Sunday, March 21, 2010


Hi All -

Well, Spring is here and this is what we found when we came home today from visiting our daughter in VA - aren't they pretty!! I just love this time of year - when the Spring bulbs come up, I feel like I'm greeting old friends again...just makes me smile.

We had a great weekend and my son-in-law and I attended the Cabin Branch and Stone House Quilters annual quilt show. There were some beautiful quilts and I bought a CD containing all the quilts - what a great idea!! I'll have to pass this on to my guild. I did manage to purchase a couple of patterns and some fat quarters - and even got a couple of free patterns. I didn't go too crazy buying because I'm going to the big Lancaster show on Thursday with my guild and have to save some $$ for that show :o)
I couldn't resist this "Finding the Right Tree" pattern - I'm going to change it slightly to make it look like a Scottie. Hope you all have a great week and happy quilting!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Hi All -

Well, I finally finished the top of my Celtic Knotwork - that was my UFO for January!!! Anyway, here's a photo of it - I'm really pleased with it and thank Lynne at "with each new day comes fresh hope" for this mystery quilt. My squares measure 2" and there were 25 blocks to put together. It took me way too long, but I've got a million excuses!!! Now I can get on to my February UFO (if I can find it) and then hopefully finish up March before the end of the month.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Glorious Spring

Hi All -
Spring is in the air in central PA and I LOVE IT!!! The bluebirds are back and are checking out the nesting boxes and the mockingbirds are giving us their wonderful concert. This year we have some wild gray bunnies - I've never seen gray ones before, only brown. Wonder if someone let a domesticated one go??? It will be interesting to see what kind of babies they have - but they better stay out of my garden!!
Duncan and Hamish have been spending lots of time outdoors enjoying the sun and I like to do that too - any excuse - a good book, cleaning up the garden, putting up some puppy-proof (I hope) fencing, etc., etc. My quilting is suffering because I want to be outside - darn. Looks like we'll be getting rain at the end of the week, so maybe then I'll get downstairs to the quilting room.
My brother and sister-in-law have found a house and will be closing on it at the end of the month. It is beautiful and is tucked into the mountainside - also has five acres of wooded land with it. They'll be about 40 minutes from us - we're really excited!!
Got to run now - hubby has PT this morning and I'm his chauffeur. I'll get some more of my grandmother's flower garden done while waiting for him to finish.
Take care and keep smiling -

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Tracy over at Fiber Babble ( is having a giveaway - go on over and check it out. Tell her that I sent you -

Monday, March 1, 2010

Sundae Quilters

Hi All -

Yesterday was "Sundae Quilters" day - our monthly meeting was hosted by Marie and we all were excited to see her new home. It was beautiful and we had a great time. She also treated us with her fabulous "Minnesota" casserole - absolutely yummy!!! We passed up the ice cream sundaes that she had for us since we were so full of her great hot dish and Fran's bread. We do know how to eat!!! Here are a few photos...
Take care and keep smiling -