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The Mariner Compass quilt is quilted. It took me a bit longer than planned, hummm they always seem to do that to me. All I need to do now is find the material I was using so that I can make the binding and get that put on the quilt and call it finished. I ran into some problems with this one. Sense it is set on point, I had to turn the quilt to get to the side setting triangles and had problems with the tension once it was turned. I will work on that on the next quilt. I'm hoping to…Continue
Have been remodeling two bathrooms and first floor laundry this summer. What a project...I can't be happier how everything turnout, especially the master bath. We took out the bath tub and put in a spa shower with a full bench. The door to the room was repurposed wood from an old 1900's train station. I bought the barnstrappings from Ohio on ebay. The handle came from New Orleans. The picture of the tin ceiling tiles came from a 150 yr. old hotel in Sandusky, Ohio. I designed this room, but…Continue
Warning – do not read if you have an aversion to rodents. LOL.
Back in early June, we had a short camping trip ( mentioned in one of my earlier blog posts) to Barkerville, BC. What I didn’t mention at the time was that not only did the motor home transport DH and me, plus our two Irish Setters, Bailey and Lyric, to Barkerville and back, but also a family of mice! They were living in a neat little nest in the engine compartment, and at night they’d sneak out and search for anything…Continue
At the estate auction I previously mentioned, my sister-in-law asked my cousin (the daughter of the deceased) if there was anything she'd like to ask her mother about after all of the sorting and cleaning of the home place. My cousin replied that she'd ask her the story behind the obviously very, very old cedar chest that was stored in a corner of the garage attic (of all places) that held her mother's childhood mementos, along with baby blankets/quilts, and other keepsakes. None of the…Continue