Archive for February, 2019

Tucson in February???

February 23, 2019

This is what I woke up to on Friday:

Arizona snow 2019

Before the day was done, there was a good 3″ of snow on the ground.  What the heck?  This isn’t supposed to happen here in February.  Bah Humbug.

In between the snowing, the sun would come out, then it would snow again, then it switched over to rain, then the sun would come out again, and last but not least, the hail arrived.  What a Friday!!!

Me?  I stayed put inside our RV.  The fireplace was on, there were good movies on TV, and it was safer staying put, than risking a fall and broken bone.

The good part about staying put is I went through some of the photos in my phone.  This was a great seahorse quilt made by Janet, and it won a ribbon at our recent quilt show:

Janet Seahorse 2019 quilt showWhat a beauty!!!  The beads, the ribbons, the shells, the sheer fabrics.  I could go on and on.  And Janet is pretty darn cute herself.  😉

We had  a wonderful time visiting with my Oregon cousin and her husband this month too.  We drove them all over the West side of Tucson – where we stay – hoping they will decide to purchase a home here.  It would be so nice to have family nearby.  They are a pleasure to be with, and I dearly hope I showed off enough of the pluses of living here – despite the unseasonably cold weather.

We have to unhook our RV and bring it in to the dealership for a couple of repairs.  That means packing everything away, so nothing jostles in the cupboards and fridge, then unpacking it all once again when we get back.  We really have to do this.  Our hot water system broke.  Let me tell you, washing your hair in ice cold water is no fun.  I do heat up some water in the microwave, but I have such respect for the pioneer men and women who settled the west.

Tomorrow I’ll be going to the big Tucson Quilt Guild show at the Convention Center with a couple of friends.  It should be lots of fun, and I’ve heard from some who’ve already attended, that it’s a great show.  Can’t wait.

I hope you are all staying safe and warm, and enjoying every adventure that comes your way.



Another Quilt Top Donation

February 2, 2019

Hard to believe, but this is the third quilt top I’ve sewn in Tucson to be donated.  I ran out of fabric I brought with me last month, and am now using fabric donated to a local church to make these quilt tops, and from Linda’s closet.

This is the last one in the BQ look:


I really like the way I got the black strips to form rectangles behind the large floral prints.

This one is good size 60″ x 72″ and two of my friends helped hold up the corners so I could take a photo in our craft room.  Thank-you, Linda, thank-you Barb.

We have the craft room scheduled for quilting on Tuesdays and Fridays, and people come and go.  We actually welcome anyone who is creating with textiles.  This is an inclusive group of ladies, and we have a lot of fun.

Social sewing is the bees knees – a saying my Dad used to say that means it’s great.  We all help each other with our individual projects, talk about our families,  and of course share lots of info about websites.   There is so much out there on the internet.  No one person can find everything.

Oh, I also polished off 2 spools of thread, and am working my way through the wound bobbins from my dearly departed Janome sewing machine.  I did bring plenty of thread with me, and it feels good to know I’ll be bringing home a little less than I brought with me.   Lighten the load in the RV is my mantra.  The less I bring home, the less I have to unpack when we get home.  😉

Onwards to making a pair of shorts for myself.  There is no guarantee I’ll be sharing photos of that.  Apparel making is a very slow process for me.  Sometimes the fitting takes two weeks, mostly because I get frustrated, give up, then get a little fortitude back and try again.  Wish me luck!!!