Showing posts from February, 2015

Another Saturday....Baking

This morning I started out sleeping in. I stayed up till about midnight last night on the computer. I watched a couple shows I hadn't seen yet. Charlie kept me company while Patrick went to bed. I find that I can't sleep much because of all the pain. It's easier to stay up and try later in the evening to sleep.

I decided to make the "Oatmeal Cookies" that Alton Brown had on the TV the other night. I don't have a clue why he does stuff in ounces, but he does. Good thing I have a weight. I measured all the stuff out last night and had them in containers. I pulled everything out and started making the cookies, realizing my son was coming over and is a vegetarian. So, I made another half batch without the egg.

Phil's cookies didn't have raisins, I put butterscotch chips in his. I made sure to clean everything and keep "cross contamination" from happening. I used the parchment paper for all the cookies, each getting their own sheet. The cookies c…

Quilting Day at Moms

Today was a weird day. I don't know if anyone could have planned it this way. It started out like normal - walking and cribbage.

Then as I'm getting ready to head out to moms, I got a text, and another, and another. So, I'm answer texts, the phone rings, and I answer that. Then I start to finish the text after the phone call, and she decides to call instead. So by the time all these calls where done, it was 9:45 am. Usually I'm at moms by then. I finally get there, and one of our quilters needs dads heart monitor. We get her hooked up and she's in the stroke range and talking like she is going to have a stroke. Hildi and I rush her to the ER room at the hospital. She had a miny stroke and they are keeping her over night.

I finally get back to moms place at 11:30 am. Lots of excitement! I pull out my bag and go through it looking for my Celtic table runner.....nope, not what. My Celtic bag had my scissors, thimble, thread and project. Now what?! Oh, I…

Another Day of Appointments!

Today was a day of doctors appointments. I had the first one, and dad had the second one. Dad's check up went well, and they said he's cleared for surgery. We will see when on the 16th.

After the doctors appointments we had lunch, and then I headed to our applique meeting. I got there around noon. Most of the meeting was already started. Had a great time with a couple of the members. I did get a few more stitches in the Celtic table runner. I took my bag full of stuff when I left this morning and came back to the point of "NEEDS CLEANED OUT."

I pulled out all the stuff in my bag - MORE fabrics! As well as my projects. I decided to put the fabrics away - on the table downstairs. I will go through them for the BOM's I've been doing.

While I was at the meeting, Barb had a wonderful idea of how to keep the basket blocks all together. She used a 3 ring binder and plastic sheet savers. She had all the patterns and blocks together in it. So, I decided I would do the…

Worked On More Projects

Today was a good day, sort of. I did the usual walk and cribbage game. Won all three games. Came home, went downstairs and turned on the fireplace. It is still chilly down there.

Once I got down there, I pulled out the black and white fabrics and started cutting them into 5" squares.

I've had this stack for awhile.

I started cutting and didn't realize how long it takes to cut that stack. I've still got half of the stack to do.

Because of my shoulder pain, I had to cut with the rotary cutter but laying my arm on the ruler. It was a little uncomfortable at first, but I was able to figure it out. I didn't have the strength to hold the ruler with my hand, so had to figure a way to hold the ruler down to be able to do what I needed. I was looking at this photo and didn't realize my figures are so long! At least I got some stuff done.

I started out with a good stack different sizes. I got a good stack of 5" squares. I also cut out a few more squares of differen…

Think I'm Still Running....

Today started out with a bang, and it hasn't stopped yet.

I had my doctors appointment for my shoulder. He told me I have a tear and tendinitis as well as "wear and tear." So, he sent a referral for me to see the Orthopedic Surgeon to see if I qualify for surgery. My next appointment is in a couple weeks, but if there is an opening they will call me. They did call me to go in on Thursday but I already had an appointment for Thursday. Hopefully things will start moving. I'm tired of being in pain.

After that, I went to see dad. He looked good and was in a "fog." He's not quiet ready to tell everyone about the operation, but I've been making him talk to the family about it. He's looking good, and I think this will be a good thing. It's been an 8 year wait. So, while I went to be with dad, I knew mom had quilting. I didn't know they were meeting at their house. So, I walked into a quilt meeting while chatting with my daughter-in-law. She go…

Quiet Day

Walked this morning and came home. Wasn't really in the mood to do much today. Shoulder giving me pain.

I did work on my nephews baby Afghan. 

Charlie slept on my lap every chance she got.

Did find out today dad's anurism grew and he needs surgery asap. So know he's going in for surgery as well as my walking partner. Depending on my shoulder, chances are I will too. Not sure what to call this month, but not sure it's a pretty name either.

Weather great today but still a little chilly.

May we all be Happy Quilting!

Suns Out and Feels Like Spring

Another beautiful day! Suns been out most of the day with very little clouds. Patrick went golfing and will probably be back here in the next 30 minutes.

I enjoyed the day to myself. Talked to my daughter-in-law on the phone for awhile. Watched two movies on TV. Now back to NCIS reruns. I think I'm caught up on the reruns now.

I loved the weather, that I put my shoes on and went outside to take photos. I've missed not going and and working on my photography. I love taking pictures, but they were starting to get "sloppy" everyday photos and not ones that are planned and enjoyable to take.

The flowers Patrick gave me for Valentines Day is still blooming and looking awesome. So, I went in the bathroom and took some photos of them. I love how the wall works great with the colors.

I do enjoy taking "still life" photos.

This is the cherry tree outside. I enjoyed seeing the flowers blooming. Yet that doesn't help on my sinus' but hey!, I still love the loo…

Beautiful Saturday

I'm sitting here watching the news on how the storm has hit TN and other states. We've been pretty lucky not to get the snow this year, but that's really not a good thing for WA. We are looking at a dry summer at this rate. I remember having weather like that in MD and Pullman. I feel for those that have to deal with it. I always loaded up on canned foods and stayed home till I felt safe enough to drive.

Today we got up and took off "running." Patrick wanted to go to the casino. We didn't stay long. lol Then we came home for lunch and back out the door to the store looking for another sink. Our white sink has been falling apart - paint coming off and looking pretty bad after 16 years. We want to replace it, but found out the size we needed, they didn't have in the stainless steel. Our counter was cut for the sink, and trust me, I don't want to replace my counter tops right now. So, now we know what we need, the next step is to see if we have to get an…

MRI Day.....ugh.

This morning I was up and walking with my neighbor. Patrick slept in till I got back. We then went up to Olympia for my MRI test.

I waited about a half hour to go in. When they called my name, she asked if I needed to use the bathroom, and I figured, "what the heck" and said yes. Afterwards was taken outside to a trailer. That was a first. This huge door opened and we walked in. I almost felt like I was in a movie. Anyway, had to take off everything that had metal to it. She did let me keep my ring on. Walked into the room, and got ready for the machine. They asked if I had questions, and said nope. (Afterwards I did!) She fastened me into the "bed" and told me it would be loud. I was given ear plugs. Once she was done, I closed my eyes. I was then moving into the machine. Once in there, I looked up and quickly shut my eyes! It was way too close for comfort! I almost started to freak. She gave me a button to push if I needed them to stop and they would help me. I t…

Working on Table Runner

Today I woke up and went back to sleep. I passed on walking. I did go and play cribbage though. Then I relaxed and played some games. I just wasn't in the mood to do much. I did go and meet a friend in town. We walked a good 3 miles. I enjoyed being able to do faster walking and not worry about a dog stopping every so often.

When I got home, I opened the DVR up and put on a movie. Then I sat down and worked on my table runner.

I got to the tip of table runner and wasn't sure how to do the corner area. I sent a message to Nancy about how to do that area. I may end up finding out tomorrow, so will work on the afghan tonight. 
The best news right now is that my MRI is tomorrow! I'm looking forward to it and can't wait to find out what all this pain is about. Problem is, I won't find out till Tuesday, but at least the ball is rolling. 
Had lunch with my friend, and ate carrots, even when I knew I'd have problems with it. Sure enough, about 3 hours later got a migra…

In One of Those Moods Today

Have you ever had one of those days, where your not "gitty happy" and your not "depressed?" Well, that's kinda what kind of day I'm having. I'm not overly excited about anything and I'm not feeling low. I'm feeling like I want to do things, but then I don't want to. I have a list of things I could do, but not interested in doing them. So, I go from one thing to the other, till I'm tired of working on that project.

This morning started out as usual, and my cribbage partner asked what was bothering me. Nothing. He didn't believe me. I had a rough night and my arm is killing me. I can't wait till Friday for my MRI. I'm getting tired of being in pain.

I decided to try one of the recipes that I've been posting, and made the Old Fashioned Banana Pudding. It had peanuts in it. Even Patrick was surprised about that. I figure it's the brown sugar that makes it look a little on the dark side.

After that, headed downstairs and w…

Back on Schedule....I hope!

Yesterday wasn't much to report. We spent the day at my parents, so  was't able to get any quilting done.

Today was a different story. I was able to send the morning to myself. Then had to head over to the dentist to get my teeth cleaned and FINALLY get my cap put on. I sat there a little less tease, but still tease. Once that was over, I was thrilled. It felt a little differently but over all I'm glad that's over.

I called mom (she told me to) and told her I was done. I also told her I would meet her at Sister's quilt shop in town but if she was going to be longer than 20 mins I would go home. She said she'd be there, and I went to the grocery store before meeting her. Hard to believe she was entering the shop as I was parking. That really surprised me, as she's usually making me wait. We looked for fabric to go with the baby quilt we designed for my nephew. While we were there, we picked up another panel for a baby quilt. We also got the background for bo…

Day After Valentines Day

It's another Sunday. We're heading off to bowling here pretty soon and Charlie is trying to sit in my lap while I type this.

Yesterday was busy. We enjoyed a day with Katt being here. First we went out to breakfast, then off to mom's to get a 1920's dress that she needed for her Gaylla (sp). She borrowed a dress from mom's neighbor and was stunning in the dress! She would fit into the 1920's without a problem. While she went to her gaylla we went to the casino. Patrick and I enjoyed the evening together. Came home and was able to give him his "gift" of DQ's ice cream cake. He gave me flowers earlier in the day.

Today he wanted to go to the movies, and I decided I wanted to stay home and work on my projects. I also tried to put a dent in the laundry. I worked on my nephews baby's afghan, and my table runner. I sat and watched the Hallmark Channel. Got 2 movies in while Patrick only got one! lol Actually got a lot done on both projects.

Mom just…


Friday is here, and it was busy! I didn't go to the quilt group meeting because I needed to get a few other things to do. I worked on the Secretary stuff I needed to do with our water system. Then I balanced our check book and cleaned up my sewing room. I even mixed up some cookie dough for Katt when she gets here. That way she can take some cookies back with her.

I worked on this yesterday at the quilt group meeting. I'm really enjoying the way this is coming out. I was also checking out some of the other classes that are offered, and may just take another one later on.

I sat down this afternoon and worked on this again I do like the way it looks. I've got to finish the "last stretch" and then I can get started on the sides. I may have this done in the time we allotted for the class. I posted a post asking others to share their photos.

Katt text'd an hour after she hit the road to say she forgot her dress. I've been looking all over for a 1920's era …

A Day of Running Around!

Things always seem to be a pain when its one of those days of running around. I did the usual this morning and almost got skunked in cribbage again. 
After cribbage I hurried home and got ready for our quilt meeting. I also had to write a list of things that I needed to do - forgetting to start the bread I had to bake today. Then off I went. On the way to the quilt group I went to the bank, then to Safeway for cereal, Sister's quilt shop to get YLI thread for the quilt wall hanging I just finished, to Mickey D's for lunch (but they had breakfast), and then finally to the quilt show. It was as long as that sentence! While at the quilt shop picking up YLI thread, I decided on a dark blue or grey thread. I'm going with grey. 

At our meeting, I showed my quilt, which everyone loved. I usually don't like to show my stuff off, but they kept asking how it was going, so had to show it. As one can see, the table and beam where in the way, so it's hard to get really good ph…

Good Thing I'm A Quilter!

Today started out like normal. I was relaxed and tired at the same time. I haven't been sleep well lately. My shoulder is too painful to last over 2 hours, so I tend to wake up every 2 hours and try to go back to sleep. It's my shoulder's way of telling me it's still there and not going away anytime soon.

After lunch I had to go to the dentist - which I was looking forward to - to get my cap put on the tooth. Well, it wasn't that easy after all. Everyone in my family knows how much I hate going to the dentist, this was no exception. I like the dentist I have, and wouldn't go anywhere else because he does calm me down at the right time. I was called in to get my cap on. The asst. took off the temporary tooth, cleaning up the tooth and getting it ready for the cap. The dentist comes in and the cap fits, but it moves way too much. So he checks everything, looks good. Tries again. Nope, not good enough to set on my tooth. Okay, so we start all over again! This time…