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  • Birthday 07/15/1955

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    Reading, sewing, knitting, quilting; amateur protographer; beginning gardener/prepper. Dachshunds!!

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  1. Thanks everyone; I've been really enjoying doing it; hadn't done any quilting in a long time, and I'm having fun getting back into it! Getting used to this photobucket thing, too...Here's two new pictures of the most recent progress that I added to the photobucket "album..." Don't know if you can tell, but I just have a couple of blocks left to do, then I need to add borders and quilt it...it's taking me longer than I thought it would, but it shouldn't take too much longer. The embroidered circle is something I've been playing around with for the center of the quilt. My machine has an attachment for circular machine embroidery that I've been wanting to try out. I'm still working the kinks out, as you can see...the ends of the circle aren't joining up just right, but you can still get the idea. For some odd reason, when I copied the link from photobucket, the writing looks "reversed" when I posted it here, although it looks fine on the photobucket website? Odd... Good idea? Bad?
  2. Lunamother, I didn't get anything from you yet; I just went through my list to double check, too...when did you send it? I really hope that it comes on Monday; that's my last day in this house! Well, if it doesn't, I'll tell the new owners I'm expecting something and to give it to one of my old neighbors for forwarding...I'll be in the area for several days at least, so I'll be sure to get it. Let's keep our fingers crossed that it will be delivered on Monday!
  3. PICTURES!!!! (I think....this is my first photobucket attempt) Thanks to Amishway Homesteaders for help in doing this! Let me know if anyone is having problems viewing... http://s338.photobucket.com/albums/n422/Abigail_B_photos/
  4. How lovely! What a wonderful home...
  5. Very good idea; I've started something similar; I have about two dozen cloth diapers and a couple packs of pins...I also have downloaded and saved on my hard drive patterns and instructions for making all in one style diapers...with waterproof covers and velcro. I'd need to learn the ins and outs of cloth diapering myself, though! I tried it and gave up in frustration at the overwhelming chore I found it to be...I'm afraid I'm one of those who added to the landfill problems with disposable diapers for my four children... Oh, well, at least I breastfed...very few formula containers from me! I have a couple of cookbooks for toddlers too...saved from when my kids were young. Maybe I need to keep them with the "baby" things, rather than with the cookbooks! Another thing I have is a couple of references on breastfeeding. Hopefully when the time comes for my three daughters and one daughter-in-law, I'll be here to give suggestions and advice on this subject if it's needed. But if I'm not, having access to this information is critical, IMO. I think that many people give up trying to breastfeed when they run into problems due to a lack of practical help and encouragement. In hard times, having an unlimited supply of milk, with no need to worry about sterilization or bottle paraphernalia, would be worth more than gold...passing along the mother's antibodies to the baby would also help prevent illness...valuable anytime, but particularly during difficult times. Trouble is...breastfeeding isn't completely an instinct. It's a learned skill in many ways. Your post reminds me of the need to print out key articles I've saved on my computer. I often hesitate to print things out right away due to the high cost of printer ink. I need to go through what I have and print out key articles, though. Another thing...I sew, and have saved patterns for baby clothes. This may be a good prep...a few well-chosen multi-size unisex patterns for baby clothes...for clothes of ANY age, for that matter! Like you've pointed out, it's impossible to store enough clothes for growing children...they could even be made from worn-out adult clothes, if need be...but the project would be SO much easier with patterns to follow! Great thread;
  6. Me too!! I'm really not a picky eater, but beans have never been my favorites. Finally, a couple of years back, I figured out that I liked cold, firm beans much better than "creamy" type beans. Sam's club has big gallon glass jars of four bean salad that I like chilled. It has red kidney beans, green beans, garbanzo beans, and wax beans. There is white onion in there too, as well as spices, which obviously include vinegar. I've seen canned bean salad in the groceries as well for smaller servings, but the big jars are cheaper... When I get settled, I was thinking of trying this as one of my first adventures in canning. The texture of the beans is so firm that I'll bet anything that the beans are not pre-cooked prior to canning, but that's just my very UNeducated guess... Any more recipes??? I'm all ears...
  7. What a coincidence that you know the guy...out of a bazillion links on the net!! Who'd have thought it! Love the conversion idea for a serger. Saving that page...need to keep my eye out for a deal on an old singer and a mechanical serger... If TSHTF, I'd miss my electronic machines almost as much as the internet...well, almost...LOL
  8. Originally Posted By: westbrook they took treadles and adapted them to electric.. but you can't take an electric and make it a treadle unless it is made for it. just go buy a treadle. Make sure it is complete .. base, machine, cabinet. the manual and attachments can be found on ebay. Don't try to get a machine then try to find a base and so on. try to stay with Singer as there are lots of repair parts and attachments and manuals still available. If you want to get really fancy... look for a Singer 401G ( I have one) but... you need to get one with a belt cover and a hand wheel geared for the belt. (I don't have those two parts. If I could get the specs, I would have them machined) Hey Westie! Take a look at this site. I googled the model number to see what machine you were talking about and up popped this page. This girl has BOTH a treadle power AND and electric power Singer 401G, and she discusses the differences with pictures. She even shows parts...thought you'd find it interesting. Here's the site: http://www.toolfool.org/sewing/401G-Treadle-and-Electric.htm
  9. NO INTERNET???????????? Personally, I'd sooner find alternatives for TP than for the net!!! Just sayin'... One thing to think about...communications problems after disasters (like Katrina) are guaranteed. During the evacuation, the internet was invaluable to get info on the disaster area. It was the ONLY reliable source, in fact...few ppl have ham radios, but most do have internet access. No internet??? Hello. My name is Abigail and I am an internet junkie...LOL Abigail P.S. Seriously, though...thanks for the ideas and links! They're great!
  10. Continuing to remember Gage and his family in my prayers. How very scary for you all; I think it's encouraging that he's not worsening... You know, my youngest just had an appendectomy this spring, and it was only in the early stages...she took quite a bit of time to recover even considering that we were lucky enough to catch it early, so try not to worry about Gage not bouncing back very quickly from this. Like I said, it's encouraging that his condition is not worsening. I know that the Lord has him in the palm of his hand through this.
  11. Beautiful carrots! I can't wait to see what a furry yellow hog looks like! Be SURE to post pictures of them!
  12. ((((Tracie)))) Bless your heart is right...the situation was enough to get on your last nerve! Hope you went to the BBQ AND took Mother's advice on what you HAVE accomplished. Just NOT being a sheeple and being aware of the problems around you concerning our food distribution networks is a VERY good thing! My jaw dropped at the $4.88 I just paid for no-brand-name store MILK. I was muttering comments to fellow shoppers and the cashier...I guess they were thinking I'd lost it too!
  13. Pre-boiled eggs. I couldn't believe what I was seeing...how hard is it to boil water???
  14. Praying for you...please get this done ASAP...we'll be praying!
  15. Praying for complete healing and for comfort for his family... ((((HUGS))))
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