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July 21, 2021
Back To Waiting from Quilting My Way

 This morning Patrick went golfing. I stayed home - go figure lol. First things first, I vacuumed and cleaned the litter box - oh what fun!

Then I decided to bead. I had till 2 to bead. Patrick got home and we were off to Olympia for another doctor's appointment. This is common because of the cancer. We will be doing this for awhile. I on the other hand am also having to see the doctor here and there, so it makes our OLD life busy. I waited for him and worked a little on the Wild Orchard. I took out ...

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July 19, 2021
Relax from Quilting My Way

 This morning I went down and brought the bread dough out of the refrigerator. Then I worked it. I had help from Patrick, he rolled it. 

While it was setting, I went out and picked more blueberries. The bigger ones are not ready yet, but give it about 4 days and I'll be picking those. There are a lot of them. I got a little bit from the bush. That one is almost done with blueberries. While I was going from one to the other of the bushes, I found a dead bird. 

At first I thought it was ...

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July 16, 2021
A Visit To The Vets from Quilting My Way

 First thing this morning was taking Sophie to the vets. She was put in the carrier before she realized what happened. We ended up being about 25 mins early. I miscalculated the timing. She went in the back of the carrier and climbed under her blanket. 

She didn't want to come out. I tried to give her treats but she wouldn't have any of that! The vet came in and gave her the shot. She also got her exam and no one likes to have a thermometer up the butt. She climbed back in the carrier and went ...

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July 15, 2021
Hands from Where Art & Life Meet

I’ve always worked with my hands. As a child it was embroidery with a hoop and sewing my own clothing. At around nine years old my mother taught me to knit, then there was a brief macrame obsession in the 70’s where I decorated my bedroom with intricately knotted macramé pot hangers into which I […]

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July 14, 2021
Day Of Two Projects from Quilting My Way

 Today was an interesting day. First Patrick went for his dental appointment and I decided to work on my beading. I was listening to my audiobook as well. 

Since it is so big, I had to put it on the counter to take a photo. I was able to do another 5 rows. I'm now at 508/580. I was having fun working on this. I'm getting excited to finishing this. I'm trying to get as much done as I can. I really am excited to finish this now. 

My mother and my doctor called today. I ...

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July 13, 2021
Medical Emergency Remedies from Where Art & Life Meet

This past week has been filled with medical emergencies of one kind or another. Not mine, but those I love. So far everyone is either stabilized or we hope they will be soon, for which I am grateful. So what better way to respond to the fear that comes with people we love going through […]

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More Appointments Again from Quilting My Way

 Funny, the older we get, the more doctor appointments we have! Patrick's CT scan was today. I needed to get my blood drawn today as well. I went with him to Olympia. 

First time in FOREVER that I had a bad blood draw! I felt it go in, and the gal stopped the blood, but then it went under the skin. Then I reacted to the band aid. I couldn't win today. I'm itchy with this. Oh, heck. Hopefully the next one won't look so bad!

While I waited on Patrick - he had to drink some ...

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July 12, 2021
Staying Home Today from Quilting My Way

 This morning I was up early. Was having some problems with my reflux all night. I ate too late last night and paid for it all night. I did get a nap before Patrick got home. 

I got laundry going. Then I played on my tablet. I wanted to get this game done. I could have had it done last night but I ended up not being able to play as much yesterday. I did play for awhile. Then I had to recharge it. 

I also got a few rows in on the beading. 

It's getting so big, it ...

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July 11, 2021
July 10th, A Day Behind from Quilting My Way

 Yesterday started out with blueberry picking. I was picking and listening to my audio book on the phone. It was chilly in the morning which made it easier to pick. I was able to get 2.5 lbs of blueberries. They went into the freezer. I still have at least that much more to pick that are not ready. 

I filled the bowl and was surprised at how much I got yesterday. There was a bumble bee around the flowers next to the berries, so I decided to quit. I could have gotten more if I kept going. I figured ...

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July 10, 2021
Another Meeting Day from Quilting My Way

This morning I headed to moms. It's Friday quilting day. I made us a Chai tea and then everyone started showing up. 

I worked on the half square triangles. 

Mom had pages and pages there for me to sew. I left her 9 pages as I did the rest. I was surprised at how much I was able to get done. Patrick surprised us all by stopping by and giving mom a strawberry pie. He went to the Mennonite bakery in Rochester. We used to stop there when we went to the casino, but we haven't been to ...

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July 8, 2021
Replacing “Have to” With “Get To” from Where Art & Life Meet

My husband and I read and contemplate a philosophical reading of some kind every morning. Every now and then there is one that is so helpful it stays with me, like this one from The Daily Stoic: “A long To-Do list seems intimidating and burdensome – all these things we have to do in the […]

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July 7, 2021
Blueberry Picking, Beading from Quilting My Way

 Patrick was out the door golfing. He's going on a regular basis. It helps at times, because I usually get a lot done while he's gone. Not sure why, since I really don't do much even when he is home. Guess I'm lazier when he's home. 

I got up and got back to my laundry. Then I decided I wanted to get some beading done today. I got about 3 rows done. Then I went to get my light box and copy the rose pattern onto fabric for BE work. I didn't realize it ...

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July 6, 2021
The Gradient Scale of a “Mess” from Where Art & Life Meet

Someone commented on my Youtube channel about messiness, saying that she was happy my work area isn’t pristine as that would be intimidating. And it made me think about the various stages of messiness. The gradient scale of messiness, because this is important.   1. Kind of “messy”, but it’s not a problem and anyway to […]

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Meeting Day - Embroidery from Quilting My Way

 Today is Monday and we had our meeting day. Brazilian embroidery was fun. There was only 3 of us, but we keep hoping more people will come. Sandy II will probably be there next week. 

I got to work on this piece again. 

At this point, I don't have a lot more to do on this piece. I'm hoping to finish it so I can put it in the fair in August. We need to show our work at the fair. 

Came home and was able to get 1 row in on my beading. Received a call that ...

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July 5, 2021
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!! from Quilting My Way

 Today is the day to celebrate. Today is the day to be thankful. 

That being said, we stayed home! We didn't go camping - not our thing. We didn't take a trip - too many people out and about. We tend to be BORING and if one hasn't been paying attention - my blog proves it. 

I started out with picking blueberries. I got a ton of berries compared to yesterday. I put them both together for my son. He loves them as much as I do. 

Big bag. Tomorrow I will probably get just as much. 

Then I decided ...

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July 4, 2021
Keeping Busy....Even When I Don't Plan To from Quilting My Way

Today Patrick went golfing. I do enjoy it when he goes golfing. I tend to get more done. 

Laundry was started. Then I picked blueberries. Sophie was meowing the whole time I was outside picking the berries. 

Then it was time to bead. 

I was able to get another 3 rows done. I'm getting closer to getting to row 500. It's coming along great! Then I remembered that High Street Beading Company had their sale on beads. I wanted to pick my next project. Patrick wanted to see what I had. He didn't want a lighthouse, so ...

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July 2, 2021
Blah, Blah, Blah from Quilting My Way

 Good title? Since I try to figure out titles, I tend to say, blah, blah, blah. So, what the heck. Here I go!

This morning Patrick went golfing and I started cleaning. I got the kitchen cleaned up. Mopped the floor and then vacuumed. It took a while but I wanted to get a lot of stuff put away and cleaned up. 

Then I spent the rest of the afternoon listening to an "Agatha Raisin" series book. It was good. 

I was able to get another 7 rows done on this. 488/580 rows done. I'm getting excited about ...

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June 30, 2021
Running Around - And Beading from Quilting My Way

 This morning I started out early. I went to the church and dropped off the quilt tops, bank, and then moms. I was back by 10:30 am. I was hoping to stop and get a hamburger, but it was way to early....ugh. I came home and had a salad that I bought at the store the other day. Opened the house up for fresh air! It's taken till now to get the fresh breeze coming in. I love it!!

Patrick was golfing. I went out to pick some blueberries and got about 4 oz. I went to ...

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June 29, 2021
The Weather & Stitching from Where Art & Life Meet

My mother hasn’t sent me anything in a few days other than requests for rain, which I’ve done my best to accommodate, but I only have so much reach when it comes to the weather. Speaking of which, it’s in the upper nineties here in New York City for the next couple of days and […]

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June 28, 2021
Another HOT Day! from Quilting My Way

 Patrick and I over slept. It was nice because we slept downstairs in the spare bedroom. When we got up and headed to Safeway, it was 92 degrees at 10:30 am. We figured it would reach 100 by noon. 

Got to Safeway and found all the cold food gone or covered up. We couldn't get to the cold stuff other than the milk. We picked up what we could. 

Came home and headed downstairs. 

I then went to work on cutting the backing and batting for the quilt tops. I had to wash the backings, and was glad ...

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