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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Can't Believe how Small this World is!

This is Jeff with four of his best friends in Atsugi, Japan. They really are having fun. See the guy on the far right in the right shirt? That's Colin. He isn't attached to the G-dub. He is a corpsman and works on the base at Atsugi. He and Jeff and Nick met up thru the wearing of hardcore Straight edge band shirts (Jeff, let me know if I'm wrong about that, this is how I remember it). Anyway, you all know I am a member of the Navyformoms website. Yesterday I made a comment about Jeff being Straight edge...a nice mom answered and thought that Jeff and her son might be friends, as she knew her son was hanging with a Sailor from Nebraska...it is Jeff! I have been using her son's address on base to send all my mail to Jeff since he met Colin. Small world.

This might seem really really silly to some, but this connection somehow makes me feel closer to Jeff. Somehow his being so many miles away, and so far...becomes real, but because I found another mom the reality seems manageable. I know this doesn't make sense to anyone, except maybe another mother that has a son half way across the world. Carol, I am so glad you are my new friend! I love your smile!

Quilting Tip of the Day!
Last time we talked about Fiber Facts, as promised today we will talk about factors that damage quilts. This info from Beverly Blessing in an article in Am Patchwork & Quilting 10/95

"Ultraviolet radiation, present in both daylight and fluorescent lamps, threatens quilts, causing dyes to fade and fibers to become brittle. Seasonal rotation of quilts and protection from strong daylights can reduce the chance of damage.

High temps, high humidity, and lack of ventilation encourage growth of mold or mildew, causing irreparable damage if undetected. Storing your quilts in a cool dry place is the best protection against fungi.

Wood and silk fibers are prone to insect damage. However, do not use chemicals to rid the quilt of insects. Instead, first vacuum the quilt, then isolate it until all insect activity has stopped.

Antique quilts frequently are affected by the iron content of their black and brown dyes, causing rotting of those colors. Some old dyes are unstable and if they get even slightly damp, they would bleed, making washing unacceptable for many old quilts. "Weighted silks" often used in Victorian crazy quilts, become brittle and will crack pr powder in time, a process accelerated by light." Happy Quilting.....

Next time we continue this article and talk about proper cleaning methods!





5 comments:

Luann said...

That is a pretty cool coincidence, if you believe in those which I mostly don't. A gift from God to you.

Tina said...

wow! what an awesome story... i agree, not coincidence, but God, for sure. love it!

Kathy said...

You two, of course are right. I know that God knew I needed a connection...and voile' there it was! Thank you Jesus!

Tina said...

hi kathy,
i need prayer for my daughter chelsea whose water just broke with her first baby. [i cant put it on myspace or facebook yet, because they dont want anyone at the hospital till its done. top secret!]i am so nervous for her!! thanks, will notify on myspace when i can.
tina

Kathy said...

Tina, I am so blessed that you would share this prayer request with me...I just got home from Omaha. Please let me know how things are...I will be praying hard for Chelsea and your little grandbaby.
Love Kath

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