Hop on the Motorcycle – Or Not!

If you live where the climate is warm year ’round, having a motorcycle can be a really fun thing. Unfortunately, living in Michigan (USA) reduces your opportunity to enjoy anything that is best suited for warm times… swimming pools, motorcycles, playing golf, etc.

Because we have four seasons – which I absolutely love – it also means that SOME people have seasonal allergies. I am one of them. Every fall and spring, my allergies flare up and turn into the mother of all upper respitory infections. I’m on the down side of one right now, and it’s driving me nuts.

But, I managed to “hop on the motorcycle” by creating H5-Michael’s Motorcycle for my Dear Sammy Jane quilt.
Hope your weekend is a great one, wherever you live. I’ll leave you now while I go find more tissues.


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One quilt, two blocks

From The Woods To The Water, 1983

I’ve been meaning to share this quilt on my blog, but never got around to it. I don’t like this photo, though, as it looks all washed out. I made this quilt for my father’s retirement in 1983. It is 82″ x 82″, machine pieced and hand quilted.

This little Dear Jane block is E-1, Aunt Exie’s Phlox, hand appliqued.

The little pink block is H-4, Abbey’s Eyes, hand pieced. Love the bright pink fabric!!!


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A Long Week

I can’t believe it’s been a whole week since I posted. I’m at the tail end of this semester for both Ferris and EMU, and I’ve had SO many papers to grade. There hasn’t been time for very much else, especially quilting and blogging, so forgive me.

The best laid plans… never seen to follow through the way you hoped. I planned to start Samantha’s christening gown last weekend, but when I opened the box and pushed aside the tissue paper, my wedding dress was covered with mildew and rust stains! I could have cried, but I didn’t. (Did do a little cursing though!) Anyway, I put the dress in the washer and soaked it in Woolite and Cascade, and that helped a little bit. Not enough, though. Today after my last Saturday class (I have to give them their final exam) I’m planning on going on a hunt for Oxyclean. Everyone tells me it works miracles, so we’ll see.

I’ve tried to keep up with the Dear Jane Block of the Week even when I’m busy. I let the Triangle of the Week go until I have more time. Here are a few I have completed recently:

C2-Streak of Lightening

K8-Springbrook Park, Paper pieced

H6-Pie Sale

All the kids and grandkids are supposed to come up tomorrow, Sunday. Can’t wait to see everyone! My dad will also be over. He hasn’t met Samantha yet, so he’ll get to hold his only Great Granddaughter! He will also get to meet Loren’s sweet Margaret. I’m going to take lots of pictures, and will post some when everyone goes home.

Have a Great Weekend!!!



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