Sunday, January 5, 2020

I Just Realized I Have Made Over 2500 Blog Posts

 My post on 12/11/2019 was my 2500th post.

How fitting it features my friend Carol Gordhamer.
We grew up 1.8 miles from each other in Wisconsin.
We never met until we lived about 25 miles from each other in Florida.
My life is full of small world stories and I have enough of them to write a book.
I keep finding or remembering new ones all the time.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

2020 is here!

I stayed up to watch the ball drop in Times Square just to be sure we could bid farewell to 2019.

It is now time to look forward.
What will 2020 bring?
I will enjoy my family and long time and new friends..
I plan to finish more quilts to get that works in progress list down even more.
Purging will not be  important since I have made such great progress in the last 10 years but I will continue.
As usual I’ll tweak the decorating in my house without buying new items.
I will not make New Years resolutions as I never have and don’t intend to start now.
I will continue to be grateful for my life and my experiences.

Color and design will be as important as ever to me and I close with a picture of the confetti in Times Square as we ushered in 2020.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Two Very Special Sisters

Pat and Denny are two very special ladies.
They are two of my newest friends and I am so thankful to know them.
Pat is a quilter and Denny makes beautiful jewelry.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Christmas Decorating 2019 First Group

It's amazing I was able to do as much decorating as I did as I gave my middle child a whole truckload of some great things I had stored in the garage.
I thought there were 2 bins left, but I gave it ALL to him.
I added some things around the base of the tree and it looks different with the new quilt.

I did save a bin of greens and berries so I was able to add to this vignette to make it Christmasy.
I'm sharing the top 2 tiers of my corner bakers rack that holds some souvenir ornaments and other items that have meaning for me.
I do love adding Christmas cheer and this year it's all in the great room.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Lunch With My Hometown Friend Carol

I finally am close enough to settling in that Carol and I were able to have lunch at Toppers.
We always have so much to share.
Carol is SO talented and if it involves fiber or art SHE can do it.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Great To See My Friend Eileen

It was great to see my friend Eileen Mirr today. It's the first chance we have had to see each other since I returned to Florida. We are long time friends from Wisconsin and our lives have overlapped in so many ways and still are.
She also recognized the quilt as it hung in my husbands office and they both worked at the same school.
I took 4 pictures of her and they all were great. It was hard to decide which one to use. I chose this one because it really shows off her gorgeous hair, her vibrant outgoing personality and her shirt looks great with the quilt.
We each settled in Florida almost accidentally. And add to that we only live about 10 miles from each other. 

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Size Matters When You View A Quilt

When I look at this quilt I made years ago in a reduced size and the landscape orientation I see a secondary pattern I didn't see when looking at the actual quilt.

When I look at the actual quilt this is what I see.  I call this a blankie size quilt which is perfect for taking a nap. This has been used a lot over the years and the batting is now thin and flat. It is hand quilted.