Saturday, October 18, 2014

Baby quilt

Got the binding finished today. Like it? All from the stash. I like those.

My first attempt at straight lines on the longarm. Those are difficult!








Friday, October 17, 2014

Interesting history

I'd heard the story before. My grandfather invented some type of telegraph to transmit pictures by wire. The year was 1908. He wrote the patent office and they replied that they knew of no use for it. Below is his letter and their reply. He never followed up with having his invention patented.

Here are a couple of newspaper articles years later (1931 and 1966), where this new invention was introduced and used! Interesting to note that he invented this at least 20 years before someone else did and patented it!

In the above photo, it is in the bottom part about a telephoto picture of a Tennessee volunteer football game.

Then this last article.....

This same grandfather carved this monument..... son asked for a picture of the letters today. He wants to use them in a sermon illustration. I'd love to hear what he has in mind. Just thought I'd share a bit of history.

In other news...wasn't it a beautiful day?

I logged some miles today.

I also finished the quilting on the baby quilt. Should have some pictures tomorrow.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Appliqué name

I decided to appliqué the baby's name on the quilt. I also found some gray to go with some of the scraps for a colorful pieced back.


Now it is loaded and ready to quilt. How to quilt it? I will go to the Internet for inspiration. I still don't think I am that good at free hand machine quilting, but I'll see if I can find something that won't be too difficult.


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Top done!

Ahh....the quilt top is finished. Feels great to have a finish! Yes, it is a lot of white and I realize that isn't very practical for a baby, but it's the thought that counts, right? I am going to use the rest of the fabric for a scrappy binding. Now, to figure out how to quilt it. Guess I'll have to use white for the back too. I think that is all I've got big enough.

I think this makes three baby quilts I've made using these fat quarters.

And for your viewing pleasure......

The grandbaby......

...and a beautiful sunset all the way from Edinburgh, Scotland.


Friday, October 10, 2014

Yay! Back to quilting

I've got three baby quilts to make. Found these cute scraps from a line called "Here Fishy, Fishy" that I won online a few months ago. I think with a lot of white I can make it work for a baby quilt.


Thursday, October 2, 2014

More Bar Harbor pictures

I have to post some pictures when the sun was shining!

I ran again Thursday morning. I went to the harbor and back, then on the street that goes west out of town and back to make it 3.6 miles. Great run. It is so obvious the temp and humidity play a huge factor in how fast I can run comfortably and how good it feels. Today felt awesome.

We road through Acadia park again...

...and even watched the sunset from Cadillac mountain...

Bar Harbor is a very pretty place but I am a big homebody and am so ready to come home!


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Bar Harbor, Maine

The hubby and I are spending some of his earned vacation bucks in Bar Harbor this week. Due to the drama at Chicago O'Hare on Sunday, we lost a day and a half of our vacation, but we made it by Monday evening and have spent our first day eating, window shopping, driving around and enjoying the cool weather and fall colors. After a yummy breakfast of a frittata, maple muffin, and fresh fruit, I did 3.1 miles of running

I ran a few blocks, then cut down this road which turned into a path, that then turned into Ocean Trail, a mile long trail established around1880.

It was beautiful and mostly deserted with just a few middle aged walkers the closer I got to the busy harbor.

At about a mile into the run, I was at the harbor, so I turned around and ran back. I passed our B&B and ran a few blocks more towards the shopping area. It was pretty early still, so there weren't many people out milling around. Then back again. I kept taking side roads until I ran a 5k. Nice. After I cleaned up, Jim and I headed out for some sight seeing.
Then we drove the loop around the island or peninsula, whatever it is...

Lots of color, a few deer, then back for seafood. Yum.