Author Archives: happenings on chaos ranch

Slow Stitching

It’s been so long since I’ve used wordpress, that I can’t figure out how to load photos any longer.  I’ve started a new blog over on BlogSpot about my quilting projects.  If you’re curious about what I’ve been up to, … Continue reading

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The Start of my La Passacaglia Quilt

First, let me say that my hubby has had his surgery and is doing well.  The cancer had spread to the outer edges of the prostate, so he will be having radiation therapy in a few months.  All in all, … Continue reading

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My First “300” Words about Quilting Essay

I almost forgot to tell you that my essay that I sent into Quilters Newsletter Magazine was published on their web extras section of their website!  Click here to read it.  Mine is the fifth one down!  It was the very first … Continue reading

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My Cross Quilt in Progress

I’ve worked a lot on the layout of this quilt this week.  It’s driven me out of my mind at times!  I think I should have read some of those tutorials I’ve come across in the past.  Or maybe I … Continue reading

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Definitely a Good Day!

The cancer does not appear to have spread.  Best birthday EVER!  Now he just has to go through surgery, heal, and we can get on with our lives.  I am most grateful!

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Happy! Happy! Happy???

Today is the day we find out if my husband’s aggressive prostate cancer has spread.  Today is also my birthday.  I have been wishing this day here since we found out the test results would be given to us today.  … Continue reading

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My 2015 Quilt Plans

My head has been spinning since I got home from Oklahoma a week ago with all of the quilt projects I want to start — right this minute!  It’s been difficult to choose the one I’ll start first.  In fact, I … Continue reading

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Later…on The First

I had more gratitude to write down today.  In the past, I’ve waited until the day was done to write down the things I was grateful for, but I wanted to truly focus on gratitude all day long, so I … Continue reading

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My Word to Live by in 2015 — Gratitude

If you happened to read my last post, you know that I am not sorry to see 2014 in my rearview mirror.  I logically know that every single person on this big earth has problems and sorrows every single year.  … Continue reading

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Good Bye 2014, Don’t let the door hit you in the Butt

All in all, it’s been a rough year.  I started to break it down and tell you all about it, but that started to depress me.  Let’s just shorten the list to this — lots of illness and a couple … Continue reading

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