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Busy Day...Cleaning....And Enjoying Time With Folks

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Today I woke early because of the sun. Worked on my games till Patrick got up. We then went to the casino like we do some Saturdays. We didn't stay long, they were remodeling.

We stopped and picked up some strawberries for mom's Birthday dessert. Came home and cleaned house. I need to go downstairs and clean up my mess in my quilt room. I'll probably do that tomorrow and take photos as I do. It's gotten pretty bad lately because the work I started is still in the process and on the counter. Once I get it cleaned up, then I'll feel better about going down there and working on stuff. I also need to get my containers moved around and put my QOV stuff in one place.


This is a small quilt Judie made. It's pretty and I really like this one. I've asked my son if he wanted it and got a "maybe."


This is a beautiful table runner she made. She also did a smaller quilt of this same color and design. I really love what she did. I did get her pattern, and who kn…

Received An Awesome Gift Today

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This morning I slept in till 7:30 am. Ruthie left for awhile. I'll be without a walking partner for a little bit. I was up and ready to go. I worked on MTurk for some money. I didn't want to go to the quilt meeting today, so stayed home.

I then went and worked on my genealogy and added another 200 names. While I was doing that, Patrick came home early and found a box at the door.


We opened the box from his father. It was the stuff we were asked to pick from while we were there last week.


This is one of her table runners she made. Judie did an awesome job on her quilts and cross stitch. This quilt top still needs a few more stitches and I will finish it for her. It's really pretty and I was surprised at how beautiful her work was. She would always tell me her work wasn't that good. She said her work wasn't as good as mine. While looking at her work, I found she did a heck of a lot better than me! Her points are so perfect! Her quilting is so small....I'm jealous…

Not Getting In the Mood Lately

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Got in my walk this morning. Got back to the house, and just couldn't get in the mood to work on anything. So, I worked on the Amazon account again to make some money.

Weird how I'm just not "into it" with my projects. I know I have projects to work on and I can't seem to get back to them.

I didn't go to our TAS meeting at the shop. I wasn't in the mood to see everyone. Guess with the loss of my mother-in-law, it's affected me more than I realize. I didn't think it would, but I'm beginning to think it has.


I worked on my genealogy this afternoon. I'm entering 70 pages of family to the computer. I need to work on my documents next and get more information in. I got in about 3 hours of genealogy in! That is pretty good considering it's been awhile since I worked on it. I'm hoping they have a sale on ancestry site. It's way too expensive right now.

Okay, I'm going to work on getting back up there and get some stuff done!! I re…

Quiet Day......Tried to Relax

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Today started out as usual...2.4 mile walk. My phones app wasn't working. Patrick took the car, since I had the day clear. Tomorrow and Friday is quilting but I've decided I'm not going to go to the meeting. Just not in the mood to go and I need a break. We have been very busy for the past week. I needed get back to normal and running around from meeting to meeting wasn't going to get me feeling better.

I worked on my amazon stuff again today. Then I played a few games. I vacuumed and just tried to relax. Tried is the right word....didn't get there.


I did get to work on the genealogy just before Patrick got home. I was able to add some more information in on both the Wiltzius families and the Taylor families. I watched "Who Do You Think You Are?" and was surprised to see Scott Foley was related to Patrick!! He's grandfather that was hung in the witch trials is also Patrick's grandfather! I think Patrick has him as his 10th gr grandfather, while Sc…

Getting Closer To TAS Annual Meeting

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Today started out walking 2.4 miles. Next i worked on my amazon account doing surveys.

By the time I stopped playing and working, it was time to go to our meeting. We had a good meeting. We are close to being ready for Tuesday's meeting.


Last night I got in some stitches on my cat cross stitch. It's getting to the center. I'm hoping I can work my way up without having to rip parts out.

Tomorrow I will see what I am in the mood for. I need to fix a few thing and finish a few things. I may sew tomorrow, hard to say.

May we all be Happy Quilting!

Brazilian Embroidery and Running Around...

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Today started out with the usual 2.40 mile walk. Enjoyed the walk. Got home, showered, and then off I went to Safeway to pick up some water for Ruth, then to the dry cleaners, bank, and then to the church for our meeting.

At our meeting we worked on the scissor fobs. We were able to get 126 done for the Seminar in June. We also worked on our own personal scissor fobs. I had one done for trading and one for Ruth. By the time we were done, we had 2 claw clip fobs that we can sell for $10. I have them and will see if anyone wants to buy them later.


Got home about 2 pm and got to work on the laundry. I also fixed supper to go in the oven to cook for a little while. (smiling)

I was cleaning and working while I was watching the two shows, "Who Do You Think You Are?" I watched Scott Foley and was shocked to see he is related to Patrick! His ancestor that was in the witch trials is Patrick's 9th gr-grandfather. I now have to get Patrick to watch the show.


Since I was talking yes…

Back......

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The last four days were busy and yet not so busy. So, I will try and give one a run down on what we were doing.

Wednesday morning we were up and running at 3:00 am. We had a 1 1/2 hour drive to SeaTac. We were told ahead of time that the lines with TSA were 3-4 hours long at times. We remembered hearing on the news to expect 3 hours. We didn't have to a lot of time to get moving. We did pick Phil up at his house and headed to the airport. To our amazement, there was no lines in the TSA. Rare for an airport of that size. We had "pre-TSA" and didn't have to take our shoes off or take anything out of the cases. It was a shock and we figured Judie was helping us out. After getting through the "not so" line, we met up with Katt who came in on her flight from Spokane. We enjoyed each other's company before Katt was off again to meet us once again in Chicago. We actually left an hour before her and waited for her in Chicago. We were able to be on the same plan…

Don't Panic - I'll Be Back on Blogging Come Saturday!

Today started out fast. I was dressed and ready to go. Today was my one day a month where I take my old cribbage player to the casino. I'm happy to say, I came home with some money. The fun part is that it will come in handy when I go to the Seminar in June.

I had to stop at the Dollar Store to get some "kiddie" scissors. I have them ready to go with me. I have my Brazilian embroidery, two basket blocks, and a book for the trip. I'm ready, I think....but then I've been one of those people that forget something along the way.

We have wonderful neighbors and they will be helping us out! The camera's will be turned on, and we're ready. Not looking forward to waiting for 3 hours in line at SeaTac. UGH UGH UGH

I'm loving the flowers that Patrick's work gave us! They are so pretty. I'll post a photo when I get back. I will be without a computer, but I will have my phone....going to miss not being "hooked up!"

May you all be Happy Quilting!

Enjoying A Day of Quilting

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Today we took our walk. Afterwards I got my quilts ready to take to the quilt class. I got the registration information together for the annual meeting. I then sent off a few emails explaining where I will be this week.

Once all that was done, I headed to mom's to give her the registration information to give to Nancy. Mom wasn't going to see Nancy, so I dropped it off. She was meeting at another gals house in the same area. Then I stopped to see Art to tell him we were still on for tomorrow.

After that, headed to the quilt shop for the hand quilting class. I took about 7 of my quilts to show my hand quilting. I brought my first two quilts. I even showed my first applique quilt that is falling apart. I also showed how I quilt. I was showing how I rock and how I hide my stuff. Everyone has a different way to quilt, and my way is another one. I forgot to take the tool I use to pull my threads when it gets hard.


I took Phil's quilt with me. I quilted on it while we were there…

Sunday Genealogy and Bowling

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Today I was up early and worked on one of the games on POGO to get the badges for the week. Still have one more game to do and then I'm done.

Got working on laundry, did the state license for our water system, and got working on my genealogy. Spend a good amount of time on genealogy. I was finding a few members and added another 150 people to my tree. I found a few mistakes in the papers I have, but will fix them as I find them. At least I have a start.


Yesterday Dad and Patrick work working on the garden dad has at Stillwater Estates. He wanted to get moving on getting it started.

Patrick was out mowing the yard and getting a lot of yard work done today. He's been busy all weekend working either here or at the folks.



We talked about the trip for the funeral. I realized there won't be any WIFI where we are going. We will be staying in the house that's up for sale, which means no WiFi for anyone. It's only for three days, so not too worried about it. Just means I wo…

We Will Miss you.....Mom Wiltzius!

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Today was a sad day for us. Last night at 10:15 we received a test that mom (Judie Wiltzius) had passed on. We had been waiting for the news, as she was in a coma for a couple days. Judie died this morning at 1:15 am MI time. Life will not be the same without her. She was a very caring mother, wife and grandmother. I loved joking with her. I loved hearing her on the phone when we talked.


She didn't like her photo taken. I will find a better one. Brandi was always at her side. Mom, may you rest in peace! We will be there.

So, today I worked on genealogy. We even went and helped dad use the  rototiller for his garden. Patrick has been wonderful. He's said, it was expected, he has no regrets. He was able to spend time with her on her Birthday. She wouldn't want us to stop "life." We are continuing to do what we do, and we will miss her, but we won't stop living because she has.

I'm still thinking of the things I'm working on. I'm working on my geneal…

Applique at Mom's House

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Today was a day I could sleep in. I did get an extra half hour in on sleep. Didn't really get much sleep last night.

Got to moms at 8:45 am and was shocked to find I was the first one there. Was beginning to wonder if I was going to be the only one till they started showing up around 9:30 am.


Mom made 25 catchers that needed to have the buttons on. Some of us were sewing on buttons today. Others where doing their own thing. I loved Bev! She told them how embarrassing it was when the other group had all their stuff done and we only had 14 catchers. Didn't seem to open anyone eyes, but it did need to be said. lol

Last night, I decided I didn't like the center of that basket block, and took it out. I'm going to work on doing it up right.


Mom showed everyone where she was with the BOM that P3 Designs was doing last year. She loves this and so do I!! She did an awesome job.

Got home and cleaned house! I vacuumed, started dishwasher, go the laundry going and then worked on t…

A Quilting Day with Good Friends

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Today was an interesting day to say the least. I did get my walking in, and then knew I needed to get to the quilt meeting by 10:30 and pick Kathy up around 10:15 am. Patrick called and gave me some bad news - will post when it is proper to post - and I was talking to my kids and hubby after I showed.

I got off the phone, looked at the clock and it said "9:45 am," I called Kathy and told her I was running late and will pick her up at 10:45 am. She said, "Ok." I got together SOME of my applique - thinking I didn't have the time to do that - and headed out the door to the credit union. When I left the credit union, I called Kathy and said I'll be there in about 5 to 10 mins. She then said, "Oh, okay." Picked her up, went to the store and said to Kathy, "Wow, we're the first ones here, where is everyone?" She said, "Oh, they'll be coming." We went into the shop, looked around got some fabric that we wanted....I looked at t…

Teaching Day...An Awesome Day

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Today started out as usual, yep, I went walking again today....no surprise there, right?!

After walking I got home and got prepared for the "2 Fabric Applique" class. It was mostly getting scissors, light box, needles, pins, and markers. I was thinking of taking some applique that is reverse applique to work on. Never did get to that point.


The cat was at the shop up on the wall. I had 4 people in the class. It really worked out great. We had a great time. It went really well and I was able to do applique backwards! I couldn't believe it, but I was able to show how to do the applique a lot better than I did when I tried to do it in the Beginner class in Nov. We had enough light boxes because I went and got moms. Sharon brought 2 as well, so with 4 people we were able to have a box with each person. We started early and got going. I was enjoying how easy it went. I love the colors everyone came up with on their "2 Fabric Applique" quilt. One was a Rose, one the …

Meeting Day...Committee

Today we walked 2.5 miles. I must have woke up every hour last night! When it was time to actually get up, really didn't want to. Woke with a sinus headache. Took me a while to get rid of it.

I worked on my family history this morning. Then I went to our committee meeting at mom's. Didn't realize both mom and dad were not up to par! Mom had a mask on and dad was sleeping. They left about an hour into our meeting.

We worked on the donations. I'm amazed at how much donations we got. Everyone at the meeting will come out with something. I need to work on the fabric catchers. Our group only made 18 and we need 50. So, I''m going to make the triangles and have the group sew them together.

Bev said she saw the QOV quilt at the $5 quilt club meeting at the shop. She was wondering if her husband would be getting it. Told her I thought so, because she asked for a quilt by both Donna and myself. I also told her what we were going to do about the quilting of it. She was h…

Making Fobs at BFF Group Meeting

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Today started out with a walk. Afterwards, shower, and out the door. I got to our meeting at about 9:40 am. We all got get up and started in on making the fobs. I asked Bev to work on my two, since I had one that needed to be fixed and bought some beads for another one. I told everyone I had the claps for our fobs. We did get 91 fobs done for the Brazilian embroidery Seminar in June. We have a few more to do. Plus we need to have a card go with each one. I need to stop at Staples and get some card stock for that.


One photo of my fobs.


I like the way they came out.


This was the stack I ironed the other day. Just didn't have a photo to post at the time.

I worked on my genealogy again today. I added the rest of the TRUE family tree to my tree. I added another 500 names to my tree. I have a few things to file. Then I need to pull out another folder and get started on yet another stack of names. I've got so many documents and notes of all the families. I am going through all the st…

All Day of Bowling.

Today was spent bowling - all day! I went down to Longview/Kelso area for our travel league. It was up to us to bowl good. We were bowling to see which team came out in first place. We were in first place and in order to keep it, we needed to win at least 8 games. I didn't bowl very well. I did get one game. I reach my average - 158 - once. That shows how bad I bowled. I got a 466 series. Not one of my better days!

Came home and had about an hour and a half before heading to Sunday night bowling. I was able to to get a few more family members in my genealogy. I also played a few games since I didn't get any playing in today.

We went bowling. Teresa and Kim beat me to the bowling alley. (I bowl with them in travel league) My first game was even less then my games early in the day - 137. I did pick it up after that. I bowled a 189 and a 187 - back to my average. Hard to believe I just couldn't get it together till the last two games! At least I bowled a 513 series! As long a…

Got Some Ironing In!

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Today started out unusual. I woke and noticed Patrick wasn't there. Came into the living room thinking I must have kept him up with my snoring. Usually only snore when my allergies kick in. He was sitting up on the couch! That wasn't normal for him! lol Come to find out, he had been up so many times last night, he decided to quit trying to sleep.

We went to the casino. I hit a big (no not that big) jackpot. Surprised the heck out of me. Then we headed back home for about an hour before heading to the movies.

While we were home, Patrick worked in the yard. Planted a few plants, and I went downstairs and ironed all those half square triangles I made yesterday.


I tore off all the paper last night, and have a good stack for ironing. I got it all done. I'm happy to see my stack that's done. I was thinking I need to get a couple boxes and have them set up for QOV blocks and "work in progress" when it comes to sewing on the machine.

We went to the movie "The Bo…

I Actually Sewed Today!

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This morning I was up and ready to go. So I thought. I was eating breakfast and relaxing in my chair when I was feeling like I needed to go back to bed! Weird, but I kept going.

I worked on the computer and headed downstairs. I was working pretty good and it felt like I had a long day ahead - not long in "ugh" but in "wow, I thought it was later then it is."


First things first. I needed to get started on the ironing I didn't do the other day.


Next I put the half square triangle paper on my fabric. Started sewing them up. I also worked on my strap strips. I added more to the strips so that I could have enough to do the half square triangles with it as well. Yep! I have three quilt tops going at once..when will I learn? Just like the song says, "When will I learn!"


I wanted to see if the strips would work for a QOV quilt. I do like the way they are coming out. It's a scrap quilt and it works. I'm happy with the way it came out. I think I'm g…

A Little of This, A Little of That, Not Much of Anything

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Today started out interesting for me. For some reason I woke and felt like I was drugged. I couldn't get up. I just kept falling back asleep. It was weird for me. I did finally get up at 8:30 am and got moving.

The rest of the day was like that - minus the drugged part. I just couldn't get myself to decide what I wanted to do. I loved the sun outside. I opened up the house and did laundry - or at least one load. Then I worked on the computer for a bit. I finally talked myself into going downstairs and try to get some work done.

Before going downstairs, I decided to fold all the fat quarters we (TAS Annual Meeting) got for donations. I folded them into the flag triangle. Dad would tell me I needed to do that a little better, but I just wanted to see what we had and get them folded. I'm hoping we have enough fat quarters to give out to everyone. These came from Connecting Threads. They were so kind to send these, considering I asked so late! I wish the gal that was doing it …