WOMEN AGES 50+ FOR MAY 2022

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  • Katla49
    Katla49 Posts: 9,765 Member
    <3
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,120 Member
    Evening ride just before sunset

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  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,120 Member
    ginnytez wrote: »
    Barbara AHMOD- picture of Naot's in spoiler. I must admit my new balance shoes are wonderful. My days of being able to pick up anything to wear are long over. Good shoes are worth the money and while I bought several pair yesterday-they are replacing a much larger stock I have acquired. Quite possible with retirement within sight, the days of buying dress/work shoes are over!
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    Ginny in Ohio

    Nice shoes!

  • LisaInArkansas
    LisaInArkansas Posts: 807 Member
    Hello, all,

    Terri - That parchment craft is absolutely gorgeous. I'm trying really hard not to go look at it again, as I need to finish my current projects first, THEN unleash a new craft in my life! :smiley:

    Tracey - Here are the ongoing projects, some explanations and lots of pics in the spoiler:
    In no particular order:

    1. A Girl Scout lap quilt, which I'll donate to them for their next silent auction. It's a nine-patch design, and the nine-patch squares are already complete, it's just a matter of getting it assembled and quilted.
    xjnb2uoi3hnm.png

    2. Two Kokopelli bags, one in progress. I designed a rectangular bag that you see here mostly assembled (have to put on a strap, and a liner is needed). The images that make up the front and back are actually placemats that I picked up at a garage sale yonks ago. I have four of them, so I'll make two bags, one to drag my crochet around and one to sell at the farmer's market.
    zrrlmp0q3ous.png

    3. Eight chair cushions - three for the barstools, four for the dining table chairs, and one for my office chair. They will be similar designs (log cabin), but different colors for each set, red for the barstools, blue for the dining room chairs, and a combination of both for my chair.
    Here are the blue, red and white jelly rolls that will be made into chair cushions
    46183ajfr1z5.png

    4. Hot pads. I make them out of jeans that I pick up at garage sales for 50 cents or a dollar apiece. I cut out one pocket on the back side, and then a piece of the same original jeans that I cut the pocket out of on the other side, so they match. I add a double layer of the heat shield fabric in between the two pieces, then use a bright colored strip to bind them. I've got eight or ten sets cut and ready to go, hopefully be done to sell at the first farmer's market. Once the cutting's done, the sewing is easy. Pictured are ones I've done - the one at bottom left is five years old, and the one at top right I made just a couple years back.
    rnsab7g5r5p1.png

    5. A quilt for my youngest niece and my mother's namesake, Vivyan. She reads more than any other human I know, except for my husband. I'm going to make her a bookshelf quilt. This is someone else's concept, not mine, but I fell in love with the thought of making it for her.
    hnnn89w7crrj.png

    6. A quilt for my daughter, still designing that one in my head. She requested shades of beige, which I find depressing, but she knows what she wants. This image is probably nothing like the eventual quilt:
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    7. Still also noodling around a design for a quilt for my son, and his favorite color is black. Thinking about something like this:
    chqw7q7izljc.png

    8. Oh, and last but not least, still working on the corner-to-corner crocheted piece for my oldest grandson. It's still an amorphous thing, not exactly photogenic. I'm pretty sure it was Cheri who brought up the technique here, so many thanks to her!

    When I was working, there was always a project in progress, so nothing's changed. I've just finally built myself a place where I can access the things I need any time the notion strikes me, and start working with little fuss or wasted motion (hopefully! :smiley: )

    Heather - The thought of spending that much on a party feels odd, but I spent a lot of time in West Texas culture, where a girl's quinceañera was handled in a similar fashion. First ball gown, etc., etc. Fathers regularly went into debt to pay for their daughter's celebration of turning 15.

    It was a good day yesterday. Today will hopefully be just as good... But right now, I need to go get some fresh bread going for tonight's dinner. Corey's making stuffed mushrooms for me, and he will have BBQ pork sandwiches, and I'm going to be putting together a broccoli and cauliflower gratin for both of us.

    Later y'all,
    Love,
    Lisa
  • bananasandoranges
    bananasandoranges Posts: 2,405 Member
    Hi all ! I can keep up with reading all and responding to all in an online group of about 10 People. Much beyond that my life doesn't allons at présent! I'll just pop in and say HI from time to time. We're already at page 20 in 8 days!
    If you @ me ( @bananasandoranges ) if you write to me I'll be sure to read it sooner or later!

    At present, news:
    -acceptable writing yesterday. More in store today.
    -tracked past days
    - some parts of days are much easier than others in terms of sticking w good CICO...
    - going to get a little non alarming bump checked out in a couple of weeks
    - sneezy and sniffly today. "Medium" allergy alert for grasses today. I think I will take a 1st antihistamen for the year today. Maybe hold out til this evening.. it makes me sleepy and will thus be good for tomorrow...we ll see...I did have halo ice-cream yesterday...dairy which i tend to seriously avoid this season.it could be that.
    - TEA I've always been a big tea or herbal tea drinker. A woman friend says something like "older ladies need warm drinks" from her observation around her.( she's not in the health field). Now I also drink coffee when out as it's now often said to be good for health as if latest..and espresso or a coffee is half the price of a tea out here !
    - sunny springy after chilly morning
    - have to mostly avoid sun though! Always 50 spf quality mineral sunscreen now. Only hands face and neck area, possibly ankles showing...the rest protected by clothes!

    Today:
    -Read re-read one academic book (notes already partially taken)
    -Integrate some bits into yesterday's writing
    -Finish 4.5 pages
    -Do PowerPoint
    -Review edit 4.5 pages
    -Send to corrector

    Bonus
    Dish area
    Clean 15 min
    Laundry 15 min
    Meditate 5 -15 minutes.

    Enjoying skimming !
    Bonne journée!
  • bananasandoranges
    bananasandoranges Posts: 2,405 Member
    TRACEY accessible living. Wise friends. I had some friends who did that but ended up deciding to move at retirement time. My dad and others have moved bedroom down to the living room or den when mobility issues arose. Some I know built their dream homes on hills w long walks to get into house and realize they'll likely have to move at some point In 69s or 70s.


    HEATHER 100k pounds even for a double party is not for the budget conscious!
    I think the most expensive do I've been to that comes to mind.is my brother's wedding. Both close to 40 no kids Good middle management jobs. Maybe 30k dollars for all including hotel for wedding party members and dinner the night before and open bar in very nice place (wedding in public park!) About 20 years ago.... w probably 80 guests or so...maybe 30k 20 years ago approaches 100k today... but the tare bas batista I've been to have been WAY more modest!!

    My one sister had a 1000 dollar budget! 30+ years ago... friends helping in a church room... etc simple !

    Others . Catered not radically fancy w tent on family or friends land...

    Or justice of peace w tiny get together after..

    Glad they had fun! That's most important regardless of cost!
  • teklawa1
    teklawa1 Posts: 373 Member
    Terri, wow those cards. I loved seeing the detail and have done a screen shot. I like making cards but I have never done any with embossing and parchment paper.

    Pip Yogi <3<3<3

    On houses and layouts, I love simple open designs with lots of natural light.

    Yesterday I went hiking with three gals. We did a lovely circle which went through forest to a bluff walk along the beach and then circled back around through another forest trail to where we began. It was 11.4 miles and I feel it in a good way today. One of the gals is very knowledgeable about plants and it was fun learning about all the edible plants. Now I just hope I retained some of what I learned. It was an enjoyable day.

    Got a letter from my oldest son yesterday and his letter made me teary in a good way. He said he was so grateful I was his mother and went on to say I taught him skills that allowed him to work through difficult times in his life. He said he is glad he has me and his brother in his court and that the lack of material things and hard work necessary through the years made him stronger. It was a sweet letter. I'm always amazed that my kids don't resent the years when money was scarce.

    Betsy in NW WA

  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,120 Member
    Hello, all,

    Terri - That parchment craft is absolutely gorgeous. I'm trying really hard not to go look at it again, as I need to finish my current projects first, THEN unleash a new craft in my life! :smiley:

    Tracey - Here are the ongoing projects, some explanations and lots of pics in the spoiler:
    In no particular order:

    1. A Girl Scout lap quilt, which I'll donate to them for their next silent auction. It's a nine-patch design, and the nine-patch squares are already complete, it's just a matter of getting it assembled and quilted.
    xjnb2uoi3hnm.png

    2. Two Kokopelli bags, one in progress. I designed a rectangular bag that you see here mostly assembled (have to put on a strap, and a liner is needed). The images that make up the front and back are actually placemats that I picked up at a garage sale yonks ago. I have four of them, so I'll make two bags, one to drag my crochet around and one to sell at the farmer's market.
    zrrlmp0q3ous.png

    3. Eight chair cushions - three for the barstools, four for the dining table chairs, and one for my office chair. They will be similar designs (log cabin), but different colors for each set, red for the barstools, blue for the dining room chairs, and a combination of both for my chair.
    Here are the blue, red and white jelly rolls that will be made into chair cushions
    46183ajfr1z5.png

    4. Hot pads. I make them out of jeans that I pick up at garage sales for 50 cents or a dollar apiece. I cut out one pocket on the back side, and then a piece of the same original jeans that I cut the pocket out of on the other side, so they match. I add a double layer of the heat shield fabric in between the two pieces, then use a bright colored strip to bind them. I've got eight or ten sets cut and ready to go, hopefully be done to sell at the first farmer's market. Once the cutting's done, the sewing is easy. Pictured are ones I've done - the one at bottom left is five years old, and the one at top right I made just a couple years back.
    rnsab7g5r5p1.png

    5. A quilt for my youngest niece and my mother's namesake, Vivyan. She reads more than any other human I know, except for my husband. I'm going to make her a bookshelf quilt. This is someone else's concept, not mine, but I fell in love with the thought of making it for her.
    hnnn89w7crrj.png

    6. A quilt for my daughter, still designing that one in my head. She requested shades of beige, which I find depressing, but she knows what she wants. This image is probably nothing like the eventual quilt:
    9c1nfvrf9v8i.png

    7. Still also noodling around a design for a quilt for my son, and his favorite color is black. Thinking about something like this:
    chqw7q7izljc.png

    8. Oh, and last but not least, still working on the corner-to-corner crocheted piece for my oldest grandson. It's still an amorphous thing, not exactly photogenic. I'm pretty sure it was Cheri who brought up the technique here, so many thanks to her!

    When I was working, there was always a project in progress, so nothing's changed. I've just finally built myself a place where I can access the things I need any time the notion strikes me, and start working with little fuss or wasted motion (hopefully! :smiley: )

    Heather - The thought of spending that much on a party feels odd, but I spent a lot of time in West Texas culture, where a girl's quinceañera was handled in a similar fashion. First ball gown, etc., etc. Fathers regularly went into debt to pay for their daughter's celebration of turning 15.

    It was a good day yesterday. Today will hopefully be just as good... But right now, I need to go get some fresh bread going for tonight's dinner. Corey's making stuffed mushrooms for me, and he will have BBQ pork sandwiches, and I'm going to be putting together a broccoli and cauliflower gratin for both of us.

    Later y'all,
    Love,
    Lisa

    Love the bookshelf quilt!
  • LisaInArkansas
    LisaInArkansas Posts: 807 Member
    edited May 8
    Machka9 wrote: »
    Love the bookshelf quilt!

    I know, right? I have seen some insanely complicated ones and some fairly plain ones, but they all hold appeal... and honestly, I feel as if paper books have already become mere decoration for most people. The first time I talked to someone who matched the colors of the books they bought to their decor, instead of buying a book they wanted to read, I was flabbergasted. My mother's hallway leading to the two bedrooms and the main bath was ALL bookshelves, floor to ceiling, and jammed full, every inch. I've sold or given away thousands of books over the years... but don't buy many anymore unless they're going on my Kindle. Bookshelf quilts are a way to hold onto a memory.


  • grandmallie
    grandmallie Posts: 7,950 Member
    Morning ladies
    Well im dressed and went up and signed Lils card today is her 92nd Birthday..
    Her kids are taking her to a swanky restaurant..
    I did stop up to see her she is excited about today..
    I am a purse aholic and over the years have collected many many purses over the yrs,i get them at Goodwill.. im not crazy and spend hundreds on a purse..
    I just went through them and got rid of 2/3rds of them...
    Im trying a little at a time..
    My friend Linda that was going to help me is busy with her work and doesnt have time to help.. so im doing it on my own a little at a time.
  • Machka9
    Machka9 Posts: 21,120 Member
    Review ... (Distances include cycling + walking + a bit of rowing)
    Mar-15 … 489.8 km (304.3 miles) = 38 hours 4 min
    Apr-15 … 491.94 km (305.6 miles) = 43 hours 6 min
    May-15 … 361.81 km (224.8 miles) = 35 hours 50 min
    Jun-15 … 569.53 km (353.9 miles) = 41 hours 53 min
    Jul-15 … 230.7 km (143.35 miles) = 32 hours 45 min
    Aug-15 … 211.3 km (131.3 miles) = 28 hours 8 min
    Sep-15 … 306.7 km (190.6 miles) = 35 hour 2 min
    Oct-15 … 441.82 km (274.5 miles) = 47 hours 43 min
    Nov-15 … 660.21 km (410.23 miles) = 60 hours 41 min
    Dec-15 … 499.91 km (282.8 miles) = 54 hours 56 min
    Jan-16 … 864.79 km (537.35 miles) = 65 hours 36 min
    Feb-16 … 470.53 km (292.4 miles) = 40 hours 39 min
    Mar-16 … 917.73 km (570.2 miles) = 66 hours 13 min
    Apr-16 … 417.83 km (259.6 miles) = 40 hours 23 min
    May-16 … 267.09 km (165.9 miles) = 36 hours 10 min
    Jun-16 … 552.1 km (343 miles) = 54 hours 48 min
    Jul-16 … 709 km (440.5 miles) = 60 hours 41 minutes
    Aug-16 … 775.9 km (482.1 miles) = 54 hours 52 minutes
    Sep-16 … 371.3 km (230.7 miles) = 32 hours 20 min
    Oct-16 … 649 km (403.3 miles) = 49 hours 46 min
    Nov-16 … 403 km (250.4 miles) = 52 hours 16 min
    Dec-16 … 511.05 km (317.55 miles) = 52 hours 2 min
    Jan-17 … 741.9 km (461.0 miles) = 70 hours 3 min
    Feb-17 … 600.5 km (373.1 miles) = 57 hours 30 min
    Mar-17 … 1113.2 km (691.7 miles) = 78 hours 25 min
    Apr-17 … 1181.9 km (734.4 miles) = 76 hours 45 min
    May-17 … 426.6 km (265.1 miles) = 39 hours 21 min
    Jun-17 … 575.7 km (357.7 miles) = 41 hours 53 min
    Jul-17 … 714 km (443.7 miles) = 52 hours 23 min
    Aug-17 … 475.8 km (295.6 miles) = 38 hours 41 min
    Sep-17 … 455.5 km (283 miles) = 41 hours 25 min
    Oct-17 … 647.1 km (402.1 miles) = 57 hours 19 min
    Nov-17 … 427.0 km (265.3 miles) = 50 hours 4 min
    Dec-17 … 553.5 km (343.9 miles) = 52 hours 12 min
    Jan-18 … 590.2 km (366.7 miles) = 57 hours 49 min
    Feb-18 … 826.9 km (513.8 miles) = 57 hours 35 min
    Mar-18 … 582.01 km (361.6 miles) = 50 hours 11 min
    Apr-18 … 176.23 km (109.5 miles) = 29 hours 47 min
    May -18 … 167.6 km (104.1 miles) = 29 hours 08 min
    June-18 … 349.9 km (217.4 miles) = 36 hours 58 minutes
    July-18 ... 324.2 km (201.5 miles) = 24 hours 26 minutes
    Aug-18 ... 210.1 km (130.6 miles) = 25 hours 59 minutes
    Sep-18 ... 261.7 km (162.6 miles) = 25 hours 11 minutes
    Oct-18 ... 230.8 km (143.4 miles) = 30 hours 15 minutes
    Nov-18 ... 216.8 km (134.7 miles) = 30 hours 3 minutes
    Dec-18 ... 285.2 km (177.2 miles) = 37 hours 49 minutes
    Jan-19 ... 241.6 km (150.1 miles) = 27 hours 2 minutes
    Feb-19 ... 175.5 km (109 miles) = 19 hours 8 minutes
    Mar-19 ... 170.3 km (105.8 miles) = 28 hours 21 minutes
    Apr-19 ... 160.3 km (99.6 miles) = 25 hours 4 minutes
    May-19 ... 164.0 km (101.9 miles) = 29 hours 10 minutes
    Jun-19 ... 246.2 km (153 miles) = 25 hours 40 minutes
    Jul-19 ... 217.3 km (135.0 miles) = 33 hours 45 minutes
    Aug-19 ... 162.5 km (100.9 miles) = 28 hours 4 minutes
    Sep-19 ... 136.0 km (84.5 miles) = 23 hours 10 minutes
    Oct-19 ... 196.5 km (122.1 miles) = 31 hours 27 minutes
    Nov-19 ... 155.5 km (96.6 miles) = 25 hours 01 minutes
    Dec-19 ... 203.7 km (126.6 miles) = 26 hours 54 minutes
    Jan-20 ... 304.4 km (189.2 miles) = 32 hours 49 minutes
    Feb-20 ... 248.6 km (154.5 miles) = 34 hours 50 minutes
    Mar-20 ... 148.3 km (92.2 miles) = 30 hours 12 minutes
    Apr-20 ... 171.9 km (106.8 miles) = 19 hours 28 minutes
    May-20 ... 183.7 km (114.1 miles) = 20 hours 49 minutes
    Jun-20 ... 130.9 km (81.3 miles) = 18 hours 50 minutes
    Jul-20 ... 41.8 km (26 miles) = 9 hours 8 minutes
    Aug-20 ...148.9 km (92.5 miles) = 21 hours 43 minutes
    Sep-20 ... 119.8 km (74.4 miles) = 23 hours 17 minutes
    Oct-20 ... 191.7 km (119.1 miles) = 23 hours 40 minutes
    Nov-20 ... 273.0 km (169.6 miles) = 29 hours 16 minutes
    Dec-20 ... 216.8 km (134.7 miles) = 21 hours 59 minutes
    Jan-21 ... 208.2 km (129.4 miles) = 24 hours 39 minutes
    Feb-21 ... 229.6 km (142.7 miles) = 29 hours 01 minutes
    Mar-21 ... 259.8 km (161.4 miles) = 30 hours 48 minutes
    Apr-21 ... 282.1 km (175.3 miles = 28 hours 42 minutes
    May-21 ... 197.9 km (123 miles) = 25 hours 3 minutes
    Jun-21 ... 188.2 km (116.9 miles) = 28 hours 5 minutes
    Jul-21 ... 244 km (151.6 miles) = 32 hours 33 minutes
    Aug-21 ... 234.4 km (145.6 miles) = 27 hours 53 minutes
    Sep-21 ... 216.3 km (134.4 miles) = 33 hours 04 minutes
    Oct-21 ... 187 km (116.2 miles) = 19 hours 31 minutes
    Nov-21 ... 222.3 km (138.1 miles) = 32 hours 34 minutes
    Dec-21 ... 200.1 km (124.4 miles) = 30 hours 15 minutes
    Jan-22 ... 328.0 km (203.8 miles) = 36 hours 09 minutes
    Feb-22 ... 223.9 km (139.1 miles) = 26 hours 04 minutes
    Mar-22 ... 214.2 km (133.1 miles) = 24 hours 47 minutes
    Apr-22 ... 248.4 km (154.3 miles) = 20 hours 48 minutes

    Sunday, 1 May 2022 … 0.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling +
    Monday, 2 May 2022 … 3.7 km walking + 0.0 km cycling +
    Tuesday, 3 May 2022 … 2.2 km walking + 0.0 km cycling +
    Wednesday, 4 May 2022 … 2.2 km walking + 0.0 km cycling +
    Thursday, 5 May 2022 … 3.3 km walking + 0.0 km cycling +
    Friday, 6 May 2022 … 3.7 km walking + 0.0 km cycling +
    Saturday, 7 May 2022 … 3.9 km walking + 0.0 km cycling +
    Sunday, 8 May 2022 … 0.0 km walking + 10.6 km cycling +


    2022 Monthly May
    Walking/Running Distance (km): 19.0
    Walking/Running Time (min): 237.6
    Cycling Distance (km): 10.6
    Cycling Time (min): 35.2
    Flights Stairs Climbed Number: 0.0
    Flights Stairs Climbed Time (min): 0.0
    Rowing Distance (km): 0.0
    Rowing Time (min): 0.0
    Other Distance: 0.0
    Other Time: 0.0

    Totals
    Total Distance (km): 29.6
    Total Distance (miles): 18.4
    Total Time (min): 272.8
    Total Time (hr): 4:32:47
  • pipcd34
    pipcd34 Posts: 13,871 Member
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  • 1948CWB
    1948CWB Posts: 370 Member
    <3
  • grandmallie
    grandmallie Posts: 7,950 Member
    A little at a time... laundry is done now ill take it to the dryer.