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June 12, 2019
A Day With Family And Friends from Quilting My Way

This morning I just couldn't get up. So, I kept going back to sleep. We got our walking in around 8:30 am. While we were walking my cousin called and asked if I could help her out. Told her I would be in Olympia already, so she didn't need to come down to pick me up. They were buying a trailer van. Told her I would pick them up on my way home.  I was able to get moving and go to Olympia sooner than I thought.

I called Sharon to tell her I was on my ...

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June 10, 2019
Baton Rouge MQG June meeting from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Lori's quilt
As I've mentioned in the past, the first Monday of the month is a wild quilt ride. Literally so at one point because I drive to Baton Rouge for the Modern Quilt Guild meeting which begins at 6 p.m. and lasts at least two hours. 

Marquita's quillt

So last Monday (it's really been a whole week?) I found myself on the I-10 bridge trying to get into Baton Rouge at 5 p.m. Okay so maybe the "wild" part does not happen while sitting on the bridge. 

Still, it's pretty crazy to ...

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June 7, 2019
When Will I Slow Down? from Quilting My Way

This morning I had an appointment in Olympia at 9 am. That meant I had to be out the door by 8:15 am. So, I was up with Patrick and then enjoyed a half hour to myself. Breakfast - I guess is enjoying my time.

Miss Sophie watching me leave.

I was on the road at 8:15 am and found myself right on time. The good news was, she wasn't on time and I sat for about 10 mins waiting. My nutritionist is really nice and we get a good amount of talking in. Mostly about what I ...

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May 23, 2019
Had Lunch With A Friend from Quilting My Way

Today I was all ready to go walking and Cherry called to say she wasn't feeling well. So, we didn't go walking.

Instead, I went downstairs to clean up a little and to get the backing and batting cut for Faye. Told her it was done and she was heading over to get it. Meanwhile, I was cutting the binding for my quilt. I wanted to get the binding on the quilt so I could give it to Ethel to work on.

Faye arrived and I gave her the batting and backing for her quilt. We chatted. I ...

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May 17, 2019
Not One Of My Better Days from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up early and out the door to meet Sandy. I had a headache when I woke up and thought I could get through the day with it. Not in your life~!

I met Sandy at Berryfields in Centralia. We were met by Bev as well. We chatted for awhile and ordered breakfast. It wasn't much after we eat that I started to feel the effects of the headache. It was a migraine ~ one I rarely I went to the bathroom and came back out. No worries then. We chatted more and then I ...

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May 5, 2019
Kapiti Quilters Exhibition from Romany Quilting

I always enjoy a quilt show, and met up with my friend Shirley from Waikanae yesterday morning to view the Kapiti Quilters Exhibition at Southwards Car Museum.  Kapiti Quilters is Shirley’s quilt guild.  After paying the admission charge, and buying a few raffle tickets, we admired all the community quilts made by club members.  They were cleverly displayed on the walkway leading into the hall.

Community quilts made by Kapiti Quilters

There were so many quilts inside the hall, that the sensible thing to do, we decided, was just to take our time.  Here are some from the exhibition ...

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April 30, 2019
Enjoyed The Day With A Good Friend from Quilting My Way

This morning I was woke up by the phone. Sherry called about walking today, and we decided on doing that in the afternoon because Sandy was coming over.

Sandy stopped and got us some tea/coffee. I say that because I'm the tea drinker and she's the coffee drinker. We had a really good time working on our beading. She even brought a really good salad for lunch.

We both got about this much done on our beading. This snowman is so cute! I can't wait to finish him!

After she left, Sherry and I went walking ...

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April 25, 2019
Not What I Planned - Day from Quilting My Way

Okay, I know, I said it many, many times.....DON'T PLAN YOUR DAY! I didn't listen or pay attention. So, for the past week and a half my plans didn't plan out.

I had planned on being home all day and finishing that quilt.....actually that has been my plans for the past week and a half. Instead...this is the way my day went.

Went for a walk with Sherry at our usual time. Got in some good walking. Then while we were walking I received a call from mom. Yeah! I KNOW! When am I ...

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April 24, 2019
Spent The Day With Mom - Attended A Funeral from Quilting My Way

Today Sherry and I went walking at 9:15 am. She was running late. Which actually put be a little late in getting to moms.

I picked up a couple teas at Starbucks. Then I headed over to moms. We visited for a little bit and then headed to the church - not far from moms. We were there early, so mom visited with the people who came to the funeral for Al. He would have loved to have seen all the people who came. They counted 90 people attending. It was awesome to see that many people, from all ages ...

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April 23, 2019
Beading With Sandy Today from Quilting My Way

Today I was up and TRIED to be out the door on time. I didn't make it. I stopped and picked up coffee and tea for Sandy and I at Starbucks.

Arrived at Sandy's around 9:15 am. We sat down and started beading. I showed Sandy how to finish up her snowman. I worked on mine and found a mistake in my word chart. So, I worked on fixing that.

This is Sandy's "TaDa!" It turned out pretty good. She missed the noise. We laughed about that. She did an awesome job for her first one ...

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April 21, 2019
Half Way Busy Day from Quilting My Way

This morning we were up and out the door to Costco. We did shopping of us, mom and Phil. So, on the way back is was time to drop things off. We stopped at moms and invited her over to the house tomorrow for King Crab Legs. Then we headed to Phil's and dropped off his stuff. He really didn't ask for much. It was good to see him.

Then came home. I was a little tired but I stayed up. I put the groceries away with Patrick. Then he went out to mow the grass. I messed ...

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April 20, 2019
Lunch And Show & Tell ART With Girlfriends from Quilts + Color

It is always so much fun to get together for lunch and show and tell with my talented friends.

Beth has challenged herself to do a project with 5 different ideas. I really wish you could see this in person as there are so many special ways she has used her materials and the way she has created the picture. She has experimented with so many different techniques and materials and this shows how she has mastered them.
The elephant used a batik method.

Robbie has been taking a color and design class on line from a lady in the ...

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April 19, 2019
Another Trip To Olympia from Quilting My Way

This morning we called off the walk. Sherry noticed it was raining and this afternoon would be clear. So, that gave me some time before heading up to Olympia.

I left around 9:30 am and was up there to get my blood drawn. Ugh. He did a good job though, so can't complain too much. I checked to see if my records were sent to them......of course not! I called to see if they could get them sent over. The gal said she would do that for me without having to fill out another form. I was ...

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April 2, 2019
An Enjoyable Visit from Quilts + Color

I had briefly met Muriel Lynch and knew she was someone I'd like to know better. It took time for us to find a date we could get together.
One thing we had in common was that we had both gone to University of Wisconsin - Stout, although not at the same  time. I also know someone else who was in her class at Stout. It was a surprise that both of them mentioned knowing the one same person without me even saying the persons name.
We both enjoy working with fabric. 
We didn't begin to run out of ...

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Cotton Quilters' Sewing Room Tour from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

A quick collage of some quilts, tops and blocks, plus
one pic from the visit to my studio.
It would be difficult to have a better sewing day! That's because today we (the Cotton Quilters) toured five sewing spaces. The tour was a huge success! We all had fun. Twenty-two of us showed up and took off for Evergreen, on time. First, my studio which impressed. Rich told me to hand everyone a dust cloth as they walked in, but I served coffee instead.

One piece of furniture at Cleo's that
might go on Rich's project list ...

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March 31, 2019
A Teaser, Retreat Project, Great Friends and Stupid Weather from caledonia quilter

This hasn't been picked up yet...stay tuned for next week.

Here's one of my drag-around projects that I was working on at retreat.  I am hopeful that I can finish piecing the top when I head up to Margaret's in May.

It's made from 100 of these.  It starts with 100 strip sets, then you add corners to two opposite sides and square 'em up.  Those corners are a pale muted yellow.

I have two go-to aprons and THEY WERE BOTH IN THE WASH.  How was I to cook???  The pink one was made by ...

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March 28, 2019
Granny Is Giving The Girls A Quilting Lesson from Quilts + Color

It's girls night out and they are visiting Granny to learn to quilt.
I hope she is teaching them well so they will finish some of my works in progress.

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March 26, 2019
Modern Day Dinosaur from Romany Quilting

Did you know that New Zealand can claim to have a modern day dinosaur?  We saw one of these living fossils recently when we visited Nga Manu Nature Reserve.  Peering into an enclosure, we saw  one sitting still, as they do, basking in the sunshine.  There were several young ones in another enclosure, but they we too small for us to spot as they hid amongst the greenery. 

Tuatara showing the spines on his back

Tuatara are the only surviving members of the order Sphenodontia, which was well represented by many species during the age of the dinosaurs, some 200 ...

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March 25, 2019
Spring things from Quilting with Kimberly

The majority of our Easter and spring decorations are stored in our cabin and since heavy snows and a busy schedule have prevented us from traveling to Lake Arrowhead to retrieve them, I’ve done minimal decorating this year. However, I did run across a few fun, wooly table toppers I made many years ago and it made me happy to bring them out to enjoy after being tucked away in storage. 

I haven’t done any buttonhole hand-stitching on wool in, well, years. There just never seems to be enough time. Oh, how I’ve missed it. Revisiting these ...

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March 22, 2019
Beading With A Friend from Quilting My Way

This morning Sandy came over to work on beading. She started her piece of the snowman. I was working on my cat ornament. I'm going to work on the snowman too, but wanted to finish up the cats.


I was able to finish the top part, now I'm working on the dangles.

I did do one of the dangles and after it was all over, I realized I forgot the gold round that goes on first. So, tomorrow I will be taking that tangle off and working on it again. I'll try and finish the dangles tomorrow ...

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