Catching Up

Hello and Welcome back

Nope, I haven’t fallen off of the face of the earth, at least not yet.  I’m still here but not sure where the time has gone lately.  Nothing earth shattering going on, either. 

Last weekend was busy as we were out of town.  My sister retired from Placerville High School as teacher and librarian for 32 years, and we went to her retirement party.  We had a great time and even did a little dancing.  Gosh, haven’t done that since my daughter’s wedding reception many years ago.  Still don’t have any rhythm.  Oh well. 

 We stayed at the Camino Hotel, a really cute Bed and Breakfast.  You have to remember, Camino is a big town with one main street consisting of a liquor store, a post office, a restaurant and the Camino Hotel, all within 200 yards of each other.   Actually, it’s really cute and I met Amber, who is taking over the hotel and her helper, Helen, from Manchester, England.  The hotel was built in 1886 and is very historic.  Amber has been working very hard on it and it’s a wonderful place to stay!  Here is a link to her hotel:  http://caminohotel.com/

The reason I mention the hotel is that Amber is a budding quilter and is learning how to quilt. She is also interested in local talent and quilts, and we got to talking about quilts, just a little as she was busy.  Anyway, I will be sending her pictures of some of my quilts and she might show them at her hotel.  Very exciting for both of us. 

On a sadder note, my Aunt Maxine passed away from advanced Alzheimer’s over the weekend.  I believe she was ready to go spiritually and know she is in a better place, free from that horrible disease.   My mother was one of seven children, 6 sisters and one brother.  Out of 7 children, there are now 2 left, and 5 had some form of dementia/Alzheimer’s.   Not too happy about the odds for me and my family. 

On the quilting side, I haven’t really done or been in the muse for quilting lately.  Not sure if it is a combination of the really hot weather we had a week or 2 ago, or just a lot of work from work.  I do work full-time and it has been fairly busy lately and that means overtime that equals tired on my part.  Anyway, I am finally back into it again and hope to be posting more and getting caught up.   Please bear with me and there will be more blocks coming soon.    Now to catch up on my sewing and many UFOs.

I have posted the third block in Triangle Soup, and will be posting the next block in Housewarming BOM here  a little later today, so keep an eye open.  Enjoy!

Donna

About cozyquilts

Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Donna. My hubby is retired and I am still working from home. I have twin daughters and am blessed with 4 grandchildren. We are owned by 4 cats that love to supervise and are very nosy. I have been quilting since 1996. In addition to making quilts for my family and friends, I also make charity quilts for Marjoree Mason Center and Valley Children's Hospital. Marjoree Mason Center is a local organization here that helps and supports battered and abused women and children get out of abusive relationships. Every Christmas I make several baby quilts for the women, along with a small stuffed animal. Valley Children's Hospital is a new venture for me that just started this year. Every month or so I drop off a couple of quilts along with a small toy, for the children. I use a lot of bright, fun fabrics to help cheer them up. I do special order quilts but please be advised in advance as I work full-time in addition to quilting, I only do a few during the year. Also, it may take up to 6 months to a year to completely finish a quilt as my sewing time is limited. I only do applique or patchwork and will incorporate machine embroidery into my patterns, when requested. Thank you for visiting and I hope to see you and friends again soon.
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