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Folks, I just want you all to know that I'm still around, and most days I read almost every post, but something happened, one of those glitches from cyberspace I guess!  I stopped receiving anything from VSS -- it seems that computers do not like my email address.  What many of you may not know, my personal email is my federal Amateur Radio Operator call sign -- I've been using that since I first passed the Amateur Exam in 1992.  Over the past week plus, I've been diligently working to try to restore my email status on this forum, to no avail.  It also seems that AT&T/Bellsouth, etc. also do not like my email address. 

In any event, if I don't comment or post, it's because I don't have anything constructive to add.  At almost 75 years of age, I sometimes don't express myself very well.  My spinal problems have really slowed me down, a lot! 

So, just know that I do think about you all a lot, but I am physically limited more and more.  I'm not going down without a fight, though!  But I have nightmares when the doctors start talking about more spinal surgery as they have been lately.  Not, by gum, if I can help it.

Steve, congratulations on the car, I forgot to say that in my post re the Arden Farm sewing machines.  My car, a 1997 Lincoln Town Car, the most comfortable car I've ever sat in gave up the ghost around the first part of February.  It only had 265,000 miles on it.  We had the car towed to the shop, spent $1,400 plus, and it was just getting too expensive to fix.  So, we had a rental vehicle -- we're out in the country and you cannot go anywhere without a vehicle, no bus or  other public transportation available.  Gee, whiz, I used to ride the bus from near my high school to downtown Wichita, Kansas to work every day after school.  No bus service here.  So, my son bought a "like new" 2012 Ford Edge.  It's a very nice car, and is dependable.  I do not drive a lot and never drive after dark due to some loss of vision in my left eye.

Over the past 10 days or so, I have hand-stitched 12-14 Folded Star Potholders, half of them going to one of my nieces, and the others going to my nephew and his wife.  I will, perhaps, post some pictures later -- it's just too late right now!

I hope to keep in touch better.  Stay well everyone.  Take care of your spine -- you only get one of them and it's not replaceable!


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Hello Jeanette! We've missed you.
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Hi, Jeanette!  I noticed you hadn't been "active" much for some time.  Cars are great when they work, not so fun when you don't have one to drive.  Hubby has been having one problem after another with our "spares" and his work truck.  Took my car into work for the 2nd time this week!  I don't mind being without a vehicle once in a while, especially when I'm busy working on piecing a quilt.  

Sorry to hear about further physical challenges and hope things settle down again.

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Hi Jeanette.

Looking forward to seeing your completed potholders.  Take good care.
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I was wondering what you've been up to, I was just about ready to call out the troops and make a missing person report! Glad to know you're still here with us and it's just a technical glitch.

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I swear, (not really), but I thought I had posted a picture of the Folded Star Potholders I've been stitching -- they can't go in things made with vintage machines, unless my hands and fingers are "machines".  They are all totally hand-stitched!  So, I'll try again.  Chaly, this picture is in response to your post:  P. S.  I know they're not perfect, but they sure work for hot pots and pans!
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Hi, Jeanette!

It is truly good to hear from you;  I had been wondering if you were all right.  The potholders are really charming and very pretty.  Thank you for the picture!
Do take care of yourself.

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Jeanette,
I love your Pot holders. Glad to hear you are doing well.

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Thanks for posting Jeanette!  Those are beautiful potholder - so cheery.  I love the bee and frog motifs!
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The bee and frog motifs are merely purchased appliques -- one would not want to use these on a large number of potholders -- they're kinda expensive, but these are some I have on hand.  One thing I will point out on these appliques, they are iron-on, and I use invisible nylon thread and hand-stitch them down as well, they won't stay on otherwise. 
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