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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…


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…


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.…


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…


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…


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

Can we skip 2016?

Seriously, All the singers, Prince, Glen Fry, one of my favorites, and all the others we lost this year so far.  The other half here at home posted on face book that Ozzy Osborn should post a video so that we knew he was still alive.

On a more personal note, things haven't been much better here.  Mom had bronchitis and was in the hospital when she couldn't breath very well last month.  It may sound harsh to some but I did tell my family that I needed help with her.  No one goes over…


Added by Kathy/WA on May 11, 2016 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

My wip or what I did on my vacation

so Saturday being my last vacation day I dug in and really worked on the quilt.  I got the center piece finished.  I haven't pressed it yet but this is it.  So we'll see what I can get done on my next vacation in June.

Yes I am on vacation this week, or at least I was.  I tried not to tell anyone about this 'cause it usually doesn't end up being much of…


Added by Kathy/WA on March 18, 2016 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

Birthday party for Aiden

Geeze I can't believe that this little guy is three years old today.  Time sure is flying by.  Green seems to be Aidens favorite color at the moment so I had the girls in the bakery at work make a cake for him.  I wanted to find him a green truck but turns out any green car will do.  And you can Lucas and his dad there, that little one is already 5 months old. Finally got a picture of that little guy smiling. …


Added by Kathy/WA on March 1, 2016 at 7:51pm — 4 Comments

yup this is how it goes

Added by Kathy/WA on February 12, 2016 at 6:29pm — 4 Comments

this says it all

Added by Kathy/WA on January 21, 2016 at 8:37pm — 7 Comments

What to do when you can't do anything?

Ok so I do get up and go to work every morning, not because I want to but the bills say I have to.  After work I come home and sit, not because I want to but because that is all that I am up to these days.  Sense September of last year I have been having problems with my foot.  I…


Added by Kathy/WA on January 19, 2016 at 3:55pm — 14 Comments

Happy New Year

Oh and Merry Christmas.  I would have posted that one sooner but I had to work that day.  Not complaining here, I was paid very well to be there and the family fun doesn't begin until I get off work any way.

So hoping that 2016 is better for us all.

Added by Kathy/WA on January 1, 2016 at 10:14am — 4 Comments

"A star is born"

Ouch! Did I really say that?  WIP this week I have managed to get sick and I mean  fever headache sore throat, you name it I've got it.  So after a day in bed and missing a day of work I couldn't stand not moving around so.....

It looks like I came up a little…


Added by Kathy/WA on December 10, 2015 at 3:14pm — 8 Comments


I thought some of you could use some eye candy and this is what I've gotten finished so far on my broken star quilt.

Added by Kathy/WA on December 4, 2015 at 9:19pm — 13 Comments

No more Pins!

I started working on a broken star pattern and besides the fact that I forgot that measure twice and cut once rule, I started pinning and sewing then ripping cause the points didn't line up.  Yes I know that the seams go in opposite directions and I stabbed the seams after…


Added by Kathy/WA on November 30, 2015 at 8:44pm — 8 Comments

I could use this

I really could use this in my car but then I'd also have to find a driver as well.  Hey could get the daughter to drive me and we'd both be happy. I wouldn't complain about her driving and she wouldn't have to tell me to shut up every time she slams on the brakes, runs a red light ect…


Added by Kathy/WA on November 25, 2015 at 6:51pm — 7 Comments

It was a long weekend for us all

None more than for DD.  DD finally had her second baby yesterday afternoon at 4:30.  She arrived at the hospital at 8am Sunday.  I don't think I could have survived labor for 32 hours.  But baby Lucas is here weighing in at 7.13 lbs 19 inches and hopefully will be going home tomorrow morning.

Seeing this little guy and holding him was just as special as when Aiden was…


Added by Kathy/WA on October 6, 2015 at 4:00pm — 10 Comments

Just a little survey please

I recently called up my local sew and vac store to ask about pricing for service on a couple of my machines. I already knew they wouldn't touch my Brother machine because I didn't buy it from them. How often has that happened? What they would work on was my Phaff machine which I did buy from them years ago but because I didn't have it serviced in years ( I had it in storage), I was told it would be $200 to bring the machine in. Does this sound a little expensive? So I was wondering how often… Continue

Added by Kathy/WA on September 12, 2015 at 6:09pm — 10 Comments

I think someone spiked my coffee

Really seriously someone must have put something in my coffee.  Two days off and two projects finished.  The quilting is finally finished on this one.  I will have to wait on the binding until I visit my daughters house.  Her new house has a huge dinning area that I can lay this out on and cut off the excess materials.  As you can see Ivy hasn't had any of my coffee and this is where she spends most of her time.  This one doesn't like the loud noises and has the sizures. Now to get her off…


Added by Kathy/WA on September 5, 2015 at 3:33pm — 5 Comments

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