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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Jan's block

Nancy, NP asked what the words on this block said.

It says:
Grand Master
Flor de Washington
Reina Perfecta
Extra Fina
Blue Gap

I am not sure whether these were cigars or what.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Surpise, Project Finished

Last week, I received a wonderful surprise gift from my friend Ms. Jan. It is a CQ block, it looks like it is all 1 piece of fabric, but has lovely feather stitches around each of these words. She said she got 2 of these about 10 years ago, and has 1 framed, and has given me the second one. This was the best part of my week, this wonderful surprise.

I have been trying to get things going for Christmas gifts. I remembered, in 2003, in Sisters, Oregon, I took a class with Margaret Peters, a cute little wool Santa wallhanging project. I meant to finish it last year for my sister, but didn't get to it. I remembered it again last week, and pulled it out, and discovered I was about 3/4 done. So I finished it up tonight. It is OK for me to show it here, my sister doesn't have a computer and she will never see this.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Thursday, October 18, 2007

I have received a MEME tag! I am it!

Well I got tagged by Carole of Wippy's Place

Here are the rules which you must abide by if you are tagged.

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.
Ok here is My MeMe

1. I am married to the love of my life, for almost 32 years, and we have 2 daughters and 3
2. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the ocean, and all things to do with it.
3. I Love to read, and could be called a book slut.
4. I love seafood, fresh bread, salads and soups.
5. I love crazy quilting, quilting, embroidering, crocheting, knitting.
6. I love to create with paper, stamps, paint.
7. I love to sail, and travel.

now my list of 7 to tag..


Monday, October 15, 2007


Since my last post, I have been cruising from Vancouver to San Diego, visited MIL in San Diego, and gotten home again and back to work.

Yesterday, had a wonderful visit with Susan Nixon, Fran Regos and Candi Harris.

This is a garden round robin I am in with Susan, Fran, Moira, and Gail and this is Fran's block.

This is actually the second round on this block, and the first round, I had done the fence embroidery, the tree above it, and there is a ribbon seam between them.

This round I did the seam below Susan's spider web, and a hard to see wreath beside it.

I was able to show the girls this block yesterday, before I mail it off to Gail today. The girls' visit yesterday was the highlight that topped off my birthday week!