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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Challenges; mail call

Three things to be happy about:
(1) cute business cards
(2) Maryland Live! Casino  (nuff said)
(3) mint-flavored dental floss

Yesterday I took a few minutes to shop my stash for the Wee Bee challenge project; the challenge fabric is the one on the left.

I'm almost sure these are the fabrics and/or colors I want to use for the project.  In any case, I won't post any progress pictures, so you won't see anything else about the challenge til June!

Don't hold me to these fabrics, I might change my mind - but I can't wait to see what the finished quilt will look like, can you?

On another subject, as you know my birthday was on Sunday the 25th, but I hadn't received a birthday card from my sister Michelle.  When I asked if she mailed it late this time, she said she'd mailed it from the post office on January 20th.  I should have received it by the 22nd, but definitely no later than the 24th - omg, we both got upset!!  But the good news is - it came in yesterday's mail, thank the Lord!!  Why did it take so long?  I don't know, I don't care!

Now, you're probably wondering why we were upset about one little birthday card... well, that card contained something very special that means a lot to both of us - THE BIRTHDAY DOLLAR!

I shared the history of THE DOLLAR in this post a couple years ago; the oldest date on it is 1996.  My sisters Ruby and Faye have both passed away, so this dollar is very very precious to Michelle and me, worth more than gold!


This is what my car looked like around 2:30 yesterday afternoon; at that point we'd had rain mixed with snow, then a little sleet, then a little snow... then nothing.

When I took this picture it wasn't doing anything at all, but it was definitely on the way.

Everybody please be safe and stay off the roads if you can, I care about you!

Sew forth and sew on til later...

Monday, January 26, 2015

Wee Bee meeting

Three things to be happy about:
(1) peppermints
(2) tazo tea
(3) birthday wishes

Thanks everyone for the heartfelt birthday wishes!  I look forward to my next birthday because that's when my real estate taxes get cut in half, yaaaay!!  Something to look forward to  :o)

Saturday's Wee Bee meeting was mostly about business for the year, but we did have two great show n tells:

Carolyn shared her winter wonderland quilt!  This will be displayed at her school throughout the winter season.

Val shared a lovely setting for the Negro National Anthem.

We were also given the half-yard of fabric for this year's challenge quilt:
I think the camera captured the true color for this batik ... I'm almost sure I already have this fabric in my stash, LOL.

Our challenge: make a modern quilt between 18 and 60 inches, with at least 75% of the challenge fabric and as much of our own as we want to.  My mission:  figure out what colors will set this off and get it finished by the third Saturday in June...
I can go light, or dark, or both, or ...

Sew forth and sew on...

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Happy birthday to me

Three things to be happy about:
(1) good health
(2) good friends
(3) another birthday!

does your 64th birthday make you a "seasoned senior?"

Have yourself a great day on my birthday!  Sew forth and sew on...