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If you're a REAL quilter, you have at least one UFO (unfinished object) and one WIP (work in progress) stashed in the closet or stacked on a shelf. Maybe you just need quilting suggestions, or maybe a fresh eye from a new online friend can help with block arrangements. How about a UFO swap? Any UFO conversation is welcome.

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Comment by Riana Noyes on October 13, 2019 at 8:46am

Elizabeth, hope all goes well with birth of your friend's ggrandson. Your gift will be much appreciated, l'm sure. And a pool? You never mentioned your building has one...lucky you ( l take it that's indoors, lol, considering our climate).

Beth, so soon all of your children will be married? And l'm chuckling when you think that your life will be your own afterwards...because soon there will be grandchildren! After that, anything goes...they'll have 1 800 GRANDMA set in the speed dial on their phones!

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on October 12, 2019 at 2:25pm

Today I prepared batting for a throw size |Autumn quilt that I'd like to sandwich this coming week.  I also sewed a backing for a quilt panel 36 x 42 for a baby quilt.  I exercised in the pool this morning and got ready to go to my son and Daughter-in-law's for Thanksgiving. We're leaving around 3:00 P.M.

Hi Beth!  Nice to hear from you.  This baby boy quilt is for the great grandson of my friend, Deanna.  She helps me so much when I sandwich my quilts that I offered to make this quilt when I saw that her grand daughter was pregnant.

Comment by Beth A. North on October 11, 2019 at 9:35pm

well howdy ladies.  a little bird told me about the quest going on here.  I like the idea of earning a PHD.  would that be able to be put on a resume? LOL Not sure what you really want me to decide on.  Points are used in judging, but don't apply to size.  Maybe I could join in this.  I still have a few to be finished.  Right now I am working on one more wedding to be done.  We do flowers on Sunday.  Daughter found a dress to wear so won't be making another wedding dress.  I do have two wedding quilts to geet done.  One for the wedding that just happened and one for the wedding quilt coming up.  After that, my life is free to enjoy what I want to do.  Could you believe I have not made a quilt since June. 

Comment by Riana Noyes on October 10, 2019 at 8:18am

Most fully packed freezers keep food 2 or 3 days if one doesn't peek. A simple test...before power goes off, put ice cubes in a sandwich bag in freezer. After outage is over, check the bag...if ice is NOT in cubes, chances are great that food is no longer safe. If cubes still , all should be fine. When we lived " up north", l always kept a bag of frozen cubes in our freezer...as power outages were common, and my freezer often half empty.

Comment by Mary Moore on October 10, 2019 at 12:05am

We knew a couple of days in advance.  But the stores are runniing out of emergency supplies, and some businesses just close, schools too.  There are shelters with generators in some towns.  We offered to plug in a small freezer for a friend.  We can only do so much with our generator/solar combination.

Comment by Riana Noyes on October 9, 2019 at 9:53pm

Mary, we have power outages here when there's an ice storm ( power lines come down due to ice or broken tree limbs). We have a fireplace, a generator, and most importantly a treadle sewing machine! 

Linda, l think they must have to phone those with medical aids so they can arrange for something...a generator or battery backup, for instance. As well, gas stations would not be able to pump....so there must be a warning issued by radio, tv, and social media.

Comment by Riana Noyes on October 9, 2019 at 9:46pm

I do the same with batting bits...sew them to 15 x5 if not big enough for swiffer, Elizabeth. Plus l also use them for dusting furniture . But my home has carpet too, so l have to get out the vacuum, especially with 2 cats. Right now a lot of leaves are getting into the house. Our little dog doesn't shed, but she's fuzzy, and having short legs, seems to pick up dry leaves, then brings them in,lol. Others just seem to blow in any time door gets openned.

Comment by Linda Koller on October 9, 2019 at 3:47pm

What a clever idea Elizabeth! I use all my scraps sewn together to make kennel quilts. However, I may take some to make swiffer mop pads. Will save some money.

Wow Mary. I'm surprised they would turn off banks, medical facilities, etc. What do older folks with electrical medical equipment at home do?

Comment by Mary Moore on October 9, 2019 at 12:57pm

The Electric company has turned off power to over 800,000 homes , businesses, and everyone here in  N. Calif. for the next day and a half because of high winds and low humidity.  The Paradise fire last fall was caused by a down power pole. It is nice to be off-grid today, I'm surprised my internet is working. I was thinking about alarms, banks, and older prisons.  My son sells large generators to big places..like casinos and hospitals-his job is secure.  He is feeling sorry for small grocery stores and surgery centers who will be in trouble today.  At least it isn't a summer hot day.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on October 9, 2019 at 12:51pm

No fun! Riana.  Do you know I cut batting into Swiffer and duster sizes for my friends.  I wanted to spruce up the condo between cleanings and I used batting for dusters, even with water.  I only use them once but I have strings of batting about 5 inches wide that I don't recycle into a scrap batting and my friends like to have them.

 

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