Sunday, March 19, 2017

Grateful for nature

I am especially grateful for nature today. Yesterday was filled with bee meeting, inspiration and shopping. Today I got to sit back and look at the garden. I planted a few of the plants I purchased during the granddaughter's stay for spring break. I am envious of wild flowers blooming all around my yard but not many in my yard.  I filled and placed two hummingbird feeders, but I didn't see any in the yard.
The big spectacular thing was a pair of red shouldered hawks playing and flirting in the yard. Of course that made all the little birds hide, but it was beautiful and sounded loud.
I had our small group meeting tonight. I feel the group running on low energy. The food is great, but
some people are not very prepared. The fellowship is great. I am truly loving all of this group.
Not sure what to think of the end coming.
I worked on the gypsy wife's quilt. It is very complicated and busy. Not sure what will become of it.
Only three more weeks of the class. It is sapping a lot of my time.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Catch 22

I just started a new blog and then this one opens up for me.
 I have not posted since January because I couldn't get into my blog.
  Now I would like to post some pictures I'm having trouble with that too.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Practicing creativity

Finished hand work for new pillow  
Also finishing my Hobbity quilt for a friend. This sashiko stitching has been slow but good. The winter has been rather mild since we had a few freezing days. Many good days for stitching!
Last week we had our first Road Scholar trip to San Antonio. Met interesting people and learned a lot.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

New year very productive

The 2017 year has started with lots of activity.
I am working on handwork and quilting by machine.
Making an effort to include some pictures. This picture is from several years ago.
 "Under water dream."
I had lots of fun with embroidery in 2016, hoping to include some photos. Working from an Ipad is not necessarily the best way to keep a blog but it is my favorite device.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter, a beautiful day!

Today I am thankful for my home.
I have caught up on my commitment to sew a quilt top for each week in the year, this year. Three more quilt tops to be turned in.
I do not seem to be able to import photos to my blog, but I am trying to learn.
I am happy to be using my stash. The tops are prettier than the upholstery fabric that I have been using.
I have many yards of solids I bought for this project. I will be making ten and one half inch squares to make the sewing go faster. These are utility quilts so all colors are welcome.
It is a great day!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New year new goals!

Life has been very busy.  My cataracts have been removed so I am seeing much more color now.
I have started a project to use up a large portion of my stash. Fifty-two quilts for charity this year. The blocks are going together very quickly.
I am creating zen tangles to color and having a ball. Crazy quilting is still a big part of my passion so hand stitching gets time each week.
Building health to get back to a reliable level is requiring personal training three times a week.
My goal is to walk over 5000 steps a day. High hopes for a good year.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Time flies

Well it has been a very long time. I have been fighting breast cancer for a second time. I have finished the 12 week LiveStrong program at the YMCA in Oak Hill.  I was the oldest and the only one with cancer a second time. I made great friends and we all made great progress in regaining our healthy states.  I plan to try a cycling class tomorrow along with Linda a gal I met at the Y.
 I saw Dr Kampe for my 3 month check up. He was not surprised that I had sore joints. He suggested that we try a different medicine. I do not know the name yet. He was going to send the Prescription in to the Mailorder Pharmacy. I spoke up and complained, rather than just trying to bear it.
I worked on a new blouse today. It is too big and I need to cut it down a bit. I am still working on organizing my sewing rooms. The chaos from the kitchen remodel still reigns .I am learning to use my new machine. It is fun.

I have sorted through most of the stuff that I got from Renee for the Bernina. Getting organized looks and feels good.I have been journeling and may continue to do that rather than tyoe on this blog. I do hope to Post some pictures of Quilts and blocks soon.