Finally got my iPhone!

Adding contacts, apps (thanks Chris), itunes favs, and movies for my trip West! So far, so good. . .

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Let it snow…let it snow…

Morning Snow...

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Sweet Dreams. . .

Sweet Dreams 2009
This is my first applique quilt.

It was a lot of fun and there was no lack of help from Gianna and Demitri for color combo’s and placement. Each applique piece is hand cut then machine appliqued onto a square; squares and rows are machine stitched, then the entire quilt is hand quilted.

Completed February 2009
for Erin Continue reading

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Sewing & Quilt EXPO

SO glad I came to the EXPO. Nine workshops in three days. . . and better than I could have hoped for.

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i-Mac has arrived!

Thank you — Thank you — Scott & Tiffany!
Yesterday, I got an email from Scott and Tiffany that I need to be home Saturday morning. . . something was being delivered. Well I couldn’t believe what arrived – my very own iMac! It is awesome!!! Was super easy to set up (a couple of phone calls to Scott), nice big 24″ monitor, great picture, and they had taken it home, installed software and set up the system before shipping off to Mom. Of course, it means I now have no excuse for organizing my photos and videos onto DVDs for everyone.


So excited after setting up my new iMac — off I ran to the Apple store. Bought a wireless mouse, keyboard skin, and one year membership for one-on-one classes. First class is next Saturday!
Demitri is as excited as me because included in the box were a couple of games: Indiana Jones and Star Wars II. While I read the manuals, Indy is cruising the Amazon!

I am a fortunate woman . . .

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Free Annual Credit Report

Don’t forget. . . you really can get an annual credit report FREE! You get one report from each of the “big three”. It’s worth taking the time and a good idea to do each year around tax time.

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My treat of the year?

I found this on and am saving to buy one this summer.  Looks like it could save considerable cutting time for quilts and totes as well as more accurate cuts — especially triangles.   I just finished a baby quilt with over 50 cut-out pieces for applique and it took me a full day just to cut the pieces.  A bit expensive at $350 for the initial set and then cost for additional dies — but might be my treat for the year. There is a bigger Studio size but considering my small apartment, I am going with the GO!

GO! Fabric Cutter
Accu-Quilt GO!

The AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter is a fast, precise, affordable fabric cutting system that allows quilters to cut fabric as much as 90% faster than scissors or rotary cutting. You can cut an entire quilt in minutes! It’s patented, revolutionary, portable design allows you to carry and cut wherever you go–to classes, retreats, guild meetings and quilting bees.

Included with the cutter is a great value die plus a cutting mat so you are ready to start quilting right out of the box. The die offers three shapes that work together for a multitude of projects: Square-4 1/2″; Square-2 1/2″; Half Square-2″ Finished Triangle (cuts four shapes). Die packaging includes directions for projects using the three die-cut shapes.

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Enough Already!

. . . a Florida condo is looking REEEAL good right now! 

Today brought more snow – yep, around 12″ and it’s still snowing!


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My own blog!

My first blog entry . . . who’d have thought?

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