Monthly Archives: September 2016


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Love a good sunset … The sky was gorgeous tonight. 

We had two appointments today so we went to one this morning and back to the house for a few hours and then back out. Nice to be close to the hospital’s cancer center and I feel bad for those that aren’t – So many appointments – being close helps. 
My SIL loves yellow so this hat should be a favorite. I’ve been doing a lot of the Action One Skein hats from one of my knitting books because she likes how they fit. Fingering yarn, size 2 needles. 

Loved this audio book on the Lusitania. I’m completely hooked on audio books now but it’s kind of weird, I love reading mysteries but for audiobooks it has to be history or biography. 

PS – yarn colors can be a little weird on the screen. The yellow is a little more gold-y like the second photo.

Red and white

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Do you love red and white quilts? I love the look of them. This Irish Chain was pieced for me by Mom and I quilted and bound it. I don’t use it much because I’m afraid to mess it up but I love it. Now that I have my quilt chest in GA it’s somewhat on display (folded but visible).

I found these two on eBay last night – just because I’m not quilting right now doesn’t mean I’m not constantly thinking about quilts!!

Most of the red and white quilts I make are scrappy and by adding beige/tans into the mix, I don’t worry as much about them getting ruined. 

I’ve used this one on my bed for years and it’s held up really well. Mom pieced this one for me also – she’s always willing to piece blocks or tops for me in exchange for quilting services. 

This is another one of mine – and Mom helped piece this one too on one of her visits. Adam fussed at me and said that I was working his grandmom too hard. 

Do you make red and white quilts? Do you use them or are they carefully stored away?

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We have lots of appointments this week so plenty of reading and knitting time. 

I finished one hat that will either be gifted or donated and started another one for my SIL. Both are the One Skein Action hat from one of my knitting books and made from fingering weight yarn. I’ve got yarn here to make one for Rae too. It’s just a little beanie but so easy to make that it’s the perfect project. I tried a scarf but have pulled it out twice already!! I may try again next week when we’ll have more time at home. 

Quilts are piling up

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I’ve got stacks of quilts waiting to be washed and donated sitting around the house but Becky’s going to help me out. She took 5 quilts with her … 4 to wash and donate to Safe Haven in GA (an organization that works with abused kids).

And since she loved the Plus quilt, that one will be going home to stay with her. 

Today I’ve got to unpack, do laundry, and repack for my flight tomorrow for another two weeks in VA and we’re going to appliance shop in the hopes of scoring some Labor Day bargains – hard to believe the kitchen remodel is going to start in a month. 

Playing with coins

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I don’t know what made me pull out the bags of coins I have sitting around but Chris and I spent a lot of time today going through them. Keith had a couple old penny books and we found 3 coins to add to his book and then we went on Amazon and ordered a few books to start some new collections.

We also went for a swim when we got home from the beach … This little one is fearless – kind of scares me sometime that she’s not more cautious.


A quilt!

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Kathy Williams sent me a photo of her Churn Dash and Stars quilt – I just love seeing how other quilters use the instructions to make their own quilts. Brown is my favorite color so I really love this one!

Instructions are on the website at the link above – this one isn’t as easy as most of my quilts but it’s worth the effort. 

My version was brighter and given to Keith’s Mom. When she passed away last March, I gave it to my niece Samantha in memory of her grandmother. Both Chris and Adam got quilts that Mom and I had made for Keith’s dad and I know Chris uses that one a lot because I always see it out at their house. Adam used to love his quilts too but now that he’s married I rarely see any quilts used at his house so I don’t make them for him anymore. 


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Just one appointment this morning and then I spent a couple hours at the library working on genealogy. They’ve got a nice genealogy room here and I think I’ll plan on spending time here at the Main Street Library when I have some spare time. 

Still crossing my fingers my flight doesn’t get canceled tomorrow.