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April 19, 2018
More Pollen from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

We’ve had so much wind lately. I was 100% sure that the wind would blow all the pollen away. Maybe it blew our pollen away and it must have blown someone else’s pollen to our house. The shoes are supposed to be blue! Even poor old Cat has a green tinge. I’m glad I’m not...

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April 17, 2018
Spent The Morning With Mom from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up and out the door to see mom. She asked me yesterday if I would come over, so I decided I would.

Stopped and got both of us a Vanilla Chai tea. Then headed to moms. Got there to find her deep in the kitchen pantry cleaning it out.

I helped mom pull out all her stuff. It was packed! We got it down to this. I had to scrub all the shelves, and even try to get the spills off the walls. Bleach works great - on most stuff. I didn't get a chance to ...

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April 15, 2018
Distracted by genealogy from My Sewing Room

I actually had lots of time last week to sew, but I've been distracted by family history.  For decades in the pre-Internet world, my mother was writing letters and researching family history for both her family and for my dad's side of the family.  And when she passed away 27 years ago I inherited boxes and tubs of genealogy materials.  I've been enjoying for several years now, where I have connected with a number of relatives on both sides of my family and with my husband's family too.
One of the really exciting things ...

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Yet Another Saturday.... from Quilting My Way

This morning we went to the casino - no surprise there. We didn't do so good, but we are still ahead.

We came home around noon. Patrick went out to work on the van. I bawled! I felt good that Patrick wasn't in the house to see it.

I got the kitchen cleaned up and worked on the laundry. I didn't get much laundry done, but at least I got some.

I sat and watched my "Perry Mason" shows. It's amazing at how many I don't remember seeing and I thought I watched them all. I ...

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April 14, 2018
Enjoying Quilting With Mom from Quilting My Way

Today I was up early. I actually went to moms about 9:30 am. As I was on my way, she called to tell me she'd been sewing already. Told her I was almost there.

I arrived to find her sewing more blocks together. She's really been getting a lot of blocks done for me. I'm amazed at what she's getting done.

She's been putting them in a bag as she gets them done. There are about 3 different ones in this bag. It will be fun putting them together when they are all ready ...

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April 13, 2018
Visiting With Quilters! from Quilting My Way

This morning I enjoyed being able to sleep in. Then I was off to our old "TAS" group. It's the applique group now, I think.

Arrived around 10:45 am. I walked in to 4 of the quilters chatting with Rita. Then they asked me how I was doing.....well that set the tears coming. I did talk about dad a little. It's getting a little easier to talk about it, but there will always be tears. Dad meant a lot to me. It's hard knowing he's not here to chat with or to laugh with ...

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Surfboards and Palm Trees Hawaiian Quilt from A Ditchin' Time Quilts

My Hawaiian Quilt ~ a wedding gift

Congratulations to Jess and Keegan and their new life together.  After their wedding, the headed to  Hawaii for their surfing honeymoon.  I usually make a quilt as a wedding present but time did not allow me to make it ahead of their wedding.  After they posted tons of pictures on their IG page of their wonderful honeymoon, I had a great idea to give them a honeymoon memory.  I would make a Hawaiian quilt, a challenge since I had never made before.  An internet search led me to Pacific Rim Quilt Company and I ...

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April 12, 2018
A Day With Mom And Then Bowling from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up and out the door to see mom. I made Wednesdays a day with mom. Funny how that's working out. I got there and she was deep in paperwork. So, I helped her out, then she had a friend show up for fabrics. We got her going and then another gal came over to help mom with dad's life insurance. Once that was over, we had another visitor. When everyone left we had to go get one of the papers notarized. When that was done it was time for mom and the neighbor to ...

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April 11, 2018
Not A Bad Day Today from Quilting My Way

Mom woke me up to say "Good Morning!" Loved it.

Got up and got started on cleaning again. I cleaned up the stuff under the sink in the master bathroom. I throw out a lot of stuff, and it's hard to believe how much I got rid of.

After cleaning, I sat down and watched more "Perry Mason" and worked on my cross stitching.

I'm almost to the edge of the March stitching. It's getting closer to being done. I'm about 1/4 of the way done on March's pattern. I'll work on it ...

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April 10, 2018
Old Speck’s Grave Site from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

When Speck passed away in November, I was gone so Vince had to bury him. We had been expecting that day and Vince had built a sturdy wooden box and screwed it all together so he could be safely buried. We have a bunch of big stones left from when they built this house so...

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April 9, 2018
Easter 2018 from Random Thoughts... do or "di"

Our Easter celebration was going to be a quiet one with just our two youngest sons and their little families joining us for brunch. Our older sons were not going to be able to join us this year; one lives in Arizona and his kids were on spring break weeks ago and our second oldest and his family wanted to go away for spring break. But we never do anything small.
A friend invited us to her home but when we said we were already having Evan and Kyle over for brunch, we asked them to join we ...

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Monday, Monday from Butterfly Threads

Currently I am...

1. Struggling between doing housework or sewing on a binding? Both need to be done, one is obviously more enjoyable than the other. So I'm blogging instead. LOL

2. Putting off lots of work details that involve travel arrangements, contracts and paperwork that aren't nearly as fun as the actual quilting and teaching parts of my job!

3. Missing my Kelly but so thankful she came home this weekend and gave me an excuse to get absolutely NOTHING done on my "to do" list.

4. Listening to my dogs sigh loudly because they still can ...

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April 8, 2018
Family Fun Night from Quilts + Color

We started off with dinner at one of our favorite restaurants.
Sarah, Tina and Andy waiting for our dinners.
Andy and Kendall waiting for dinner.
If Andy looks happy it’s because he didn’t have to pick me up at the airport today!

We have a family rule of not using your phone at the table….but Drew is forgiven as it was a business call.

Next it was back to our house where everyone had their favorite ice cream.
Then it was time for brainstorming for names for my newest quilts.
Kendall held the quilts for the family ...

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April 7, 2018
A Day Of Quilting! from Quilting My Way

Today I was up with Patrick and on my way to drop him off at work. Then I was off to moms. I picked up a couple Egg McMuffins. I forgot how much I HATE those. Then I was at moms by 7:45 am. I had to do that, because we were bringing back her van to get it ready to sell.

Mom got up as I was getting a few things done. I fixed her tea and then gave her breakfast. She was getting things ready for the quilters to come. I wanted to make some bread, but ...

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April 6, 2018
Easter Sunday with Part of the Family from Jo's Country Junction

Our family celebrated together on Palm Sunday with Lucy and Scottie’s baptism so Easter was low key.  Kalissa’s family and Karl were both here and we made a memorable day of it.    A few of us had gotten Easter things for Buck’s kids.  Kelli had gotten Scottie bubbles and he LOVED them!!  Buck and Lora took a video of him with them and sent it to us.  Carver LOVED watching the video of Scottie playing with bubbles.  He kept saying “Scottie, bubbles”.

The second the video played, Carver wanted to play it again.

For some technology, I ...

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A Day Behind On My Post.... from Quilting My Way

Yesterday was one of those days that didn't work for me. I don't know what I did, but whatever it was, I got paid back.

I went over to see mom, and while I was there, her neighbor's daughter came over to tell me she hit my car. I thought she was joking, but she wasn't. She was in tears. She felt bad that I had already gone through a loss of my father, and now this.

So, I had to run around and get my car estimated.

I had something else happen yesterday too, but ...

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April 5, 2018
Medical Reports from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I’m happy to report that results of all my routine tests are in and it looks like I’m good to go for another few years. Got the mammogram results today and that’s good. Earlier this week I got the result of the polyp that was removed during the 10 year routine colonoscopy. My gastro PA...

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April 4, 2018
QOV Day - Computer's Back! from Quilting My Way

This morning I received a call from mom - saying, "good morning." It was nice to hear. She wasn't feeling well, so she didn't get to go quilting today. I'll see her tomorrow.

I headed up to Olympia for our QOV meeting. It was a really nice meeting. I hadn't been up there in 2 months because of being with dad. They presented a quilt today at our meeting. It was awesome. He thanked us all for all the vets, and it almost had me in tears. The part of "retired vets" always gets me anymore. Dad ...

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April 3, 2018
Without My New Computer from Quilting My Way

I had my new computer out on the table for Patrick to take to our computer guy to fix. I have the Window's 10 and it kept shutting down on me. It's a brand new computer, and it shut off on me more times then I care to say. I'd be in the middle of something and the next thing I know, it's starting over. UGH. So, I'm going through withdrawal, because my family tree program is on that computer as well as a few other things. (sniff, sniff) I'll be without it for ...

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Rita’s Eyes Report from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I had a doctor’s appointment in Abilene today so we dropped Rita off at the vet on our way. They trimmed her nails and checked her eye pressure. I knew the results were not going to be good. For seven months I’ve felt like I was doing good with the drops but I knew this...

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