Saturday, August 29, 2015

More from the trip

This was Mystic Seaport in CT.

Gillette's Castle (where?) don't remember but wow, was it cool.  This guy was an actor but he designed this place (sorry the color is so bad on this one) and he had mechanisms for door locks, a dining room table on sliders built into the floor, mirrors so he could see who was coming in the front door from upstairs, a system on the roof of the house to collect water that would funnel into hoses in the house in case of fire.  All kinds of unique, unusual stuff.  He must've been a genius!

And Mark Twain's house.  Pretty snazzy.
I've been so busy 'rowing' (the row by row experience ) that haven't had time to actually work on any rows!!  But I will get busy in the next couple of days I hope.  I picked up some rows on the trip and am in the process of 'sharing' with other rowers.  I will NOT be doing this next can get outta hand REAL quick!! :-(

Friday, August 28, 2015

Just got back

from nearly a week driving through Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont and New Hampshire.  WHEW, I'm BEAT!!  I tried to limit the quilt shop stops since my son was with me and he finds fabric extremely boring.  (What does he know?!). 

This was part of Saugus Iron Works--just stopped by to see what it was all about but didn't wait for the tour of the house.

The Kennedy booth in the Union Oyster House.  Huh, who knew?

Paul Revere's house..can't believe he raised 15 kids here!!  Whoa!

I THINK this was Trinity Church in Boston--beautiful on the outside and from what I could see without paying, it was gorgeous inside (they charge to go in EVERYWHERE!!!).

I didn't go into Fenway--there was actually a game in progress when we drove by on the trolley (from which I took the picture..HA).

John Adam's beautiful home (it was already closed when we got there but we walked all around the grounds which had some very pretty flower gardens).

Thursday, August 20, 2015


THAT was some labor-intensive fusing!!  HAHA  Can I tell you how THANKFUL I am that I got the kit?!!!  That would've been a lot of tracing and cutting and... (I'm shuddering just thinking about it).  Of course, it's not trimmed or stitched down yet.  Can you see the gator in the water?  Such great little touches in this one!!!

Just had to share!


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Sandusky and Lake Erie

Two more rows assembled (but not yet stitched down) today.  I had planned on doing one of the paper-pieced rows but that didn't happen.   These two haven't been trimmed or added onto yet either so still a bit of work and I'm NOT looking forward to stitching down the fused pieces on the Sandusky row...arghhhh!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

My little foxes

This is my little foxes row from Appleton, WI (they are blind and mute at the moment but that will be rectified soon!!).  Aren't they CUTE?  Just got the kit today, had to trace everything onto fusible then cut out, place and fuse.  I'm going to try to work on one or two of the paper-pieced rows this evening.  We'll see how that works out.  YIKES, I just noticed the white inner ear part on the far left fox is missing but I fused it.  It's probably on the bottom of my iron :-(

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Two more rows

Underwater fish and turtles through portholes and the running of the horses!!!  The stitching on all those horse pieces is really scaring me (all the pieces are just fused right now)!!!  I got the heron finished as well and want to get busy and get another row cut and maybe put together.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Row by Row and more

I've been collecting row by row patterns, kits and plates via fellow swappers, family & friends.  I've started on the first two.  The umbrellas are fused but still need to be stitched down.  And I've gotten the sky portion of my heron vertical row and now need to get the water done.  The heron is ready to be placed as soon as the background is complete.
And I finally got my cute little alphabet quilt back from the longarmer.  SO cute and just in time for back to school!  HA!!  Now I need to get busy with the binding.  But that may wait a bit while I get a couple more rows done!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Time's flying

Today is 3 years since Frank's been gone.  So hard to believe..still miss that face.