Wednesday, March 28, 2012

bow tie quilt

The Venice Presbyterian Church was having a rummage sale so . . .
we went to look just for fun. When I saw this quilt top I couldn't resist.
{after all the money goes to church missions}.

sweet little bow ties everywhere

all done by hand ~ no machine stitching

Saturday, March 24, 2012

b - i - n - g - o

Some Monday nights are just more exciting than others

We joke about doing "old people"
things here in sunny Florida . . .
then remember that we are "old people".

Check out the shark teeth free-space markers.
After all Venice is the Shark’s Tooth Capital of the World

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

snook haven

One of our adventures when my sister-in-law was visiting was a boat tour on the Myakka River. We ventured up to Snook Haven which felt like turning back time to "old time Florida".

"Snook Haven visitors can explore the Myakka River and its diverse environment on a 30-passenger tour boat that departs from Snook Haven three times a day, rent a canoe or kayak and experience the river on a more personal level or dine in our shoreline dining room overlooking the unspoiled Myakka."

Perhaps we'll take our next visitors {Prestons} there as well.

We are looking for more adventures in and around
the Venice/Sarasota/Englewood area.
Any suggestions?

Friday, March 16, 2012

baby quilt

I have been visiting a quilting club during our visit in Florida. This lovely group of ladies has helped me make my first quilt. Not perfect this time but I have learned a few tricks along the way and am ready to try the next one.

arranging the squares/blocks

adding the sashing and a border

a colorful backing

a sunny place to sew

finished and ready to go

I am thinking maybe a Christmas gift . . .
since our grandson will be back from Cambodia by December.
He certainly wouldn't need it there where they have just two seasons
"hot and hotter"

{For those of you that I have made market bags for,
you may see scraps from your fabric in this quilt}

Monday, March 12, 2012

finger plays

When baby Cedar was visiting at Christmas
I tried to teach him . . .
"How big is the baby?
Sooo big!"

Now that he is back in Cambodia he has mastered it.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

love me or leave me

During our visit to Florida I have been
jazzercising with a lovely group of ladies.

One of the new songs {that I love} is
"Love Me or Leave Me"
from a 1955 Doris Day movie.

The version we dance to is now sung by Rod Stewart.

Now how fun is that?