Slow progress

Back to walking but it’s very hot out there and today I had to take a break and sit in the shade for a few minutes. Luckily, there’s a nice little park on my 3 mile route.


Nothing to show in the sewing room although I did get a top loaded on the longarm and made some more blocks for the Flock of Geese quilt.

Something new

I have so much waiting on me in the sewing room … the RWB half square triangle blocks to assemble into a top, the t-shirt quilt to trim, a backing to piece and another top to load on the longarm ….so what did I do today?! In the hour I had in the sewing room, I started a new top. The brown/green Easy Flock of Geese. This one won’t have a border.

oops!! I just noticed the first block in the photo is rotated the wrong way but I am not going back in the sewing room tonight to take another photo!


A 9 x 12 block setting would give me a quilt that is 54 x 72 which is my usual donation size but since these are guy colors, I think I’ll add an extra row to the bottom to make it 54 x 76. The block size is 6 inches finished (6.5 inches with seam allowances).


Tomorrow I’ll try to get some of the other projects moving along if only to free up the design wall but I’m looking forward to seeing how this one develops.

Time for a nap!

Just two hours of sleep last night before I was up with Finn this morning and I stayed up to enjoy my last few hours with the kids before they headed back to GA. The activity for the morning …. rock painting!


Now it’s time for a nap!

No regrets

It was the right time for us to sell Big Canoe and the closing went through today without any complications. I have NO regrets about the sale BUT I have 12 years of wonderful memories.


Wonderful hikes, canoeing, and kayaking.


Time with the boys and our little ones …


Memories of Chesty …


Trips with Finn …


Trips with my Mom, with Keith’s Mom …. with my sisters, his brother …my brother … too many memories to share in this one post but we will always remember the time we spent together and with our loved ones there.

Missing Keith

Unfortunately, Keith had to travel today and he’s missing the last day and a half of Adam’s visit so this post is for him!

We went to lunch at Ruby Tuesday and then went to Barnes and Nobles. We found lots of books AND a couple dinosaurs for Caleb.


Then we came back home and dug through our change filling in our coin collection books …


They had a bit of sunburn from yesterday … so we saved the swimming for after dinner when the pool was shaded.


And after the kids went to bed … a game of Phase 10…and I won!



I’ve not had time to sew but I did go into the sewing room yesterday after everyone else went to bed and started sorting through my Green bin. The larger stack on the right are the ones I’m planning to use and I’ll pull more fabric from my stash as needed.


In addition to the brown and green Easy Flock of Geese, I think I’m going to go ahead and cut flying geese while I’m handling those fabrics. (I drafted the original quilt in RWB).


We also had more fun in the pool today … and Adam cooked us a wonderful dinner. I’m feeling very spoiled by Keith, Chris, and Adam!


Family time

There won’t be any sewing the next few days as Adam is here visiting with his family. How lucky am I to have Chris here one week and Adam the next?!!

Adam and Lindsey took the kids to the aquarium this morning and this afternoon, we all played in the pool. I don’t always spend a lot of time out by the pool but it’s great when we have the kids here. It’s right out back and we have all of the benefits and none of the maintenance!


Adam also cooked dinner … and is cooking again tomorrow. So nice to have a chef in the family!