I’m still here, but I was semi-cut off from civilization for a while… yet again.  We lost power when some severe weather rolled through Wednesday.  That was super frustrating because A. I needed to go grocery shopping,  B. I can’t machine quilt and C. No Internet.  I worked at the shop Wednesday and Scott called me as soon as I got out of work to tell me we had lost power.  Instead of grocery shopping, I went to the phone store.  On the bright side, I finally got my new phone!!  The iPhone and I love it!!  When we did finally get power back, the Internet was still out.  Thursday we had someone come by the house and he thought the problem may have been some equipment outside that was damaged.  He replaced the damaged parts.  Hopefully, it works because the Internet seems to finally be working again.

I do currently have a work in progress going.  I have a beautiful quilt on Annie from a client from the guild I belong to.

I love all the fabrics.  She used a jelly roll and some yardage.  The quilt has a very romantic cottage feel.  Becky, my client wanted an allover quilt pattern that wasn’t heavy quilting.  Heavy quilting???  I asked her what she meant because that can have different meanings to different people.  She meant heavy, tight stippling.  That’s what I thought she meant, but it’s good to clarify. 🙂  I thought that meandering leaf design I was doodling would be a good fit.

I think it’s looking very pretty so far.  I’ll be taking if off the frame tonight.

Today, I will be going to the Friendship Strip Exchange Sit and Sew at the shop and then I HAVE to buy groceries!!  Tonight we have a big night of watching baseball planned.  The Detroit Tigers are playing the Arizona Dianmondbacks in Detroit.  The starting pitcher tonight for Arizona is a young man from our very small town!!!  He went to high school with my sister.  Josh was called up to the majors in April.  It’s very exciting for everyone here!!  News crews were in town yesterday to show where Josh grew up.  There is always a huge sense of pride when you grow up in a small town.  Josh will be pitching against the Tiger’s Ace pitcher tonight.  What a game it’s going to be!!  Normally, we are big Tigers fans, but tonight we are Josh Collmenter fans!  Good Luck, Josh!!!

Note:  The other day Mary Lou Weidman sent me a very heartfelt email telling me that she had recently had a terrible time with her blog.  She could no longer make any updates to it and eventually had to completely start over with a completely new blog.  How awful!  Make sure you stop by Mary Lou’s new blog, Mary Lou and Whimsy Too and say “hi!”  I’ve also listed her new blog on my sidebar.


  • Impera Magna says:

    What a lovely quilt… and you've got the perfect quilting design going on… it's going to be beautiful and your client is going to be thrilled!

  • Yvette says:

    The quilt looks great, I am sure your friend will be thrilled when she gets it back.

  • Lori says:

    What a pretty quilt and you really nailed it with the quilting.

    We have a major league player from my small town too! He went to school with my daughter and plays for the Red Sox. It is so exciting to watch him play. I hope Josh does a great job!

  • Gretchen says:

    Lovely quilt and I really like the quilting design. Sorry that you lost electricity–it is definitely frustrating, especially when you want to buy groceries or you lose all the groceries you just bought! Enjoy your iPhone!!! I would be completely lost now without iVan my iPhone. It saved my sanity when I was without everything for 25 days.

  • Candace says:

    Your client's already pretty and bright quilt will be even more so with the beautiful pattern you're quilting, Linda! Glad to hear your equipment problems may be over now, too! Go Josh!

  • West Michigan Quilter says:

    Oh, no, you lost electricity again! I better count my blessings because we didn't lose it like many people around here did. That quilt on Annie is beautiful. Love the way you have quilted it. Sounds like you will have a fun weekend.

  • QuiltSue says:

    Your quilting complements the quilt beautifully.

    Constantly losing power like that must be so annoying. Do you have an emergency generator or anything, or do you lose everything in the fridge and freezer every time? (Trust me to see it all in terms of my stomach!)

  • Thelma says:

    Your meandering leaf pattern is perfect for that quilt, I love it. I also love my iPhone, I've got the classic, and it isn't as fast or as cool as the later versions, but I'm not trading it in until it dies!

  • Brandie says:

    So glad I live in the time period I do. Could you imagine doing all your quilting by hand, under candle light? Of course I get terribly upset if things aren't working right. No internet! My day is ruined! No power, my life sucks!
    Glad that things are back to working order.

  • Desley says:

    I like your leaf swirl – very spring like which suits the quilt.

  • Kathy Schwartz says:

    That is such a pretty quilting design and looks great on the quilt.
    You have been getting more than your fair share of power outages this year. Hope that is the end of them for awhile.

  • Carrie P. says:

    Hope you had a great time at the game

  • WoolenSails says:

    Beautiful design for her quilt. I need to play catch up today, but now it is hot, so not desire to exert myself, lol.


  • Mama Pea says:

    So sorry about your loss of power AGAIN! I had heard of some severe weather while I was away. Glad you got an iPhone and that you love it. I LOVE mine! Sorry I missed the sit and sew. 🙁 Is there one in July or not? I can't remember! Miss you!

  • Joy McD says:

    Oh you had power and loss of internet too! It amazing how reliant we are on it! The first thing I say when the power goes off here is, well I'll have a cuppa… but then the kettle is electric too, so that really annoys me, lol!
    I love the quilt and overall desing. I am going to have to have a very closeup look at it!