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Thursday, June 16, 2016      5 comments

I'm doing my best to include my husband's family in his Hospice. More than a month ago, he expressed an interest in going to see his sisters. They both live in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, several thousand miles away from us. When he talked to them on... Read more
Another Friend at the Right Time!
Tuesday, June 14, 2016      7 comments

Have you ever noticed how people seem to come into your life when you need them or need what they will teach you? I do. It's happened so often that now I just smile, and think, "Of course." Today I met with one of our SPARKERS from the Ol... Read more
Tatting at Fort Nisqually
Sunday, June 12, 2016      2 comments

I was so blessed to have a Hospice volunteer stay with my husband yesterday while I went to Fort Nisqually. This has been planned for months, with a contract and everything. I was supposed to do 2 days, but I opted for only one. Here you ... Read more
Craft Online Classes
Sunday, June 12, 2016      2 comments

I recommend "Craftsy". They have video courses on how to fix knitting mistakes. I'm actually taking one on Finishing now and have learned some good tricks already. I've also bought a course on Drawing Your Pet with Colored Pencils and one wit... Read more
Change of Plans for the Weekend
Thursday, June 09, 2016      4 comments

I'm ready for the "Fort Nisqually in 1855 Tatting exhibit" on Saturday. At least I hope I'm ready. I've collected a great variety of tatted items, most of them mine. I have one doily and two edgings done in the pre-1900 style. Also, I m... Read more
Monday Creativity Now
Monday, June 06, 2016      1 comments

Just an update on hospice: Our appointment for the assessment is tomorrow at 2 pm. I appreciate all the well-wishes, prayers, and messages. It's so surprising (and I'm so grateful!) that I can be away from home for several hours at a time. I... Read more
Theo Moorman
Monday, June 06, 2016      1 comments

(If you aren't interested in weaving, you can skip this one.) Last September we were given a Challenge at the Weavers Guild. We were to pick an envelope which contained a paper napkin. Mine was stripes of SeaHawk colors, and I made a dog ... Read more
Ft. Nisqually
Saturday, June 04, 2016      4 comments

Next week my 10-year-old student Caroline and I are going to demonstrate Tatting at Ft. Nisqually. It's a 1855 "reproduction" of the Hudson Bay Fort that used to be at the site of Dupont, Washington. Two of the buildings are actually the ones ... Read more
The Doctor Agrees
Friday, June 03, 2016      7 comments

I don't know quite how to say this. For the past 3 weeks, I've been learning as much as possible about hospice shy of actually asking someone to the house. Yesterday we went to see his pulmonary doctor and it seemed so natural to bring it up. ... Read more
This Week Coming Up
Sunday, May 29, 2016      4 comments

This week is going to be tough...but we're so glad it's coming. Both my husband and I have been in "limbo". A friend told me "limbo" wasn't a feeling, but for me it is. It's like time stops and you are just waiting....hoping...waiting. M... Read more
Saturday, May 28, 2016      3 comments

Hi Folks, Many of you have been on Spark a long time, and I know several of you are leaders of SparkTeams. I want your input on what we should do with our Olympia Team. Our Team has 300+ members. Maybe 12-16 people post in a month. ... Read more
Back Online!
Thursday, May 26, 2016      3 comments

What a horrible few days! My friend said Mercury was "in retrograde" (whatever that means) and that would affect all things mechanical. Well, I almost believe it. We have a new roof. It looks great. They found water rot under the shingl... Read more
Thursday, May 19, 2016      2 comments

Well, after that GREAT feed at the Pickled Fish Restaurant and allowing myself to eat what I wanted when I wanted, I expected 1-3 pound gain. It didn't happen. I suppose the walking and kite flying helped. I've gone back to the Fit Food ... Read more
Back from the Ocean
Tuesday, May 17, 2016      4 comments

My neighbor and I had a wonderful night/day at the ocean. This was Long Beach, and I had won this as a prize several months ago when I attended the Sweet Adelain Concert one of my friends performed in. Along with the night's lodging for 2 ther... Read more
Drqping & Drafting
Sunday, May 15, 2016      4 comments

We are fortunate to have Arbutus Folk Art School in our Community. I've taught several classes there; for the past 8 weeks I've been a student. The class is "Draping & Drafting". We got into pairs and pinned gingham fabric on our bodies -- ... Read more

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