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Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on March 25, 2017 at 9:49am

Lovely pillow! Barbara.  I hope that you win.

Deanna, I would have loved to be with you and your friend sorting the scraps.  I love scraps.

The snow that I told you about yesterday morning just kept coming down all day and into the evening.  And there was some freezing rain also.  So the trees look beautiful this morning.  And, luckily, I don't have to go out today.  Hubby will go out, just because, but he is not going far.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on March 25, 2017 at 8:46am

Thanks Dee! Hope all goes together for you easily, quickly and with low cost. 

Ma and Pa Kettle! Those who sow in tears shall reap in Joy!! 8 )

Comment by Riana Noyes on March 25, 2017 at 7:23am

Dee, l remember the farmhouse we bought when we wanted to leave town to raise kids( human,lol)... every pot,pan,vase and jar l had were needed to catch the drips coming in! l was in tears ( more drops). But after reroofing and some work, it became our loving  family home for 17 yr. Fond memories.

Comment by Deanna Davis on March 24, 2017 at 10:39pm

Barbara, love the pillow .. black and pink rock! 

I have been busy @ work, coming home and just veggin' - training due to admin leaving and we have to learn how to do everything she does, and she leaves next Tuesday.  The home inspection was eye opening, we knew the house was built in '68, but there are some updates that can be compensated for due to age and replacements that will be needed within the next year.  The electric panel is a big concern as it will need replacing, but I will need to have a certified electrician look @ it to see what it would cost to bring it up to code / update.  It may not be an issue really.  The roof was done sometime in the last 10 years, and poorly.  They just reshingled the roof over the other shingles and the nails used don't go thru the to the sheeting, so in wind storms, the shingles are coming up.  In severe storms (like the one we are  having tonight), this would be a concern.  So, the time to go look at it would be tomorrow to see if there are any leaks anywhere in the attic / ceiling areas (the sellers did mention one area where it would leak behind the carport on a disclosure form).  So, I still like the house, updates for baths / walls / floors can come over the next year + .. lots to talk about.  I am still the only one working, Doug will now officially retire and try to find something else. So priorities are going to change drastically. And I just want to sew ..

So tonight, a friend came over and we sorted scraps in the bags I got from a friend ~ two bags done and into a box.  Trmw is QOV day so I will do a lot of thinking while I am sewing ~ storm is s'posed to continue through the morning .. 2 dogs don't care, 3rd one is having panic attack due to thunder. 

Will keep you posted and I will continue to dismantle the room so I can be ready :)

Comment by Barbara Hughes on March 23, 2017 at 10:36pm

Thank you for all the kind remarks ladies. Not to many have been posted yet. They did have some very nice ones. We will find out April 4th who the winners are.

Comment by Linda Koller on March 23, 2017 at 9:51pm

Barbara, I have to agree with Mary's comments. The pillow is beautiful.

Dee, how did the house inspection go?

Comment by Riana Noyes on March 23, 2017 at 9:30pm

Beautifully finished, Barbara. lt deserves to be a winner.

Dee, l don't envy you having to pack most of your sewing gear. When l move,next to kitchen items, mines it's the last thing packed & the first out,lol.

Comment by Mary Moore on March 23, 2017 at 8:12pm

This combination of embroidery and fabrics looks very high end professional.  Are you a secret interior design person, Barbara?

Comment by Barbara Hughes on March 23, 2017 at 6:33pm

So here is the pillow I finished it and entered it today at NZ 2017 Pillow Challenge.

Comment by Linda Koller on March 20, 2017 at 11:14am

Good luck, Dee, on the house inspection. Look forward to seeing photos of your Easter and elephant banners.

When do you head back home, Riana?


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