil to keep the dogs off. (It's the crinkling sound they don't like). Doesn't work for cats, though. They LOVE to lay on paper! lol! We have fabric furniture. I don't like sitting on leather. And cats have claws that scratch leather. Riley ruined the "leather" loveseat in our trailer because she was old and couldn't make the jump and had to claw her way up. So we got rid of it and replaced it with two small fabric recliners. They snag a little but not nearly as bad as the leather. So that's our pet/furniture story.
LORI - what does it mean to go on a sewing room tour? Do you all visit each other's sewing rooms or is there a specific sewing room(s) you'll tour? We order our thread from Superior, too. And it's still called Superior, but it's been sold - I think to Keepsake Quilting, but I wouldn't put money down that I'm correct on that. We've found that their Magnifico is REALLY nice for quilting. At least our LA Nolting loves it. Different machines seem to like different threads.
CAROL - I did make a little tote to carry around the entire Nativity set. I made it to size just for the set. I'll try to share a photo of it. So if you don't see that picture, come back later. I'll get to it soon. And I do love the idea of including a little book of the Nativity with the set! When my little sister and I were born, we were the unexpected "trailers" in a family that already had 4 teenagers. I can remember when we were small acting out the entire nativity, just the two of us, for the family when celebrating Christmas at my older brother's house. I'm almost sure they thought we were the cutest! lol!
BECCA - I love a fruit sauce with pork roast. I often make a whole berry cranberry sauce with our pork roasts. I know what you mean about losing pets. It hurts. Snickers has been gone for 10 yrs now and I still cry when I think of him. But when we got him, I was still crying over the loss of Misty, Shamrock, Tango, Slippers and many more. And Snick turned out to be the Dog of dogs in our hearts. And Scottie has helped to heal the hole he left. I will always have a dog and a cat. Though like Tina says, they are a luxury these days, if you take good care of them, but to me, they are a necessity of life. Even though there are those days . . . . . Yesterday I was offered 4 little orange kittens - but I resisted!
For our supper tonite - it's more leftover pork roast. Not sure yet how I'm going to fix it. BBQ'd pork sandwiches? Pork with gravy? Pozole? I'll have to think about this.
What's your plan?
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Today I am meeting a friend at the Reagan Library to see the Auschwitz exhibit. Our reservation is for 12:30 and we are meeting at 11:00 AM so we can have lunch. She lives in Ventura so afterwards we will both drive to Ventura, and I will spend the night. We plan to have dinner out tonight. It should be lots of fun!
Maryz - I can see the Nativity Set will need a tote of some sort! Too many small parts. After I hit submit I saw your tote. I need fabric to make it but will keep it in mind.
Time for me to get moving. Have a great day eveyone! Hope your bobbins are full and you have no frogging!
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Nice sunny day here after a cool start I am embroidering this morning Going to go. Down to Lake
I saw the little white squirrel yesterday about 1/2 grown so cute
I did my laundry last evening so I wouldn’t be around others I like night or early morning so I’m the only one
Maryz I don’t think it’s fair to an animal to have it here It can only go out once or twice a day Never any freedom
I know they are great companions
Lori Your tea & tour sounds like fun You do a lot of fun things with your quilting friends That’s great
I choose Potato soup tonight And beets I. Too love pickled beets The pork last night wasn’t anything to have again I just liked the peach sauce it had on it
Have a great day everyone I did get cookies made yesterday too Oatmeal and chocolate chip Made them for my grands coming on Saturday
Carol Have fun with your friend I too love beets
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Mary, those lemurs sure haven't been behaving, I hope fogging is in your rear view mirror. I hope the noses don't need to be fixed
I'm glad your lunch was fun with your friends.
Lori, I'm curious about the sewing room tour too.
Becca, sorry about your supper not being very good. I need to make some oatmeal cookies, Dad and Holly love them. That would be hard on a pet to only go out once or twice a day, do they make it where you all can only go outside once or twice a day too?
Carol, that sounds like an interesting tour, very sad but attention holding. Your outing does sound enjoyable though.
I have my next quilt blocks squared up, just need to decide what sashing and border fabrics to bring it up to size..... this one is the vintage toys Christmas blocks for Elijah. I'm hoping it goes faster since all the blocks are the same size and I don't think I'm adding any other blocks to it..... but we'll see.
Supper tonight maybe burgers on the grill or red cheese enchiladas or chile rellenos .... I'm just not sure yet.
We have windows and doors open but it's kinda stinky smelling outside and that smell is coming inside and it's making my lungs protest. We think they sprayed the cotton to make the plant die so they can pick it. They usually don't spray for another month though.
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I keep reading - but no good cooking yet around here! What I cook is absolutely boring!
We have a book that we use at Christmas Eve with the family celebration - here is the amazon info for the book - sorry it didn't turn blue - A Family Christmas Eve: Celebrating Christs Birth through Scripture and Song - that is the title of the book. It has all the Christmas carol music and references in telling and reading the Christmas story. We use it and the kids all help in reading from the scriptures and the book too. We even sing each song as it is in the story. Only a couple of us are on key! But we try anyway. It's a beautiful book, so thought that it might be a addition to your nativity sets.
https://www.amazon.com/Family-Christmas ... 1621085198
I am almost finished with the suit alterations, then play!
ooooo goody - it turned blue and worked!