Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Celtic Site

This is a lovely site...great inspiration!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

New computer

I'm fumbling through the process of transferring info from an old laptop to my brand NEW laptop. This is a first for me, I have always had "hand me down" computers...this is my first new one. It is really exciting...still have software to load...but am just transferring files right now.

Sunday, March 29, 2009


It is another cool rainy day...can't wait for Spring to really get here...not just the date on the calendar. I did a little spinning this morning. I have quit a bit of fiber to spin. Once I finish this 8 ounces of merino...I hope to make a shawl with it. Can't wait to get it all spun up.

I have been planning several quilting projects and just finished complete a needlework project that my daughter had started when she was very young and doing a demonstrations at one of the historic houses at Greenfield Village in Michigan. She is now 27 years old and I finished it so it can go up on Dad's library wall...it is cute...even with all the mistakes.

Sun, please shine soon...I need some motivation!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

OP button sm retreat this weekend sounds like just the thing to get out of the winter blues! Going to a fleece fiber feast on Satuday and then I think I will retreat to my studio for a little R & R.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Another wintery day

I've been sick for a few weeks, just getting to feeling better. Just finished knitting two baby bibs for a friend of my daughters new baby. I mailed them out to New Mexico today. It at least made me feel I had accomplished something.

I have been looking through my quilt books and magazines for some inspiration to start a new project. I'm not sure if it wants to be something small that I hand patch and quilt or another large quilt that I machine patch and hand quilt....

I have been working on several needlework projects too. Being sick allowed me to just sit, read my Kindle or work on a hand project. It was great! I didn't feel guilty about not getting any house work done.

Work has been slow, I work in the construction/building business. The economy in Michigan is terrible...I sure hope that it turns around soon. It is going to be a very slow year for building.
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Quiltville Mystery

Friday, February 6, 2009

Now we are into February

It has been a rocky start. My daughter and her husband were here for 12 days visiting because they could leave base at Christmas...her husband is in the Air Force and was on call. We had a great visit and hated them to go home to New Mexico.

After they left I came down with Bronchitis and now it has gone into Pneumonia. I haven't be able to finish my January blocks for the calendar quilt and right now my head isn't into anything more than vegging on the couch. I will be so glad when winter is finally over.

Can spring be far away????????

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Blahs on Thursday

Awaiting my daughters visit next week. She wasn't able to come home for Christmas...first time in 2 years.:( Got call tonight she was in the emergency room with a pain in the side...worried she won't be able to come home. I will say my prayers that it will be alright and she will be here on thursday.

I have been reviewing my stash for the quilt calendar...stash busting is a very good suggestion. I'm still working out the finish size and plan for my quilt calendar.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Blogger

I am a new blogger. I'm just getting my feet wet and trying to stay up with this new technology. I am very activity with many Yahoo Groups, Ravelry and other quilting and knitting blogs. I follow many knitting and quilting podcasts. I hoping to have things to share and ideas to gain from others.

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