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More Sewing
Friday, May 08, 2015      7 comments

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 carefully cut out the size 5 pattern. (With two great-granddaughters now, I may want to make more sundres... Read more
"Quiet" Sewing Day
Thursday, May 07, 2015      5 comments

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 fix, a few mending items, Also, there are two new projects--a sundress for my great-granddaughter and... Read more
Core Strength
Monday, May 04, 2015      2 comments

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-second Plank on stability ball 2. Crunches on stability ball 3. Glute Bridges with stability bal... Read more
A Busy Day
Sunday, May 03, 2015      4 comments

In the early morning, I dyed some of my wool...green and blue. When I took my fiber to the Senior Center last week for the people to make felt, I realized I didn't have much of those colors. It really turned out beautiful, especially the green... Read more
Strength Training
Thursday, April 30, 2015      5 comments

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. Most weeks I get in two. I'm working up to 15 reps. That's getting to be easier. Sometimes I get one ... Read more
A New Diet for Me
Tuesday, April 28, 2015      8 comments

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 5' I thought it would be a good place for me. On the message board, I saw they were talking about t... Read more
Co-Leaders Now
Friday, April 24, 2015      5 comments

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 living, and so in synch with me it's unbelievable. She's started a FACEBOOK Page for our Team. Sh... Read more
Garden Show
Wednesday, April 22, 2015      5 comments

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 and we could come out to her house sometime to see her garden. Today was the day. She doesn't jus... Read more
The Great-Grandbabies
Sunday, April 19, 2015      7 comments

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, though. My oldest, Julia, wanted to know where her present is. (I usually bring her something, but th... Read more
An Adventure at Costco
Saturday, April 18, 2015      5 comments

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 Farmers Market there was a BELL out front. Wasn't there????? My friend FRAYEA showed up wit... Read more
Waiting for the Meetup
Friday, April 17, 2015      6 comments

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 me, but so far we haven't connected (not exactly true, as my daughter, her caregiver, and my friend c... Read more
Log Cabin Weaving
Saturday, April 11, 2015      6 comments

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 alternate two colors (one light, one dark) for a block, then put two warps (lengthwise strands) of the... Read more
A Local Buddy?
Friday, April 10, 2015      7 comments

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 other, get exercise buddies, and support in a personal, bodily way on a geographic team like Olympi... Read more
Wonderful Day
Thursday, April 09, 2015      10 comments

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. Today I wore the purple one, added a necklace and my purple brown earrings. I felt SO pretty. I got... Read more
My Earrings
Wednesday, April 08, 2015      5 comments

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 approximately 40 different pair, different colors. He was unemployed one year and made earrings. We ... Read more

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