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Is it February or Autumn?

Still getting used to the seasons here in Tampa.  Leaves are falling and blowing …

 And I have a view of the changing colors from my porch.  


It’s the little things that say home

Not counting Keith of course, it’s the little things I appreciate about being home … Waking up and fixing coffee in my kitchen, in one of my many cups…

and sitting in my chair, with my quilt, knitting while I listen to my audiobook!


I had big plans for the week

I have two HeartStrings block sets ready to assemble, tops already pin basted and ready to quilt, more tops ready to pin, a hand quilting project already in progress … I was going to come home and spend this week working on all the above but I find I’m tired, really, really tired so I’m going to sleep late, knit, and read. If I get rested up I might start assembling the first set of blocks but only if the spirit moves me. 

Home in time for the parade


An early start

New city, new airport, returning a rental car, early morning flight …  The alarm went off at 4:30am.  Ugh!

 I tend to be a sunset rather than a sunrise kind of girl but the view from the plane window this morning was pretty.

Heading home

The movers arrived yesterday and my sister and I worked like crazy unpacking and organizing Mom’s things. Mom also did a lot of work in the kitchen – my least favorite room to work on during a move! We even got a couple of Mom’s quilts hung. 

 This morning, Maureen dropped me off at the rental car place and I drove to Charlottesville where I’ll spend the night before flying out early tomorrow morning.  The views of the mountains in this part of the state (Virginia) are beautiful … Even more so than my photo taken from the interstate scenic lookout shows.  


Is any move complete without a trip to Walmart?! (Or Target if you’re anti-Walmart).

Adam and Bree were in an accident a week or so ago, luckily they were both OK but his car didn’t make it … Yesterday they replaced it. Caleb and Bree are getting so big, can’t wait to see them again in March.  

My sister Maureen has been cooking for us … Tonight will make 3 nights in a row!

A long day

I packed up the car at Mom’s house (the house I grew up in)

And unpacked it after driving to my sister’s house 3+ hours north west … Great sunset views from her porch.  


Dutchman Puzzle Variation??

Someone commented on the quilt in my last post – it’s one Mom made for my brother and his wife years ago (I quilted it for her).

 Neither one of us remember where the pattern came from but I think it was a variation of a dutchman’s puzzle block. 

Knitting buddy

We’re staying at my brother’s house for 2-3 days before we head west and after I waited for the (no show) cleaning crew at Mom’s and returned her cable boxes, we’re sitting and knitting. 

 Casper is curled up beside me sleeping – does he look like anyone you know? He’s a Bichon like Chesty but is twice Chesty’s size. Missing my baby…