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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


Pardon me for not saying Good Morning, but I find nothing good about getting up at 3 am. The other half is working over time for a while, or until the truck drivers at his company stop wrecking trailers, therefore we get up at this hour.

I've been reading the posts that everyone has put up, some with humor, some with: yep I've done that and as for the rotary cutter, yep I've done that too although not as seriously.

Thoughs of you who have read about my yorkie puppies, I've been told… Continue

Added by Kathy/WA on January 27, 2010 at 4:00am — 3 Comments


Reward: Missin puppy. Last scene rounding the corner of the bed at a snails pace. Age : 3 weeks 4 days and several hours old. Color black and brown.

Oooppps never mind, found the little rascal hiding under the bed. Amazing that at her age she manages to get as far as she does considering the size of that tummy that she has.

Just an update for all of you as to the status of my last yorkie puppy. Jumbo as I call her is doing fine and she is getting curious about what is outside the… Continue

Added by Kathy/WA on December 23, 2009 at 9:04pm — 2 Comments

Not ready for Christmas

Happy holidays to all.

No I'm not ready for christmas. I did finish the over sized kingsize quilt. I have the baby quilt started on the longarm and it will get done for christmas. I need someone to go shopping for me!!!! LOL

For those of you following the puppy trail, I have lost another one. I have one female yorkie left. I have posted her picture on my page. She was the biggest one of the four. At three weeks old she seems to enjoy eating and sleeping. There have been a few times… Continue

Added by Kathy/WA on December 17, 2009 at 9:52pm — 4 Comments

being relocated AGAIN

Hello to all, I guess I'm not the only one moving sewing rooms. I wasn't the one doing the moving, my other half did it. This all began back in June. I was moved from one of our bedrooms to the garage where my longarm machine is located, his logic, I was all in one place.

Winter is here, I can't deal with being in a cold garage, no matter how appealing it is to the eye. So this past weekend while I was at work, my sewing room was moved again. I now occupy a bedroom and one half. The… Continue

Added by Kathy/WA on December 9, 2009 at 9:46pm — 11 Comments

Holding steady at a count of two

I want to thank everyone for their condolences on the two puppies we lost. It is very hard to try so hard to help them and know in the back of my mind that it is a loosing battle. On to the "you are really going to laugh at this one".

I have the two pups left. A neighbor gave me small doggie bed. Sence mom didn't like the box. I moved them to the bed. This worked great, she could see who was coming and going and seems to work for her. As usual I have kept the dogs in the bedroom. We all… Continue

Added by Kathy/WA on December 2, 2009 at 6:38pm — 11 Comments

Another puppy update

Another puppy update, I have two girls remaining. last night my little boy puppy with the pink feet died. I don't know why this happened to two of them. The only thing that I have been able to decide is that mom curls up so tightly around this babies that they can't get in to get their milk. Last night I put her on the bed with the two remaining girls and got the littlest one to feed. This was more of a chore than you would think. She is very protective of the babies and wants to lay on them.… Continue

Added by Kathy/WA on December 1, 2009 at 5:54pm — 6 Comments

puppy update

I'd like to thank everyone for their notes on the arrival of the yorkie puppies. Sadly we have lost one of the little girls. I don't know what happened to her. I know that the mother dog as with many other animals can sence when there is something wrong with the baby and will not feed the baby. This one was a little different, mom was attentive to the end. We do still have the three other puppies and they appear to be very healthy.

And because life goes on, I have been in search of some… Continue

Added by Kathy/WA on November 29, 2009 at 9:04pm — 8 Comments

They're here!

Hello everyone. A happy note to share with everyone. We have finally had a litter of puppies. I came home from work to find one under the coffee table and another in the bedroom. Having gotten mom and the puppies into one location she had two more. We have 4 adorable yorkies, 3 girls 1 boy. all are doing fine. I could have sworn we were going to have a football team here sence mom was getting soooooo big. I have posted pictures of the hand full on my page.

Added by Kathy/WA on November 28, 2009 at 8:59pm — 9 Comments

"Houston, We have a problem"

Ok it's my favorate saying when I have a problem. I just put the border on a quilt that I am making for my other half. He wanted to give it to his boss as it is one that they liked. I put the top on my king size bed and I do like the way it looks. The problem: I measured the darn thing and it is 10feet across and the length is 10 feet. I only have 10 foot poles for my longarm machine. I could probably get the quilt into the rack but I doubt that I would be able to get the machine out to the… Continue

Added by Kathy/WA on September 22, 2009 at 8:41pm — 5 Comments

my space

good morning everyone, as requested I have put up a couple pics of my new sewing room on my page. I even put my pic in the box so you all can see what I look like instead of the yorkie. LOL

Not much going on today just hanging around the house working on my quilt as my vacation week winds down. Its been raining the last couple of days which we need so I am going to do some cutting and sewing and listen to the rain. Ok I'll probably end up taking a nap, the rain falling is very relaxing to… Continue

Added by Kathy/WA on August 13, 2009 at 12:29pm — 2 Comments

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