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Vintage Tatting
Saturday, April 09, 2016      6 comments

I was able to get some tatting books in very good condition that were published in 1915 and 1916. Also, a reprint of Mme. Riego's book "Tatting" first published in 1850. The little girl in my tatting class (she's 10) is all excited about tatti... Read more
A Happy Day
Friday, April 08, 2016      6 comments

My 30-year-old youngest daughter was born with Spina Bifida. She was late in her motor development, using a walker and crutches. At six, she told me one day, "Mom, I'm going to walk to you." and she proceeded to do just that. Big surprise. Sh... Read more
I FOUND My Bag!
Wednesday, April 06, 2016      6 comments

I FOUND my lost project bag! I've been looking for it for about a month. I'd been so busy that week that I had to retrace my steps, and no one had my bag. Something told me I'd find it somewhere in my house in the "perfect place". I've b... Read more
Added a New Team Co-Leader
Wednesday, April 06, 2016      8 comments

Now I'm the Leader of 3 SparkTeams. The ones I lead now are 1) Olympia WA Spark! for people in our area. It's mostly for those in our county, but we accept those from neighboring counties who are willing to come to Olympia. And 2) Spin Me a Y... Read more
The War is On
Sunday, April 03, 2016      7 comments

I get a lot of fitness minutes outside in the warmer weather by digging up dandelions. I can see that last year's battle has reduced the numbers, but with all the rain we got in March, there are those yellow blossoms all over the back yard. So... Read more
Another Lovely April Day
Saturday, April 02, 2016      3 comments

We went out for the 5K "Run Like a Fool" this morning which was twice around Capital Lake. Ainsley's Angels (athletes who use wheelchairs) were given a five-minute headstart, timed so that they wouldn't interfere with the competitive runners. ... Read more
April Started Right!
Friday, April 01, 2016      6 comments

If you are just finding this message and don't know what I'm talking about, please look at yesterday's blog. There's a picture there of the scene outside my window looking into the sanctuary. We had a great time at my April 1 Sanctuary Par... Read more
I've Got Plans
Wednesday, March 30, 2016      6 comments

My bedroom window looks out on what I call "my sanctuary". It's an enclosed area of yard with a 5 foot fence around it. We have a glider there, and I've covered the grill (we never use) to make it into an altar. That's where I love to stay do... Read more
I've Got Plans
Wednesday, March 30, 2016      2 comments

My bedroom window looks out on what I call "my sanctuary". It's an enclosed area of yard with a 5 foot fence around it. We have a glider there, and I've covered the grill (we never use) to make it into an altar. That's where I love to stay do... Read more
It's Getting to Me....Glad I Have You and Spark to Tell
Monday, March 28, 2016      15 comments

I'm having the most stressful day. It seems like everything I try turns out to be a pain. I know it's because I'm scared for my husband who told me last night that he thinks he has pleurisy again. I wanted to take him to the ER, but he insiste... Read more
My Story
Sunday, March 27, 2016      10 comments

My story is this: I was a 98# bride (19 years old) and didn't really worry about what I ate or do any structured exercise until I got remarried at 43. I realized I was 20 pounds overweight and used Nutrisystem to lose the pounds. It came off ... Read more
Easter Weekend
Sunday, March 27, 2016      2 comments

WoW! What a weekend. Yesterday was the last day of my current Tatting Class at the Folk School. Both students were able to get the "trick" of shuttle tatting. Success!!! Also, my youngest daughter got a make-over from a dear friend of m... Read more
Over 70 Teams
Friday, March 25, 2016      7 comments

When I added SparkPeople to my new (first) SmartPhone Spark added me to a Team called 50+ WANTING TO LOSE 10 POUNDS. That rather got my dander up. I'm the Leader of the local SparkTeam (OLYMPIA WA SPARK!) and one for crafts (SPIN ME A YARN).an... Read more
My Cat Sweetheart
Wednesday, March 23, 2016      10 comments

I'm happy today because I have a new project - I got some great pictures of my cat with my new SmartPhone - I was able to send the pictures to myself and so get them on my computer - I can share the best one wi... Read more
Spring Cleaning
Monday, March 21, 2016      4 comments

So today my Spring Cleaning is FINISHED! Now I have a Cleaning Service that comes once every four weeks. Last time it came around there was a reason I didn't want them to come (can't exactly remember what, just that it had to do with my husban... Read more

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