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Flower Girls Dresses
Friday, February 23, 2018      11 comments

This last month I made four matching flower girl dresses for my granddaughters who will be in a wedding mid March. I was asked to post a picture. This is a picture of two of the dresses. The bow is the back of the dress. ... Read more
Jan/Feb Quilt Projects Pictures as promised
Sunday, February 11, 2018      24 comments

I have been busy making quilts in January and February. I made three memory quilts and a quilt for my granddaughter. Baby Clothes Memory Quilt Me... Read more
Knees & Cabin
Friday, June 30, 2017      5 comments

I saw my orthropaedic doctor this morning. In the last 6 1/2 months I have fallen on my left knee three times. I had an monovisc injection 3 months ago. It did not help. My doctor ordered a MRI which I will get next week. He said from that ... Read more
Three More Tidbits
Thursday, June 29, 2017      3 comments

1. I am excited for the 5% challenge to begin. Even though I have yet to meet my 5%, I have been close a few times. These challenges really motivate me and help keep me accountable. 2. When I first started I tried to get 120 minutes a d... Read more
Three Tidbits
Wednesday, June 28, 2017      5 comments

I am on the Cloverleaf Team for the Summer 5% Challenge. This practice week we are to share three things about ourselves each day - either on on our SparkPage or on a Blog. 1) I love Winnie the Pooh -- I have a 6 foot tall Winnie the Pooh... Read more
June
Tuesday, June 27, 2017      5 comments

This June has been hard. The first week and half I was helping taking care of my dad 24/7 with a couple days off. I was with him on his last night. It was a long night. The next day, I held his hand as he took his last breath and went to see... Read more
Finally an Update
Friday, June 02, 2017      9 comments

This has been a tough spring. My dad's prostate cancer spread to his bones and he was having transfusions twice a week. At the beginning of May he decided he was done with the transfusions and went on in-home hospice. The doctors said it would b... Read more
Quilts & Kilts
Monday, April 03, 2017      15 comments

This last month I have been working on quilts for the Saruni International Girls Rescue Mission in Africa. I had been give a box of nine-patch quilt blocks a few years ago and with some material from my stash I was able to make three quilts. M... Read more
2016 in Review and 2017 = a New Me
Thursday, January 05, 2017      9 comments

2016 was a rough year for me. My MIL moved in with us. She had Alzheimers/dementia and I was her caregiver. She passed away on Dec 1. My new kiltmaking business took off. We had a nightmare of home improvements which ended with us going to ... Read more
The Nail that broke the Camel's Back
Friday, November 18, 2016      5 comments

We have been in the process of getting our house painted and some siding/trim replaced. It has been very frustrating!! A 1-2 week process is now ... Read more
Better Day
Tuesday, November 15, 2016      8 comments

I was not as tired today. I realized last night that the Cortisol Manager I occasionally take at night to help me sleep, was making me drowsy during the day. I haven't taken it for awhile because of that very reason, but this last week, I had ... Read more
Tired =Adrenal Fatigue
Monday, November 14, 2016      7 comments

It was quiet today - no daycare kids, which was good as I was very tired. I know a lot of it is stress and the waiting. That is one difficult thing with adrenal fatigue - I don't have a lot of reserve. My doctor said the goal is to move ea... Read more
Day of Rest
Sunday, November 13, 2016      9 comments

This was a much needed rest day! We went to church and taught Sunday School this morning. But this afternoon, I decided I just needed to take a break and rest. I didn't do any exercise. I took a short nap and then did some sewing and finishe... Read more
Back to Blogging
Saturday, November 12, 2016      11 comments

Wow, it has been almost a year since I last blogged. And what a year!! I started out strong in January with the Spark People Winter 5% Challenge and a Metabolic Effect Feed the Lean Challenge. I lost around 7 pounds and I was starting to heal... Read more
Gearing up for the Winter 5% Challenge
Wednesday, December 30, 2015      6 comments

Now that Christmas is over I can begin to concentrate on the 5% Challenge. #1 - Exercise Plan: My exercise plan is minimum of 30 minutes walking a day. I am aiming for at least 5000 steps a day. I will be doing strength training on Tuesda... Read more

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