Thursday, June 27, 2013


So much has happened, so much to share.  This will be a long one so buckle up.

First off my UFO busting projects.

 I finished my table topper.  I still have a hard time sewing binding on a hexagon quilt.  But I'm happy with it.  I plan on making some more in holiday fabrics.

 Here is my finished top for my Scrappy Trip Around the World.  I decided to do it in diagonal stripes instead of circles.  My hubby liked this layout the best.  I didn't have time to quilt it yet....So much going on.

We went up north to visit my son Patrick and his family.  They have a 3 month old Fox Red Lab.  Her name is Roxxie.  She had a ball with our little Sammie.  Sammie gave as good as she got.  The trouble was Roxxie tired out Sammie.  While playing together they got a little wild.  I was out of the room and they knocked over my computer.   I thought a new cord would fix it...nope!  The battery charge port broke off from the mother board.  It would take about  $350 to fix it.  I got a new computer for $400.  It is not quite as nice as my original but I like it.  It is just going to take a while to get used to Windows 8.

This morning I learned how to upload pictures on this computer.  I took a few pictures while up north.

On Fathers day we went to the Ore Mining Museum in Marquette.  They had an antique car show.  Here are a few of the cars.

 It was such a beautiful day.  We spent a week at my son's.  I didn't take any sewing with me so I didn't get much done this month.

On the way home we stopped at Seney Wildlife Refuge.  We saw a beaver, muskrat, swans, turtles and ducks.  Here are a few pictures.

We saw quite a few of these huge snapping turtles on the road through the refuge.  I had to get out of the car a ways away because once I got close they rushed into the tall grass.  As you can see, this one was running.

 Once we got home I had to get to work finishing the commissioned Memory Quilt.  It took a while.  I finally got it all quilted and the binding on.  I just have to tack it down and make a label for it.  Now I can get back to my projects.

I tell you....when you don't have your computer you feel disconnected from the world.  I do have my Kindle and my Droid phone...but it's just not the same.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend.  It is suppose to rain here all weekend.

Hugs, Cathy

P.S.  We leave next Wednesday to go camping with my Daughters and their families for the Fourth of July weekend.  Not much time to quilt then.


donna said...

Hi Cathy, I am so glad you got a new computer. Your table runner and your quilt turned out great. I have been wanting to try a border with curves but just can not bring myself to do it yet.
Hope you have a great day my dear.

Janet O. said...

Cute table topper. And I like the layout for your Scrappy Trips quilt. Gorgeous color palette!
Looks like you are having all kinds of fun--doesn't always have top involve quilting! : )

Carrie P. said...

Yay! for your finishes. I do like the diagonal look to the top too.
sorry about your computer.
Have a great camping trip. I wish you perfect weather.

Betty Lou said...

Great quilts, enjoy your camping trip with the girls and families.

Mama Pea said...

Looks like you are hopping! We get a lot of turtles on our road, too. haha. Beautiful cars and quilts! Glad you are up and running again!

Bonnie said...

Lots of great eye candy. Our niece lived in Marquette...have been there several times including dead of winter.brrr. A lot of family live inbManastique. It's so nice to finish things!

nessa said...

Great job on the finishes, and I'm laughing at the picture of the running turtle - I didn't know they had long tails! LOL