Monday, July 26, 2010


On Wednesday morning, my husband, Michael, was suppose to pack the car and drive me to Hershey PA for a quilt weekend. Michael was going to spend the first day and night with me and then leave me for the next few days to sew, shop and have fun with some quilting friends. We ended up leaving much later. When I entered the bathroom, I found Dini, our eldest cat, lying in the cat litter box. As soon as I walked into the bathroom, she began purring. I knew something was really wrong because no cat lies in a cat box. She did not move out of it. I went and got Michael. I told him, I thought Dini had a stroke. He tried to pick her up and she wiggled out is his hands. She was trying to walk but was dragging her left leg behind her. She made it to her bed and repositioned herself several times. I woke my daughter Kate and told her Dini was very sick. We ended up taking her to the vet. She confirmed my diagnosis and gave Dini oxygen. Dini was breathing through her mouth and the breaths were labored. The vet said she was in pain. Of course, we had her put to sleep and out of her misery. Dini was 16 years old. Somehow she found us when she was only a few weeks old. We found this tiny kitten hiding around our mini van. Michael and Kate (at the time, 5 years old) asked all the neighbors and no one claimed the cat. We ended up keeping Dini. She was not a lap cat and would hide when visiters came. She had no problem hanging out in the same room with us. She would let us know when it was time to pet her and feed here. She would even come to my quilt room and sleep right next to my sewing machine while I was sewing. She was a sweety pie. She had a lovely purr. I really miss her.
In the picture above: Dini kept on lying in a plastic bin of fabric that I was working with. Michael took her blanket and put it on top of the bin so that her hair would not shed all over my fabric. So here she is lying on her blanket but surrounded by some of my fabric. It looks like one of Mark Lipinski's line. The other two cats that live here, rarely come to hang out with me while I'm sewing. Dini would come often and I would have to scramble to make sure there were no pins lying around to stick her. RIP Dini.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Rag Quilt Blocks

These are the blocks for the Rag Quilt that I'm making in a class with my Viking dealer. Class two has to be rescheduled due to snow.
I had fun making these blocks. For each color I used a different stitch. I love using my Interchangeable Dual Feed foot.

First Quilts For Kids

This is my first Quilt For Kids that I made with my stash.
I still have to quilt and bind it.
I'm looking forward to quilting it with my new interchangeable dual feed foot. Now I can use some of the cool stitches that came with my Viking Designer.

Friday, February 12, 2010

YTRR 2010 Step 2

Here is Step 2 of Carol Doak's 2010 YTRR

YTRR 2010

Yours Truely Round Robin is a challenge that Carol Doak gave to her Yahoo Group Members.

Step One: Make a center using any number of paper-pieced blocks (my designs)in any size in any number of colors.

Family Pictures

Christmas 2009 Pics:

I'm not really good with labeling pics.
My pictures are of:
Me and Pumpkin, our youngest cat. Yes it looks like I'm strangling her but I promise, I'm NOT hurting her. LOL
Buster our faithful dog. He looks like he's posing. My sister Bert (Roberta) and I.
My children Kate and Andrew.
Me and My sisters, Bert, Me, Cathy and Carol. Yes we were laughing. For the most part, that's what we do when we get together.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Perfect Points

This is a really silly pic of us but this is Carol Doak, paper piecing queen herself and me. I took her Perfect Points Class at Quilting Possibilities. Long drive but a fun class. It was GREAT to see Carol Doak again.