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I've not felt much like posting lately. But I have been regularly updating my Health Tracker chart with (almost-)daily exercise! And I've been busily crocheting away...

No knitting has been done. No quilting either. No sewing. Not even attempted.

I've crocheted a blanket for my neighbor Candace who has had a bad run of it lately - more about this in another post later. I've crocheted a 6-to-24-point round ripple blanket for William (someone special I worked with until his last day - today!) - more about this in another post later. I've made a ripple lap blanket to join the other lap blankets for 2007 donation later this year - again, more in another post later. And, in March, I made 4 scarves using sock yarn - I'm not sure what to do with them now (possible gifts for co-workers, I'm thinking).

Earlier this month, our DVR recorded The Art of Quilting and I was fascinated by the technique called "fusing". It involves ironing pieces together to make designs instead of sewing pieces together. This allows for more freedom in design - it lets ideas and creativity flow. And much less time (i.e., none) is spent sewing pieces together! And sewing is just one of the hang-ups I seem to have about quilting. Fusing may just be the answer to my reluctance! So, I bought 2 fusing books at Amazon to try to get my quilting juices flowing! The Art of Quilting show featured a group of women who formed The Chicago School of Fusing (not really a "school" - go to the website and check it out!). The books I bought were authored by two of these women: Laura Wasilowski and Frieda Anderson. (Laura looks very much like my friend Paula!)

Crazy Aunt Purl (who I've written about before) - Laurie - has written a book! Called Drunk Divorced and Covered In Cat Hair. I'm so excited! It comes out is October - I pre-ordered it right away as soon as I heard the news!

The plan for the weekend is to get around to posting photos and descriptions of recent completed crochet projects (but plans can be changed...).

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

Married to Bill. Son Greg and daughter-in-law Lauren live in Oregon. Stepson Billy, daughter-in-law Rowena, and grandson Branden are in Maui, Hawaii. Stepson Bryan and daughter-in-law Britt live in the Bay Area.

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