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December 6, 2018
A Really Busy Day from Quilting My Way

First thing this morning I was out the door and off to my physical therapy. Good news is I don't have to go back.

Then it was off to moms, where I took care of her mail. We talked on the phone and before I knew it, I was out the door yet again.

As I was on my way to our QOV meeting, I received a call. The gal said it was 10:30 am and no one was there for the meeting. I told her I was 2 minutes out and would be there. There were 3 ...

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December 5, 2018
Oops, Missed Yesterday....... from Quilting My Way

Okay, I missed yesterday. So, I guess I better get moving on what happened the last two days.

I started yesterday by going to our Brazilian embroidery meeting. We all had a good time. Chatting as usual. I was working on my rose piece.

I'm working on the petal that is over the work. It took me FOREVER to get the bullion to work. First it was too long, then it was took get the picture.

After that I went to Dian's to help her mail out her two summer spreads she sold to the same ...

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December 3, 2018
Gift Wrapping Today from Quilting My Way

This morning I enjoyed an hour or two of peace and quiet. The Patrick woke up. lol

We then pulled out the gifts. We bought wrapping paper at Costco along with a few gifts. That means Patrick wanted to have them all wrapped and ready to go. Not sure what the hurry was, since we are not having a tree. With Sophie only about 3 years old and wild, it wouldn't be too smart to have a tree up. She'd be in and around it, like no ones business. We wanted to get dad and Katt's gifts ...

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November 30, 2018
Off And Running from Quilting My Way

Today was another one of those days - don't PLAN!!

I was off to moms house to be there for  the maid. I arrived early and went to get mail. Sherry arrived and I thought she would be only about an hour or two. So, I called mom and did a few things for her while she was on the phone. After that, I played some of her games on pogo. Then I looked at my watch and two hours has already gone. I needed to go to Sharon's to get my quilts! I didn't think I would ...

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November 29, 2018
A Day Of Sewing..... from Quilting My Way

Yep, I know - I don't sew! But I did today. I went downstairs and got the quilt ready to go to the quilters tomorrow.

I was having some help while I was cutting my quilt out.

I was cutting the one with stars. I wanted to have it cut and ready for when I felt like working on another quilt top. I will cut a few of them out for awhile.

I texted Patrick these three choices to see which ones he liked.

This one wasn't my favorite.

But this one is the one I liked and Patrick ...

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November 28, 2018
No Donations Were Made To Help Us from Quilting My Way

This morning I slept till 9 am because I didn't get to sleep till 3 am. It was awful.

I checked Facebook to see if donations were made to be matched....NOPE. So far my children where the only ones that donated. I told my son not to donate and if he really wanted to give me the money I would use it in the quilts I make. He said he would do that. We could have used the money in our group, but that's the way it goes. I may try to get donations later after the ...

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November 27, 2018
Another Monday.....Being Lazy from Quilting My Way

This morning I enjoyed laying around before getting moving. I didn't have much to do or lets just say, I wasn't planning on doing much.

So, I didn't do much. I played games for awhile. Then I got moving on my puff pastry before going downstairs to cut out another quilt top - that didn't last long. I cut out some of the pieces for a quilt, but then I cut the wrong size, and now I have to fix them by sewing a couple pieces together to make up for what I did wrong. That ticked ...

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November 24, 2018
Black Friday from Quilting My Way

It is Black Friday - and we didn't go anywhere! I hate long lines and crowds. I did black Friday before I married Patrick, and I couldn't understand why people got up at 4 am to go shopping to fight the crowds. I HATE crowds. I remember too many times getting lost in a crowd when we lived in Japan. I would get pushed and pinched. They would even pull my hair (I was blonde - now I'm white! lol ). So, I stay far, far away.

I went downstairs first thing this morning and finished stitching the quilt top ...

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November 20, 2018
It Was A Good Day from Quilting My Way

Today was a good day, all in all.

I started out by running just a little behind, but I made it to the Brazilian (BFF) embroidery group.

This is fun. The move I do the more I can't wait to finish it. 

After our group, I headed over to Faye's to drop off the quilt mom cut into a kit. I told her that way she didn't have to think about what she wanted to do next. So, if she wanted to work on something during the holidays, she didn't have to think about it, it ...

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November 19, 2018
What A Day........................... from Quilting My Way

Today I was up early and it felt good. I enjoyed a hour of peace and quiet. Sophie slept next to Patrick and I wasn't bothered with her running around till after he got up. You would have thought someone put a firecracker under her!

Patrick worked out in the yard. Got the rest of the leaves done. Neighbors hate our oak tree because it leaves leaves in their yard. I love the tree. But they want to cut it down. I'm not liking that at all. So, they will just have to live with it.

I went ...

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November 18, 2018
A Late Start Today from Quilting My Way

This morning - for the first time in YEARS! - I slept till 9:45 am. I must have really been tired!!

Must have been all that quilting on the black and white quilt - IN MY DREAMS!

The good news is that I'm a lot farther along then I thought I was. It's about 3/4 done now.

Since the day started later than usual, I felt like half the day was gone. Mom called and wanted to take us out to eat. We agreed but needed to get moving.

While Patrick was outside getting leaves gathered, I went downstairs ...

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November 15, 2018
A Little Behind On Yesterday And Today from Quilting My Way

Well, I'm falling behind. On almost everything! Yesterday I spent the whole day working on the QOV quilt top that I wanted to take with the other two quilts to be quilted.

Yep, I was sewing all day long. I started around noon yesterday and didn't get done till about 11 pm. So, if anyone tells you you can get a quilt done in a day - tell them they are crazy! The only way to do that would be to have everything cut and ready to go, and even then, chances are it wouldn't happen. I can ...

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November 13, 2018

Today I woke early. Got up and played a few games. Had a couple hours of time to myself. 

Then I got in the mood to go downstairs and work on another quilt top for QOV. I think that's an awesome way to spend Veterans Day - honoring them with a quilt!

Mom cut 2 quilts for this pattern. So, I needed to get working on them. 

I had to work on the "flying geese" pieces. That is the part that takes FOREVER! Between sewing, cutting, sewing, cutting and then sewing. It was a major pain in the back doing ...

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November 10, 2018
It's Friday! from Quilting My Way

Yesterday was a busy day. So busy that it wasn't really worth writing about. Between going to the quilt group, moms and then Dian's, it wasn't a good day.

Today was a good day. I was glad to have a day at home. Mom called and tried a couple times to get me over there, but I wasn't planning to go anywhere.

I worked on my Sourdough bread today. I let it raise over night and it turned out awesome. So, I worked on it today.

I was able to get 2 small loaves done. Gave ...

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November 7, 2018
Yet Another Busy Day! from Quilting My Way

Today is Voting Day! Yes, I voted! Didn't help much, because a couple of people are still in.

Today was another busy day. Started out early, heading over to the doctors for by biopsy on my arm and chest. (A little painful right now). Arms fine, chest hurts. She wasn't kidding when she said it would hurt a little and sting. I couldn't believe how painful that was, but the good part was that I didn't feel a thing once she did that.

Next stop was at the Veterans Memorial Museum to check on what we ...

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November 1, 2018
Spending The Day With Mom At My House from Quilting My Way

This morning I decided to relax and wait to see how long it took mom to come over. She called and said she'd be here around 11 am. I was okay with that. I just played some games for awhile.

When mom and Daisy came over, I was just getting ready. I had turned the fireplace on downstairs to warm things up. It was nice down there. We went down to get started. Mom started cutting out more pieces for the quilt top that we started work on last time we were together. She ended up cutting out another ...

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October 31, 2018
A Productive Day....At Last! from Quilting My Way

This morning I enjoyed the fact that I wasn't going anywhere. So, I relaxed for a little bit before going downstairs to work on my QOV quilt top.

I cleaned up some of the mess. I wanted to get the QOV fabrics all together, and not all over the place.

The bucket or "container" couldn't hold all the fabrics. So, I guess when moms here tomorrow we will cut some of the fabrics into quilt top kits. That way I can sew them as I can. I'm surprised at myself for even doing what I've done ...

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October 30, 2018
Spent The Day With Mom! from Quilting My Way

This morning while I was relaxing, mom called. She wasn't doing so good today and wanted to know if I would come over.

I got my shoes on and headed over. Stopped and picked up a couple Chai Tea. That made mom's day. She was thrilled to have some tea.

We took her car over to LeDuc's to have it checked out, then went to dropped the coffee (yep, got coffee instead of tea - wasn't thrilled!). After dropping that off, when to Starbucks to get my replacement. While I was in there, mom saw a sign ...

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October 29, 2018
A Sewing Day! from Quilting My Way

This morning Sophie let me know it was time to get up. I enjoyed an hour to myself before Patrick woke.

Then he went outside and I went downstairs. I had to get more done on the variation 9-patch for the Quilts of Valor.

I got my new iron, and was able to use it. My last iron leaked water all over the place. So, I bought another iron. I got to try it out yesterday. Then I actually used it today. It worked great. I was happy with it. It does have a cling to it when I used ...

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October 27, 2018
Another Good Day With Good Friends! from Quilting My Way

Today I was up with Patrick. The phone was going off with texts so I decided to get up.

I was out the door and on my way to  moms. First stopped at the post office to ship one of my eBay packages. Arrived at moms and she needed me to walk her dog again. We took a short quick walk. Then I loaded up my van with the stuff for the quilt show to sell. Mom wanted to go to the bank first, so we went there.

We went to the Christian School where the quilters were getting together ...

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