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Day 97 Thursday November 3, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on November 3, 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 97 Thursday November 3, 2011

Project Accomplishments:  none on my 11-point star project – Did you bet I would pick it up again today?

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: Once again, appointments cut into my day. I am beginning to question my determination to get back to the 11-point star project. I have most of the process figured out. I need to apply myself and not question my decisions and ability once I get going—and dedicate time each day to this project.

Prayer: So many people do wonderful quilting design and sewing projects. I pray that you bless me with talent and vision so that my work is recognized as really good work.

 

Diversions: The day began early and I worked on my Color Wheel notebook layout. I agreed to practice music with a friend and went to her house to do that at 10:00 a.m. I returned home, worked some more on the notebook and went to an appointment at 1:30. Upon returning home, I continued with the notebook layout. Then I took a half hour nap and went to Lansing Area Patchers meeting. The trunk show by John Putnam and Dan Burke was quite interesting.

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Day 91 Friday October 28, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on October 29, 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 91 Friday October 28, 2011

Project Accomplishments:  I bet you are disappointed, as I am, but there was no progress on the 11-point star project. I did do other things in my studio

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

Book Comments: no listening on Friday

Exercise: cleaned house, cooked

Tools:

Observations: This is the first time I did not blog at the end of the day. I was sooooo tired after everyone left at 11:30. I did some clean up and went to bed. I actually spent about a half hour in my studio trying to make fabric choices. I will revisit that today.

Prayer: For an enjoyable day on Friday, I thank you. For my few-measure solo, I did fine and I thank you for that. Continue to guide my music endeavors and help me to play above my expected level.

 

Diversions: : I met H for a morning appointment after that I stopped at the grocery store to get buns and ice for the evening party. I vacuumed and rearranged the living room for a party setup, cleaned the power room and did final setup for food and drinks. I also did some laundry. By the time I finished everything, it was time to go to concert warm up. The Sousa concert was at 7:30. There were some very good moments in the concert and some things that were off but generally, the concert was fine. The post concert party, which H and I hosted could have had anywhere from five to 40 people. There were nineteen with good conversation and good food.

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Day 90 Thursday October 27, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on October 28, 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 90 Thursday October 27, 2011

Project Accomplishments:  None today—based on what I have scheduled for the next few days, it will be next week before I can again settle in to my 11-point star project. I look forward to that time. Bet on it. Monday should be a good day to work on my quilt 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: no quilting tools

Observations: I did get done what I needed to do today but could have used some more spare time. It has now been 90 days since I decided to pick up where I left off on the 11-point star quilting project. For a while, I made good progress. Then fall activities began to take time away and continue to do so. I really need once again to set time aside for the project.

Prayer: Thank you for another birthday for H. I ask that you bless him throughout the year. Give him peace, happiness, success, love, pleasure and beauty in his life. Tomorrow is the Grand Sousa concert. I would like you to guide my every action and make the music I play pleasing to all who hear me play and especially to you. Make my fingers fly to each correct note and my eyes see quickly and deftly, my ears aware of everything I need to listen for and to and make my tone beautiful.

 

Diversions: This morning first thing I attended a SBA class in Marketing. I brushed up on how to manage the sale of my books. It was H’s birthday and we met for lunch. Then I had him pick out his birthday gift, which he was pleased to have. I stopped at the music store and purchased a stand for my instrument. In the late afternoon, I began to prepare food for Friday evening, when I host a post concert party for band members and their guest. Then I practiced my Meridian music.

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Day 89 Wednesday October 26, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on October 27, 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 89  Wednesday October 26, 2011

Project Accomplishments:  none today

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: If you happened to come to this site to see if I continued my work on the 11-point star project and bet I would continue. Sorry. Perhaps next week.

Prayer: I feel my cold is winding down. Bless me with health and happiness.

Diversions: : Weekly quilting was today. After that, I purchased groceries for Friday band party. I also shopped for backing fabric for the doodle quilt. I took a nap, cleaned some wood that will be part of the bridge building and I practiced Meridian music.

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Day 85 Saturday October 22, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on October 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 85  Saturday October 22, 2011

Project Accomplishments:  none on the 11-point star It looks like I should have a few days next week to get back to my 11-point star project.

Books:  Title: #14 —  —  Author:  — # of Discs:  — Listening hours:

Book Comments: no listening today

Exercise: I raked leaves and mowed grass for four hours.

 

Tools:

Observations: Four hours of leaf raking went quite quickly but I had help raking. If you are going to bet on me getting back to my project you might select a day next week.

Prayer: It was a crisp, beautiful fall day. This is a thank you for the day and thank you for being able to work outside on such a nice day. I ask that I am able to work with H and get the leaves cleaned up in Mason.

 

Diversions: The E.L. leaves were cleared up and taken to the curb. Not all the trees have dropped their leaves so there will be one or two more raking days. I also mowed grass. I practiced a couple of pieces of Meridian music. I watched part of the MSU football game and went to bed early.

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Day 82 Wednsday October 19, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on October 19, 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 82  Wednesday October 19, 2011

Project Accomplishments:  none on the 11-point star — It looks like I should have a few days next week to get back to my 11-point star project.

Books:  Title: #14 —  —  Author:  — # of Discs:  — Listening hours:

Book Comments: no listening today

Exercise:

Tools:

Observations: I know I am not going to get to the 11-point star tomorrow. I have to dust, vacuum, get house ready for guests and cook on Friday evening. On Saturday and Sunday, if the weather is nice, I will work outside cleaning up leaves. I might find time again on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Then I have to get ready for about 40 people who will come after the Grand Sousa Concert. So, if you are betting on a day I will get back to this project, you might want to wait till next week.

Prayer: : Bless the doctors who look after us. Guide their decisions. Help their patients heal as quickly as possible. Your hand in this healing is always welcome.

Diversions: I bowed out of quilting today because of my cold and today I finally went to the doctor for my congestion. Yup, he agreed I was sick. Now that I have medication, I should see some relief. I grocery shopped, went to the bank and post office and to the pharmacy. In the morning, I did a little house cleaning and completely finished the ironing. In the evening, I practiced myMeridian music.

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Day 81 Tuesday October 18, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on October 18, 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 81  Tuesday October 18, 2011

Project Accomplishments: Well, I did look at 11-point star diamond paper piecing patterns today and moved some pattern pieces around, but really did not make project on progress.

Books:  Title: #14 —  —  Author:  — # of Discs:  — Listening hours:

Book Comments: no listening today

Exercise: I ironed clothes – a lot of them

 

Tools:

Observations: I think you really deserve some photos, which I will try to add ASAP. I hope to add the doll quilts I made and the doodle quilt sample, both of which kept me from the 11-point project. Are you going to bet when I will get back to the project? Lord, I hope it is soon. However, we have activities this weekend and next weekend for which I have to prepare.

Prayer: We have an opportunity to enjoy a couple of couples this weekend. Please heal us so we recover from our colds and can entertain and be entertained with good company and cheer. Heal other people who are ill so they too can also enjoy others.

 

Diversions: Today I completed the process of cleaning off my desk so I could see the surface and catch up. I balanced quarterly statements, updated accounts, and paid one bill. I did two loads of washing and ironed everything but two sets of sheets. I had a morning meeting. In the late afternoon I printed signs for the band. This evening I had band practice.

 

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Day 77 Friday October 14, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on October 14, 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 77  Friday October 14, 2011

Project Accomplishments: Yeah! I actually touched my 11-point star project today. I put together, with glue,  two of the large diamond tiled patterns. I almost ruined one but was able to correct my mistake.

Books:  Title: #14 —  —  Author:  — # of Discs:  — Listening hours:

Book Comments: no new one today

Exercise:

Tools:

Observations: I felt somewhat better today but am not over my cold. If you were betting when I would get back to my 11-point star project, and you chose today, congratulations, you win

Prayer: Gracious Lord, thank you for this day. It was good to get the tomatoes done. Thank you for the food you provide through the work of our farmers. Bless the farmers as they reach the end of the Michigan growing season. Grant that people who have the means, help provide food for those in need. Bless my family. Give each a pleasant day tomorrow, one they recognize as special.

Diversions: The doodle quilt sample block is done. I added some surface circle and amoeba appliqué shapes. I peeled and cooked tomatoes made and canned juice. I set some bread dough out to rise. A nap in front of the TV was also part of my day

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Day 70 Friday October 7, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on October 8, 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 70 Friday October 7, 2011

Project Accomplishments: I did not work on this project but on a couple of others that have a real deadline.

Books:  Title: #10 — Cat’s Eyewitness —  Author: Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown — # of Discs: 8 —  listening time 9 hours 30 minutes (can’t use this one toward project)

Book Comments: I finished this book this morning. I liked the beginning and the mood it set. I have read others by this author and they are cute, light books. I like the personalities more than the story

Exercise: 

Tools:

Observations: I feel I should have used my day more productively but things sometimes take longer than planned. If you bet that I would continue today the 11-point project from yesterday, sorry, it did not work out that way.

Prayer: Lord, when things are going well, it is easy not to pray and hard to develop meaningful prayer. Today I pray that the efforts I put into advertising will bring rewarding book orders. You know my web order address but to those who read this prayer, it is fcp123.com. Thank you for always being a thought away.

Diversions: I woke up really early and put together the pattern I printed for the doodle quilt block I designed. Then I worked most of the day on color wheel permutations. I now have a nice notebook for color reference. I had an appointment in Mason and lunch out. I worked on some advertising material. In the evening, I took a nap and I watched an old movie.

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Day 69 Thursday October 6, 2011

Posted by Beatrice on October 6, 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 69 Thursday October 6, 2011

Project Accomplishments:  It has been eleven days since I was able to get back to this project. Hum…the number is interesting since this is an 11-point star project.

To the Large Diamond pattern, I added alignment lines and printed the remaining patterns

Books:  Title: #10 — Cat’s Eyewitness —  Author: Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown — # of Discs: 8 — 

Book Comments: continue with disc 7 (did not listen today)

Exercise: 

Tools: no new ones

Observations: Well, if you were a betting person, did you bet whether I got started on this project again? Did you win?

 

Prayer: Thank you for keeping me and others safe from harm today. I really need help with a perplexing situation. I ask that this situation be resolved to an understandable result.

Diversions: I worked on some financial tasks. I needed to put some things away in the kitchen and got that done. I cleaned up my email. I printed the pattern for my “doodle” quilt square sample for teaching. I have LAP meeting this evening.

 

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