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Purposeful Progress

The last three months - April, May, and June - have been filled with traveling, customer quilts, and Quilts of Valor. As a result, my UFO (Un-Finished Object) list has not gotten much attention. I am happy, however, that the business has had a busy three months, that I experienced a couple of wonderful trips involving family, and that I was able to complete half of my UFO list during the first quarter of the year. Even so I have made at least some progress on a few of the projects. The greatest progress was made on a kit that I purchased several years ago from Connecting Threads. The top is full of half-square triangles and care needed to be taken when stitching those together so that the po

A Fantastic Family Weekend

At the end of May we took a wonderful trip to San Diego for the wedding of my cousin’s daughter. It was my first ever trip to California so I looked forward to it for months and I was not disappointed. We did quite a bit of sight-seeing and had lots of great time with family. My cousin, Bruce, arranged great accommodations for us at a VRBO (Vacation Rental By Owner) in Escondido - a house where Bruce, Tom and I, my mother, and my cousin, Jim, could all stay when we arrived on Wednesday. There was also a guest house on the property where Sara and Anson stayed when they flew in on Friday. There was a pool, hot tub, and lawn bowling, as well as gorgeous landscaping with an orange tree and birds

A Meaningful Memorial Day

The Forest Acres Quilting Club was once again honored to take part in the annual Memorial Day service at the Highland Cemetery in Adams by awarding Quilts of Valor to two local veterans. It was the first time that I was unable to attend one of our Quilts of Valor presentations as we were in San Diego for a family wedding. I was able to keep tabs on the day, however, via text messaging and the many pictures that were posted on Facebook. Although rain was a worry during the day, the weather cooperated and the day was beautiful. Much different from a year ago when the temps were in the 90’s and the veterans did not want to be wrapped in their quilts for any great length of time. The ceremony be

 

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