Sunday, November 6, 2016

Just This and That...

A friendly reminder that this Tuesday, November 8th, is Election Day here in the USA!  I don't know if the election is "rigged" and our "votes don't count" as some people claim, but I refuse to be deterred and will be at the polling place exercising my "right to vote" this Tuesday...and hope you will, too!

For those of you who have Netflix, The Crown came out this past Friday.  I've been looking forward to it since I first saw the trailer for it!  

I watched all 10 episodes this weekend while quilting, and boy, oh boy, IT IS GOOD!!!  Well acted, excellent scenery/props, and powerful story line!!!  

I would recommend watching The King's Speech beforehand, if you haven't already seen it, because it gives the history of events that lead up to Queen Elizabeth even being in line for succession to the Throne and the family dynamics will make more sense to you then.  (Great history lesson for those of us Yanks that aren't privy to that history.)

So what was I working on while watching this...???...

...twenty more blocks for the West Virginia Chapter of Quilts of Valor...

Sewing/quilting went a little slower for me while watching The Crown because I had to have subtitles on.   I can't always understand their English I would listen when I could, but there were times I had to rely on subtitles...hence, slowing down the rate I was able to quilt.  Just be forewarned that the show is VERY interesting, so be prepared to devote some time to actually "watching" it and not just having it on for background noise!

Oh  least the time wasn't completely wasted!  Twenty blocks is twenty blocks!  They will get mailed out to the chapter's coordinator this week.



  1. Your blocks look great, Loretta. Will they become a quilt by themselves or be combined with other blocks?

    The Crown trailer looks great. I hadn't heard about it, probably because we don't have netflix. I hope it comes out on DVD one of these years.

    I like your little quote at the top. What I most hope is that people vote only once (and not often for this one election).

    1. I send them to the state coordinator and she and other volunteers mix them with blocks from other quilters to make them into quilts. They are then quilted by volunteer long-arm quilters.

      I, too, hope people only vote once...the quote was merely "tongue-in-cheek"! :)

  2. Thanks for the reminder to vote, and those are great looking blocks! Here's a quote you don't see much:

    "The people who cast the votes do not decide an election; the people who count the votes do." -Joseph Stalin

  3. Loretta, Love these blocks. What is the finished sized of the block. Thanks Nancy

    1. Nancy, they are 8.5" unfinished, 8" finished! The pattern is a free one on