Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Quote for the Day:
“Being busy is better than being bored. Bored left a long time ago. 
Busy is always around for me."
~ Tabitha Robin

Guess what is FINALLY under my needle!!!

"Easy Street"!!!  This was Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt from 2012! 

I've had the top done for a while, but didn't have border fabric for it.  But when we were in Maine this past March, we went to Marden's and I found the perfect border and backing fabric for it!

I got the quilt top, batting, and backing pin-basted about 2 weeks ago but have been busy with work, so didn't get started quilting on it until today.

I'm using a variegated thread by Coats & Clark called "Fall Leaves"... gold, red, and green.

This past weekend, I attended a 2-day chiropractic conference in New Jersey with Dr. Leonette and Troy, one of the chiropractic assistants from work.  We attended lots of informative lectures and got to see...and try out...some of the newest products to help us help our patients.

(Dr. Barwell lecturing)

 (Troy, a lovely young man that I have the pleasure to work with)

Here I am trying out the Heart Rate Variability test.  This tests just how well your nervous system is working and how well your body is able to recover from stress.  Let's just say...I failed!  :(   My body has worked too long on "high alert" from being a critical care RN for 31 years.  I need to work on learning techniques to deal with stress...meditation, exercise, etc,..and give my autonomic nervous system a break!

Andy went with me to New Jersey and we stayed an extra night so that we could visit my sister, Mary Ellen, who lives in Manhattan.  She came to where we were staying and we spent the evening with her and went to dinner.  We thoroughly enjoyed our visit with her since we hadn't seen each other in almost 3 years!



  1. Wow, that "Fall Leaves" thread is just perfect for your "Easy Street!" It will be a fabulous creation when you are done with the quilting and I can't wait to see it finished. You rock!

  2. Hmmm, when will you be retiring so you have more time to quilt and blog? I've been missing your blogs! And I agree, that thread will be great for that quilt!

    1. RETIRE????? Pffffffffffffffffftttt....what is this thing you call "retire"???

  3. That is the perfect quilting thread choice for your Easy Street Loretta! I love the colors you chose! So fall and festive looking! Glad you had a nice visit in NJ and NY!