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Dorothy
I am a recently retired office manager with a husband, two grown sons, a lovely daughter-in-law, two precious granddaughters and a Welsh Corgi. I live in the Pacific Northwest and couldn't imagine living anywhere else.
Interests: knitting, reading, quilting
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Happy Anniversary! After having survived your trek, I think we can say you're going to make it!
Toggle Commented Dec 7, 2015 on 33 years and counting at Life's a Stitch
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I have just discovered your blog and am totally, madly in love! I have been trying to refine my appliqué style and am definitely finding a home here. I will be starting on the Jingle blocks and spending the rest of the time working my way through all your back posts and tips. Thanks for such great content.
Toggle Commented Nov 11, 2014 on Design Wall Monday at One Piece at a Time
Ill get working on it. Any preferences on color? Dorothy Sent from my iPad
Toggle Commented Apr 21, 2013 on Change of Pace at Missouri Star
My first thought was just to let it go, but I know in my heart that I would not do that either! And perfectionist that you are, it would always bug you. You did an excellent job of fixing the mistake and you certainly did learn something!
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2013 on No Quick Fix at Prime Time Knitter
Resolutions or no, you've got some pretty ambitious goals for the New Year. I'm glad to see you're knitting for yourself. I think I will be knitting more for myself in the coming year. Of course, I'll still knit for the granddaughters, but the adults will just have to wait. You will love Evenstar. It is a fun knit. Just eat your Wheaties when you get to the beaded border. It takes forever, but is well worth it.
Toggle Commented Jan 1, 2013 on Into the Woulds at Prime Time Knitter
Having been through a major remodel, I can empathize. But it's so nice when it's done and the memories of all the hassles fade away. Thank goodness for knitting! It makes all those potential boring moments bearable!
Toggle Commented Dec 24, 2012 on Never the Write Time at Prime Time Knitter
Happy Anniversary'. I love to hear of long, happy marriages. Hope you're still blogging on your 50th!
Toggle Commented Dec 8, 2012 on Thirty years at Life's a Stitch
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I'm sorry that you've had so many losses this year. Each loss is difficult, but having them bunch up like that leaves no room for recovery. And I do believe we can recover. There will always be tha that hole, but we can go on and live a new life as we cope with the absence in that life of one we loved. Blessings on you.
Toggle Commented Dec 2, 2012 on An attempt to fill the void at Life's a Stitch
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I cant decide if Im a girly-girl or not. Everyone tells me I am, but I was such a tomboy growing up. I guess my interest in all forms of needlework probably establishes my girly-girl credentials. Your new improved barn looks great. Youre going to get things fixed up so spiffy you wont want to move! Any thoughts on a time table for selling? How is the real estate market in your area? Still pretty slow around here. Glad to see things are cooling off a little for you there. A marine layer has moved in this morning and theres quite a bit of fog. It should burn off and give us a couple of nice days. Need to get ready for company this afternoon. One of Bills airplane model building friends that he met on the Internet is stopping by. His wife is into scrap booking so we should have something to talk about. Im fixing some nice Pacific Northwest wild salmon. Yum!! Dorothy Sent from my iPad
Were going on Celebrity. We are very excited! Its our first cruise. Someone said we were really jumping off the deep end with a 17 day cruise for our first experience. But I know well love it. Still not sure exactly what cabin well have. We booked through a military travel agency and got a great price on an outside cabin, but the agent said she was going to work very hard to get us a free upgrade to a balcony. Ive recently taken up running, trying to get in shape for a 5k. I think Ill really need that to counteract all of the good food! Dorothy
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2012 on This 'n That at Missouri Star
Thanks! I remember the guide saying that both Almonzo and Laura were both rather short, so he made things to fit them. His woodworking was very impressive! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog. Dorothy
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2012 on Back - For A While! at Missouri Star
Cant wait. I need to start planning my knitting. Im on a discussion forum of people who are on the same cruise and theres already another knitter looking to form a group! Dorothy Sent from my iPad
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2012 on This 'n That at Missouri Star
Yes, it is an unfortunate name, isnt it? I think this mini-vacation will be one the girls will talk about for a long time! Dorothy Sent from my iPad
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2012 on This 'n That at Missouri Star
No way are you going to be 50!! No matter - it's just fine here on the other side of the hill. You'll be welcomed.
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2012 on Little Works of Art at Vera's Crafty Blog
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I'm off to download the pattern. I, too, am a woman of a certain age and appreciate the lighter weight. This will be such a nice keepsake for your sister.
Toggle Commented Dec 29, 2011 on Willow Cowl at Life's a Stitch
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Good idea about the spool knitting. I may start her on that first. Yes, I sewed the dresses. Its so much fun sewing for little girls after having all boys! Dorothy
Toggle Commented May 21, 2011 on The Hole in the Ocean at Missouri Star
I am SO not the Sweater Wizard! My attempts at calculating the sleeve cap on my own were pitiful. Do you know if a SW Mac version is in the works? Im seriously thinking of ordering SW and just running it on Boot Camp, but Id hold off if I knew a Mac version was coming out. We know were spoiled with the heated seats, but its one of our little concessions to ourselves. Other than that, the car is a pretty basic model. btw - I sent you guys a Christmas card. I know that Johns last name is different from yours, but for the life of me I couldnt remember it. I hope hes not offended by the address. At least I didnt call him Mr. Meske! Have a wonderful Christmas. Dorothy
Toggle Commented Dec 7, 2010 on It's All Over But the Zipper at Missouri Star