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Updating my Information to You

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Hello,
I have been married to my Bear for 19 years, and we are growing old together, attempting to do so with at least a little grace.

I am retired from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body from a career that just got uglier and uglier.

I am the middle kid of 7, and honestly, for the most part do not like my siblings other than 2 sisters.

Like Ginny, I have jumped from hobby to hobby until I went to Florida to visit my sister, who is a quilter. I went there to teach her how to weave, and came back and knew I had to get a new sewing machine so I could quilt.

I now have more fabric than the local quilt shops, more patterns and kits than I will ever use up, and a long arm that I can't figure out the tension problem I am having.

Our granddaughter, Ally, fought leukemia and is now in remission. From that experience, I learned that while guilds and organizations make quilts for little kids and big people, no one want to make quilts for the kids ages 8-18 who are fighting cancer. That has become my Mission from God, and I make quilts called Ally Cat Quilts by Krackers. I welcome any one who knows of a kid fighting this horrible disease to contact me with the information so I can get a quilt to them.

My other passions are hiking, photography, gourmet low cal healthy cooking, reading, animals, music, art of any form, and especially the Mommy and Me trips my daughter Cindy (also known as Bossy Daughter) go on once a year. This year is Las Vegas, where we will each bring a roll of quarters.

My back gave me trouble all of April, so I didn't get in my Sparkie workouts like I was. Gained three pounds, so now need to become a street walker again, big time. Jiggle jiggle, joggle joggle.

Is that enough to let you know that I am slightly nuts??

  
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ANUT4DISNEY 4/19/2010 2:56PM

    I loved you blog.

Shirley

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RELGRAM 4/18/2010 7:41PM

  Hey, Dear Friend! Loved your update. Some day I might send in one from me. So far all I have done was stop the gaining. I still am religious about going to Curves at least 3x weekly. Larry and I walk most mornings together, but it's gotten to be almost a stroll because of all the beauty around us this spring. We go to a Baptist church when the doors open, so enjoy that family of like minded friends. Next week we are having another "quiltathon" there and will finish three quilts that were nearly done last time, and start and hopefully finish three more. (The tops, that is.) Then they go to a lady who has a long arm quilting machine for that step, then after binding them, to the graduates of the homeless shelter's program in Greenville for their first home after the program. That's a joy like yours, so I can relate. Spring here has been fantastic because of the snowy, cold winter. Everything blossoming more profusely than before. Hope you are getting better with your back. Love, Jane

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TINYC887 4/18/2010 1:42PM

    I am so glad your granddaughter is in remission. I've been foghting leukemia since 1996, but I'd rather have it then a kid, they have so much to look forward to. That is awesome that you make quilts for kids, way to go

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LOVESCAMPING 4/18/2010 12:58PM

    It's nice to get an update. It's nice to know more about you.

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KAROUSELL46 4/18/2010 12:58PM

    Ah you're not nuts at all. I gained 4 lbs and talk about your jiggle, jiggle, joggle, joggle, flappy, flappy. You are a great friend and I thank SP for putting us together. You did forget one thing though--YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR! You are one person I know I can joke with on here. Thank goodness....Karen emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NOTFATCAT 4/18/2010 12:55PM

    Nuts? NO.
A caring and loving person that is willing to give of herself to others.


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I Am a Tea Party Rally Sparkie Today

Thursday, April 15, 2010

On Thursday, April 15, FourC is hosting a Tax Day Rally - rain or shine……

We would like it to be a positive and energetic event for all so request that signage be appropriate and without derogatory or inflammatory messages. We have a list of signage suggestions below the flyer. We may be visited by “party crashers” and ask that if you see anyone who is suspect, has a sign that is inappropriate or is attempting to make a disturbance that you find one of us with a FourC T-Shirt. We will graciously ask them to leave.

FourC T-Shirts will be for sale and we will be taking orders. T-Shirts are $15 for all sizes. Look for Shelle at the sign in table.

We look forward to having you join the festivities.



Tax Day Rally

Concerned Citizens of Clallam County (FourC)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Four Corners of

Sequim Ave & Washington St .

Bring your signs, balloons, flags

and more importantly

Your Enthusiasm and Patriotism

Hungry during the Rally? Sequim Sandwich Shop 104 E. Washington has offered a $.50 discount off their sandwiches



Signage ideas

-MORE TAXES=FEWER JOBS

-No Taxation without Representation!

-Politicians Lied and the Economy Died!

-You Can't borrow to Prosperity

-You Can't Spend Your Way Out of Debt

-Remember Us: WE THE PEOPLE

-Stimulate Business, Not Government

-Stop Bankrupting America

-Taxed Enough Already

-Give me Liberty not Debt

-It's time we clean the "House"

-New Congress 2010=REAL CHANGE

-Don't Mortgage my Child's Future

-Don't Mortgage my Grandchildren's Future

-Eliminate Congressional EAR MARKS

-ATTN: WASHINGTON -you have run out of money

-HONK for Free Market Economy

-I voted for Change not Taxation

-Small Business= America 's Prosperity

-JOBS are the Solution

-LAND of the FREE

-Read Bills BEFORE passing!

-Limited Government under God

-National Debt 12+ TRILLION and climbing!

-Support America 's Constitution

-When Taxes Rise the Economy Dies






  
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MARTYLYNN1 4/15/2010 9:18PM

    Love your signage ideas! Wish I lived closer. I would have loved to have joined you.

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NOTFATCAT 4/15/2010 5:38PM

    Wish I had been there with you. I should have and have been in the past. March on for positive change.

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GETFIT2LIVE 4/15/2010 12:21PM

    How appropriate on Tax Day!

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HORSEMAD27 4/15/2010 10:40AM

    I LOVE IT! I wish I could be attending a rally today! Good luck and may God Bless America!

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Yep! I did it!!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010



I actually made a quilt AND finished it, knowing it was just for ME! I am not sending it out and I am not gifting it away. What's more, I am making a table topper to go with it, and I am going to keep THAT one, too!!!

WOO HOO!

They are my birthday prezzies to myself.

I love sunflowers. I mean, who doesn't??

Remember when I mentioned I was taking a Two for One class? Well, this is the first one to get finished. All I have left to do on the second one is the borders, sandwiching it, quilting it, and then taking photos so I can show off!

WAIT till you see it!

I am scuttling back to the quilt room so I can get it ready for showing.

Happy Birthday to Me, Happy Birthday TO me!!
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LOVESCAMPING 4/18/2010 1:01PM

    Beautiful quilt, as all of your quilts are.

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TOWHEE 4/13/2010 11:04PM

    Your quilt is awesome! I can't wait to see the table runner.

Happy Birthday!

Margaret


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BEVPRESLEY 4/13/2010 8:39PM

    Nice. Congrats on the "me" gift, sometimes we just deserve them.

HBTY
HBTY
HBDBW<
BR>HBTY.

(I'm not allowed to sing at home.)

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MARTYLYNN1 4/13/2010 8:25PM

    How pretty! I like you birthday present!

Happy birthday to you!

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CHRISGETTINGFIT 4/13/2010 7:58PM

    Looks like a fun, beautiful quilt! Happy birthday!! emoticon

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14JESUSGIRL 4/13/2010 7:39PM

    Beautiful! Yep, I LOVE sunflowers too! I have some fabric very much like this.
Happy birthday to you!
Love,
Lee
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RONDARC 4/13/2010 7:22PM

    So beautiful!! and Happy Birthday to you! emoticon

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GCHUNG 4/13/2010 7:16PM

    I love it, I really like the border!!!!

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REWARDCONSENT 4/13/2010 6:03PM

    Yes that's a beautiful quilt and I bet you deserved it.

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KAROUSELL46 4/13/2010 5:46PM

    That is truly a beautiful quilt! You're work is awesome...just like you....Karen

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DARCEYOH 4/13/2010 5:23PM

    yay. Very nice!

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GERAPTIKO 4/13/2010 5:01PM

    That is beautiful! emoticon

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GETFIT2LIVE 4/13/2010 5:00PM

    emoticon indeed--I LOVE the colors and the sunflowers!!

Happy birthday!!

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A Must Read and Watch!!

Friday, April 09, 2010

This is a tough pill to swallow. The fella asking the question is right. Most of us don’t know the Articles expressed within the Constitution. I am as guilty as the next guy. This fella put a Republican Congressman to the test with a question that I couldn’t answer and neither could he! I’m personally humiliated. If I had known the answer I would have been enraged. I believe we had better get our act together if we’re gonna take back this country and make it great again. Freedom is too precious a gift for us to squander. I will now divert my attention from all the normal reading subjects and commit myself to memorize the Constitution of the United States in the next 6 months! I swear to God!

http://www.breitbart.tv/gop-lawmaker-rip
ped-by-tea-party-activist

  
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MARTYLYNN1 4/9/2010 6:27PM

    Great blog! Yes we need to wake up before it is too late.

Great blog!!!

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CASHE00 4/9/2010 5:40PM

    I agree with you 100%. Good blog. Wish I could get the video to load up on my work computer. I'll have to try it again when I get home.

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LKWQUILTER 4/9/2010 3:06PM

    I think all officials should know the constitution frontwards and backwards plus have read and understand completely all these bills they are passing. They are suppose to be smart and very intelligent people yet don't know more than most of us "commoners."

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ELSEEBEE 4/9/2010 3:00PM

    Thank you for sharing that! I'm sending the link out to all my friends. You are so right! No matter what your political affiliation, we need to be vigilant that we elect people who understand what we are electing for!

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A Must Read and Watch!!

Friday, April 09, 2010

This is a tough pill to swallow. The fella asking the question is right. Most of us don’t know the Articles expressed within the Constitution. I am as guilty as the next guy. This fella put a Republican Congressman to the test with a question that I couldn’t answer and neither could he! I’m personally humiliated. If I had known the answer I would have been enraged. I believe we had better get our act together if we’re gonna take back this country and make it great again. Freedom is too precious a gift for us to squander. I will now divert my attention from all the normal reading subjects and commit myself to memorize the Constitution of the United States in the next 6 months! I swear to God!

http://www.breitbart.tv/gop-lawmaker-rip
ped-by-tea-party-activist

  
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NOTFATCAT 4/9/2010 7:39PM

    A magnificant goal. I wish you well.
I am sick about the direction of this country right now and pray we can come back off the edge before it is too late.


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