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Sowly Getting Back to Normal...

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Slowly getting back to normal..... If you can call it that.  Still coughing, but oh, well.

Today started out slow. Went to Cherrills to help with her socks, then before I knew it, was helping her with ancestry. We worked out some of her family history. Next thing I knewit was an hour and a half later.

Came home and worked on my sourdough. Miss Kitty wasn't happy with me because she wasn't getting the attention she needs. I let her out and vacuumed. Or thought I was vacuuming till I saw the bag.....had the same amount in it that it had when I started. Ended up doing the house over again....ugh.

I then needed to see if the gal that said she wanted my stuff on eBay had paid.... Nope. So I got the bank statement for January and balanced the check book. Won't have a lot to do next week when Februarys comes in. Also got the water association done.

Then it was time to work on Nantucket Rose.


I'm almost finished with the right top corner. Then it's off to working on the up…

Finally A Day Away

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This morning I woke a little late. I hurried up and took a shower. Then called Kitty into the house for TLC. Cherrill called just as I was getting ready to go over. She said she'd be fine today. She had someone coming over for her garage door. So, she wasn't able to go with me to my embroidery meeting.

I left early, went to Starbucks and got myself a "pick me up" of chia tea and a cinnamon roll. Then headed over to the church for out Brazilian Embroidery meeting. We had a good meeting. 6 of us showed up. I worked on my bird feeder after helping Sandy pick her colors.


I worked on the board of the feeder. I have a couple more rows to go then can work on the last two birds I will add the food last. It's coming along. We were laughing at how long it's taken me to get this done.

We reviewed Seminar classes. I figured out two classes I'd take. One for the teacher and one for the different techniques to work on. I'll work on the cost tonight and see about g…

Enjoying Sunday!

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This morning I was up early. I was coughing so much, I just had to get up. The rest of that day wasn't bad.

Miss Kitty kept us company. We watched the PBA (Professional Bowling Assoc.) on TV this morning. It's interesting to watch pros bowl. After that we watched a few other shows. I even took a break from my cross stitch to get a little nap in.


I was able to get the work back in that I took out yesterday. I also found that I was off in another area. The best part is, only I know that. UNLESS someone is going to take the pattern and compare where things are supposed to go. AND if someone does that - that's their problem! I'm getting there to getting this one caught up. I have one more day to work on it, and then I can get back to Nantucket Rose.

It was bowling tonight, and I decided I would try and bowl tonight. Still not 100% but close. I bowled a 170, 172, 183. So, my average will stay at 173. I'm okay with that, since I wasn't really doing as good as I could…

It's Been A Week, AND Still Not Back to Normal

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I was coughing again last night. So, I stayed in bed till 9:30. Called Cherrill and we decided she's do okay for the next couple days. I'll go over on Monday...and I do hope I'll be back to normal by then! This is really getting old!!

I enjoyed time with Miss Kitty and played games on the tablet.

Got laundry going. Mom called to see how I was  doing. Told her I was getting tired of being "tired" and coughing! She thinks I need to go to the doctors but I'm not so sure.


I found I made a mistake...so the FROG showed up! Grrr. I had put most of that area in this afternoon.


So, 2 hours later....I had it back to being blank. I was so frustrated!! I had made the mistake in Part 7 and didn't know till I started working on Part 11. I couldn't figure out why the fish was so close to the piece I was working on. The more I double checked the more I got a little confused. Then I went back to Part 7 and found I had been off by 1 square and 1 row! GRR. So, ripping s…

Trying to Get Caught Up...

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This morning I didn't feel like getting up. Called Ruth to see to Cherrill today. We cancelled our lunch appointment. I wanted to go back to bed. Kitty wanted to play with my feet instead. I did get another 30 minutes in. We finally got up. I relaxed in my pj's till about noon. When I did go to take a shower, I was real shaky, so didn't stay in the shower long.

In the afternoon I watched my shows and worked on my cross stitch. I needed to get caught up on my SAL's.



I started out working on my challenge piece. I was able to get 200 stitches in before I got tired of how tight it gets.


This is where I ended my SAL last time. It's about 2 parts before. Now I'm working on the next two parts.


I was able to get this much done. I'm going to work on more tonight and tomorrow. I'm hoping to get caught up. Part 11 came out today, so I'm working on it.


Since I was running low on my floss for the trees, I ordered more - today's mail! I'm happy! I still h…

Finally Starting to Feel Human!

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Today I was up at 8 am. I eat breakfast, sat down and was still tired. I laid on the couch and fell asleep. I actually woke up at 11:30 am. I couldn't believe I slept that long! I usually don't last long in sleeping on the couch. I think the most I've slept on the couch is about 1 hour. Today was a first in a very long time!

The funny part - I felt a lot better today. I had thought about going to the shop for our quilt meeting but I figured out Patrick took my car. Plus since I didn't wake up till 11:30, I wouldn't have made it to the meeting.

I relaxed most of the day. I did get the dishwasher done. I'm thankful my laundry was done a couple days ago, so missing today wasn't a biggie.


I'm close to finishing the corner on this piece. I also noticed I forgot to do the back-stitch on the neckline. I'll work on that when I get the corner done. Then I'll get the rest of the tree done. If I keep this up, it should be completely done in a couple weeks.


Not One of My Better Days....

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This morning I woke up feeling like crap! Not one of my better days, but it's another day. I got up, let Kitty in and climbed on the couch to nap...if only it was that easy. Kitty was meowing up a storm, so I put her out. Slept another hour and then woke to her meowing at the door. Got up and let her in.

I didn't get much done with the cross stitch today. Just didn't feel like doing much.


I did pull out the eagle pattern and ironed it down. I did the wings.


Top and bottom of the wings is ready to work on. I need to sew down the wings, then I can work on the body. I have it all ready in my project box to work on.


I also basted the flag stars on the Baltimore Liberty block. Now I just need to applique it down. That was also put in the project box. As long as I have these in my box, it will get done. They are things I take with me to the meeting. If I get this part done, then I work on the next part. At least I can get more done this way.


Miss Kitty was quiet today under the …

Still Have A Cold...BUT It Didn't Stop Me....

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This morning at 4 am, I got up and went to the couch. I couldn't get back to sleep and this time Patrick was snoring...can't win. When he got up, I went back to bed and slept till 9 am. I still wasn't feeling the best, but I did get up to get moving.

Miss Kitty was outside waiting for me. I stepped out the door to call her and screamed! I didn't see the mouse till after I put my food down. Miss Kitty wasn't fazed, she just came on in the house. In the meantime, there was a dead mouse on the door mat.



I played a few games. While I was doing that, I got laundry going. I was doing pretty good with the laundry because I got 4 loads done today. Then I pulled out the sourdough and cooked it. I have 2 loaves done. I told Patrick to take one over to the neighbors but he didn't, so betting he takes it to work.

I also went to the garage to clean out the kitty litter. Got that cleaned up and put the mouse in the trash...ugh.

Once all that was done, I sat down and working …

Under the Weather...UGH

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Yesterday started out with me getting Patrick's cold....that he has had all week. It finally got me and I felt like crap. So, between sleeping and trying to get up and around....


I was able to get some cross stitching done.


It was going pretty good because I didn't have to change my floss as often. It's more rows of the same color. That makes it easier and faster to do.

Bowling was last night but I didn't make it. Patrick went. They bowled against a team that didn't show up to bowl. So, he was home by 8:10 pm.

This morning I woke to Patrick being on the couch. I felt bad about that. He said he didn't want to wake me but I had been snoring...which I do when I get sick or have allergies.

I worked on some laundry and got some sourdough bread going for tomorrow.

We watched a couple movies today while I worked more on my cross stitch.


I was able to get a lot more done. I am happy at how it's coming out.

I asked Ruth to do Cherrill the next two days. I had to say…

Had the Day to Stitch - Then Dinner with Folks

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This morning I was up and enjoying some time with Kitty before going to Cherrill's. I stayed and chatted with her before coming back to find Patrick in the garage. He decided he wanted to take time to clean the garage and add the cabinet that mom gave him.

I worked on "Nantucket Rose" and got a few more stitches in. I found myself getting a couple colors mixed up, so the frog  came out!


The tree is coming long great. Seeing it from the photo, I can see it better than I can working on it. I do like how it's come out.

I also signed up for a SAL with a Mirabella pattern. The requirement is to buy the fabric from the gal putting it on as well as getting the pattern. We get 25% off from the stuff we buy for the SAL. I thought it would be fun, so I signed up. I do like the new design, and I'm going to plan on making it. AFTER Katt's stocking.

Mom and dad arrived around 3 pm and we went down to Kelso for supper. We had a good meal. Came back home and played games. K…

Started the Day with A Headache

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This morning I woke at 4 am with a Headache. Took my migraine pill, and went back to bed......still didn't go away. UGH

Was up and enjoying Kitty for a little while before heading to Micheal's to pick up some DMC floss for Katt's Christmas Stocking that will be next to work on. I need to get a light blue for the background. I'll probably get a hand dyed fabric for it.


I now need to roll the floss on the spools. Now I have all the floss I need for the stocking. I have already got the pattern "blown up" so I can use it for marking as I work on. I'm actually looking forward to getting this started.

I went over to Centralia for lunch with a friend. We hadn't been together in over 6 months. We used to have lunch about once a month. We had an awesome lunch. It's a new Deli in town.

I was back home by 1:30 pm. It gave me plenty of time to put stuff away. I went downstairs and decided to do another floss tube. This one is my Quilt UFO's flosstube vide…

Busy Day of Stitching Today!

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Today I was up early - again, no surprise....one of these days I may change that intro! I was up with Kitty waiting for me at the door. She stays close to the house now.

We spent the morning watching and listening to FlossTube "groupies." I watched three that I enjoyed. I watch part of 3 others but they talked for 15 minutes before even showing their stuff. So, I went on to something else.


While watching the tube, I worked on my HAED challenge. I got another 150 stitches in. It's coming along. At least I can start to see the design.


After I finished off the FlossTube views, I worked on laundry. While laundry was going on, and Kitty was on my lap....I worked on Nantucket Rose. While working on the Rose, I noticed I'm short of floss! I sent a message to the shop that helps me out. Hopefully the floss will arrive next week. lol


I'm just enjoying my time with Kitty most days! She follows me all over the place. It's almost like having a 2 year old around the house…

Enjoying My Day, Baking, and Bowling!

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Today I started early. Nothing new there!

Waited to hear from Cherrill this morning. I decided to go ahead and bake my bread.


I took Cherrill her bread and came back to bake the second one. I made it a garlic bread. Turned out pretty good actually. I'm getting better at this! Loving my sourdough bread and surprised Patrick hasn't gotten tied of it yet. I do enjoy making bread! I've been getting at least one done a week.


I spent time working on my cross stitch. I got a few more stitches in on my challenge. I also got more stitches in on the Nantucket Rose. I'm getting closer to getting the hair done....oh, yea, I guess I've been saying that for a while......let's see how long it take to actually get it done!

We went bowling today....won 2 games. Nick and JoAnne (our Sunday partners) bowled for our Wednesday partners. We bowled good, just not good enough. I bowled a 135, 189, 197. Just took a whole game to figure it out! Patrick bowled another 636 series. He'…

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

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Today started out early. I was up and over to Cherrills. She was so sweet, she gave me a box of chocolate for all the work I do for her. Then I headed over to Ruth's. She gave me her fitbit because she got a new one. So, now I have another fitbit. It's a little younger than mine.

Finally got back home. Then I posted more stuff on eBay. Needed to sell more stuff to get out of the house. I even posted some of my quilt magazines. That took a while today. I was working on laundry at the same time. Once the posting was done, I vacuumed and mopped the kitchen floor. Was tired of looking at stuff on the floor that I didn't get picked up.

Once all that was done, I finally got back to stitching on my Nantucket Rose. I've got most of the hair done now. I'm getting ready to work the top of the tree.


Patrick brought me a balloon with "LOVE" on it. It made my day!

We went out to eat and then came back home. I'm working on sourdough bread again. Need to cook it to…

A Day For Brazilian Embroidery

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Today started out fast. I was up just as Patrick left. I drove to Cherrill's to help her out. I had called to see if she wanted to go to our meeting, but she had someone coming and then needed to go into town in the afternoon. So, I had her put the date on the calendar for our next meeting.


I was able to get the stump done. I really didn't have a lot to do, but it did get done. Pat C and I ended up helping Jeannette get organized with her BE threads. She got some threads from a friend of hers that was in quilting with her. It was a BIG mess. We had to look up the name of the threads and figure out what weight the threads were. So, we marked them as Lola, Glory, Iris, and Frost. The threads she had were actually from Brazil.

It worked out okay with not having her with me. Phil needed me to go shopping afterwards. I have been having fun shopping for them. I also borrowed the webcam from them.

So, when I got home, I tried out the webcam and was able to video a piece. I did an in…

Another All Day of Bowling

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This morning we were up early so Patrick could take me to join up with Kim and the others. We then headed to Mt St Helens, OR. It is a long drive at times. We arrived a little early and stopped at Taco Bell to get lunch. I had a taco salad. Then it was time to go bowling! I bowled a 163, 163, 180. My average stayed the same. I lost the first two games to a "vacant" person BY ONE POINT! Ugh! But I did win the other two games.

We were home a little earlier than normal. All because of two people missing from one team. We got back at a good time. I got my bars out and cut them out for Dan. Then I cut a few more for Patrick's lunch and took a couple to Kim and Theresa.

I got about 100 stitches in on my cross stitch before we had to go bowling again.


I'm loving getting her face done. Now I'm working on the hair. I'll get some of the tree going tomorrow when I get working on it again.

We went bowling tonight, and Patrick bowled a 667 series! At least someone was bow…

Enjoyable Afternoon

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This morning I was up early - nothing new there...and enjoyed some time with Kitty while Patrick slept. He didn't get up till around 10 am, so I didn't get over to Cherrill's till 10:30 am. 
We decided to go to the Batman Lego movie. We had about 2 hours to wait, so I worked on the Nantucket Rose cross stitch. I have the face done and working on the hair now. It's really coming along too! Was able to get about 200 stitches in before we headed to the movies. 
It was a little funny and a little silly, but it was entertaining, if one doesn't count for the fact that I was tired when watching it. After the movies we headed down to Kelso Red Lobster. We had an awesome dinner. I did noticed the prices have gone up. But the meal was good. 
Came home and I made a Homemade Kit Kat bar. 

It's in the refrigerator now. I wanted to make something for Dan for Valentines Day, since I can't do anything for my kids. This way, I can do something for one of them. lol 
Got home…

A Busy Day Between Two Groups

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I was up early today. Patrick was off to work and I was getting what little time I could in with Kitty. Then headed over to the neighbors to help her with her socks. After that came home. Patrick was back from work, he took the day off.

I headed over to Walmart to get a cat scratchier. Trying to get Kitty to stop scratching the stairs. After Walmart went to moms to meet up with all the quilters. I was the first one there....and by 10 am they were just starting to show up. I had to leave by then to head up to Olympia. It was Quilts of Valor day because Tuesday was cancelled. We had an awesome turn out and tons of quilts came in. We have 38 quilts for Drexal Center. We were trying to get 50 quilts by April and it looks like it will work out. I'm hoping we will be done with doing groups, as we should be doing individuals. We have to have 15 quilts for presentation next Wednesday and I'm thinking about going. Judy brought dad's quilt top to the meeting! It's Awesome!! She …

A Day With Friends At Quilting

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Today I was enjoying not having to get up early...and then I did. Kitty was out and about after Patrick left. He always opens the garage door for her when he leaves. I couldn't figure out if she was outside or inside. She just showed up when I opened the door.

We spent part of the morning together. It's almost like having a 2 year old in the house. She follows me around and if she doesn't see me, she meows to find me.


She's been sticking with me ever since she got back from the vets. Today was the first day she was ready to get around more. Played more. She's outside now, and I'll check on her later to get her in the garage. Just hope she doesn't wake me up at 11:30 pm to go in the garage.

I headed out around 10 am to the post office. I was thrilled to see more stuff sold on eBay. Now I've got 3 things I'm waiting on to sell. Then I'll post what's left or add more on Monday or Tuesday. They usually sell on the weekends. During the week they …