Saturday, January 19, 2019


Some of the things we saw along the way... 
[most of these photos were taken by Darrell]

Afterward, we had a nice lunch in the Center House Armory at the Skillet Counter. 

Monday, December 31, 2018


What a gorgeous last day of the year!

It was cold and foggy in places, but the sun was shining down at Lincoln Park with foggy spots out on the water.  

The Olympics were exceptionally tall today.


I thought I better get my quilt, Carolinas, ready to mail to Quiltcon.  I still need to finish the binding.  

Sunday, December 30, 2018


On our Sunday walk in the park, Darrell took Jax down by the water.  He seems to be obsessed with the waves - they are apparently too exciting.

 Then we went downtown to see Beethoven's Ninth.

Saturday, December 29, 2018


The big Paisley City Sampler quilt is completely done!

I really don't like working on quilts this big and it's only 90" by 90".

Because of this, I put it off for a few days, but today I finally got to it.

I cut the excess off, made the binding, sewed it down, top-stitched it over and called it done.

And put it away.


We had lunch at Uncle Eddie's in South Park.

I love the Cubano sandwiches there.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018


I finished up the panto on my City Sampler quilt, but I didn't have time to take it off the machine.

And while Eduard was working on that, I was working on my latest new project - Trinkets.  I had changed the blocks from 4 inch to 6 inch in Electric Quilt and printed out all of the foundation papers I would need.  This quilt will be bigger than the original pattern by Alison Glass.

I had gotten caught up and bought the quilt kit.  It came with about 29 fat quarters in all those delicious colors in the Kaleidoscope collection, plus the dark grey (Raven) for the background and a funky black and white striped knubbly fabric (which I don't like for a quilt).  When I saw that there was plenty enough fabric there for a bigger quilt, I immediately sent away for more of the Raven fabric which I would need more of, and a grey and white stripe to use instead of the knubbly one.  Here we go - just what I needed, another project.  But, I love it!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018


We had lunch at Shanghai Garden downtown.  Our Christmas day tradition.

Sunday, December 23, 2018


Darrell's grandson Quentin came to spend the weekend with us.  We took him downtown today.  It's the Sunday before Christmas, the last weekend day before Christmas.  The shoppers have taken over the downtown!  We took a bus figuring there would be no place to park.

Our plan was to go see the gingerbread  house display at the Sheraton.

But, first stop was lunch at P.F. Chang's restaurant.

Afterward, we walked down to the Sheraton to discover a really long line to the gingerbread house exhibit.  An hour and a half wait was too much, so we left.

We went to Westlake Park where Darrell and Quentin rode the Merry-Go-Round.