Sunday, June 26, 2011

Oops! I forgot to post in Sydney

We spent 5 days in Sydney and I forgot to post. Sorry! More later.

Made it to Melbourne

We had a wonderful trip. It is the most amazing country. I am now at Linda Collins and Petra and Nel are staying with Di Ford. Tomorrow we will go site seeing and then Tuesday night we have A Night with Mary on Tuesday at Linda's. I will share antique quilts with Linda's friends. While in Sydney I meet some wonderful people. I even met Jennifer. I hope to share many things with the you.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Picking cherries

We left on our trip with a stop in LA to visit with my Dad. This morning we went next door to the neighbors annd picked cherries for eating and for a fresh made cherry pie. Dad's wife Helen made a wonderful cherrrypie from the cherries we picked. Joe took photo,s of judas and I picking cherries together. Every time I have visited with my fathr in the summer I have picked cherries at the neighbors,it is a memory that I will always have. Oh yes, and we ate more than we picked. Helen even thought we might have to go back across the street to pick more but we made it even with 1/2 cup more than she needed.
We went to church with my father last night to a meeting where we listened to a wonderful presenter who told us about Dog tags for soldiers kids project. You can go to the website and read all about it. It is a fascinating story of a women who is helping out. She needs our help with donations she does this ALL for FREE every bit of it. she is from my dads area. And she needs our help. Please pass this on.
I get to spend Father's day with my Dad for the first time in years. It will be a good day for him and me. tomorrow night we hope to get on our flight, we are flying United and they say it may take a day or two to get back on schedule. I will let you know how it is going from the airport lounge. My father lives about one and half hours from the airport so we will go early to the airport and enjoy the lounge till we board about 10 pm. Hopefully we will sleep and then enjoy the rest of the trip. The flight will be 15 hours. I have my kindle and of course the movies on board. Sydney will be here soon. We are to arrive around 6 am Tuesday morning, but we leave on Sunday night and it is only 15 hour flight, well we all know time change. When we come home the best thing happens we gain a day. Always a good thing.
Till later. Hugs, Mary

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Getting ready for the trip to Sydney

It is almost June first and I will be counting the days before I leave on an exciting trip, first to visit my father in LA for a few days then off to Sydney where I am going to meet up with Petra, Nel, Carol, Isabelle and Guy to see the quilt show and after a few days of we will go by car to Melborne. Everyone keeps telling us to fly but we will be in the car laughing and stopping when we want and making side tours whatever we want to do we will soooooooo we are going to drive.
I need to look at the weather and I am going to try to take as few clothes as possible. I always wanted to get on a plane with just a ticket and a toothbrush. Now. I want to be a little more organized. Joe and I went to France one year and forgot a bag the one bag that had all of our toiletries in it. We had to go to the store and buy everything and that really wasn't a lot of fun so now I will take a trip with the important things and then buy whatever I want.
I like to put all of my clothes in the extra room and lay them all out and everyday remove something. I always feel like I have to take lots of clothes but then I never wear them all. I will try to post things before I go to let you know how it is going and of course while I am gone too. Petra will be blogging so I will have my own helper along. I am very proud of myself for finding this today so I could blog again.

Monday, April 25, 2011

We made it

Well I am sitting here with Lynette Anderson and she helped me already if you notice I just didn't post before I left, I couldn't get it to post but now we are good.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Off to France

Tomorrow I am off to Nantes, France to visit with friends and do a show. The quilt bags are packed now I need to pack my clothes. What to wear now that is always a problem. I pack too much and only wear half but always know I can change my outfit if it doesn't feel right. I have mornings like that.I wil try to post while I am there . Petra and Nel will be there and Lynette , Carol, Marie Claud and they all know how to blog I should have lots of help. Jane and David will be there and we will show lots of antique quilts. Come by and see what I have for sale . I am bringing some new fabric and lots of Baltimore Album panels? What fun it will be. I hope to see you there.

Monday, April 18, 2011

It was a blast!

We had so much fun yesterday watching the videos of John Kubiniec and Ray Pool that we stayed so long after the class. We found quilts we wanted to make and favorites we all had. We laughed about the fact that the cover quilt was easy to make once you figured it out. Not everyone thought so but we will show them. Joe's favorite of all of them was that quilt and I thought maybe I should just make it for him. Time is all it will take. I am not sure I will have the time but I thought to myself I could do it by hand and if I did that I could just take it everywhere I travel.  I will keep you posted but don't count on it right away I have many other quilts I am working on right now. Getting ready for Quilt Market is a hard process, I have so many ideas and so little fabric. All I have to work with are small pieces of strike off fabrics and with that I must make a quilt and anything else that I can. Already we have wonderful things ready, When I get them finished I will post some photo's. Really I am getting better, it is all practice and I will be with Petra in Nantes and she will help me put the photo's on. I think I remember all she taught me now I just need some photo's to share. Keep watching.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Hello, I did it, I found my way back. Sorry to all of you who have posted me notes and I couldn't reply.
Today is a good day!!!! I have Traveling with Mary at 4pm in the store. We are going to have a good time. I will share video's of the Red and White Quilt Exhibit in NYC that I went to and couldn't share with you because I couldn't get back on. My good friend John took great photo's and his partner Ray Pool set the photo's to his harp music, they are wonderful. Enjoy!

And here is his Flickr where all the photos are posted:

Now that I remember how to sign in again I will post more in the next few days. Thank  you again for sending me good wishes to blogland!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

New beginnings

Hello, I am just learning to do blogging, so please be patient with me as I learn. I will try to post once a week and share with you what I am doing with my days.
I am in New York and visited the Super Stasr exhibition in the branch of the Folk Art Museum at 2 Lincoln Square.
Let me show you some wonderful quilts.

So this is the beginning!! Watch as I learn!