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June 30, 2020
Addie’s Boots from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

She had wanted boots and coming to Texas without boots just didn’t seem right so we went to Tractor Supply to find some but they didn’t have her size. I ended up ordering boots and they arrived yesterday. She kept them on all day . . I was afraid she was going to want to...

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June 28, 2020
Cheery for Cherries from ... Cat Patches

All this talk of cherries ripening had me going. I got a bee in my bonnet first thing yesterday to try adapting my mother's cherry cobbler recipe into a dessert for two. Her cherry cobbler was probably my favorite dessert growing up, and I was smart enough to get her recipe before she passed away in 1997. It made enough cobbler to feed a small army. It was baked in a 13 x 9 inch baking pan. I made it just once for a potluck, and it was as delicious as I remembered it. But sheesh...such a big ...

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Cheery for Cherries from Cat Patches

All this talk of cherries ripening had me going. I got a bee in my bonnet first thing yesterday to try adapting my mother's cherry cobbler recipe into a dessert for two. Her cherry cobbler was probably my favorite dessert growing up, and I was smart enough to get her recipe before she passed away in 1997. It made enough cobbler to feed a small army. It was baked in a 13 x 9 inch baking pan. I made it just once for a potluck, and it was as delicious as I remembered it. But sheesh...such a big ...

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June 27, 2020
Words of Wisdom from Vince from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Oh, my! Sometimes when talking to Vince, I’m not sure whether to laugh, cry, scream at him or . . write a blog post. We spent a lot of time today talking about a potential move. Most days I could pack whatever we can fit in our vehicles, leave the rest, move on to a...

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June 26, 2020
A Happy Balance from Jo's Country Junction

I was really disappointed with my doctor appointment on Thursday.  It really put a downer on my day.  I ended up getting home in time to attend a local little league softball game.   My older childcare kiddos (I still claim them even though I’m not doing childcare anymore) are old enough that they are playing ball.

I decided to grab Carver and go attend the game.  I am so glad that I did.  It was good to see the kiddos.  It was good to see the parents.  It was just what my soul needed.


There is a saying “Whatever ...

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Addie and the Plums from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Addie has fallen in love with plums. I’m not sure she’s ever eaten them before. I was telling her how good they were and she was a bit apprehensive about eating them. The skins are really sour on the two trees that still have plums on them but the inside is so sweet. I love...

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Shopping and Beading from Quilting My Way

This morning we were out the door by 9 am. We headed to moms to head up to Olympia.

After picking mom up, we headed to Olympia and went to our favorite appliance center. We picked up a washer and dryer. It was amazing how quick it was to pick and purchase. We'll get them on Tuesday. Headed over to Sharon's to pick up 2 quilts for Debbie and the backing material. She showed me her beading! I loved the ornament she was working on. I will need to get the pattern! It's really pretty.

Then we ...

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Conversation Between Addie & Nicole from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

This evening Nicole called and she was telling me that since she sees Addie every day, it’s surprising for her to see Addie in pictures, a week since she saw her in real life. Then she talked to Addie. Nicole: Are you having fun?Addie: Yes.Nicole: Are you staying longer than two weeks?Addie: Yes, a little...

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June 25, 2020
The Boots from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

No, they aren’t finished. I did get the second boot sewn together but didn’t get the soles attached to either boot. It shouldn’t take long but yesterday was so busy. Vince had to go to town. The plumber was coming to change out the water heater and replace the seals on the toilets. I had...

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Enjoying Family from Quilting My Way

Today wasn't a day for working on my projects. I played games while Katt and I waited on Patrick to get up. When he did, I was able to get laundry started....but didn't get much of that either.

We went to moms around 12 pm. Stopped at the store to get stuff for sandwiches. Arriving at moms by 1 pm.

Then it was out on her deck playing Rummicube. Katt won one and Patrick won the other game. We had a good time with mom. She talked about the changes up the valley were they lived for ...

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June 24, 2020
Enjoying The Day With My Daughter from Quilting My Way

This morning we were up early - or I was, then Patrick was about 10 mins behind me. Katt was up way before both of us.

Patrick went outside to work on the yard. He cut down some of the bamboo shoots and trees in the backyard. While he was doing that, I was beading.

I beaded for awhile. Got the 3rd panel half done. Then it was time to go to lunch with Katt. She offer to take me to lunch, which was awesome. We picked up 2 BLT's and then picked them up. We then went to the ...

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June 23, 2020
This Time Is Different from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Last night when I fell into bed and in the 20 seconds before I went to sleep, I was thinking . . in the past, when I’ve gone to visit Chad, Nicole and Addie, up until about a year ago, I stayed at their house. Nicole was cooking some; I’d cook some. I’d have Addie...

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After The Colonoscopy - Whoopy! from Quilting My Way

This morning I was off to Olympia for my colonoscopy. Lucky me. I really think the worst part of it all is the prep.

We arrived on time, had our masks on. Patrick stayed in the waiting room. I was called within 5 mins of getting there. They went over all my information. Then put me in bed. The bed I was in was the bed I came out of. They put my clothes and shoes under the bed. Well prepared. The doctor came and said "it's been a long time." I haven't been to see him in ...

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June 22, 2020
All About the Cats from ... Cat Patches

Yesterday's comings and goings included cats of all shapes and colors. We had a very nice father's day get-together with Erik and Mae. Erik smoked a pork shoulder, and then pulled it for pulled pork sandwiches. There was also potato salad, coleslaw, and tiramisu for dessert. Mainly, it was just good to see them. I've been missing them terribly during the pandemic quarantine. 


But let's just back up to earlier in the day, shall we? The morning always starts with slow stitching, and I filled in another section of my hoop. There was a little more ...

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All About the Cats from Cat Patches

Yesterday's comings and goings included cats of all shapes and colors. We had a very nice father's day get-together with Erik and Mae. Erik smoked a pork shoulder, and then pulled it for pulled pork sandwiches. There was also potato salad, coleslaw, and tiramisu for dessert. Mainly, it was just good to see them. I've been missing them terribly during the pandemic quarantine. 


But let's just back up to earlier in the day, shall we? The morning always starts with slow stitching, and I filled in another section of my hoop. There was a little more ...

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June 21, 2020
While They Worked, I Played from Quilting My Way

This morning I slept on the couch, then went back to bed. I was snoring up a storm!

When I got up, both Patrick and Katt were already outside working on her Jeep. They were putting on the bumper and winch.


It took about 6 hours for them to get the bumper on and other parts they added. It looks better with this stuff on it.


This is Patrick and Katt. They are really proud at what they did. 


They did a good job. Added the heavy jack too. I stayed away while they were working on this. When it ...

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June 20, 2020
Katt Arrived from Quilting My Way

Today I was up early. I was snoring so Patrick was up way before me.

We got to work on vacuuming and cleaning up the house. It needed it. I did a lot of crap in the vacuum. Mopped the floor and got some rugs in the wash.

I sat down to work on my beading when Katt arrived. I helped her unload and get the quilt room picked up with the needles and threads. I didn't want her cat, Harley, to get into something like that. We then sat and chatted. Harley is staying downstairs while Sophie is ...

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Day #2 with Addie from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Our day started with scrambled eggs, hash browns, toast and bacon. Then I went out to sit and knit while Addie played outside. I’m thankful I’ve learned to slap things off me when I feel something crawling because after I got back inside, I felt something crawling on my neck, slapped it to the floor...

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June 19, 2020
Not A Planned Day from Quilting My Way

This morning I slept in. I woke several times in the night. It wasn't because of the mosquito bites like it has been.  I'm finally getting to the point of no itching. I still have a few but not a lot.

Patrick told me mom called after I got out of the shower. I called her back. She wanted to know if I wanted to walk with her in the "dog parade." I told her I would think about it.

Then I saw the email from Georgie that she wanted some of the floss. I got that ready ...

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June 18, 2020
Back in Texas from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Addie decided to come back to Texas with me. I didn’t want to keep harping on her about it so I didn’t say much Tuesday night. Wednesday morning when I woke her up, I said “It’s time to go to Texas!” She jumped out of bed and said “Yay!” I had my answer. It was...

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