Happy Thanksgiving

Greetings from Sierra Vista, Arizona – This is one of our favorite spots to visit in Tombstone.  I will provide more pictures of our journey next week!

The Crystal Palace in Tombstone Arizona – Original Bar!
The Stage!
Roulette Wheels – Caught my eye!

I would like to wish all a Happy Thanksgiving.  Clay and I have so much to be thankful for and we appreciate all that we can do in retirement.  It is such a blessing that we will be retired 20 years in March and April 2019.  The years have flown by!

Sometimes I wonder if I will be able to make 1/5 of the quilts that I have in the ‘que’!  Most quilters begin to realize after building the cache of patterns and yards and yards of fabric that it may be an impossible task.  But, alas, they sit patiently waiting to become an Heirloom quilt!  I continue to live each day doing the best  I can with the blessings I have been given in life and make quilts and enjoy our home! (And I miss our 5 acres)

We will be home this week-end just in time for a cold front.  I am looking forward to it.  The weather has been perfect here, but I am now ready for winter time!

Clay and I have learned that travel time plus 1 week in a Hotel is the way to go.  We have been use to loading the 36’ Fifth Wheel and heading to Arizona for the winter and enjoying having our own home on wheels since 2000, but now it is Hotel time AND only a week at a time in the same place!  I have now learned that I do not need to bring all the clothes I packed!  Clay kept telling me, “you forgot the kitchen sink”, but it just did not get through, but believe you me – I HAVE LEARNED MY LESSON!

Pray for this Nation as there are many powerful people filled with hate and anger who are trying to destroy our Nation by erasing its’ history and destroying the very Constitution that the country was based on.  The next 2 years will be challenging to those of us who have seen the best of the United States of America and want that path continued.  I pray for our President every day for his health and steadfast leadership.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with family and friends.


On Vacation

Morning all! I am AWOL from quilting until the end of the month! We are in Sierra Vista Arizona enjoying a change of scenery.

Of course I missed our record breaking cold at home but there will be more coming this winter.

Today we will be heading to Tombstone, our favorite spot to people watch and play Touristo!

We are staying at the Garden Place across the entrance from Ft Huachua. Great hotel.

Today is picture taking day so I will post them later. I am ‘slightly beginning’ to think about working on my Mountmellick flowers in the evenings as things are settling in after the first couple of days.

Have a great day. Happy Stitching.

Brinton Hall on a Slow Stitching Sunday

I have been trying to finish the Center Medallion for Brinton Hall UFO.  I am down to only one corner remaining and will complete this today.  The next step is to select the next border.  I will more than likely change the pattern at this point.  My goal is to have that completed and the Medallion ready to stitch down before I began preparing for our trek to Arizona.  I am so ready to have a change of pace!

I will again admit that sitting all day long in my Studio doing had work is just not for me!  I will be working on those lovely small flowers for Mountmellick border while we are in Arizona.   Hopefully I will be able to finish them and upon return home, that border will be ready for completion and the remainder of both quilts will be piecing, along with some hand work, but not the constant hand work which I have been struggling to stay focused on.  It would be great if I could finish both quilt tops by the end of the year!

The weather will be humid for 3 days the cold front comes in just in time for the beginning of our trip!   YEA!

I am still struggling with the idea that I “am diabetic”.  My weight loss is maintained and beginning to go down again I almost saw another pound going away but those 2 ounces kept it at 10 (oh well).  I will meet my weight goal of 10-15 more pounds in the next couple of months, but my food list is down to eggs and chicken!  In case anyone out there eats cough drops and struggling with weight gain, here is a TIP!  Each cough drop contains 5 grams of SUGAR!  YUP – that was something that I did not know and when I had the flu in December last year I developed a habit of eating those puppies during the day!  My glucose levels have dropped like a rock since I quit those and potatoes!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day.


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