Monday, October 24, 2016

Power Outage

Due to the power being out last night when we got home, I wasn't able to post. So, today I'm posting for last night and then later will post for today.

Yesterday I was up and ready to go. I went to Cherrill's in my sweats and she wasn't ready. She didn't realize I would be coming, so we agreed I'd go back in a couple hours. Patrick slept in, so I didn't take a shower. He likes to complain that when I take a shower, I'm waking him up. Well, yesterday he did sleep in till 10 am. It's almost like he's a teenager all over again!

I kept busy with my cat and games while Patrick slept. After he got up, I was ready to get some work done on my cross stitch.

I finished up the "Part 2" of the Beautiful Sea Quarter - stitch along - that I'm doing. The second part came out on Friday and I couldn't get to it till yesterday. I like i so far, and my mind is wondering what will be next. I worked on this all afternoon between watching old movies - with Gary Grant and Barbara Stanwick. There were two movies and I'm trying to think if she was in both of them or not. Even Patrick sat and watched them with me.

The Seahawk's game was while we were bowling. I bowled a 242, 182, 191, which brought my average up about 3 pins. I was thrilled. We even took 3 games. We didn't have our partners because they were on a curse. They will be back today. We had brought subs in but they couldn't bowl because we were in the final week of the quarter, so they came and left. Patrick and I were on our own with our partners as blind. We bowled the first place team, so it's interesting to see if they won the quarter or not. If the other time took 4 then they will tie. Oh, well. We were not anywhere close to winning!

As we headed home, got a "fyi" text from our neighbor that the power was out. We kept looking to see who big of an outage it was. It turned out to be pretty big. It started on the left side of Jackson Hwy at Carol Bezy's (a mile north of us). When we got to the corner store, everything on both sides of Jackson Hwy was black. Our lights were the only lights one could see. We stayed up checking our phone for the score of the game. Patrick said we need to get a windup radio for emergencies. I agree.

Happy Quilting!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

A Day Way

This morning I wasn't able to sleep, so was up earlier than I had hoped. Patrick wasn't too thrilled when I woke him up as well.

I helped our neighbor. Then came home and played on the tablet for a little while. Then I pulled out my applique to work on.

I finished up the pieces in the leaf. I was able to get all but two done before we went to the movies at noon.

We went to my folks to see my Aunt and Uncle. They were here and heading out to AZ. We enjoyed a couple games of square 9's. We also had supper.

While I was waiting on everyone to play games, I worked on the rest of the leaf. Then I worked on the mice. I have them glued together right now. I started putting the middle one together. I almost finished the middle mice and then decided I'd wait till we got home. I really don't want to work on this right now, so it's going to wait another day.

I'm hoping to be able to work on the cross stitch. I've missed it for awhile. I tend to go through "withdrawal." (smiling)

Happy Quilting!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Rainy Day Friday

This morning I was up and over to Cherrill's by 8:30 am. W walked about 3/4's of a mile. She was doing good walking. She said she could feel the difference when she don't get out to walk. I've got to go check on her this weekend since Ruth won't be around to help me out. She's got other plans in the mornings.

Patrick was home. He took the day off. Which let him sleep in. I couldn't believe Miss Kitty! She followed me over to Cherrill's and waited on me. When I came home and started calling her, she was coming from Cherrill's house! She was in a big hurry to get to me. We had about 3 hours of TLC time all day long! She even came into the house for a little while. I'm trying to get her used to the sounds that go on in her. She's starting to get used to Patrick walking around and making noise, but she still runs from him if he goes towards her.

I worked on the leaf. The mice will be next to work on. This block has a LOT of circles. Mom said today she was getting ready to start another block. That would be block #3 for her.

I gave up on the block after the leaf was done. I then pulled the quilt out...

I'm down to one corner and one side to finish quilting. It was getting a little warm with that in my lap. But then again, it was rainy and cold. Plus I had a sweatshirt with two other shirts on. So, with three layers, I got warm. I'm happy to say I did get most of one side done. Which means I'm very close to having this finished.

I did find that my backing isn't quiet where it's supposed to be. That 2" border isn't covered completely one one side. So, I'm going to have to cut my border in half. Not sure how that's going to look. But then with this quilt, it's not the looks that matter. It was a gift, and I love it because of that. I don't love it because of the work that was put into it. I love the gift, and won't look a "gift horse in the mouth!"

Last night I put a few stitches in this piece. I'm getting to the part of the house. I'm loving how it's coming. I need to post this on Instagram. I'm planning on working on this tonight.

I did get the next part of my SAL piece. I'm going to put that off for this weekend. It shouldn't take very long. I do like the piece that's next.

I've been enjoying the cat most of the day. I also got some laundry in. Today was a very good day for me and Patrick. He worked his butt off outside. He spend most of the day out there, and when he came in, it was starting to rain. Then it poured! I even fixed a casserole for the neighbors.

Enjoy the rest of the day! Happy Quilting!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hello Thursday

Today I slept in. The rain was out and about. I had Patrick drop off some decorations for Ruth on his way to work. Then I went back to bed. I woke to the phone ringing and it was Cherrill saying she didn't need me today. I thought of climbing back in bed, but decided to get moving.

I did the usual - playing on my tablet. To be truthful, not real sure what I did this morning...didn't amount to much.

I finally pulled out my applique and worked on it for a couple hours.

This is the block where it's in the reverse of what it's supposed to be, but I'm not worried about it. We can fix it in the quilt.  I was going to cut the mice. That way I could put the mice together before they go on the block. May do that yet.

I dd get to enjoy the cat all day though. Maybe that's were time went this morning. She was thinking about coming in, but didn't make it in. Love the way she looks at me!

While we were giving each other TLC, we had visitors. There are 3 deer out there, one is behind the tree.

Miss Kitty was checking them out. Then came back for more TLC.

After about 2 hours of working on the applique, I decided to work on my cross stitch. I was able to get about 50 stitches in. Not enough to warrant a photo. I had Patrick pick up some stuff at the store. He came home with what I needed for the cake. I made it after supper. It's different and it's a recipe mom had from Germany (1970's). I hope it's good. lol

Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Another Day...

Today I was up and off to see Ruth for walking. We ended up shortening the walk because she was having trouble with her back. Then walked up to help Cherrill.

Came home and was working on the Q-snap quilt frame I bought from Teri.

I was trying to figure out how to use the extensions that came with it, but after some thoughts I figured it out.

Trouble is, the frame is a lot bigger than I thought it was! It is as big as my coffee table and would take up most of my living room. Our living room isn't that big (hope to have a bigger one when we move) and I would have to remove the coffee table to put the frame up. Guess I'll have to work on my quilts downstairs, whether or not I use the big frame or this one.

I then pulled out the bag of patterns or the 2 blocks I'm working on for the "Forest Galorest" quilt blocks. I marked my blocks for back-basting. Once I did that, I cut out the mice for the one block and basted down a part of the leaf in that block.

Once I did that, I realized I put it on - reversed! - so it's facing the wrong way. Called mom and we are going to move a couple blocks around so that it won't matter.

I was also able to enjoy some time with Miss Kitty. She was in the house when I didn't realize it and was calling for her. She shot out of the house so fast! She's a beauty!

I then took the afternoon and watched a couple of my shows as well as finished the SAL (1st Part).

Now I wait and see what the next step will be. The next step is Friday. I'm looking forward to seeing what come out next.

We had bowling tonight and I lost another 2 pins in my average. Took me awhile to figure out what I was doing!! I bowled a 158, 145, 171. Not good!!

Tomorrow will be a day of applique and cross stitch. I'm looking forward to being Happy Quilting!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Working on my SAL project

Today started out very early and off to pick up Art. I dropped my car off at the folks. I even took the fabrics that I used on the quilt block to be added to the other fabrics we used. Then I walked over to Art's. We headed to the casino.

Casino - we had a good time. I came home with more money then I took. That's a good thing. They had spaghetti and meatballs as a special, so we both got that. I didn't do very good on the Keno.

Forest Galorest project - I went to the folks after the casino. Mom was across the street. She came back home and we worked on putting the fabrics together for 4 more blocks. 2 blocks for mom and 2 blocks for me. She's already got her second block almost done. I will try and work on it tomorrow. The best part is that I have tomorrow and the next 2 days to myself. I'm going to enjoy working on a couple different projects a day!! Woo Hoo! I'm excited!!

SAL project -

I worked on this last night while watching "Dancing with the Stars." I was thrilled to get this much done. I really like this. I'll have it done by tonight and then I can get back to the "Nantucket Rose" which has been neglected for the past week.

Quilt frame - I finally brought the quilt frame in the house. I'll try and put it together tomorrow and see if it will work up here. If it does, I'll be thrilled. I'm thinking I'll be using it while on the couch. Not sure which chair will work out. I'm looking forward to getting more done with the quilts.

Genealogy - My DNA test came in! I'm so surprised to find out I'm more European West and  Irish then I am Scandinavian. I found my 8th great grandparents from 1599!! They were one of the first ones to come to this country! I have found two sets of grandparents who came on the Mayflower and one set that came on the John and Mary (?), something like that. I'm having a blast finding more who came over. I just wish I could get that much information on dad's side. I'm still stuck in NY in 1790's. Hopefully one of these days I'll figure out what's stopping me!

So, it's time to be Happy Quilting!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Busy Day...Still Getting Stuff Done

Today I was up early to walk, but OH! Wait! it's raining...still. I did walk down to Ruth's and chatted with her. Came back home and played a few games. 

Then I pulled out the remote and turned on "Murdoch Mysteries" while I was getting about 60 stitches in on my cross stitch. 

Then I got up and went to the quilt shop to meet Teri. I bought her Q-snap quilt frame that is a floor frame. After that, I still had time to kill, so I went to moms. Mom and dad where in Portland with my brother who flew in for lunch. I was going to go, but I had my radiology appointment. I stayed at the folks for about a half hour and head up to Olympia for my appointment. I was drinking water the whole way. I was even more surprised at all the traffic! I'm getting tired of all this traffic. Years ago we didn't have half that traffic. 

While I was waiting - yep, I was early - I worked on my Baltimore Liberty quilt block. 

I was able to get part of the flag done. There are 4 of these on this block. 

When I got home my floss arrived in the mail! That's what I call happy mail!! It's from the SAL (Stitch Along) that I'm doing. 

I went downstairs and pulled out all my fabrics that I had from the 90's and found a sea green that I decided to work with. It's 18 ct. and really pretty. I cut what I needed off it. 

Put it on the bars and now I'm ready to get started! I'd show the pattern, but I can't. Beautiful Sea Quaker is the pattern and one can get more information from clinking on the name. It's a mystery but I love the colors so far. 

Hopefully by tomorrow I'll have a photo of the part I have finished. I plan on getting the first part done today. 

Tomorrow I'm going to stop at moms and get the next block ready to work on. (The quilt we are doing together.) Having fun! Happy Quilting!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Seahawks Won and I Appliqued!

Today started out at 8 am. I'm really surprised that the last week, I've been able to sleep in till 8 am. Part of it is the rain and the other part is that the moon or sun isn't shining in the window. But then again, I've been wearing my mask so I can sleep better.

I was up and enjoying the morning to myself. I played games and waited on Patrick to get up. Once he was up, I showered and got ready for the Seahawks game.

I pulled out the fish from the quilt mom and I are working on.

Last night I had the main body of the fish done. Then today I finished the fish with the head, fin, and eyes. Then I worked on the circles around the fish. They are not perfect but I did get them done. I took the block to bowling to have dad take it to mom.

Called mom to make sure she got the block. She loved it. I was surprised, but happy she likes it. Not sure which block will be next. I will probably find out on Tuesday when I take Art to the casino. I usually stop in and see the folks.

We had bowling today. I didn't do as good as I would have liked - dropped another 2 pins in average. I did bowl a 205, 153, 148 - dropped as I was going along! I couldn't believe it. But it was my problem of bad habits.

Now I can get back to my Nantucket Rose cross stitch till the next project comes along. I do have an appointment in Olympia tomorrow, so will be taking my Baltimore Liberty blocks with me to work on.

The good news - SEAHAWKS WON!! Tomorrow is another day.  In the meantime ....... Happy Quilting!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Second Storm Coming In...

Today I was up and off to help Cherrill with her socks. Ruth will take care of her tomorrow. She'll be gone on Monday and I'll be gone on Tuesday. We'll work it out. Ruth is getting herself ready for moving. She's getting a garage sale load of stuff going and she's cleaning out her house. It almost makes it seem like she's leaving tomorrow, and as fast as time goes, she will be.

I showed Cherrill so she could find her Taylor family on there. Her family looks a lot like mine and wonder if it's possible that she is related in a very distant way.

We went to the casino and were back by 1 pm. We stopped at the store to pick a few things up. Then came home.

I worked on the fish while watching "2012" on TV. It was a 3 hour program and Patrick had it taped. We sat and enjoyed the movie while the winds kicked in!

Our storm is hitting pretty good. I tape some of it and put it on Instagram. One has to view the hole thing to see how bad the weather hit! We're not done yet either.

I did well by working on the fish. I'm hoping to get the fish done by tomorrow. Guess I'll be doing the fish tonight and work on my cross stitch tomorrow. Called mom and she said she finished her block, which is what I figured she would have done. I need to get moving on mine. She also said there were 5 members of our group that showed up yesterday.

I was able to get Miss Kitty in the house for a short time. She didn't like the idea that I shut the door. But she lasted quiet awhile before she wanted out of here. I'm hoping she will get used to being in here. I really do want her to relax and come in for TLC.

Even when Patrick wanted to be out all day, I was able to enjoy appliqueing. Looking forward to getting this block done and off to mom. Then who knows which block I'll get next.......Happy Quilting!

Friday, October 14, 2016

A Day of Applique and Stitching

Today was one of those rare times when I slept till 8 am. The storm hit last night and today. I slept through thunder and lightening. Patrick left his usual time.

I was up and helping Cherrill by 9 am. Called mom and told her I wouldn't be there for our group meeting. Decided I would work on my applique as if I was at the meeting. Since the weather is miserable, it was better to just stay home.

I worked on the leaf and stem. I got to the part where I was basting the tail of the fish. I actually took out the center at least three times on this one!

I was able to get the other side at the same point. I put the fish tail on. All I have next to do is applique the tail, add the body and a few more things. So, I'm actually only 1/3 done with this block. Knowing mom, she finished her block by now.

I got the hot water going, and then took part of the afternoon to cross stitch.

I was able to put a good 300 stitches in on this. I'm glad to be back at working on it. I can't wait to get the house going!

It was a really good day! I enjoyed watching a couple mystery movies. I love the Canadian shows that have "Murdoch Mysteries" and "Vera" among a few shows I've found that I'm taping.

Even though the weather was awful, I was able to have a good day. The cat came around but I missed her twice. I was able to pet her around 4 pm. She wouldn't come in the house, and since the wind has been blowing, I didn't want to keep my door open for her.

All's good when I have a day like today. Looking forward to the weekend, but not looking forward to another storm coming in. We had a few branches on the ground, but the best part is that Patrick trimmed the trees a month ago. So, good news is, not as many branches down as there could have been.

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Bad Weather Coming

Today started out early as usual. I was off to pick up Ruth, but the weather was rainy. We didn't end up walking because the rain was coming down. I went to visit with Ruth and then came home. I worked on my games for a bit. Then got ready to go to my quilt meeting.

I stopped off at Walmart (yea, I know, I NEVER go to Walmart!), which actually made it twice in one week...ugh! I picked up some balls for Miss Kitty to play with. I got a few things I needed as well. HOPEFULLY, that will be enough for the next year!

Stopped at mom and dads to chat with mom. Dropped off the notebooks for the quilt we are working on together.

I headed over to the quilt shop to see all the gals, but no one was there. The weather was kicking up with the wind and rain. Everyone called to say they wouldn't be there, except for the two I missed by 5 mins.

I went back to mom's after buying $32 of fat quarters! I didn't realize fat quarter prices went up! Laughing. I took the purples to mom for the quilt we are working on.

I then came home and pulled out my block. Mom has her block 1/2 finished, so I figured I better get moving on my block. At this rate, she's going to have them all done before I even get one block done! I will finish this leaf and then go back to my cross stitch.

I did this one this afternoon.

I also was enjoying my time with Miss Kitty. She's a lot of fun and has started to climb in my lap by herself. She actually came in the house, and I thought she left. Then when Patrick showed up, she freaked out and wanted out right away! So, we calmed her down and let her out. lol

The wind and rain is due to hit hard about 7 pm tonight till 6 am tomorrow. Everyone is prepared for a bad storm coming in. We pulled out our candles and lighters. This is going on all weekend, so it will be interested which one actually hits us!

Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Productive Day.....

This morning I was up and out the door by 7:30 am. Walked with Ruth for a good 3 miles, then went to Cherrills and walked with her for another mile. My 10,000 steps was hit by the time I reached my house at about 9:30 am. It was a good day of walking.

I came home and decided I would work on the quilt block I brought back from moms. Funny how I said I wouldn't be doing so much quilting lately, and I guess that went out the window! I'm still quilting, even if I don't think I would be....never fails.

I pulled out the lightbox and worked on marking my block for the back basting part.

Because the pattern only had one side of the block, I had to put two pieces of the pattern together. That worked out since one of the patterns was on transparent paper. As one can see, the pattern desig showed through as well, but I was able to get around that.

Then I decided since I had the light box out, I'd work on the pattern for the eagles that I do for QOV. I didn't go to the presentation that was today, so I figured I needed to work on something that was with QOV.

I had to shorten the wings.

Once I had marked the pattern with a marker, I then put the pattern on the freezer paper so I could cut out the pieces. This way I can put the bird together before putting him on the background. I like doing it that way. I may need to get some of the brown back from mom, but I will wok n the wings and body before placing and appliqueing it on the background.

I then cut them all out. I have the in a baggie so I can pull them out and put them on the fabrics when I'm ready. I'm thinking I may work on two at a time. Should be interesting.

While I was doing all this, I was also doing laundry. Before I sat down to work on my cross stitch, I vacuumed. So, the house is looking a little better. I cleaned up the table a little when I was done with the project. Which means I put a few things away.

I pulled out Kathy's cross stitch and finally finished it. I also washed it.

It's now ready for me to take to Kathy tomorrow. Plus I'm picking up a quilt frame from another quilter that I said I would buy from her.

I was able to work a little on my cross stitch project as well. Then it was time for bowling....

I bowled a 178, 138, 212, and still dropped my average by one. Oh, well.

May we all be Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Starting Another Quilt

This morning was up early - off to Cherrill's - and to the doctors.

After my doctor's appointment, I went to my folks. Mom wanted to get started on cutting the fabrics for the quilt we are going to work on together.

We cut out the blue fabrics, redesigned the other blocks to make them all 1" bigger. I wanted more space between the applique and the seam. We picked out the fabrics for the bear as well as the fox. We also got the colors for two of the blocks. So, now we are starting another quilt!

One was the fish pattern. I'm doing this block. I brought home the pattern so I can get started on it. I will try to work on it tomorrow. This should be pretty quick.

Last night I was able to get more outlining done. I have a few more to do and then it should be done. I'm surprised the faces aren't done on this pattern, but I'm okay with this. I'm getting along great.

Since I had to go to Olympia for dad's appointment, I wasn't able to work on anything other than cutting the fabrics for the quilt. As much as I would love to say I did a LOT, it's not that easy. Life does get in the way.

OH! My Niece is now engaged!! I saw the video on Instagram. She's happy and that's what matters! I'm hoping to be able to go to the wedding, when ever she has it. Best wishes to Alicia! and Nate too!

So, even when I don't think I'm going to do much in the way of quilting...I still that saying I've been saying all year - THE BEST LAID PLANS - DON'T HAPPEN.

Oh, well. We all can enjoy life and be Happy Quilting!

Monday, October 10, 2016

A Start To A Busy Week

This morning I was up and out the door at 7:30 am. Ruth and I went walking and got 2.99 miles in. It felt good to get some walking in. Then I went to Cherrill's to get her socks on. I stayed for a little bit. I needed to get out of her house by 9 am but didn't make it! I ended up getting back home at 9:30 am and had to get moving!

I was at our Brazilian embroidery meeting by 10 am. I called mom and the way to see if she would like to cut the fabric for the quilt we will be doing tomorrow. She agreed.

At the meeting I was going to start working on one of the Seminar projects, and realized the fabric was not marked. So, I worked on my birds instead.

I worked on the two birds. I filled them in more, as well as fixed the bird on the left. I didn't want the bird to look like it was "pooping." Actually we all were having a great time talking about my "pooping bird." Now it looks like a bird going for the feeder.

I started the beak of a third bird. I have it "off" so I'm having to try and get it "not so close" to the feeder. It's going to take a little work to get the beak right, so we'll see.

I was happy with what I could get done.

I had to make a run to Walmart (not my most favorite place to go) and ended up running into 4 of the bowlers I bowl with. It was so funny because I rarely run into anyone at Walmart.

I enjoyed some time with Miss Kitty. I gave her a ball and she was playing with it not to long ago. She's got it out side, I just hope I can find it tomorrow for her.

She loves attention.

I was going through withdrawals on not being able to work on anything this weekend. Today make it nice! I enjoyed working on the birds. I'm now going to try and finish this up. I listed this with about 4 others to try and get finished by December. I linked my stuff through IG.

Finish A Long 2016

So, if you have things that need to be finished, come join us! I have the quilt on the list for this quarter! That means I have to finish it! lol

Happy Quilting!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

A Sunday of Bowling

I had to get up early today - not new for me - to get moving. I drove to Spiffy's Restaurant to meet my bowling partners. Come to find out, I couldn't leave my car there unless I paid $10 for all day. We were only going to be gone for about 4 hours. I ended up parking my car at one of my partner's daughter's place. We then headed down to St. Helen's OR. I was meeting them at 9 am, but I left the house at about 8:30 am to meet up with them. Found out it's only 15 mins at the most to get there. So, I waited.

I ended up with a partner that didn't want to talk, so we sat in the back seat not saying a word to each other. Felt weird. I was okay with that. She had a bad day all around. She didn't talk on the way back either. I bowled a 156, 158, 182. Not my best for travel but hey I only dropped 2 pins on average. If I'm lucky I won one of the games against the other person.

Got home and played a couple games, had dinner, and off for bowling. We missed the debate, which was probably a good thing.

I bowled 170, 175, 164, so I also dropped 2 pins on my average there too. We lost 2 games.

I was able to enjoy some time with Kitty. So things are good. I just love that cat!

Hopefully tomorrow I can get an hour of quilting in to get the quilt done. It's Brazilian embroidery day tomorrow and I'm going to work on one of my other projects from the Seminar. I will work on the "easy" one that I have.

Best wishes to all and Happy Quilting!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Not A Day For Crafts....UGH

Today was a good day for sleeping in. I actually did. Lately it's nice to be able to sleep past 7 am. I played till Patrick got up. We headed to the casino - our usual Saturday - and stopped off at the folks to drop off the fabrics for the quilt. Mom and dad where in Portland, so we stayed a little bit at their house before going to the movies....or at least that was the plan.

Mom and dad called to say they got a pie at Shari's and wanted us to come and have some at their place. We decided to pass on the movie, go home and get supper. We then went to my folks at 5:30 pm and played a game. I won! We had a good visit and came home.

I spent a half hour with the cat, and found she loves to play! I got one of the balls out, and she played with it on the porch. She won't come in. She did come in for a little bit.

So, by the time the day was over, I didn't get to do any quilting, cross stitch or anything else I wanted to.

Now....on a sad note....

Teri came over and told us her father, Richard Hannahs, passed away. He was a wonderful person and father to Teri and Scott. He would join us when we bowled together. He also came over when we had them over. He will be greatly missed. He passed last night at 11:57 pm. RIP!

Life goes on, and we all try to make a mark in this world. What we do and how we do it, will mark us in history. There's where quilters make their mark....Happy Quilting!

Friday, October 7, 2016

"Whatever" Day

Today I was up about the time Patrick was leaving. I got ready to go to the doctors for blood tests. I have an appointment on Tuesday and needed to have my blood taken before I go. The gal at the doctors office was AWESOME! I didn't even feel it! I usually have someone that has to keep poking around for my blood, but she went right to it! I was thrilled!

After that I headed over to see how dad was doing. I let myself in the house and found both my parents asleep in bed. I told them they could go back to sleep and they said, "No, we're getting up now." We had breakfast together. Then mom wanted to work on the quilt we are going to make together. Mom thought we were going to make different quilts.

This is the quilt pattern that we both bought. When I told her it was a quilt that we would to together, she wanted to know who would end up with it. I told her I didn't care, as long as we did a quilt together. She was okay with that. Think she wants the quilt and I'm okay with that. I'm going to put this quilt under the label "Moms Quilts," so I don't have to set up another label - too lazy to do that! Smiling!

We went to "Whalen Quilt Works" and bought the sky blue fabric for the blocks. I told her I had the beige and browns for it, so I'll take the fabrics to her house tomorrow on the way out. She can decide from there. Since she's ready to get started, I need to get the fabric over to her soon. Otherwise she's go shopping.

Got home and pulled out some of my fabrics for her.

Put it in my bag, and have it ready to go. I stayed at their place for a while before we headed to the quilt shop. After the quilt shop, I took mom back home and went to Starbucks. I picked up tea for Ruth and I. Then stopped and talked for an hour with Ruth. We had a good visit.

Got home and put in some time with Miss Kitty.

Then sat and worked on the Nativity Scene cross stitch piece for Kathy.

I started doing the outlining on this piece. It's coming along really well. Once can tell what I've outlined and what I didn't. There is a little more to do. I should have this done by Thursday if not before. I didn't get the chance to get an hour in on the quilt, but I really do want to finish this up for Kathy and get back to my stuff.....laughing. Not like I am lacking things to do.

Now sitting and watching a "Audrey Hepbern" movie. I'm enjoying being able to watch older movies. It's a lot better than having to watch what's on TV now-a-days. I do miss the old days at times. Things seemed easier back then.....

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Getting Things Done!

This morning I was up and ready to where to go.  I got some clothes from one of my bowling partners last night. I pulled the bag out and tried on all the clothes. I was surprised to find that I liked and kept most of them.

After that, I started laundry. Wanted to wash the clothes before putting them in the closet. I started laundry, then enjoyed some time with the cat. Once I was done with Kitty, I pulled the quilt out.

I got a couple of the border piece done. I only spent about an hour on this. I wanted to get back to the cross stitch that I was doing for Kathy.

After lunch, I pulled Kathy's cross stitch out.

I finished up the cross stitch part and started on the outlining. One can see the outlining at the top. It's going to bring the piece to life. At this rate, I'll be able to get this back to Kathy by Thursday.

Dad was doing good today. I'll check on him tomorrow.

I had a great day - if one didn't count all that laundry - and got a lot done. I'm getting back to quilting on the quilt - which really needs to get done! It won't take long, but I'm taking forever....what's new about that?! nadda!

It's been a rainy day new there. So, wishing you all Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

A Day At The Hospital With Dad

I stayed the night at my parents so that we could leave early. Dad's appointment was at 7 am and we live 35-45 mins away. So, we were up at 5:15 am and out the door at 6:10 am. Not my favorite time to get up...but I was up and ready to go. I even fixed mom some muffins so she had breakfast on the way.

We arrived at the hospital early and waited to get admitted. We were going through the admissions for ER. Figured out we were being admitted in the wrong place but the gal was really nice and went ahead and admitted dad. We went to his room and he got ready. While he was getting ready, mom and I were waiting in the hallway. We must have waited in the hallways about 45 mins. Then we were able to get in the room with him. They finally took him in around 10:15 am. I tried to get some sleep but didn't get very far.

I pulled out Kathy's cross stitch and started working on it.

I was spending some time in "frogging" or ripping out this blue area. She had said her arch was off and she couldn't figure out where. I found that it was in this blue area. I found she's just as good at putting the stitches in as I am! We both have it in that when one starts doesn't want to come out! So, I was taking time getting it out.

No worries, was able to get the blue back in. It's coming along awesome. I'm thinking I may take the time tomorrow to finish it. This is a little on the dark side because I took the photo while at the hospital.

Dad was getting discharged at 6 pm, and I had bowling, so called a friend to see if they could come and pick mom and dad up. I stayed with both till 3:15 pm then drove dads car back to his place and picked up my car and came home.

We bowled tonight and I didn't do so good. I dropped an average. I bowled a 171, 177, and 161. I needed to get a better game for the 3rd one.

Today was a long day, but I'm happy to say I was able to get some cross stitch done.

Wishing everyone is Happy Quilting!