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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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