Monthly Archives: June 2010


Published / by Mary / 7 Comments on Hiking

I love walking in Minneapolis but I’ve missed the walking/hiking here.

I’ve been looking for an iPad app for creating collages and I think I’ve found it. Took a little playing to get the results I wanted but now it seems to be working well for me. The app is Photo Wall.

I’m in reading mode this week

Published / by Mary / 26 Comments on I’m in reading mode this week

I just finished Born to Rule: Five Reigning Consorts, Granddaughters of Queen Victoria by Julia P. Gelardi last night and started The Burning Wire by Jeffery Deaver on the iPad.

I’m in the middle of The Sheen on the Silk by Anne Perry on the Kindle (poolside reading).

And I’m listening to my first ever audiobook while I’m knitting – Persuasion by Jane Austen.

Seems like quilting is not the only hobby for multitasking. Is it any wonder I’m not making much progress on my AppleCore?

What are you reading right now?

Big Canoe, North Georgia

Published / by Mary / 9 Comments on Big Canoe, North Georgia

Someone asked about Big Canoe in a comment — Big Canoe is a resort type community in the North Georgia mountains, just an hour from where we lived in Marietta. The move to Minneapolis with Keith’s company 3+ years ago had been completely unexpected and we had bought this condo just a year before.

While we’ve had it for sale, the market for vacation homes these days hasn’t been good so Chris keeps an eye on it for us and we visited last summer and again this year. When I’m here I think we should come more often but there always seem to be so many other places to visit.

A walk to the end of the street gave me an opportunity to snap a couple photos of one of my favorite spots.

Do you like 30’s fabrics?

Published / by Mary / 9 Comments on Do you like 30’s fabrics?

I’m not doing much quilting other than a few seams here and there on the AppleCore but Mom’s been working on her two 30’s quilts that we cut out on my last visit. She told me today that she’s finishing up the binding on the Tumbler quilt but I don’t have a photo of that one yet.

Here’s her version of my Lattice Quilt that I was in the process of assembling before my trip. Instructions are on my site

Pajama Qulter

Published / by Mary / 2 Comments on Pajama Qulter

Since the post with the link to pre-ordering the new Pajama Quilter DVD keeps getting modified mysteriously by my WordPress app, I thought I’d make a post just for it.

You know that the current DVD is one of my favorites and I’ve been anxiously awaiting another one from Dawn. I thought I’d share the news with the rest of you that have and love her DVD that she’s now accepting pre-orders at a discounted price!

The new Pajama Quilter DVD

A little me time!

Published / by Mary / 14 Comments on A little me time!

Love the family but I’m happy to have the next few days to myself. I always forget how much I miss being at our Condo in North Georgia. It’s been for sale since we moved to Minneapolis but as you can imagine, in the current economy not many people are looking to purchase vacation homes.

As I turn off the highway, I see the mountains in the distance.

I check out the view.

Chesty explores the deck. This is his first trip back since we moved

My favorite chair where I’ve already spent a quiet hour with my knitting, Chesty and an audiobook.

I don’t have a machine here but I’ve got my AppleCore quilt out and ready to work on tonight. I’m hand piecing these blocks that I cut with my Accuquilt GO but haven’t worked on them since December so this trip was a good opportunity to make some progress on them.