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.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A Few Random Things

Once a month I get together with a group of women and talk about stuff.  We started as a quilting bee and we actually talk about quilts ... sometimes.  This month we met for a picnic dinner.  

Great everything ... The view, the food and especially the company.

I spent a considerable amount of time hunting for my class notes for the Crossroads Picnic Quilt.  In fact, they were missing right up until it was time to leave to teach the class.  Then I looked in my teaching norebook - and there were my notes!  I was so organized LAST month that I got it all ready and filed and ready to go.

Sticky Toffee Pudding is awesome!  It's cake, from Scotland.  Look up the recipe and thank me later.

I love these bags.  The pattern is a Creative Grids Cut Loose pattern. I've made 3 ... there will be more.

A new project - yes, Snowmen!  It will be winter someday.