That’s Life


I am working on the quilt pictured above.  I’m using a white piece of wood trim to guide the marking lines of the quilt.  The quilt is 90″ x 90.”  If you’re interested in knowing how to make a quilt like this, the link for the pattern can be found here:

Gee, I’ve been away from posting for awhile…there has been a lot of life going on lately.

Here’s a quick update:

*I have been working on projects, and for those who are earnestly waiting for me to produce their quilt, I’m moving slower than I thought.  My apologies.

*The Christmas holiday season was busy.  I made a trip to Reno, Nevada to see my daughter and her family.

*The first week or so of January, I had the flu and was sick for a good two weeks.  I was a bit dehydrated, had little energy and was not interested in eating.  I have to say this one was a bit uncomfortable.  I’m glad it’s over though.

*One of my neighbor’s houses nearby caught on fire.  Usually, I mind my own business and hope that all are well.  However, this house fire has been hard to process, because I know the family involved; we’ve been neighbors for over 20 years.  No one was injured in the fire, and all are safe, but it’s been a bit distressing, surprisingly shocking…a real loss.

*I’ve been trying the Fit Bit routine of walking 10 K steps or more a day.  All was going well, until I hit the flu at the beginning of the month.  Also, this week I changed cell phones,  Now, I’m having trouble syncing the Fit Bit app with my bracelet. I sure miss the Fit Bit Bracelet Buzz when I haven’t met my goal for the day.


*On the horizon, I am looking at finding a little two bedroom fixer upper house in Reno.   I have a realtor, and together we have been pouring over the house listings.  Reno, Nevada is a hot market.  Things sell fast and not for cheap.  It is my hope to post pictures when I find a house of the renovation project here on my blog.

*In a few weeks, I’m going to be taking a day and a half train trip from Reno, Nevada through Sacramento, California and on to Salem, Oregon.  I will be posting updates of this trip on my blog.  In the spirit of Bill Bryson and his book A Walk in the Woods, and Peter Jenkins and his books:  A Walk Across America, The Walk West Across America 2, and his book Across China, I want to write about the experience as it is happening, what I am thinking about, and what I am seeing on the journey.  Bryson and Jenkins wrote about their hiking trips; this will be about a train trip.  I want to blog and post pictures about the experience as it is happening in real time instead of waiting and turning it into a book later. We’ll see what happens.

Hope you are well and the flu bug is staying away from your neck of the woods!