Sunday, January 16, 2011


I'm going to take an extended break from posting on my blog. I need a new camera, and with my limited budget for things like that, it may be awhile.
In the meantime, I'll still be lurking around in blogland, visiting my favorite blogs, and making comments. The blog world is such a source of inspiration for me that I could never give that up. PLUS, all of the wonderful friends I have made through blogging the last 2 1/2 years has been an unexpected bonus.
I hope you don't forget me - hopefully I'll be back sooner rather than later!
Best wishes to all of you!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


The Christmas glitz is packed away, and the cold weather has settled in here in Colorado. I was ready for some 'cozy cabin' feel to my house. I figured a quick quilting project was the answer.

In a few hours I made a new patchwork table runner for the dining room. It consists of seven identical blocks with a paisley border and is machine quilted.

To top it off, I have a good, old-fashioned cold; my sinuses feel like they may explode. So I think I'll go get cozy in my chair and read a decorating book I borrowed from a friend this morning.

I will be linking up with the following linky parties. Be sure to check them out for lots of winter inspiration.

Kim at Savvy Southern Style
for the Boring to Better party

Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
for Table Top Tuesday

Donna at Funky Junk Interiors
for Saturday Nite Special

Monday, January 3, 2011


Kate at Centsational Girl has a post today about day planners asking what our favorite tool for organizing our days would be.

I'm obviously sold on using a day planner where I can write things down. Below is the drawer in my desk where I keep all of my old day planners - many, many years of them. They are handy and I refer to them often.

I picked just one to show you. This is my 1967 planner, and it shows that on July 11th at 3:00 pm I had an appointment with Dr. Danner and above I had written, "Hooray!! Hooray!!" I found out I was pregnant with my first-born after 9 years of marriage. And there is scrap of paper attached, where I counted out the days to figure when this bundle of joy was to be born. Do you think I was excited? That was almost 44 years ago. Also, on that same day at 5:00 we had an appointment to look at a house we ended up purchasing - the nesting instinct kicked in fast!
Everyone of these old day planners has tidbits of info in them. I always recorded heights and weights of our kids when they had doctor's appointments, etc. etc.

And here we are -- time to file away 2010 and begin a brand new year with new scribbles in my 2011 calendar.
For quite a few years now, my publisher, American Quilter's Society, has sent me a quilt art calendar which I enjoy using.