Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Vacation in Vermont

I am not an outdoor person, but Vermont may have turned me into a camper.  This sunset cruise on serene Lake Champlain for starters....

The Burlington crowd introduced me to Harpoon draft.  Yummmmmm.....

The gospel sing-along at the RV Rally in Essex Junction .....

I could really go for a Winnebago outfitted with a sewing studio!!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2014


I just received this beautiful handmade card from a friend.  The leaf is hand printed and stitched on dyed cotton.  How simple is that, but how special it can be!  With a little time and creativity, we can give so much to each other.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Faded Glory

"Stars & Stipes Forever" one year ago.


After hanging on my front door all year, it has faded into mellower tones.  The elements have 
 taken a toll, but it still waves!  

Sunday, June 22, 2014

It All Started...

It all started at Jessica's.  I saw her helping Bernadette make a Fractured quilt, so I went home and whipped these up.  So happy with them that I decided to take a 2-day class at Quilting By the Lake.  Thought it would be a breeze.   Wrong!!!    The design was more complicated than I expected.  But somehow....

...my teacher Kathy Doughty worked some magic and they all move in concentric zig-zags...

then more quilting magic by Victoria on her new long arm...and now it's off to the QBL show!!!

Friday, June 20, 2014


The roses are blooming all over Long Island now.  I have never seen so many at once!  Must be that long hard winter we had.  This lovely bouquet arrived on my doorstep from sweet Melissa today.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


My beautiful mom in 1965

Mom and me

Mom was a teacher, and she taught me many things.   Taught me to read,  to sew, and to cook.  But the last and best lesson she taught me was to enjoy every day, because life goes by so quickly.  She passed peacefully yesterday at the age of 94.  

"Thanks, Mom!!!  I love you, too."

Monday, June 16, 2014

Monday Morning Progress

Another row done this week.  I have 12 rows and several more to go before I quilt. 

 The beautiful weather has been great, but it also keeps me outside pulling weeds!