Monthly Archives: July 2013

Yard Fairy Returns

I did pretty well on my bike ride last night; we did a shorter route, only 20 miles. I decided to eat a peanut butter sandwich before my ride and it did help me have more energy than the other … Continue reading

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Love Leftovers

The one great thing about cooking all weekend is that I don’t have to cook much during the week. Searching through the refrigerator trying to find what should I eat first and best of all is the dessert! Not to … Continue reading

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Finish Strong

We got off to another great start…coffee and more food! Today we had Spinach quiche for breakfast. The girls really liked it, I thought it was a little tart, they said that it was from the favor of the cottage … Continue reading

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Last Full Retreat Day

We got our day started at the gym as planned and we had a good workout. Afterwards, Brenda and I met Cathy and Cheryl at Panera Bread for breakfast before heading out for our foot massage. Cathy had been there … Continue reading

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Eat, Talk, Sew

It has been a pretty productive day, we have eaten a lot, talked a lot and some have sewn more than others. I’ve done some sewing and some cooking and it feels like I’ve done a lot of eating. We … Continue reading

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Let The Games Begin

We are off and sewing! I got off to a great start – I got early, went to the gym, came home and made my Chocolate Cream Pie. I love making the meringue the most, or it is the funniest … Continue reading

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Progress

I’m almost ready, at least mentally. I went to the gym this morning, got my workout in. Later I took my dog to the beauty shop, she needed some TLC and now has a cute haircut and smells nice! I … Continue reading

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Cutting and Cooking

I normally work on Tuesdays and Thursdays but this week I worked Monday and Tuesday and I’m off the rest of the week. We are gathering here for a sew-in over the weekend and I’m really looking forward to it! … Continue reading

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Machine to Needle Turn

On the last block (block 12) I did it in the most unconventional way. On all the blocks that my cousin did, she used freezer paper. There are several different ways to do applique, the process that was used on … Continue reading

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Saturday Flourishes

How has your Saturday been? I got off to a good start, I did my solo 26-mile bike ride and it went pretty well. I got to Sea Breeze park in LaPorte and so glad to be there, (that is … Continue reading

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Hanging in There!

It has been a busy past couple of days. Wednesday morning I went to the gym, home and then to get fabric at The Painted Pony for my flower centers for the border on Flourishes quilt. Two of my cousins, … Continue reading

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I’ve Seen the Light!

The LightPad that is! I have to say I don’t think I ever really thought I needed a light box, but when I started working on my Flourishes blocks, this sure made it a breeze trying to see the pattern … Continue reading

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Bodacious Baskets Done

Today I decided to go back and put the border on my baskets and get it put away in my completion closet – pending to quilt. I was stuck and could not work on my “Flourishes” by Piece O’Cake, I … Continue reading

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Great Diversion

I’ve had this idea for a while and have just not been able to get it going and then being able to get David and I on the same page – like timing! Today, my idea came to fruition! I’m … Continue reading

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What was I Thinking?

Yesterday was pretty productive even though you couldn’t see it. It takes a lot of time to make those silly little circles! I must have counted how many I needed at least 3 times, but somehow I miscounted – I … Continue reading

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Thursday eve

I was sitting outside talking to David when I saw my neighbor, Andy and 2 others ride by on their bikes. Oh boy, I decided to go down and talk to them and invite myself to ride along with them. … Continue reading

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Not too Focused Today

I really seem to be distracted today, I piddle here and I piddle there. I hate being in between projects because I don’t have a plan! I’ve been toying with my direction, whether I want to work on a UFO … Continue reading

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Friendship Bee block for Julie

I didn’t get that much accomplished today. I attended a group bee meeting and then had to buy groceries and pick up our dog from the kennel and I think I piddled on the computer most of the afternoon. Julie’s … Continue reading

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Ricky’s Resort

We had a great weekend in Hugo, great hospitality and a place that is always a wonderful getaway. He has a very nice piece of property and keeps it maintained for us all to enjoy. He and Cindy moved in … Continue reading

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Mount Olivet Cemetery in Hugo, Oklahoma

We have been busy today, David did his 10 miles, while his brother, Ricky and I walked 4.5 miles. It was a great morning here, low humidity and I think it was in the mid 60’s here – I almost … Continue reading

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Trip to Paris, Texas

Hi, how is everything in your neck of the woods? Friday was a pretty good day, I got to go to the quilting store in Paris called Sew Much More. I needed some thread for my Dancing Umbrellas, plus I … Continue reading

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Born on the 4th of July!

I love the 4th of July, I always have! I got a text from my second son, Kyle last night stating that Kara was having some contractions but he wasn’t sure that it was really “go time” and he would … Continue reading

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Only Thirty!

I’ve been working on my Dancing Umbrellas little by little and trying to get those stitched out, but it seems like it is taking me longer than I thought it would. Or maybe those little zigzags just zap the time! … Continue reading

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Missing in Applique

Well it has been a couple of days since I’ve written, I thought I had better say hello again. I’ve been watching grandchildren and recovering from that. Yesterday, after Wyatt left I think I only watched movies and old movies, … Continue reading

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