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January 18, 2022
Snowed in! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

OK -- today is going to be just about snow! We had a massive snowstorm yesterday and went from Winter watch to Heavy snowfall to Blizzard warnings on the weather app. Oh my -- whatever did we do before we had the weather app? OH -- we looked out the window or went outside to check the conditions!

I was optimistic when I woke up and saw the snow, but after about one hour, I realized that the snow was coming down hard and fast, and there was NO way we were going to hit the roads. Heck -- it took hours and hours ...

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January 17, 2022
Snowed in! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

The best-laid plans get thwarted by the weather! So we have NOT had a significant snowstorm all winter, and I've been quite happy to stay tucked in my house and not go anywhere - well, nowhere really to go, so the weather didn't matter. Then the DAY that I wanted to go somewhere and had planned to go somewhere, we got a massive snowstorm! 

OK -- I was tempted to venture out, and then common sense prevailed. Why should I go out NOW in rush hour traffic when I can wait a couple of hours, sew with my friends on ...

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January 16, 2022
Snow Day from Quilts....etc.

The weatherman said Saturday that we would have rain all day and end with a trace of snow!  LOL – yup right wrong again – we did wake up to rain and it changed to heavy wet snow by 9AM or so – and snowed all day quitting around 5 or so in the early […]

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January 5, 2022
Twelve Days from From the Strawberry Patch...

As we close out those twelve days of Christmas it's a good time to reflect on the holidays and get back to that guiding word and how I plan to respect it in 2022. I did receive two Christmas gifts for use in the sewing room that I had asked for from Mr. Goodneedle, I'm eager to try them out and will report on them after the next few days; those will be spent taking Christmas down and packing it

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Twelve Days from From the Strawberry Patch...

As we close out those twelve days of Christmas it's a good time to reflect on the holidays and get back to that guiding word and how I plan to respect it in 2022. I did receive two Christmas gifts for use in the sewing room that I had asked for from Mr. Goodneedle, I'm eager to try them out and will report on them after the next few days; those will be spent taking Christmas down and packing it

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January 2, 2022
A Rainy Start to 2022 from Quilts....etc.

Wow did we get the rain New Years Evening and New Years Morning – a little more than 4 inches worth and it stayed at 63 most of the day and finally by 5PM started to drop as they said  it would– our daughter in NW Arkansas was at 24 degrees when we were still […]

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December 12, 2021
Getting a blog post via e-mail from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

The information about my classes is near the end of today's post.  


Wow-what an exciting day!!! My two lectures and two classes went well. That leaves two more club meetings for this year. Then there are the Monday sewing and the Virtual Retreat, which don't require any prep, one virtual holiday lunch, and one work meeting. Then I'm DONE for the year as I don't consider any of the above onerous to prep or attend. 

Freedom!!!  What will I  do with my days? Cough, choke, sputter! I don't think that'll be too difficult to ...

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October 10, 2021
Silence is golden from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 

I was lying in bed this morning listening. To what? NOTHING. Other than the pond gurgling in the backyard, there was NOTHING. No birds, no traffic, no insects - absolutely NOTHING. It's incredible when you consider that we live in a huge city, and other than noise generated by my own backyard, there wasn't a thing to be heard. 

That was a completely different story from the night before. Police sirens were blaring for a considerable length of time - no idea where they were going. Fireworks -- since when did Thanksgiving become a fireworks holiday? And what boggles my mind ...

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August 30, 2021
Birthday Cake and lots of it! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 

So when I created a folder for the pictures today, it hit me. Where did August go?? Tomorrow is the last day of this month, and it literally flew by. How the heck did that happen? 

I must confess that I was a bit of a slug yesterday. I had a big nap - too much celebrating or just getting old? A bit of both, but those late nights just don't sit well with me, and if I don't sleep well on top of that? Oh boy! 

And I don't know what the heck is happening to me ...

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August 18, 2021
Answered Prayers from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

When the kids were here Memorial weekend, it began to rain. Our girl is in Oklahoma and I don't think they've dried out in 3 years. They are sick of the rain. She even said she thought she was beginning to mold and she was looking forward to soaking in some of our NM sun and drying out. Alas,  she got wet in the desert. We've been praying for rain and we were so grateful for answered prayers. DH

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August 12, 2021
In Bed with Elvis from Romany Quilting

Where did this happen, you are probably wondering?  My neurosurgeon had requested an MRI of my spine to check on his handywork.  So I presented myself bright and early for my appointment to Pacific Radiology in Palmerston North.  What music would you like, I was asked?  After thinking about it I decided on Elvis, after all, I fell in love with his wonderful voice when my girlfriend’s brothers used to buy his records way back then in  years gone by.

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So there I was, laying on my back, headphones on, cocooned inside the MRI machine for an hour, listening ...

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August 7, 2021
In the neighborhood! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

 It's amazing how energized you are in the morning when you have a good night's sleep. If only we could bottle that. The previous night, I had a terrible time getting to sleep - last night, no issue. Now, why is that? 

Well, it doesn't matter - you take the good with the bad and move on! 

I like where we live. I like our neighborhood and our house, and even though the weather can be wild, I don't have to go to sleep with these thoughts on my mind. 


BC fires at night


This is a photo ...

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July 4, 2021
A Little Slow Stitching from Romany Quilting

It’s been quite a slow week all round as far as slow stitching goes.  All I’ve got to show for it is working on my Bonnie Sullivan pre-printed Christmas designs.  I’ve been stitching lots of little red holly berries along the panel.  When all the stitching is complete I have to decide whether to assemble each one as little cushions to hang off a wreath, or maybe make a small wall-hanging.

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Stitching red berries

I’ve also been doing some sock knitting, and have two pair on the go.  A thick blue pair for me, and a ...

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July 1, 2021
It’s so hot… from Where Art & Life Meet

Dedicated to all of you who are in areas of the world where the heat is the only topic anyone’s talking about. From the south there’s this one: “It’s hotter’n a blister bug in a pepper patch.” And this one: It’s so dang hot, I just saw a hound dog chasing a rabbit and they […]

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June 21, 2021
Taking a Break from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

I am falling woefully behind on blog posts. Life is happening faster than I can write about it. Not that anything earth shattering has happend, but I want to document our days and I guess I'm too busy living life to spend much time on the computer. I probably need to work on balancing things a little better, but I figure I'm not going look back on my life one day and wish I had spent more time

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Winter Time from Romany Quilting

It’s winter here now in my part of paradise.  The temperatures have dropped, the rain has been falling, and its been rather cold and miserable here lately.  Much worse though in other areas of New Zealand, there has been flooding, and even a tornado causing all sorts of damage!

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A rather wet and cold day

Its time for a seasonal change with my wall hangings.  Down came my Autumn stitchery, replaced by my Welcome Winter hanging.  The sewing room (spare bedroom) had a change too.  My Spools wall-hanging was replaced by Winter Quilt Festival.  As I’m sure I ...

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June 19, 2021
Noah, build me an ark! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

WOW --- if you lived near me, we had a wicked storm last night. It rained on and off with lightning and thunder, and then at 1 AM, the heavens opened, and it was crazy windy with buckets of rain. The lightning was crazy. Murphy was not too happy, but she was OK, as she cuddled on the floor beside the bed. Miss Lexi - well, if she was scared, it wasn't enough to brave the stairs to be with her peeps! I can't imagine being in a tornado as the trees were being whipped around, and it was very ...

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June 15, 2021
Divide and Conquer from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I need to use The Task Master more often. I got a lot done yesterday. YES - in the back of my head, I know what needs to be done, but that doesn't always mean that I focus on that. I'm easily distracted! 

Knowing that I have a list that I can check off and keeping it open on the ironing board makes me focus on what I should be doing, not what I want to do!

So there are 13 items on the list this week - that might be a bit ambitious, but some of them are not ...

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May 26, 2021
Sunday Morning Rain Run from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

God is good all the time, whether it rains or not, but on Saturday He blessed us with rain. I can hear ya'll now: "Here we go again, another post about the weather!" LOL.I'm sorry, but as ranchers, our life pretty much really does revolve around the weather.After a Sunday morning breakfast omelet, DH and I headed out on a rain run. The rain gauge here at the house just had 0.2" in it, but around

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May 13, 2021
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

The days are moving too fast for this old gal and I feel like I'm falling behind. I keep taking pictures and I intend to post about the things that fill up our days and then days pile up and things begin to run together. So today you get a quick peek into some of the things that keep me away from the computer.

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