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TUESDAY

Another problem has arisen out of the addy problem. Apparently the live steel folks were trying to reach me to verify space at Cattle Raids. Opps, I hadn't even thought of them. I wonder how the church counsel will feel about that, and only two weeks to clear it. Quite aside from space for them... ow, ow, ow.

Made a bunch of phonecalls to arrange for the site survey at Kronberg. We're going out at Thursday to familiarize my crew with the layout. I want to check the length of the head table, verify how we're setting up for 60 in the hall, and firm up the locations of sunshades for vigil and other activities. I just wish Pennsic hadn't gotten in the way of going out a little earlier in the month as this last two weeks is becoming rather full. We've got a demo to go to this Saturday on top of everything else.

Tonight for a little change of pace I spent a little time putting together my nine-patch blocks into a single Irish Chain top, then started putting corners on the four patches.
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FRIDAY

When we first bought this house we bought our first mower too. A few years ago when that mower failed Leofwyna got me a self-propelled mower and I found it good! I got out early this afternoon and mowed half the yard and after resting awhile I went back out late this afternoon and mowed the rest. I think when it's time to replace this mower it will be time to get a riding mower.

The ground was still somewhat wet and normally I would have waited another day for it to dry more but a) it's been ten days already and the grass was getting long, and b) it's supposed to rain again tomorrow and I don't trust it to wait until evening to do so.

Tonight I put together the first batiste 'cuddle' quilt; there's enough stuff for about half a dozen of 'em.
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WEDNESDAY

I slept in late so not much was knocked off the to-do list. I did cut some more of the batiste blends down for 'cuddle' quilts and went to Moot where we firmed up plans for JAV and Lilies. An extra Moot is on the agenda next Wednesday as well. I joined a large contingent that descended upon Red Robin to extend the evening's discussions.
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TUESDAY

Cut more of the salvaged batiste blends preparing to do up some 'cuddle' quilts for the neonatal care unit at the hospital. They're used there over the incubators to darken and muffle the environment for the babies and then given to the family when the baby checks out of the hospital. Leofwyna has said she'll help me with finishing the pieced tops.

While Leofwyna was getting ready to go to work today she pointed out that Walgrens had Pepsi on sale and then made out a list of other things she wanted from their sale circular so I found myself out in the damp chill on an errand run to Walgrens.

I removed myself from Facebook today. I don't really use it and I don't like what I'm hearing about the site. I'll miss the occasional window into some local friends' day to day activities but not enough to chance other more unpleasant intrusions. I've got enough with Calonlist, Magmor list, Bloglines and LiveJournal to go on with.
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MONDAY

It was a dim and rainy day here. Much better than what went on down in Kansas and Oklahoma... nasty multiple tornados all over the place. Having dealt with tornados in Grand Island in June 1980 I know when I'm well off. Anyway, I stayed in and did laundry, started cutting some pieces for 'cuddle' quilts and when Leofwyna got up she ordered out for pizza having been put on call for her add-a-shift day.
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SATURDAY

I started the day with a list of errands. First, tried to find Gyda's place to pick up the Runestaff; phonebook directions to their street was no good so next went to Sash's to call Gyda and pick up Goldkey tubs. Found Isabeau and Carlos there already and they offered to guide me to Gyda's. We loaded up the Goldkey and two bags of Sash scraps. With their help found Gyda's apartment where Runestaffs were laying outside the door; Gyda had found something to do with the day and was gone. Stopped in at Carlos'to pick up Kestral scrolls to paint for Lilies. Stopped in at Tamasin's to help her re-learn to cast on for some knitting. Back at home I sorted through Sash's scraps [there's some great pieces, even some quilters' cotton]. Leofwyna went off to work in the rain. I spent the evening piecing more of my own scraps and running a couple loads through the washer.

SUNDAY

At Herdmaster there were five fighters participating: Michail, Saraphina, Zino, Reinhart, and Callaghan. It was Callaghan who defeated Zino in the final bout of the tournament to become Herdmaster.
There were nominations for Herd driver... Gyda, Chiara, Maire, Odierne and Yoichi. The 'herd' selected Yoichi for the Herd Driver.
Theron the Bookseller is the new Espiritu. Viljhalmr Half Troll is now a member of the Fhianna. Maire received a Cambroges. Jwelda won the on-site brown-bag A&S competition for her leather pouch and cloak. There was music and dancing. There was wonderful food.
Leofwyna woke in time to arrive for feast and enjoyed the new Mag Mor baby for awhile too.
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TUESDAY

It rained through the morning and well into the afternoon. A good day to stay in and play in the internet and then play with the fabric scraps some more.

WEDNESDAY

Danger, danger... caught a horrendous computer virus... too late in the day apparently to reach the office that can deal with the problem.

THURSDAY

Spent hours attempting to contact, contacting and then waiting for the cleaning up process but finally about 6pm I was able to get back on the computer. It was a dreadful experience... however did I used to manage without it? Anyway, I finally was able to work on the Runstaff and get it sent out to Gyda for printing, whew!

FRIDAY

When the sun broke through this afternoon I went out to deal with a list of errands I'd accumulated this week. Returned an overdue book and extended an audiobook at the library; picked up my prescription [ouch - the new insurance doesn't pick up much of that bill]; stopped in at the mechanic 'cause the car is running rough again [still?] and made an appointment for a diagnostic test Monday; and stopped in for Goodwill's 99-cent sales but didn't find much [just a couple cotton shirts and two demi-bushel baskets].

Back at home I pulled a box out of storage and sorted through some geneology notebooks and wiped down the cover of my Rector book with clorox/water to remove potential mildew. That's something else I want to get back into once we have the house whipped back into shape. Meanwhile I put most of it back in a fresh box back in storage.

Tonight a great black cloud rolled through with immense lightning displays... I spent a good deal of time watching the show.
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THURSDAY

Leofwyna got up early today to get turned around for the weekend. To help her keep active and awake we drove up to Omaha to shop for cruise clothes. [She's going to Alaska on this summer.] We hit a bunch of shops and she found the absolutely necessary items and a couple extras then she treated me at Cheesecake Factory for supper. I do love the Thai Lettuce Wraps and the Pineapple upside-down cheesecake. On the way home we stopped in at Brass Armadillo and perused about half the store before her feet and our time ran out.

FRIDAY

We got up and loaded the van to head out for an event weekend. Before getting out of town we were distracted by a few garage sales. Leofwyne found an unusual wool Army blanket she'll make another chaparone from. We got almost to Nebraska City when Leofwyna realized her garb was still hanging on her bedroom door. Two hours later we were back to that point and any thoughts of stops along the way were tabled for some other trip. We arrived at our crash site in good time though so all was well.

SATURDAY

We went to Caleigh with our guest, Greg, and had a nice time at a sweetly laid-back event with perfectly beautiful spring weather. Leofwyna is really good with the patter about SCA so I let her fill Greg in on all the details. We watched the fighting, archery and Highland games, visited with their excellencies and eavesdropped on some Vatavian shenanigans. At the end of the day Greg treated us to a steak dinner at a place he likes before crashing back at his place.

I offered him tent space if he should want to check us out at Lilies this summer but somehow I doubt he'll take me up on it.

SUNDAY

During the odd free moments and quiet afternoons I've been putting random leftover scraps together crazy-style and I'll assemble them strippie-wise with leftover blocks for a donation quilt top.

MONDAY

Got out in the garden and turned over the four cleared beds and put in the potato sets and the big broccoli seedlings. I also mowed the verges and backyard. I'm letting the sqill and windflowers have one more week before I mow the frontyard.
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SUNDAY

The Halftroll called off today's garden session and postponed it to Tuesday. I can't say I'm sorry as I'm feeling exceedingly stiff myself. I spent the day alternating between the computer and sewing the 'spiral' blocks I found pieces for in the scrap box. Leofwyna treated me to supper at Valentino's this evening.

MONDAY

I made Leofwyna's run to the post office to send off her registered letter. After she got up and left for other errands I got two-thirds of the lawn mown. I wanted to get something done from the to do list that would leave enough energy available for tomorrow's garden session. The mower is running a little roughly so I suppose I'll have to get it in for servicing before the season really takes off. Just before I headed off to bed I helped hold things steady in the garage while she put up the shelving on the north wall. She's stepped strongly into that project this weekend so it's off my to do list. [Happy dancing would occur if I weren't already a little stiff.]
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SATURDAY-SUNDAY

After digging through several dozen boxes in the storage room I found a couple pieces of fabric perfect to make inner borders to zip up the log cabin top I've been putting together. I also had to break out enough more fabric bits to extend the pieced border another foot or two and made four more log cabin blocks for the corners. This turned out to be a really handsome full-to-queen size quilt top and I look forward to quilting it up... someday. I also found the tote that has some previously made quilt tops, including the pink sunburst top which was the last one I pieced more than 3 years ago.

MONDAY

When Leofwyna got up today we went out and spent a couple hours in the garage shifting stuff so we could remove the old shelves from the north wall. We want to get the nice shelves put up there and get the garage reorganized this spring. I'm planning on reusing the good brackets to put one long shelf back on the wall, above the window, to put the ice chests on. They're lightweight and this will keep them up out of the way.

While I was going through boxes the other day I ran across a quilt scrap box and today I started putting some four-patches in it together with a cute vintage fabric as alternate blocks. The vintage fabric is an odd dusty dark turquoise with chartreause and pink kids playing with balloons. I made these four-patches years ago before the foundation work was done so it feels good to be putting this together finally. Leofwyna has commented that she's glad to see me doing this again, too.

TUESDAY

I made a quick run to the grocery store for bread and Pepsi I found a lovely pork roast (manager's special) for Thursday. The car is idling very roughly and is being 'herky' so I call the mechanic for an appointment; looks like a predicted maintenance will take place a month earlier than predicted.

WEDNESDAY

The car was behaving itself just fine today while I hit the thrift stores and headed across town to A&S. I found a nice rose wool blanket, a cordial bottle, a cookbook and VCR tapes of Anna of Avonlea among other odds and ends.

I found candied orange peel in the clearance basket at IGA yesterday. Mmm, I want to make orange walnut cookies this weekend. The cookbook I found has a recipe I lost thirty years ago so I will be making chewy walnut bars sometime soon. Leofwyna has pointed out I still have a canister of crystalized ginger in the pantry to use in quickbread. I definitely see some baking in my future.

I've been piecing some more four-patches from the loose scraps to go along with the remaining four-patches for a future project. I also started piecing bits and strings too small to get decent squares from primarily to get said bits under control.

THURSDAY

I got up briskly this morning in order to take the car to the mechanic to check into this engine check light and the 'herkiness'. Found it's the plugs and wires so I've got an appointment to go back tomorrow to deal with it.

I looked for fabric to border the not-quite-big-enough quilt-top with the dusty dark turquoise vintage fabric and found something perfect to finish it with. I'd thought it would be a lot-lot-lot harder to find something suitable.

Back at home I put the pork in the crockpot with a couple ribs of celery, a clementine (peel and flesh) and several peppercorns. I'll add potatoes and carrots later this afternoon.

This evening I got the borders on the four-patch quilt top and it turned out really great. I also made up the binding for both this top and the log cabin top just to make sure I don't accidently use up that fabric in some other project before this one is completed. These things sometimes happens ya'know.
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FRIDAY

It was supposed to rain this morning but it didn't. I still didn't get out into the garden to start work there; my middle name should be procrastination! I watered and set the two flats of seed pots out on the sunny step for the afternoon AND remembered to bring them in again.

Although it was a pretty day I spent the afternoon on the computer doing job searches. One of the aps I sent off is on UNL campus which I'd really like to get back to especially for the benefits.

In the evening I sewed together the log cabin blocks. I need to find a bit of fabric for an inner border and binding before I put the pieced borders on. I know I have a backing fabric in my stash somewhere for this then I can baste it for quilting.
patable2010: (Saxon)
FRIDAY

Rode to coronation with Sabi (part of our arrangement for the gwazi coat and belt.) and Aibhilin who Sabi talked into going at the last minute. This made a nice travel set. We stayed at Olga's which Sabi was able to arrange through her household relationships so I got a chance to meet and get to know that remarkable woman. We got in about 12:30.

SATURDAY

The step down at morning court was charmingly orchestrated to be brief. I 'specially enjoyed his majesty assigning his children to escort their mother from court after she set aside her crown. This was an unusual event in that feast was at noon instead of in the evening. This unfortunately made me rather lethargic for the afternoon and fighting the drowsys during afternoon court. I did make significant progress on the green stockings I've had in my basket over a year now after starting over the toes so many times trying to get them right. I have them both nearly to begin turning the heel.

We joined six others, including Olga and Fionna, for supper. We stopped in for a short while at revel but left before any significant mayhem developed.

SUNDAY

We were up and on the road by 9am in the rain and I dozed a great deal between St Louis and Kansas City although I feel like I followed the storyline of the Elizabeth Lowell book we were listening to. In Kansas City we stopped for lunch at Mama's, a place featured a while back on "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives". I enjoyed my Baltimore Melt and Carrotcake very much. I was home and collapsed in front of the TV with cat in lap by 7pm but Leofwyna wasn't home from her evening until after ten. I did spend some of the evening stitching up the borders for the log cabin quilt... looks like there may have been just about the right amount of the strips. If I do have to extend it, it won't be by very much. Just gotta find a place to lay it out to distribute the vivid bits evenly.
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THURSDAY

Worked through my paperwork today and did a preliminary run through the taxwork. I couldn't finish up those forms until Leofwyna works up hers but I think I'm going to like getting those checks. I put together the other eight log cabin blocks I needed and prepared the leftover strips for a pieced border.

FRIDAY

Packed and loaded up for the trip to coronation. I'll be out the door shortly.
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WEDNESDAY

Got out to check the 50% clothing sale at Salvation Army but didn't find a single thing tempting. Upon realizing I'd forgotten to set the VCR today I went back home instead of continuing to this evening's A&S which I think was going to be dance practice for JAV. Instead I spent the evening dis-assembling the pinwheel quilt top I've thought was my Great-Aunt Edna's... but upon this closer view of the fabrics (several I recognize from her scraps which I inherited) I now think maybe my mother made it. Anyway, now that the mildew has been taken care of I'll true it up, put it back together and finish it. This one I'll probably keep.
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SUNDAY

I made another fourteen log cabin blocks and sized out the log cabin blocks I'd made and then made repairs on a few that sized out too small. When Leofwyna got up we went to supper at Chili's (baby back ribs and onion strings, yum) and a movie. We saw Green Zone which was big on both action and making us think deep thoughts afterward although there's no indication any of this was based on a real story. I certainly don't like the idea of what some thoughtless or conniving politicians might have done, or currently be doing, to us.

MONDAY

I put the two chickens I found on manager's sale Saturday on to cook this afternoon so Leofwyna could make noodles for our supper. I cooled and boned the birds while Leofwyna ran some errands before a late supper. (I waited for her to make noodles because hers are nice and tender where mine turn out doughy and tough.)

My Hillshire Farm Cheddarwurst was on sale too; I put six packages in the freezer and two in the fridge but one of those has been broached already. Love 'em as Dilly Dogs... bread, wurst and dill pickle relish, nom nom nom.

I laid out blocks and figured out my lay out. Discovered I had one more red one than I needed and I need to make four more each of the blue and brown blocks before I can put this top together. I'll use the leftover strips to make a border tha will bring the size up to a regular bed-sized quilt.

TUESDAY

Today I ran several sets of vintage quilt blocks and three vintage quilt tops through the wash (on a very brief gentle agitation and then an hour long soak) with Pine Sol to defeat the mildew smell. (They were in the bottom box in the corner where we find there's still been moisture in the basement spare room.) After washing I did NOT tumble them dry. The quilt tops got laid out in the living room (winter dry air did the rest) and I dry ironed the blocks dry, blocking them as I did so. I MUST find the fabrics I know I purchased to put those blocks together into tops. I do want to get all of these hand quilted eventually but if they doget boxed up again they will stay on the sewing room shelves, high and dry!
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SUNDAY-SATURDAY

My very bad... not posting for a full week. I knew if I got involved in piecing for a quilt everything else would get neglected. Today is National Quilting Day though and it feels real good to have 57 log cabin blocks completed this week, although I need to do nearly as many again to have a full sized quilt top. I spent several days ironing and sorting the materials I'd washed, then another couple days cutting the strips before getting into the piecing. With the snow we had this week it was easy to stay in and apply myself to this project.

Spring is welcome... I'm getting mentally prepared to plunge into yardwork, gardening and cleaning up the garage prior to emptying the boxes in the spare room out onto pallets in the garage. This summer we'll sort and price this stuff for another (hopefully last for a long time) rummage sale.

In moving some of these boxes in the spare room the other day we found mildew in the corner wall and moisture on the floor. This is very bad as the insurance company had repaired this room after a water leak outside on this side of the house. That particular water pipe under our driveway and garage was completely sealed off and a different one installed to the neighbor through the city verge and we were told nothing further needed to be done about our foundation. Leofwyna is even more unhappy about all this than I am.
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WEDNESDAY

I stopped in at Salvation Army for the 50% sale on clothing. Picked up a couple cotton shirts, a puzzle and the prettiest crystal candlestick currently in our glass candlestick collection. Then after moot tonight the finance committee voted to accept my bid for Cattle Raids next August. Eep, I'm an autocrat.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY

On these two Leofwyna's work days I pulled up the two baskets of stripped cottons I have and ran the seven loads through a hot wash and hot dry to add them to the cotton stash. While that was going on I sorted piles and found another basketful of thrift store cottons to strip too. I am going to be piecing quilt tops again soon as the colorful mental images are piling up along with these fabrics. First off I'm thinking to use the narrow bits for a log cabin.

SATURDAY

Joined up with Leofwyna's household for supper at Parker's Barbeque. The rest of the day was spent still working on the cotton stash.
FRIDAY

Finally bagged up the last of the consignment returns which will be going to the Salvation Army sometime next week. Packed up a suit and tops to be mailed out to a blogger friend. Made a quick run to JoAnne's for thread and was able to finish putting together the green Norman tunic for gold key though I still need to find the trim for it. Since Leofwyna still wasn't feeling so good I rousted up leftovers for us for supper.

SATURDAY

Being determined to find some green/white trim I know is buried somewhere in the spare room I moved 2-3 dozen boxes, opening each lid to peek in, and eventually found trim which it should have been with if I still had it. No joy.

I did pull three boxes in the process. Two went upstairs to go out of the house to the Salvation Army being denim things for a project long forgotten and no longer desired. (Or maybe Master Gerald is still looking for denim for his buffing wheel; I must check on that.) The third box was quilt blocks ready to be assembled into 2-3 tops. Now I just need to locate the fabrics needed to go with the blocks for this purpose. Another day going through boxes must happen soon for this.
WEDNESDAY

Slipped away while Leofwyna slept to go to the Wednesday 50% clothing sale at Salvation Army. Found a cotton flannel shirt for Leofwyna she'd requested several months ago. For myself I found a cotton print skirt with black background; exactly what I need to replace the border on a star quilt top I made several years ago; maybe I can get that one quilted sometime this winter. We got together to eat supper at House of Hunan before I headed across town to the Moot Social. One of the discussions there was about a trip out to Mullen for another demo.

THURSDAY

We went looking for rummage sales but the season is getting late and we found very few of 'em. We stopped up at Leofwyna's hospital to have a notary there witness our signed papers to close Little Sister's estate joint account; this finishes dealings with the estate lawyer up in Omaha. We're still waiting to hear the results from the life insurance decision which should come in before the end of the month. Back at home I baked brownies to surprise Leofwyna while she dug up another section of the front flower bed.
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WEDNESDAY

Today we headed up to Omaha to visit with little sister to entertain her while she continues her convalescence.   We stopped at Mangelson's first to get Leofwyna's embroidery threads replaced.  She's working on lovely Victorian cross-stitch ornaments.  She started these twenty years ago and is determined to finish in time for this year's Christmas tree, more power to her!  While there I found some fabric to add to my Nadelstern stash... again Leofwyna encourages me to get back to work on this style of quilting... perhaps this winter I can start up again.

Upon arriving at little sister's we wisked her off to Chang's for lupper followed by a movie, The Dark Knight.  This Batman action movie was long but held our attention.  Since we haven't seen the first movie we want to be sure to rent it and see how it developed this POV for the Batman saga.  Since little sister indicated she felt up to it, we joined her friends' birthday celebration for supper and had a lovely time meeting these ladies. 

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