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by sortanormalish
Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:40 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Hand Sewing Patchwork
Replies: 25
Views: 6768

Re: Hand Sewing Patchwork

Most American patchwork is not applique. In fact, applique is not considered patchwork by most American quilters. Only in applique do American quilters use a backer. We don't reject those that do use a backer, we just have to ask silly questions about bits of paper left in seams. :wink:
by sortanormalish
Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:05 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Hand Sewing Patchwork
Replies: 25
Views: 6768

Re: Hand Sewing Patchwork

Umm...at risk of sounding a little unkind. I was taught that the paper bit was a pattern, not to be sewn in; therefore, no little paper bits. I would presume that your patch work is like mine so you need many of the same shape. It's silly ato make a paper pattern for each shape.
by sortanormalish
Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Boys with sore bottoms, what could i use in their bath?
Replies: 13
Views: 1721

Re: Boys with sore bottoms, what could i use in their bath?

So glad they are doing better. I know the feeling about mothers.

Don't blame yourself, if it hadn't been so long and you trying so much, the doctor probably wouldn't have seen it as more than diaper rash either. Then no swabs, no creams, no antibiotics, etc.
by sortanormalish
Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Changing the clocks would reduce carbon emmisions
Replies: 45
Views: 4259

Re: Changing the clocks would reduce carbon emmisions

As an American subject to the vaguaries of Daylight Savings Time, it really doesn't cause all the fuss that some might think. Plus you get a free 'sleep-in' day once a year. :wink: I have no clue about savings, but presume that it does work as it has been continued intermittently since WWII. There w...
by sortanormalish
Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I complain about our honeymoon?
Replies: 32
Views: 2294

Re: How do I complain about our honeymoon?

Is there anyone higher up the food chain than this man? If so, I would include a copy of the response in a communication with them. It might not get you anything, but fuel leaks in an engine can kill someone. They need to be aware of the problem before there is a serious accident.
by sortanormalish
Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:05 am
Forum: Pets
Topic: Bringing out the inner guard dog!
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Re: Bringing out the inner guard dog!

Bark. You are the pack leader, I hope. When the pack leader barks, everyone barks. When you scream or yell, that is translated as a bark by your dogs. That's why if you want a dog to stop barking you use a physical signal, like a tap on the side, to get their attention and quiet them. To get them to...
by sortanormalish
Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Boys with sore bottoms, what could i use in their bath?
Replies: 13
Views: 1721

Re: Boys with sore bottoms, what could i use in their bath?

My little premie (he's taller than me now!) had the same problem from birth and still does. I picked up some witch hazel water and daubed that on with cotton balls when he was small (dr reccomended). Now he uses the wipes that you can get at the pharmacy. I think the wipes are actualy for hemmoroids...
by sortanormalish
Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I complain about our honeymoon?
Replies: 32
Views: 2294

Re: How do I complain about our honeymoon?

I thought I was the only person that cleaned around spiders! I tell people I'm protecting the family form West Nile Virus and malaria by letting the spiders stay.
by sortanormalish
Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Maiden Milker
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Re: Maiden Milker

Probably just a hormone surge as she reached maturity, but check her udder and belly around for lumps. The milk is fine as long as she is healthy. If you have noticed her getting fatigued or off her feed, there may be something you can't feel. But ususally it is just a hormone surge. Her milk probab...
by sortanormalish
Fri Jun 11, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I complain about our honeymoon?
Replies: 32
Views: 2294

Re: How do I complain about our honeymoon?

You need to get a letter out ASAP. But read the rest first. Remain respectful in your letter, but be firm. Outline the list of problems again, and that they were reported along the way. Include information about how the man just said thanks. Be certain to include that your travel plans made it impos...
by sortanormalish
Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: A little bit pregnant...
Replies: 35
Views: 4774

Re: A little bit pregnant...

Congrats! Even after 4 the thought is still excitng and a little scary. I never understood women feeling like failures for having a section or not breast feeding. Of course, I never had a section and I breastfed almost nonstop for nine years, but I always knew that sections happen and boobs don't al...
by sortanormalish
Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Identity Crisis
Replies: 14
Views: 913

Re: Identity Crisis

Have you considered a chastity belt? :lol: Neither of my girls are spayed, but I haven't had any trouble when they come into season. I was told to have my husband and sons pee around their outside pen to keep male dogs away. It has worked for years. But we were out of town last week when the Blue He...
by sortanormalish
Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Identity Crisis
Replies: 14
Views: 913

Re: Identity Crisis

Have I told you about my goat who is infatuated with the cow? Or my female blue-heeler that carries kittens in her mouth and protects them from all harm, including the care of their mother? (One of the most vicious dog breeds, yeah right.) She does the same with the goslings and duckilings every spr...
by sortanormalish
Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Hand Sewing Patchwork
Replies: 25
Views: 6768

Re: Hand Sewing Patchwork

It is important to have the same size pieces, but you also need to practice also having a standard seam width. A plain path work quilt is great for that because in more intricate patterns an eighth of an inch can cause problems.

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