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Monday, September 24, 2012

Loving September! As Always!

Yep! Missed another blog posting last week. This time we were in Eastern Oregon rather than the beach. Hubby was bowhunting for elk and I was relaxing. As it turned out it was too hot for great hunting, his back was bothering him (he is on disability for his back) although not to the point where it was spasming and so WE had a wonderful vacation. Lots of reading, napping, eating and walks with the five dogs .We even managed to have dinner with friends at their house. They said “We love dogs, bring them all” and we did. Once there tho’, as the dogs were running around they said “Oh! There are rattlesnakes living under the shed. I hope they are snake smart.” These are valley dogs. They know garter snakes, not venomous snakes. But under my watchful eye they were able to run around and still have a good time. “Keep away from that shed !!

I did miss sewing! I came back before hubby did and I’ve spent many hours sewing. And, I have to admit, too many hours on Pinterest and quilt blogs filling my head with even more inspiration.
What am I up to? I am sewing along with Laurie Holt on her Row Along. This is a relaxed sew along with a new row being released every two weeks. Still plenty of time to join in. my beginning? So cute!

 I am also doing this Crossroads block from this excellent tutorial. I have all the fabric cut and am putting the blocks together at a leisurely pace. Mine so far;
Plus, I thought I was going to opt out of this seasons quilt block a day!/pages/A-Quilt-Block-A-Day/211113868950661as I had already done several “cross” type blocks this year. BUT, it’s so fun! So I found a version of a cross block I want to do. Gorgeous, no? These are large blocks so it should give me time to do the other things I have planned for this quarter.
Thank goodness I’m retired! Besides what is listed above I will commit to two more finished quilts for the 2012 Finish Along and I will make another quilt for Oregon Dachshund Rescue for fund raising. Here is my first quilt for them.

It is about 45"by 57". This counts as my third finish for this quarter for the finish along. I still have one more week to get my Granny Squares layered and quilted to meet my third quarter goal
AND I want, still, to learn to knit two socks at a time. I think I can keep myself busy! To think, when I first retired, I thought “how am I going to fill my time?”



  1. Your row quilt is adorable!! Love all of your quilts!!

  2. Hi, Toni. Interesting idea to work in long rows. Yours looks great as do your other quilt projects. By the way, I'm from Salem and often visit family in the Portland area. So nice to find an Oregonian in blogland!
    best, nadia