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9/16/12 5:25 P

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Planning to make some bed pockets for the upcoming craft show at church. I made one years ago for my daughter, and now her daughter uses it. She sleeps on the upper bunk and it comes in handy. Hope everyonge is having a relaxing Sunday.

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"Joy is Peace dancing. Peace is Joy resting."
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Didn't take the sewing machine..it was raining when I left so good thing..I brought the canvas sign home ot hem and put on grommets. Will meet again on Tuesday to finish painting. Working on the felt stockings today..rainy and cooler and I'm so achy..

"In Him we are chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will" Eph.1:11
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Headed to Art Gallery to help paint a canvas sign. Was going to take my sewing machine but will jsut do the measuring and then bring home to stitch..My machine is heavy!! And besides storms are headed our way and don't want to ruin it in lightning strikes..

Still working on the felt stockings and almost finished with 2nd one. Got my CX stocking patterns and can't wait to get one started but first have to hook a couple of rugs.

"In Him we are chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will" Eph.1:11
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O what fun Barb.. Most of my granddaughters are older now and they don't do that at school anymore. I have one who is 3 and just started preschool so know there may be possiblitiy to enjoy this with her when she gets in public school.

Have been working on stockings..have 2 finished and started my 3rd. I have 4 of the felt kits to make and then bought some cross stitch patterns for some I want to do for other son and family..so going to be busy for awhile..so much to get done before Christmas.

"In Him we are chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will" Eph.1:11
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Good morning, All! Just got back from the grandparents breakfast at school. We paid two dollars each and sat down wiith the other grandparents with Brooke and Brad. Brad is in K and Brooke is in 3rd. There were 300 participants and the superintendent seemed very pleased at the turnout. It was only for one day and just for K through 4. We got to see the homerooms. Brooke is 2 flights upstairs. It was a little hard on the knee, but I remembered to take my cane for the walking. DH had to be at work at eleven.

Have some study notes to do today and some more sorting. Bedroom is not complete yet--but almost.

Have a great day, ALL!

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9/13/12 8:46 A

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I usually don't do many of the challenge teams but this spring I joined the 5%challenge and have done it twice now and just love it...If you are interested here is the link to join. www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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It isn't as fast paced as BLC which I didn't like. I've lost weight each 8 weeks we do the 5% challenge. If you join and want soem help figuring it all out then let me know. I'm on the Awesome A team. You have to click on the main heading of General Discussion forums and then scroll down to find it and click on it and then click to post there if you want that team...or what team you would like to join.

I'm still working on my stockings. I volunteer today at the art gallery so will take the stockings with me to work on. I'm about finished with my 2nd one and then will start a 3rd.

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9/13/12 1:17 A

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Had xray done today on my hip and back. Results will be at my doctors office tomorrow or Friday. My daughter says if they don't see anything broken, they don't bother to call, the person. I am still hobbling around. My daughter comes once a week to take out my garbage, as I can't lift the large garbage bin lid to put my garbage in. Since I cleared both decks of tired annuals, the bags will be heavier than usual, this week. I am so lucky my daughter lives close by.

I do agree with DOINITRIGHT2012 ~ in regards to eating organic, it does make a huge difference to one's health.

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9/12/12 12:54 P

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VonBlackBird,

I would love to share my whole story with you, but that would take forever. I hope to get it started in my blog one day soon, but I am immune deficient and have auto immune disease. I have been receiving IgG interveniously for 18 years now, but in the last 4 years I have turned my failing health around. There are a lot of details and it is quite a story, but the biggest difference to me was removing everything processed from my diet. I eat nothing artificial and nothing from a box/can unless I'm the one who canned it. This is time consuming, and some people believe impossible (Ok, I do drink coffee, which, though organic, someone else prepares), but it has made such a huge difference in my health. I am on 9 less medications now than I was 5 years ago. It was a gradual process, but well worth it.

If you are interested in more details, please message me, otherwise I won't be a pest. My motto is, if it didn't grow from the ground or have a mother, don't eat it. You will be pleased with the results.

Have a wonderful day.

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9/12/12 12:22 P

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Yes Herrschners. I buy from them a lot and usually buy sale stuff..I love their pre-printed table linens as well as their pillow cases. I also got a Halloween themed apron last winter when it went on sale. My DIL goes all out at Halloween and her birthday is right after so I always give her an apron or something before Halloween. The oldest granddaughter (her daughter) birthday is Hallloween..But I've gotten some good deals there. But word of advice. The cheaper stocking kits are not as nice as the more expensive Bucilla. The Bucilla kits have all the felt pre printed and you just cut it out and stitch down but the ones I got I had to cut the paper pattern out and then the felt and stitch down..and the Bucilla kits are a little better quality felt. But I got 2 Bucilla kits and 2 of the cheaper ones. I have also ordered 18 cross stitch stocking patterns from 123stitch...they are just the pattern and were on sale. But you may not want to go that route..the felt ones are easier to me but love the look of the CX ones. I will do them all during the year and have gifts for several years by doing them.

Had RA doctor appointment this morning early...don't go back for another year unless I have problems..she seems to think I'm in major remission and told me that the weightloss surely helps alot. Also found out that they are manufacturing Volteran gel again so got that refilled...I can't take many meds as it messes up so many other bodily functions..Liver is not good now and ulcer from too many years of nsaids..so just have to lump along and the more I can do to stay fit and keep losing weight the better I will be.
Have a good hump day.

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9/11/12 11:18 A

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VONBLACKBIRD ~ Did you buy the Xmas Stocking Kit on line? Would like to make one for my granddaughter

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I finished one felt stocking kit and have 3 more to work on now. I also have some prim wool bats made as well as some autumn coasters...Also will be getting my rug backing ready to start back hooking this week.

"In Him we are chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will" Eph.1:11
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9/10/12 10:52 A

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Best of luck with your surgery, Ellen. Sending thoughts and prayers your way!

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9/10/12 9:11 A

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OK you two. Don't think you have the corner on unusable spaces in your house. I moved into my house in April and still have boxes everywhere. Plus I have a giant workshop and have six shelving units filled with boxes of stuff. Since I'm trying to organize things I have "stuff" that I've unpacked siting on pretty much every available horizontal surface. I don't have a dining room, but my kitchen table has just about enough clear space so I can sit down and eat. It doesn't help that I've been picking up a lot of extra hours at work because by the time I get home in the evening I'm too tired to do anything.I downsized from a 200 sf house to about 1400 sf, and although I got rid of a lot of stuff it obviously wasn't enough!

Oh, and I don't even have my fabric moved over from my daughter's house yet. Where I'll put all that is anyone's guess.

Hope your surgery goes well Ellen.

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9/10/12 7:38 A

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Ellen, what a pair we make! My dining room can't be used for dining and your living room can't be used for living. LOL! It was good to hear that I am not the only one dealing with a mess.

Pray your surgery goes well. Also, that you have a quick recovery so you can get back to that sorting you have to do.

Have a very productive day!

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"Joy is Peace dancing. Peace is Joy resting."
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9/9/12 10:47 P

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Don't worry Barb, you can't be worse than me. I currently don't have a living room. We had to get a new tv. The old one was a 60" rear projection tv weighing at least 150 pounds. It just about killed us, but we got it out of the family room and up the stairs to the living room, where it sits waiting for a new home. I'm hoping my brother-in-law will come and take it. The rest of the living room is consumed by the box from the new 64" plasma tv. And the rest of the house is littered with books. There are cases in the basement too.

However, I did clean out the pantry today and put 3 cartons of expired stuff in the trash. I have another couple to give to my daughter or the food bank. I should have moved that tv box to the garage. On Tuesday I'm getting surgery on my hand to remove recurrent skin cancer. Won't be doing much for the rest of the week.

Sunday is about done, so I'd better get some clothes in the wash. Hope we all have a successful week!

Remember, nobody can go back to the very beginning and make a brand new start, but anyone can start here and make a brand new end.

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results."

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9/9/12 9:07 A

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Wow! Now I don't feel so badly about all my fabric. Hubby is getting a little disturbed, though. We have a small house and I had a few boxes stored in our bedroom. We rearranged the bedroom and now the boxes won't fit anywhere. They are stacked in our living room right now on a dolly. I have my office in such a mess I can barely see the floor.. Same goes with the sewing room. When I rearrange some room, it sees every room is disrupted. , Why is that you may ask? Because, most of the time I have fabric in every room except the bathrooms and the kitchen. Believe me, if they could fit somewhere, I would probably put it there, too. This week I have some definite sorting to do again. Have to get the boxes out of the living room before someone decides to pop in. Have my sewing machine set up on the dining room table right now. Hubby and I will have lunch in the living room -- again!LOL

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9/7/12 12:16 P

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Kudos to your daughter. What an excellent xmas present.

Remember, nobody can go back to the very beginning and make a brand new start, but anyone can start here and make a brand new end.

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results."

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I actually had a little help...my youngest daughter offered to help me as my Christmas present a few years ago. As long as I keep up with it the system works great.

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I think we have some very interesting Fabri-Hol-ics on our team! YEA Sewing Buddies! emoticon
When I down sized from a house to a condo - had to sort through years of accumulated fabrics. Plus two 5 drawer, chests full of patterns. I did not realize at the time, that I could have got monies on ebay, for all them retro patterns!

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9/6/12 7:58 P

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LOL Doinitright! I should hire you to organize my house!!! That is amazing!!!!

Remember, nobody can go back to the very beginning and make a brand new start, but anyone can start here and make a brand new end.

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results."

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9/6/12 7:54 P

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No, a person can NOT have too much fabric.

Now as to storing it, this is what I do. I have shelving along one whole wall in my basement sewing room. It is deep enough and wide enough to hold 3 bankers boxes (the kind you get at a business supply store to store file folders, etc.). Etch box is numbered, and my fabric is folded up and stored in these boxes. The best part is that I have all the fabric cataloged. When I get fabric, I cut a little swatch, then on the back of a business card sized piece of cardstock I write the type of fabric, the width, the quantity and what box number it is to be stored in. For example..Black Wool Gabardine...60" wide... 2.5 yards...box 34. I have a 3 ring binder sorted by color with those plastic sheets that hold business cards. The swatch goes in the front of pocket with the information card behind it. I just need to flip through the binder to see what fabric I have in what quantities. It works great. And yes, I have over 34 bankers boxes of fabric in my sewing room....and that's just garment fabric. My quilting cottons are in cupboards sorted by color. emoticon

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I didn't mean deeper front to back. I meant deep enough to fit a bolt of material into. I intend to keep the drawers fairly short front to back so I can find stuff easily.

Yes I hate those pictures too. While I'd love to have a craft area that's that neat and organized I don't think it's ever gonna happen. Do the owners of those rooms in the pictures ever really use the room?

I looked at your dolls and angels. they are really cute. I don't have any pictures of projects. Probably because I haven't done anything in quite a while. I did make a jean jacket for one of my granddaughters for Christmas last year, but that's the last project I completed.

I'm off today so I plan to get my sewing area set up and usable. That would be good as I'm itching to get back to some sewing. Hopefully I'll follow through and not just take a nap instead. LOL

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8/29/12 10:05 A

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About those deeper drawers, I tried that and didn't like reaching so far back to find something. Maybe it will work better for you.

Don't you just hate those pictures of craft rooms in mags or on the internet? Mine never looked that good!

I have posted two pics on my SparkPage of some dolls and angels I had crafted in the past. Stop by and see them if you have a chance.

Keep Stitch' and Keep Sparkin'!

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"Joy is Peace dancing. Peace is Joy resting."
*Barb --S. West PA/EDT


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8/27/12 11:42 A

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My fabric is one thing I haven't moved over from my daughter's house yet. I'm thinking about cabinets - like kitchen cabinets - to store my fabric and maybe other sewing supplioes in. I haven't fully explored that idea yet. My thought was to have a couple of deeper drawers inside the cabinet and storing fabric on homemade bolts cut from cardboard or thin hardboard. The bolts wouold be on edge so I can easily see what I have and also get stuff out and put it back easier.

That's my bright idea for the day, but as I said I haven't fully explored it yet. I'd think some kind of cabinet would be the way to keep dust off your fabric. If I get my idea figured out I'll let you know.

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8/25/12 7:14 P

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I have been wondering if a whole wall shelf unit would help me keep all my fabric in one room. My craft supplies and books are in my computer/office room. But my fabric is boxed and in my sewing room, and a room I use for an attic because we don't have an attic. A couple of boxes of overflow are in my bedroom.

Has anyone an idea or preference on storing fabric? The reason I box it is to separate it and to keep it from getting dusty. We use mostly coal heat in the winter and it is not a clean heat. I have been thinking I just need to either sew it up or give it to someone or donate some to Good Will.

Can a person have too much fabric? LOL

Good night to all.



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"Joy is Peace dancing. Peace is Joy resting."
*Barb --S. West PA/EDT


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Really excited today. I FINALLY got most of my sewing and craft "stuff", including my sewing machines, moved from my daughters house to mine. I have a lot of arranging and unpacking to do, but will soon be able to get some sewing done once again. I'm so excited to just have my stuff in my house again! I havent moved my stash of fabric over here yet - I truly have no place to put it. I need to build or buy some cabinets to store it all in, but that's a project for another day. My daughter only lives 3 blocks from me; I can go over there and browse my fabrics any time I want.

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8/24/12 7:30 A

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There are different companies that sell food enzymes. Enzymes based in a whole food source are the best ones. I will not use, and my friend did not either, use mass produced supplements. Sometimes the way they are made they have extra toxins in them.

Magnesium sometimes works because it helps balance the pH in the stomach, which tones down the acid.

Pray you find some relief and a good answer.

God Bless.

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"Joy is Peace dancing. Peace is Joy resting."
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I tried just the vitamins last night and that wasn't enough, so I will add mag tonight. I have a significant hiatal hernia and am taking protonix. I'm hoping that getting the weight off will help the hernia. What food enzymes did your friend take?

My blood pressure has been fairly low so I'm cutting out the diuretic today and just taking the lotensin. Just taking it day by day!

Remember, nobody can go back to the very beginning and make a brand new start, but anyone can start here and make a brand new end.

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results."

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8/23/12 10:23 A

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Ellen, I take the supplements about an hour before bed. I have a friend who was on the "pink" pill for about 4 years for acid reflux and had to sit in a chair to sleep at night. She tried a bottle of liquid cal/mag, did not cause a problem, and some food enzymes for about a month or two and went completely off the "pink" pill. She continued with the Food Enzymes, but not with every meal, for about 2 years now and is doing well. Hope you find a regimen that is good for you, too.

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"Joy is Peace dancing. Peace is Joy resting."
*Barb --S. West PA/EDT


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I can't take anything right before bed, because of GERD, but I do take mag sometimes when restless leg is bothering me. I just got some new whiz-bang expensive vitamins from the doc to try tonight. I'll see if that helps. It has a high dose of B6, but not sure about the mag. I'll take them after dinner.

Remember, nobody can go back to the very beginning and make a brand new start, but anyone can start here and make a brand new end.

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results."

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I have a supplemental combo that I take before bed to help me relax and if I wake up to go potty, I usually get back to sleep pretty easily. It consists of 1 B6, 1 mag/cal and one mag.

It works for some people. The B6 helps relax the nervous system. The mag/cal and mag help relax the muscles.

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"Joy is Peace dancing. Peace is Joy resting."
*Barb --S. West PA/EDT


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I got an interesting tip in an email this morning from Jillian Michaels. We've all heard that we shouldn't eat late at night. She's included more info on why that's important.

JILLIAN'S TIP OF THE DAY

No Food Before Bed

For most of your day, the object is to keep ghrelin levels low you don't need any extra diet-endangering hunger! But at night, you do want ghrelin levels to rise. Your body requires ghrelin to move effectively through all the necessary phases of sleep. Without the proper progression, you won't get to stage 4 sleep the phase of deep sleep, during which you get a big pulse of growth hormone or to the REM sleep that helps protect levels of leptin, the hormone that tells your brain you're full. To keep ghrelin levels up at night, don't eat after 9 p.m. Close down that kitchen after dinner and get restful sleep!

Have a great day All!

Remember, nobody can go back to the very beginning and make a brand new start, but anyone can start here and make a brand new end.

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results."

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Goodmorning Barb ~ Hope all goes well for you today.

Off to the beach with daughter and granddaughter today. It is going to be hot this weekend, reaching 37 c or 98 F by sunday. It is going up to 33 c or 91 F today.

In the Okanagan Region each city has a Craft & Farmer's Market. Our city has the largest Craft & Farmers Market. It is open Wednesdays & Saturdays, from 8am - 1 pm, they are, also open Thursday & Friday evenings from 4 - 8 pm. All foods have to be certified organic and the crafts have to be juried in to represent their original work. Though according to people from the prairie provinces our market is small. There is also a craft market on Sundays down at the main city beach.



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There is a Farmers Market, just started this year, about 2 miles away. I don't know if they have eggs, but I have bought veggies there. We usually get our eggs and goat milk from an Amish farm about 12 miles away. We try to go every other weekend. This is our weekend to go. They have big brown eggs. They are so fresh that they are hard to peel when boiled. I would rather get the eggs at the store that are a little older to boil.

I am going for therapy for my sciatica problem today and am hoping they can do something with my knee as well. It just doesn't feel normal. Also, seeing the chiropractor about 5 today.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

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At a local church, egg farmers are selling eggs, that didn't sell at the farmers market on the Saturdays after Sunday services. The cost is lower than the farmer's market and of course lower than store price. They do warn they have a shortened fridge time for freshness. I usually buy a dozen off them and have no problems with freshness so far. My father inlaw used to love pickled eggs and beets. He past away, shortly after my husband passed away.

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Drs visit got moved to tomorrow. Hubby needed vehicle to go to work because his truck is at the garage being worked on. Rescheduled for tomorrow AM.

Some people do pickled eggs w/o beets but my husband likes them pickled together. I use some vinegar, a little sugar and some pickling spices. Heat these together until sugar is melted and there is a spicy aroma. Then, pour the brine over the boiled eggs and beets and refrigerate for up to 72 hours. Sometimes I get them too sour, but I am partial to sour.

I just got some Land of Lakes Natural eggs for $1 a dozen. They were on sale because the
"use by" date was today. I have discovered that older, and room temperature eggs, boil and peel much nicer than fresh.

I have way too much fabric. It not only has taken over my craft room, but a room I used for seasonal storage. Hubby is getting a little upset. I am thinking about making some strip quilts to use up the fabric fast and maybe sell at a local craft show.

Also, thought about making some cloth grocery bags. They seem to be popular. Do you have any "quick" ideas for using up some mixed content fabrics?

Have a great day everybody!

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"Joy is Peace dancing. Peace is Joy resting."
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Hello Barb, hope all went well with your doctor's visit. How do you pickle eggs? Never eaten such a thing. Do you boil them first and then put them in a brine solution.

Today I am having my daughter and granddaughter over for lunch. After lunch my daughter is going home to trim the dog, this takes about 4 hours. She is bathing, her first thing in the morning, then come for lunch, while Mitzi 's over grown fur dries. Me and granddaughter will have the afternoon, to ourselves. You wouldn't think a 3 yr old would remember much but every day she awakes with one question for my daughter

"Go to nanna's house today? "

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Did not get a lot accomplished today. Did a lot of answering the phone and trying to figure out why the internet is so slow. Guess it has to do with rain storms moving through again.

Did do some beets up but not to can. We will have some fresh cooked beets for supper and I had some for my afternoon snack. The others I am pickling to make pickled eggs. Hubby really likes them and eggs are on sale in town this week.

Knee is still healing. Have not done anyting but walking since I sprained it. Going for therapy tomrrow for the sciatica and am hoping he will work on the knee, too.

Will try to check in later with my point total for today.

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Yesterday, I got some things accomplished I set out to do. The bad cat I got, loves to eat my most of my house plants. Set out on a mission to find a artificial tree. Found two in walmart. Threw the better than other one in my cart. The more I wandered around in walmart, the more I thought ......this fake tree doesn't look any better than the other one. I ditched the cart and left empty handed. I am still on a mission to replace the over grown tree that I set it out on balcony. This one the cat ignores, but was getting too big in my small living room. Going to a nursery today to find a smaller replacement of the real tree.

Stopped by the Zellar's that is closing it's doors, as a Target store bought the store. Haven't been in a Target store since my 40 yr old daughter was a child. I wonder, if it a good store or one the carries cheap crap?

Headed over to Zellar's to see if they lowered the percentage off items. Most is 20 - 40% off, mainly the furniture is 40% off and the rest of the stuff is 20% off. I guess the percentage off won't drop much for awhile yet. Bought a small desk in there for $20.00. Then I went to Future Shop [electronics store] bought a gadget that I can add extra usb ports. Came home set up my laptop and printer, on the small desk, finally the two machines are working, the way it should.

Which leads to the other thing I did yesterday. Rearranged my whole living room. Today I am going through everything in my sewing room. Got to make more room, recycling, alot of stuff I haven't used or looked at in the last two years, is going to be gone by the end of today. Taking a 10 am coffee break, thus my chat in here. Soon I got to get off this computer and finish the task at hand. Hope to get to the recycling depot mid afternoon.

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Other than a few bumps and bruises, glad to hear that you are alright! Take care of yourself!

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Hey Ann Arab . . .

You take care of yourself, hear?

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Another hot one today! Dust mopped and damp mopped 1300 sq ft., before 7am. My floors really need it and what better time to do it before, the heat arrives, usually my 8am.

Got a bunch of stuff to do today, finish upholstering remaining chair, sew some arm covers for my computer and sewing chairs.

Had an accident on my holidays. Fell backwards into the bathtub during the night, must have been disoriented in my sleep, leaned against the towels hanging from the shower rod instead of the wall towel rack. The back of my head hit the hand rail in the shower stall surround.

I had a real large lump swelling on the back of my head. All I could think of was, I had to concoct a cold press, on the back of my head. Stumbling over suitcases, I found my sisters robe, ripping robe belt off.

Reaching in the little cubicle of a fridge freezer, I grabbed a frozen ice pack [ which we used in our cooler each day]. Good thing I packed two of them! Wrapped the ice pack with a wet face cloth, holding it to my head then wrapping, the robe tie around and around my head, to secure it, so I could go back to sleep. When my sister woke up in the morning, she said

"Geesh, I went to bed with my sister and woke up with an arab in my bed!" We all had a good laugh over that.

What I did not realize till I arrived home my elbows are bruised and every time I am sitting on the sewing and computer chairs, are really bothering my elbows. So I draped some pieces of fleece fabric across the arms, but the fabric pieces keep slipping off. This has really helped my bruised elbows, feel relieved. So the reason for making some soft padded fleece pieces for the two armchairs, today, which I plan to do, as soon as I post this message.


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Yesterday we were yard saling and I found a lovely oval frame with a pretty lavendar border.
On the bottom right was a three dimensional old fashioned sewing machine. I think it will be a lovely gift for any of my sewing/crafting friends for a gift. I thought it was quite unique.

Also, picked up 2 wooden embroidery hoops (12 inch) for 25 cents each to use for crafting. There were some other buys, but those two related to my crafting.

Keep Stitchin'! Keep Sparkin'!

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"Joy is Peace dancing. Peace is Joy resting."
*Barb --S. West PA/EDT


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7/28/12 12:53 P

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I wear my glasses 24-7 - The frame is made from titanium, so light weight, often I fall asleep with them on! There still on my face when i wake up in the morning. I need them for everything.

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I just got trifocals this year. I use the reg lens for TV/distance. I use the bifocals to read. I use the trifocals for the computer. And guess what? I still take them off to thread needles!

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LOL, I used to be near sighted too and now I'm both!!! I'm not ready for bifocals or trifocals!!!

I only have a grandson (5) and he's fascinated with things with wheels. I don't think a sewing machine is going to interest him, but you never know. I will teach him the basics eventually.

Remember, nobody can go back to the very beginning and make a brand new start, but anyone can start here and make a brand new end.

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results."

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I've never tried the self threading needles, so can't help you on that one. I don't have any trouble threading needles as long as I take my glasses off. I'm near sighted, so for real close work the glasses have to go. LOL

I haven't done any sewing lately. My sewing machine is still at my daughter's house; I haven't finished the room it will be moved into in my house yet. I'm working on it though; really ready to bring my sewing stuff "home".

I had started teaching three of my granddaughters to sew - two 10's and an 8. Once I get stuff set up at my house I can go back to lessons with them, but NOT all at once.

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Thanks ladies. I haven't seen the easy to thread needles, but I do have Walmart just down the street. I'll have to look for both. This is what I get for teasing my husband for wearing glasses to see the 60" tv.

Remember, nobody can go back to the very beginning and make a brand new start, but anyone can start here and make a brand new end.

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results."

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Hello CARBOHOLIC08

I have not had much luck with those self threading needles. My solution was to purchase a magnifying glass, that you can hang from around your neck. It is great from hand sew work, and many other uses, like reading label ingredients. Mine came with a two small batteries to switch a light on and off. You can buy them at Walmart for around $10.00.

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The needle threaders I have tried, but I am hard on them and have ruined some. I bought the needles they advertise on TV that are suppose to be self threaders. They are easy to thread, but easy to break too. I even have an auto threader on my sewing machine -- it's not working either. Whew! So much for needle threaders and me. LOL

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