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My hobby is a sitting thing, and my job is sedentary too. I just had to take action, put in the effort, and get results that I could be proud of. I want to be healthy and strong with an enthusiasm for life that will take me anywhere I decide to go. I am happy, engaged in life and satisfied with the journey. Are we sharing this path together? Come along and let's encourage each other.
My hobby is a sitting thing, and my job is sedentary too. I just had to take action, put in the effort, and get results that I could be proud of. I want to be healthy and strong with an enthusiasm for life that will take me anywhere I decide to go. I am happy, engaged in life and satisfied with the journey. Are we sharing this path together? Come along and let's encourage each other.




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Member Since: 6/18/2009

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My Goals:
To become more healthy so I can enjoy life more. I'm swimming laps almost every day and getting stronger. Oh I just love summer I also walk and workout on the Wii and with weights. I'm sure there's benefit to all this over time : - )

My Program:
I'm working out on the treadmill when the weather is cold and I swim when it's warm outside. I'm eating healthy and watching everything I eat pretty closely. I'm also planning on staying healthy spiritually, emotionally and physically for the long haul.

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I live in the southeastern part of Washington state.
I'm married and have 2 grown children and 2 grandchildren that I don't see enough of because they live so far that it's not easy to get together. I''m working on making a special quilt for each member of my family. It might be a life long goal. It's been going slow because I've been hand quilting almost everything, but I'm learning to machine quilt and one by one I'll get there!

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I love to collect things. I currently have a collection of blue & white china plates of all sizes and shapes, a teddy bear collection, a thimble collection, a collection of Dicken's Village houses, a separate collection of quilt shops, and a small collection of antique sewing machines (treadle or otherwise). And of course the quilt collection. DH says it's too much, please say it isn't so LoL.

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BJPENNY70
11/2/2013 3:24:37 PM

How are you doing, Karla? I have been pretty busy. I had been practicing for two 5k. We finally finish both of them. We have another one in December. I hope you are feeling much better. How is quilting going? What is your latest project? I haven't forgotten you. I still pray for you and your family. I hope to hear good news from you. emoticon



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NOLAZYBUTT110
11/2/2013 1:16:43 PM

Thanks for responding to my Niagara Falls blog and thansk for the complements on it! Having a nice day today. Hope you are too! I am Glad the storms are over (for now) . Hope you had a calm Halloweenie day too! susana emoticon emoticon emoticon



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TATTER3
10/16/2013 1:20:06 PM

I just found your question on my red lily picture. Yes, you can use it for dye. Pluck the flower as it's aging and at its juiciest when crushed. put as many flowers as you can gather into fine woven cheesecloth or loose linen and tie it up with a rubber band. Boil it in a large pot...remember the less water and more flowers the darker the dye. Use it to dye 100% cotton material ...it needs to be set with either a commercial product or vinegar mix. I also use walnut hulls and shells, pokeberries, (or any vegetation that colors my fingers when I mash it). These are not stable dyes and I don't use them for anything other than artsy items that will not be used/handled on a daily basis. I have not tried them on yarn...but think that they might do better absorbing into wool than woven materials. Experiment. I still have a quilt that I made for a fiber project back in the 70's. Instructor loved it...very earthy, Have fun...Keep Sparkin'!!!



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COOPQUILTLADY
10/6/2013 5:47:20 PM

Thanks for checking in! I was gone for 11 days on a bus tour with my Mom and sister.That is really the way to go! No planning the trip, no worrying about maps, etc. We had a great time! We went to Georgia and the Carolinas. Saw LOTS of neat stuff! I haven't been on here too much. Lots of gardening to do before the trip, and lots of catching up since I got home. Now I am getting ready for the"quilting retreat"next weekend that I have at my house every year. 4 days of sewing /eating! emoticon but mostly sewing! How are you doing? I see you have been on here a little more. Are you finally feeling better? Hope so! Are you back to work? I forget what you do. We had a bunch of tornadoes a couple nights ago. 20-some farmsteads were flattened or damaged, in every direction from us. We were very lucky! Hope you are having a relaxing Sunday! Take care!
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BJPENNY70
9/23/2013 11:12:00 PM

Thank you so much for your prayers. The 5k for Habitat for Humanity is on October 19 and we are also doing the Sparkpeople 5k again on October 24th. emoticon emoticon

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