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My hobby is a sitting thing, and my job is sedentary too. I just had to take action, put in the effort, and get results that I could be proud of. I want to be healthy and strong with an enthusiasm for life that will take me anywhere I decide to go. I am happy, engaged in life and satisfied with the journey. Are we sharing this path together? Come along and let's encourage each other.
My hobby is a sitting thing, and my job is sedentary too. I just had to take action, put in the effort, and get results that I could be proud of. I want to be healthy and strong with an enthusiasm for life that will take me anywhere I decide to go. I am happy, engaged in life and satisfied with the journey. Are we sharing this path together? Come along and let's encourage each other.




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Member Since: 6/18/2009

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Fitness Minutes: 13,826

My Goals:
To become more healthy so I can enjoy life more. I'm swimming laps almost every day and getting stronger. Oh I just love summer I also walk and workout on the Wii and with weights. I'm sure there's benefit to all this over time : - )

My Program:
I'm working out on the treadmill when the weather is cold and I swim when it's warm outside. I'm eating healthy and watching everything I eat pretty closely. I'm also planning on staying healthy spiritually, emotionally and physically for the long haul.

Personal Information:
I live in the southeastern part of Washington state.
I'm married and have 2 grown children and 2 grandchildren that I don't see enough of because they live so far that it's not easy to get together. I''m working on making a special quilt for each member of my family. It might be a life long goal. It's been going slow because I've been hand quilting almost everything, but I'm learning to machine quilt and one by one I'll get there!

Other Information:
I love to collect things. I currently have a collection of blue & white china plates of all sizes and shapes, a teddy bear collection, a thimble collection, a collection of Dicken's Village houses, a separate collection of quilt shops, and a small collection of antique sewing machines (treadle or otherwise). And of course the quilt collection. DH says it's too much, please say it isn't so LoL.

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WILDASTER
8/10/2014 3:09:33 PM

Hi Karla,
What sewing table did you end up ordering? I have wanted one too, but it isn't high on the priority list because I have a useable table that my dad made back in the 1990's.

I would love to see your tumbler quilt, that is one I have not done!
I did a blue and white quilt for my daughter Sarah when she was in high school, she still uses it on her bed and it always looks so fresh.

The pattern that I used is actaully for exercise shorts or capri pants. It is a McCall's M6360 and I used view A the shortest one.

I will post pictures once we get the proofs from the photographer!

Annette



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WILDASTER
8/6/2014 5:50:22 PM

Hi Karla,

Just 9 days until the wedding here! I am getting excited but also tired and ready for a few free days too. The bride is coming to town on Saturday and she will help with a lot of the last minute things to be done.

I hope all is well with you, I'm wondering what you are sewing now. I am shortening my little son's suit pants, the bridesmaid's dress, and finishing my own dress too.

Blessings to you!
Annette



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WILDASTER
5/26/2014 2:40:23 PM

Hi Karla!
I'm sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you. In my introduction on my spark page I explain a bit of what has been going on here. But I know you have been through your own medical challenges this last year too. I had some pre-cancerous spots burned out of my right lung, and now I have a lung infection but I am feeling better. No more sharp pains when I breathe! I am in my sewing room as I type this making "cartwheel shorts", they are like bike shorts but in a skin color to wear under summer dresses. I have black and white, and the girls wanted some too. I have 2 done and 2 to go! I have not sewn in months because I have felt so poorly. I really have missed it. Love being back at the machine, and planning out projects!
Hope all is well with you, I look forward to seeing your newest projects too.
Annette



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BJPENNY70
5/6/2014 4:41:33 PM

I am so sorry you have been through so much health wise. A back problem is so hard to live with. I know what it is to go through a lot of therapy. It is painful. In the same breath I can say it does help. Keep doing you exercises for your back. I do believe we will pull through anything, because we have the LORD to help us always!



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BJPENNY70
4/24/2014 10:22:47 PM

So happy to hear from you dear friend. I have been struggling, too. I have gain some weight back. I hope illness does hit me again. I need to get my strength back so I can go at it again. I wear out fast when I exercise. I keep goofing up with my food. Maybe soon I will straighten up. Have you made anything interesting lately. You do such beautiful work. We both have to lean on our faith in the LORD. I still am dealing with the lose of my sister. I miss her so very much. I have days I emotionally eat. No good! I hope to hear from you more often. I miss our chats. Take care of yourself. I am praying for you emoticon



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