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Creative overload continued

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The good news is one project is finished! Julian’s dinosaur shirt is complete. I hope he likes it. I really enjoyed sewing clothing(especially for my favorite little guy.)

I had some things to learn, I don’t ever remember making a collar. Thank goodness for YouTube. I had a little issue with the buttonholes, but persevered, and learned that I needed more pressure( on my presser foot.)

I had an excellent supervisor:

My Tuesday sewing group is working on a fun new project. It combines crayons, ink, embroidery and of course fabric.

This is my piece with the ink and crayon. I hope to work on the embroidery on my trip.

My Tuesday group made this quilt, and I quilted it. It’s a secret project, I’m so happy with how it turned out.

Sewfee went to the beauty parlor today.

She a cutie, isn’t she!

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July 24, 2018 at 10:12 pm

Where to start…

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So much has happened in the past three years. We can't go back, but how to go forward. I miss documentation of our lives. Most important is the growth of my precious daughter's family: I love my Dara,Mike,Julian and Sloane❤️

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August 13, 2017 at 10:31 pm


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A few years ago, you wrote a daily entry for a month about things you which you were thankful. That might be a good way for me to resurrect our blog.  In addition, I read an article that reported that writing about things that made you happy increased your happiness. (Who would have guessed?)

So today I’m thankful that my daughter started a blog that allowed me to write happy things.

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November 20, 2016 at 9:11 pm

Happy New Year!

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I’ve heard that doing things you enjoy on New Year’s day set the tone for the year.  So instead of making resolutions today, I took time to do things I love.

I sang Happy Birthday to Neil with my favorite skypers – Dara, Mike, and Julian!


While on skype, Neil and I were able to wish Dara and Mike a Happy Anniversary!

I planned a new garden that will feature the fountain that Neil gave me for Christmas.


I bought some flowers that will be planted in the fountain garden. (We also bought mulch and edging.)


I did a little sewing.  I’m finishing a Christmas table runner.  Talk about early…Christmas isn’t for 11 months!

Wow, this is going to be a great year!


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January 1, 2016 at 9:06 pm

Congratulations Cathy, MA

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I am so proud of my sister Cathy!  She persevered through two years of studying for her master’s degree.  She completed this while working full-time.  Great accomplishment Kitty! Mom and Dad had a surprise graduation party for her, complete with balloons…DSCN3264 Bright, cheerful, colorful flowers….DSCN3263A cake (with red flowers and letters)…
DSCN3262 And friends…(Mom, Ruth, Bernice, Cathy, Barb, Bev and Patti Gibson.)DSCN3273Ruth and Bernice have been friends with Cathy for as long as I can remember!DSCN3269 Patti, (always referred to as Patti Gibson) has Cathy’s buddy since Junior High.   Josh and Joel were really happy for their Mom’s accomplishment.  Andrew was also happy, but he was too busy eating shrimp for me to catch him in a picture. Christine and Bill snuck out before I took their picture.  You were a sweetheart to call to congratulate Kitty.DSCN3268 Ron (Bernice’s husband), Dad, and Mike (Ruth’s husband) celebrated and solved all the world’s problems.
So, my dear Sister, I’m so very, very proud of you!

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March 22, 2014 at 9:33 pm

I have finally figured out why I’m not a decent dancer

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I was born at the wrong time. If I had learned to dance using (playing?) the Just Dance video game. I’m sure I would be a FABULOUS dancer.  I would also be a better dresser…if you appreciate Lady Gaga’s attire. I bet I would be able to bowl a 299.   (There must be a bowling Wii game.)  Even if I played a football game, I doubt I would understand some of the dumb rules of the game!

My Tuesday sewing group had a delightful time participating in “Buy Local Saturday.”  We visited my favorite quilt shop, Inspire.I LOVE all the new fabric that is being created.   Did you do anything exciting on Cyber Monday?

To have some actual content to this blog entry, I’m giving a HUGE thumbs down to the book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane.  I just didn’t understand it.

How did it get to be December?

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December 2, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Flowers on Friday is being pre empted by – Practicing Positivity

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When you see tears rolling down the cheeks of a teenager’s cheek, you know you should have tissues handy.  The cliff note version of this story – the members of a middle school football team secretly created  a play that culminated in a learning disabled player making a TOUCHDOWN!!!!

One of the players who told the story said it changed his outlook.  “I kind of went from being somebody who mostly cared about myself and my friends to caring about everyone and trying to make everyone’s day and everyone’s life,” he says.

We are having the most wonderful weather in Florida. Insiders refer to this as chamber of commerce weather.  I call this perfect weather to kill the weeds that are trying to take over. (Do I really need an excuse to sit outside, play with my dogs, and enjoy Friday afternoon?)

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October 25, 2013 at 10:45 pm

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