Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Month In Review

Today I was able to sleep in a little. Went to help the neighbor with her socks. Then came home and enjoyed some time with Miss Kitty.

I was able to get some stitching done today.


It's coming along great.

So....here's the month in review:


While dog sitting and during BE group, I was able to finish the bird on the left and started working on the bottom bird on the right. Really having fun with these and can't wait to get back to working on them.




My three pieces of applique that I needed to get back to. I'm working on all of these.....but I'm close to finishing the friendship block on the top. I just realized I missed the block I finished and the block I did for Felicia.


This will be put in a quilt for another time.


Then I also worked on the SAL cross stitch piece.

Not a bad month for me! Oh, I also finished the quilt.....did more than I thought.

Bowling was tonight. We won 3 games, and I bowled pretty good. Got a 554 series. We had a good time! My high game was 198.

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A Day of Walking and Cross Stitch

Today was another day of walking 1.5 miles with Ruth. Then helping the neighbor and coming home to enjoy time with Kitty.

It's getting harder the more I blog, to find a title to go with my stuff. It's not like I'm constantly busy and have a ton of things to post about. I could, if I was boring at times. I haven't had the chance to check out my groups on yahoo. Partly because I forget, but partly because I want to work on something during the day...and stay off the computer. Wish that thought would work for my tablet as well! Ooops.

Miss Kitty came in the house and hid under the table on one of the chairs. She stayed there all day till Patrick came home. She seemed happy and didn't freak every time I moved. That was a good thing.

So, I sat and worked on my cross stitch today. I enjoyed the photos on Instagram! They keep me going and excited about finishing my work.


The water in the background is coming out. I really like this. The knee is showing and one can tell exactly what I'm working on.


I started the next set of steps. I do better working from the bottom to the top. I'm not sure what I will be doing when I get to the point where the tree flows over the gal. I'll probably turn the design around and work from the corner toward what I've already done.

I love seeing what others are doing. I'm not around other people that do cross stitch. I wish I had a group around here that would come over and work on their stuff. It would be awesome to see what others are working on. That's where the Instagram comes in for me. I also started checking out the "youtube" or "flosstube" videos. I've learned from some of them but I haven't found any that I'm excited about trying. I want to check out some more of the Russian ladies works. They have beautiful pattern and do an awesome job!

I've also be "itching" to work on my birds. When I worked on them at Phil's house, I was really enjoying it. I want to get my birds going. I have about 3 more birds to do.

I was thinking about the block I worked on at moms. I have that in the box. I need to find the other block and put it in the box as well. That will get me back to quilting....some.

Happy Quilting/Stitching!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Another Monday - Cyber Monday To Boot!

Today was a day of walking again. Ruth met me at the corner since Miss Kitty decided to follow me again. We did a mile, because her back was hurting.

Then I helped my neighbor with her sock. We were trying to figure out if there was a leak up in her yard. After talking to her son and my hubby they didn't know if it was, but would look later tonight. Patrick looked and thinks it's the run off from the rain. We've had enough rain lately.

I checked out some stuff online. I bought a gift for Patrick. Just thought of something else, so will check on it here in a sec.

Didn't get a lot done on cross stitch.


I finished the top area above the house. I'm working on the tree stub now. Not much done since I started it, but will have more later.

Today was pretty quiet. Had fun with my kitty.


Other then that, not much went on. Didn't get much done other than the laundry and vacuuming.

Happy Quilting!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sunday...A Day Of Excitement and Blah!

Today started out with me sleeping in. Woke at 4 am to Patrick telling me I'm snoring again. I got up and took my Zyrtec and went back to bed. Then I woke at 9 am. Felt good to get a few (and I mean few) hours of sleep.

I enjoyed an hour of TLC time with Miss Kitty. She came in the house and stayed with me till Patrick got up. She's still gun shy around Patrick. Hopefully she will loosen up soon.


I let her out, then she came back in, and then back out. So, I made her make up her mind!


Don't think she was enjoying that part. She wanted me to let her in, but when I opened the door, she didn't come in. So, gave up.


My daughter-in-law was back in the hospital. So, I went over and gave my grand doggie some TLC. She enjoyed a few minutes in my lap.


While she was sitting in my lap, I worked on my bird.  have more to do on it, but this is a start. I do notice the beak and I'm thrilled I can see it.


I was able to put about 100 more stitches in on this. I'm liking the way it's coming along. I'm getting close to my gal! I saw a design that someone was working on, and realized I had that! So, I'm going to pull out one of my Paula Vaughn patterns and may do one of those in the next one. I'm not sure which will actually be next, because I have Katt's stocking and Santa that I want to do as well. The stocking I want to have done by next year, so I'm thinking that one will actually be next.

I'm still working on my applique when I can. I still have them ready to work on, and I'm getting time in once in awhile to work on them. I really need to finish up a few things in the way of quilts. I have a lot of unfinished projects there, and now I think I know why. So, I'm going to try and get moving on finishing a few of them up.

Bowling was tonight - my series was 467 - so that tells one how BAD I was. Patrick did good, so he's passed me again on average. I need to kick it up! The whole team bombed! We all did bad!

Oh, well, life goes on....Happy Quilting!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Movie Day

Today was one of those days I couldn't sleep with anything! I kept waking up every so often. Then the phone rang for Patrick at about 4 am again. Shortly after that, Patrick went out on the couch (guess I was snoring again!). At about 6 am I went out and told him to trade places with me! Since I couldn't sleep, I might as well let him sleep. We traded places, and he slept till about 10:30 am. As for me, I was up at 7 am.

We planned on going out to the movies. We left early to get a quick day of it. We saw the Disney movie, MOANA.  It was an awesome movie. I really enjoyed that! We were home by about 3 pm. Then we sat and watched another Disney movie with Don Knotts. It was the on where he turned into a fish. I hadn't seen that movie in years! I forgot some of it but remembered more than I thought I would. After that we enjoyed another cartoon. After supper we ended up watching "The Sons of Katie Elder." I had to see if it was based on the true story. Yes it was, but it was based on the Marlow family and not the Elder family. I do have a Marlow in my family, but don't think it's the same family. If it had been based on the Elder family, then it would have been my family. It was interesting to see the true story on the Marlow. Well worth looking into. But then I love history, so it was fun. 

I'm a history "buff" and love to see true stories about families. It brings things to life. The same of all this is that today most people don't want to hear about the past. Since they aren't interested in the past, we keep repeating the bad parts of the history. 

I was working on my cross stitch again today while watching TV. I'll get more done tonight. It's really coming along! Love it!

Best wishes, Happy Quilting!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Applique With Friends

Today I was up and on my way. It was a day of quilting at moms. I found out last night. So, I thought I would go since we didn't have anything planned and I don't do Black Friday.

Arrived at the folks at 9:30 am and I was the first one there. Closer to 10 am, Bev came in and Ethel was the next one. After that, no one showed up. So it was a day for 4 of us. We chatted and appliqued or quilted. Bev was working on her binding. Ethel on her applique, and mom on he quilt (quilting). I pulled out my box of applique and found I was missing the block I was doing for the quilt mom and I are working on. That was left at home in my bag.


I put the flower together on the friendship blocks that I need to finish up.


I started stitching down the stem and leaves of the flower. I did pretty good on getting more done then I usually do. I have a few more to do. Not sure how many blocks I need to finish up on.


I finished up the house yesterday on the cross stitch. I have the bottom of the cross stitch done, and working my way up the side (not in view). I'm not sure yet how I'm going to do the area of the tree, that goes over the top of this. Since I'm working on an angle, that angle will have to change to finish up the tree. Hopefully I'll figure it out when I get there.

Bev and I went to Michael's after our meeting. Thought I had a 40% coupon off on everything. I did, but it expired at noon. We still bought the totes for $5.99 each. I bought one and she got 2 more. Came home to Patrick cleaning up the VW. There was a rip in the seat, so I pulled out my needle and thread.

The rest of the day I've been sitting here working on my cross stitch. It's coming along great. Think I have put 300 stitches in already. Will post the picture tonight before I go to bed. I'll have more stitches in by then.

It's a good day...Happy Quilting!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

FIRST - I WISH EVERYONE A VERY SPECIAL THANKSGIVING DAY!

We had a great day. Couldn't have asked for better. Mom and dad arrived early to join us for an early feast. We had all the fixing's! The turkey, stuffing, potatoes, with gravy, sweet yams, green bean casserole, homemade rolls (should have done my recipe), pumpkin, and pecan pies.

We sat down and played two rounds of Mexican train. Then Patrick got called out to work. While he was gone (1 1/2 hours), we watched two "Murdoch Mysteries" that I had recorded.  Patrick got home and we finished our game. Patrick beat dad by 1 point!


I pulled out the Christmas plates, but that's okay because Thanksgiving is the gateway to Christmas.

While we watched TV, I worked on my cross stitch.


I was able to get a good 200 stitches in. over the past three days, I've done close to 900 stitches. I'm almost done with the house. That will be done tonight, as I'm almost there. It's coming along nicely. I'm really loving how this is coming along.

Next week at this time, we will be in Seattle getting set up in the motel for dad's procedure.

I am very thankful for my parents coming over yesterday and today. It was very enjoyable and fun! This is a Thanksgiving that will be remembered for a long time. Mom was in a good mood and dad was having fun joking around.

Life is good - Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Preparing For Thanksgiving

This morning we work to no power. Patrick got a call at about 4 am to see if he could check the power at the plant. We didn't have power, so he couldn't. His worker had to go in to the plant to make sure everything was still running. Patrick and I re-awoke at 7 am. Patrick couldn't get any water or power, so he went to work. Just as he was driving out of the driveway, the power came back on. Later I found out the power was out for most of Lewis County. Patrick made the comment that it was a good thing it went today and not tomorrow.

I got up and waited a little bit before I went to the neighbors. I enjoyed our chat and told her we would be around this weekend if she wanted me to come over. Otherwise her grandson would take care of her.

I came back with Miss Kitty. Brought her in the house and she slept in my lap for about an hour. I played my games. I was going to get started on the pie crusts but decided to enjoy her. We had a good visit before my folks came. Then she took off.


She was so curled up on my lap that I couldn't see her face.

Mom and dad came to help me with prep for tomorrow. Mom did the stuffing, while I worked on the pumpkin pie. While that was cooking we worked on the green bean casserole, candied yams, potatoes (peeled and in water), the pecan pie and then the rolls. We have the rolls in the frig till tomorrow. We tried another recipe. We are all ready for tomorrow now. Patrick brought home a pizza for all of us. Mom and dad left after that. They will be back tomorrow. Mom had wanted to bring something, and this was a way for her to see we have enough. It seemed to work.

I worked on my cross stitch when I could. I didn't get much done. I was able to get about 100 stitches in.


I did get "mail." I loved the Lugana fabric. Not too crazy about the other, but that's okay. I am going to work another SAL on that one. I don't want to start it now, but I WANT to start it now. Not sure how long I can hold off....be fun to find out!

I will be happy when everything goes great tomorrow. I'm hoping things will work out. I do miss not having my children around, but I did get to spend time with my daughter a couple weeks ago. I won't be seeing Phil tomorrow because Emily is still not feeling well. I wish her well! Prayers are going her way!

Life is good, there is a LOT to be Thankful for, and one I am every thankful for is my "talent" to be able to do embroidery, quilting, crocheting, knitting, etc.

Have an AWESOME day and be Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Finished Another Quilt!

Today was a day of helping my neighbor, cooking and finishing my quilt.

I came home from the neighbors and started to work on my corn bread. Trouble was, there were bugs in it, so I had to walk to the corner store. Came home and made the muffins from the mix I bought. Then I worked on the Bisquick. I ran the dishwasher, got some dishes from downstairs and ran the dishwasher again.

I finished the binding on the quilt while waiting for the muffins.


I washed it. It's good to finally have it finished.

I'm also working on my cross stitch now. I'll take another photo later.

I am going to try and NOT start another cross stitch project. I have the SAL one and I have "Nantucket Rose" to work on now. I also need to work on my applique to get some of my quilting stuff done. I want to finish what I started and move on to my embroidery.

Tomorrow is a day of pre-cooking and prepping. Not sure I'll be able to get a few things done. I'll have Thanksgiving ready by tomorrow and be able to just cook it all on Thanksgiving Day. This is usually what I do on Thanksgiving so I'm ready to enjoy Thanksgiving instead.

Hopefully everyone's week will be a good one and Happy Quilting!

Monday, November 21, 2016

A Wonderful Day With BE Friends!

This morning was a "get up and go" day. I had to get moving to be at our meeting on time. As I was leaving Miss Kitty showed up. She wanted her TLC time. I gave her a little and started out to meet Ruth for our walk. Turned around and she was behind me, following me. I called Ruth to meet me at the corner because I didn't want to have her follow me to Ruth's because she's off Jackson Hwy. I gave her more TLC while waiting on Ruth. The school bus came by and I was telling Miss Kitty to say put. The bus driving opened her window, said hi, and then said "the cat is really pretty." Ruth showed up and we walked back and forth twice. The whole time we walked, Miss Kitty followed up. She didn't get too close, but she followed us the whole way. Got home and gave her more TLC before she took off.

When she left, I got in the car and drove to our meeting. We talked about the quilt that Dina is working on. She had most of the blocks done. This was a quilt for Felicia. We decided to go ahead and finish the quilt, then have it as a display for our group. We'll use it for demos. They were talking about doing more blocks and making a few more quilts for everyone to get one. Some agreed with that and others didn't. It was tabled. Then we talked about a couple of us going to Felicia's family (they asked) and helping them out with the selling her crafts stuff.


I finished up the bird that is behind another bird. Then started on the 4th bird. That's the one with the pin in it. I will be doing that one next, then go back to the front bird on the left. I like the way they are coming out.

I ran a few things for Phil. I was running around. Today is our 34th Anniversary, so I went to Starbucks and got Patrick an iced coffee and a coffee mug. It worked out. I was able to give it to him at work. We had a good chat.

When he came home, we went to McMenamins for supper. We had an awesome "Fish and Chips." Came home and now relaxing.

Tomorrow is another day. We went over the list of "pre-cook" stuff for Thanksgiving. Mom and dad will come over Wednesday to help me out.

Close up of work

Life is interesting for this family. We'll get through this. In the meantime, Happy Quilting!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Seahawk Day! And Binding!

Today started out early. I'm back to feeling good. I was up at my usual time today. Enjoyed the time to myself. Had my tea and croissant. I enjoyed that!

I pulled out the bread pan and made my Scandinavian Almond Bread. It didn't take long and it turned out great.

Then it was time for the game....Seahawks!


So with my knees up and the quilt on my lap, I stitched on the binding....and watched the SEAHAWKS WIN!!


I was happy to be able to get two sides done. I have another side plus a little to get it done. Patrick asked if I had the quilt done yet, told him, "Nope, binding are a pain and I have to be in the mood." (smiling)


Enjoyed my kitty as well.


She was more interested in finding birds, even when it was raining. Go figure.

We had bowling tonight. Got our butts kicked. I bowled a 153, 194, 186.  I thought I would really be in trouble with bowling, and then I finally got three strikes to get me the 186. The team we bowled was missing a person. On top of that the last person to bowl waited till Patrick (our last bowler) got up to bowl. He didn't through a ball till after Patrick throw his first ball. I had to wait a long time sometimes to just get up there to bowl. It's a pain in the rear when I have to wait to bowl. The person in front of me doesn't get up there to bowl. UGH! So, I feel pretty lucky to get what I did tonight. My timing and rythem (sp) was off.

Tomorrow is BE. We will be talking about the loss of Felicia. Tomorrow is another day....Happy Quilting!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Another Friend Has Passed Away

Today started out slowly. We decided to go to the movies at noon. Loved the movies! 

Came home and worked on my cross stitch. 


When I pulled out my laptop, I found news of Felicia's passing. She passed away on the 16th. May she rest in peace now. She had breast cancer and last month suffered a stoke. She was a very special lady in our BE group! She was so talented with beads, BE, and cross stitch. She did such a beautiful job on her stuff. I lived in "AW" of her. She was one of those people one could ask for help and she would be the first one to do it for you. She fixed my scissor fob that I got at Seminar. She was able to go to Seminar this year and loved it. She talked about what she learned and what fun she had with us. She will be sorely missed. 

I had worked on my cross stitch SAL (stitch-along). I was able to print it off yesterday and started work on it yesterday. Today I finished Part 4 of the piece. I love how it's coming along. I believe it's a sampler, but not sure. lol 


I believe there are 12 parts to this, but not sure. 


I do like the way it looks. 

I plan on sitting her and stitching the binding on the quilt tonight. AS MUCH as I would love to work on my "Nantucket Rose" cross stitch, I need to finish this quilt. 

A farewell goes to Felicia. She touched my heart! I will miss her.

To the rest of us, who keep going, Happy Quilting!

Friday, November 18, 2016

A Day of "Not Much"

Today I slept till 9:30 am. I had gone to bed at 7:30 pm last night. That was one of those things that actually helped me. I felt a lot better today.

I pulled one of the pumpkins in the house to cook. I was cooking the pumpkin most of the day. Had to do with half going in first and half the second time. So, it took a good part of the day. I was okay with that, since I love cooking with the real pumpkin.


I pulled out the quilt and started to get the binding stitched down. I watched some TV while stitching it down.


Part 4 came out with the Beautiful Sea SAL. I started working on it after supper. This one has the top of a lighthouse on it. I'm liking it so far.

My daughter-in-law was rushed to the hospital again this afternoon. Wish we could go see her. I can pray things go well for her.

Tonight I will try and finish up the SAL project. Not sure why I try and get it done fast, but I think it has to do with "finishing what I start."

I printed out the other SAL that I wanted to do. It's a Bee's Needleworks design. I have some reading to do before I start. I ordered the fabric to start it, and it still hasn't showed up. I'm beginning to wonder how much longer before my stuff comes in the house.

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Got A Cold! UGH

Last night when we went to bed, it took me till 2 pm to warm up and get some sleep. I called Ruth and told her I wouldn't be going. Mom called at 9:30 am to see when I was going over. That woke me up. 

I got ready to go. I went over to moms and she was waiting for a guy to come around for painting the inside of the house. She's going toward that green she ALWAYS get for her walls. I'm so sick of that color, it's not funny. 

Then after waiting an hour and feeling like crap, we went to the Gathering Place. There we basted her quilt. 


Here's mom working on her side. We basted it in about 2 hours. We had a lot of people coming and going. Mom was enjoying the "ahhs" and "oows" the whole time. 


This is now ready to quilt. Mom wants to have it quilted by the time they have the Christmas Party at the Gathering Place. We talked about how to quilt it. She wanted to do the cross hatching to get it done quicker but I told her she needed to do the feather wreath. We'll see how she quilts it. 

I didn't get much done in the way of quilting or cross stitch. Now I'm heading to bed. (smiling)

Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Working On Binding

This morning I was up and off for walking 2.5 miles with Ruth, then another mile with Cherrill. I finally made it back home by 10 am.

It was time to get to work...which meant I needed to get downstairs and work on my quilt. I had to clean up my station and get the sewing machine table cleaned up.


Once I had it cleared off, I was able to put the quilt on the table for cutting. I had to trim the edges. There was some problems, as the quilt was waffling a little. I did what I could. There is an area that it will be noticeable but hopefully not as much as it could have been. I had one area where the back didn't make it to the edge. I had to trim that side down about a quarter inch shorter.


I had to square it up the best I could. I know some of it had to do with the quilting, but some of it was that the top didn't lay right.


Now I just need to sew the binding down. I've got the binding on the quilt, and from the front it looks good. I will have to wait and see how it turns out after I wash it. Once the bindings on, it's going in the wash. I need to find the blood spot that I knew was on it, as the person who put it together told me about it. Now I have to find it again and treat it before I wash it.


I worked on the pillowcase that Donna asked me to do for QOV. It went pretty fast. I was able to get it done before I sewed the binding on the quilt. I was sewing the binding together while working on this.


I was enjoying my kitty today. She's been keeping me busy when I can find her. She loves to crawl up in my "Indian style" sitting position. After awhile I have to move! My back doesn't care for it like it used to.

We had bowling tonight. I bowled a 178, 182, 178. Patrick bowled a 268. So he got the 600 series. I will try again on Sunday. We don't have bowling next Wednesday, so I'm going to be busy that day. We stopped at Safeway on the way home to pick up some stuff for Thanksgiving, as well as the turkey.

Enjoy the day and Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Getting Closer To Finishing

This morning was a day of walking with Ruth and then going to Cherrill's and getting her socks on. The funny part was the weather. It POURED at 4:30 am. I waited about 5 mins before thinking of leaving to see if the rain was here or not. We were able to get a half mile in on walking. Then came home.

Most of my morning was gone. I played on my tablet for a while. Then I made myself get moving.


I pulled out my quilt and had 7 areas to work on in the border. I finished 5 of them and the corner. I have two left to do. THEN tomorrow I can work on the binding. IF I'm in the mood to get on the sewing machine....wish I could just go down and work on it, but sewing machines are not my most fun thing to work on. I'll see how it goes. If I do go down tomorrow, I will need to make the pillowcase that Donna gave me to work on last month.

I didn't get any stitches in on the cross stitch. I will tomorrow.

I did get more TLC time in with my kitty!


She has to keep an eye on the door. She's always looking at it as if it will open up for her.


She's my sweety!


My cactus plant is blooming! I love all those flowers!

Happy Quilting!

Monday, November 14, 2016

What Today Brought

This morning was the first time in a long time that I was able to walk with Ruth first. We walked a mile. I then went to the neighbors to help her with her socks. We decided to wait till about 1:30 pm to walk since the roads were still slick.

I came home and had some TLC time with my cat.


Then I got back to the laundry that I thought I finished Saturday. Oh, right! Patrick was home yesterday and cleaned! Can't complain about his cleaning, but he does get carried away when it comes to rugs, bedding, and towels. So, three loads later, I finally got a little caught up on laundry. Still have one more load to to do.

My daughter-in-law was able to come home today. I was glad to hear she's home. Sorry I wasn't able to be there.

I bought some linen for my cross stitch and embroidery. I was trying to find the best deal out there, but there really isn't one. I found eBay had some linen on sale. They wanted $10.00 for an eighth of a yard...REALLY?!...a yard of that fabric is around $20 - $24. Why would I spend half when I could get a half yard of it?....Oh, right, no one sells them by yards! I tried to look on line at JoAnn Fabrics, NOPE, not there either. I ended up with buying two different sizes at Everything Cross Stitch. If anyone knows of a better place to buy fabric...please let me know! I wasn't too thrilled with the prices, but noticed hand dyed fabrics are just as expensive. I may have to hand dye my own for the colors I want.

I worked on my cross stitch and watched a couple murder mysteries.

Patrick was later tonight because of a meeting. So, I was able to enjoy cross stitch for a bit. I'm sure there are things I could be doing...and probably will tonight. May even get back to Happy Quilting!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

A Day of Bowling

This morning I was up early and had about an hour to myself. Then I went to our neighbors to help her with her socks. I didn't stay long because it was raining and I had to get moving. So, it was a quick job of putting socks on and leaving. 

I got back home and did a load of laundry before I headed to the bowling alley. I bowled pretty good actually. I bowled a 190, 158, 215 for a 563 series. I won all my games and I was bowling the vacant team. We won most of our games. I won the second game by 1 pin. Guess I had someone looking after me today. 

Got home around 2 pm. It was nice to be home earlier then we usually do. I was able to sit and work on my cross stitch. 


I'm getting closer to the house this round. I'm hoping to get that house done this week. The dress is getting done at the top. I'm really getting relaxed when I've been working on this. 

I have been worried about my daughter-in-law who's been in the hospital since Wednesday. I can't go see her, and that is a little hard for me. I do wish I could help her. I have learned to accept the way things have been told to me when it comes to them. So, I keep checking with my son to see how she's doing. 

That's where my crafts come in handy. They help me relax and not worry about what I can't control. Life is good!

We bowled tonight and I bowled 188, 211, 166 for a 565 series. I did 3 pins better than this morning. I was on a roll. 

SEAHAWKS WON!!  We watched the game while we bowled!! I was so into the end of the game that I didn't realize it was the last frame!! Then I went and got a split!! NEVER FAILS! At least we WON!

Best wishes and Happy Quilting!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

A Day Away.....

This morning I was up early, and to my surprise, so was Patrick.

We went to the casino. Not much to report there. Then we went to the movies - "Dr. Strange." That was an awesome movie. I could follow it just fine. I was trying to remember what "Dr. Strange" was about in the comics when we were kids. For some reason I thought he was a bad guy, but he was actually good. When I told mom what movie we went to, she asked if it was the older movie. I didn't realize their was a 1940's movie. Guess I'll have to find that one!

We got home and my neighbor called to tell me Miss Kitty was out around Jackson Hwy. I called her back. I'm now a little worried because there are drivers out there that go after pets. I've seen too many animals get killed on that Hwy. I don't know how I'm going to keep her away from there. She's not comfortable in the house yet, and I hate to think of what will happen.


I've been getting a lot more done on my cross stitch.


I'm excited about getting the house done. I'll be doing more tonight. I did miss not working on it today, but I was able to get some work in after the movie. It's coming along nicely.

Tomorrow is travel league, but the best part is that it will be here at our bowling alley and not down south. Looking forward to having a week to myself again. I did enjoy my daughter's visit and wish she could have stayed longer. She made it back with her new car. It was an awesome car. I'm wishing I had a newer car now! lol

I will be going to moms this week to help her baste a quilt she wants to work on. She wanted me to come on Monday but realized she didn't have it completely ready. I need to get a hold of Barb to see if she will baste another quilt for me as well.

In the meantime, remember to be Happy Quilting!

Flosstube and Dr. Appointment

I couldn't sleep much last night. Finally got to sleep and the phone rang at 4:30 am. That made it worse. Took over 1 1/2 hour to go bac...