Friday, April 29, 2011

Nice Day!

It was a nice day today.  I got up this morning at 4:13 AM to watch the Royal Wedding.  It was so nice to see something on tv that was a happy occasion - all we have been hearing about lately is  Afghanistan, Irag, Libya, Syria,  Tsunami, Hatti, and now the tornado's - so for me, watching the wedding was something HAPPY and exciting.

Later this morning, my friend and I went to the Bunkhouse Quilt shop (link is under my favorites).  The owner is a wonderful lady who has 'flunked' retirement 2 times.  Any time during our birthday month, she gives us 1/2 of our age off as a percentage on one item.  So today I bought backing.  She also had yesterday and today 25% off end of bolt sale.  I did a bit of damage but my friend did a lot more.

I only got two blocks made this afternoon.

 DH and I met one of my son's, daughter in-law; daughter, son in-law and 3 of my grandchildren for dinner at an Italian rest. in Andover, MA..  Found out that my son had flowers delivered but they went to the wrong house.  I called the neighbor to ask if she got flowers for me and she answered yes.  I asked her if she would put them on our front porch.  When we got home, there they were - out of the wrapper - just in the vase in the middle of the porch.  My name was on the card so she knew clearly they weren't hers.  Angered me.

Husband bought me an iPad2 which should be delivered Tuesday.  So all in all, today was a good day and the sun was shining most of the day - what else could one ask for!!

Happy quilting!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tonga Rhapsody

First block is complete.  Working on month 2 then I will be caught up.  Won't be able to pick up the next block until the 15th of the month.

Went to "THERAPY" (applique or whatever) this afternoon. Nine were there and  two of us (I was one of them) forgot some stuff so we just ended up socializing.  We look forward to our therapy sessions.  

Weather here in southern NH has been yucky - overcast, cool, rain etc.  Not sure when the sun will shine again.  I guess we shouldn't complain when we see what is going on in other parts of the country.

Guess I had better think about dinner - 


I just finished reading The Union Quilter by Jennifer Chiaverini this morning.

Now to get back to sashing the blocks - 10 done 130 to go.  If I  change the layout to a 12 x 12 then I will have to make an additional 4 blocks.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

The sun is finally shinning!!!  Forgot what it looked like.  Yesterday it rained ALL day with a bit of SNOW thrown in.  DH is trying to get the fertilizer down - but can't do it in the rain.  We transplanted peonies last fall and they are coming up although they won't bloom this year but at least they growing.

Just returned from church - First Church, UCC in Nashua, NH.  They bring in a 'brass' ensemble for Easter and Christmas.  Very nice service.

Yesterday DH helped me with this blog.  I hate reading HELP!!!  Why can't they just go step by step instead of putting different links embedded in the instruction - read this - go there -read this etc.  Anyway, think we got it.

Last night we went to dinner with neighbors at a German Restaurant.  Today we will go to their house for Easter dinner.  They have family in the St. Louis, MO area.  All are safe - what is happening to the weather pattern?

No sewing for me until later tonight.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Welcome to my blog!

Stash City was the name chosen by my husband.  In viewing the photos below you can understand why.  This only represents a portion on my stash - there's more in the other room.  The cabinets are 30'W x 80"H x 14" D.  The two shelves in the single cabinet houses just batiks.  I guess you could say I have an addiction. Oh well, could be worse I suppose!