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Busting through lots of neutral fabrics--to build the Stay In Your Own Lane Quilt.  Finished hemming it this afternoon.  94 x 102"  Started it Wed Feb 12 - Finished Fri Feb 21.  

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I asked Jon to pick out the backing fabric.  The fabric he picked would not have been my choice.  Oh well I thought he'd pick out the blue fabric.  Blue is his favorite color.  Dang!  He picked out the small tan check.  I did say he could choose.  Lesson Learned.  

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I've had a sore throat, headache on and off all week.  Been sleeping in late, and going to bed early to endure.  Sleeping 10 hours.  

Worked half days this week, and made a few mistakes along the way. 

Because I felt sicky, I chose to long arm quilt feathers and swirls,  because it is something I can do without over thinking.  I will try the modern horizontal lines on another project that isn't a deadline project like this one is.  

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Photographing my quilts is important to me otherwise I wouldn't remember them.  I give them crazy names--that helps me remember.   Thank you for looking at my work.



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Beautiful.  I think Jon's choice was good, it looks elegant.  Your lanes flow so nicely, and look precise.  Take care,  my friend, with flu and other crud out there.  It's no fun to get too run down, and every year we hear more horror stories of those viruses.  Have you ever tried hot water with a couple tsps. of Jello and then stir in honey?  Early stages of a scratch, sore throat have been helped for me this year.  I take a zinc/Vit. C tablet a couple of times a day with onset of symptoms, too.  Don't like the effects of zinc on my stomach, so I don't take it more than a couple of days, but it does seem to pack a wallop against the cold bug for me.  
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Mavis, I remember when I was in grade school, with a bad cold/sore throat, getting a cup of hot water with lemon juice, honey, and...some amount of brandy, at bedtime! Probably only a teaspoon, but you knew you'd sleep better, and feel better in the morning. :D

DH and I echo your sentiments on zinc, magnesium, and C. DH works in a large office, something is always going around. Airborne is also part of our arsenal.

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Ha, ha, Lori -- that hot water and brandy cure was my Dad's, too!  Seemed to work for him...as he was a very healthy man (until Alzheimer's).  
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Well been sick with cold/cough for over 3 weeks. Not usual.
My friend from Allentown, Pennsylvania always mixed a little drink.
Heard very common to the area but I forgot what kind he used but I
believe it was blackberry brandy.
Can anyone tell me if they heard about that. One friend who used to live in Pa.
said “ it”. was common but didn’t know what “it”. was.....as a non drinker I am
trying to find out.

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About 30 years ago I was sick with a bad cold I just couldn't seem to shake. My then 5yr old son was telling a neighbor that lived behind us about his mom being sick and the neighbor sent him home with a bottle of blackberry brandy with instructions to pour it over ice with a splash of cream. I sipped on a couple of small glasses of it that evening and got the best nights sleep I'd had in weeks. I'm not convinced of any real medicinal effect, I think it was probably just the alcohol that made me sleep but I did feel better the next day. And that brandy tasted so good.

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When I was in college, I caught a bug that gave me a hard, racking cough for about 3 weeks. I would make blackberry tea and add a shot of blackberry brandy before bedtime. Yes, best sleeps ever! The last two or three winters, I've been taking a tincture of elderberry, about 10 drops, every day, as an immune support.
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When I was 15 years old (a long time ago!), I had a miserable case of flu, the kind that made everything hurt, even the skin.  My dad, God rest him, mixed up a hot whiskey with water and sugar for me that was the most remarkable treatment I've encountered before or since.  I slept as never before and awoke almost cured.  Thanks Dad!
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