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August 12, 2020
Not In The Mood Day..... from Quilting My Way

 This morning I slept in late! I don't know what is going on with me. I just want to stay in bed and sleep lately. I finally got my butt out of bed at 9:30 am. I hate that because the day is half gone by then. 

I found I wasn't in the mood to do anything. I didn't want to work on my beading or much of anything else. I finally got moving and got some laundry in the washer and dryer. I really needed to do something. I did go and pick a small ...

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August 11, 2020
Early Morning! from Quilting My Way

 After finally getting to bed around midnight - 1 am this morning, I found myself waking up through the night. Both mom and Daisy were moving around. We then got up at 6 am to be out the door by 6:50 am. I stopped at McD's and then Starbucks to get us breakfast. Once that was done, then we were on the road to Olympia for Daisy's eye appointment. 

We arrived about 10 mins early for the 8 am appointment. We pulled in lot #6 to find a sign there telling us to call "this number" and wait ...

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August 7, 2020
August 2020 Short List from Quilt Paint Create

I don’t know about everyone else, but I’ve had to work to find inspiration and motivation this year. Looking online is not the same as seeing quilts and other projects in person. I don’t see that changing this year, at least not where I live. New times call for new ways.
That said, I finished a couple projects last month and can move on to other things.
The Short List categories are UFO, garment, original design, stitchery, framing, charity and other. I’ve used some form of this system for 6 years to keep me focused. I ...

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August 6, 2020
A Visit From Mom from Quilting My Way

This morning mom was coming over. I had to get a little move on it this morning. It went good. 

Mom arrived with Daisy and we went downstairs. We were going to work on the Japanese dolls quilt but we didn't have enough fabric for the triangles. So, we decided to clean up my mess. Sue K showed up and dropped off the quilt tops. She then took some white and off-white fabric for some quilts. I told her I expected at least 4 quilts out of what I sent with her. 

After she left, mom and I got ...

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August 5, 2020
Mistletoe Lane Week 5 + Jolly July Update from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

This is week 5 of Jolly July with the final release of Mistletoe Lane! I hope you’ve had another eventful week of stitching too. I have had such a fun and productive month! I’m sad that Jolly July has come to an end but I have so much progress to show for it!

Week 5 of Mistletoe Lane brought me a cute little tree!

For Jolly July this year, I worked on several new projects. Each day I worked on either a new project or a continuation of one I’ve previously started. Some stitchers focus on one ...

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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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August 3, 2020
Yet Another Quiet Day from Quilting My Way

Today started out with going out to pick blueberries. My bigger blueberries will be ready in the next couple weeks. They are about double the size of the ones I've already picked. 

I worked on my beading while working on the laundry as well. 

I am having so much fun getting this bird done. The tips of the other bird are starting to show on the hat. Not sure you can see it, but it's the gray/red area on the hat. Someone on Instagram asked me if the background was all one bead. The answer to that ...

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August 2, 2020
It Turned Out To Be A Good Day from Quilting My Way

Today turned out to be a good day. I was able to get laundry done and work on a few things as well. 

I was able to get a lot of beading done as well. 

My bird is getting done and another bird will be starting soon on the hat. I'm looking forward to see that bird come in. 

Then I was able to watch TV and get some stuff done on my cross stitching. 

I was able to get a lot done on this piece. I do like the way this is coming along. 

It was more of ...

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August 1, 2020
Quilting At Moms from Quilting My Way

Today I was up and out the door to moms. I stopped and some something to drink. Then headed to moms. As I was leaving Starbucks I noticed I had  points that were expiring tomorrow. So, I sent Patrick a message and asked him what he wanted from Starbucks. 

We had a good day with the quilters. We chatted and got caught up on what everyone else was doing. I hadn't seen a few of them in awhile. It was fun to be with them. 

I worked on this part of the quilt. I had the foot done and ...

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July 31, 2020
Mistletoe Lane Week 4 + Jolly July Update from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

This is week 4 of Jolly July with the fourth release of Mistletoe Lane and the latest progress on my new WIP’s! I hope you’ve had another eventful week of stitching too. I have had such a fun and productive month! We still have another Mistletoe Lane release to stitch, so I will be back with the final update Wednesday, August 5!

Week 4 of Mistletoe Lane was a gift! I had a lot of fun stitching these little gifts. Stitching gifts beats wrapping them! If you’d like to join, you still can! Sign up to receive ...

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July 30, 2020
Time To Myself Today from Quilting My Way

It's not very often, but I was able to enjoy the morning to myself. Patrick went golfing with some friends of his. 

I was having fun having the day to myself! It was hard to think of all the things I wanted to do. So, I mopped the kitchen floor, vacuumed, and cleaned the cat litter. I was doing all that in between beading. I listened to my audio book, finishing one and starting another one. I seem to take up to 3 days on one audio book. 

I was able to get 6 more rows done. I'm ...

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July 29, 2020
New Exclusive Colorful Cat - Wildflower from Kitty and Me Designs

Let me introduce you to the newest Colorful Cat:

This is Wildflower and she's exclusive to Craft Gallery in Findlay, Ohio.

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Bang Bang Bang from Quilting My Way

Today Patrick worked outside and I worked on my beading. I'm getting a lot done and going through books on tape really fast. 

While I was working on my beading, all we could hear was BANG, BANG, BANG. Then Patrick came into the house - when it was quiet - and asked me why I hadn't come out to see what all the noise was about. I told him, I figured he was working on something and he'd tell me what it was eventually. lol

He removed the siding (under the new siding) that was rotting. It was a ...

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July 28, 2020
Kept Going All Day Long from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up at 7 am. I couldn't sleep at all last night. Patrick was having some trouble sleeping too. Maybe because it was so hot last night. I wanted to take a shower at 6:30 am but Patrick didn't like that idea, so went back to bed to see if I could try and sleep again.

After I showered, I went out and picked blueberries. Will probably give them to Phil. It also was a good day to put sheets out on the line. I was able to get a couple laundry loads done ...

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July 27, 2020
The Day Started Out Good from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up and playing games. Then Patrick asked if I wanted to go out for a bike ride. I told him I would rather walk then bike ride or just go for a ride. So, we headed up to Olympia to walk around the Capitol Lake area.

Got this photo half way around the walking area. We walked around the lake and it was 1.5 miles. It took up about 45 mins. We didn't walk very fast.

There were a lot of ducks and geese in the lake.

Came back at home by 1:30 ...

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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 25, 2020
Can't Seem To Keep The Day's Right from Quilting My Way

This morning I enjoyed sleeping in. I really didn't want to get up, but I made myself get moving. Patrick stayed in bed another hour. 

I got moving on playing a few games. It helps me get moving sometimes. Then I got started getting the laundry going and then unloaded the dishwasher. I always hate it when Patrick opens the dishwasher and doesn't tell me about it. At least this time I figured it out before dirty dishes went in with the clean ones. 

It was time to enjoy beading again. 

I'm getting more stuff coming up ...

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July 24, 2020
Mistletoe Lane Week 3 + Jolly July Update from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

This is week 3 of Jolly July with the third release of Mistletoe Lane and some progress on my new WIP’s! I hope you’ve had another eventful week of stitching too, but it’s not too late to join if you are just tuning in. You can find inspo and potential projects on our Jolly July Page to get you started.

Week 3 of Mistletoe Lane was a busy one! I think this house is so cute and I took this week to get started on it. If you’d like to join, you still can! Sign up ...

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July 22, 2020
I Didn't Plan My Day from Quilting My Way

This morning I was ready to bead. Then I decided I needed to print out my genealogy and get them in a book. Well, that got me off on another project and not crafts.

First I needed to post the last of my floss for Brazilian embroidery. I was almost done when Debbie came to pick up her blocks. We talked for awhile.

Then it was back to getting my eBay done. Once all that was done, I cleaned up my email, which then got me off on another trail - genealogy. I pulled out the information, read a few books ...

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July 21, 2020
colorful stitchville from Threads On My Socks

My first ever try at cross stitching & I really can't wait until it's done! I have discovered I'm not that patient! 

It has been so hot here, for way too many days and I don't feel much like sewing. So, in the evenings I stitch a little on this pattern. I will soon be stitching those little houses, which are what sucked me into this little colorful, creative, challenge to start with. God knows, I have sewing projects waiting...& waiting. But I'm always up for learning something new.

I had all the supplies on hand ...

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