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  • Finishing Knitted Items

    6/30/2016 11:39:19 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    This is my result from Craftsy's online class on Finishing Tips for Knitted Items. Here's the right side.... Read more

  • Finishing Stuff Now

    6/29/2016 11:32:47 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I've gotten on a roll for working and finishing stuff. My original design that I've been working on since March (the class on Draping & Drafting... Read more

  • Take my boobs...

    6/29/2016 1:24:14 PM, by JUDDLL

    Ok my boobs are so sad... I went from a 44DD to a 40F no idea what happened there but they looked like oranges in the bottom of tube socks. Now m... Read more

  • Doing stuff on my own...

    6/27/2016 1:49:57 PM, by JUDDLL

    Yesterday I went out to pirate caves in Westport. I wo... Read more

  • Music on the Mountain

    6/26/2016 12:55:15 PM, by MAESTRACH

    Got to go to a concert last night at Mt. St. Helens' Johnston Ridge Observatory. DH and I went on a nice half mile hike before. I'll add photos w... Read more

  • First Ensemble

    6/25/2016 11:18:57 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Did you catch that I didn't show you the ensemble? I wore it yesterday and I DID take a picture. However, when I went to upload it, it hadn't t... Read more

  • First Ensemble & Cutting Out my Design

    6/24/2016 7:15:44 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today is the day! I took a class (March-May) on Draping and Drafting ... leading to Designing Clothes. The finale was to design a garment to fi... Read more

  • Feeling hopefull...

    6/24/2016 6:59:57 PM, by JUDDLL

    So I have been buying clothes in all sizes down to a size 18. I hadn't purchased anything under this size because I have a mental block that mak... Read more


    6/22/2016 10:13:16 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I went to one of my craft buddy's homes today and she pulled out a big bag of clothes. Since she has lost weight, clothes seem too loose on her.... Read more

  • Finding exercise wherever I go...

    6/21/2016 3:43:03 PM, by JUDDLL

    Yesterday I had to drive a friend to pick up a car she bought and it was quite a ways away. Spent about 8 hours in the car. At one point we had... Read more

  • people wrote back

    6/21/2016 1:08:31 PM, by BOISTFORTLADY

    Wow, I was so surprised that people wrote back to me. And with good ideas to help. I have a cuckoo clock that sings on the hour and the half. ... Read more

  • My Marathon Boy

    6/21/2016 1:55:28 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Here is a picture of my son Eric, my daughter Wendy, and me in the middle. Eric came from Maryland to run in the Seattle Rock & Roll Marathon...... Read more

  • Brand new to this blog stuff

    6/19/2016 1:03:03 PM, by BOISTFORTLADY

    The only way to get familiar with this is to use it. So here goes. I'm really motivated today because I beat my usual walk time by several mi... Read more

  • Respark

    6/17/2016 3:21:18 PM, by MAESTRACH

    Back at it starting today. Goal 15 minutes or more of walking each night. Hoping to do a weekly 3k by August... Read more


    6/16/2016 9:23:00 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I'm doing my best to include my husband's family in his Hospice. More than a month ago, he expressed an interest in going to see his sisters. T... Read more

  • 5K training in full tilt...

    6/15/2016 6:00:05 PM, by JUDDLL

    I did the hospital hill stairs which you can see in the pic, but you can't see all of them. There are close to 100 of them plus a slopped stret... Read more

  • Another Friend at the Right Time!

    6/14/2016 12:09:19 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Have you ever noticed how people seem to come into your life when you need them or need what they will teach you? I do. It's happened so often ... Read more

  • Tatting at Fort Nisqually

    6/12/2016 10:42:00 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I was so blessed to have a Hospice volunteer stay with my husband yesterday while I went to Fort Nisqually. This has been planned for months, wi... Read more

  • Craft Online Classes

    6/12/2016 12:09:57 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I recommend "Craftsy". They have video courses on how to fix knitting mistakes. I'm actually taking one on Finishing now and have learned some ... Read more

  • Doing stairs by choice...

    6/10/2016 12:08:37 PM, by JUDDLL

    Yesterday I had my six month checkup in Seattle at Sw... Read more

  • Change of Plans for the Weekend

    6/9/2016 10:16:16 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I'm ready for the "Fort Nisqually in 1855 Tatting exhibit" on Saturday. At least I hope I'm ready. I've collected a great variety of tatt... Read more

  • Monday Creativity Now

    6/6/2016 8:36:23 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Just an update on hospice: Our appointment for the assessment is tomorrow at 2 pm. I appreciate all the well-wishes, prayers, and messages. It... Read more

  • Theo Moorman

    6/6/2016 12:23:06 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    (If you aren't interested in weaving, you can skip this one.) Last September we were given a Challenge at the Weavers Guild. We were to pic... Read more

  • Ft. Nisqually

    6/4/2016 9:03:09 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Next week my 10-year-old student Caroline and I are going to demonstrate Tatting at Ft. Nisqually. It's a 1855 "reproduction" of the Hudson Bay ... Read more

  • Started training...

    6/4/2016 3:35:56 PM, by JUDDLL

    So started training for my insane inflatables 5k today... Read more

  • The Doctor Agrees

    6/3/2016 8:12:04 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I don't know quite how to say this. For the past 3 weeks, I've been learning as much as possible about hospice shy of actually asking someone to... Read more

  • Insane Inflatable Fun Run...

    6/2/2016 1:42:12 PM, by JUDDLL

    Someone posted on Facebook awhile back about the Insane Inflatable Fun Runs. The one in my state was about seven hours away and at the beginning ... Read more

  • New car pic...

    5/31/2016 5:58:52 PM, by JUDDLL

    I posted about getting a new car for my 150# loss. So ... Read more

  • This Week Coming Up

    5/29/2016 7:21:02 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    This week is going to be tough...but we're so glad it's coming. Both my husband and I have been in "limbo". A friend told me "limbo" wasn't a f... Read more


    5/28/2016 11:56:06 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Hi Folks, Many of you have been on Spark a long time, and I know several of you are leaders of SparkTeams. I want your input on what we sho... Read more

  • Wonder of wonder's...

    5/28/2016 4:24:44 AM, by JUDDLL

    I went to my sister's house yesterday and she wanted to take me out to the back yard to show me her new garden. It was windy and cold and I hadn'... Read more

  • Back Online!

    5/26/2016 8:17:29 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    What a horrible few days! My friend said Mercury was "in retrograde" (whatever that means) and that would affect all things mechanical. Well, I... Read more

  • Thing they are a changin'...

    5/25/2016 1:03:12 PM, by JUDDLL

    I'm not at my goal yet but down 155lbs. I just realized that my brain is starting to catch up with what my body looks like. I look at myself in t... Read more

  • 156lbs down and was in need of a reward...

    5/22/2016 1:01:37 PM, by JUDDLL

    I was thinking about a tattoo or a new pair of tennis shoes then something happened... I went out to my car to head to poker and turned the key a... Read more

  • Aftermath

    5/19/2016 11:02:17 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Well, after that GREAT feed at the Pickled Fish Restaurant and allowing myself to eat what I wanted when I wanted, I expected 1-3 pound gain. It... Read more

  • Back from the Ocean

    5/17/2016 11:31:57 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    My neighbor and I had a wonderful night/day at the ocean. This was Long Beach, and I had won this as a prize several months ago when I attended ... Read more

  • I love this site...

    5/15/2016 3:02:50 PM, by JUDDLL

    I read every comment that I get here. I appreciate the love and support that I am shown by so many members of this community. I have struggled ... Read more

  • Drqping & Drafting

    5/15/2016 1:44:51 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    We are fortunate to have Arbutus Folk Art School in our Community. I've taught several classes there; for the past 8 weeks I've been a student... Read more

  • I Think my Scale Needs New Batteries!!!

    5/14/2016 4:47:00 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    My scale has been stuck at the same weight for three weeks...almost to the point. I have been working hard on the weight loss. Trac... Read more

  • Flying Kites at the Beach...Just what I need.

    5/13/2016 11:38:18 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I'm looking forward to Monday. I WON a night for two in a hotel at the ocean an $25 to spend on dinner. I've invited my neighbor across the str... Read more

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