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August 5, 2020
Another Tuesday Is Over from Quilting My Way

This morning I slept in. Didn't want to get up at all. I forced myself to get up at close to 10 am. I rarely sleep that late. I'm usually up by 8 am if not earlier. Not sure what's going on, but it did feel good to sleep in. 

I got laundry going and then got to work on my beading. 

The good thing is that I was able to get 6 more rows done. It's now at 102/580. That makes me feel good because I have finished the first 100 rows. The bird ...

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July 27, 2020
The Days Are Getting Hotter from Quilting My Way

This morning was the one day a week we can't use the computer, tablet or web. The only thing I can used the computer for is blogging or important email.

So, my day started out with working on my beading and getting some laundry going.

I was able to get another 5 rows in. I'm now at 64/580 done. I love the way the bird is starting to show. The hat is coming through. What fun!!

In between beading, we went to moms and dropped off some strawberries and cake. After dropping those off, we went to ...

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July 21, 2020
Picking Berries and Beading from Quilting My Way

This morning I wasn't feeling all that great - still not. But I wasn't going to let that stop me. It did stop me from eating - not a bad thing there!

I was going to sit and bead, but realized I had a few things to do first. Laundry was needed to be done, so in went the laundry. Then I headed outside to pick blueberries. Patrick left for the dentist and I was outside picking berries. I was still picking them when he got back - over an hour later.

I was able to get 2 gallon bags filled ...

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July 15, 2020
Took Sophie To The Vet from Quilting My Way

This morning I had to be up early to get Sophie to the Vet's. She didn't know it was coming. Got her in the car and passed the exit to moms. She didn't like that. She was meowing the rest of the way to the Vet's. We got there in time. Waited....then got into the room. Waited....waited....till he finally came in. He apologized for the wait. I told him that was okay. Poor Sophie, she didn't want out of the cage. She went to the farthest spot in the cage. I had ...

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July 14, 2020
Enjoying A Day With A Good Friend from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up and getting ready for Sandy to come over. We had planned to do out beading again. She arrived and I gave her a lot of stuff I had for her, plus some chocolates from Escanaba. 

We had a good chat and laughed a lot. It was so good to have her here.

We are making the Folded Twisted Diamond earring. Thank that is what it's called. We are doing the one that comes together at the top. This one goes in a shape of a "V" instead of a "Z" which I think will ...

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July 7, 2020
Three Times The Fun from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up and ready to figure out what I wanted to work on.

First I needed  to double check my cross stitch that I finished last night. I was thrilled to get it done!

Now I need to wash it and have it ready to be framed. I was surprised at how well it turned out. Again, it's not my "norm." Oh, well, on to the next thing.

I went through my beads, trying to see if I had everything I needed for my gift bead project. I was missing 2 beads. So, I pulled all ...

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June 29, 2020
Did Gardening & More from Quilting My Way

You would not believe this day! I started out with cleaning the cat litter.

I actually went out to pull weeds around my asparagus! I hate weeding and while I was out there, I remembered how much my dad liked going out and weeding. I got a lot done. Now maybe my asparagus will grow! The weeds got so big that they wouldn't let the sun in. I'm hoping this will help.

Then I came back in the house and cleaned up the laundry room. Patrick is going to take the washer and dryer out. I had to ...

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June 17, 2020
Another Day Of Planning Going Wrong! from Quilting My Way

This morning we were up early. Patrick was up way before me.

Patrick went shopping and I got a call from Rita at Whalen Quilt Works. She's closing her store. So, I told her our group would buy the floss that she got for us. Which was way she called. She told me the  cost of the floss - I paid $400. That meant a trip to the store.  Part of what I bought was the group money, but most of it was mine. I'm going to get some for the group, then I'm going to sell what ...

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June 6, 2020
Took A Long Trip from Quilting My Way

This morning we were getting everything ready. Checked the house one last time. Dropping Sophie off at moms. She knew something was up when Patrick zipped the suitcases.  She ran under the bed. We got her out and Patrick was able to corner her in the bathroom. Took her to moms and Ethel was there with 3 quilts done for QOV.  Sophie took off under the bed at moms like she aways always does.

Then we drove an hour and a half to Portland.  We were an hour and a half early. So we sat and played on the phones ...

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April 13, 2020
Happy Easter! - A Finish! from Quilting My Way

Today started out being slow. We slept in. Then we finally got moving around noon.

I worked on the bookkeeping. I was 2 months behind on our checkbook. I'm 4 months behind on Gunderson, but couldn't get on the website, so will have to call them. I think I keep getting blocked out after 3 months. lol After I was done, I found this in my bed.

Three guesses - yep Sophie. She doesn't do that very often. I just laughed. She was there a while.

After all that, I had to make a cherry pie. Patrick was ...

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April 11, 2020
A FINISH from Quilting My Way

This morning I got moving on getting my beading done. I wanted to finish it since I only needed to do 6 rows of black. It went quicker because I didn't have to count the colors that I add to the piece. All black and that went fast. I did notice that my work got tighter as I went.

While I was beading, Patrick was outside fixing the steps. He worked outside most of the day.

When I went out to talk to Patrick, I found Sophie waiting on me. She can't stand it that I go outside ...

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April 1, 2020
What Day Is It Again?! from Quilting My Way

The days are starting to run together lately. We don't have appointments and we don't need to be anywhere, so I really don't know what day it is half the time.

I did work on the laundry. I also got to work on my beading. The good news is that I'm at 417/446. It's getting there! I may have it done yet. I'm surprised at how quick I'm going through the rows now that I'm past 400. I'm okay with that. I did notice I'm running low on a ...

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March 17, 2020
Coronavirus Has Stopped Everything In Washington from Quilting My Way

Today I woke to find that our governor decided to close everything except grocery stores and pharmacies. So, it's now a Washington State issue. We have all been asked to stay home. Which is exactly what we did. 

My other son texted asking if we had an extra thermometer. Told him we did and he could come get it. When he arrived, he stayed outside and Patrick handed it over. We joked and said we didn't have it, but he laughed and said he might. So, he didn't stay long. I texted later and he said he ...

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March 16, 2020
The Virus In WA Has Us Shutting Down Tomorrow from Quilting My Way

Today I was up early and enjoying the morning. I got laundry started and made breakfast.

After all that, I sat and worked on the beading......but I really didn't get much done. I don't think I even finished a row. Not sure why, but wasn't into it.

Then went and sat down to watch "Downton Abbey" on the DVD. We are in session 2. It's funny, we actually did see session 1 but then saw the last 2 sessions.

While I was watching that - I worked on my cross stitching.

I'm almost done with ...

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March 11, 2020
Staying Home Lately from Quilting My Way

My son works for the State of WA. So, he's pretty much telling us the Virus will be here soon. He wants me to keep mom from going into crowds. I love him dearly because he's worried about the family getting sick. At least we have someone looking out for us.

I got some laundry going and then worked on my beading. I had a big bead that was bothering me. So, I decided to go and take it out. That was a main CHOIR! I could not believe how the beads started shifting. It worked and it ...

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February 28, 2020
Tons Of Stuff Going On Today from Quilting My Way

This morning I had a long list of things to do. Whether I make it or not was on how much I could get done......

It started out with me going downstairs and vacuuming the floor to cut some backing and batting for 2 quilts. I then had to wash the backings. That wasn't going to happen till I get my load of laundry done. Sophie joined me downstairs. I had to lay the quilts out and measure.

Called Sharon and Bill to let them know we would be there tomorrow after quilting, to drop off the quilts.

I ...

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February 23, 2020
A Day To Work On Bindings from Quilting My Way

This morning I worked on getting the fireplace going before I headed downstairs.

Once I did get downstairs, I worked on getting binding for 3 quilts. I was thrilled to see I had some bindings that would work for all three of them. That made me happy that I didn't have to cut the bindings and get them ready for the quilts.

I got started cutting the edge of all the quilts first. Sophie came down to help me out. I had to get her off the cutting board because her tail kept getting in the way. Think she ...

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January 29, 2020
Retirement - Messing With My Days! from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up (after Patrick) and got the cinnamon buns in the oven. I even got the "syrup" going. I really didn't care for the recipe I had. I wanted to try something different but wasn't crazy about it.

After that we headed over to drop Patrick's truck off at the shop. Came back home and headed up to Tumwater to drop off the 2 quilts I finished for Bill to quilt. He's not looking good. He didn't have a lot to work on, so felt good about dropping it off. He did ...

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January 27, 2020
Another Day Of Sewing! from Quilting My Way

Yep, that's what I said, Another Day of Sewing! I wanted to get the star quilt done and ready to take to Bill in Tumwater.

I actually enjoyed working on the quilt top. Probably because it was easy to do. It's 5 blocks by 7 blocks. Which puts it at 64" x 88." That makes it a little big, but I'm going for it anyway.

It turned out pretty. I was a little worried at all that color, but it was nice to have all those scraps put into a quilt. Mom has been making stars - and ...

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January 24, 2020
Enjoyed Sewing Today from Quilting My Way

Okay, I know you know me better than that. Yep, I actually enjoyed sewing....weird! I had an idea of what I wanted to do. So I knew what I wanted to do, and it went really easy....till I was ready to quit. I had 2 blocks I had to take apart and put back together, but the good news was it was the last 2 blocks I needed. I was okay with only having to rip out 2 blocks. It still felt good to sew....go figure!

Of course I couldn't do it all without being watched ...

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