Saturday, January 17, 2015

Just catching up!'s official......I can't be trusted when I say, "I promise to blog more often!"

I'm full of crap, and I know it!  And now you do, too!  lol

We've been in Florida now for over two months, and there's just no excuse!  But I'm hoping (!!!) that this will get me going again!

So we arrived in Florida, and instantly are SO HAPPY we are doing the snowbird thing!  The winter in Maine has been cruel, indeed, and even though the oil prices have come down, it still would have been a small fortune to heat that house!  So we are playing golf a couple times most weeks, and hitting the hot tub some mornings.....walking our 4 miles on real sidewalks, filling the tank only 8-10 days!, and loving that there are so many choices of restaurants within a 3 mile drive!  Woot!  And, of course, we just HAD to go on a Christmas cruise, since we are so close to the boats down here!  It was wonderful.....and a nice change of pace for the holidays!  (And it won't be our last one.....we keep checking the last-minute-deals so we can't jump on one!  Yippee!)

As I mentioned in my last post, I brought 10 quilt kits I made up before we left, just thinking I might get to a couple of them......and I have!  Yay!  The one I'm working on right now is using up a lot of those big florals that I still had left over from making the Florabunda quilt (a Bonnie Hunter quilt).  I still had a bunch of the yellows, as well, and I just had to add a bit of orange (of course!), so these are the blocks......

The one on the left is trimmed to 6.5".  I have over 30 still needing trimming, and will need a total of 195 for the quilt!  But they are so addicting to make......I made those first 30 in just 2 evenings!  :o)

And my hubby has made 10 inflatable dolphin kites since he's been down here, so if I ever figure out how to link up his phone video......I'll show you them flying!  They're so cute!  Of course, when we left Maine, I had the camera sitting on the kitchen table......but do you think I remembered to put it in my bag......NO!  So all we have are our phones......and even though they are smart phones.....we aren't!  So I'll work on it, and see if I can get the video!

Well, once again, I need to thank so many sweet gals checking in on me, making sure I'm ok, and asking when I'm going to post again!  You are so kind, and I want you to know that I'm so thankful that you are reading me blog!  THANK YOU!

And I really will post again soon......REALLY!  :o)