Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Did you miss me?  4 hospitolizations  later I am home recovering from a kidney infection and 3 kat scans'

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Trip to DC

 Earlier in the month I spent 6 days visiting my sister in DC.  As usual I had to make the rounds of the museums.  Unfortunately most of the museums I visited didn't allow photographs, such as the Textile (which had a wonderful exhibit of Asian textiles) or the Renwick (furniture made by an African American in the mid 1800's)  The paintings in the gallery had been there for ages so that was allowed.
 As well as the permanent collection.  This statue looks like ice.
 There are statues everywhere you look in DC.  This was near the Canadian Embassy...one of my favorite buildings.
 The view of the Capital from the Newseum.  Photos of most of the exhibits also not permitted.
Another view from the same spot.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

My Magnolia Tree

 My magnolia tree which had a terrible time last year with the frosts has returned in all is glory this year.
I am going to miss it when I move.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Valley Quilters of Newark Valley Annual Luncheon

 Every year the Valley Quilters of Newark Valley near Binghamton host a luncheon for quilters in the area.  I was honored to be asked to speak at the event.  In addition to a delicious lunch there were many quilts made by members of the group.
 I hadn't planned on selling it but Laura Teuchtler decided she had to have my latest jacket.
 So off it went to a new home.
 After lunch there was show and tell of course.
 This quilt's maker said she would never applique again.
 This quilt was made from a stamped piece the owner found at a yard sale for $5.  The thread cost $72 and it took her months to finish the quilt.
An adorable horse made from scraps.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The painters are coming! The painters are coming!

 Late this am the painters arrived to power wash the house in preparation for painting it during the next couple of weeks.
 In the middle of the job one of their hoses broke so work was cancelled for the rest of the day while a new one is obtained.
 
Lots of paint removed and sitting in the grass.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Yikes!!!!! Its the Sewing Room AGAIN!

 Oh Oh!  Its that time again.  My sewing rooms one and two are disaster areas.  This is just the hall outside room two!  I am hoping to move to a very slightly smaller house sometime either this fall of next spring so a major overhaul is in order.
 Hmmm?  Could I even get through here to room one without breaking a leg or something important?
 I made it.  The room looking back toward the hallway.
 Looking in the door of room one.
My new Bernina will be rusty before I even get in to use it.