Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Note to Self quilt top finished

This quilt pattern is by Judy Laquidara. She called it Note to Self because it looked like Post-it Notes. She offered a quilt-along for her blog readers. It was fun and easy to make and really looks great and I enjoyed doing it. It has seven borders! I never before put seven borders on a quilt! Excuse my picture but I had to hang it on my clothes dryer outside and the wind was blowing. I think I will have it quilted on a long-arm machine.
Judy is now giving her blog readers a mystery quilt to do. I like making mystery quilts precisely because of the mystery. I put the blocks together exactly by the instructions and when I get done - voila - a beautiful quilt I might not have chosen to do but I love when it's done and I'm always glad I made it. I always learn something new. The second picture shows some of the blocks I have made so far for the mystery quilt.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Accuquilt Go! Giveaway!

Micki at Irish Muses is giving away an Accuquilt Go! All you have to do is post a comment saying you want to win. I want to win! The Accuquilt Go cuts your quilt fabrics very precisely so all your pieces fit together perfectly. It uses dies to cut the fabric and will cut strips or applique pieces or anything. I have seen it demoed but could only dream of owning one myself! Here is the blog you can enter to win: http://thedote.blogspot.com/ Good luck!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

My mother-in-law was laid to rest today

Mrs. Harmon died on Monday and her funeral was today. She was the best mother-in-law, never interfered, I never had a problem with her. I knew her for over 31 years. I never knew anyone who could remember names and dates even many, MANY, years ago better than she did. She had nine children and could tell you in detail how each was born, what illnesses they had, everything about each one. Her obituary follows. Trouble is, they made a few mistakes. The newspaper left out one of her sons, David, and gave his wife to MY husband. We're talking about switching now. I think they are going to correct it in the paper, but I am not sure. Future genealogists will truly be confused about that one. It was great seeing Richard's family again, we don't see each other often enough.

Audrey Virginia Harmon
Audrey Virginia Harmon, 87, of Charleston went to be with the Lord October 18, 2010, at home, surrounded by her family.
She was a member of Calvary Church of the Nazarene.
Audrey was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel W. Harmon; son, Denver L. Harmon, and daughter-in-law, Judy Carol Harmon.
She is survived by her daughter, Lola Landers and her husband Robert of Sissonville; sons, James G. Harmon of Campbells Creek, Kenneth W. Harmon of Charleston, Danny K. Harmon of Sissonville, Richard Harmon and his wife Darlena of Sissonville, Larry Harmon and his wife Vonda of Sissonville, and Paul Harmon of Charleston; 11 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Lynnie Fox of South Carolina, and Clara Haynes of Sissonville.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 21, 2010, at Calvary Church of the Nazarene, Charleston with the Rev. Edison W. Hager officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Sissonville.
Visitation with the family was from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Calvary Church of the Nazarene, 1113 Lakewood Drive, Charleston, WV 25312.
Condolences may be sent by visiting www.longfisherfuneralhome.com.

Monday, October 11, 2010


Here is something interesting we saw on Friday on the Shophop. Oscar Mayer's Weinermobile! When we first noticed it we kept saying What is That? and Debbie said it looked like a weiner. We sped up and sure enough - it was a weiner! As we passed it the driver smiled and waved at us. I think it would be difficult to drive.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Memorial Bridge

When we were in Parkersburg for the Shophop we needed to go across the Memorial Bridge to the Ohio side. There is a fifty cent toll for crossing. Anyway, I approached the toll booth with my 2 quarters in my hand. The toll keeper said it was free, that the car ahead of us had paid our toll. I told him Pay it forward and gave him my fifty cents anyway. I said the car behind us would now be free. You know, I felt really good about this and I wish the driver who paid our toll could know how he affected me. There just are not enough incidents like this happening today. I had never thought of paying the toll for the next car in line but I am going to remember this in the future.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Eleanor Burns!

See who we met today on the Shophop? Eleanor Burns, that's who! How exciting! Actually we were at a quilt shop in Parkersburg when we spied a life-sized cardboard image of Eleanor. We immediately cozied up with her and had our pictures taken! We visited 12 quilt shops in the last two days, went over 500 miles. We still have 4 shops to visit tomorrow. Good news is: one of our girls, Tammy, won the daily prize from a quilt shop in Logan, Ohio! Good going, Tammy! She will receive a basket full of quilty things, fabric and patterns and sewing tools. We are so happy for Tammy!

The photo of my friends having lunch was taken today at the Wild Horse Cafe in Pomeroy, Ohio. Great restaurant, gotta eat there again! We had a table outside by the Ohio River, where the weather was terrific. I took the other two pictures of the river, one looking towards Gallipolis and the other one looking the other way. If I have any control over how the pictures show up in this blog I don't know how, so I just have to describe them. By the way, these photos were all taken with my iphone.