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!