Margaret Potts and Stonefields, 3 Quiet Days, and Dallas Quilt Show

Greetings from sunny/no sun/ hot/ LV Texas!  Well, guess winter is over, although the Mesquite trees are not blooming yet…. so maybe there is hope for some cooler days later in the month.

I am so excited. For the last  days it has been so nice and quiet and absolutely no problems have hit us.  It has been a long time that since I have had such peace of mind and spirit!  Thank You God!

On Wednesday Clay and I  took a day trip to the Corpus Christi area to pick up my son’s remains.   It was a good day and a very peaceful feeling came over me that is still with me!  Richard loved the Ocean but I would not give him up to it.  I wanted to bring him home with me and we did.   I love the Ocean and we were able to have time to sit by the bay in Rockport, watch the Sea Gulls and look out over the water where the sky and water meet.  So refreshing.  We stayed in Rockport to visit with a grade school friend and enjoy a leisure supper at a local eatery.

This was our first trip in the Navigator and boy did we have a fun time trying to use the GPS in a vehicle!  Everything went well until the return trip.   I am very familiar with the Corpus Christi area but not Ingleside where we had eaten supper.  Bonnie advised us to not take the same route home that we did earlier in the day coming to Ingleside. She said that there were too many wrecks, so at ‘dark thirty’ we were trying to figure which way to go to Portland, Gregory, and then on to Corpus Christi, where we would take IH 37 home.    The lady in the GPS just did not want us to go that way so we finally just entered in Portland and we were off! What a Hoot that was trying to remove the route from the GPS.  The lady would just not shut up – finally we figured that one out and we arrived in Portland and from there I knew the way home – over the Corpus Christi HIGH Bridge and on to IH-37!   I remember  when I lived in Corpus in the ’60’s that I did not like the HIGH bridge – I learned a trick – if you do not like to go over high bridges  and see how high you are from the water, only go over them at dark thirty – you do not see how high you are from the water!!!!!

Friday I spent a couple of hours planning a trip to the Dallas Quilt Show in March, a few days at the Choctaw Casino in Durant, and then off to the Mineral Wells area to visit friends of ours.  This will be a great week of fun and visiting friends!  We will be traveling in the Navigator – so much easier that hooking up a 36′ 5th wheel and packing up the house!!!

The Dallas Quilt Show is one that I have wanted to enter a quilt since 2014,  but life got in the way, so now my goal is to enter the show in March 2018! Guess I had better keep my fingers crossed on this wish.  Never thought I would wish for a dull quiet year, but that is what I am wanting this year – it would be great!

Progress has been made on my applique projects.  I finished Blocks 14, 16, and 18 of Margaret Potts Quilt.  Now I have only 2 more to applique and will be current with that monthly project.  YEA.  (Blocks are 10 1/2″ unfinished)


Block 14
Block 16
Block 18

I also changed the middle flower buds on one of the blocks in Stonefields quilt, Section 4.  There is a lot more work to do to complete this Section.  Hopefully by the end of February I will be through and ready to go to Section 5.  I would love to have this one ready for next year!   (Blocks are 6 1/2″ unfinished)


I am still in a quandary as to which quilt to make with RSC 2016.  So hopefully when I am caught up on the applique projects I will feel more like making that decision.  WHOOPS – forgot Oh Glory is still patiently waiting loaded and ready to be quilted in the long arm.  Humm

I hope that everyone is having a good week-end.  I am headed back to the table to finish 2 more Margaret Blocks and 3 Stonefields blocks.  Easy blocks, and hoping to have them complete by Tuesday as Wednesday will be San Antonio Rodeo day.  It will be the coolest day of the week and I do not do Rodeo grounds in 89 degree weather!  We are “supposed” to get rain starting today (ha ha) and Monday and Tuesday.  Time will tell on that one.  So far the weatherman has missed a lot of predictions this year.

Have a wonderful Monday and keep on quilting!  Life is short!

17 Replies to “Margaret Potts and Stonefields, 3 Quiet Days, and Dallas Quilt Show”

  1. Your applique is lovely. I like bock 16 of Mrs. Potts best. The blues in Stonefields are cute, love those fussy cut circles. I thought you were going to make Good Night Irene for your RSC? I didn’t realize you can’t turn GPS off, that would be so annoying! Happy stitching this week! Enjoy the rodeo.


    1. Thx. The other ones were too light.
      Well now I am thinking of Stars.

      Probably will make up my mind (?), if I can find it, in the next week. I keep trying to find a pattern that will be mildly scrappy. The 4 patches came out too white. Using different tone on tones would have been better.

      Maybe I can get it together by next week end.

      You have a safe trip!


  2. I was so sorry to read about your son, but how wonderful that you have been blessed with such peace!

    I love a road trip! I don’t have GPS, and now I think I’m really glad for that. Ha, ha!

    Your applique is lovely! The circle block is my favorite!


    1. Thank you for your thoughts about my son.

      We have laughed and laughed because this is our first vehicle that is like driving a computer.

      I know I need to take time to read the book before we take the next trip.

      Thx on the compliment on the blue block.

      Have a great week!


  3. I am not sure. I would love to have Brinton Hall completed and quilted, or better yet Robin’s Nest or Stonefields. We will see – I have about 10 months to have one completed. I have some in the que ready for quilting, but not something that will stand out!

    The Celtic applique is very tricky. I did a table runner a few years back with Nancy Chong and that is how I learned how to do that – so much fun! LOL


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