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August 31, 2019
Live each day to the max from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!


A couple of months ago, I met up with a friend whom I hadn't seen in a long time. Our kids used to hang out together and we spent many hours sitting and chatting at dance class or gymnastics or birthday parties while the kids did their thing. I heard from her daughter that Teresa wasn't well. I had coffee with her in May and she told me that she has advanced lung cancer. I was stunned. This woman and no one in her family smoked. She would have had limited access to second-hand smoke. She was told ...

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August 29, 2019
A Day Working On Genealogy from Quilting My Way

I was up early and ready to go. Where....I had no clue...it was a day at home....ugh

I got some more laundry going and then I pulled out my folder of stuff. That stuff was ancestry stuff. I was going through my pile - and double checking on findagrave.com to make sure I had the right person with the right family member. I also double checked the dates on there. I didn't change dates, because sometimes the grave information is wrong. But it does give me a starting point.

I came across my "TUTTLE" family and ...

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August 28, 2019
My Saturday from Jo's Country Junction

My Saturday the 24th was a whole bunch of mixed up and changed plans that actually ended up being a pretty nice day.  I can tell you for sure that I NEVER would have dreamed when I woke that morning that I’d have done what I did.

Let me explain.  Kelli was supposed to work a 12 hour shift at the hospital on Saturday.  I try not to do childcare for the kids on Saturdays or Sundays unless they are desperate.  Having kids 10 hours a day, five days a week can be a lot.  Having kids on the ...

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It’s a ??? from Jo's Country Junction

Our family has been waiting for August 22nd for a bit now.  Kayla and Spencer had a ultrasound scheduled for the baby on that day and they had plans to find out if the baby was a boy or a girl.

I’m happy to report that they planned to share the news with us and I was given permission to share the news with all of you.  Before I share anything personal about our kids with you I always check with the kids to get their permission.  Most of them, like me, don’t mind sharing.  It’s gotten ...

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August 27, 2019
New Flooring from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

When Chad and Nicole bought their house, they got a small allowance for new floor covering. I’m not sure about the amount but it definitely wasn’t enough money for the amount of floor covering that needed to be replaced. They’ve lived there for about 1-1/2 years now. The carpet was old but it wasn’t horrible...

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Drive Safe from Jo's Country Junction

From Kalissa:

Drive Safe.

Our family is not super affectionate. In fact, I can count on probably all of my fingers and toes all of the times I’ve heard my dad tell me “I love you.”

Of course I KNOW my dad loved me. There is no doubt in my mind. He showed it by coming to every talent show, musical, concert, and watching my cheer in high school. He showed his love with whisker rubs and tickle fights and by how hard he worked to put food on the table and make sure my mom could stay at ...

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Working At The Veterans Memorial Museum from Quilting My Way

This morning I was in some pain. I got myself a beautiful bruise on the back shoulder blade. I didn't say what I did yesterday, so I'll fill that part in.

Yesterday while I was working on my genealogy....I was doing it all on the floor. So, Patrick was a sweetheart and he brought me a stool and a pad to sit on. I was sitting on the pad. Then I thought I would sit on the stool.......I got up went and got myself some water and came back.......ready to sit on the stool......well ...

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Chad’s New Table from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Chad made a gorgeous table. He was just starting to scrape it smooth when I got to town. That first night, he had a pile of yellow shavings on the floor. He uses a hand planer for all this type of work . . because he loves the old planers. I think the wood is...

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August 26, 2019
Evening Sky from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

You’ve probably learned this about me – I love the evening sky. Yesterday we all went to Joplin. Chad needed a few things from Lowe’s and we ate there. Coming back, the sun was setting and the sky was so pretty. Chad was driving. I was in the front passenger seat and I leaned over...

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August 25, 2019
Hairdresser Addie from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Addie decided she would put Nicole’s hair up in a pony tail. She was using her unicorn brush on Nicole’s hair. Nicole is such a good sport! I remember hearing stories about one night when my grandpa was sitting in his chair. I’m sure (or I hope) I was younger than Addie. I was brushing...

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No House from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

My time here is coming to an end and there hasn’t been a single house come on the market that has interested me enough to see it. There haven’t been many at all . . maybe 3 or 4 new listings and they were all either too big and too expensive or didn’t have a...

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August 24, 2019
Time for Tomatoes from ... Cat Patches

Yesterday morning saw me finishing off my fourth and final mystery project. Here's a little peek.


I should be able to show it to you in a couple of weeks. These are the fabrics I'm going to use to finish it off. I'm not sure about that stripe yet. That would be the binding, but I won't be sure until it's all sewn together.


There was just enough time to trace out my next project. You might have noticed my last two stitchery projects have been mysteries, intended as gifts for someone else. Now I ...

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Time for Tomatoes from Cat Patches

Yesterday morning saw me finishing off my fourth and final mystery project. Here's a little peek.


I should be able to show it to you in a couple of weeks. These are the fabrics I'm going to use to finish it off. I'm not sure about that stripe yet. That would be the binding, but I won't be sure until it's all sewn together.


There was just enough time to trace out my next project. You might have noticed my last two stitchery projects have been mysteries, intended as gifts for someone else. Now I ...

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Two Trees Pizza from Jo's Country Junction

Some time ago a gal that does childcare east of me, quit doing childcare and opened a pizza restaurant in a town or two east of me, Ossian Iowa to be exact.  I was really surprised.  I didn’t know their family had a want to pizza makers and I didn’t know how pizza restaurant would go over.

I vowed I’d get over there some time to check it out but if you’re a regular blog reader, you know I make a pretty good pizza myself.  We really don’t go for pizza very often at all ...

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August 23, 2019
Memories from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

My Facebook memory that popped up today was Rita’s new cabled sweater from three years ago. Seems like forever before cold weather gets here . . well, not HERE but there! MO will have cold weather way be Texas does. Speaking of cables . . next post is going to be about a cable sweater...

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August 22, 2019
First Day from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

We got Addie to school for her first day. Nicole came by the hotel, climbed in bed with her and woke her up. She got dressed, we went downstairs and ate breakfast, then went to school. She seemed more apprehensive than she did when she went to kindergarten for the first day. I think she...

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Part Of The Day With Mom from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up and going through all the things I needed to do. I started out my lists of what I needed to do.


While I was downstairs getting stuff together for Sandy and Georgie, I played with the design for this panel. Don't look at the background because that will probably be white. I'm thinking that I might go ahead and have a strip of red - like where the red is on here. The funny part is that the red on here wasn't enough on my thought. That was strips that I had extra ...

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August 21, 2019
Time with the Friedman’s from Jo's Country Junction

With Craig working at the farm, things have changed here a lot as to how much I see the boys as well as Kalissa and Craig.  Kalissa ended up hiring someone who is nanny for them a bit.  I close childcare at 5pm so now on the days that Kalissa is working 12 hours day shifts as a nurse in the local ER, the nanny comes and picks up the boys and takes them home.  This is working great for them..and most days it works good for me too.  There are some days that I miss seeing Kalissa and ...

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Got Behind from Quilting My Way

I just realized I hadn't blogged in 2 days. Once I forget one day, the next think I know I'm 3 days behind. So, today is going to have 2 blogggings, 1 now and 1 later today.

Yesterday is about as far as I remember, so will chat about that. Even then...let's see what I remember....

The day started out pretty good. No appointments, no this or that. Just needed to do laundry, so got that going. Then I played on my games. I have really been hooked on the game "Lilly's Garden" for the ...

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All Dressed Up from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Yesterday we asked Addie to get dressed so we could go somewhere. This is what she came out wearing. Nicole said “No! You need to wear something else.” She really looked like she was ready for a night on the street corner. I told Nicole “Let her wear it . . we won’t see anyone...

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