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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 636938 views.
Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Dec-31

That will be a great addition to your quilt.  How big is that piece?

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Dec-31

Sorry you were all ill for Christmas.  Did your son get it too?   I know only a couple of people who have had Covid.  I guess I run in the right crowd(I'd call it a small group rather than a crowd.)blush  Hope you get well soon.

latterberry

From: latterberry

Dec-31

Awww... that is really neat.  I hope your patience is successful and you can get all that stuff off..  I am so looking forward to seeing this quilt.

latterberry

From: latterberry

Dec-31

My goodness, you have busy!  I have ordered from Marshall Dry Goods before and was very pleased with their fabric.  Was it bigger than Hancocks of Paducah?  I went to MSCQ about 6 years ago so I'm sure it has changed quite a bit.  It's amazing how she changed that town.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Dec-31

I hope to put a narrow border on it and then keep it to 8" x 10" finished size.  Some of my other blocks are working out to be 9" x  9".

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Dec-31

Oh, Dee, that's a shame.

Call it the "Chicken Soup Christmas" because that's probably all your family felt like eating. From what DH and I have been reading this big national wave of illness has been very mild so your comment about it "feeling like a cold" sounds accurate.

Dee sorry you all got sick. Hopefully you all feel better soon.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Dec-31

It was this past Monday night/Tuesday morning that I fell ill with a cold.  I did a home test and was covid negative.  It's the first cold I've had in years and it was yucky.   What was weird is that the symptoms came in waves ... I didn't have them all at the same time.  Runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, rumbling cough, nasal congestion, bone aches.  No appetite.  And I slept.  and slept and slept from Tuesday morning through Thursday mid-afternoon.  My eyes were so tired I wasn't even reading any books in bed ... I just slept.

But now I feel less like death warmed over and food sounds appetizing again.  Nope, I didn't do any sewing at all.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Dec-31

"Bone aches" sounds like a flu-type illness to this old fogey. 

A "normal cold" (or upper respiratory infection a.k.a. URI) usually does not involve body aches.  Nurses on this forum might chime in. Maybe you had a false negative on that test.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Dec-31

And now let's talk about watermelons. How about square watermelons?

Yep, they grow square watermelons in Japan because they are easier to store in the small refrigerators found in some of the small living quarters.

So in keeping with my Kresge Kid's Life quilt goal to make only pieced quilt blocks I present you with a seven inch square block with a watermelon theme in honor of my Grandpa Miller.

When Charley Miller (expert cabinetmaker) finally was able to build a home for himself and my grandma it was what you could call a cottage; very small and cozy but it had no front porch. So he built a frame for a swing in the back yard and hung a porch swing there; this set-up was under a maple tree that was near the sidewalk that he used to go to his garage/workshop out by the back alley.

Every summer my mom and dad and I spent two weeks in Indiana, one week visiting my mom's parents in Bluffton and one week with my other grandparents on their farm in Roanoke. The Bluffton grandpa always had watermelons waiting for me so we could sit on his porch swing in the back yard and have daily spitting contests. The idea was to swing the swing high enough that we could get the seeds to arc over the sidewalk to hit the grass on the far side.

My mom and my grandma would sit in nearby chairs and shake their heads and chastise Charley Miller for teaching me bad habits. He would grin and tell them that someone had to.

To this day, watermelon is my favorite fruit.

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