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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Lots of quilty love

... right here in blogland!!!

Three things to be happy about:
(1) relaxing completely
(2) the end of a tunnel
(3) kind words

Thank you, thank you, thank you one and all for your prayers, and your kind words of encouragement!  This is what I'm sending you:
really BIG HUGS!!!

These miniature kimonos were made last year by Nadine, a member of my guild, and they express how I feel right now  :o)

The MRI went okay but it's not anything I'd like to do again, you betcha!  I was told by several people the secret is to close your eyes and KEEP em closed, so I did.  The room was full of magnets that are always on, so I couldn't use my iPod; however he did have lots of music to choose from, and I chose a really good gospel mix that helped me relax.  AND... he let me bring home some of those disposable slippers that I can wear while sluffing through the TSA checkpoint at the airport!

While reading the comments I had to chuckle at this one from Regina:
I don't think I have ever told you that I love, love, love, your list of 'things to be happy about'. What makes you happy usually makes me happy too. I am curious sometimes about some of the items, novelty lunchboxes?
I have to let you in on a little secret - while spending Christmas with my sister in Hampton, VA we went rambling the day after Christmas as we always did, and we ended up in a Dollar Tree that was having a 1/2 price sale on their Christmas leftovers.  Half price at the DOLLAR store - come on now!  My quotes are from a 2006 page-a-day calendar that I bought for 50 cents called "The Best of 14,000 Things to be Happy About Calendar."  It's a great calendar that has 5 happy things for each day - clever eh?  I've been using the quotes a loooong time and haven't gone through all of them yet... I usually choose three random ones around the date that I post the blog.  So now you know my secret!   ;o)

Yesterday I got all my greens pressed, I used a vinegar-water combination (one part white vinegar, 7 parts water) on the pieces that had hard wrinkles and it worked like a charm!  Today I don't have any errands outside the house, so I'll get everything else pressed and start cutting, get them and ready to roll.

Where did I put my Easy Angle ruler???

That's it for now, have a great Thursday, sew forth and sew on!


  1. I love your lists too, no matter where it comes from. And I always forget that white vinegar (always on the shelf) is for pressing - thank you. *ps - I don't know where my Easy Angle is either

  2. Vinegar...I don't think I have ever heard that one.... hmm...one more thing to be happy about.
    I almost wish you hadn't told us your secret. I have always thought they were things that made you happy since the last post. LOL. I get "novelty lunchboxes." I found my old "Land of the Giants" lunchbox from my childhood --now I am sure that dates me! I really loved that show. It was really about what people are like. Some are cruel, some are kind - it all depends on choices we make which we are.

  3. And now I know the rest of the story....

    Knowing that there is a book out there with lists of things to be happy about, makes me happy :)

  4. I like your "3 things" whatever the source and always look forward to reading them. I didn't know about vinegar either (Gene) but I've got some really wrinkled stuff that I'll try it on. Glad to know the MRI went well :)

  5. I have always wonder about your 3 things to be happy about, now I know, that are great things.


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