Thursday, October 2, 2014

Stars In My Garden

What a fun block to make ... disappearing hour glass

Cut and sew and cut and sew ... I love easy sewing with a big "WOW" factor!

Stars in My Garden

Sorry - not the best picture - taken at night on the floor in my front hallway.  I should have taken a picture of Stars in My Garden on a sunny day actually IN my garden.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


This might just be my favorite month ... October. Yesterday on my walk I saw a beautiful tree.

Walking back, in my own front yard, I saw this ...

Yes, October is definitely a favorite!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Pretty OP

When I wasn't knitting this weekend, I was quilting.

Leslie made this pretty quilt ... LOVE the colors!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Knitting = Challenge

Ahhh knitting ... how you challenge me sometimes.

Beautiful. Colorful.  Yarn, locally dyed from the Outer Banks - a vacation souvenir.  I started knitting a sock on the road trip home from our summer vacation.

In between lots of other things, I continued to knit on it.

And all the time I was knitting, I kept thinking ... it's too small, maybe not, is it?

This morning, I finally accepted it ... YES, it is too small.

I will now be starting a new pair of socks.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

5th Time = DONE

It's DONE!!!

Yes, it took 5 tries. 5 times of starting and knitting and ripping. Finally, after several years, this yarn is a sweater.  It's a bit big, a bit boxy but it's DONE!  A perfect warm cozy winter sweater.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

West River Retreat

West River United Methodist Retreat Center ... The best place to go with your quilting buddies!  We sew and eat and sew and eat and sleep (a teeny bit) and then sew and eat and sew and eat ... And laugh ... a lot!

2 quilt tops - Done!

I love this place. 

Road Tripping

I spent the last 2 weeks traveling - mostly for pleasure, ALL of it pleasurable, and a little business.  My sister (Goofy2) flew in from Florida for an overnight visit.  We then left for Rhode Island. We took our mom and met up with my other sister (Goofy 1) for a 5 day EATING vacation!

The Best Seafood Evah!!

We got back to MD Friday. Goody2 left Saturday and My Cute Husband and I left to visit Kid #2 in Florida ... and we bought a house!

Retirement here we come ... in 2 years.  Kid#2 and her new husband will rent from us for 2 years until we're ready to move. Yes, there is room for my beloved HandiQuilter.

Got home on Wednesday and I left for a quilt retreat on Thursday. 

It's now Sunday evening.  Busiest 2 weeks I have spent in a long time.  Got a little knitting done and some sewing.

Retreat details tomorrow ... after many hours of sleep.