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A Fun Trip to the Dentist - NOT

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Today I was up early but didn't get moving to Cherrill's for awhile. I went over around 9 am and realized I was there an hour. We talked about the way things are going in the country. We both had different sides and same sides of opinions. We didn't get mad, we just chatted.

I will say one thing and then I'll get back to my crafts - I know, I promise it will be short - I don't like putting politics on my blog. I lived all over the world. I saw how we were treated for being American. I also had to go through "strip search" at airports - AND I WAS YOUNG! I almost didn't make it out of Turkey because my "visa" was with the government of Turkey. They wanted me to wait till it came back (about 2 weeks). My dad had to pay the attendant to let me get on the plane. So, for us to "vet" those arriving I say - ABOUT TIME.

Okay, enough said. After visiting Cherrill, I came home and vacuumed the house, then mopped the floor. Kitty was going and…

A Day With Friends and Embroidery

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Today was a slow day. I was up with Patrick. I realized last night that I lost my fitbit off my wrist. So, now I have no tracking on my step. I can give myself a pat on the back because I actually had it for almost 2 years. Plus I think they said it goes bad between a year and two years. Guess I got what I needed out of it. Not sure I want to get another one right away.

I enjoyed some time with Kitty this morning. She was so jittery, that I think she wanted to play but didn't realize it. I let her out and then she meowed at the door - with a mouse! So, we have a dead mouse at out back door! ugh

I headed over to our BE meeting. We all enjoyed our time. There were a couple times when a few people got miffed. They wanted to buy all of Felicia's floss and we didn't want to sell it to one person because there was a lot of floss. So, two of them decided they didn't want to talk about it or have anything to do with it. Mainly because they couldn't buy all of it. The group…

Bowling Twice Today!

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This morning I was up and ready to go bowling. First I enjoyed a little TLC time with Kitty then Patrick dropped me off at the pick up point. We all car pool down to Longview. Virginia drove. We got there early today. Patrick was 15 minutes early and Virginia was 10 minutes early. So, we arrived a good hour before bowling. The others ordered breakfast at the bowling alley. I ordered a BLT for lunch instead. I'm really not a breakfast person.

We bowled pretty bad. We are at the bottom of the leader board! I bowled a 158, 153, 134. Just couldn't get the 10 pin!! For a left handed person to miss the 10 pin - that's bad! I got splits as well. Couldn't strike to save my life! So, I lost all 4 games. I lost 5 pins on my average!

We got back around 2:30 pm. I worked on my "Nantucket Rose" by lavender and lace.


I've started on the neckline. She's coming along nicely. I ended up taking 50 stitches out yesterday because it was the brown I got wrong in the dress…

Going and Coming for a Saturday

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This morning I was up early. I was even surprised to hear Kitty at the door, since I shut her up in the garage last night. No clue how she got out of the garage. Will try again and see if she gets out.

I played on my laptop till Patrick was up. Then went to the neighbors to help with her socks. The dog pee'd on me again. I told her that her son should come take the dog and give him attention. He gets excited when people come over and then pee's. I lost it and my mouth went off. Told her she needed to give the dog to someone who can take care of the dog by giving him attention. He needs to run around and not be chained up or loose in the house. She said both her kids won't let her. Yet she can't take care of him. He's too wild. Needs a LOT of attention! She said her son is gone all the time (his dog!) and her daughter is gone just as much, so they can't take care of him. Seriously! Someone needs to take him or give him to a family that will give him attention.

W…

Another QOV Top is Done.

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This morning I enjoyed being able to sleep. When I got up, went to the door to see if Kitty was there, she wasn't. So took a shower and started breakfast when she let me know she was outside the door. It was good to see her. I missed her all day yesterday.

We sat and had TLC time. She was in my lap most of the morning. While she was in my lap, I played on the tablet and worked on the quilt top for the QOV meeting in a week or so.


I put 20 circles on the quilt. It turned out pretty good. The circles were just right for this piece. I hope the gal that made the top will be happy with what I did.

After I was done, I worked on the baby afghan.


That was after I took Ruth to the train station.

Today I was supposed to be at moms quilting, but I just wasn't in the mood to quilt. Funny though when one thinks about it, I was doing applique here. I could have done it there. At least I got another thing done. Don't think I can count this as a finish for the year. At least I like to mar…

Visit to the Vets and Stitching

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This morning I was up and ready to go by 7:30. I wasted a few minutes before I went out to the garage to get Kitty in a pet carrier. It took some doing to get in the garage without her getting out. Once I was in, I picked her up and gave her some TLC before putting her in the case. Then I put her in the car. She cried the whole way with a few stops. We got there early but went in right away. Then waited, and waited, and waited. I was beginning to think they didn't know what a 8:30 appointment was. I didn't see the doctor till about 8:45. That was better than I thought it would be before she would come in. She talked about the different shots the cat needed. She talked about two other shots that she could give and I said fine. So, the assistant came back in and gave Kitty three shots. Then I went to pay for it. I was told it would cost $42 but because of the two EXTRA shots, it cost me $72. Brought her home and kept her in the house for awhile. She wanted out really bad, so let…

Another Day of Non-Stop Going

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This morning I was up early with Patrick. Didn't have to be up so early, just couldn't go back to sleep.

Went to help Cherrill with her socks. Then headed out to the bank with a stop at Ruth's before going. We chatted for a few minutes. Then after the bank, went to the post office to sent a Birthday card to one of the yahoo group members. After that, mom called as I was heading over. She wanted me to pick up some silver polish. I thought she said "clear" polish, so stopped at the dollar store and picked up some nail polish that was clear. By the time I got to the house, I found out I had the wrong stuff. So, she wanted to go shopping for it at the outlet mall. We went to the Kitchen shop. They didn't have the silver polish and they didn't have the stainless steel cleaner either. Mom did pick up a toaster and a few other things. I did get a couple towels that I can use for my bread baking. We went to Dawn's Delicatessen to reserve a place on Friday for…

One Heck of a Day!

Today started out early. I headed over to Art's to take him to the casino. We spent the morning playing. Then we played Keno. After Keno was over (20 games in an hour), we headed home. I felt tired most of the morning because Kitty and her new found friend decided to hiss and fuss at each other at our window. She had stayed away all day yesterday and I couldn't get her to the garage. UGH

When I got back from the casino, stopped and dropped garlic break off at moms. They were busy with painters painting the house. She had everything out of the shrunk and tried to give me some stuff. I have too much "stuff" as it is, so decided to say NO. I brought home a couple trays that have dad's military award on it, but I really don't want it, so asked my younger brother if he did. If not will ask my older brother as well.

Went shopping for my son again. Was sending photos as I was trying to make sure I got the right thing for them. Took his food to him after I went to th…

Enjoying the Baking as Well as Stitching!

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This morning I was up and ready to go. I went to help Cherrill and came back to enjoy my cat for a short time. The other cat cried for her to come out and she wanted out. So, I didn't see Kitty for very long today. I'm going to get her in to the Vet to get her spayed so I won't have to worry about it.

I spent several hours trying to get a video done on YouTube or FlossTube. I tried to do one on the computer, and it came out jerky. It's not that good of a video, but after several tries, I did post one. It's showing my technique of left handed cross stitch. I posted it about 3 hours ago and it was viewed once. Not bad considering I didn't tag anyone or have followers to look at it.

While I was trying to figure out the video, I baked 4 small sourdough breads. I cut the two batches in half and baked them today. One set of 2 is garlic bread. I took a bite out of Patrick's bread and it has a LOT of garlic in it! I can still taste it. lol


So, I did pretty good tod…

A Day Of Baking

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Today I was up early but Patrick slept in. Kitty was complaining about the door being shut downstairs. She keeps wanting to go into the spare bedroom down there. I shut the door to keep her out. She's always checking to see if it's open and howlers when she wants to go down there. I don't let her, so twice this morning I sent her back outside, but she kept wanting back in. I was surprised Patrick could sleep through her meowing! He did though.

I pulled out the sourdough from the refrigerator. I worked on both kinds. I was able to get two of them ready for tomorrow to bake. I will cut them in half and bake them separately. That way we can have smaller loaves, and I can take a loaf to Art and the folks on Tuesday. I made a garlic one as well. I'm hoping it will turn out really good. Since I'm not supposed to eat "carbs" I won't be eating it. At least I'm going to try not to eat it. I also need to quit eating sugar! I'm in need of getting back do…

Celebrating Patrick's Birthday Early

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This morning was interesting in the fact that I actually slept til 9 am. That was a first in a verlong time.

Miss Kitty and I had a shot morning of TLC time. Patrick had a list of things he wanted done before my parents arrived to go out to eat. I headed over to the neighbors while he got the branches out of the road and took them to the dump. I beat him home, so I checked on my computer for doing videos with the webcam. I figured how to set it up and will probably do a video on flosstube on Monday. I am thinking of doing two of them. One for crossstitch and one for my applique. Sound be interesting to see if I can handle watching myself.

After I was able to see what I could do, I pulled out my crossstitch and worked on it.


I washappy to finally finish her hands with the bouquet of flowers. I'm starting on the chest area. Her chin is getting ready to be worked on as well. I do like the way this is coming out.

Mom and dad arrived early and we headed to Longview for dinner. We had a…

Getting Back to UFO's or WIP's

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Today started out early. I got up and let Kitty in. She was awful chatting about me taking too long. Oh, well. We walked over to the neighbors. I'm surprised at how close she is when we walk. You'd think she had a lease on!

We came home and I got the sourdough out of the refrigerator. I baked the bread, but forgot to turn the heat down when I took the lid off. Which got really close to burning it. It did have the smell of burning but it turned out "okay." I was chatting with Phil about the bread. Since we had one that I baked yesterday, I need to give it away. lol So, I told him I'd bring it to him if he wanted it. Said he would take it. I also took over part of yesterday's bread in case the one from today was really bad. I had him cut it when I brought it. It actually looked good inside. It was soft and looked great. So, the crust will be a little crusty - which he can cut off.

Came home and Patrick called to say he was on his way home. We went to the casino…

A Day of Baking Sourdough!

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This morning I was a little slow in getting started. I didn't need to go anywhere today so I decided to try some baking instead.

Since I have sourdough, I wanted to do some research to see what I might be doing wrong will baking bread. Man! I realized I was doing a LOT WRONG! I thought I could do sourdough just like regular bread! NAH! NO WAY! I have to do a lot different. So, I found two recipes that I wanted to try. Both off YouTube so I could see what I was doing wrong....again...a lot! I took one of the recipes and instructions to make the first batch.


I was so happy to see it was growing!! It only took most of the day, but I was thrilled to see it was actually working better than any sourdough I ever made!


After waiting an hour, Patrick couldn't wait to get his hands on it, so he cut it before I had the chance to take a photo!


I can say it was a HUGE success!! It's light and fluffy. It tastes awesome. And I didn't put as much salt in it as they told me to!

While I…

Not the Best Day, But a Good Day

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Today was up to pouring rain! I waited to go see Cherrill till it slowed down some.

I couldn't believe the cat today! She meowed every chance she could! I had no idea what her problem was but she was letting me know all about it. I think she lost her ball half the time, but then she found it again.

I had three phone calls that took quiet a while. I usually don't like talking on the phone but Katt called and we chatted for a good hour. I did enjoy that call. Before her was Cherrill and we chatted awhile. Then we chatted more when I went over there. After Katt was Ruth and then I went to her house to borrow her Dutch oven so I could do sough dough bread tomorrow.  I'm looking forward to seeing if it will work.

I worked on the binding of the QOV quilt again.


I was able to get another side or two done. I hope to have it done tomorrow, because I am getting to the point where I want to do my cross stitch again! BUT I really need to work on the circles on the QOV quilt top.

My la…

A Week Overdue For Cleaning

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This morning I was up around 8 am. Since I haven't been walking with Ruth, I'm getting to get a another hour in on sleep time. I'm enjoying that. Trouble is when the weather gets better, we'll be back to walking. AND if the weather gets better Cherrill will be getting out there walking with us.

Kitty was in for awhile for TLC time. Then she walked with me to Cherrill's and then back home. I enjoyed some tea with Cherrill. We had a good chat.

I started the washing before I left. Got home and did more laundry. Then I pulled the vacuum out and cleaned the rugs. I also worked on the kitchen floor. More laundry!

I made some oatmeal cookies! They turned out great!



In the afternoon I started working on the binding of the QOV quilt.


I was able to get one side done so far.


I figured I needed to get this done, washed and ready for our next meeting. The next thing I need to work on for QOV meeting is the circles that go on one of the tops someone else did. The circles won'…

A Busy Holiday

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Today started out early again. Not to sure I got to sleep in this weekend. Went to Cherrill's and then off to our Brazilian embroidery meeting.

Arrived an hour early to set all of Feelicia's stuff out. We sold the big things but not enough to make a dent. I wasn't too thrilled when a couple members wanted a "deal" on everything. But can't complain because I didn't want it back. We'll see how it goes when it is all up in Bellevue. Pat took most of the stuff up there for the other groups.

Came home to pick up Patrick. We went shopping for our son. It went great and we got what they needed. It was getting comical when I had to send photos to make sure I had the right stuff.

We came home and watched some TV. I worked on the cross stitch "Nantucket Rose." It's going faster because of were I am on it.

Enjoyed some time with Kitty. We made a potato pizza. It turned out good. We used french fries.


 Must be nice to be able to curl up and sleep wi…

Quiet Sunday

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This morning was another early morning. Went out and let Kitty out of the garage. We had a few minutes of TLC.

After Patrick got up, I got dressed and went to see Cherrill to get her socks on. Came back and loaded the truck up with the stuff that was Feelicia's. While I was getting the garage door open, feathers flew. Figured a poor bird got in the garage and Kitty git a meal out of it. Poor thing!

Came in to watch the game today.

Will watching Green Bay win, I. Worked on both cross stitch projects.


I started working her hand and so excited to see it come along so well.

The afghan is another two stripes done.

We had bowling tonight. Bowled a 181, 192, 170. We took 4 games, woohoo.

Happy Stitching!!

Seahawks Lost! UGH

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Today started out early. We had a lot of stuff we needed to do. But I woke at 7 am and couldn't find Ziva. Come to find out, she was at Patrick's feet under the covers! After figuring out where she was, it was better to just get up. I let her out. We came back in for me to feed her.

Patrick got up and I went to the neighbors before we left for the casino. We had a good day. The last couple times we have been coming home even. So, it's nice to be entertained by the casino for a couple hours. We stopped off at my son's and did a few things for them to get prepared for them coming home.

Came home and got Ziva, then took her home. She couldn't wait to see her mommy! It was so funny how she was getting excited and couldn't wait to get home.

We came back to watch the game. Seahawks started out great, but then they went down in the tubes! We turned it after they started loosing by 13. The next thing they did made it a sure thing they would loose.


I worked on my challe…

My Link to FINISH-A-LONG Q1 2017

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This is my "linkup" to Finish-a-long 2017. 
The following are items I want to try and finish for the first quarter of 2017. 





This are in progress, but need to be finished. I'm sure I have more, but will start with this. 

A Busy Day Around Here

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We had Ziva again last night. So she slept really close to me all night. Patrick took her out in the morning before heading to work. Then she came back and climbed back in bed. I finally got up.

We went to Ruth's to say hi. Then I brought her back to the house and went to see Cherrill. Kitty followed me over there. I do miss not having Kitty in the house. I did give Kitty some TLC in the garage.


Found a spider web on the mail box. It's pretty cool how many we found today.

I made cookie dough and then I made some sourdough bread in the machine.

I had some time to work on my cross stitch again. Didn't get much done.


Only go about 40 stitches in again today. I was hoping to get started on my next 100 stitches, but with time getting away from me, it didn't happen. I am still wrapping my floss, which is putting me behind as well.


Last night I was able to get the other half done. I started with one row of yellow. I finished the yellow and then got half the purple done. I'…

Snow Still Here, Still Stitching

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Last night was our first night with our grand doggie. Zeva is a big change in the house, but fun to have. She slept at the end of the bed till about 1 am when she climbed in between the sheets next to me. It's been awhile since I had a dog that would sleep with me under the sheets.

I was up shortly after Patrick left. Zeva wanted out before I could get breakfast, so took her for a walk down the street. She didn't do her "business." So we came home, I ate breakfast and then we went back out. This time she did her business. We were going back and forth all day with walking and checking the area out.

She sat in my lap most of the day. I was working on the floss that I got last night.


I grabbed my project I had already set up to start. I decided to put the floss back in the floss box. I also was able to get some of the floss I didn't get yesterday. I was able to get all my floss ready for the HAED project I'm working on .


I was able to start working on the page. …