General Discussion, Friday, June 29, 2018

Guest Book Quilt

Wedding Guest Book Quilt (Rail fence pattern)

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172 Responses to General Discussion, Friday, June 29, 2018

  1. Lucille says:

    Make a Keepsake They’ll Cherish Forever: Wedding Quilt Ideas

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  2. Lucille says:

    For Litenmaus and lovers of beautiful and fun vintage items…

    A vault idea…

    Beautiful Old Bank Vault

    Old Bank Vault - 014

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  3. A Wedding Guest Book Quilt. What a great idea!

    Today’s drawing is the one most people think of as an Escher: “Relativity” 1953. Thank goodness his initials are on it – I finally know which way is up! πŸ˜‰

    I just had to put this in:

    The angles of this lovely fadeaway painting reflect the angles of the stairs:

    And finally, I know this is not a painting, nor angled stairs, but this gorgeous double circular stairway in Prague is a work of art itself!

    Time to get some shut-eye. Have a great day everyone πŸ™‚

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  4. czarowniczy says:

    Russia may have shot itself in to foot – it sold China 4 nuke ractors designed to power ships.
    Now China’s taking delivery of a foreign-designed, China-built 30,000 ton ice breaker that will be nuke powered. The only other nuke ice breaker is Russian. Now China and Russia, both of whom are scent marking huge tracts of Arctic wilderness and building Arctic military sites, will be equal in long-duration Arctic exploration and operations.
    Ain’t done yet – I’m betting the Chinese military technology city will tear those reactors down, study them in detail and use them to design an even bigger reactor to poewer the 3rd generation aircraft carrier they have on the drawing board. That will give them a leg up on the Russians as they don’t have a nuke carrier so they require porting or obvious refueling at sea, their range is limited to what their gas tanks hold. And that Chinese 30-ton ice breaker ain’t far off of a carrier’s displacement, a great dual purpose ship as it breaks ice and test carrier propulsion.
    I’m hoping the Russians have a plan – I’m betting it’s a rework of the Cold WarMAD doctrine – as they’ve given thed Chinese a huge leg up. Let’s see where this puppy goes.

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  5. nyetneetot says:

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 🍸 (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! πŸ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) πŸ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! πŸ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! πŸ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! πŸ˜€ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    Mornin’ lovely! πŸ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! πŸ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! πŸ™‚ 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll πŸ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! πŸ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! πŸ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! πŸ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (β€œStellars”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! πŸ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1961 ChΓ’teau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) πŸ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ rheavolans! (aka “Rhea Salacia Volans”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! πŸ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! πŸ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ SenatssekretΓ€r FREISTAAT DANZIG! πŸ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ Gary! πŸ™‚ |_| (Yuengling)
    Mornin’ valeriecurren! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Flaming Sambuca)
    Mornin’ Lucille! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Peach Schnapps)
    Mornin’ Lburg! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lburg lemonade)
    Mornin’ davidhuntpe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ skipper1961! πŸ™‚ |_| (Brompton’s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
    Mornin’ mightyconservative! πŸ™‚ |_| (Benjamin Franklin’s clarified milk punch)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! πŸ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! πŸ˜•

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:


    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Lemon Scones with Vanilla Lemon Glaze

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ kids! What fresh hell today…..

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  7. stella says:

    These are more pictures of my daughter’s wedding guest book quilt. These were taken in 1999, before the quilt was finished. I finished it on her third wedding anniversary, in 2000. I’m not speedy!

    The first photo is a closeup of the center of the quilt. It is a recreation of the design on their wedding program, designed by my son-in-law, embroidered and hand-quilted by me.

    The second photo is of my daughter and me, and no, neither of us looks like that now.

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  8. auscitizenmom says:

    Do you think maybe we should send a tweet and tell President Trump to take a day and go play golf. I mean, I’m exhausted from all the news he is putting out. 😯

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  9. czarina33 says:

    Tied several times to post the crossstitch I did in 1987, but, like yesterday trying to post my kitchen cabinets, imgur repeatedly sends a prior pic. Oh, well…

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  10. stella says:

    Trump Schedule || Friday, June 29, 2018
    Posted on June 28, 2018, 10:49 pm by Keith Koffler β€’ 0 Comments

    11:30 am || Receives his intelligence briefing
    12:15 pm || Makes remarks celebrating the six month anniversary of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act; East Room
    4:00 pm|| Departs White House
    5:30 pm || Arrives Bedminster, New Jersey

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  11. auscitizenmom says:

    Ooooh, nooooo. I made a mistake and clicked on “notify me of new comments by email” on the Presidential thread. I think I have deleted about 400 comments so far. 😯 The only thing I can think to do is turn off all comments to email. 😦

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  12. auscitizenmom says:

    I usually only mark my comments to email from your sites, Stella. That way, I don’t miss things. But, that Presidential thread is something else. I checked and it had almost 400, I think, and now, just a short time later, it is over 800. I only check in there once in a while. Oh, well, I fixed it for today. Just hope I can remember to undo it tomorrow morning.

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  13. Can anyone explain to me the “Load More” button on PJ Media articles?

    Why does it exist? Why can’t the site just load me the whole page at once?

    Is it a scam to get them more money for clicks? I don’t get it. Or maybe I do, and I just nailed it.

    I just read an article and had to click “Load More” about 5 times. Makes no sense. It’s as if the internet lately is stuck in 1994. Why do I have 24 GB of ram and have to click “Load More”? It’s like the tech industry folks would have me click a button to add another tablespoon of dirt to a Ford F-150. And then once again for another tablespoon.

    It just makes no sense, unless it’s a moneymaking scam. Then it does.

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  14. stella says:

    Now I’m watching “How To Make An American Quilt” (well, actually rewatching).

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    • czarina33 says:

      When the World’s Fair was in NO in 1984 the US pavillion had a quilt with a piece for every state. Looked all over on the web but could not find a pic.

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      • lovely says:

        Hey I was there! My Aunt and Uncle took me and a friend of my choice on their cruise though the states as a high school graduation gift πŸ™‚ .

        somewhere I still have a little plastic Heinz pickle pin πŸ™‚ that they were giving away at the fair. The whole trip was fun.

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    • czarina33 says:

      Looked the movie up, will put it on my Netflix queue.


      • stella says:

        There’s a lot of infidelity (no sex to speak of), and pot smoking, but I think it’s still worthwhile. Really strong cast. Steven Spielberg production.

        I have a book written by the woman who led the group of “stunt quilters”, the women who actually made the quilts in the movie, and acted as consultants. It’s called “Pieces of an American Quilt”. Tells their story, shows all of the quilts, and even has patterns for two of the quilts.


  15. Stella, I’ve been watching a film called “In the Shadows of Motown”. I never knew about a band called “The Funk Brothers”. They were THE band behind basically every single Motown artist you ever heard. They were the ones who made all the music for the young stars with the famous names, and they never got the noteriety they deserved. I found it on Hulu, after my dad told me to look for it. Phenomenal band, and quite an education for a movie.

    I’ve been stuck on Motown for a week now, moreso than most of my life, which has been steeped in it. I just never studied the people behind it all.

    It’s the best music since America was founded. Hands down. Topically and technically.

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    • stella says:

      I love Aretha, and many other Motown oldies. I have actually seen her around town, in restaurants etc.

      The Funk Brothers were the Motown house band.

      One of my favs is the Stylistics (a bit later). Here is a favorite tune:

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    • stella says:

      I just found that movie on Amazon, and it’s included in my Prime membership. I’ll watch it later. Thanks!


    • stella says:

      Chicago has had musical successes – there is a lot of musical talent there. Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago, Styx, just to name a few. Also a band (long gone) I liked called The Flock.

      On their album back (the only album, I think; 1969) John Mayall says that “two months ago I was telling the gentlemen of the British press that The Flock was the best band I’d heard in America.”

      ADD: Apparently there was a second album called Dinosaur Swamps (1970).


    • stella says:

      I’m watching the movie – it’s great! Old stuff, but new production of old stuff too. Even interview my old friend, Don (Fagenson) Was.

      I highly recommend it to anybody who likes Motown music.

      By the way, check out the Motown stuff on Don’s Motown All-Star Revue YouTube channel:


      • I will, thank you. I’m still not finished watching “In the Shadows…” I have to keep rewinding it. You knew Don Was? That’s awesome! I’ve been researching him, and Uriel Jones, and Pistol Allen, and Johnny Griffith, and I’m just getting started.

        And I can see why Don changed his name. The schoolyard insults… goodness.

        Yes, I listen to a lot of soul out of Chicago, as well, all the bands you mentioned, but I’ve never heard of The Flock. Now I have! Thanks!


        • stella says:

          In Detroit, there is a Fagenson family that owns Faygo Pop (I’m sure you’ve heard of that company). Not the same family, though. He said that the Was, Not Was came from something his son said when he was a toddler.

          I knew Don pretty well when he was playing bass in a jazz trio with an amazing keyboard artist named Lenore Paxton. That was in the 1970’s-early 1980’s. After that, Don moved to L.A. He’s a very cool guy who really loves all kinds of music and musicians. If you get a chance, listen to one or two of the interviews he’s done that are available on YouTube.


        • stella says:

          This is Lenore Paxton (obviously dubbed from the vinyl) from the late 1960’s:


  16. czarina33 says:

    Finally, rain! Haven’t had any for over a week, got 6/10ths of an inch in 20 minutes starting just before 3:00. Temp dropped from 99 to 71 degrees!

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  17. Lucille says:

    How do you solve a problem like Rod Rosenstein?
    By Patricia McCarthy – June 29, 2018

    The ever so self-important Deputy AG, Rod Rosenstein finally came before the House Judiciary Committee today, along with FBI Director Christopher Wray. This particular committee has been on the case for many months with little cooperation from the DOJ or FBI. It has been obvious from the beginning of all this nonsense that the higher-ups in both of these agencies feel themselves to be above the law; way above the law.


  18. Lucille says:

    “President Donald Trump Will Announce Supreme Court Pick July 9. Narrows List to 5, Including Two Women”

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  19. stella says:


    Donald J. Trump
    16 mins Β·

    Is there anything more fun than a Trump rally? Join me for our next one in Great Falls, MT on Thursday, July 5th!
    Free Tickets:

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  20. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  21. auscitizenmom says:

    Oh {drool} I am watching Money, Women, and Guns. It is an old western made in 1958 starring Jock Mahoney. Now, I don’t know if any of you even know who Jock Mahoney is, {sigh}. He is very tall, broad shouldered, etc. Handsome without being pretty.

    This is him as Yancy Derringer. I really loved that show. Had a little trouble choosing between him and Pahoo-Ka-Ta-Wah. πŸ™„

    This is Money, Women, and Guns.

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    • czarina33 says:

      Of course I remember Yancy. My father watched ALL westerns, so I have deep knowledge.


      • auscitizenmom says:

        Some of my favorite scenes in this movie were when he turned to walk out a door and it looked like his wide shoulders wouldn’t make it through the opening. πŸ˜€

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