Saturday, July 22, 2017

Missed My Goal For The Day

This morning I enjoyed sleeping a little longer today. Last night was one of my better nights in over a month. Still keep thinking about Kitty and how I can try to find her.

We left early and went to the casino. That was a quick visit as it ate all the money we had to take with us. So, we headed to the movie theater to see a really good movie. I wish I could say which one it was, but I'm really bad about titles and it's one that is hard to remember. But I really did enjoy the movie. It was awesome.

We came home and I worked on my cross stitch out on the deck. Patrick read a book.

I got another 200 stitches in before we came back in the house. Then I added another 50 stitches. My hands were getting sticky, so I decided to put it aside and work on something else.

I got a few more stitches in on the hardanger. I'll try and work on this tonight and hope to get back to my cross stitch tomorrow.

Mom and dad will be here tomorrow to go out for dinner.

I didn't make it my step goal today. I did get 10,000 step in yesterday but today I'm lucky to get 5,000. I keep walking when it tells me, to get my 250 steps an hour in. It keeps me getting up. Now I need to do the exercises because my rear is getting sore. Sitting too much today. I showed Patrick my messages while we were at the movies, telling me I needed to get moving. It was funny!

Life is good, and keeps getting better or worse, but it's life. We had the photo and information in the paper on Kitty missing. Let's see if that even helps. I'm hoping but it's been  month now, so she's probably gone. I can keep hoping. I know I said I did all I could, but I keep finding more things I could do. I just hope that car gets pulled over and they can tag it as a possible cat napping. Trouble is I didn't get the license.

Stay Happy Quilting/Happy Stitching!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Another Day That Didn't Turn Out As Planned

This morning I was up and off. I helped Cherrill then had to get back home so I could meet up with Andrea. She came over so we could walk together. We got in 35 mins, and not the 25 mins I was supposed to get. That was an awesome walk. Then we came in and chatted for awhile.

After she left, I worked on my cross stitch for about 30 mins. Then I remembered I needed to call the paper because we haven't been getting the Thursday paper for over a month. While I was getting that fixed - went through 3 people while waiting on 1. We fixed the problem, was told the paper would come today for yesterday and then we worked a "lost pet" ad. Still haven't gotten the paper yet, but hopefully it will come. If not, I'll call again on Monday. ugh.

I wasn't able to get any more cross stitch done.

A relative called and we chatted, and chatted, and chatted. The funny part was the phone was beeping, I was talking, then realized it went dead. I went to the other phone (that died earlier and was charging) and picked it back up to hear her talking. I was surprised! Plus I have no clue what she was talking about at that point. Patrick made it home and we chatted a little longer. Think we talked for a good 2 hours. It was nice in the way that we were talking about family. It was interesting hearing what she found on the family. I told her what I knew.

So, now I'm sitting here and getting ready to be "beeped" at for not walking 250 steps for the hour. I believe I met all the step for today.

Life is good, and I'm still here. Happy Stitching/Happy Quilting!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

A Day To Myself - Sort Of...

This morning I didn't get up till 9 am. I was even surprised about that. But then I couldn't sleep most of the night anyway, so made up for not sleeping last night. I didn't have to go anywhere today. That's a good thing. I've gotten tired of constantly going places.

I pulled out my computer and started listening and watching Floss tube. It's amazing what everyone is up to. I watched 4 different ones. I also watched a couple about the "parking" and found it interesting at how many different ways it's done. I was even more surprised to see "I heart Cross Stitch" learned how to do the 10 x 10 squares of parking. The technique I use. It was funny because there for awhile I was the only one I know of that was doing it that way. Fun to see someone else likes to do it my way.

Last night I was able to get about 150 stitches in.

While I was watching floss tube, I also worked on this piece. I really like how this is coming along!

I was able to get another 300 stitches in today so far. I'm hoping for more. I like the way it's coming along and to my surprise I'm really enjoying this. I want to keep working on this piece!

I do need to pull out the hardanger and get working on it too. I will try to do that tomorrow. I'm falling behind on it.

I baked peanut butter cookies today. They are going fast! Patrick loves them, and I've had about 4 today. 2 were small. 😏 They are good. Chances are they won't be around tomorrow.

I was able to get my laundry caught up again. Funny, just a minute ago Patrick asked if I have been doing laundry because he's low on socks. My reply, "No your not."

My fitbit just told me I had to move 105 more steps. I went outside and came back. Not sure that's 105 steps, but we'll see. Nope, had to go around the house to get my 250 steps for the hour. This will keep me moving! UGH! I did get my 25 min walk in today too, so I'm on top of it.

Now it's time to do my exercises. I really don't know if I'm going to make the walking on weekends. He said he was going to check my phone to see if I do what he told me to do. lol

Life is good, still missing Kitty and feeling guilty for not getting up! I'm slowly getting used to the fact she won't be coming back, as much as I want her.

So, in the meantime, I'm still keeping busy and Happy Quilting/Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Oh, How Life Gets In The Way!

This morning was one of those days that I thought I had planned out. Yea, RIGHT! I went over to Cherrill's thinking I would be back home by 9 pm and head over to moms. YEA, RIGHT!

I cut Cherrill's felt and told her what she needed to do for the needle case we are going to be working on in BE. We're all having an assignment to have stuff done before the next meeting. After that, she asked if I would like some tea, and I did. By the time we quit chatting it was 10:20 am. I needed to get my butt moving! I was on my way to the folks by 10:45 am. When I got there, mom was gone and it was just dad and the cleaning lady. Then my nephew called and I talked to him for awhile. Then I headed to my Physical Therapy.

Got to PT and went over my bill. Since our insurance changed, we had to pay for at least 2 of my visits. UGH. I paid him what I owed (that the insurance said I owed). Then we talked about how our insurance changed. We had a $10 co-pay and they paid most everything - till last year! Then last year it changed to paying $20 co-pay AND a deductible. The deductible is kinda high. So much for good insurance any more! We talked about how I need to get back to walking. So, he gave me a chart for walking. I have to walk 25 mins a day for a week, then 30 mins for a week, 35 mins for a week - you get the idea - till I get to 45 mins. Got back to the folks and mom was there and heading back out. Dad's PT was this afternoon. Need to call him to see how it went. lol

Came home and had lunch around 1:30 pm - later than I like. My fitbit arrived in the mail. I had to hook it up and see if I could get it charged. I did the set up for it and then I worked on my tablet. Didn't feel like doing much other then watching the fitbit to charge. So, I goofed around for a little while and before I realized it, it was 3 pm. I watched a show on TV, still not in the mood to do anything. I got it hooked up on the computer and phone. I then got it all set up to do what tracking it needed to. I left it hooked to my computer till around 6 pm when it was fully charged. I put it on and then watched Flosstube. I was surprisingly surprised when it asked me if I wanted to take a walk. I told it to nudge me every hour to get my 250 steps in. I'm going to try and get more than that, but as long as it tells me to get up while I'm doing cross stitch that's awesome.

So, life got in the way today. I'm hoping to get some stitching in today. I need to do the face of the owl, but first I need to get the face set up. I need to order some more wool felt because the group took the colors I wanted and the colors I was going to give to Cherrill. I'll do that now.

In other words, no photos, no news, just life. I'm getting back to being Happy Stitching/Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A Day At The Casino

Today I was up way early. I was having a hard time sleeping because I saw a post last night about a Siamese cat in Onalaska WA. I didn't get the chance to call the gal because it was past 9 pm. I asked Scott across the street to call her and see if it's Kitty. He said he would. I then headed over to Art's to pick him up and change cars. We were at Red Wing at 9 am.

Received a texted from Scott saying it doesn't look like it's Kitty. The cat is small and skinny. I called the gal and she said it looks to be around 6 months old. She doesn't know if it's a male or female. There is no collar on it. She thinks it's too small to be our cat. I told her Kitty is very skittish and she is still a kitten. She said she will try and get a photo. It won't stay around long enough to be able to take a photo. She said it takes off like a shot. So, I'm back to waiting to see if someone reports her. I'm going to send a copy of the filer to Yelm's vet as I saw someone asking about a vet in that area.

I played on my $15 that the casino gave me. I lasted till 11 am. Then I put the money I get to spend in the machines. It didn't last the last hour, but I did pull it out at $35. Then I went to see how I did on Keno. I was shocked yet again! I won $108 in Keno. I got 5 out of 6 numbers! Too funny! Art only won a $1 for his Keno. lol  So, I came home with $110 more than I took. Not bad.

Came home and got caught up on my games. Then I went on the Lost and Found page of Lewis County FB page. I wanted to see if she had a photo but she didn't. It's going to take a few days.

After supper I pulled out the quilt - Forest Galorest. AGAIN, NOT worth buying!!

This is the body and wing of the owl. I'll attach the head when I get the other wing done.

I have the body and wing attached. Now I needto get this set of wings done. When that is done, I can do the face. Wish me luck! Mom wanted me to work on this. Since I'm going to her house tomorrow because of PT, then I can give it back to her. Not sure if the face will be done tonight but I can try. Then I can get back to working on my cross stitch. It's killing me to look at it but not get anything done on it.

May we all be Happy Quilting and/or Happy Stitching!

Monday, July 17, 2017

A Fun Day at Brazilian Embroidery Meeting

This morning I was up early. I was out the door just as early. I had to go to Wal-Mart. I would rather go first thing in the morning then later in the day.

I picked up some things for our needle case we are making in the group. I still was behind on getting everything I needed. When I got to the meeting, no one was ready for the needle case. So, I ended up giving some of my stuff away for everyone to get prepped for our next meeting. I need to get some of the stuff for Cherrill, so I ended up going back to Michaels after our meeting.

I was able to get some stitching done on the bird. I'm liking how it's coming along. I need to get the black on the tail and then I'll work on the wings of both this bird and the brown one.

After running around, I was able to get home at a decent time. I also ended up working on our bookkeeping. So, I was able to figure out what Patrick was worried about.

I was able to sit and work on my Mirabela piece. I'm liking the way it came out. I've changed the purple color in the piece. It's a little brighter.

I'm looking forward to getting more done. Not in any big hurry to work on the Patriot Angel right now. I'll probably get back to it once I get moving on this. I also have to get moving on the Forest Galorest piece. I have the owl ready to applique down, but won't be able to do that till Wednesday.

May we all be Happy Quilting/Happy Stitching!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Enjoyed An Evening With My Brother

This morning I found Patrick on the couch. Guess he didn't get comfortable last night.

I worked on laundry while he worked outside. I got a couple loads in while watching Disney movies.
I also worked on my cross stitch.

I've been working on being able to work on this in sets of 10x10 rows. I'm getting there. The first two "steps" are showing up. I'm going to work on the next ones here soon. I've changed some colors to get it a little more purple then the photo shows. I like the dress but it's not bright enough for me. So, I'm going to work with darker purples. We'll see how that goes.

At 3 pm we started over to moms. My older brother and sister-in-law were coming up to visit. We had to stop at Patrick's work because some things are messed up. So, we stopped and I took a quick nap. Then we got to moms where dad BBQ'd ribs. We had a great visit and played games after.

I brought home the quilt top to work on putting the owl on. I'll probably do that on Tuesday. Tomorrow is our Brazilian embroidery meeting. I'm looking forward to that. I need to remember to bring the felt!! I better go down and bring that up to the table so I can remember to take it.

Still busy and enjoying life. Still missing my Kitty. Life is good and I'm still HAPPY QUILTING/HAPPY STITCHING!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Yet Another Day Goes By....

This morning I enjoyed a few extra minutes of sleep. Then I was up and playing a few games.

Patrick got a call, so he was up early. We headed to the casino shortly after. We were there quite a while. We had fun. I've got to go again Tuesday with Art but we'll be going to Red Wing instead. After the casino we headed to Pete's Pizza. We went last week and thought it would be a good tradition when we get done at the casino. We enjoyed the pizza. It's a good pepperoni pizza that we get!

Afterwards we came home. Patrick worked out in the yard and I got caught up on my games. lol

After Patrick was done in the yard we watched another Transformer movie. While we were watching the movie, I worked on Andromeda, a Mirabilia Designs. 

I needed to order the beads, so I did. Another $20 worth of beads. Ugh.

I'm having fun with this. I'm getting it to the stair step stage. I'm almost there.

The neighbors had a garage sale - yet again - it's the third one in the same amount of weeks. We've had plenty of traffic over the last few weekends. I'm getting tired of all the traffic. It will be nice to have our neighborhood back to being quiet again. Not sure that will happen since we have two neighbors selling their houses.

Phil's Birthday is next weekend so I need to figure out what we'll do for him. I almost forgot about it, but realized we are in July! Oh, well, time to think of what he could have for his Birthday. Will keep thinking about it.

In the meantime I'm still working on my projects and enjoying having fun being Happy Quilting/Happy Stitching!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Another Day With Good Quilting Friends

This morning I was up and ready to go. Patrick took the day off. So, while he stayed home and worked in the yard, I went off to mom's.

I dropped off some stuff at Phil's and the I headed over to moms. I was surprised there was only one car out there. Mom laughed when I got there. There was only Ethel and her in the quilt room. She told me where everyone else was, so it was "just us" till Nancy showed up. So, we had only 4 of us working on our stuff.

I didn't take a photo - yet again! I finished up the wings of the owl. I pinned them to the quilt top. Mom was still working on the bear, so I left the quilt top with her. When the bear is done, then I'll bring it home and work on the putting the owl down. Should be fun. Was happy to see how much I had done. It's getting there!

Came home around 1 pm. Dad had a doctors appointment, so I came on home. Patrick was still busy in the yard, so I came on in and worked on my cross stitch.

Decided to work on the Mirabilia paten - Andromeda. I ended up taking some out as well. The frog arrived. I'm getting it set up for the stair step. I will have it working here pretty soon. I almost did the diagonal and remembered that doesn't work for me.

Last night I was able to get a lot done on the HAED piece.

It's coming along. Now that I got the pattern enlarged, it has been a big help.

After Patrick was done with the yard, we went out to eat. We saw a movie at McMenimens. i had some fish for supper. It was really good. We had a good time. Now that we are back home, I need to do my exercises. I was going to work on my cross stitch some more, but it looks like I'll have to wait till tomorrow.

Life is good, we all are well, and it's awesome to be Happy Quilting/Happy Stitching.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

An Awesome Day With Quilting Friends!

This morning I was able to sleep in if I wanted to. I was up early. I enjoyed my morning by myself.

I then headed out - taking my stocking with me - and made a couple stops along the way. I went to Safeway for something to take to the Potluck. I got one of their $5 sub. Then I headed over to McD's to get a drink of ice tea. lol - I also went somewhere else. Just can't remember where.

Got to the shop and looked for fabrics that would work for the stocking. I like the colors we picked. I don't have a picture of the green that will be inside. I gave that to Kathy. Now we just wait. I told her to let me know what I owe her.

I sent Katt this photo to see if she was okay with it. She was, so it's now off to get put into a stocking. I'm looking forward to seeing what Kathy comes up with.

I had an awesome day with my quilting friends. It was a short meeting because I had to leave at 12:30 to meet up with mom and dad at the hospital. I was presented a gift and an awesome card for starting the group. I had given it over to someone else, but it was so nice to get a "Thank you" for starting the group. We even had another person show up for the meeting. She fit in great. I didn't get a photo, but I did get quiet a bit of the wing done on the owl. I worked on the second wing.

I met mom and dad at the hospital. They were in a class to let dad know what he was to expect. We'd been through that class with mom, so we knew what to expect. Dad has his doctors appointment tomorrow. I don't think I'll go to that. We have our quilt group meeting tomorrow as well. Mom is going to be leaving early, so chances are I will be cleaning up the mess.

Came home and called the Sheriff's office and told them what car left my house when they took my cat. I saw a PT Cruiser and believe it's the same car that checked out our neighborhood a couple weeks before they took Kitty. I chatted with him and he said he will keep the information on file. I told him it was a purplish blue color. He asked why anyone would take her. I told him that she was a beautiful Siamese cat and they may thought of using her for breeding but she was spayed. When I told him she was Siamese then he realized what I was saying. I can hope they find her.

I then came home and worked on my HAED - Cat Pentagram-Parker cross stitch piece. It was designed by Michele Sayetta.

I love that it's coming along great. I did have a few issues with some arrows that are in the pattern. I need to pay attention to what direction they are going in.

Life is good, and I'm still Happy Quilting/Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

What Can I Say?!

I was sitting here trying to figure out a title. Most times I forget to get the title into the blog. So, the first thing I thought about was, "What can I say, for a title?" Hence the title. Yep, I'm crazy today.

I helped my neighbor, then I came home and did another video. I felt the last one I did on Monday was a piece of CRAP. So, I wanted to do a better one to make up for that crap. I didn't delete it, but I should have. I'll do that later on. I added a few things to this video.

Then I sat down and worked on my Maribella.

I got some done. Not as much as I wanted to. The frog arrived, so it took a little more then I wanted to take. I'm getting there. I'm trying to put a couple hours on one and then put another couple hours on the HAED piece.

I'm getting more done. I'm having a little problems with the bottom part. I do like the way it's coming along. I was having fun working on this one. Not sure how long this will keep my interest. I still have the Patriot Angel, that I got frustrated with. AND I have the hardanger to work on as well.

I'm really not doing much around here. I'm working on my cross stitch and what ever else comes up. It's not a lot. I keep myself busy. If Kitty was here, I'd be entertaining her or she'd entertain me. But that's life. She's gone, and I need to deal with it.

Tomorrow is our potluck at our quilt meeting. I'll take my owl and work on that. Trouble is, I need to meet my folks at the hospital around 1 pm because dad's got his pre-op for knee replacement. Not too thrilled with it, but I'll go. My folks want me to go. Actually mom wants me to go.

So, life is good, can't complain - so will stay Happy Quilting//Happy Stitching.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A New Start! What Fun!

This morning I was up and out the door. I helped Cherrill and then went to Napavine to post a flyer of Kitty missing. I was able to put it out by the post office. Then I went to Centralia's post office and he told me they don't like to post missing pets. Then he gave me some tape and said to put it on the window at the door. At least till it's taken down, some people will see it. So, I did. Then I went to the Chehalis post office and my poster was gone, so I put another one up. Maybe it will give it a day or two before they take it down. I posted on another "alert" page on the web. So, now I'm posted on "" and "help lost pets" which seems to have a link to some people and places that could help. After this, I'm going to call it good. I can now say I have done all I can to find her.

So, came home and worked on a new cross stitch!

Andromeda is now started. It's a Maribella pattern. I was frogging it to get started, but now I think I'm on a roll. I'm getting it ready to be a step stone method. I'll get it set up here soon.

Then Patrick came home and I went back to my HAED (Heaven and Earth Designs).

I'm actually getting back into working on this. I'm not sure how I will schedule them. Maybe work on this at night and work on the other one during the day....we'll see. I need to get more of the owl done for mom. I've got a third of it done anyway. I'll work on it when I feel like it.

I need to redo my video I did yesterday. It was crap! I hate it when the talking doesn't match up. I even lost a follower because of it! lol

Happy Stitches! Happy Quilting!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Working On Applique Again....

Today was a good day. I didn't sleep very well last night, but I did get up after Patrick left. I went to Cherrill's and was able to meet her daughter. It was a good visit and will see her tomorrow.

I got up and sent an email to my quilt group asking the to pass the flyer around for my cat. I got on "" and was able to fill out the information there. They have a better flyer, so sent the better flyer to the police departments and a couple of the vets. They faxed a flyer to a couple vets. They really didn't get all the vets in the area, so I'm glad I could get flyers out to the others last week. I'll print a couple more and take them around tomorrow or Wednesday.

I did my video on flosstube. It was a pain! The mouth and the words don't go together. Reminds me of the Japanese overlays. Oh, well.

Then I pulled out my applique of the owl. I needed to get moving o it because mom has the bear done and is working on the raccoons.

I had it all on the table. Was a lot easier to work with. Did the grey wing.

I have the bottom of the wing done, now just need to work on the side wing and the body.

Now I'm going to work on my HAED piece. I wanted to start a new cross stitch, but don't want to do it tonight. I'll work on it tomorrow.

So, the good news is that I'm still appliqueing. Mom wants to put the quilt in my frame and come over to quilt on the quilt when we are done. I don't know if I want that or not. It will be interesting what we decide.

Stay Happy Quilting and/or Happy Stitching!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

An Enjoyable Sunday!

This morning we were up and out the door. We wanted to get to the spot were they sell Spooner's Raspberries, Blackberries and Strawberries. We bought the strawberries earlier - actually Patrick bought them while I was at Seminar. Today we picked up Raspberries and Blackberries. Patrick loves to make freezer jam. So, he was thrilled. We had to be there by 9:30 am when they came down from Olympia. There was a line so long that we figured they'd sell out by 10:00 am. They bring down a van full of berries. They sell out fast around here. When they come, we have to be there with in the first few days or we wouldn't get any.

So, we came home and he made his freezer jam!

Guess we have plenty of jam to last awhile! We'll be giving some of it away to family.

We stopped at Micheal's so I could get the rest of the floss I needed for this project. This is going to be the next one. I have the fabric in the frame already. I'm excited to start it, and may try and start it tomorrow.

While Patrick was working on the jam, I was out on the deck rolling the floss and watching Flosstube. I watched mostly Minnie Gray. She's a kick! I love watching her videos. She's not boring and has a lot of pretty things going.

Of course, while I was out there, we had lunch. I forgot I had a floss in my lap, that I was rolling onto the floss "holder." When I got up to take the dishes in the house, I dropped the floss!! So, this is where it went! Right between the beams. If there hadn't been a cross bar there, it would have been all the way through the deck! I wound it right away!

Our baskets are looks AWESOME!

While I was out there, Patrick yelled up and told me to check out the purple tiger-lilies! I couldn't believe it! These were the first ones I've seen! So cool!

I walked around the house to see what was growing. There are quite a few flowers looking great out there!

We invited mom and dad over for supper. We played a few games and then we had supper outside on the deck. While I was picking up the dishes, mom told me to look out in the yard.

Apparently she was there the whole time. After I took this video, about 5 mins, she then left. It was funny because we turned around to make a comment about her, she was gone. It was nice to see her resting in the yard. Patrick doesn't like it half the time because she goes after his flowers, but today she was eating the grass. The apples are coming soon, so she'll have some to munch on.

I did get some more work done on this cross stitch. It's coming along. I'm trying to work my way up from the bottom. I'm not too happy with this. I'll just keep going.

Life is good! Happy Stitching - Happy Quilting!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Another Finish!

Today I was up a little later than usual. Really didn't want to get up. Funny how that works. Had a rough day thinking of all the places Kitty was playing with me.

I watched some Flosstube videos. I was able to get a few of them done this morning. I figure if I watch them in the morning, it will take away my sadness of not having TLC time with Kitty.

In the afternoon I worked on my Christmas Stocking for Katt. I'm happy to say I was able to finish it!

It's ready to go to Kathy to finish. I'm not in a big hurry so, I'll take it to her next week. I was thrilled to get it done. Even Patrick liked it after it was done. One of the snowflakes is off, but no one but me will know that, unless someone really gets close. If they do, that's their problem. lol

While I was uploading my photos, I found this one,

which is the pillow case I made for dad's QOV quilt. The quilt is in the pillow case and waiting to be given out.

Back to this afternoon - my mail lady came and dropped off my package I had to sign for.

My frames came in!! I'm so excited about it. They are awesome frames! I loaded this one up with the HAED piece I'm working on. I'm going to work on it while it's in this frame. I also moved my hardanger piece to the frames that had my Christmas Stocking. I didn't have enough fabric to be able to put it in my new frames. At least I was able to put them in a frame.

So, I decided to get back to this one and work on it. It's the Patriot Angel. This shouldn't take too long, I'm hoping.

I also went downstairs and put the floss away that I had fro the Christmas Stocking. Then I went through the box and pulled out the flosses I needed for my Mirabilla piece I'm going to start. I have it in my Omanik frames already. So, I have a piece ready to start - but need to get some more floss for that one though. Once I do that I will have a new start! Can't wait!

So, even in sadness, I can keep working - Happy Stitches and Happy Quilting!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

A Day Quilting With Mom

This morning I was up early. Got ready and headed over to mom's house. I stopped off at the post office to drop off a flyer, then gave a flyer to my vets, and lastly I dropped a flyer off at mom's community.

After all that, went to moms. They were just getting up. So, we had some breakfast (I only had a sausage). Then we played a game for a little bit and heading to the sewing room. We got started on the borders for the Forest Galorest quilt. I wil repeat myself - the instructions are CRAP. We went ahead and did our own way of doing the borders.

Mom had this much done the last time we were together. The bottom right block is blank because of the fox that goes on the block as well. The flowers are ready to put on the block, but unless we see where the fox goes, we didn't put the flowers on.

We actually enlarged our piece. This is bigger than we expected but at 80" square, it's pretty big. It was listed to be 65" square, but as I said the pattern is crap - so it would have been a little bigger anyway, we just added another inch on the pieces.

We added the borders to the piece. The top of this photo is where the bear goes. We worked on the bear before I left. Mom is going to applique the bear on. We did come into a little trouble with the bear. We also will be changing the bear. The pattern has the bear looking funny. So, we'll fix it.

We pinned down the bear. Bet mom has it done by the next time I see her.

Came home and worked on the cross stitch. I'm so close to finishing this piece, I can taste it! I'm so excited. I was so excited that that snowflake ended up being a half square off. I decided to keep it that way, don't want to rip it out again. I will be putting the buttons on and fix the fringe. Then it will be done! Can't wait! Then it's off to Kathy to be put into a sock.

I'm still keeping my spirits up, and I'll probably do another video tomorrow or Monday. Not sure, but I'll do it. Need to work on some more stuff.

Stay Happy, Stay Energized, Stay Happy Quilting, and Stay Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Think I've Done All I Can

Today I was able to sleep in. I don't have to worry about Cherrill for a little while.

I was up and to my surprise at 3 pm, I didn't touch my tablet. Instead I did laundry and enjoyed some youtube videos while doing some cross stitching.

I'm adding more snowflakes. The outline is coming along great.

I was able to roll it down to the bottom. I'm thinking by tomorrow night this should be done. I can't wait to see how it comes out.

I also worked on sending out more flyers by email. I sent a flyer to both Centralia and Chehalis' police department. I've also got most if not all the vets in this area. I have to take a flyer to my vet's office tomorrow. I'm going to mom's so I'll drop it off then.

I think I have done all I can at this point. As Patrick and Denise have said, chances of her coming back are pretty much nill. The people that took her, don't care. They wanted her that bad, they won't give her back. Maybe if they take her to the vet's I'll be called, but even then that will be slim. If they wait a year, chances are the vet's will forget about her. I'm hoping not. I can hope and pray, but my chances of her being found are slim to not. I've done what I can, now I need to accept the fact she won't be back. It's heart breaking because we had a routine going. Now I don't have that company I enjoyed so much. This is hard, and I'm having a hard time getting learning to deal with it. It's a shame that people that take pets that belong to others, don't realize it's like someone kidnapping a child. She was my baby! This sucks!

Okay, I'm still working on my cross stitch stocking. I'm enjoying getting this done. I can't wait to finish this!

Looking forward to seeing what others do, and staying Happy Quilting - Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Still Trying To Find Kitty

Today I was up early, no surprise there. I played on my tablet for part of the morning and was missing Kitty. So, I didn't get too much playing in.

Patrick worked out in the yard for awhile. I started laundry, and just realized I need to put them in the dryer.

We went to the transformers movie today. I actually enjoyed it.

Came home and worked on my cross stitch - again remember Kitty sitting in my lap under the frame.

Yesterday I was able to get quiet a bit done on this. I had the beads, and started working on the 'J' penguin. It all got outlined last night.

It's looking so cute!

I started working on the second penguin. I also added a couple snowflakes. The beads were also added to two of the snowflakes.

Now, I'm working on the 'O' penguin. I've also got the outlines on the scarf's and will hopefully finish them tonight. I want to get the third penguin started before the night is over. I also have some snowflakes to add on the sides.

I'm getting this closer to being done. I'm still hoping it will be done by the weekend and I can start on another one. I have two more to work on as well.

Mom has me coming over on Thursday. We'll be working on the quilt we are doing together. I'd rather be working on my cross stitch or embroidery. We need to work on the quilt, so I know I need to get moving on this.

I have a hard time understand why someone would take someone else's pet! I don't understand why a person has to steal someone else's pet! It's killing me inside that people can be so LOW! I pray daily that Kitty will come home again. And deep down I feel that may never happen, but I'm going to try everything in my power to find her.

Happy Stitching - Happy Quilting!

Monday, July 3, 2017


I've decided to do a post on my cat that I believe was stolen from my front yard.

I was sleeping on the couch, June 25, 2017, when I heard some commotion around the front door. I don't know what was going on, and wondered if they were coming to the door. Then I hear them hurry to the car and doors slammed.

Me being me, didn't go and look out the window to see what was going on. Now I believe who ever it was stole my cat!!


She is 1 year 4 months old. She's spayed and a full Siamese cat. If you've seen her or know who took her, please contact me!

I have posted this information on Lewis County Lost and Found Pets on FB.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Enjoyed The Day!

Today I was actually trying to sleep in. No such luck.

We went shopping this morning. We try to go while everyone is in church. Not that we aren't religious, we just don't go to church very often. So, while the store isn't busy, is usually around the time everyone is in church. Surprisingly enough, it was busy even with everyone in church.

Afterwards Patrick worked out in the yard. It's amazing how much we need to plant more plants in. I was checking out the area by the back bedroom downstairs, and it's got big gaps. Guess we'll be going shopping for more plants before the week is out.

I got a load of laundry in. But I'll end up with doing laundry tomorrow. AFTER our Brazilian embroidery group.

I decided I wanted to get moving on Katt's stocking.

I was able to get Katt's name on it, and work on the strips.

I also added the beads in. Now I'm having to do the back stitching pieces. I'll start with the snowflakes as I go, then work on the backstitching. Once that's done then I can get this to Kathy to see if she will put it all together. I'm hoping it will be done this month!

Tomorrow I'm going to BE meeting. Then afterwards we are going to Felicia's family to give them the money that we collected for all her beads and things. It's going to be teary but we'll be happy to have it over with. It's a way to say goodbye to Felicia. It will be almost a year since she passed.

Enjoying the day of stitch! I was surprised at what I could do. I'm happy to see it coming along. I may actually have another finished project.

Happy Stitching - Happy Quilting!

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