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A Good Sunday - Being Productive!

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Woke early this morning. Played my games and waited on Patrick to get up. Had to make a trip to Ruth's house. I did get a few steps in but not nearly as much as I should! Maybe bowling tonight will help me out. lol

Patrick likes to watch bowling on TV. While we were watching the Pro's, I was finishing up my QOV quilt. The binding is done, and the quilt is finally done! I have a finished project!



It looks great on the bed!


This was quilted by "9 Chicks Quilting" and she did an awesome job. I appreciate what she did for me. Now I just hope the person getting it will appreciate it as well.

After that was done, I went downstairs and made the pillow case.


I had to remember to do it a little backwards, but it worked out great.


This is the end result. I do like the pillow case. It was done with all the scraps I had from the quilt top. I enjoyed working on it. I took a little bit to get the top right. I had to add some red at the end because it was a little short. Both are i…

A Saturday Different From The Others!

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This morning I woke early. Got up and relaxed before Patrick got up. We went grocery shopping instead of the casino. That was a good thing because I didn't want to go to the casino and then come back to go shopping.

After shopping we went to the movies. I really enjoy animated movies! We did the "Panda 3" movie. I liked it. A little different but it was good.

Came home, cleaned up my email. Worked on the QOV binding.



I'm half way done. It's coming along nicely.



Just so one knows what I'm talking about when I say "I do the corners by hand." I mark it and then I hand stitch it. It works out better for me than sewing it done. I should be able to get the pillow case done tomorrow.

I was excited to see my fabric and threads for my next cross stitch design! It cost me a good little penny but I'm excited to work on it!!

Right now I'm going through photos of our last meeting (not this last Thursday but the one before) and need to post it. I'm st…

Need Good News....Tired of Bad News.

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Today I enjoyed being able to decide what I want to do and do it. I got up and went over to Donna's to get some blue to make that pillowcase. Then I went to the post office and the bank. I came on back home. I did that all in about an hour. It was nice to see I could go and get back in a good time.

I then pulled out the cookie dough and made cookies.


They turned out awesome! Even Patrick liked them. I must have made 10 dozen! So, I'm going to freeze some. It will be nice to have cookies in the freezer and when I get in the mood, I can go and get them out of the freezer (one at a time!). I think Patrick already ate a good dozen, so may not have as many to put in the freezer as I thought I would.

After that I ended up calling my insurance company about my "procedure" I had to do on the 8th. Come to find out, Patrick's work changed the insurance on us and we now have a deductible. We never did before. Got it all straightened out. Come to find out, the City changed t…

So, How Was Your Day?!

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Today I was able to sleep in. I was surprised at how tired I have been lately. Chances are it's because of the cold I'm still trying to get rid of. It's gone into my sinus' and that's no fun! lol

I played as usual. Then I pulled out my book I finished! It was one of JoAnne Fluke's books. I love the cookies she has in those books! I decided to make one of the cookies in there.


This is sitting till tomorrow when I'll back them. It's "Walnuttoes" that is a lot of chocolate and walnuts. I ran out of walnuts so I cut up some of my slivered almonds to take it's place. I hope it is just as good. Her book tells of how she finds things in her kitchen to replace some recipes ingredients. I just hope it works in my favor too. lol

I went out walking too. I had a small walk. Ran into Toby who drives his dog around the neighborhood. It's so funny. That poor dog is BIG but she's a kick!


I posted this on Instagram. It was a challenge one of the gu…

Getting There....

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Today was another one of those days. I really didn't want to get up this morning. That's okay because Ruth called and woke me up. We chatted about her trip and what I needed to do for her. By the time she was done, I was awake. She left early this morning.

I headed over to Michael's to get some beads. We are having to bring some of our beads and stuff for scissor fobs. Monday is Brazilian embroidery and we are going to see what everyone has for the fobs. I got 40% off and that came in handy. I had to go online to get the coupons.

Then I headed over to Rose's to work on the project she had for us.


Yep, I actually did some sewing on my machine! I had to "quilt" two pieces of fabrics for the hot pads. It didn't take long and I was in the mood. So, I got a lot more done than Rose did. She was getting stuff and seemed to be busy figuring out where she put stuff. I've had those days! It's usually me that goes through that. Then she fell and I left early…

What a Day!

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Today I was up and ready to go. I had this day for Art. We went to the Red Wing casino. I even did a game for Patrick and brought him home some money. I didn't make money but had a good time. Art won as usual. He's one of the luckiest people I know - other than my two grandmothers. Me, I did okay.

Came home around 3 in the afternoon. Patrick took the afternoon off as well. So, we got caught up on "The Biggest Loser." I do like watching that show.

While I was watching that I was working on my cross stitch.


Between last night and today, I finished the butterfly then worked on the border. I'm now working on the grasshopper. I like the way it's coming. I did notice that the "roll" area is a little dirty. But then when it's sat for a good 6 months, that would make it dirty. I had it in the plastic "case" but that didn't seem to help much. I do like the way it's coming along. At this rate I may have it done for the finish-a-long.


I&#…

Trees are Gone...Looking Good.

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Today I started out the day with a walk with Ruth. We had a good walk. Afterwards came home and got some laundry going. I'm still working on the laundry...forgot to keep it going..lol
I did go out around the house to take photos of the trees that were being worked on. 

This was one of the trees that got trimmed. 

The second tree was dead so they took it out. So now this one is standing alone. 

We HAD four big trees in this area. 

This is what's left of that area. I do miss it! I loved having the trees there. They were like fence. I knew I had neighbors but they didn't seem that close before. Now it's seeing them RIGHT there. Oh, ll. 

This tree is gone too. This one I don't mind seeing gone. We had cut it down twice before. Wonder how quick this will come back. lol Patrick said he will get some root killer, but don't know how fast he'll do that. It may grow back by the time he thinks of it. 

At least I still have these trees in my front yard. 

And these tree…

Wasn't Home Yesterday.........

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Yesterday was one of those days when we left early for the casino then headed to mom's to go out to eat. We went from the casino to Tacoma all in one day. It was a busy day. We celebrated Patrick's Birthday at the Spaghetti Factory. The old building was closed and we ended up going to the new place for the Old Spaghetti Factory in Tacoma. The traffic wasn't much fun either way.

Today I woke really early. Wasn't to thrilled I couldn't sleep.

Just got back from bowling - not so good today - and will finish this up. I will say I didn't get my 500 series and don't know how but we won 3 games. I dropped 2 pins on my average...not too thrilled but really didn't feel good bowling.


Most of the day we were hearing the chain saw going. Our neighbor asked if we would let him take down one of our trees that was causing problems with the roof of the duplex. He also said he would take out the dead tree that was between the others. Patrick said that would be fine sinc…

Getting Better...Need To Be Better By Tomorrow!

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Today was a good day. I've been sleeping in our bed the last couple nights. So, you can say I have quit snoring! lol

I decided I was tired of being in the house, so called Ruth to go walking. When I walked down to her house it started raining. We decided to do a short walk back up and walk the cul-du-sac. By the time we reach my house the rain was coming down again. She told me, "Get in the house before you get sicker!" lol At least I got my walk. My ears are "blooping" and can't wait to get my hearing back. Otherwise, I'm good.

I finished Bev's block last night. I added the white to the eye to give it "life."


It turned out okay, not quite what I was wanting. The flowers are the piece of fabric I was given to work with. When I laid the fabric down on it, it worked. When I put it together, it didn't work. At least not the way I wanted it to. 
When I got back from walking I found a box at our door. It was the QOV quilt! I was so happy to…

Getting Close To A Week Of "Sick" UGH

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They always say a cold takes 7 days or a week. Take your choice, either way it's the same amount of time and I'm almost to 7 days. Still stuffed up. But hey! I'm getting better and that's what counts.

Today I worked on Mturk again. I'm making some extra money that way.

Afterwards I looked around to see what I felt like working on. I decided I wanted to get Bev's block done. As much as I didn't want to work on it, I didn't want to wait till the last minute either.


I finished up up the petals. Then I had to take the bottom stitches out to put the feet in. Once that was done, I was ready to finish up the bird.


Got the stem done on the background flower. Also finished up the leaves of the other flower. Now I need to put the stem on and then I can sew the circle flower on. I'm getting close to being done. I'm hoping to be done tonight. If I do get it done tonight I'll post it on my Instagram. I realized today I tend to do more blocks for everyone…

Day 5....Getting Better

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Today I woke to Patrick sending me back to bed. I slept pretty good on the couch. I slept a lot later than I have in a very long time. But then ones body tells them to sleep, one better sleep.

I felt a lot better and my voice is starting to come back to normal.

Mom and dad called. They wanted me to know about their doctors wife. She found out the day before Christmas that she was at stage 3 breast cancer. Mom was saying today she's now at stage 4. Doctor Paul is about 5 years younger than me. He graduated a year after my younger brother. Check out his blog - it's all about the process they are going through. They have 4 children. It's sad, but interesting information. If you know anyone that is going through breast cancer, pass the link on.

Okay, now back to my day. I decided today was going to be working on the friendship block. I am getting tired of doing others blocks. I know I said I would but it seems like I'm always stuck on doing them.


I was supposed to have bri…

Another Day......Still Under The Weather!

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Last night I went to the couch so Patrick could get up when the alarm went off. It wasn't the best place to sleep but I was able to get some sleep. Woke more often then I wanted to. Think I woke myself up with the snoring! lol

I didn't feel as good as I hoped today. I climbed back in bed after Patrick left. I slept for another hour and a half. Then I sat and played. I didn't feel like doing much. I did put some pork ribs in the crock pot and let them cook all day. That way I didn't have to worry about supper. I fixed noodles for Patrick and had myself a salad with the ribs.

I did get some work in this afternoon.


The bottom is coming along nicely. I'm parking more. I was also filling in the spots that I had open from what I did before. I still have a few more to fill in. It's coming along great. I watched another movie and pretty much got up for a drink....and went back to work. I didn't feel like doing anything and that was pretty close to what I did...noth…

Not One of My Better Days....Still Not Feeling Well....

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Today I slept in later than I usually do. Poor Patrick, he went to the couch again last night.

I pretty much worked on laundry and enjoyed a couple movies while working on my cross stitch. I was going to work on the ship quilt today. Changed my mind.


I got more of the flower done on the right side.


Finishing up the flower on the left side. I've been working on the framing as well.


The frog is almost done. I have some more to work on and then it will be done. I'm enjoying how I can see what I'm doing. It's coming along so fast and I'm happy with the way it is looking. I am going to finish up the flowers in the center and then I'll finish up the bottom. I have found that I love doing the row by row. It's not looking as bad on the back as I thought it would. It works. I've been getting more done faster and the best part is I don't have to try and figure out what color I missed or where I left one "x" out. The more I get into this, the more I …

Down With A Cold! UGH

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Today I woke feeling awful! Patrick had moved to the couch to let me get some sleep. He didn't want to have to wake me up every time I was snoring or breathing heavy. I took some medication last night so I could sleep but kept waking up. I think I was waking myself up!

Came in the living room and told Patrick to go sleep for awhile in the bed. Poor guy had the couch and that couch isn't very comfortable. Don't know if he will do it again tonight but we will see. I sent a message to my BE group and told them I would not be sharing this cold! I really don't want to go out with this crud!

So, I spend the day in my chair. I played games and worked on my projects.


I basted on 4 of the star flowers on the Baltimore Liberty quilt block.


I worked on the leaves of the friendship block for Bev.


I didn't want to work on the leaves. So, I moved over and started working on the bird. I got the beak and body done. Now I need to do the rest of the feathers for it. 

I basted and ap…