Isn't that the truth? First of all Happy Easter to all. Today is Good Friday, we have the day off work. It is a day of fasting, services and reflection but this morning I had some time to sit with my current quilt project, the Churn Dash quilt, and work on the borders. I was doing great… Continue reading A Project Just Isn’t A Project Without A Mistake
After I put the motor back on the machine I let it run a bit. Smoke emanated from the motor and the sound was not promising. At All. I found a lot of information generically about motors on-line and what I've concluded from my research is an educated guess that oil or grease have permeated… Continue reading Motor Test, Again
Hey All! Who has time to read, right? I can get through a book every now and then. Lately I've been collecting books by authors I know I'll read eventually, especially Dean Koontz and Vince Flynn. I stopped off at the Library to return a couple of movies and on a whim I walked down the… Continue reading Score at the Library!
Hey All! Now that I've completed my Cruising the Caribbean series of posts the first topic I wanted to share with you was this lovely exhibit called "Quilt as Desired" recently showcased at the Sewing And Quilt Expo! This exhibit is a showcase of many talented (I think most are pros) machine quilters. They were each given… Continue reading Quilt as Desired Exhibit
Hi Friends, I've been silent here for a week or so due to a special week upon the high seas in celebration of my parents' 50th Wedding Anniversary! They love cruising so all of the kids and family got together aboard the Oasis of the Seas for a trip of a lifetime! The snow was on… Continue reading Cruising the Caribbean Day 1 – All Aboard!
I'm getting things together for an upcoming cruise and Dad or Mary sent an email talking about having a bag or back pack with you when you go to shore or on the boat, something you can carry a few items in. So I set off looking for an old friend, a rucksack that I… Continue reading Mending An Old Friend
Despite all this snow and the freezing temperatures we are soon to embark on a long-awaited trip! A Caribbean Cruise! This is going to be our first ever cruise and it is a celebration for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary! They love cruising so all of us are getting together to sail the ocean blue… Continue reading A Beachy Cover-up Finish! – Butterick 5795
Epic. That's what this winter has been, simply Epic. Last night was another 7 inches for us. Yesterday Jim and I drove up to Camping World to look at some solar items and to browse the gadgets for the trailer. We are so waiting for that first Spring thaw to get that trailer out! … Continue reading More Snow, Just Epic!
I've been making lots of blocks using the Speedy Churn Dash pattern sheet. Each one is unique and they are so fun! I've completed 56 and plan for a sashing and a border. This pattern is developing into another 'no waste' design as I'm incorporating the extra 3" blocks as border treatment. I had thought of a white… Continue reading 2 Weeks and 56 Blocks Later I’ve Almost Made Butter!
Hey Everyone! What a great trip! This was the longest trip away from home in a very long time. I can't remember spending 2 weeks away EVER, 10 days yes but this was 2 full weeks! And I couldn't have picked a better time to have been in SUNNY California and freeze and snow free… Continue reading Away From It All…La, la, la dreamland’s over!