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April 22, 2019
Life ... from Life as a Quilter -- Julia Graber

Delta, the cheery UPS delivery girl.

Teryn, making another art quilt.

Rusty, with blocks for his quilt.

Folding paper airplanes.

Ashton getting help from Grampa.


Guests, James and his mother Gertie Beachy.

Tina, making another art quilt.

Blocking these quilts again in preparation for the "Mississippi Quiltings" exhibit at The Max in Meridian.

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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
Under The Weather Again from Quilting My Way

This morning I woke to find I wasn't feeling that great.

I worked on my beading and the whole time I was working on it, I found myself wanting to go to bed.

I put in almost 2 rows - and then had to take them out. This was all the beads from that. I had to put all these back in

This is where I am on this piece. This is the Wild Birds that I'm working on.

At least I can see the tree trunk and the flower is coming along nicely. The flower is different from ...

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Blending Episode #101 from Hobbies Up To Here

Hey hobbyists and crafters! We’re back with a new episode sharing our thoughts of blending multiple crafts to complete a project. Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments below or on our Instagram! Mother’s Day is coming up soon and if you have a crafty momma in your life, check out our … Continue reading Blending Episode #101

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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 16, 2019
A Day With Friends from Quilting My Way

This morning I took my time getting ready for my Brazilian embroidery meeting. Called Sherry to see if we could go separately because I needed to go to moms. She agreed.

So, I headed out to see Ethel to pick up some fabric for Faye. Then I went to the BE meeting and we worked on the detached buttonhole stitch. That is not an easy stitch when one doesn't know what they are doing or looking at. But it's an easy stitch once one gets to know it. I enjoy doing it, I just forget how to get ...

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Papa -- a hard loss from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Back in the beginning of April, I wrote this article about Richard's dad, who had become bedridden and losing his battle with COPD and dementia. We lost him last week. He struggled for weeks unable to breathe, though his memory had a few days of clarity. He was able to recognize those who visited and say goodbye. It was heart-wrenching, but having the closure and knowing he was ready must make his loss easier for Mrs. Carolyn, his wife, and Richard and Steve, their two sons. 

Mama and Papa
We spent as much time as possible with him because ...

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April 15, 2019
Another Day Of Bowling from Quilting My Way

This morning I was over at the bowling alley by 10:15 am. We were bowling the team from Longview/Kelso - Triangle Bowl - and needed to win. We needed to win a good portion of our games. I won all my games - but the others weren't so lucky. I bowled a 147, 174, 173. Not my best. I would have liked to have bowled better. I realized I was forcing the ball. That wasn't helping. I was home by 2:45 pm.

Came home and Sophie let me know she missed me. I worked on the beading. I ...

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April 13, 2019
An Interesting Day from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up and ready to walk. Sherry and I got in a few laps before it rained. 

Headed to moms to help her with bookkeeping on one if her clisnts. Ended up going back two years. Need to go back on Monday.

Patrick got off early so met him at home. Headed to AT&T for new phones -  in my dreams! They wanted over $700 for one phone.  We checked on line there and he still couldn't give us a deal. Told us to call the company to see about a better deal. An hour later ...

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April 6, 2019
Pa-pa from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Richard's dad is in the last throws of dementia. It's terribly sad to watch this man, who was so vital and full of life when Rich and I first married, slowly lose every bit of life. Now bedridden, he's become a shell of a person, barely recognizing even his sons and grandsons. 

When I first met him, Rich's parents were in their late 30s, working and farming, raising a family and caring for elderly parents of their own. The Marcotte men would throw 50 lb. crates of sweet potatoes onto stacks that reached well above my ...

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A Good Day from Quilting My Way

Today started out a little slowly. Sherry wasn't ready for walking till 9:30, so I waiting for her. Then when I went to get her to rained. So, we got about 20 mins of walking in. I added another 17 mins after I left her place.

Came home and ended up on the phone all day. Talking to Sharon, my brother, my cousin, and Sharon again.

I did get a new pattern for the Birds. The gal that made the pattern has been working with me to get it fixed so it works. I'm amazed ...

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April 5, 2019
A Trip To Tacoma from Quilting My Way

This morning was all about going to Tacoma for my breathing test. We arrived a good half hour early and waited and waited.

Then when I got in, I had to breath in a tube for 6 secs! Do you know how hard that was?! I had to take a deep breath, breath out quickly and then keep breathing OUT for 6 sec. Not easy!! Then I went to see the doctor. We talked about my breathing issues. He said we can try the test for asthma. I will have to go back up 2 more times. One to take ...

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April 3, 2019
Working On Another QOV Top from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up and out the door to get my walking in. I met up with Sherry and we walked about 45 mins. My Fitbit wasn't working because the battery was loe. Hooked it up the fitbit and went walking. Afterwards Sherry invited me in for tea. Before I knew it it was 11 am.

Came back home, worked on laundry.  Then headed downstairs to get the quilt top done.

It turned out better than I expected.  I was thrilled to finally get one done again.

This is the finished quilt that will be presented tomorrow.  Mom ...

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April 2, 2019
Embroidery Day from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up and mopping the floor as well as vacuuming. I wanted to get some cleaning done before I headed out to  picked Sherry up.

We went to our BFF meeting. It was just 6 of us, but was a good meeting. I didn't work on anything but I did teach the buttonhole stitch and the satin stitch which is done the Hungarian way. I didn't take a photo so this blog won't have photos for today again.

We came back home. We had lunch and then took our 30 minute walk. By the ...

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April 1, 2019
Not My Day!! from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up at 7:30 am, tried to go back to sleep - but oh, no, my phone starts peeping with texts. So, I was up and playing a few games. Of course Patrick didn't get up till 10 am. So, by the time he came out of the shower and all, it was 10:45. Took my shower at 11 am. UGH.

Then I had another text that Faye needed batting and backing. That was okay. So, I went downstairs to cut the batting and backing. Then I started working on the panel quilt top......after ...

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March 31, 2019
Let's Just Say It Was Saturday from Quilting My Way

Just saying it was Saturday - one of those Saturdays that nothing gets done when I was planning otherwise.

This morning we went shopping. We didn't spend as much as we normally do, because I bought a lot of veggies just a couple days ago. I was limited to what I could get and Patrick wasn't getting much for himself. So, it went pretty quick. And the best part was it didn't cost near as much.

Came home and Patrick went outside to mow the yard. He was surprised at how beautiful the day was. Plus the yard ...

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March 29, 2019
Applique Meeting Day from Quilting My Way

This morning I got my 30 mins of walking in. It went pretty quick once I got going. I am thinking of doing my walking at moms tomorrow. There is a lot of an area to walk around for 30 mins.

I cut the batting and backing for Sue. Good think Judy called and told me how to do that. I would have given way too much backing and batting out for her quilt. Got that ready and put the blocks in the bag as well.

Then I was off to the bank for our water system. Then off to ...

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March 27, 2019
Another Trip To Olympia from Quilting My Way

Sometimes I think I live in Olympia!

This morning I didn't really feel like doing much. I did take my 30 mins of walking around the golf course today. I actually went for 32 mins because I didn't check my watch and depended on my fitbit app. Of course it stopped on me for a while. So, I walked down the road to see if it would start up again.....Nope. Gave up and found out I went 2 mins over...I'm okay with that.

Then I spent the morning playing games. I didn't really fell ...

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March 26, 2019
Finished The Ornament from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up and out the door walking for 30 mins. I have to get 30 mins of walking in every day to help my health. What fun!! Not really but I do like to walk. Just wish I had someone to walk with me.

Then I got the laundry going. I was working on the laundry and beading. I'm thrilled to say I finished the ornament!

Took photos of it in three different places.

And like this one the best.

This was off the refrigerator. lol

Once all that was done, I started working on the ...

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March 21, 2019
Tulips and other Small Things that bring Joy from Nita Dances

Dear Vi, Yesterday was the official first day of spring.  The sun has crossed the celestial equator, moving northward. I celebrated the Vernal Equinox by going outside to inspect my flower beds. Were my tulips poking green tips up through … Continue reading

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