Friday, October 13, 2017


I'm back after falling off the blogging wagon for a spell .  I'm sure you know how life sometimes gets in the way of doing what you want?)  I just didn't realize it had been so long.

I'm not sure where the time has gone since going to the quilt show in Paducah in April, but it does seem like forever since I've posted.  I'm still quilting, attending quilt shows, taking day trips with friends to quilt shops in the area.  It hasn't all been fun and games.  I experienced some downtime due to an eye surgery and there is the never ending chores of trying to keep up with yard duties (weeding and mowing grass, trimming trees and bushes).  My commitment to the Quilts of Valor Eastern Missouri has also keep me very busy this summer too.   I know you understand how time flies when you are having fun and living life to the fullest, right??  Now it's time to get organized again and see if I can maintain some sense of "normalcy" the rest of the year.

Since I last posted, I've gotten a year older (maybe that's why it is taking me longer to do things lol). For  my birthday, a friend treated me to a day of fun, which included a shopping spree at the big Ikea store that opened here last year. There was a lot of walking and beautiful room displays plus many items to organize everything in your house, your sewing room included. If you are just starting to set up a sewing room, they have great ideas; but after 30 years, my room is pretty much set the way it will be.  We also had a nice lunch (a much needed break from all the walking) and we topped off the day with an ice cream sundae on the way home! I did pick up a few more plastic storage bins for sorting my scraps. lol

June found me on a 2-day bus trip to attend the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival, in Overland Park, KS. (click on link to see winners)  The quilts on display were of the caliber in Paducah, but spread out more and you could move more easily between the aisles to view them. All the major vendors were represented like other major shows, but less crowded and people were so friendly and unrushed.  Such a nice change from the major shows I've been to over the last few years. I think this was their third year for this show. I highly recommend it next year if you want a good experience of a big show without the hassle of crowds and the parking was easy with very little walking.  The KC Show was followed by a day at Missouri Star in Hamilton. ! what can I say about this.  If you've ever been, you know it was OVERLOAD by the end of the day!  But it was a lot of fun.

Changing themes on the next day trip, found me in Hermann, MO which is known for wineries and good German foods and meats.  We had to sample their wines and homemade meats. One stop was at the  Swiss Meats Market where we sampled 12 different homemade sausages, bacon and hams and dips. One was better than the next.  Let's just say I bought more food products in this area than I did fabric at Mo. Star and KC show put together.  What can I say, I like to eat! :)

Now that my internet service is fixed and my computer seems to be working properly (keeping my fingers crossed on both counts), I hope to post some pictures next time to bring you up-to-date on my quilting projects and other happens around here.

I hope there are still a few friends out there to see them. lol  See you soon.

Happy Weekend to you all.


  1. Welcome back! I agree with you about the smaller shows. The fall show in Paducah was SO much nicer.

  2. Hi Dar! I, too, need to post an I'm Back blog entry! Time definitely flies. Sounds like you done quite a fee fun things in between the regular, got to get it done, things. I do hope the eye surgery went well and all is okay. Good to see your post 😃

  3. Sounds like you've had a marvelous summer and stored up a few memories as well.

  4. Welcome back. Wow, that was a busy summer. It's amazing how time can get away from you. Looking forward to seeing what's been going on in your sewing room.

  5. It is good to see you blog again... I totally understand. I'm barely posting once a week... IG is easier and I am lazy. I hope that cooler weather will get me back in the groove of posting more regularly.

  6. Welcome back! I have missed you.

  7. You've been very busy! That German food sounds great.