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Friday, November 22, 2013

Random 5 Friday

It's Friday and I'm back with my Random 5.

1. Today is the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination. I remember exactly where I was when we got the news. I was 13 years old, on a field trip bus. The driver had the radio on, and as we were boarding to go back to school the announcement came across the airwaves. Classes were suspended for the rest of the day. When I got home my mother was sitting at the kitchen table in tears. We sat and cried together. Such a sad time.

2. I've learned two new quilt blocks this week using online tutorials.

Christmas Tree from http://www.mccallsquilting.com/patterns/details.html?idx=15381

Star from http://www.vanessachristenson.com/2010/06/tutorial-how-to-make-ohio-star.html
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These will be part of a Christmas table runner I'm making. I've challenged myself is to use all the leftover fabric from my first quilt project, and not purchase any new fabric. Stay tuned.

3. Dennis and I have committed to daily walks. Yesterday we hiked along a nature trail and came across wild rose bushes. I admired the rose hips so much that he took out his pocket knife, trimmed off a sliver, and handed it to me. When we got home I put his sweet gift in my little rose pattern sugar bowl.



4. Speaking of roses, at the suggestion of Rose, who blogs at Time Stand Still we purchased The Last Brickmaker in America. We loved this movie. I highly recommend it. (Thank you Rose for telling me about this excellent movie.)



5. A couple from the church we're attending gave us a dozen eggs. I love the pastel colors. As we continue to look for property in Oregon, I'm thinking it might be nice to have a place for a few chickens. Fresh farm eggs taste so much better than those from a supermarket.

 
 
And that's my 5 randoms for this week. 
 
 
Hope your weekend is filled with joy.
 
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20 comments:

  1. Your blocks look wonderful. I remember that I was in 3rd grade with he died and they sent us home. Good for You and Hubby for walking.

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    1. My husband keeps me disciplined, Betty. ;)

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  2. i wish i could get my hubby into walking with me ... now that would be a dream come true. ( :
    gorgeous work!!

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    1. I'm fortunate to have a man who likes to walk. Have a great weekend, Beth.

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  3. Great random 5! Those eggs look great. OUr neighbors by our cabin have guinea hens, and i love their eggs, aalthough they are pretty tiny, and really hard to crack

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    1. Are they hard to crack because they're so small? Or is it because the shells are thicker?

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  4. Great quilt blocks, the tree is my favorite.
    I also remember where I was that day. I was in school, I believe in 1st grade but it could have been 2nd grade (I was 7) and I remember them telling the school kids over the loud speaker what had happened. They sent us all home. Those who could walk home were told to do so quickly and quietly to show reverence for what had happened.
    I've not hear of that movie but I'll have to check it out. It sound like one my mom might enjoy.

    http://wishesdreamsandotherthings.blogspot.com/2013/11/random-5-friday_22.html

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    1. We like wholesome movies with messages of hope. This one fit the bill. :)

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  5. More quilt blocks in red! My favorite color...they are gorgeous! I love the little things you share about your husband...how he wants your quilt in the living room, cutting the rose branch for you, the walks, movie nights. It sounds as if you have such a lovely relationship...like smitten teenagers! :) How wonderful! I hope you have a lovely weekend Nancy!

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    1. Your comment makes me smile, Kim. Dennis and I are still newlyweds -- our 4th anniversary is coming up on Valentine's Day. After being a widow for 3 1/2 years, I'm very much aware of how precious every day is, and I take nothing for granted. I've been extremely blessed to have been married for 36 happy years, and now married again and very happy. My cup overflows. :)

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    2. That's wonderful, Nancy. I am sorry for your loss, my mom was widowed young as well and I know how tough a road it is...It is lovely to hear about someone who has found happiness again and is embracing life! :)

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  6. I remember that movie, it was so good!

    I really hope you can get a place where you can have a few hens. A few months ago a young couple down the street started selling their eggs and milk. We not only enjoy the eggs we pick up there every week, we've grown to admire this young mother so much. She works 4 days a week in an office, gets up every morning early to milk, etc., and is teaching her 2 little kids to help her with the chores. The littlest one, a girl of 4, was picking up eggs where a few hens had gotten lose from the pen. She had them tucked into her tee shirt turned up when my husband asked her how many eggs she had. The darling little sprite looked at him and said, "I don't know. I don't know how to count." She was about 3 years old.

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    1. Dewena, I'm always looking for good movies along the lines of The Last Brickmaker. . ., so if you have any suggestions, I welcome them. Thanks for sharing that sweet story of the little girl with the eggs. How cute. I grew up on an Illinois farm; my mother raised chickens and sold their eggs to a local grocer. I was pretty small when she sent me out to collect the eggs one morning. The hens were mean and pecked at me, so I wouldn't go near the ones that were on the nests. Not a very good egg gatherer, I'm afraid. :) I think I would do a better job now. LOL

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  7. I love your quilt squares. Do you have plans for them in a quilt? I hope you and hubby have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

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    1. Thank you Latane. I'm using the quilt blocks in a Christmas runner. Hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful, too. :)

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  8. Glad you liked the movie...want another suggestion...you will laugh, but if you haven't watched My Life As a Turkey...I highly recommend it. It isn't actually a movie...but it sure is wonderful, We have sat and watched it two or three times....our Lorelei loves it, too.

    Your quilt blocks are beautiful....I had to laugh at the comment about buying no more fabric till you have used up what you have...though in all honesty, good luck in achieving that. I have a HUGE stash...still working on crumbs. Have you seen my quilts at my Pics & Pieces blog--I have a page set up just for them.

    Anyway, enjoyed reading your random 5....

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Rose, I found the turkey recommendation and have it on my list to watch. We enjoy nature movies, and this looks like a good one. Thanks for the suggestion. I'm off now to look at your quilt blog. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  9. your quilt is lovely and so seasonal...cool! those Aracauna eggs are lovely, almost enough to make me think about getting chickens.

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    1. I'm surprised you don't have chickens on your farm. Thanks for visiting. :)

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