Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Dotty Top Finished


Yesterday I sewed the blocks together and started making the border units.


With the border units sewn on the top measures 56 X 68 inches.  I would like it a little larger to give as a gift.  May try adding another border if I can find something I like - I don't like borders that are just tacked on to enlarge a quilt so this may be a problem.

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Kathy, Hannah and Emily

For my weekend entertainment, I joined these gals in Morehead City for the Southeast Showdown Nationals Dance Competition.
Emily and Hannah were in several group dances and Emily was in a duet on Saturday.  They were there at 7AM and finished their routines about 3. Kathy was busy running back and forth helping with costume changes and makeup.

We went back in the evening and watched the solo competitions until 11PM.  Sunday the Showdown started at 10AM - Emily was in the opening number.  Their groups didn't make the showdown but the Pee Wee Troupe from there school won a first place and a second place award.

Hannah and Emily have plans to do a duet together next season.
We saw lots of amazing talented dancers and lots of fun!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Dotty Blocks Done


After my check-up from my cataract procedure today, I finished the last couple of blocks for the dotty quilt.  Will have to do some re-arranging here and there.  Looking at them with my eye that has been corrected, they look much brighter than before.  I'm looking forward to having the right eye done in a couple of weeks so that both eyes will be equal again.
Now I can start working on borders for it.

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We had a great time in Philadelphia last weekend.  Lots of fun and celebrating Hannah!


Shane and I loved Reading Terminal - we ate crepes for breakfast and couldn't pass up the doughnuts.
Shane had key lime and I had strawberry. 

One funny thing - Shelly saw an add for a fabric museum in one of those travel books they place in hotel rooms - so while Vince, Hannah and Shane were watching a Soccer game - we took a taxi over to the museum - guess what- there used to fabric there a long time ago - now it is just a photography museum - they just never changed the name.  GYP! but if was free except for the taxi.  However all was not lost - we walked over to Reading Terminal and ate pretzel covered hot dogs and shopped around here and there on our way back to the hotel.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Back to Dotty


Last week I decided to get my dotty fabrics out again and resume working on this quilt that I started back before Thanksgiving.  I had made three blocks when life came calling!


Now there are fourteen

Sunday and Monday, I cut out the centers and have started sewing them.  I have six more blocks ready to sew together and that will be it for the blocks.  Then I will think about the borders.  I won't use the sashing used in the pattern (that's why I made more blocks) but I do like the outer pieced border.  
First I have to concentrate on getting to that point.

This will probably be my last sewing day for this week as we are going up to PA for Hannah's graduation from Drexel this weekend.

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Chillin' out in chilly Oxford, NY

My sister, Barb, sent me this picture last week.  It was 3 weeks ago at her house in Oxford. I think  the high temperature was 53 that day.  She did have the heat on every day.  And there is a gas space heater, just beyond my feet, that heats the big front room very nicely after awhile.  She was making me a very special breakfast that day.

It will be 93 here today!

Emily and I after dance recital

Who else but a teen could look like this at 11:15 PM and dancing and changing costumes so many times that I lost count.

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