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Old 05-27-2015, 12:28 AM   #23251
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Trying to come up with sides/salads for three of the dishes I have to cook tomorrow. Problem, I have to "fast forward" to about mid-July and figure out what might be in the garden/farmer's market then...
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Old 05-27-2015, 09:53 AM   #23252
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Thanks Andy.Appreciate the help.
Looks like what I need is someone to open the RV gate and disk the whole thing up for me.Without taking the sprinkler system with it.

The front yard that mower would have been a breeze.
It's a shame the local landscaper retired.
Munky, when I lived in Texas, we had a piece of land that was full of Texas size weeds higher than me. Mowing the front lawn was a snap. And we had a heavy duty gasoline mower. But when we went to tackle the tall weeds, that was another story. We would put the mower half on the lawn and the other half of the cutting blade on the weeds. We ended up hiring a man to come in with his cycle to cut them down to size for the mower to handle. And we were going really slow with the mower. The blade kept getting clogged up and shutting the mower down. So tip it over, carefully remove what we could safely remove without losing a few fingers or hand, and try again. No matter how me mowed that patch of overgrown weeds, the mower could not handle it. I doubt very much that the electric one would be able to hand those weeds you have without a lot of problems.

BTW, it was necessary to cut those weeds as it was a hot house for water moccasin snakes. When we finally was able to get in there, all you could hear was clunk, clunk, clunk and see the meat go flying. You knew you got another one or a nest of the dang things!
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Old 05-27-2015, 01:23 PM   #23253
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I'm getting ready for an afternoon with one of my closest friends.

We started making an afghan together for a special bride last year. She loved it and now we are just about to put our second one together. Now there is another who just got married (we thought we had until next year), two more engagements and 3 babies! We actually have people asking us to make one for them to give to someone! Never thought this would become a "job", but we love to get together to plan, put together and just have fun. We do the crocheting separately mostly from scrap yarns we have in our well loaded wool stashes!
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Old 05-27-2015, 04:08 PM   #23254
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I'm getting ready for an afternoon with one of my closest friends.

We started making an afghan together for a special bride last year. She loved it and now we are just about to put our second one together. Now there is another who just got married (we thought we had until next year), two more engagements and 3 babies! We actually have people asking us to make one for them to give to someone! Never thought this would become a "job", but we love to get together to plan, put together and just have fun. We do the crocheting separately mostly from scrap yarns we have in our well loaded wool stashes!
Sounds like a lot of fun. There is something special when a bunch of women get together for the purpose of accomplishing something for another person. Your fingers seem to fly faster. For the ladies in your group.

When I go to Winthrop, they have a knitting group that meets Tuesday and Thursday. I plan all my appointments for those two days. Even though they call it a knitting club, we crochet, do needle work (me and one other) and any other hand craft that is one's fancy. They make baby hats for the newborns at a hospital in town. And one woman make outfits for burial of stillborns or those that didn't make it. One woman makes complete "take baby home in" outfits. Each person has their own agenda. Except me. I do my needlework. The skills of these women is amazing. I can knit and crochet, but I prefer needlework. It is a fun way to pass the time.
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That's awesome, LP. I've got afghans and shawls from way back that my late mother and gma made, some of them I still use.

Addie, glad to hear you do needlework so often. Do you have any pics of your work that you'd care to share?

I have a gorgeous quilt that my grandmother hand stitched from remnants of clothes I wore as a little child.
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Old 05-29-2015, 01:56 AM   #23256
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That's awesome, LP. I've got afghans and shawls from way back that my late mother and gma made, some of them I still use.

Addie, glad to hear you do needlework so often. Do you have any pics of your work that you'd care to share?

I have a gorgeous quilt that my grandmother hand stitched from remnants of clothes I wore as a little child.
Yes I do. I will have to hunt for it on the computer. I have way too many pics on this dang computer. I need to put them on a disc.
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Thanks Addie and Cheryl,
It is a lot of fun and a great way to forget all your aches, pains and troubles!

Addie, I would love to see some of your needlework if you have pictures.

Cheryl, cherish those treasures from your Mom and Grandma. I have some from my Mom that I love. In fact, when we were cleaning out the apartment when Dad came to live with us, my sister and I found a tote with a bunch of items that none of us knew my Mom had made. One is a white boy's sweater with coloured "crayons" on front and back. It is about a 3 year-old size. I held on to all of the stuff not knowing what to do with it. My nephew and his wife just had a baby boy and so I whipped up a stuffed elephant for them from TB and I and wrapped up the sweater with a card saying with love from your great grandma Pat. They live in Toronto so called when they got it and were so thrilled. I know my Mom would be happy for sure!

I'm sipping some peppermint tea in hopes of stopping my cough so I can get some sleep soon. This is becoming a nightly occurrence!
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Thanks Addie and Cheryl,
It is a lot of fun and a great way to forget all your aches, pains and troubles!

Addie, I would love to see some of your needlework if you have pictures.

Cheryl, cherish those treasures from your Mom and Grandma. I have some from my Mom that I love. In fact, when we were cleaning out the apartment when Dad came to live with us, my sister and I found a tote with a bunch of items that none of us knew my Mom had made. One is a white boy's sweater with coloured "crayons" on front and back. It is about a 3 year-old size. I held on to all of the stuff not knowing what to do with it. My nephew and his wife just had a baby boy and so I whipped up a stuffed elephant for them from TB and I and wrapped up the sweater with a card saying with love from your great grandma Pat. They live in Toronto so called when they got it and were so thrilled. I know my Mom would be happy for sure!

I'm sipping some peppermint tea in hopes of stopping my cough so I can get some sleep soon. This is becoming a nightly occurrence!
What a nice story, LP. I do treasure those - I feel kind of bad that the quilt my grandma made is carefully packed in a storage box, but I just don't want anything to happen to it from everyday life. You've inspired me though - I might get it out and put it on the bed in the guest room. At least I'd be able to look at it now and then. That's what she would have wanted, after all.

Hope you feel better.
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:51 PM   #23259
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What a nice story, LP. I do treasure those - I feel kind of bad that the quilt my grandma made is carefully packed in a storage box, but I just don't want anything to happen to it from everyday life. You've inspired me though - I might get it out and put it on the bed in the guest room. At least I'd be able to look at it now and then. That's what she would have wanted, after all.

Hope you feel better.

Use the quilt, Cheryl! I have several treasured quilts, made by both DH's and my great grandmother and other relatives. They won't keep you warm when you're no longer here and don't need them anymore!

I keep one on the guest bed, and rotate. They were made to be used and loved.
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I am sitting here with a dumb look on my face. Have any of you seen the ad for the Samsung Washer with a built in sink? It is a top loader.

The purpose of the sink is to handle tough stains like blood or hand wash your delicates. It has a surface similar to those scrubbing boards that your grandparents might have used. It allows you to scrub any tough stains out before you put it in the washer.

Do we need one of these? The price starts at the $800 mark and goes all the way up to the $1,000+ mark.

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