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Finally something to show

The picture below is a pair of blocks I've been working on.  the dark blue with the white center is only one of three different blocks that will be in the quilt.  It may take me a while to finally get all the blocks put together but then I do have until christmas to get it finished.  LOL  Seems to me I said that about another quilt that I am working on for my grandson.  still not finished with that one either.  The 2nd picture is the first row of blocks to  be put together.…

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Added by Kathy/WA on April 7, 2019 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

just a little ranting

I bought a new Brother sewing machine almost 2 years ago.  I've been working on the applique project posted earlier.  Suddenly the darn machine doesn't want to work right.  I tried cleaning lint out, changed bobbin, re-threaded I don't know how many times to no avail.  I called the store that I bought it from and they said I could bring the machine in and that they would look at it.  I asked how much sense it was over a year old.  $179.00  Hummmmm I'll fix it myself thank you very much.   …

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Added by Kathy/WA on March 12, 2019 at 9:09pm — 4 Comments

Boy am I gonna get in trouble now

Design clipart from the internet.  Redesigned in my EQ7 program and cut out on my cricut cutter.  Ironed on to my current quilt block.  Now all I have to do is stitch them down and finish my quilt.  This just opened up a ton of Ideas.   HONEY I need more fabric!!!!…

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Added by Kathy/WA on February 19, 2019 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

Back to the drawing board

I've been on vacation this week and while trying to work on the house I also found time to try and work on my quilt.  The picture below is the never gonna make it again quilt on the new floor in our living room.  Everything was going great until I walked around and discovered that the backing on the far end of the quilt was not long enough.  I probably could have stretched the backing more but I wasn't in the mood.  I had already taped the backing to the floor and laid everything out and…

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Added by Kathy/WA on February 1, 2019 at 8:20pm — 5 Comments

How did I get myself into this mess?

So previously I posted a picture of my version of the broken star quilt that I will never make again. See photo below.  Today I spent most of the day learning how to use the Cricut Maker that I bought last year.  I posted a photo before of the designs that I wanted to put onto this quilt.  Well I finally got them cut out and ready to transfer to the quilt.  I've put in a request to use my daughters floor sense she has a big house and open floor space to lay out the quilt and trace the…

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Added by Kathy/WA on January 17, 2019 at 10:12pm — 6 Comments

Happy New Years everyone

It's been kind of quiet around our house this evening.  I hope it stays that way. I do have to get up and go to work in the morning.  Yes I am the greedy one.  How can I resist making nearly triple the wages I normally get for holiday pay.  I can't!  I told everyone how my sweet other half set up my sewing machines for me last week.  Well I have yet to sew anything worth while.  I did get to test out my new quilting machine and it seems to work just fine although it's going to take a while…

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Added by Kathy/WA on December 31, 2018 at 7:57pm — 3 Comments

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone  is having a very merry Christmas.  Normally I would have been on here early this morning before going to work but for some reason I just never got here.  Yes I do work on holidays.  I get paid too much not to work!  It has been an interesting few months around here.  We are still trying to get our house fixed up and ready to sell.  This has been an extremely slow process for us so we have decided to hold out till spring and sell the house.  Most of the major work has been…

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Added by Kathy/WA on December 25, 2018 at 8:12pm — 3 Comments

sitting here in limbo

It's me, it just has to be me.  It never fails that when I want to make something I can't.  Still trying to get the house finished up and sold.  I have a few ideas that I really want to work on but no where to work at.  Our house is basically empty so that we can paint and fix the things we discovered were not up to code.  Maybe I should stop thinking about all the things that I want to do while I'm painting or cleaning.  I finally sold my Tin Lizzie long arm machine, and bought the Handi…

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Added by Kathy/WA on October 3, 2018 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

Just when I thought I had a grip on life....

Seems like my life is always throwing me curves.  I finally got my broken arrow quilt top finished with the extra borders. Sorry I don't have a picture of it as it is now packed and going into storage.  Almost a year ago My other half injured his back at work.  He would work, couldn't work for a few months and L and I of course paid wouldn't pay for his time off.  He's been off work now sense April and we are going through the getting paid not getting paid by L and I.  So this has forced us…

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Added by Kathy/WA on July 30, 2018 at 8:53am — 4 Comments

I am starting to think I lost my mind

Ok so there are a few things going on with my quilt.  I bought my longarm because of my bad shoulder.  Well after finishing the quilt (posting a better picture below) I realized it would look better quilted by hand. Problem #2 I discovered my quilt frame that my mom and dad made for me years ago was left outside.  Sanding and refinishing them.  While working on the frames I discovered that my mom had stamped her initials and the year she made the frame for me.  That hit me kind of hard.  So…

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Added by Kathy/WA on April 21, 2018 at 6:48pm — 5 Comments

The quilt I will never make again ever!

Some of you may know this quilt as a broken star. I am renaming it the quilt I will never ever, ever, ever make again ever. Almost got the borders finished. 2 more strips of white to sew to the top and bottom then another round of the brown border and call it done. Ok so that makes the top and it still has to be quilted. Any volunteers??????…

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Added by Kathy/WA on March 30, 2018 at 8:19pm — 5 Comments

I'm back! Ok sort of.

Hello to all.  I haven't been here in months, June to be exact.  Just been busy working and playing with my grandkids.  Those of you who have read my posts may remember that my mom passed away last year and I was busy getting her house fixed and sold.  Sense then I really haven't been motivated to do anything.  

A couple months ago I got the idea to make a quilt for Aiden the older of the two grand sons.  I knew what I wanted to make and decided to check out the local sew and vac for…

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Added by Kathy/WA on November 19, 2017 at 9:32pm — 3 Comments

Yes I have been AWOL for quite a while

So I guess my last post was Thanksgiving.

No I haven't been busy just working and playing with the grand kids.  Last week I was on vacation. An actual vacation where I didn't really have anything to do. Soooo, DD and I loaded the boys up into the car and off we went.  Mt. St. Helens blew up on my birthday eons ago and I had never been there.  We finally made the trip.…

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Added by Kathy/WA on June 28, 2017 at 10:24pm — 4 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all

Just dropped in to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  I believe I shocked everyone at work by telling them that I wasn't going to work today.  It is my normal day off and I didn't feel the need to go in today just because....  Although, I think I should have.  I was looking forward to a peaceful holiday and now I have a whole bunch of people coming over.  Cookies are made.  Pies were finished last night and in a little bit Tom Turkey will be prepped and put in the oven.  Enjoy the family…

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Added by Kathy/WA on November 24, 2016 at 6:06am — 3 Comments

There are rules but ignore most of them!

Added by Kathy/WA on October 20, 2016 at 9:40pm — 3 Comments

140 days later....

Moms house is done, well it was done back in August, finally, and up for sale.  It was actually sold twice but the deals didn't go threw.  Such is life.  It is once again sold even though we still have a few things to do according to the inspection report we just got but they will be manageable, I hope.  So now that I have a little breathing room I started taking a long look at my house.  I guess I ended up with a few more things of moms than I realized.  I've had this box sitting on the…

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Added by Kathy/WA on October 9, 2016 at 10:05pm — 4 Comments

One day I will learn when to say when!?

In our last episode I reported that I had gotten sunflower seeds from grandson.  I now have a play date (Thursday) with Aiden and Lucas.  DD called yesterday and put Aiden on the phone.  I had just gotten off work and wanted to go home and put the feet up for a bit.  Dear little guy wanted grandma to come over and play.  I made a date with him for Thursday.

I now have time for this sense my  moms house is now finished and up for sale.  Personal cost for this endeavor, endless stress…

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Added by Kathy/WA on August 23, 2016 at 9:28pm — 4 Comments

Special present for grandma

Meet up with DD and the grand kids this morning after work

Aiden had a special gift for me, with a little help from mom.  I saw this and his explanation was so cute.

"Dig a hole plant the seeds and water, water, water."  The instructions on the back of the package were plain as day.  I understood them perfectly! 

Made me smile, hope your day is just as beautiful.…

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Added by Kathy/WA on August 12, 2016 at 7:42pm — 8 Comments

PTSD syndrom

Yes I said it and I have it.  It's been three months sense I've touched my fabrics or even been to a fabric store of any kind.  Even before my moms passing, I was spending time with DD and the grand kids and running to help mom.  These days I work, go home, change clothes, go to moms house and try to get something fixed, painted, cleaned, something so that we can get ready to sell.  I think in the past two months there has only been a couple of days when I didn't go to moms house…

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Added by Kathy/WA on July 20, 2016 at 6:02pm — 11 Comments

I am done with this year. moving on to 2016.2

I know that doesn't make any sense but I have not had a good 2016.  I just checked and my last post was a month ago when I promised to work on my quilt during my next vacation. 

Well that was last month.  Mom was in the hospital back in April.  I could tell she just wasn't recovering or eating much.  Brother and Sister started pitching in a bit more, not much but a bit. 

So I had my birthday on May 18th.  Mom and I went to dinner as usual.  On the 19th I took her and her van to…

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Added by Kathy/WA on June 10, 2016 at 9:17pm — 13 Comments

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