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Hello,
This has been a terrible year for me, especially sewing & correspondence.  
Even with a new great-grandson, I can't get myself in gear to do much of  
anything.

But today, I really have felt good about sewing.  The placemats, I was  
making for my sister when she died, have all been put away and the machine  
cleaned, as well as most of the sewing room.
I cut out 2-cloth books for Nicholas, who will be 6-months old on Sunday;  
and I have the machine threaded to sew them tomorrow.  My daughter, his  
Grandmother, posted a short, 30-second video on Facebook last week of him  
finding a toy and holding it up, which was a hint to make him some books.  I  
made all the grandchildren several of these cloth books, using a good  
interfacing to make them durable, but washable & dryable for ease to keep  
clean.  All loved them.

And tonight, I am reading and posting on alt.sewing. I do feel good, like  
renewing old acquaintances I've missed.
Emily  


Re: I'm back again
On 10/15/2013 8:41 PM, CypSew wrote:
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It is especially good to hear from you, and with a positive note.  We're  
having a strange time of it lately.  Seems every time my husband keeps a  
medical appointment, they call to inform me he's being taken to the  
Emergency Room.  I'm threatening to take him to his appointments so that  
I can step in when necessary, since all they seem to do at the E.R. is  
give him lots of tests and "watch" him.  I can watch him at home a lot  
more cheaply.

I'm not completely out of the running here, either.  I'm having oxygen  
delivered this week to become my sleeping buddy.  According to my  
doctor, if I take in more oxygen at night, I'll sleep better and will  
heal.  The healing has to do with finally quitting the cigarette habit  
after 60 years.

Now I hope to hear a few more voices chime in.  Ladies?
--  
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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Le 16/10/2013 06:20, Pogonip a écrit :
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Not the best of years here either , I lost my maternal grandmother in  
February and last Friday my paternal Grandmother died also. We fly to  
the Uk tomorrow  for her funeral.
My health and the health of my immediate family is fine apart from my  
MIL going into a care home as FIL can no longer cope..

I just keep sewing... It's the best type of therapy IMHO

Kind words from groups like this are a balm also.
Keep going
--  
Claire in Montreal FRANCE
www.claireowenperso.free.fr

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Claire in France wrote:
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Claire, I'm so sorry to read about your grandmothers.  We all  
cherish  the love and skills passed from the older generations.

Beverly  


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Thank you all for you kind words I'm just back in from a lovely funeral  
is that isn't an oxymoron.

Many tears and much laughter. Onwards and upwards as Grandmother would say.

--  
Claire in Montreal FRANCE
www.claireowenperso.free.fr

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On 10/19/2013 8:58 AM, Claire in France wrote:
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If you have to have one, that's the best kind -- laughter along with the  
tears.  May we all be remembered with laughter and warm feelings.
--  
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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Claire, you are in my thought.
Barbara in FL


Le 16/10/2013 06:20, Pogonip a écrit :
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Not the best of years here either , I lost my maternal grandmother in
February and last Friday my paternal Grandmother died also. We fly to
the Uk tomorrow  for her funeral.
My health and the health of my immediate family is fine apart from my
MIL going into a care home as FIL can no longer cope..

I just keep sewing... It's the best type of therapy IMHO

Kind words from groups like this are a balm also.
Keep going
--  
Claire in Montreal FRANCE
www.claireowenperso.free.fr  


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Pogonip wrote:
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I'll chime in, though no one has ever accused me of being a
"lady"!  :-)

Congratulations on kicking the filthy weed.  I stopped a  
three-pack-a-day habit in '75, best thing I ever did for myself.  I  
think the added pounds are less likely to kill me than tobacco  
smoke.

My sewing has been confined to making custom aprons for gifts and  
this [......] raincoat.  I also have several embroidery projects in  
the queue.

Beverly


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Congratulations on quitting smoking!
Barbara, was in SC,  now in FL


On 10/15/2013 8:41 PM, CypSew wrote:
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It is especially good to hear from you, and with a positive note.  We're  
having a strange time of it lately.  Seems every time my husband keeps a  
medical appointment, they call to inform me he's being taken to the  
Emergency Room.  I'm threatening to take him to his appointments so that  
I can step in when necessary, since all they seem to do at the E.R. is  
give him lots of tests and "watch" him.  I can watch him at home a lot  
more cheaply.

I'm not completely out of the running here, either.  I'm having oxygen  
delivered this week to become my sleeping buddy.  According to my  
doctor, if I take in more oxygen at night, I'll sleep better and will  
heal.  The healing has to do with finally quitting the cigarette habit  
after 60 years.

Now I hope to hear a few more voices chime in.  Ladies?
--  
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
We've slightly trimmed the long signature. Click to see the full one.
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On 10/18/2013 6:13 AM, Bobbie Sews more wrote:
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Thank you.  I'm still sort of amazed.  ;-)  Only took 60 years.....
--  
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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CypSew wrote:
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So sorry about your sister's death.  I'm glad things are better,  
Emily. It's fun sewing for little ones!

I have been busy making custom aprons for holiday gifts and a doggie  
raincoat (with four legs yet!) for DD's precious Cavalier King  
Charles Spaniel.  They are going to spend some time on Vancouver  
island in November and don't want to deal with wet dog while on  
vacation.  Today I'm finishing it up, adding the Velcro and leash  
ring.

This was my first experience with drafting a pattern from scratch,  
it's been.... interesting.

Beverly  


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I am curious about the cloth books.  From your message it sounds like yours are
-not- some sort of ready printed cloth kit.  So I am guessing these are from
some sort of pattern or, even better, each unique of your own creation.  I make
many original items with out patterns.  So I have an interest in what type of
books these cloth books be.  Seeing your post I am imagining making cloth books
for my grandsons that help teach buttons, zippers, Velcro, hooks and ties.  Or
maybe a cloth book that could hold small toys in a pocket on a the page with the
word machined next to it.


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It's good to see you posting again!  I had problems with this new computer  
but now it is all right.  Now that I am in FL I stay busy in the park and  
haven't got the SM set up yet, but I plan to get a lot of sewing done  
starting in a few weeks.
Barbara, now in FL, was in SC


Hello,
This has been a terrible year for me, especially sewing & correspondence.
Even with a new great-grandson, I can't get myself in gear to do much of
anything.

But today, I really have felt good about sewing.  The placemats, I was
making for my sister when she died, have all been put away and the machine
cleaned, as well as most of the sewing room.
I cut out 2-cloth books for Nicholas, who will be 6-months old on Sunday;
and I have the machine threaded to sew them tomorrow.  My daughter, his
Grandmother, posted a short, 30-second video on Facebook last week of him
finding a toy and holding it up, which was a hint to make him some books.  I
made all the grandchildren several of these cloth books, using a good
interfacing to make them durable, but washable & dryable for ease to keep
clean.  All loved them.

And tonight, I am reading and posting on alt.sewing. I do feel good, like
renewing old acquaintances I've missed.
Emily  



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Emily, I'm so glad your back. Now that I'm home for the winter I have  
the ability to post again. I found difficult to deal  with my lack of  
good internet connections this  this summer.

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