Sunday, July 15, 2018


This morning I was up bright and early. As soon as the sun was up, so was I. It had finally cooled down around 3 am this morning.....

We took the day off - so to speak. Patrick watered the garden and got the yard going. Then I went out and picked blueberries for a couple hours. I got about 8 cups of blueberries. Then came in and closed the house down. By that time it was reaching 80 degrees....way too hot for me.

So, we watched TV and had the fan going - nope don't have air conditioning and have wished I did for years!

I worked on my "Queen of Hearts." I was beading and trying to get the ribbon right, but the ribbon didn't work out like I wanted.

So, I'm beading in-between to see if it will work. I'm not really happy with the ribbon, but it was hard to work with for what I wanted. I have more beading to do. I'll try and finish it up tomorrow. I have a few more beads to add then I'll be putting the back and beading it all together. It's not a perfect heart but it's close. Not something I would enter into a contest though.

Sophie was smart, she stayed in the bathroom all day. It was a lot cooler in there. If it was bigger I would have joined her! Can't really get comfortable in the bathroom, so bared with it.

Keeping Happy Stitching/Happy Quilting!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

A Good Day.....Worked On My WIP!

Actually not sure if I should say WIP or UFO. It's a work in progress, but is's also a unfinished object. Guess I'll just say it's both.

Today started out pretty good. I was playing games and Patrick worked outside. Then we decided to head to the movies. We went to see "Dracula goes on Vacation" or at least I think that's the name Never did very good with names. It was a pretty good movie. Funny part is that now when they do movie "trailers," what's in the trailer isn't showing up in the movie. Over all it was a good movie.

We came home and I just relaxed and worked on my Shibori Heart.

I wanted to add more beads to the right corner.

I finished the embroidery at the left bottom. I kinda like the way it looks. I'm not sure what I'm doing, but I'm doing it as I go.

Then I realized there was a few black spots in the beads I was using. I got them from the gal that passed away, but didn't like the spots in the box.

So I started going through the beads and cleaning them up - so to speak. I couldn't believe how much dirt was in there. Now I can be happy with the beads. Plus I can get back to adding the wight beads on the piece.

Loving how I'm Happy Stitching/Happy Quilting!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Quilting With Friends....A Good Day!

This morning I was up early so I could leave early, but that didn't work out so well. When has my life worked out so lucky? I have good days and bad, and the good news is, this was a good day.

Sophie was under the bed this morning. I was going to try and leave early but then Patrick got up and went into the bathroom before I could to get ready to leave. Waited on him. lol  I put food out for Sophie.

Headed over to Walmart to get some food and clippers for Sophie before heading to moms. While I was there, I went looking for a collar as well. Really didn't like the collar they gave us. I'm temped to go buy some and take them to the Shelter to gave our. I really like the ones that pull apart.

Got to moms by 9:30 and everyone was already there. We sat and quilted as well as chatted. I love what Hieldi is doing with the P3 Designs quilt - the one with the octopus. She's close to being done.

I made it to another corner. So, now I have two corners that's I'm working off. It's coming along faster than I thought. I got a lot of quilting in today. I almost want to go over to moms and quilt some more. I can wait. Maybe I'll go over next week to just sit and quilt with her. We need to add black to the quilt she's working. Plus we need to get back to the Hawaiian quilts we started when dad first went into the hospital.

Patrick came over to work on moms taxes. They have them ready to go. Poor guy wasn't feeling good. Think the heat got to him. Took him a couple hours to get back to "normal."

Came home and got Sophie out from under the bed Fed her and we spend a good hour in the chair together. I was thinking I needed to have something in my hands to work on. Patrick offered to get something for me, but I told him it would be too "complicated." I was thinking of how he would have to get the project as well as pull out the thread, make sure it was the right one, and dthen anything else I would need. Oh, well.

At least today was a good day of being Happy Quilting/Happy Stitching!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

One Of Those LAZY Dayx!

Okay, I know we all have those days. You know what I'm talking about. Those days you don't feel like doing much at all. So we sit and watch TV or play games. We don't feel like doing much else. Well, today was my day. I didn't feel like doing ANYTHING!

So, I played a game, then Cherry called to say she was ready to walk at 10 am. So, we walked, and ran into one of our neighbors. That took time too. After that we were back to walking but didn't get all 4 laps in, only 3 1/2 laps.

I watched "Perry Mason" and then took the time to take out the cross stitching I did yesterday.

Phil stopped by, so put it aside for awhile.

I got this far. Then I called it quits.

It's way too hot around here! I took all my clothes off and put on shorts and a T-shirt. Still way too hot today.

Sophie is starting to get comfortable around the house. She was hiding in the spring boards of the mattress last night and this morning. I finally got her out of there. She's spending the evening with us.

Tomorrow is another day! Hopefully a day of being Happy Stitching/Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Not My Day For Cross Stitch!

It's been an interesting day. From one thing to another.

I was able to get the cat to come and get some "loving." She's very lovable and affectionate. She came around and stayed under the table today which was a good day. She was eating and finally used the kitty litter. lol

She's a lot of fun!

So, I spent part of the morning picking blueberries. Need to pick a few more tomorrow.

Decided to make a pie, but then after I was thinking about it, I found a crisp that I thought would work better.

Texted Scott (neighbor) to come get the other one when he got home. He forgot, but Teri came over and picked it up. It turned out pretty good actaully.

Then I spent part of the afternoon working on my cross stitching....

I got that bottom part all this way.......then I found it wasn't lined up right......which means ripping it out.......Another part that was looking good and went good, till I needed to line it up.....Where the needle is - well, that's where I was supposed to have started the top........I DIDN'T COUNT RIGHT!!

So, I've got about half of it out right now. Just need to rip out the rest. I just hope I have enough floss to finish this piece, since I seem to rip out as much as I put in....UGH UGH UGH.

Patrick and I went to get our will done. We don't have much to worry about, but at least it's over and done with.

Came home and walked with Cherry. We got a good 4 laps in. About 5000 steps. It was awesome to get more walking in.

Came back and found my mistake and started taking it out. Will finish taking it out tomorrow. I had quiet a bit done. What a pain in the rear.

Hopefully you had a better day then I did. I've still got my chin up and Happy Stitching/Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Done Bowling Till September

This morning I was up at 4 am and couldn't go back to sleep. I walked around but couldn't find Sophie. She's still trying to get used to us. I did find her around the time Patrick got up for work. I petted her and we had a good bonding moment. Then when I went to get a shower, she went under the couch and stayed there pretty much most of the day. I did pet her while she was under there, and let her know I was okay. It's a waiting game.

While I waited, I stitched.

I am to a point where I can roll this and will probably do that tomorrow.

Closer to getting this months done! I'm getting excited!

Patrick got home early. Were were out the door.

When we stepped outside, I saw these beautiful roses! They are growing wonderfully! I love how the color changes.  Had to stop and take a photo!

We went to the casino to pick up the cast iron pie pans. I love them! I bet they will make my pie crust a little better! I usually have soggy crusts on the bottom, and this will probably help get them crustier.

We went out to eat and I am still having trouble with my jaw. It really doesn't want to open very far. So, I did pretty good eating. It is really weird eating with two teeth (one and part of one) missing. I'm eating on one side for now.

After supper it was off to the bowling alley. We had a "tournament" with the league that finished. 9-pin no tap was our tournament. We did 9-pins for the first two games and then we did 8 pins for the last game. I bowled a 210, 203, and a 290. I bowled a 7 spare to start. That didn't help, but at least it wasn't in the middle of the game, it would have been worse.

I'm enjoying being Happy Stitching/Happy Quilting!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Hate Going To The Dentist .... And It's Not Over Yet!

This morning I was up early in case mom needed me to go get her and take her back home. She called to tell me they took care of her when she dropped the car off.

Then my nephew called to say they were picking up the car from moms. I couldn't be there so we were calling all over to have someone there to help her out.

I was then on my way to the dentist. I was getting my bridge taken out for a new one....That was the whole idea, but because that's not what happened. At least part of it was done, but the other part was not what I was imagining! They took my bridge off, and then said, "We need to show you something and then let's talk." Hate it when they do that!! As it turned out, my bridge was decaying. That area that was decaying, well, that tooth that was part of the bridge - was also bad that it pretty much left me very little in the way of a tooth. I had the bridge 25 years, so I guess I can be happy for that much. They had the dentist across the hall come and look at my gums to see if I had the bone structure for implants. YES, IMPLANTS! I have to have one where the tooth was missing, and then one where that tooth - that's no longer a tooth - was holding the bridge. UGH UGH UGH! He said he can do it. They will do that next month because I have commitments at the fair in Thurston County. I will have the other tooth crowned. That's next week. I'm hating all this!! I just hate having to go through all this. BUT implants are better than having another bridge....that would be 4 teeth! I should have had an implant back when they put the bridge in, but I didn't. This way, I can just get it done and call it good!

So, I went to Walmart right afterwards. I wanted to get a bed for the cat. Then I called the Vet's and was told we could pick her up any time. Patrick said he would pick her up. I was going to, but just not feeling good because the jaw is really, really sore! So, I cleaned up, got her kitty litter set up, and also got a few more things ready for her. Sophie came in, looked around and then found a couple places to hide. She's under the couch right now. Hopefully by tomorrow she will feel more comfortable walking around. She did like under the bed as well, so got her out of there, shut the door and waited to see what she would do...under the couch.

I worked on my cross stitching.

Finished up the center of the circle.

I also got started on the right side to get more done. I like the way it's coming, but right now just not in the mood for much. I'm almost thinking I'll just too tired and really not in the mood to do more today. At least I got some done.

How was your day? - Better than mine I hope! Would love to hear about it. Trying to get in the mood to be Happy Stitching/Happy Quilting!


This morning I was up bright and early. As soon as the sun was up, so was I. It had finally cooled down around 3 am this morning..... We t...