Saturday, January 21, 2017

Celebrating Patrick's Birthday Early

This morning was interesting in the fact that I actually slept til 9 am. That was a first in a verlong time.

Miss Kitty and I had a shot morning of TLC time. Patrick had a list of things he wanted done before my parents arrived to go out to eat. I headed over to the neighbors while he got the branches out of the road and took them to the dump. I beat him home, so I checked on my computer for doing videos with the webcam. I figured how to set it up and will probably do a video on flosstube on Monday. I am thinking of doing two of them. One for crossstitch and one for my applique. Sound be interesting to see if I can handle watching myself.

After I was able to see what I could do, I pulled out my crossstitch and worked on it.

I washappy to finally finish her hands with the bouquet of flowers. I'm starting on the chest area. Her chin is getting ready to be worked on as well. I do like the way this is coming out.

Mom and dad arrived early and we headed to Longview for dinner. We had a good time and then came home for games. We played gin, which I won. Then we play rumicube (sp). Of course Patrick won that. Decided I'm not sitting to the left of him anymore! He was good at going out before I could go out. Hate that! Patrick served his cake I made for him. It was a rolled ice cream cake. Turned at pretty good.

After the folks left, I worked on crossstitch some more. That's when I got the hands done.

Al in all a good day. Happy Stitching!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Getting Back to UFO's or WIP's

Today started out early. I got up and let Kitty in. She was awful chatting about me taking too long. Oh, well. We walked over to the neighbors. I'm surprised at how close she is when we walk. You'd think she had a lease on!

We came home and I got the sourdough out of the refrigerator. I baked the bread, but forgot to turn the heat down when I took the lid off. Which got really close to burning it. It did have the smell of burning but it turned out "okay." I was chatting with Phil about the bread. Since we had one that I baked yesterday, I need to give it away. lol So, I told him I'd bring it to him if he wanted it. Said he would take it. I also took over part of yesterday's bread in case the one from today was really bad. I had him cut it when I brought it. It actually looked good inside. It was soft and looked great. So, the crust will be a little crusty - which he can cut off.

Came home and Patrick called to say he was on his way home. We went to the casino for something to do. We didn't stay long. Then we came back and went to the store.

I had made a roll cake that didn't turn out right. So, we needed to go shopping to get my spice for it. I used the last of what we had. I'm going to remake it tonight. We picked up a few extra things. I need to get baking on his cake for his Birthday. We are going to go out to eat tomorrow for his Birthday, even though his Birthday isn't till Wednesday. We'll be bowling then, so I need to think of something for his Birthday.

This is the quilt that Donna made for QOV. I was binding it the last few days. So, this is done. I won't count this as one of my finished because I didn't do anything but stitch down the binding.

I love the quilting around the bottom that has the words, "respect," "thank you," "honor," and a few other words. It came out perfect. This will go to some deserving soldier. I'm glad I was able to help with it.

I couldn't leave her along too much longer. I know I have the circles to put on the other quilt top, but I just had to work on this! I finished 200 stitches since I took a photo of this. I'm going to be working on it tonight. I'm hoping to get her hand with flowers done tonight. Then I can get started on her face.

We're doing good! Life is good - so far. Mom called and I'm going to go to her house on Wednesday. She wants to take all those pillow cases that grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother made and make them into a quilt. There are enough for a couple quilts. She doesn't have a pattern, so who knows what we will do. I'm going to do research and see if anyone else did a quilt out of them. Should be interesting. Hate to cut them up, but no one is using them and they just sit in a closet, not ever being used. This way we can enjoy them.

Best wishes to all! Happy Quilting!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

A Day of Baking Sourdough!

This morning I was a little slow in getting started. I didn't need to go anywhere today so I decided to try some baking instead.

Since I have sourdough, I wanted to do some research to see what I might be doing wrong will baking bread. Man! I realized I was doing a LOT WRONG! I thought I could do sourdough just like regular bread! NAH! NO WAY! I have to do a lot different. So, I found two recipes that I wanted to try. Both off YouTube so I could see what I was doing wrong....again...a lot! I took one of the recipes and instructions to make the first batch.

I was so happy to see it was growing!! It only took most of the day, but I was thrilled to see it was actually working better than any sourdough I ever made!

After waiting an hour, Patrick couldn't wait to get his hands on it, so he cut it before I had the chance to take a photo!

I can say it was a HUGE success!! It's light and fluffy. It tastes awesome. And I didn't put as much salt in it as they told me to!

While I was working on this - all day - I was watching some "floss-tube" videos. I enjoy some of the men that show what they are working on. I'm thinking of doing a video as well. I just need to figure out how my computer does it, and I'll do it with the computer.

So, as it worked out....I DID get the quilt basted for QOV. It's in the wash, so I didn't have a photo of it. I'm so happy to finally have it done. Now it's getting washed and then dried. Hopefully Donna will be happy with it. I've got the circles to put on the quilt top - will take a photo of that when I do. I'm getting there!

Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Not the Best Day, But a Good Day

Today was up to pouring rain! I waited to go see Cherrill till it slowed down some.

I couldn't believe the cat today! She meowed every chance she could! I had no idea what her problem was but she was letting me know all about it. I think she lost her ball half the time, but then she found it again.

I had three phone calls that took quiet a while. I usually don't like talking on the phone but Katt called and we chatted for a good hour. I did enjoy that call. Before her was Cherrill and we chatted awhile. Then we chatted more when I went over there. After Katt was Ruth and then I went to her house to borrow her Dutch oven so I could do sough dough bread tomorrow.  I'm looking forward to seeing if it will work.

I worked on the binding of the QOV quilt again.

I was able to get another side or two done. I hope to have it done tomorrow, because I am getting to the point where I want to do my cross stitch again! BUT I really need to work on the circles on the QOV quilt top.

My laptop died on me!! I couldn't believe it!! Now we're talking about getting another laptop for the house. This one will die again, I'm sure! It took till we got back from bowling for it to start up again. My cord was off! I had tried that!! I even took the cord out and put it back in, but NO, it wouldn't start! Got home, moved the cord and then it started up! What a PAIN!! So, now I'm going to have to keep my eyes on it, get the stuff off my computer that I want to keep and hope it starts back up tomorrow! It will have to wait till tomorrow for getting my stuff off.

Patrick came home to say Dan can't make it to our Birthday dinner because he's working. On top of that Phil doesn't look like his going either. Guess it will be back to mom, dad, and us.

We had bowling tonight. I did okay, but not as good as I would have liked. 155, 182, 179. My first game wasn't that good. I'll have to keep working on it. I need to get back to my norm!

Best wishes, Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A Week Overdue For Cleaning

This morning I was up around 8 am. Since I haven't been walking with Ruth, I'm getting to get a another hour in on sleep time. I'm enjoying that. Trouble is when the weather gets better, we'll be back to walking. AND if the weather gets better Cherrill will be getting out there walking with us.

Kitty was in for awhile for TLC time. Then she walked with me to Cherrill's and then back home. I enjoyed some tea with Cherrill. We had a good chat.

I started the washing before I left. Got home and did more laundry. Then I pulled the vacuum out and cleaned the rugs. I also worked on the kitchen floor. More laundry!

I made some oatmeal cookies! They turned out great!

In the afternoon I started working on the binding of the QOV quilt.

I was able to get one side done so far.

I figured I needed to get this done, washed and ready for our next meeting. The next thing I need to work on for QOV meeting is the circles that go on one of the tops someone else did. The circles won't take long, it's just getting me to do it!

I put the cross stitch away to get myself to get this done! I need to get them done, so I don't feel like I have a TON of stuff to work on.

We won't be having quilting this week. Mom's having the house painted on Friday, so we won't be having our meeting then. I'm okay with that. I need a break.....and yet I haven't seen everyone for over a month...can't help but love the break....hum.

Happy Quilting!

Monday, January 16, 2017

A Busy Holiday

Today started out early again. Not to sure I got to sleep in this weekend. Went to Cherrill's and then off to our Brazilian embroidery meeting.

Arrived an hour early to set all of Feelicia's stuff out. We sold the big things but not enough to make a dent. I wasn't too thrilled when a couple members wanted a "deal" on everything. But can't complain because I didn't want it back. We'll see how it goes when it is all up in Bellevue. Pat took most of the stuff up there for the other groups.

Came home to pick up Patrick. We went shopping for our son. It went great and we got what they needed. It was getting comical when I had to send photos to make sure I had the right stuff.

We came home and watched some TV. I worked on the cross stitch "Nantucket Rose." It's going faster because of were I am on it.

Enjoyed some time with Kitty. We made a potato pizza. It turned out good. We used french fries.

 Must be nice to be able to curl up and sleep with no concerns.

I wa aale to get 2 1/2 rows in on the baby afghan. It going quickly. Sound be done in a couple weeks if I keep on top of it.

I realized I better get moving on the QOV quilt. The binding needs done. Plus I need to work on the applique circles. Will do the binding this week and do the circles next week. That way I can have them ready for the next meeting.

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Quiet Sunday

This morning was another early morning. Went out and let Kitty out of the garage. We had a few minutes of TLC.

After Patrick got up, I got dressed and went to see Cherrill to get her socks on. Came back and loaded the truck up with the stuff that was Feelicia's. While I was getting the garage door open, feathers flew. Figured a poor bird got in the garage and Kitty git a meal out of it. Poor thing!

Came in to watch the game today.

Will watching Green Bay win, I. Worked on both cross stitch projects.

I started working her hand and so excited to see it come along so well.

The afghan is another two stripes done.

We had bowling tonight. Bowled a 181, 192, 170. We took 4 games, woohoo.

Happy Stitching!!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Seahawks Lost! UGH

Today started out early. We had a lot of stuff we needed to do. But I woke at 7 am and couldn't find Ziva. Come to find out, she was at Patrick's feet under the covers! After figuring out where she was, it was better to just get up. I let her out. We came back in for me to feed her.

Patrick got up and I went to the neighbors before we left for the casino. We had a good day. The last couple times we have been coming home even. So, it's nice to be entertained by the casino for a couple hours. We stopped off at my son's and did a few things for them to get prepared for them coming home.

Came home and got Ziva, then took her home. She couldn't wait to see her mommy! It was so funny how she was getting excited and couldn't wait to get home.

We came back to watch the game. Seahawks started out great, but then they went down in the tubes! We turned it after they started loosing by 13. The next thing they did made it a sure thing they would loose.

I worked on my challenge by HAED. I was able to get 100 stitches in today. That is a lot better than 40 stitches. It's a little harder to work on 25 ct fabric then I thought. It's small and hard to see at times, which seems odd to me because I do great with linen fabric and it's a lot smaller to work with.

Last night I worked on the crochet baby blanket. I've gotten another couple rows done last night. Crochet goes fast so this is coming along great. I try to do cross stitch in the afternoon and crochet in the evening. I'm not sure if I will do the crocheting today or if I'll do the cross stitch tonight.

I'm doing great with getting some stuff done this year! I'm happy with the results so far. I may actually get a few things done this year! Or I can hope! This year is here, and I'm hoping to be able to do a lot more. Let's see if I can at least get some of those things done that I have listed with the Finish-a-long challenge. I haven't won anything yet, but who knows, one of these days I just might.

Have a great day and Happy Stitching!

Friday, January 13, 2017

My Link to FINISH-A-LONG Q1 2017

Just Jude Designs

This is my "linkup" to Finish-a-long 2017. 

The following are items I want to try and finish for the first quarter of 2017. 

This are in progress, but need to be finished. I'm sure I have more, but will start with this. 

A Busy Day Around Here

We had Ziva again last night. So she slept really close to me all night. Patrick took her out in the morning before heading to work. Then she came back and climbed back in bed. I finally got up.

We went to Ruth's to say hi. Then I brought her back to the house and went to see Cherrill. Kitty followed me over there. I do miss not having Kitty in the house. I did give Kitty some TLC in the garage.

Found a spider web on the mail box. It's pretty cool how many we found today.

I made cookie dough and then I made some sourdough bread in the machine.

I had some time to work on my cross stitch again. Didn't get much done.

Only go about 40 stitches in again today. I was hoping to get started on my next 100 stitches, but with time getting away from me, it didn't happen. I am still wrapping my floss, which is putting me behind as well.

Last night I was able to get the other half done. I started with one row of yellow. I finished the yellow and then got half the purple done. I'm having fun with this and it's going so fast. I could have it done by the end of the month.

I also need to post my "finish-a-long" stuff and will do that next.

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Snow Still Here, Still Stitching

Last night was our first night with our grand doggie. Zeva is a big change in the house, but fun to have. She slept at the end of the bed till about 1 am when she climbed in between the sheets next to me. It's been awhile since I had a dog that would sleep with me under the sheets.

I was up shortly after Patrick left. Zeva wanted out before I could get breakfast, so took her for a walk down the street. She didn't do her "business." So we came home, I ate breakfast and then we went back out. This time she did her business. We were going back and forth all day with walking and checking the area out.

She sat in my lap most of the day. I was working on the floss that I got last night.

I grabbed my project I had already set up to start. I decided to put the floss back in the floss box. I also was able to get some of the floss I didn't get yesterday. I was able to get all my floss ready for the HAED project I'm working on .

I was able to start working on the page. I only got 40 stitches done today because I was rolling the floss on the thread holders. I still have more to do, but will work on it tomorrow.

Of course I went and bought some more stickers for the thread holders because I couldn't find what I did with the ones I had. (I had a lot!) So, when I was putting the threads away in the box, guess what I found?! Yep, the stickers that I couldn't find! Never fails.

I worked on the afghan last night as well. I'll try to get a few more stitches in tonight if I can. I'm running behind again.

Happy Stitches!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Woke Up to SNOW!

Today I was up right after Patrick left. I was relaxing a little before letting Kitty in.

We enjoyed a few minutes together before going to the neighbors.

My walking partner.

On the way home I lost Kitty. She didn't follow me back and I wondered what happened to her because she was meowing at the door telling me it was time to go. When I opened the door she was gone.

Came home and started working on my challenge piece.

I worked it over to the page I needed to work on. I did get 7 stitches in before I had to quit. I needed a couple more colors to work on it, so I got my list ready.

Phil called to say Emily was back in the hospital, so went to spend a little time with my grand doggie. She enjoyed my visit. Then found out we needed to go back and get her for the night. She whined the whole way to the house. It was funny!! Now she's here and I had to put Kitty in the garage. Don't know who they will get along tomorrow morning but we'll find out when Kitty comes in.

I worked on the baby afghan that I started last night. The funny part about all that is that I didn't get a photo of what I'm doing! I have about 6" done so far and yet, I don't have a photo. I seem to remember photos of everything else but that. Go figure.

It snowed all day.

Our tree in the front yard.

Our bamboo tree.

Our back yard. Full of snow. I was happy with the thought I wasn't going anywhere today but then went to check on my grand doggie.

Bowling was cancelled. So, we went to Micheal's to get me the floss I needed. They had all but 2 of them. Patrick waited out in the car. I had a coupon for 30% off which was nice, since I needed about 20 more floss. Then we went to pick up our grand doggie.

Now we're home and I'm getting back to working on the afghan before the night is over.

Best wishes, and my we all be Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Finished One Thing and Started Another

Or two. Today started out later than usual. I actually went back to sleep and slept an extra hour. I then went to the neighbors, where we had tea and conversation. (Wow! that made me fell old saying it that way).

Kitty followed me over and back. She came in and spent the day with me. It was really nice to have her in the house with me.

I even surprised myself! I didn't touch my tablet till 3:30 pm! Unusual. Phil said he would be over, but then it got busy and didn't make it.

I worked on my block.

It's finally finished. Now I can take it to mom's and we can talk about putting the quilt together. There is more applique to do, but at least we will have all 9 blocks done....yea, I know, I only did 3. Mom is just way to fast for me!

Then I pulled out my fabric for the HAED challenge.

I used the snap frame because I had the other two frames in use. Plus the fabric was bigger than the frames I had. I cut the fabric before I realized I needed to use the snap frames, so I didn't cut it as big as I should have.

Next was going through my list of floss and getting them rolled for use.

This is the one I'm going to do for the challenge. It's going to be interested how I get to the page I need to work on, but I'll get there.

Miss Kitty was there watching me the whole time.

So, I'm tired of working on this challenge that I'm going to get the afghan started for the baby. Guess we can say I actually started 2 things today....UGH! I'm supposed to do that the other way around! Finish 2 and start 1!! OUCH! Guess I better get a few things finished!!

Happy Quilting and Stitching!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Too Much On My Plate!

Today I was up early. Couldn't sleep very well. So worried about Dan and the loss of his parents. I let Kitty in and we had our usual TLC. She can't wait to get her TLC in the morning. I'm talked to for taking so long sitting down! She can really get to be a pain at times with her whining.

I went to the neighbors and we and we had a good visit. She's working on her family history book. She's put a LOT of family history into a binder. It's awesome. I need to do that as well. She has all the documents right there. At least the important ones one wants to see. I would love to do that, but at this time, I have my brain going in too many directions!

At about 12:30 Georgie came over and we priced a lot of the beads we are trying to sell for the Felicia's family. I'm so sick of seeing that stuff! We didn't get much marked compared to what there is. So, I'm planning on taking it to our next meeting and getting rid of all this stuff! We have a few Brazilian embroidery patterns as well.

Before Georgie came and after she left, I worked on the quilt block for mom.

I finished all the black except one of the dragonfly bodies. I'm basting the yellow for the body of the butterfly. To me, it looks a little strange. Not she why her pattern for the butterflies look a little off. I'm just doing what the pattern had.

Dan has the week off, and I told him I'm here if he needs anything.

My cross stitch fabric arrived today, which means I need to get started on the challenge. I'll get it set up tomorrow. I also need to do the circles for the QOV quilt! Then I remembered I still have one QOV quilt in the other room that needs the binding finished on it. AND don't forget, I have Nantucket Rose to work on. Nantucket is coming along so well, I hate to abandon it.

Patrick signed us up for a cruise. I'm looking forward to it. I'll have a few things to take with me to work on while I'm on the cruise. Figure I can do those while enjoying the water view. Looking forward to taking another cruise.

Happy Quilting!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Another Friend is Gone.....

Today started out with the thought of going bowling. I was showered and ready to go. I spent the morning with Kitty before heading over to the neighbors. I did get a text saying the weather was so bad that we wouldn't be going to Longview for bowling. I was looking forward to it, but then I was kinda happy we weren't going.

After Patrick got up, we started cleaning more. We had taken the tree down and put all the Christmas stuff away yesterday. We had a few things out on the table from yesterday. Patrick was going to do all the cleaning up while I was bowling, but since I didn't have to bowl, I helped out. lol We got the house back in order. We move a few things around. Patrick took the wrapping off the photos.

I worked on my block while we watched Green Bay win! Now Patrick has two teams in the finals.

I am basting the black down now, then I'll work on the applique part. I have yellow that will go on the butterflies when the black is down. It's taking longer than I expected. But then I've been stalling when I can. I did get a lot done today, and was hoping I'd have it done by now. But there are a lot more pieces to it then I realized.

We then went bowling. My son's best friend told us his mother passed away on Tuesday and he went to his father's funeral on Friday. I couldn't help but cry! Judy was an awesome person! She retired and was helping by volunteering in the area. She was like a second mom to Phil at times. We told Dan he is now our son! He can come anytime. He's my boy now! He's so special to me and my heart goes out to him! He has a sister that is my daughter's age, but don't think they are close. He was so close to his mother, that I hope I can fill her shoes! I just saw her last week at the bowling alley......and tonight was hard on Dan because he was bowling his mother's team tonight. We all kept him busy and talking about other things to keep him going. She was our age too! This is way too hard on our family. Patrick will tell Katt tomorrow.

I bowled a 180, 189, and 147....not my best but I did better. We'll see what next week brings.

Praying for my boy! and staying Happy Quilting!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Hello Saturday.. Good Luck HAWKS!

Today started out early for me. Just couldn't go back to sleep. Played on my tablet for awhile. Then Patrick was up and we were off to the casino. Came out even.

Then we went to the grocery store and loaded up on the food. We did get a free pan, but would have gotten the one we wanted if we would have shopped on Monday. But then that was the day we were in the hospital with dad. Oh, well.

We did stop off at Micheal's so I could get some yarn for the baby afghan I need to make and I also picked up some black floss for the challenge I'm going to do. Just need to get the fabric so I can get started on it. I have till March, so that's not a big problem...the big problem is going to be working on this.

I wanted to put the yarn in a container but it's bigger than the container. So after I use some, I can put it in the container.

Tonight we are watching the Seahawks game. Patrick made an awesome meal tonight! We had shrimp and noodles. We had that when the game started. Now we're watching the rest of the game. I'm going to try and find an afghan for the baby, so I can get moving on that as well.

I had to put Nantucket Rose away because I have to do the block for mom as well as get started on the afghan.

May we all be Happy Stitching!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Getting a Few Things Going....Still Didn't Finish Though

Today I was up shortly after Patrick left. Miss Kitty was out there waiting on me to let her in.

I pulled out some of the beads that needed pricing. I priced several boxes (small bead boxes). There were a lot of expensive beads in the boxes. I wouldn't have to price them but one of the members wants me to sell them to her group up north. Which means I have to mark everything for sale. If I could just get them on eBay and get them out of my house, I'd be happy! Once they look at the stuff and decide what they want, then I can get them up for sale and out of here. I spent 2 hours pricing and I didn't make a dent.

Then I pulled out my block for the Forest Galorest quilt mom and I are working on. Mom told me yesterday that she finished another block, which puts her at 5 I believe. I only have 2 done and this one.

I finished the firefly wings today, and basted the butterfly wings down to finish the last butterfly. Then I can work on the body. Once this is done, the we need to work on the piecing of the quilt. We will have to plan a day or two to work on the piecing. Then we have more applique to work on. Should be interesting to see how much work I'll be able to contribute since mom tends to take off like a shot.

And I would get some attitude from Kitty when it came down to me working on my block.

I wasn't able to work on the cross stitch. I need to get my challenge piece ready as well. I'll try to do that this weekend. I know the fabric is in the mail. Plus I need to buy 11 skeins of black. I have 8 skeins but I'm going to need to get more and it would be better if I get all 11 from the same dye lot.

So, since the block is on my list to finish...I guess I'm going to finish it after all. But I can't call it finished because the quilt won't be done...dang!

One thing at a thing at a time....let's see if that helps...not.

Happy Quilting!!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Having Tea and Cross Stitching

Got to sleep in...or at least try. Patrick let the cat out of the garage and she was meowing at the door. I let her in and went back to bed. She meowed more, till she finally came and joined me. At first she took off when I moved, then she relaxed. Got to get another 45 mins in for sleep.

I did get a call from my neighbor, her cleaning lady was sick, so I needed to go over and help her out. We checked out the water leak as well. Still waiting on the plumbing company to come over and check it out.

I made a "Chewy Walnut Bar" for Patrick. Then I went back to me my cross stitching!

Sideways photo of my SAL that I finished yesterday.

I was able to get another 400 stitches done on this one. It's coming along great. I'll be working on the leaves next. AFTER I get this part done more.

I watched all my shows that I have on DVR, so now I need to figure something else out to watch while I work on my stuff.

At least I was able to get more done. I keep getting reminded that I need to do the circles for the quilt top. I will TRY and do that tomorrow. Maybe if I get them cut out, it will be easier to do them. I will see what tomorrow bring and what kinda mood I'm in. I'll be having tea with the neighbor so not sure how soon I'll start tomorrow.

When my package gets here, I'll start on setting it up for the challenge I signed up for.

Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Wednesday of Catching Up

Today I was up early just because I couldn't go back to sleep after Patrick left. I was over to our neighbors in good time.

Got home calling Kitty on my way back. She caught up with me and walked along side of me. It's like walking a dog with a lease, but I don't have a lease for her.

I worked on my laundry all day. I finally got caught up on the laundry...just took a week.

I pulled out the dough out of the refrigerator. I had it ready for bread this evening. I let it raise and it was awesome!

Tomorrow I will toast it for breakfast. It's great for toasting.

I got a few stitches in on my cross stitch. I worked on my SAL (will post a photo tomorrow). I finished part 7 of that one. It is coming along great. I'm not sure what is coming, but I'm hoping there are more things about the sea. 😊😊😊

Bowling was tonight - and I bowled better!! I bowled a 161, 191, 182. Got better, but didn't get any of my pins back! I'm still a 171 average for Wednesday night. I'll work on it, hopefully get it back up!
One of the gals we bowled tonight go drunk that she couldn't throw the ball. Her husband wanted her to finish out the bowling (had 3 frames left), but she refused and wanted to go home and go to bed. She was so far out of it, it was embarrassing for everyone. He took her home before the bowling was over and apologized to everyone. She seemed to be an alcoholic, but who am I to know the difference. Patrick kicked my butt again...UGH! We did win 3 games.

Tomorrow is another day! Happy Quilting and Stitching!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

A Day of Visiting!

Today I was up and ready to go early. Got up with Patrick this morning. Enjoyed a few minutes and then went to the neighbors.

Came home and got my stuff ready for QOV meeting in Olympia. I wasn't planning on staying long as I wanted to stop in on the folks. I got behind this morning because I had to print out my HAED pattern (cross stitch). I was trying to decide what I was going to do. I needed 25 ct fabric and would order it later today.

We had a great meeting. I took the quilt that I finished the binding on. Forgot to take a photo. Gave the quilt back to Donna after I put the label on the quilt. I was there till about 12:45 pm when the rest of them were going out to eat. I got the crackers I had in the car instead.

On my way home I stopped at Dian Keeper's house. I wanted to visit with her and Bill. They have been family friends for years. I wanted to see if Dian could quilt dad's QOV quilt when Judy is done with it. We talked about it but she's not able to quilt it. She really wanted to but her quilt room is FULL of sewing machines.

At least Kitty enjoyed the quilt that I finished today! I had it washed and ready to go this morning.

Stopped off at the folks. Dad was sleeping and didn't know I was there. Talked to mom about getting the quilt quilted. She said she would pay to have it quilted by Kathleen Ament. I told her I wasn't worried about that, just need to have it done.

Came home and relaxed. I was falling asleep in my chair just before Patrick got home. I'm going to get moving on the next quilt. I may wait a couple days before I do it. I need to cut some circles out and applique them to the quilt top Donna gave me awhile back. Donna was laughing at me, because I forgot why I had the quilt top and who gave it to me. I hope to have it done for the next meeting. Will let Donna know and see if we can get it ready for quilting. Or at least give it to the gal that made it.

Busy day, and yet not so busy. Enjoyed being with friends. Tomorrow and the rest of the week, I'm going to enjoy being home!

Best wishes! Happy Quilting!