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Comment by Riana Noyes on April 15, 2018 at 8:08pm

Dee  , why not check on the Moda Bakeshop site?

Comment by Deanna Davis on April 15, 2018 at 6:40pm

Forgot to ask:  for all of us that do Quilts of Valor / Honor ... does anyone have the Moda pattern Home of the Free Because of the Brave ?  It was designed by one of the girls @ Moda as she is a marine mom (as I am).  Please let me know!  Thanx!

Comment by Deanna Davis on April 15, 2018 at 6:39pm

Sports has been on all afternoon at our house, so after we ate, I ran outside to play in the dirt instead of sew. We are s'posed to get another freeze tonight, so I had dug up a bin full of iris yesterday at a friend's, so I split them between the daffodils that have come up on the west side of the garage. Funny, in planting them I am thinking there were iris there that the previous owner took with them.  She takes them out, I put some back in. The neighbor boy was looking at me funny and I am think I read his thoughts  lol

Barbara, prayers for your brother ...

Now I will sew .. it is now basketball .. I have had my fill of this today .. 

Comment by Barbara Hughes on April 15, 2018 at 4:51pm

Thanks Dee!!

Comment by Barbara Hughes on April 15, 2018 at 4:50pm

This came from my sister in law yesterday. Please pray.

Barbara,  Hi.  Thursday evening Dave severed the 4 fingers on his right hand while using our log splitter. We were at the hospital within 20 minutes... they evaluated him and they said there was nothing they could do for  him there and sent him via ambulance to U of M hospital where he was in surgery for nearly 9 hours (10:30pm til just after 7am yesterday). He fractured bones in all of his hands - 2 on his pinky.  The good news with that finger is none of his arteries or veins were compromised. They couldn't save the end of his index finger,  but found arteries, nerves and veins to repair on his ring and middle finger. He's not out of the woods yet though. His arteries are doing a good job of sending out blood,  but his veins are having trouble keeping up with the return blood flow. He's on a regimen where they scrape the nailbeds on those two fingers every hour and apply heparin to avoid clotting and congestion. It's progressing but slowly. Please play for improved blood flow in those two fingers!

Comment by Deanna Davis on April 15, 2018 at 4:43pm

Barbara, been there done that. Still have deteriorating disks, but can still move. I have a stability ball that I use for stretching over that helps when it is truly painful. Prayers for pain to be eliminated.

I finally finished the stitching on Cooper yesterday, now burying tails on this section, and getting ready to square and add a flange binding .. bringing red from frame on back to the front.  <happy dance>  Will take a pic at this next stage. Then I have to get started on the next baby quilt tops .. going to send 2 to the longarmer at the same time while I work on the next two .. 

<back @ it!> 

Comment by Barbara Hughes on April 15, 2018 at 4:36pm

Friday it rained the entire day, Saturday it was a freezing rain sleet, Sunday all snow here about 12 inches so far and it is suppose to continue all day. North of us has much more.

Thanks so much for the prayers, Linda. 

Comment by Linda Koller on April 15, 2018 at 12:02pm

Mary, what Carla said.

Barbara, hope you are feeling better each day. Keeping you in my prayers.

Riana, love your zebra! Please remain safe and don't take any chances.

Comment by Gail Brown on April 15, 2018 at 11:51am

Riana, glad you are safe and out of the weather.  This has been the craziest weather I have ever seen in my life.  By the way, I love your zebra.  We've always got some kind of project in our hip pocket where ever we go.  Stay safe.

Comment by carla j walton on April 15, 2018 at 10:54am

Elizabeth love your quilt. Ginny of MSQC just posted a new quilt using a jelly roll that is similar to this. She called it a key hole quilt. I may have to make one. I have so many of both loose strips and jelly rolls. 


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