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Rough Week

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I am trying to be better at blogging. :)...Really. This week was a hard one...A lot of personal stuff. Quite a few of you know I lost my dad 3 years ago. Well with that comes the worry of taking care of mom..She is a priority now and some days the worry is a lot...But I have big shoulders and I can take it. She is my mom after all :)....

I do have a big announcement though..Something I cant announce for a few more days..At least until after Monday..Its something that is weighing on my mind but also something that will be good for us... So as soon as I can I will let you know....In the meantime a friend sent me this...<3 p="">








Oh so very true dont you think? :)..I spent today after running in my quilt studio..Wow I have forgotten how therapeutic that is.I wish that I could get into there more..Its been so cold this year that I havent been able to stay in the basement for very long..The floor is too cold. I am hoping tomorrow after I run to spend a few more hou…

2014 Goals

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Can you believe we are already looking at the close of another year? WOW....I cant say that I have done as much quilting as I wanted this last year. But I can say that I filled the year up with MANY things. There are so many things that make me happy now that I have such a hard time getting it all done. But quilting will always be my first love...
A friend forwarded me these two pictures..I do not know where they came from and I want to make it clear they are not my quilts..But aren't the FABULOUS!!!
They both have my brain just spinning out of control. I am so inspired..The friend that forward them to me wants a quilt similar (inspired by) the bottom quilt. I would love to purchase a pattern but I can't find one...The top one is my FAVE...I am pretty sure I am going to be making it x3....I just happen to know a couple others that would kill for it :)...
If by any chance any of you have seen a pattern or know the designers I would sure love to see if I can get a pattern and g…

A challenge

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Thinking of an update for the blog I was going through all the latest pictures I have uploaded...Then I realized I really have a wide variety of photo's. I dont just have one hobby. So I thought. I would update with 3 of the latest pictures and update from there...I challenge each of you to do the same. Look at your photos and pic a couple of the most recent you have uploaded..Wether they go together or not.Mine definitely do NOT go together :)..
 Bel...My little dictator. She decides she wants attention and it doesnt matter what you are doing..She WILL get it...I love this dog..She is so like me :)


My two UFOs...Both done as of an hour ago :)...The red one has been a work in progress for 3 years..The top is silk and I will NEVER do a silk quilt again..The top one I have only been working on for about 6 months. Its for a dear friend. I cant really say I understand the whole Star Wars thing but he loves it :)..I will take full pictures of both later...
And finally I did a pre run i…

Surprises

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This post should come with a warning sign as emotional and boring, but its what is in my heart right now.....
What an emotional roller coaster life can be. The last two months have been for sure. Im not good at the emotional stuff. I can roll with it but I get quiet. I turn to struggling with becoming a hermit. Which isnt a horrible thing but its the old me. Not the person I have become since moving to ND....So I am taking back control and pushing myself back out there.
Saying goodbye to people we love, some for reasons out of our control and some for better life choices for them. Watching life take changes that we may not see as positive at first but realize later was.Watching even more people that we love hurt and physically grow weaker. It wears on a person. I am so thankful though that I have made some positive relationships that comfort and support. I hope I do that for them too...
This last week Wonderful Hubby decided it was time for a much needed break. He surprised me with 2…

I Need To Get It Together!

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With my training runs everyday,homeschooling little A (who from this day forward will be known as the hormonal teen),quilting (YES I still do :)) and my bling business, I am lacking in the blogging dept. It not that I dont have a lot to blog about I do!! My favorite customer is STILL churning out more quilts then is possible for one person. I have of course WAY TOO MANY unfinished projects and my family keeps me hopping.
I have to admit though to being very one tracked in my thoughts. I see to eat breathe and sleep running right now..For anyone that truly knows me pick your chins up off the floor..Thats NOT a good look ;)
Last I blogged I had just finished my first official run! Well I got the pictures back..Not a great one for sure but who cares right? I mean its my first one!

One of the things runners love most is the bling. This run however did not give out bling. BTW for anyone in the Minot area next year that will be changing :)...Ya gotta love a run that listens to the runners!…

A week of Firsts

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At my age I didnt think there were so many firsts to still be done...But that was wrong...Hard to believe but this week has been ALL about proving me wrong....I have been training for SO long to run the Princess Half Marathon but I had never run outside.I have done all my training inside on the treadmill.Convincing myself that by raising the incline I was successfully simulating hills and outside terrain..I wasnt too far off from the truth BUT I have now learned outside running is SO beneficial....
My running partner is down for the count waiting on her surgery. Unable to run. SO I have just kept putting off going outside.Its so much easier inside my house. I have air-conditioning, an awesome treadmill with a shelf for water and a wet towel, even a place for my ipad to watch Downton Abbey or Call The Midwife. Its rough but I make do.....
That all changed this last week. We were supposed to do the Mud run In MN...The Viking Mud Run.I had this AWESOME costume put together. A GB Packers…

A Change In Direction

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I know I have been absent for so long..Too long..WAY TOO LONG.......

I bet you are wondering what that button is for arent you? Well I will tell you in a bit......First I have missed blogging...I am still quilting and playing in the bling. I have been traveling so much more but I have added another hobby!

I am training for my first half marathon :)...ME!! I still shock myself...I will be doing the Walt Disney World Princess Half Marathon in Feb of next year. If you would of told me a few years ago that I would become a runner I would of told you to get your head examined. Now though I cant imagine life with out running in it. Its my time. No worries..In fact I have so much time to think I am finding answers to some of the things I worried about...Lol..Like which fabrics to put in which quilt.You know, important stuff. :)

Now I will explain the button...It is to sign up for a Virtual Run....That being said you do NOT have to actually run. You can bike, swim, walk, row, or run...Anythi…