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Thursday, December 22, 2011

More Loading

Michael remarked a few days ago, perhaps we shouldn’t have started loading the motorhome so early, we keep finding more and more things to go in!  I certainly hope we are almost finished!

It was a very cold morning with about six inches of new snow.  It only warmed up to 22 degrees all day.  Now the wind is supposed to start and the temps to warm up.  The warmer temps I can take but no wind would be nice.

Today I finished the binding on a little Christmas wallhanging I started a couple years ago.  It is the cutest thing!IMG_1470 IMG_1474 IMG_1476 Back side, I frequently use Kona muslin for the back side of wall hangings—who is going to see it anyway??IMG_1472 The center block is a panel as are all the other smaller snowmen blocks.  The other blocks and borders are pieced.  This pattern had an error making it impossible to put the black and white checked border together as written.  The pattern contained contact info for the writer and when I contacted her this is what she said, “yes, we knew that and have corrected the pattern.”  She offered to send me the new directions via email which I accepted—the new directions were also incorrect!!  We often complain at quilt retreat about poorly written patterns—it is the group’s consensus that patterns are just written—no one ever really tries to make the quilt from the pattern.  Paulette has blogged about this same issue.

My friend Kelly who lives in Kansas City has been having a really rough time lately—husband having surgery, Mom developing dementia really suddenly, work, etc.  But in spite of all that she took the time to send Michael and me a package from Harry & David’s.  It was so beautifully packaged I hated to take it apart:IMG_1466 Michael spent the day puttering, plowing snow and fixing a plumbing leak.  We are both ready to head on out of here!


  1. nice work on the wallhanging!...great to finish something that you started a while back!!!

  2. I was going through some old boxes not too long ago and found a Christmas cross stitch that I started in 1996! It's still not done so you're way ahead of me! Love that Santa.

  3. Maybe you told us, but I am wondering again why you stay up in the cold country so must be waiting for something, what it again?
    you say you are both ready,,,,,

    Merry Christmas to you guys!!

  4. The wallhanging is wonderful. The quilting is marvelous. You did an awesome job.
    I recently did a table topper that showed a picture that was not even close to the finished topper. Boy was I surprised.
    Have a great day.

  5. Sheesh! Packing the RV? We have yet to start that process! That will happen after Christmas.

    Wishing you a both a very, Merry Christmas.


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