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Hi to everyone,

Just wanted to post an update. I was working on the BF's daughters quilt and finally got it finished and sent off to his daughter. She loves the quilt. At least she said she did. I got the text message anyway. Ok kids today just aren't into talking on the phone. So my stupid question is what does "mmk" mean in a test message???? I realize I am behind the times on all this but I am just curious.

Added by Kathy/WA on May 5, 2010 at 6:06pm — 6 Comments

Pardon me for ranting

I just may stay on vacation. I found out that I am suppose to work, not my usual shift of early morning, run on auto pilot and not think about how awful this job is, but three night shifts for the person that they were going to borrow to fill in. Lets do the math: I won't work on Wednesday which would be my monday so I would have to use a vacation day just to keep my hours for the week. that leaves three days vacation time IF I use the one day of vacation, and I don't want to because I want…


Added by Kathy/WA on May 3, 2010 at 8:49pm — 5 Comments

bye bye vacation

It wasn't even 8 hours into my first day of vacation and I get the call. Some one didn't show up for work. Turns out the person they had to borrow went to work at their store because of a family emergency there and never bothered to call our store. I just got the call from my manager that my replacement can't make it this week. I should have gone to Bora Bora, they would have had a hard time getting me back even after my vacation!!!!

For those of you lost in translation: See below…


Added by Kathy/WA on May 2, 2010 at 2:11pm — 7 Comments

vacation time!!

Ok so my day didn't start out so great. Got up and made it to work on auto pilot just as I always do. Checked in collected stock for my little box on the corner fuel station. Arrived at box and unlocked door admiring the fact that I am no longer going to work in the dark. Enter said box and forgot to turn the alarm off. Now there is an eye opener for you. WHY, and I repeat Why would security put the alarm siren on the inside of the building especially in a 15 by 20 foot room. Do you have any…


Added by Kathy/WA on May 1, 2010 at 11:19pm — 6 Comments

break time

Ok I've been sewing fan pieces together for the last couple of hours and it is time for a break. I'm working on a replacement quilt for my bed. I hope this quilt last longer than the one on the bed. Wait a minute. the one on the bed has been there for 20 some years. Ok it's only the last couple of years and the three yorkies that have kind of torn it up with their scratching for a softer spot to lay on. I've cut pieces to repair the damaged quilt but I can't work on it while I'm still using…


Added by Kathy/WA on April 29, 2010 at 7:35pm — 3 Comments

Just a little overboard

It was just a little overboard... Ok Joann Fabrics was having a sale and a 50% off coupon- how could I refuse the offer. It was payday after all and I did pay all my bills before I even went to work this morning. I did forget to gas up the car to get to work for the next week but I remembered before I left work so I figure I'll have to work next week too. I couldn't remember what was on sale but I look around and found the cozy flannel on sale for $2.00 a yard. The temptation was too much. I…


Added by Kathy/WA on April 15, 2010 at 10:46pm — 9 Comments

my first customer????

Humm, what do you do when your friend calls and says she has a quilt that she sold and wants to have it quilted quickly? A friend of mine has been making quilts and quilting them by hand. she just sold a quilt to one of her friends at work but it isn't quilted. she wanted to know if I would do it on my longarm or if she could use the machine herself for a few hours a day during the week. This could get interesting. She has never done machine quilting which alot of us know is a whole new world.… Continue

Added by Kathy/WA on April 13, 2010 at 5:49pm — 16 Comments

I may have gone around the bend...

I've decided that sence Pearl gets to stay and drive me nuts, first of all I am getting her fixed. (I couldn't begin to explain to my Vet's office why Pearl's father also became Pearls mate and fathered more puppies) So having settled that, I have also decided to repair my double wedding ring quilt, the one the little monsters have been clawing at. Surprizingly, I found the same material at Joann's this afternoon that I used some 20 years ago. While repairing said offending quilt I will add… Continue

Added by Kathy/WA on April 8, 2010 at 6:38pm — 2 Comments

fool me once shame on you

Trying to fool me twice, I wish I could call the police. Many of you know that I have the yorkie puppy Pearl. She is now 4 months old and very much the trouble maker. Last week she was chasing our retriever Zeus and I think she bit him in the family jewels. He went after like I've never scene. Both of them are fine but I have had enough. I put an ad in the newspaper to sell her. I got a TTY call giving me an email address for someone wanting to buy her. Ok I send the email and I got a long… Continue

Added by Kathy/WA on April 7, 2010 at 6:05pm — 8 Comments

Finally time for me

afternoon to all.

All the projects promised to everyone else are done for the moment. It's my turn for a quilt. I've used up all the quilt tops that I had stashed away on practicing with the longarm quilter. The double wedding ring quilt that I've had on the bed for more years than I wanna think about is in serious need of repair and time to be set aside. Now the only problem I have is what to make for me. I've got a design that I've been working on but I want to finish that one for a…


Added by Kathy/WA on April 5, 2010 at 4:38pm — No Comments

what did I do to deserve this

Hummmm..... I get home from work and there are roses on the table. What did I do??? What did he do????

Flowers just because.... Such a novelity for me. Then he offers to go to the fabric store... I do believe that he is coming down with something, he must be. Granted he wanted a couple of things from the store but he didn't say a word when I did an about turn and scoped out the flannel on sale. When I found him again he was looking at a tote rack on wheels. Yes I could use that. (He's…


Added by Kathy/WA on April 3, 2010 at 7:53pm — 12 Comments


Good afternoon to all.

I was just going through my emails and found that Sharon Schamber has gotten her new website up and running. If I knew how to put it on here for you to link to I would. You do have to register to use the site but she has alot of information on the site plus her classes if you want to take them. (I will be in the near future)

She also has a general chat section, I know that gets us all into trouble!!! You can post pictures of your quilts and ask questions…


Added by Kathy/WA on March 31, 2010 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Can one really work well under pressure

So today is my only day off work this week. The boss is on vacation this week (hooooraaay). Hump that puts me in charge...... (Personally I would give everyone the week off. :) )

That being said, I got up this morning, determined to recharge the cell phone as it is also my alarm clock... danged if that Pearl didn't chew up the phone charger... I did explain that her father did the same thing and shocked the heck out of himself. That apparently didn't stop her, she chewed the lamp cord…


Added by Kathy/WA on March 29, 2010 at 4:17pm — 4 Comments

what an ordeal

what fun we had this afternoon. I've been warning the BF that we needed to get the dogs in for booster shots. Today was the day. We have a Vet that gives discount shots on Wednesdays only. I think the girls were confused when I left and came back with another, and then another and another. I sent the BF in with his "No your dog doesn't listen to me, you take him!" Golden Retriever. When I came back in to pay for the shots they all looked to see if I had any more. Thankfully we won't have to…


Added by Kathy/WA on March 24, 2010 at 3:57pm — 1 Comment

I am opening a debate here

I have a quilt block that I have been working on and now that half the center piece is finished, I'm not sure that I like the colors. I was curious about what everyone thinks.

I wanted to tie the green square in the center to the green that I was planning to put in the border. It's hard to tell in the picture but the green does go well with the green in the wings of the…


Added by Kathy/WA on March 23, 2010 at 2:48pm — 11 Comments

A mystery on my hands

Ok time for the thinking caps again.

I am working on a quilt block of my own design and I wanted to fill the space between them with three strips of fabric that will form and L shape. Or if you prefer a square that is a half square triangle that is a mirror image of the other half. I have graphed this on paper, allowed for seam allowance for each strip. I made a freezer paper template from my graphed design but when I go to cut out my three strips of material sewed together, they…


Added by Kathy/WA on March 22, 2010 at 6:08pm — 1 Comment

good afternoon to all

Hello everyone, Yep the sun is out in the northwest and it is nice to have. Not much has been going on in my little corner of the woods. Dad's service was on the 17th and luckily the weather held out and it never rained. It was short sweet and to the point. Mom didn't want a long service for him and we were doing ok until they played taps, (it wasn't a military service, but they were there to present my mom with a flag for dads service in the military) more than a few tears were shead then.…


Added by Kathy/WA on March 19, 2010 at 3:05pm — 6 Comments

Morning to all

All projects have come to a screaming hault. Many of you know that my dad has had medical problems. Sadly yesterday morning he passed away in his sleep. He had many health issues. Dad was one of those strong silent very old fashioned men, too independent to want anyone's help (that would be a sign of weakness). I'm sure many of you know someone like that. For years he had been telling mom and us that he would be gone in a few months. He did suffer a great deal with his disabilities and it may… Continue

Added by Kathy/WA on March 12, 2010 at 8:49am — 30 Comments

Post script

Perhaps I should have stayed home today. I was only gone for a couple of hours to go pick up my dad and take him home, and what to my wondering eyes should appear but a couple more boxes on the door step. I support my local post office, fedex and ups guys!!!! :) With me around they will always have a job!

I not only got my CT order but a movie and a book (yes it was a quilting book) from Amazon.com, I also received my Downy quilting for kids kit today. I'm not sure but I think I have…


Added by Kathy/WA on March 9, 2010 at 2:48pm — 3 Comments

Thanks to CT

Just wanted to say thanks to the crew for my new order of material. The plain box is nice. No I haven't opened it yet. I was hidding the box, so you know who wouldn't see that I ordered more material. I guess I should open it, maybe then I'd remember why I ordered it! So It's been a busy weekend for me, what else can I say. Dad went to the rehab center for the weekend so my mom could take a break from waiting on him 24/7. Today he comes home and they start all over again.

Just in case…


Added by Kathy/WA on March 9, 2010 at 11:05am — 3 Comments

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