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May 24, 2019
Spend The Day With Mom from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up earlier than normal. I wanted to be over to moms early so she wouldn't find something to comment on.

I stopped at McD's and Starbucks. Brought her breakfast. It was funny, I arrived and Daisy was outside welcoming me. Mom said she heard the car and wanted to go out. So, I brought in the quilts, food and drinks. Then I found out her cleaning lady was coming today as well. Oh, well.

We talked about the dog falling off the bed. So, we ordered a a pet step stool so she can ...

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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 22, 2019
A Day Of Volunteering from Quilting My Way

This morning Cherry and I went walking. We were done in a good amount of time. I grabbed my stuff and went to the Veterans Memorial Museum.  I put in 2 hours of volunteering. They put me to work doing inventory so they can get everything accounted for with the register. I didn't get a lot done, but I did get to know where some of the stuff is that is up for sale. I found a shirt that I might buy later on.

After 2 hours there, I came home. Then I got busy with putting the binding ...

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May 14, 2019
None Stop Day from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up and ready to walk, but Cherry wasn't ready. She was still having trouble with her foot.

So, I decided not to walk and instead try to clean up a bit. So, I vacuumed, mopped the floor and did laundry.

Then I went downstairs to see what I had going. I decided to cut a few pillow cases for the QOV quilts. I made the mistake of telling everyone that Sandy was doing pillow cases for us. When everyone thought she was doing that, they quit making pillow cases. Never fails. After cutting enough for ...

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May 12, 2019
And It Keeps Going from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up early....didn't get to sleep in....just because I kept waking up.

Played a few games and waited on Patrick to get up. When he did, he went outside to work in the yard and I went downstairs.


He's Rhodes are looking great!

I decided to get the quilt top done.


I used the blue fabric I got yesterday with the 2 panels. I think it came out pretty good. I'm going to try and figure out what to do with the panels I have downstairs.


This is one of the 2 ...

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May 11, 2019
Quilting With Friends from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up and out the door to moms. It was quilting at moms. I arrived around 9:30 am and Hildi was already there. She brought the 2 quilts that Barbara had done. It was so good to have those!


I took out the right side border. That was a mistake, as the fabric is was going in the wrong direction. Plus the stars were supposed to be three on the top part. So, I took the seam ripper with me and took the border apart. I hope to get it sewn back on tomorrow and work ...

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May 10, 2019
It Turned Out To Be A Good Day from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up and ready to walk. Cherry called and cancelled because of her foot. She has a golf ball size lump on her ankle. So, we decided to wait and see how the afternoon goes.

I played a few games. Then I got side tracked with ordering some fabric for QOV. After that I got side tracked again with genealogy. I worked a little better on my Matheson family as well as the White family. This was interesting. I was working on a White family that really was connected to my White family just yet. It's ...

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April 28, 2019
Getting A Few Things Done from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up before Patrick. Then he got up and we were out the door to moms. We picked her up to go to DeGodies (sp) for hanging baskets. Patrick and mom picked out the flower they wanted in their baskets. I pretty much go along for the ride. I'm not the gardener so it doesn't bother me. I did enjoy seeing all the flowers.

After dropping mom off at home, we came back to our place. I played a little on my games. Then went downstairs to finish up the quilt top. I have the ...

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April 27, 2019
A Day With Friends from Quilting My Way

This morning I needed to get moving. I had to be at moms for quilting. So, I took the 5 quilts I have ready for the presentation. I thought I had 6 but only 5. I need Ethel to bring the one she's working on when she's done.

Before I got to moms, I stopped at Michael's to get some pens for our signing of the quilts. Then while I was there I looked for beads that would work for the embroidery rose I'm working on. I also picked up a small bin for my beading ...

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April 26, 2019
Almost What I Planned Today from Quilting My Way

Oh, wow! Did I actually say "Planned Today?" I still haven't learned not to plan......and I just talked about that yesterday.

Anyway, go my walking in with Sherry this morning. Got back home and got my laundry going. Then I sat down at the table and played some games. Then Sandy showed up with 5 pillow cases for QOV! I was thrilled to see her! We chatted and then she ran out.

I goofed off for a little longer and then went downstairs to get the heat going. Once it was warmed up, I went down and worked ...

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April 18, 2019
A Busy Day Sewing from Quilting My Way

This morning after Sherry and I walked (over a mile), I went downstairs to do some sewing.

Yep, you heard me right, I went downstairs and started sewing. I got the stars done. I had some extra pieces to make another block in both blue and red. I haven't decided what I will do with those.


After all that sewing today, I had to do half square triangles. I did a 9" square of both colors and then trimmed them down to size. It worked out great. I then cut the Coast Guard fabric. I have 21 squares of ...

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April 17, 2019
It's Been A Nice "Day Alone" Day from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up and out walking with Sherry. We got in a good mile. She's walking more and I think it's actually helping her.

Came home and cleaned up. Swept the floor in the kitchen, vacuumed, dusted (what little I could), and picked up all my messes. I also got my QOV paperwork done from last night. It took me a good couple hours.

Then I went downstairs to work on my tops. I want to get a top done by Thursday so I can go up to Olympia, and get 2 things done at once ...

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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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April 11, 2019
A FINISH!! from Quilting My Way

Today I woke at 7:43 am then closed my eyes and the next thing I knew, the phone was ringing. It was 8:25 am. Sherry called to see if we could walk an hour later then we planned. I told her I just woke up, so that worked for me.

We walked. Got in 4000 steps this morning. It felt good. Got home and decided I would go downstairs to work on another quilt. I have Coast Guard fabric that needs to be used. I am modifying a pattern so I can use the fabric. So, I cut ...

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Getting A Lot Done Lately from Quilting My Way

This morning I was up and ready to go. I ended up waiting a while before I was due to meet Sherry to walk. It worked out great. We went walking and afterwards I decided to work on the quilt tops.

I headed downstairs to work on another quilt top.


I am modifying a pattern for QOV. I was working on the stars that are in the quilt. I have a few flying geese. The pattern called for 14 sets. But that only gets 7 blocks when it needs 14 blocks. So, I need to figure out how many more ...

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April 4, 2019
QOV Presentation Day from Quilting My Way

This morning Sherry wasn't able to go walking, so I head out and walked. I got over to the golf course area and it started raining. I ended up cutting my walk down. I ended up getting soaked on the way back. I did get 21 mins in, so that's good.

Then I loaded up the car with the quilts and all the stuff I needed for the presentation. I went to the Veteran's Memorial Museum early so I could get ready for our meeting. I got there finding out that Sue and Faye were already there ...

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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 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 30, 2019
Another Day At A Quilt Groupthen from Quilting My Way

This morning I slept in for a little bit longer than I wanted to. I got moving with putting the black eyed peas in the crock pot. I had to get everything ready before I left for moms. I also had to get my breakfast, and I couldn't just do something easy like bread.

Once I got moving I was at moms by 9:30 am. Then I took Daisy out for a 30 min walk. We walked around Stillwaters. It was a good walk. While I was walking I ran into Georgie. She wanted to show me her ...

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