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OT: Guess What We Got Today??

Glad to hear that you got snow. We got some the other week here in FL (where I live during the Winter), close to Daytona. It is rare to get snow here, too, but I was happy that the children might have gotten a chance to see it. Barbara in FL
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Bobbie Sews Moore
I know that this won't excite the many of you who live where it snows, but we're in the desert here and it's unusual for us. It didn't snow at our home, but we live at the feet of the Superstition Mountains (Lost Dutchman Mine, ghost towns, Tortilla Flat, etc)and you don't see it much. I got a couple of pictures, but nowhere to post them, but I was so excited that I wanted to share it with you all!
Mary in Mesa
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Cornwoman
And guess what we got today? SEVENTY-THREE degrees! And then it's supposed to snow in two days! Yesterday's high was 41 and I woke this morning to 63 by 8 a.m.. This is one big-time confused winter! Sheesh.....
Leslie, Missy & The Furbabies in MO. with high winds and a flash flood watch with T-storms tonight!
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Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
Mary -- you may want to start your own Webshots album ... several of us post pictures there. It is free... and very user friendly to upload your pictures!
I'd love to see your quilts... and your snow! (Although since January 1 we've had abour 24 inches of our own!)
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Kate in MI
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Kate G.
I am in the so cal high desert and always think snow is worth getting excited about! I never saw snow actually falling until I was over 30. It was such and amazing thing. The mountains all around us are loaded with snow right now but I think I am the only flake around down in town. lol Taria
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Taria
It snowed here today, too, but that's not unusual for Minnesota in February. We've had about 30 inches so far this winter, about average for this time of year.
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Julia in MN
Thanks for the suggestion. I will see about doing that as soon as I can. And Daria........I would love to be a flake...oh wait!! I think I already might be! lol
I'm off to get some boring groceries at WallyWorld so that I can pick up a few prints that will be perfect for the baby quilt that I'm making for a guild contest. Then I'm going to my LQS to get the rest of the fabrics needed for it, plus enough fabric to bind a wallhanging that I am making for my DH called "The Journey".
Mary in Mesa
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Cornwoman
And just 'who' is your LQS? Since I 'know' where Wally World is in Mesa (took SIL there after C-mas as she doesn't have a WW near where she lives)...it shouldn't be too hard to find.
We MUST have a meet-up since I live north of you in FHills.
Butterfly (WHOOOOOOOO-HOOOO another meet-up in the planning)
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Butterflywings
Mary, we lived in Tempe for 20 years before moving to Land Of Snow (Washington State). It snowed one year, about enough to cover the winter rye grass, and the kids were so thrilled. And the desert was gorgeous with that frosting.
Sunny
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Sunny

It's 67F here and I spent some time in the outbuilding looking for my clear plastic templates. I didn't find them. My husband picked up some new poster board this morning so I can make more 12" and 14" graphs squares to make my own designs and templates.
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Marie Dodge
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I get excited over snow, too, Mary, after living in the desert for so long. We have some on our mountains here, and DH and I saw lots on Saturday going through the pass to get to Bakersfield and back home again.
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Sandy
The drive over Tehachapi is pretty to me even in the dead of summer. I bet it was really pretty last weekend! How are the pups doing? Taria
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Taria
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It *was* really pretty, Taria. :) The pup is doing well, though we're still working on the house training thing. :S But she's alove and likes nothing better than a wild "zoom" around the house or yard, followed by a nap in my lap -- which means I'm doing a *lot* of one-handed typing these days! LOL!
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Sandy
My LQS is The Quilter's Oasis, which is located at Crismon and Baseline on the southwest corner. It's in one of the strip shopping centers in one of the buildings out on the Crismon side. The shop has grown leaps and bounds since last year, and I think she's been in business 3 years now. Kathy Reynolds owns the place, and there are quite a few really nice women working there now.
That's where I went this morning, as a matter of fact. I needed binding fabric for the wallhanging for my DH, called "The Journey". Also, I needed brights for a baby quilt that I am designing and making for a contest that my guild is having April 4th. They gave us one piece of fabric that we have to use some of in the front of the quilt. I left there having spent a cool fortune but brought home some great stuff.
Which WallyWorld in Mesa/Apache Junction...we have several...??? I live about halfway between the one on Apache Trail in AJ and the one at Signal Butte and US 60/Baseline area. The one in AJ still has a fabric dept, and the other (new one) doesn't.
I used to buy my interfacings, fleece, patterns, buttons, zippers, etc mostly. But if I'm making Hawaiian shirts for my hubby (I've had tons of people try to pay me to make them to sell!) or a craft project like rice bags, etc I go there. I have bought some fabric in there for a couple of matching baby quilts because I could not find that particular print anywhere online or in person in that exact colorway.
You'd think that we might have met, but you never know! Which of the foothills do you live near? I noticed this morning that not only did the Superstitions have snow, but that middle set of mountains got even more snow and me without a camera!!
I would love to get a chance to meet you sometime.
Mary in Mesa
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Cornwoman
You would have enjoyed it last year about this time. We had snow on the ground in some areas, about 5 miles from our house there was enough that they were interviewing people at the gas station there in thongs/sandals in snow deep enough for snowball fights and a snowman. Of course, it was gone for the most part by that evening. It did major damage to the plant life around here though. We lost one of our trees and a hibiscus plant.
What part of WA? It's so beautiful up there! We have family in Gig Harbor, and my longtime quilting email buddy lives in Spokane. Do you belong to that WA State online group that does the infamous annual block exchange??
Mary in Mesa
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Cornwoman
Fountain Hills, off El Pueblo Blvd. Been here since Turkey Weekend a year ago. Been in AZ since the end of June 06. Sorry, I didn't realize there were more than one in the area....it's the one that you drive East heading out of Mesa... not sure what street its on. Thinking it's relatively new? It does have fabric as I asked if they knew if they had Puzzle Glue and the gal up front sent me to the Fabric Dept. Didn't take time to check out that area......SIL was with us--thus our trip to WW. I usually don't shop there .......... I've been to Sally's, (where they fix the SM's), and they did a SM cleaning for me at no charge since I was 'new'. Have to go back as now I can't move the 'feed dogs' into the down position. Really just learning this whole area....so I can't quite place where the LQS is--altho I do know where Baseline is as I have been on it.
Butterfly
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Butterflywings
Fountain Hills is quite a ways from here, but relatively speaking compared to the others, we're neighbors!! It's beautiful up there too, and my DH and I have come through there sometimes when coming home from visiting family in north Scottsdale, Wilhoit and Skull Valley. Red Mountain is between your area and mine, and is gorgeous as well.
There are many that would qualify as east out of Mesa, but the one near me that has a fabric dept is very old. Sally's is where I got my hated Pfaff. The guy who owns/manages the Sally's on Main is really very nice. Baseline is a very, very long road just south of US 60, and extends through a number of cities. If you want to email me privately, I'd be happy to give you directions to get there from Fountain Hills.
Mary in Mesa
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Cornwoman

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