Tuesday, January 26, 2010

phooey....

See that map...that's where my wonderful husband will be for the next 6 months. We had 8 days notice for this deployment, so the last few days have been hectic getting all his gear together and packed up.

I don't know what's better...having months to prepare, or having just a few days to think about it. Either way, it pretty much stinks. But this is the life we signed up for and I wouldn't trade it for anything...the Air Force life has been good to us! I just don't have to jump for joy over these deployments, right??

So...on the quilty subject, most everything has been put on hold for the last few days. I'll have a bit more time I can spend sewing, so I should have lots to share!

As far as choosing a new iron, I've discovered that most of you are in the same predicament as I am. There just isn't a perfect iron out there! Most of you replied saying you had the same problems with leaking, lack of steam and heat, etc. Someone out there needs to figure out this problem for us quilters!!

Happy Quilting!

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  1. I'll put your husband in my prayers.

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  2. Lack of sewing is understandable. You need that time with him before he heads off for taking care of ALL of us. Please give him a big thank you from us.

    I agree with the fact that someone needs to create the perfect iron. What is their problem??? I know....they probably don't iron!

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  3. We will add your husband to our prayers for our Canadian troops and all who are there. God Bless.

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  4. Michelle, Good luck to your husband. I will be praying for his safety.

    I know that you are so proud of your hubby. My son was in the USAF and is now working for the State Department and living in Germany. It is hard having him (and daughter-in-law) live so far away.

    Hang in there and know there are quilting buddies on the internet that are here for you.

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  5. Please tell your DH thank you for his service. I know it's hard ... I was a VietNam Navy wife, DH made 3 tours.

    I have an Oliso iron which I love love love. I don't put water of any kind in my irons ... never did. I use a water spray bottle to sprits my fabric then I use my iron.

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  6. I'm sure just because you signed up for that (through marriage), it probably doesn't make it any easier. I'll keep your hubby in my prayers Michelle. Geez, if there's a good side to that, you don't have to feel guilty about sewing at night because you're neglecting him.

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  7. My DS is also in the Air Force and may have to go back again this year. Last year he missed his baby's 1st birthday. We'll be keeping your DH in our prayers along with my cousin's grandson, who is over there now (also in AF). What does your DH do in the AF? I think short notice would be really hard to deal with, so hang in there.

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  8. I know this is a tough time. Many thanks to your husband and to so many others And their families for serving our country. God bless you both!

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  9. Love you. You are a hero too!

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  10. You and your husband will be in my prayers. Thank you for the sacrifices you both are making. Hugs.

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  11. you both will be in our prayers and thank you for choosing to serve our country . I know the sacrifices you both are making to keep the rest of us safe and we appreciate that.
    I hope that quilting will help you thru the stressful next few months.
    HOw many projects will you finish, I bet a lot.
    Kathie

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  12. I'll add your husband to my prayers. I'm sure it never gets any easier...even though you know the possibility of a deployment away from family is always there. How will this impact your expected, upcoming change of base assignment?

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  13. Michelle, you know Travis will be in our thoughts and prayers every day....
    Such nice words from all the quilting gals out there....We're all here for you!!!
    Peg

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  14. Give Travis a big hug for all of us, Michelle! We'll keep him in our prayers and you too! Love ya Michelle!

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  15. I will be holding you, and your husband in prayer, as he serves our Country. I live in eastern Oregon, La Grande, and know many from here that have been told they will be going again soon. I am proud of any, and all serviceman who fight for the right to call ourselves Proud Americans.. I am also a military brat, as my father was career Air Force, retiring out as Sn. Master Sgt, back in the late 70's.. Travis Air Force Base ( in northern Calif ) being our home base... Keep quilting.. a hobby that I know keeps me from falling apart at the seams, sometimes. lol.

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  16. Michele, we will all be here as always with the hope that you and your family weather this deployment well. Lots of creative time coming up, for sure, we will all be watching and praying.

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  17. Praying from Missouri for your entire family. Glad you will be moving closer to your son! Hugs!

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  18. Please thank your husband for me and wish him well. I am keeping you both in my thoughts and wish him godspeed. Do you have to move or are you staying at the current base while he is gone?

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  19. I am sorry, got behind in my blogging. My heart goes out to you...truly. You are right, you don't have to jump up and down but you don't have to like it either. I have a son that just got back from Iraq and has the possibility of going to Afaghanstan...pooey, it stinks!!! My prayers and thoughts will be with you....love the squares you are doing above...just love thimbleberries.

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