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March 26, 2017
Red Poppy and Cherry Blossom (cross stitch) from France Nadeau

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March 24, 2017
Even more embroidery from Wendy's Quilts and More

Yesterday I chose my fabric and threads for my other major embroidery class - Holey Moley.  Again, I'm a student, not the teacher.



I took my inspiration from the beautiful verigated Stef Francis threads and just picked complimentary colours.  This class starts on 5 April so I'm almost ready to go.  I just need to trace the design onto the fabric now, but I'll do that at Nancy's Stitch Studio because they have a light box.

One of my "no reply blogger" readers asked me to recommend an embroidery book, so I'm showing this Embroidery Stitch ...

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Still Coughing...But Life Goes On from Quilting My Way

Today I didn't have to go anywhere. I ended up getting up at 9 am - just because I was wide awake. I would have slept longer if I could have. I've been sleeping better, but then that has to do with the cough syrup I was given to take. I wasn't snoring much last night, so was able to stay in bed. Thank goodness, was getting tired of going to the couch. I'd get under the quilt on the couch and it would take a few minutes to get warm! That bed was cold!!

It was ...

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March 21, 2017
Finally Went To The Doctors! from Quilting My Way

As life goes, no one WANTS to go to the doctors, but I finally decided it was time to get this cough under control! So, after getting up and going to Cherrill's, I called the doctors office and made the appointment for 2:45 pm.

Since I had to take Ruth to the airport, I was ready to go at 9 am. Picked her up and we were off. On the way, we came across the mess of a "road rage" crash. One care was rolled over, a truck had the front smashed in. About 50 feet away was ...

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March 20, 2017
Fruits (cross stitch) from France Nadeau

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The last raspberry has been stitched. My fruit cross stitch is now finished.

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I have decided to place it into a frame. One of the benefits of frames is that they can also act as trays.

Fruits (cross stitch) - francenadeau.com

When not in use, it will stay just above my stove.

Fruits (cross stitch) - francenadeau.com

Below is a jasmine tea ball that opened into a little flower on a small stem. I may be the only one seeing it, though.

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Finished "Nantucket Rose" from Quilting My Way

I tried last night to be able to post my finished Nantucket Rose, but the webpage was down.

Last night was another one of those nights where I was coughing. I did get some sleep, but not as much as I would have liked. Once I did get to sleep, it felt good. Waking up coughing is a pain in the rear!


This is my finished Nantucket Rose. She's washed, labeled and ready to be frame. She's now with the others that need to be framed. I'm hoping to find a good deal with Micheal's and ...

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March 17, 2017
Day 3 And Still Under The Weather! from Quilting My Way

This morning I didn't have to be up for anyone, so I slept till 10 am. I needed it as I didn't get much sleep last night.

I enjoyed a few shows that I had taped. Tried to work on my cross stitch. Wonder if it's because I'm so close to having it done, I feel like a truck ran me over!

Poor HeyHey, she didn't know what to do. She stayed close but then went outside all day. It was a lot nicer today outside. I even watched her get a snake and play ...

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March 15, 2017
Said, "Ta Heck With This Cold " from Quilting My Way

After going to bed at 7 last night and waking up several times a night feeling like a ttuck ran me over, decided I was going out anyway! Felt better when I woke up. So, left by 7:15 am and went to Arts. It was our monthly casino trip. I could handle it.

We arived at the casino around 9:15 am. I played on the casino money from my card ($13), for an hour. That's pretty good for me. I played speed keno and won $102. That was awesome! Most of he ime there, I was winning ...

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March 14, 2017
I've Had Better Days from Quilting My Way

This morning I called Ruth to take care of Cherrill because I didn't get any sleep last night. I went back to bed and slept an hour longer. That put me behind schedule.

I gave HeyHey some TLC and then headed into town for our Brazilian embroidery meeting. I stayed in the back because my noise was doing it's thing.



I worked on my first envelope bag piece. I was able to work on the stems. I also doodle cloth to see how I'm going to do the flowers.

Came home, not feeling great. I did post ...

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March 13, 2017
Sunday Bowling & More from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up early - about the same time as usual with the time forward. I went to Cherrill's and caught her coming out of the shower. She wasn't expecting me for awhile. I usually don't go over till 10 am on Sunday but today I was there at 9 am. We chatted a while and then I was ready to go bowling.

I didn't bowl the best, but I was able to do good enough to go up 1 pin. I bowled a 179, 161, 169. We bowled here in town, so we didn ...

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March 12, 2017
Fabric Bookmarks with Cross Stitching from France Nadeau

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These fabric bookmarks were made by following a tutorial written by Stitching Notes. You can find the tutorial here.

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March 11, 2017
Quilt Meeting Friday from Quilting My Way

Today I was up earlier than usual. Couldn't sleep much last night. Thought of a lot of things through the night.

"HayHay" is Kitty, or at least I'm trying to get her called that. We spent some time together before I headed out. I had a few things I wanted to do this morning. When I let her out, and got in the car, she was at the garage door looking at why it wasn't open. I went to open it for her but she wouldn't go in, so the door was shut while I was ...

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March 10, 2017
Cleaning My Quilt Room - AGAIN! from Quilting My Way

Today I was able to get a little more time in to sleep. I'm getting used to being able to sleep till 8 am and it is nice! Trouble is I still have to go to the neighbors, so I try to go after 30 mins of relaxing.

I went over to Cherrill's and it seems like I'm always there for an hour. By the time I got back I found Kitty in the garage waiting for me.

I went downstairs and decided it was time to go through my drawers and get rid of stuff I ...

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March 9, 2017
Embroidery progress from Wendy's Quilts and More

My first embroidery class of 2017 started at Nancy's Stitch Studio two weeks ago.  (I'm a student, not the teacher.)

It's called Textured Floral Extravaganza and we are going to cover a lot of different techniques.

Just part of the class sample designed and stitched by our tutor, Ann Marie Moorehead

I chose my feature thread first (the hand dyed Stef Francis verigated thread) and then dyed my fabric green to match it.  Although the class sample is beautiful and subtle, I couldn't imagine stitching beige on beige myself.


In the first lesson we started to ...

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March 8, 2017
Quilts of Valor Meeting and more! from Quilting My Way

Today started out early. I was able to leave around 9 am. I headed out to the gas station, since I was going to Tumwater for our meeting. Then I headed to Walmart to get a black sheet for Katt's quilt. I was able to get one that had a 200 count. I'm hoping that will work, I usually like to get one that is 400 or more. My next step before heading to Tumwater was Great Cuts to get my hair cut. Had them braid it as well.

By 10:25 am, I was on the road ...

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March 7, 2017
Another Day...Another Busy Day from Quilting My Way

Today started out right after Patrick left. I let Kitty in and we had some TLC time before I headed over to the neighbors. Then I was back.

I was taking photos of eBay stuff. Then I was posting them on eBay. I will be posting more tomorrow. Not sure when, but I will. I may do a few more tonight.....might not. Kitty (Hey Hey) was having fit that I wasn't sitting and working on my stuff. She had to wait.

While I was doing my eBay stuff, I was also working on laundry. I was a little ...

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March 6, 2017
Had a Good Day! from Quilting My Way

This morning I slept in. Patrick got tired of my snoring and went out on the couch. I offered but he told me to stay in bed. I woke about an hour later, and he was still asleep on the couch. So, Miss Kitty and I were quietly enjoying TLC time while he slept. She would move every time he rolled over. It was comical!

Then Patrick called Katt. We realized her Birthday is in 2 days and we both completely forgot! So, we all laughed about that. She's doing good. She was saying how she wants her quilt ...

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March 5, 2017
Fruits – week 9 from France Nadeau

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Now that the bigger fruits are stitched, I am adding raspberries to fill the gaps. Because I used whole embroidery flosses to make the cross stitches (6 strands), the Aida cloth in between the fruits is wrinkled. Adding more fruits resolves this annoying problem.

Embroidery Floss... How many strands do I use? - France Nadeau

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March 4, 2017
It's Friday from Quilting My Way

Today started out with Miss Kitty meowing at 6 am. She didn't want to go in the garage last night, so she made sure she was yhere when Patrick was up. He opened the garage so she could go in and let me sleep. I didn't get much more sleep. Sat with Kitty and fell asleep for another 30 mins.



Not sure what was going on because I would sit with Kitty and start getting tired. I wanted to nap all day! While I was busy, she would wait for me on my chair.

I didn't, I ...

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March 3, 2017
Taking the Day OFF from Quilting My Way

This morning I woke to my own snoring!! I couldn't believe it. So, I got up and played on my tablet. After about 30 mins, I started falling asleep, so climbed on the couch and went back to sleep.

Patrick was up and complaining about Miss Kitty meowing all morning. He took the day off, so he was home. Miss Kitty couldn't go 30 mins with out meowing because she wanted to play or just go out. She was meowing for EVERY reason! I put her outside when I went back to sleep on the couch.

We called ...

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