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  • The Vest Project

    5/17/2015 8:56:15 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Now I'm working on a new project primarily--a vest for my daughter. She uses a wheelchair so it has to be short enough not to be in the way. Sh... Read more

  • Scrap Day

    5/13/2015 8:45:13 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today for "Inspire Your Creativity" we brought in whatever we thought of as "scraps" to see what we could make from them. I forgot to bring tool... Read more

  • Good News

    5/13/2015 8:15:28 PM, by MASON_ED

    We went to the Pulmonologist yesterday. He said my color was much better, my breathing (even though with only one lung) sounded good. But both ... Read more

  • Fiona...the Sweetest Baby, Of Course

    5/11/2015 11:39:54 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I've got to share this picture of Fiona. We visited her, her parents, and the grandparents on the other side of the family yesterday. It was a ... Read more

  • It's Done!

    5/9/2015 6:49:20 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I finished the sun dress for my great granddaughter. I couldn't decide on the pocket--whether to use it, whether to make it the same as the dres... Read more

  • More Sewing

    5/8/2015 10:46:45 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Got a good start on the sundress for my great-granddaughter. The pattern is one that can be for several different sizes, so I left if and carefu... Read more

  • "Quiet" Sewing Day

    5/7/2015 11:55:57 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today was the day I set aside to sew. I got an early start...and then I started socializing. I had a dress to hem, a friend's sweater to fi... Read more

  • Core Strength

    5/4/2015 9:04:14 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Maybe some of you will try out the Core Routine my personal trainer gave us today. He spent 30 minutes of our hour on core work. 1. 30-se... Read more

  • A Busy Day

    5/3/2015 10:53:48 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    In the early morning, I dyed some of my and blue. When I took my fiber to the Senior Center last week for the people to make felt, ... Read more

  • Strength Training

    4/30/2015 5:08:31 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    The most difficult part of Maintenance for me is Strength Training. I expect I'm not alone. I'm working at doing a routine 3 times a week. Mos... Read more

  • A New Diet for Me

    4/28/2015 12:09:05 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I'm trying out a new diet, and it's all due to SparkPeople. I found out about a SparkTeam for short people called Petite Place--since I'm under ... Read more

  • Co-Leaders Now

    4/24/2015 8:22:00 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    The Olympia Team is about to become a fun place to be! BLONDBIKEGIRL and I had a good talk this morning. She is energetic, committed to healthy... Read more

  • Garden Show

    4/22/2015 9:22:36 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    This "Inspire Your Creativity" group is so much fun! When we made our list of things we wanted to do this year, Kaye told us she liked gardening... Read more

  • The I don't Want to Girl

    4/22/2015 9:19:35 AM, by HEALTHY4CAROLYN

    So I was super encouraged by a SparkFriend STEPH-KNEE that commented on my previous blog. I seriously, planned to drive through a drive-thru thi... Read more


    4/21/2015 12:26:22 PM, by HEALTHY4CAROLYN

    This is originally, NOT the picture I wanted to post but when I came across... Read more

  • The Great-Grandbabies

    4/19/2015 8:31:35 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today my daughter and I went to see her grandchildren (and my great-grandchildren). I drove over 150 miles to make it happen. It was great, tho... Read more

  • An Adventure at Costco

    4/18/2015 9:39:09 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Guess what? There is NO BELL at the Farmers Market in Olympia. If someone came to look for me, I apologize. The last time I met someone at the... Read more

  • Waiting for the Meetup

    4/17/2015 10:57:58 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I've been the Olympia WA Spark! Team Leader now for four months. I've set a Meetup time and place each month. Some members have tried to meet m... Read more

  • Log Cabin Weaving

    4/11/2015 10:03:06 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    One of my Team Members on Spin Me a Yarn asked how I liked the log cabin placemats I wove and sent them a picture. For Log Cabin Weaving, you al... Read more

  • Doing OK

    4/10/2015 8:22:12 PM, by MASON_ED

    My right lung has stopped breathing. Still the O2 is good...percentage of 90 or more. On Monday I was 104 pounds....getting fatter. Slowly, s... Read more

  • A Local Buddy?

    4/10/2015 10:06:50 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Some of you know that I'm the Team Leader for the Olympia WA Spark! Team. It seems such a GREAT opportunity for me that we can actually see each... Read more

  • Wonderful Day

    4/9/2015 10:51:25 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today has been So wonderful. Yesterday I went into Goodwill to buy a crock pot for crafts, and came out with that PLUS 6 new tops for Spring. T... Read more

  • My Earrings

    4/8/2015 11:24:27 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Jean asked about my earrings in my profile picture. No, I didn't make them--my husband did. I get compliments on them wherever I go. I have ap... Read more

  • Playing Hookey

    4/7/2015 11:36:01 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today I played hookey from the Needlework Group because my weaving teacher had time today to fix my Spinning Wheel. We actually had 3 different ... Read more

  • Word of the Year Book

    4/5/2015 8:34:36 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today's Project is a Theme Book. This is an idea brought up by one of our Inspire Your Creativity gals. She's done several with another group. ... Read more

  • Weaving Primer

    4/2/2015 8:35:00 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I'm sory. I'm so happy to be weaving that I haven't thought of all of you who don't know the language. (I've learned that each craft or hobby h... Read more

  • Activity

    4/1/2015 6:13:12 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Someone said, "You sure do so many things." Well, yes, I do. I've tried to relax and spend time doing nothing, but it always seems a waste ... Read more

  • Learning to Warp by Myself

    3/31/2015 9:44:50 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    My daughter is okay after having her little toe taken off. She says she isn't in much pain. I've been warping for two days. I've got two l... Read more

  • Pray for Heather

    3/29/2015 10:57:15 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    My daughter Heather will be going for her surgery tomorrow. She has an infection on her smallest toe which has spread to the bone. She uses a w... Read more

  • Meetup in April

    3/26/2015 8:10:44 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Just announcement for my local team. I'm hoping to meet some other Sparkers in our area. Everyone is invited to the Olympia S... Read more

  • Sunshine!

    3/26/2015 7:50:08 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today is gorgeous! And a day to stay home. I just HAD to get out and enjoy the sunshine. Got in a good walk and then an hour attacking the dan... Read more

  • Starting over after a Tough Cookie Season

    3/26/2015 2:33:25 PM, by GETTINGFITMOMMY

    I fell off the exercise and nutrition wagon for about a month and a half from the stress of Cookie Season. I only regained about 5 pounds, so I ... Read more

  • Spindle Spinning

    3/25/2015 8:59:07 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today was my day at the "Inspire Your Creativity" Group. I took with me black and white wool raw (but washed) wool. rolags, roving, carders, and... Read more

  • Walking Milestone

    3/22/2015 10:37:55 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I am pleased to announce that I walked further today than I have in any other one day. My friend lives about 3 miles from me (I'll have to track... Read more

  • Keeping on Track while Traveling

    3/22/2015 9:38:35 PM, by JEANHUGS

    We have been over in Spokane visiting our daughter in the hospital and then helping her set up at home. This has been challenging since there ar... Read more

  • Weaving, Weaving

    3/21/2015 10:44:01 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    The last week has been extremely busy. The 3rd week of the month is always that way. It's the time of the month when all my various activities ... Read more

  • Update on Ed

    3/18/2015 7:05:31 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    We had good news yesterday. Ed listened to the messages on his phone and found out he was supposed to be at the doctor's office in 30 minutes. ... Read more

  • Reading Pays

    3/18/2015 12:44:01 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    At the first on the year, I noticed that our local library was running a Reading Promotion. Read 5 books and fill out a short paragraph about ea... Read more

  • After the Weavers Class

    3/15/2015 10:28:31 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Home from the last session of the Beginning Weavers Class. I've learned so much, and my own loom is now warped through the heddles. I will cont... Read more

  • My Day with Lana

    3/14/2015 1:37:11 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Lana was my Spinning Teacher, and now she has become a great friend. We love to ride to our meetings together because we always have so much fun... Read more

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