Archive | September 2013


My husband & I have cruised to Bermuda several times. The first time was out honeymoon, many years ago. The islands are beautiful. I love the pastel colored, white roofed houses, the brilliant colored flowers & the beaches. We usually rent a moped to tour around.


September Roses

My roses are blooming as much as they did back in May & June.

Travel Quilts Wall Hangings

Last year I took a wonderful trip out West with college friends. We went to Mount Rushmore, the Tetons, Yellowstone, Devil’s Tower, Crazy Horse & more. We visited gift shops at these places & I found small printed panels. There were photos of the National Parks on fabric. I had never seen those before. I bought one package at each park. When I returned home I put those together to make Western Wonders Wall hangings for myself & my friends.

We friends are about to embark on another trip. This year we are headed to Spain & Portugal. I decided to make wall hangings again, this time in advance. I designed our little wall hangings myself. The center piece is a suitcase with ‘stickers’ showing the countries we will visit. I’ll present these at our bon voyage party.

My wall hanging has more ‘stickers’ because I have & will be doing lots of traveling this year.

Can you find the fabric that is included in all these wall hangings?

The Finger Lakes, NY: the Home of great Wines!

My husband & I love to spend a weekend in the Finger Lakes any time of year. We usually go to Seneca Lake although we have gone to others as well. Sometimes we go alone & sometimes with our children and their significant others. The lake, the hills, the wines are all glorious. There are many delicious places to eat. Some wineries have restaurants. There are farms, an occasional Amish buggy, flowers, Watkins Glenn Park, boat rides and shady trees. Of course, we’ve been there for more than one rainy weekend but still had lots of fun. The wineries are open year round and tasting fees are small.