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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

Cone of silence is broken

Every one must be busy. I realize for many that this is the end of their weekend but it's just the beginning of mine. :)) I would be sewing and quilting but I've been on my feet all day, so I will save most of that work for tomorrow.

Ahh so you want to know what I've got going as far as projects? I have been working on a new quilt block that I came up with and I do believe that I have gotten a material combination that I like. Tomorrow I will be cutting and piecing as fast as my…


Added by Kathy/WA on March 7, 2010 at 4:09pm — 5 Comments

Ouch! I did it again!

Yes that is what I told the store manager this morning after hurting my shoulder. It's not nearly as bad as when I hurt it last July but I do hate this chronic shoulder pain. Sense we have a new store manager I had to explain my history of the shoulder, what I can do, what I can't do. Am I going to the doctor's? Yes I did laugh at him as told him he was out of his mind! This was followed by the perverbial "Am I fired yet?" He laughed at me and said no. Because this was a related work injury…


Added by Kathy/WA on March 4, 2010 at 4:58pm — 4 Comments

good morning to all

Good morning to all. I have just posted a few photos of the quilt I am working on for BF's Daughter on my page. I finally figured out the feathers!!! They aren't perfect and some of them look a little funny but compared to the other end of the quilt it is much better. Well, only two weeks to go before her birthday, I'll be checking in during break times from the LA to see what is new and interesting.

Added by Kathy/WA on March 1, 2010 at 9:23am — 2 Comments

Ok I feel better now...

Good afternoon to all. I had an extremely bad day at work. Working in retail (Grocery store) I see a couple hundred people a day. When they come at you one after another and stand there waiting for you to figure out what they want-it does get on your nerves. I am not a mind reader!!! I had a customer today who was having a bad day and decided to take it out on me, unfortunately she also called our customer service to complain about me. They called me and for once they and the store manager…


Added by Kathy/WA on February 27, 2010 at 5:40pm — 13 Comments

another quilt bites the dust, sort of

I have finally finished the quilt top for my BF daughter Sara. Her birthday is next month and I have just about a month to quilt it. I should be on schedule if I can get a little bit done each day. I have posted the picture on my page. She wanted a green and purple quilt and that's what I ended up with. This is the one that started out being a Pam Bono design that I made some changes to and then the bf put in his opinion and this is what I came up with. I am putting flannel on the back as…


Added by Kathy/WA on February 16, 2010 at 5:43pm — 3 Comments

Good afternoon to all

It may be monday for the rest of the world but this is my weekend. I got my running around done early today. I took the parents out to do their running around. I even got my dad out of the house for a while. It was kind of nice to get him out sence he broke his hip back in October last year. He is wheel chair bound and doesn't do much these days. I hope he enjoyed the ride, he also doesn't talk much any more.

I stopped at the fabric store for some material to go with a new project I…


Added by Kathy/WA on February 15, 2010 at 12:24pm — 2 Comments

I know I'm not the only one...

Ouch, ok it's the nicest thing I can come up with at the moment. I've been working on a quilt top and I thought I was in the home stretch, but it is not to be. Turns out that the blocks I've been making, which are good are coming up short. Now I have to go back and make several more to complete the pattern, or just finish the pattern out on three sides of the quilt. Do you think anyone would notice that the fourth side didn't get done???

Well as soon as I go back to school and learn…


Added by Kathy/WA on February 9, 2010 at 6:37pm — 9 Comments

Hummmm.... There's something missing here today...

Humm, someone is missing from this page today. sounds like Karen took our advise and went shopping. I hope it was worth while just getting out of the house for her. Things were busy as usual at work for me. Being the first of the month, everyone got paid and went shopping and gassing up the cars. I wish someone would have told me that the superbowl didn't start until 4pm PST or I would have volunteered for the mid-shift at work. I can only stand so many "cwazzie" people in one day, yesterday…


Added by Kathy/WA on February 7, 2010 at 1:46pm — 2 Comments

The Black Pearl

I've had several people ask me how my last yorkie puppy is doing. We have named her the Pearl. I call her Black Pearl, not because of her color, because of her obnoxious behavior. Ok so she is a puppy but still my longarm room is off limits, batting is not a chew toy. The retriever's tail is the chew toy whether he likes it or not, which by the way he puts up with for a short time and then he jumps on the couch to sleep. She is fisty like her dad and lovable like her mom and she is only 8 weeks… Continue

Added by Kathy/WA on February 2, 2010 at 5:32pm — 5 Comments

WooHoo I got my CT order today

Good Afternoon to all. I just got home from work a couple hours ago and my order from CT was here today. I ordered the Jinny Beyer book The Quilter's Album of Patchwork Patterns. OMG I love this book! I'll never be at a loss for design ideas again. The book is huge with tons of info. I like the Photograghs of the actual block designs and then she has the graphic line designs as well. For thoughs considering this book, I think it was well worth the price. The only problem I have is with the font… Continue

Added by Kathy/WA on January 30, 2010 at 5:03pm — 5 Comments

In search of..

Hi to all. I've been talking to my niece in Utah over the past few days sence it was her birthday this month. She just had a little girl back in October and I've found a baby quilt pattern for her that I will be making. My niece also has a two year old boy. I asked her what it is that he likes, such as the cars, trucks, animals ect, to get an idea of what kind of quilt to make for him. Apparently he likes garbage trucks. I'm not really surprized by this, since mom lived with me off and on for… Continue

Added by Kathy/WA on January 29, 2010 at 8:47pm — 4 Comments

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