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Chess Pie

1.5 c sugar

1.5 T cornmeal

.5 c margarine

3 eggs

1 t vanilla

.25 c milk

1 T vinegar

Mix all ingridents together except the vinegar. After mixing all ingridents together well add the vinegar and mix. Pour into a deep pie shell and bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until middle does not jiggle.

Pour yourself a glass of milk it goes great with Chess pie.

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Quilt Police

Rumblings of dissent were heard today amongst the residents of Quiltland as the Palace handed down an advance notfication of the Queen’s plans for the establishment of a Quilt Police Force. Despite the informaton being embargoed until the official speech by the Queen concerned journalists were heard gossping about it in the Batik ‘n’ Bagels coffee shop and rumours soon spread.

“This is not what I expcted, ” said one quilter. ” I thought Quiltland was going to be a place of fun, ruled by a proponent of imprecison and improvisation.”

Such concerns, however, may well have been put to rest once the whole content of the speech was heard. The Queen chose to address the nation from the isolated town of Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, England – having cause to go there on diplomatic duties as a Barrister in the English court system she took time out of a rushed lunch hour to plant a flag denoting a member island of Quiltland on the indoor market stall that was selling must-have half price pink batik and extra wide Chrstimas fabric for only £4 per meter.

Clutching her purchases she explained:
“Quilters in other lands have tradtionally frowned upon the very concept of a Quilt Police. However, really – men in uniform. What’s not to like? Or indeed, for those who prefer it (for Quiltland is an equal oportunity state) women in uniform.

“Quiltland is following the Swiss tradition of being a Neutral country ( albeit with a blending out towards Japanese taupes and the addition of a duck egg blue zinger). It is thus inappropriate for there to be an army. However, that is not to say that our borders do not have to be secured. So there shall be a Quilt Police. Their duties are to stand guard at the doors of stashes throughtout the land and they shall have arrest powers in relation to employers, spouses and children who attempt to steal not only quilting space from citizens but also time. A precise criminal code will be produced – taking into account any views expressed via comments or email in due course.”

The Queen also gave an indication of probable future legislation adding as she did,
“What there will not however be in Quiltland are Quilt Lollipop ladies. By Lollipop ladies I mean those high-visibilty clothed English local authority employees who supposedly guard school crosings. The ones who wait until drivers approach then jump out kamikase like with their stop signs. The ones who not only stop traffic to let children actually waiting at the crossing to cross the road but also stop it in anticipation of the school child who is trailing aimlessly two hundred yards away reaching the crossing. The ones who also stop traffic to let the mothers of children cross back over the road from the school to their illegally parked SUV’s.

“There shall be none of those. The Quiltland equivalent would perhaps be the ladies who jump out at show attenders who are peering too closely at quilts, the teachers who stop all creativity by reminding beginners that stitches must be exactly 19 to the inch. No none of those. Of course Qulitland is welcoming to all quilters and so, once a source of state revenue has been established, such ladies will be funded to go on a re-education programme entitled’Quilting is for fun.” and if needed an advanced course entitled ‘Get a life’.

The Chronicle anticipates that the majority of residents will be happy with todays pronoucments but it remains to be seen whether mutterings from Judges in Houston result in a diplomatic crisis that will threaten this fledging state

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Baby C

Lacy came home with a ton of pictures of Baby C. Baby C slept through the whole thing which was good for the tech because the tech got better pictures. Here is my favorite picture of our sleeping baby. That wide turned up nose comes from Popa. We compared these photos to Nikolas’s ultrasound photos and it was like looking at the same baby. Twins?? Two years apart?? Oh and our baby is. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Greg.

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My Friend

My Friend
By Pamela McInall

M is for MY friend, a truly special person I hold so dear,
Y is for YOU, that person who by my side is always here,
F is for FOREVER, the time I know our frienship will last,
R is for REMINICING, of the times you’ve been there in the past,
I is for INSPIRATONAL, for the way you’ve dealt with troubles through the years,
E is for EMOTIONS we share, whether it’s laughter, love or tears,
N is for NEVER doubting that your frindship will always be mine,
D is for DOUBLE the happiness, I wish on you my friend, at Christmas time!

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Christmas goodies

Christmas eve was very busy with baking and the prep work for Christmas dinner. We made time for some fun and Santa. 1108hmm, what happened to the first Chess pie? Oh well, there is another one with a peach cobbler. 1107 

1080Toni sent me this beautiful blue cross and card and Betsy sent me this beautiful 1127Cathedral window wallhanging. I don’t need Santa with the good friends that I have. Merry Christmas!

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Twas the Night Before Christmas Poem (for quilters)

(A Quilters’ Version from EverythingQuilts.com)

T’was the night before Christmas and all through the house,
The only one sleeping was a Quilter’s dear spouse.
The Log Cabin stockings were almost completed,
“Just a few stitches left,” our sweet quilter repeated.

“Then I can hang them and head off to finish
the pillows I’m making, fulfilling Mom’s wish
For something quilted to put on her couch and spoke,
as she pricked her poor finger, our quilter said, “Ouch!”

When from out in the kitchen there arose such a crashing,
she sprang from her work, and she dropped all her sashing.
Away to the doorway she flew like a plane,
wondering just what was happening and who she would blame.

When what to her wondering eyes should appear,
but Old Mrs. Claus and her bag of quilt-gear…
With her elves bearing gifts, through the kitchen she came,
she directed and pointed and called them by name.

“Now Elna, now Pfaff, now Bernina and Viking,
the Hoffman and Mumm should be just to her liking.
To the sewing room – there, it’s just back of the hall,  
now dash away, dash away, dash away all!”

“My Dear,” said The Claus (as she liked to be called),
“There really is no need to worry at all.
Your projects will all be completed this night,
I’m terribly sorry we gave you a fright.”

“Sit down. Have some tea. It’s relaxing, you’ll see.
My friends and I’ve come a long way to help Thee.”
She thought she was dreaming, our dear Quilter did,
In fact she quite feared that she near flipped her lid!

But the flash of the needles and twist of the thread
soon gave her to know she had nothing to dread.
They spoke no more words, but went straight to their sewing.
How the work went so quickly she had no way way of knowing.

The stitches, how fine! The corners, how straight!
This Claus-woman’s talent was awfully great.
They finished the pillows, then started to quilt.
Before they all knew it, the whole thing was built!

Now old Mrs. Claus, she knew quilters real well,
and she knew they’d need help on this night most of all
So she said to our quilter, “Just move over dear,
I’ve brought my own needle. We’ll get done, never fear.

I told dear old Santa about what quilters do.
How they plan all these projects but have other work too.
So he taught me his magic for doing things fast.
There, that pillows done. Now this is the last.

They tidied their thread snips, and picked up the scraps
and chased our dear quilter’s six cats from their laps.
As they scurried away with their thimbles still gleaming
dear Mrs. Claus paused, her cap ribbons streaming.
“Merry Christmas, my dear, now just have a ball!”

(author unknown)
Everything Quilts Inc.
www.everythingQuilts.com
© Everything Quilts Inc. 2004-current

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Capricorn Quilts BOM

There is a new block up at Capricorn Quilts, for those of you doing that BOM.

I didn’t get any quilting done today. I hope to get in some quilting time today on the Zoo Animals in between making a peach cobbler, 2 chess pies, fudge and the prep work for Christmas dinner.

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Kids are nosey

I sent Lacy out to the freezer early Monday morning to get something out for supper. She was gone so long I was getting ready to go check on her when she came back in. Lacy had this piece of fabric in her hand when she came in the door.  No, it wasn’t in the freezer, she had been rumaging in a bin of fabric. Lacy wanted me to use it on the back of the Zoo Animal quilt. So I go busy quilting Zoo Animals yesterday and I would have finished but I made a boo-boo and had to reverse stitch half of the quilt.

Lacy’s dr got her in for an ultrasound this morning at 10 am. So by 11 we should know if the baby is Greg or Kimberly.

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Boy?? Girl??

Long story short, Lacy’s dr thinks the tech made a mistake about the sex of the baby. The dr can’t see the parts that make the baby a boy. Lacy has cried non-stop ever since she was told they don’t know the sex of her baby. They will repeat the sonogram on the 30th. Lacy doesn’t care if the baby is a boy or girl, she just has nothing for a girl. I told her when she was born they didn’t do sonograms to determine sex, you were just pleasantly surprised on the day of delivery. I think she cried harder when I told her that.

So will these quilts work for either sex?  

Did I mention that they changed her due date to 1/26 and that Nikolas’s birthday is 1/23 and Lacy’s is 1/20?

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Google Reader

Toni made a post about Google Reader several months ago. I was really glad she did because the way I was reading my friend’s blog was let’s just say not easy. However with Google Reader all the blogs are organized and I am suppose to get their blogs automatically.  I have learned when certain friends blog. So when I go to GoogleReader and there isn’t a blog from a certain friend, I can’t help but wonder is my friend alright. Then hours later when I know my friend is at work the blog shows up I’m just a little suspicious. Then I have another friend that I didn’t see blog for two days this week. Now this friend blogs faithly Mon-Fri and I needed to know what she was working on. So I did what any friend would do I contacted her to see if she was alright. Yes, she was fine and she mentioned that she had blogged. So I go directly to her blog and sure enough there are both of her entries and I did need to know what she was blogging. Then I get up this morning and there are both of her entries on GoogleReader. By now I guess you are wondering where I am headed with all the rambling, well it is just to say this. If you made an entry and you felt sure I would reply but didn’t, I’m sorry it is GoogleReader‘s fault and GoogleReader stop withholding important blogs from me. 😛

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