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Days 118-124 Thursday November 24 – Wednesday November 30, 2011 Thanksgiving Day and MORE

Posted by Beatrice on November 30, 2011

Reading the tabs titled “An Introduction”, “Background” and “About” will help you know what this blog is about. You can track my 11-point star quilting project progress from day one to today.

Date: Days 118-124  Thursday November 24 – Wednesday November 30, 2011 Thanksgiving Day and MORE

Project Accomplishments: none on 11-point star quilt project today — it has been 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36 days since I worked on that project

Books:  Title: #14 — A Prisoner of Birth —  Author:  Jeffrey Archer– # of Discs: 13 — Listening time: 16 hours 30 minutes

Book Comments: no listening today

Exercise: visited numerous homes

Tools: airplane, truck, GPS, washer, dryer, iron

Observations: It is good to be with family. It was the first big snow on the 28/29th – beautiful but destructive.

Prayer: Thanks to you Lord for food for the table. Thank you for all the people who grow it. Thank you for our harvest may our abundance feed people throughout the world. Thanks for safe travels. Help us find the property that suits our needs.

Diversions: Travels and entertainment then catch-up after travels took up these days.

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Day 117 Wednesday November 23, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on November 23, 2011

Reading the tabs titled “An Introduction”, “Background” and “About” will help you know what this blog is about. You can track my 11-point star quilting project progress from day one to today.

Date: Day 117 Wednesday November 23, 2011

Project Accomplishments: none on 11-point star quilt project today — it has been 30 days since I worked on that project

Books:  Title: #14 — A Prisoner of Birth —  Author:  Jeffrey Archer– # of Discs: 13 — Listening time: 16 hours 30 minutes

Book Comments: no listening today

Exercise: ironed most of day

Tools: iron, car

Observations: It seemed pretty easy to get the ironing done but I watched TV while doing it and my favorite HGTV was on and that helped too.

Prayer: Thanks Lord for modern conveniences like the electric steam iron. Tools like that make life easier. Help me to remember to be cognizant of and thankful for people who invented products that have made my life easier.

Diversions: : Ironing took up a good share of my day. I also folded clothes and washed three loads. In the interim, I mended some items as I ironed. I also recorded some receipts. I also had my glasses adjusted and went to the bank.

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Day 116 Tuesday November 22, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on November 23, 2011

Reading the tabs titled “An Introduction”, “Background” and “About” will help you know what this blog is about. You can track my 11-point star quilting project progress from day one to today.

Date: Day 116 Tuesday November 22, 2011

Project Accomplishments: none on 11-point star quilt project today — it has been 29 days since I worked on that project

 

Books:  Title: #14 — A Prisoner of Birth —  Author:  Jeffrey Archer– # of Discs: 13 — Listening time: 16 hours 30 minutes

Book Comments: no listening today

Exercise:

Tools: embroidery machine, sewing machine, rotary tools, iron

Observations: It was fun to put together a gift.

Prayer: : You are so wonderful, Lord. You gave me the ability to make a purse without a pattern. I ask that you continue to bless me with skills and abilities.

Diversions: Most of my time today was used in the process of designing and making a small purse as a Thanksgiving gift to a young girl. H and I will be at her parent’s house on Thanksgiving. In the evening, I went to an extra church music practice.

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Day 115 Monday November 21, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on November 21, 2011

Reading the tabs titled “An Introduction”, “Background” and “About” will help you know what this blog is about. You can track my 11-point star quilting project progress from day one to today.

Date: Day 115 Monday November 21, 2011

Project Accomplishments: none on 11-point star quilt project today — it has been 28 days since I worked on that project

 

Books:  Title: #14 — A Prisoner of Birth —  Author:  Jeffrey Archer– # of Discs: 13 — Listening time: 16 hours 30 minutes

Book Comments: no listening today

Exercise: walked the shopping area today

Tools: sewing machine, rotary cutter, ruler and mat

Observations: Some things I did today were not easy as expected nor did they go as quickly as expected. Perseverance rained today and I worked through the problems. I even moved some of the 11-point project pieces around on my work table. – Not too exciting but I touched the project

Prayer: There were moments of this Monday that were frustrating but in the end, I accomplished what I set out to do. I pray that I not to get frustrated when encountering problems.

 

Diversions: The laundry was part of what I did today but most of the day was used to make a pillow from the cornucopia embroidery I did over the last two days. I had to get some welting for the edges but the pillow turned out pretty good. In the evening, I went to a hymn-sing, where about 20 people participated.

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Day 114 Sunday November 20, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on November 21, 2011

Reading the tabs titled “An Introduction”, “Background” and “About” will help you know what this blog is about. You can track my 11-point star quilting project progress from day one to today.

Date: Day 114 Sunday November 20, 2011

Project Accomplishments: none on 11-point star quilt project today — it has been 27 days since I worked on that project

 

Books:  Title: #14 — A Prisoner of Birth —  Author:  Jeffrey Archer– # of Discs: 13 — Listening time: 16 hours 30 minutes

Book Comments: no listening today

Exercise:

Tools:

Observations:  The day went rapidly by

Prayer: Lord, you have created so very many talented people. I pray that I, in some way am one of those and that I contribute positively to society as a whole.

Diversions: Today was church and church music. Because it was Christ the King Sunday, H and I did two masses. We had breakfast after those and then went to Wharton Center for a Late Night Catechism about marriage. It was pretty funny. I finished the embroidery to make a gift for the people we are visiting on Thanksgiving and I took a nap.

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Day 113 Saturday November 19, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on November 21, 2011

Reading the tabs titled “An Introduction”, “Background” and “About” will help you know what this blog is about. You can track my 11-point star quilting project progress from day one to today.

Date: Day 113 Saturday November 19, 2011

Project Accomplishments: none on 11-point star quilt project today — it has been 26 days since I worked on that project

 

Books:  Title: #14 — A Prisoner of Birth —  Author:  Jeffrey Archer– # of Discs: 13 — Listening time: 16 hours 30 minutes

Book Comments: no listening today

Exercise:

Tools:

Observations: It took me quite a while to pick threads for the piece of machine embroidery I began

Prayer: Lord, you gave me a productive day and I thank you. Let what I do be pleasing to you.

Diversions: I began a large cornucopia embroidery piece as a Thanksgiving gift for the folks with whom we will spend Thanksgiving. It has 58 thread changes-ugh. While I was working on that, I had the chance to begin measuring and punching the holes where the bridge spindle holes will be drilled. H and I also paired up the rails so the curves matched

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Day 112 Friday November 18, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on November 21, 2011

Reading the tabs titled “An Introduction”, “Background” and “About” will help you know what this blog is about. You can track my 11-point star quilting project progress from day one to today.

Date: Day 112 Friday November 18, 2011

Project Accomplishments: none on 11-point star quilt project today — it has been 25 days since I worked on that project

 

Books:  Title: #14 — A Prisoner of Birth —  Author:  Jeffrey Archer– # of Discs: 13 — Listening time: 16 hours 30 minutes

Book Comments: no listening today

Exercise:

Tools:

Observations: The soup I made was very good as was the bread

Prayer: Thank you for the cooking skills that I learned in life. Help me to nourish myself and others so we stay healthy and productive

Diversions: I practiced a couple of Meridian Band music pieces early in the morning. I put on a pot of soup and set out some bread to rise. I finished updating accounts. I began picking thread for a machine embroidery cornucopia. In the evening, I participated in Meridian Band Christmas concert in Lansing after the Parade of Lights.

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Day 111 Thursday November 17, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on November 20, 2011

Reading the tabs titled “An Introduction”, “Background” and “About” will help you know what this blog is about. You can track my 11-point star quilting project progress from day one to today.

Date: Day 111 Thursday November 17, 2011

Project Accomplishments: none on 11-point star quilt project today — it has been 24 days since I worked on that project

 

Books:  Title: #14 — A Prisoner of Birth —  Author:  Jeffrey Archer– # of Discs: 13 — Listening time: 16 hours 30 minutes

Book Comments: no listening today

Exercise:

Tools:

Observations:  There is a church music concert coming up and I want to work toward doing my best in both voice and instrumental portions.

Prayer: Keep me motivated to do my best in music. Give me the desire to practice more

Diversions: I printed the angle drawings to be used when the spindle holes are drilled in the bridge rails. I set up some appointments over the Thanksgiving weekend. I began to update some accounts and balance statements. I practiced most of my Meridian Music. In the evening, I had church music practice.

 

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Day 110 Wednesday November 16, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on November 16, 2011

Reading the tabs titled “An Introduction”, “Background” and “About” will help you know what this blog is about. You can track my 11-point star quilting project progress from day one to today.

Date: Day 110 Wednesday November 16, 2011

Project Accomplishments: none on 11-point star quilt project today — it has been 23 days since I worked on that project

Books:  Title: #14 — A Prisoner of Birth —  Author:  Jeffrey Archer– # of Discs: 13 — Listening time: 16 hours 30 minutes

Book Comments: no listening today

Exercise: raked leaves

Tools: rake

Observations: This was an enjoyable day. I am also blogging before midnight

Prayer: Today I thank you Lord for the opportunity to “sign books.” It was unexpected that I was included in the group of authors and LCC was glad I contacted them. I ask that I have more opportunities like that.

 

Diversions: This morning was all about getting to the LCC Home Coming alumni author book signing. I was there until after 1:00. I handled some business when I returned home, took a nap and raked leaves until it was dark. I will update accounts this evening.

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Day 109 Tuesday November 15, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on November 16, 2011

Reading the tabs titled “An Introduction”, “Background” and “About” will help you know what this blog is about. You can track my 11-point star quilting project progress from day one to today.

Date: Day 109 Tuesday November 15, 2011

Project Accomplishments: none on 11-point star quilt project today — it has been 22 days since I worked on that project

Books:  Title: #14 — A Prisoner of Birth —  Author:  Jeffrey Archer– # of Discs: 13 — Listening time: 16 hours 30 minutes

Book Comments: no listening today

Exercise:

Tools: computer

Observations: I went to bed last night without blogging so this morning I did blog to find I also had not done Sunday. This is a first since I began doing this.

Prayer:  Thank you for a sunny day. I ask that all that I do today be pleasing to you.

Diversions: : I caught up on a two-day blogging exodus. I answered email, planned portions of a trip, caught up with my daughter-in-law and put together a back cover for The Big Color Wheel Notebook. I went over Meridian music. I got all my supplies ready to go to the signing tomorrow. I also went to band practice. Yes, I did finish and assemble the preliminary edition of the notebook.

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