What's on your mind?


What's on your mind?

This group is for all those events & thoughts we want to share that may not fit in another group. Topics that are not D-related are welcomed. Post whatever's on your mind!

Members: 54
Latest Activity: Nov 19, 2014

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Death of a friend... (non D)

Started by Stuart. Last reply by Judith in Portland Nov 18, 2014. 1 Reply

I learned of the death of a friend this morning. The mother of one of my best friends. She died early this morning.Want to borrow the life experiences of this entire community. Looking for ideas to…Continue

Tags: non-D, Non-diabetic, issue, solace, comfort

Flu Shot

Started by wendy. Last reply by wendy Jan 14, 2014. 4 Replies

Does anyone know if there is a pneumonia shot you get that is separate from a flu shot ? Have you gotten both ? We are all going for flu shots next week.I want my daughter who has Type 1 for sure get…Continue

Pink Slime

Started by Emily Coles. Last reply by mistressbinky Jan 13, 2014. 11 Replies

Nothing to do with diabetes!Yes, I'm STILL pondering the "pink slime" issue that was in the news (and then out), a few months ago.  And the thing I'm thinking is this:  I think pink slime is a good…Continue

Tags: meat, beef, pink slime

Insulating the Garage Door... ANYBODY?!?!?

Started by Stuart. Last reply by Holger Schmeken Jan 8, 2014. 3 Replies

Bought a kit to insulate the garage door. Standard sized garage door 85" high, generic door, thin composite material, metal sheeting on both sides. There is no place to tuck/secure the insulation…Continue

Tags: cold, weather, kit, door, garage

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Comment by diana2000 on May 17, 2012 at 5:43pm

marie b and doris d. thanks for commenting about the facebook issue. sorry i havent been online, iam busy these days, i get back to ye all during the next few days ok, cheers diana

Comment by Trudy on May 16, 2012 at 10:54am

What a lovely quilt, each block a work of art. Congratulations to you and your guild.

Comment by Marie B on May 16, 2012 at 10:50am

no it was machine quilted by Cheryl Winslow, absolutely the most stunning quilting I've ever seen. I get her to quilt most of my quilts, I just hand over the top and backing, and say "do your magic". The only part I worked on was the sashing, and getting the committee organized. It took a year to design and make it. We got our most talented applique masters to do the blocks, they are all hand done, needle turn appliques, all botanically correct, original drawings by one of our members who's a retired Biology teacher and artist. It appraised at almost $3,000. one of the judges yesterday she'd never in her life seen such a stunning raffle quilt.

Comment by jrtpup on May 16, 2012 at 10:42am

Really gorgeous! And hand quilted to boot? wow.

Comment by BadMoonT2 on May 16, 2012 at 9:40am

The raffle quilt is a beauty, congratulations on best of show!

Comment by Doris D on May 16, 2012 at 9:16am

GOOD Marie. But we all know ur the best at quilting. I'm surprised it took the judges til now to notice!

Comment by Marie B on May 16, 2012 at 8:32am

gosh I'm getting excited about our guild quilt show coming up this weekend. yesterday was judging day, one of my favorites. and our guild raffle quilt came in as Best of Show by the impartial professional judges! you can see it on my page, and also our website.

Comment by Linda G on May 14, 2012 at 3:39pm

Ha ha Pup. YES....or walking and reading at the same time, and walking into a parked car (lucky thing I had the sense of looking before crossing the street!!) Or frequenting the library often enough that the staff knew me by name and remind me when it was time to go home for dinner!

Comment by jrtpup on May 14, 2012 at 4:59am

Linda you're my kinda weird! Remember reading with a flashlight under the covers after lights out? LOL

Comment by Linda G on May 13, 2012 at 4:41pm

Pup....I was one of those odd ball kids who actually liked to perfect their calligraphic skills. That and reading! I enjoyed sports....but never the organized variety....some players always took it too serious and the fun was gone! But give me a bike or skis and you're talking my kind of language :)


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