Tuesday, December 3, 2013


I was born in Iowa.  I still have kin there and several close friends.  I am sure that anyone who reads this blog has heard me say "it is hot."   Last year about did me in.  I honestly don't think I can do another year of day in and day out, week after week, month after month of 90 degree plus weather and humidity on top of it.  I have several other reasons for deciding to pick up and move but the above is a good one.  So, hopefully sometime before it gets hot, my house will be sold and I will trek north to Iowa. 

Iowa of course is not perfect.  It does get cold and sometimes it gets really cold.  I am retired, I don't have to do anything I don't want to do, I can stay inside and quilt.  There is nothing prettier than watching snow falling.  And since I can stay in and look at it I don't have to put up with the negatives. 

For the last several weeks I have been on Zillow.com and Realtor.com looking for that perfect house that will suit what I need and a little of what I want.  I have been keeping a spread sheet, in that way, I can easily compare houses that I like and look at the pros and cons at the same time.  I will let you know how my hunt goes. 

Now quilting..............

Forever Grateful
This quilt is one that I started at a retreat.  There is 27 pieces in a block.  It takes time to make one.  I managed to get a few made at that retreat.  I brought it home put it away and the next year I dug it out for retreat.  I made a few more blocks.  I put it away.  Then I decided that it would be my project when sewing with the Stitch and Cackle Quilt Circle group.  I got a few more blocks done.  Then I decided that if I was ever going to finish this quilt I would have to work on it more.  So I did, but then, I got bored and you know what happens when I get bored.  So it is languishing on my design wall waiting for me to get the quilt off the top of it that I am presently working on.

Hope all is well with you..............


  1. It looks like an interesting design developing. Keep going!!!!! And good luck with your house hunting, too.

  2. Hi Jennifer,
    Thanks for the comment and the well wishes. Hopefully all will fall into place.