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Jan. 16th, 2013


2013 Sent/Received Carilea

Definitely looking forward to this year's exchange. :)

1/14/2013 aphoenixrain

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Dec. 28th, 2012


Annual Year End Post

What this year means to me...Collapse )

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Nov. 11th, 2012


More quilting progress

Working on a four patch posey pattern this week. They are only 4" finished blocks, but they looks so pretty.

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It is a pain to line the fabric up just right. I really need a bigger work space. That won't happen for a while, though. So for now I've taken over the kitchen table. Darn that kid of ours needing to have his own bedroom! ;)

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Oct. 29th, 2012


Quilt Top Finished!!

So I got my quilt top finished! It's for Aaron's parents. Now I just have to make sure it's quilted by Christmas time.

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Now...To quilt it myself or take it to the long arm...Decisions, decisions!!

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Sep. 28th, 2012


2010, 2011, AND 2012 Block Layout

So I finally got my blocks where I want them for my last three years.

2010 and 2011 I asked for some similar colors, and I will use blocks from the 2011 layout to make matching pillows for my 2010 quilt.

2012 I think I ended up misplacing a block, because I made 6 blocks to complete it (four corner blocks plus two more.

I am so excited at how these turned out. Can't wait to get them all pieced together. I actually have the 2010 pieced but can't seem to find a picture...

Without further ado...

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And...this is where I need your help. Should I bind these with a solid black, or red? I was going to try a black with white, but it looked too busy. There will be borders of black red and white fabrics.

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SO! That's where I stand with my birthday blocks, how are you all doing? :)

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Jan. 6th, 2012


Sent/Received 2012

Had some time to sew the last week, and I was able to get all the way through March complete. They'll go in the mail today! :)

aphoenixrain 1/6/2012
mkissa 1/6/2012
blueskyeyez 1/6/2012
kissmary 1/6/2012


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I hope you all enjoy! :)

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Dec. 30th, 2011


Time for my Annual Year End Post

1. What did you do in 2011 that you'd never done before?
Kept a secret from my mom for almost half a year! I was planning to surprise her for her birthday, and a week and a half before my trip I accidentally let it slip. Hahaha...

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Unfortunately, no. Jayme and I had promised ourselves to be on a six month plan. Then it turned into a year-long six month plan. Then we just quit talking about it. :( I'm hoping to try again this year.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Nope, not this year.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Sadly, my friend Joe passed this year after a battle with a rare form of cancer. :(

5. What countries (or new places) did you visit?
I got to go to Connecticut! At first, I thought I didn't get to go anywhere new. But then I remembered. I got to go to CT. I saw Bonnie and met Matt, made great friends I'll always keep with me, and met some that I can only hope to forget. ;) Worked in Ohio and Tennessee this year. I've been to both of those states, but not the towns that I've worked in. :)

6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?
As I say every year, a winning mega millions lottery ticket. I'd also like to have the will power and time to complete all my undone quilt projects. Another year, and STILL haven't completed those quilts!

7. What date from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
August 18th.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Making it on my own. Finding myself. Finding my heart.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Um...Filling out my productivity reports on time. Yes, I consider that a failure.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Thankfully no!

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Two plane tickets home to Alaska.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Coragan. To watch him grow into the young man he is becoming is amazing.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Um...I'm sure I have my failings.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Trips to Alaska! :) And maybe tattoos. Haha.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Spending time with Aaron. My Fourth of July road trip with my cousin Daniel. Trips to Alaska.

16. What song will always remind you of 2011?
I always struggle with this question...Not sure I really have an answer this year.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. Happier or sadder? Happier
ii. Thinner or fatter? Fatter. LOL
iii. Richer or poorer? Richer, in more than one way.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Applying myself. This is the same as last year. And now the year before that. And now the year before that! :)

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Procrastinating. If I'd just apply myself, shit would get done. Again this is a borrowed answer from last year (and the year before that). Obviously I have issues with change. And, add to this another year!!

20. How did you spend Christmas?
Tammy and Mr. Darcy came to visit for the weekend. We went hiking at Ha Ha Tonka and took a Capitol tour. :) I was supposed to FaceTime with the Duncklee's but I didn't get to. :( :( :(

21. Did anyone close to you get married? Yep! My friends Angie and Eric. I really wish I could have been there! Also Dean and Keri.

22. Did you fall in love in 2011?

23. How many one-night stands?

24. What was your favorite TV program?
Big Bang Theory. I love the geeky humor!

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

26. What was the best book you read?
Um...After my huge Kindle addiction last year, I really backed off the book train this year. I can't think of any books that stick out in my mind. Bloodlines was good, but I think it stands out because I waited so long for it.

27. What was your greatest musical (re)discovery?
Egypt Central

28. What did you want and get?
I wanted to go to Alaska, and I did!

29. What did you want and not get?
That elusive winning lottery ticket. But I heard somewhere that you have to play to win. Maybe that was the flaw in my plan...That and more time with family. But I can never get enough of that!

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Oh, um...What's with all the hard questions?? I guess I nothing really worth mentioning, since I can't exactly recall any movies that I've seen....

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was in Montana, and I don't think I did much. I turned 33.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Oh, this year has ended so wonderfully, that the "immeasurability" of it isn't really an issue. Though having Aaron and Coragan closer would be amazing. :)

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?
I don't really have a "fashion concept." When I go to work, I'm wearing button down blouses with slacks or a skirt and a jacket. At home, I'm a jeans and tee shirt kind of girl. (Not a shocker, same answer as last year)

34. What kept you sane?
JAYME!!!!! And sewing. It's nice to have a room in my house that I can go to solely to create new things!

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Don't think I really had a celebrity crush this year.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Um...Friends and politics/relgion...let's keep that separate.

37. Who did you miss?
JAYME, JAYME, JAYME. Aaron. Coragan. Mom, Bob, Lori, Jordyn, and Sydney. All my Bakersfield friends. Danielle, Karina, Jeremiah, Anthony and Alex. Auntie Bev. EVERYONE!!! LOL

38. Who was the best new person you met?
Coragan. Though I have met him before, but he doesn't remember, so he counts! :)

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011:
God truly works in mysterious ways.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
"I'm over me being under you!!!"

Jun. 30th, 2011


Loving life right now!!!

Ahhh...The power of positivity. Not dwelling on things, not over thinking. Just being in the here and now.

There is true hope in this statement:

Do not miss the specialness
of each moment now by
spending your time waiting
for that far off day when
you imagine things
will be wonderful.

Living in the here and now, appreciating life's small treasures, makes each day wonderfully amazing.

There is freedom in letting go of negativity. Not saying that I live life in a bubble and ignore the bad stuff; I just refuse to let the bad bring me down.

Life has been good this week. I had one meltdown regarding consultations, and I thought I was hating work. But the next morning, my very first case was a life saving emergency aortic repair, and I was in love with my job again. It was just that easy.

Life in general, is grand. :)

Mar. 25th, 2011


All blocks received!

I just got home from a business trip, and found my last blocks in the mail! That means I have received from everyone. I will be home for a week, so I can work on sending more blocks out (I'm current, but receiving blocks makes me want to sew!).

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Feb. 22nd, 2011


I stole this....

...from pixiestick_cc because it is TOTALLY TUBULAR!!!

It's almost half an hour of awesomeness from the 80's music...And now I want to spend half a million dollars on iTunes to get all of these songs. :)

Five Seconds Of Every #1 Pop Single Part 2 by mjs538

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