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!






2 thoughts on “That’s Life

  1. So good to hear from you again and I’m very sorry to hear you were sick, and also for your neighbor’s–and indirectly, your–loss. Your projects sound exciting, and I’m glad you have a vision for new things. I look forward to your posts. Just slow down, Amtrak.

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