Some of you that have been on this site for years will remember Miss Riley from Texas. What an artist and quilter she was. Unfortunately, she passed away. I saw these pictures this week and thought of her paintings of blue bonnets. We are in our last week in Florida. Next week, I will be in Orlando getting…Continue
The Quilt Lover's Hangout in North Ft. Myers, Fl had show and tell while you sipped mimosas! Now, that is a nice way to spend a couple hours while the guys are at the Daytona 500. The picture shows about a quarter of the shop...great store. What's nice is they rent machines for $10. Next year, I will bring mine. Bought a few fat quarters of fabrics that look like water for a wallhanging.…Continue
What a fabulous show they put on! Amazing quilts and wonderful people...these are three of the top winners. So much talent, I'm glad I wasn't judging! The gals from Quilt Lover's Hangout quilt shop had …Continue
We arrived to our rental last Saturday. I found it on the internet. We have already rented it for next year. It is a great place and close to shopping. The pool and I became close buddies immediately! There is a canal in the background that takes you to the Gulf of Mexico and Sanibel Island. We have a friendly turtle we feed in the evenings. It is a fresh water canal...alligators could be in there, so no dangling feet!! We have enjoyed finding our favorite Tiki Bar by the water...that's…Continue
We left just before a snow storm hit our area. We breezed through the south to Daytona for one night. Always like to stay on the beach...sleep with the sliding doors open and listen to the waves. I'm not a sunrise girl, but like to get up and watch the sun come out of the ocean!!!
We are in Orlando for three days at a time share sales pitch...of course we won't be buying in...but, three nights at a resort for $169 I'll listen to their chatter. Head out to Cape Coral in the…Continue
I haven't crocheted in 25 yrs. but with you tube, it is easy to refresh your skills. I wanted to make, my friend who will be going through chemo and was told she will lose her hair, a couple of cute alpaca hats. I really enjoyed making them and may start another crochet project in the future. My grandmother was the 1955 National Crochet Champion so maybe I have her gene!!! lol…Continue
Over the holidays, our good friend was diagnosed with breast cancer (33yrs. old) She had pain and her doctor wanted to give her antibiotics and she said no I want a biopsy. She had mastitis in the past and knew this was different. She saved her own life by knowing her body. They are waiting for the genetic testing to come back to see how much surgery this will involve. Luckily she was clean in the lymph nodes. She will undergo chemo regardless. I made pillowcases to fit a 12x18 pillow and a…Continue
We took a trip to Burlington, VT last week for a teaching conference. Decided since the weather was good, we drove through the Adirondacks. The area is in between seasons...waiting for snow for the skiers and snowmobiles...when I say isolated...I mean I almost peed my pants trying to find a place open!!! We stumbled on a quaint mom and pop cafe in Speculator. It was priceless, the waitress was cute as a button. They were from Vietnam. How they ever picked Speculator to call home. Soon you…Continue
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We are getting the first snow of the season and it has everything at a standstill! Could have eased us into it...Continue
There's nothing more uncomfortable than reading from the iPad for any length of time. So, started looking on you tube for a pillow pattern for an iPad. I changed a few things on this one…but, am pleased how it came out. I am making them for the grandsons' mini-ipads and one for me and my friends!!!
We have moved back to our main house…at the lake on weekends. What an awesome summer we had and Fall is starting out gorgeous. Went to a Barn Festival last weekend in Remsen, NY. They close down main street and vendors sit up their booths. Not much shopping for us... but the homemade soups and local food was outstanding! The had a small quilt show, that was lovely.
I have been challenged to learn how to play the Ukulele. There's three couples at the lake that have to make up a song…Continue
Where does the time go? We have had a great summer at the lake. The water is in the high 70's so no more creaming to get in! There are 5 of us that meet at two o'clock to swim for an hour and yeah a little gossiping!!! Someone has to spread the lake rumors! We went to the neighboring town to get PA peaches. They are so good…the corn is in it's prime. I will put NY sweet corn up against any…hot days and cool evenings make corn, apples,and grapes grow!
We are headed to Nebraska over…Continue
I wanted to do something special for my SIL. She has been very helpful this summer with my parents. So, went through my UFOs and found the perfect size x-lg lap quilt. They live in ND, so will get lots of use!!! She saw it on FB and went crazy over it…so guess she'll be surprised next month when we see them!!! The boys picked out their puppy! I think the pictures says it all! She's a sweetie...…Continue
Hello Been awhile…we have been having a great summer at the lake. Hot and dry…not good for the farmers. Been working on some UFOs. Want to finish a few before hunting for more! This one is a nice size for the campfires in the Fall. Nothing fancy, just cozy. Our family is getting a new little member for the grandsons!! Luckily, it will live with them. They have to pick between the two female standard poodles. They came up from Texas. The handler said they are the best two she has ever worked…Continue