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This blog has moved. Hope to see you there.

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Under constructions

This blog is getting a makeover.

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25th Annual Quilt Show & Contest

When: April 22-25, 2009

Where: Paducah Expo Center/Executive Inn

Who is going? *raises hand*, Lacy and Greg are going with me. We will only be going 1 day so we will have to plan carefully what day we go.

See you there!

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National Wear Red Day

National Wear Red Day—February 6, 2009—is a day when Americans nationwide will wear red to show their support for women’s heart disease awareness. This observance promotes the Red Dress symbol and provides an opportunity for everyone to unite in this life-saving awareness movement by showing off a favorite red dress, shirt, or tie, or Red Dress Pin.

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Greg is here

Greg arrived this afternoon at 1538 weighing 8 lbs 1 oz and was 20″ long. I think he is just perfect and looks a lot like Nikolas. img_1231 img_1218 img_1225 It has been a long exciting day! I’m so ready for bed.

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Greg…..

…..will be here sometime today. I’ll post pictures when I get home. Lacy just left for the hospital.

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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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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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