From Klamath Falls, OR

Mom and Mark and I headed to southern Oregon today to visit my younger sister, Lauryn, and her family for the weekend. The family consists of my brother-in-law, Rob, and my nephew, Nate, as well as my sister. Also here are Rob’s daughter-in-law, Cynthia, and his young grandchildren.

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My new Brother

A couple of weeks ago, my old Brother sewing machine started skipping stitches, so I had Mark take it to a sewing machine repair shop in Green Bay called Ana’s Sewing Studio. I also sent along a couple of samples so they could see what my machine was doing. They had a sewing machine expert named Vonnie there when Mark took my machine in, and she looked at my samples and said that my machine wasn’t strong enough to do what I wanted it to do. She suggested a bigger machine with a more powerful engine.

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Liberty Grove Historical Society Vintage Market – 2

Today was the last of two Vintage Markets held at the Liberty Grove Historical Society Museum. Last month, I tried to sell some of my Halloween kits; this month I tried to sell Thanksgiving and Christmas kits. I also carried over my Wanda’s Journey line and sold two of those, and I took a bunch of wooden hoop frames and sold several of them. I only made about half as much as I did last month. 🙁 One plus is that I finally figured out how to use the Square I bought for taking payments through my Etsy website. It was kind of nifty!

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Liberty Grove Historical Society Vintage Market

One of you wrote to me yesterday and said it had been a while since she had heard from me and she wondered if Mark and I were OK. I’ve been running around like a chicken with my head cut off, but yes, we are both fine!

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My podcast

You may not remember – I know I had kind of forgotten about it – that a couple of months ago, I was asked to interview with someone from Workamper News who does podcasts for Workampers. Yesterday, I got an email from him with a link to the completed podcast. I wrote to ask if I could share it on my website and he just gave me permission to do so. Hopefully, this will work for you…

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The Longest Day

At lunchtime today, I had a video chat with Cari Josephson from the Alzheimer’s Association (AA). She had been given my name after I contacted the Association to make a proposal for a fundraiser for them. As it turns out, they have a fundraiser day on the summer solstice every year where people do something in whatever part of the country they’re in to try to raise money for the AA. Cari helped me register to participate and told me that I can do my fundraiser all year if I want, which is what I plan to do.

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A long day, but successful

Mark dropped me off at work around 8:30 this morning because he finally had the supplies he needed to go up and do that job in Winkleman that we checked out a couple of weeks ago.  He knew that was going to be a long day for him, especially since it takes and hour and fifteen minutes just to get there.  He left me with my bike in case I needed to go home before he could come to pick me up. Continue reading