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The quilt is done! Yea!!!
Monday, January 15, 2018      5 comments

Ok - I still have to add a sleeve to hang it, but I put the outside buttons on while watching Jeopardy. I still love this quilt - it was a lot of work - more than my typical quilt Same quilt, different looks ... Read more
Making the cloth covered buttons
Sunday, January 14, 2018      6 comments

Still working on my Kameleon quilt. First up was to make 45 cloth covered buttons for the center pieces of the blocks and along the border. I enlisted DH to help make them nice and tight. I have all the pieces ready. ... Read more
The finish line is getting closer on my Kameleon quilt
Monday, January 08, 2018      2 comments

I have bound the quilt and have finished quilting the border and now am on to the individual blocks. Free motion quilting (FMQ) is not one of my areas of expertise, but I am no longer intimidated by it. It's not as perfect if I sent it out, bu... Read more
Starting my quilting
Thursday, January 04, 2018      4 comments

I have started quilting the quilt. Already outlined the boxes with stitch in the ditch. This will allow me to slowly quilt each block. I have now started on the borders. Slow and steady. ... Read more
Phew - top done on my Kameleon quilt
Tuesday, December 26, 2017      2 comments

Phew I've finished the top and mitred the corners after fixing my loose loop leaf. Even though I pinned and thought I pinned correctly I had to re-... Read more
2 steps forward - 1 step backwards on my Kameleon quilt
Friday, December 22, 2017      1 comments

I was making tremendous progress on my Kameleon quilt ..... I put all the rows together and started putting on the borders. I don't like to do mitred corners but they do look nice when done. Right now I have not tried to put any layout wi... Read more
Next steps on my Kameleon quilt
Monday, December 18, 2017      4 comments

I have finally finished quilting all 60 leafs on my kameleon quilt. kameleonquilt.com/ I was so happy to get all of the loops to be solidly anchored in the leaf I didn't worry so much about the size of the loop. My DH was... Read more
Kameleon quilt challenge
Tuesday, December 12, 2017      4 comments

In the summer I went to the Philadelphia Mancuso quilt show and fell in love with a quilt I saw. I came home and googled the quilt and found the pattern sold by the designer living in Norway. I ordered the pattern and began my journey to make ... Read more
Wow 3 years since my last blog. Our 2017 cross country adventure.
Monday, June 26, 2017      3 comments

Lots of hiking, lots of good food and a beautiful country. What more can I ask for. 22 days and just shy of 9,000 miles. Enjoy! Bombay Hook, DE... pre-trip event for National Park Pass Hocking Hills State Park... Read more
June progress
Friday, June 20, 2014      2 comments

1/2 way through June and I've been exercising pretty much every day. I've been definitely mixing it up between swimming, aerobics class, elliptical, walking and biking. Muscles ache which is good. Mood goes up and down as I've been down ... Read more
Adding Planks and Eliptical to my program
Wednesday, June 04, 2014      1 comments

My son told me that I need to really work on building up my core. He said PLANKS and SQUATS were key. So I started doing Planks -these are really hard. I can barely do 60 seconds for the first time and 30 seconds for the 2nd. But I figur... Read more
Enjoying retirement
Friday, May 16, 2014      4 comments

Still working out the kinks but am getting in more exercise then I was working and enjoying it. I tried Zumba for the first time. What I learned is I definitely have no rhythm but it was a great work out trying to keep up with everyone. ... Read more
Paducah - not what I expected
Monday, May 05, 2014      7 comments

As I've been quilting for some time now, how could I pass up a visit to the National Quilt Museum in Paducah KY? As the museum opened at 10 we spent the first hour in Paducah walking around the river front. The murals were excellent with a sl... Read more
Hello world - I'm still here and now retired
Monday, April 28, 2014      6 comments

Who knew it was so much work to retire. I was buried the last few months getting ready to retire. Training my replacement, making sure everything was backed up and so many details. Now I don't need to think about this anymore. Wow will I... Read more
Day 51 - another snow storm
Tuesday, February 18, 2014      3 comments

Just got in from my cardio exercise of shoveling snow, clearing the car, and then a short up/down our street. I even got a spin on the snow blower. Man my husband makes it look so easy - even though its self propelled its tough. Either that I... Read more

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