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Friday, June 21, 2024

Back-Tracking and Catching Up!


Hi everyone!  I'm back!

And this is what happens on the first day back - We play catch up.

My apologies to the June Quiltvillians - I left 2 days before their retreat was over with the promise that I'd get this post made before I left New York.

Of all the things NOT to forget when one has to do computer work on a small laptop screen while traveling - I forgot my mouse.  I had the dongle. I had no mouse.

I went searching in Queens around the area of my hotel to find a computer store or somewhere that had a mouse.

No dice. No mouse.

I thought I'd get one in Ireland, but there wasn't a computer place anywhere near where we were.  There were phone stores with chargers and cases and batteries and all things phone related - but no mouse.

I finally gave up. Editing photos and doing what I do REQUIRES a mouse.  A touch pad isn't a skill I possess. So here we are.

Saturday, June 01, 2024

Miles of Binding, and Mountain Hiking!


Isn't this picture just perfection?

I found these three nearing the end of our busy day - just rocking and talking and getting binding stitches in.

Shown here from right to left: Indigo Way, Emerald City from String Frenzy, and Bitcoin.

I know they are in a binding rush (though they don't need to be - it's okay if things shown are as yet unbound) to get things done for our over-the-porch-rail photos that will happen this afternoon since I leave for New York tomorrow.

We are fitting in ALL the things before I go!

Friday, May 31, 2024

Quilting With Friends!


They checked in Wednesday afternoon and this is what greeted me when I walked in yesterday morning!

Happy design walls!

Conversation and much laughter, and the reconnecting of friends who hadn't seen each other since this time last year.

And last year, if you remember - I was just leaving for Egypt and missed much of this group because travel dates are travel dates and life happens.

But this time - I get them all the way until Sunday and we are filling up every moment with everything good that we can.

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Throwback Thursday!


Growing up I didn't get to be a Brownie or a Girl Scout.

I was lucky to be the daughter of my Bluebirds leader, and then later into Camp Fire Girls.

How many of you belonged to either of these and found fast friends that have lasted through the years?

I was lucky enough over the past year to reconnect with my childhood friend Charlotte - a friend from 3rd grade

Little did I know living in her attic were the remnants of her childhood - including these photos, and even her old Camp Fire Girls vest with beads yet to be sewn on.