Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Small Things

Just getting a few small things done. I've always been afraid that someday Bonnie Hunter's great web site would suddenly disappear from the Internet. She has so many great quilt patterns on her site, many of which I'd like to make someday. So gradually I printed off my favorites & have them in a big ring binder.(I have lots of favorites. LOL) Leafing through it looking for a specific pattern can be a pain so Sunday I started putting index tabs on the first page of each pattern. Still have to make the little labels that go in the tabs, but it's a start.

And here is a pile of pillowcases all washed & ready to iron before donating. With postage costing so much I think I'll sort out some for Alycia's QOV project and take the rest to the Quilter's Candy Shoppe in O'Neill. They are participating in the Million Pillowcase challenge as a drop-off point.

Lately I've been spending way to much time on the computer & it has affected my sewing time & book reading time as well. I got sucked into a great travel blog.  It's written by a retired gentleman who realized he couldn't afford to live in his home state of Calif. on his Social Security alone, so he used his modest savings to buy and equip a small, used RV and set off to become a "Vagabond-Supreme."  He spends at least six months a year traveling around in Mexico because it it less expensive to live there, finding places to camp for free. His motto is "never pay rent." His blog has lots of pictures and descriptions of the places he visits. It will make you see Mexico in a whole new light. Very interesting. The blog is The Adventures of Tioga and George, starting in 2003 & continuing to the present. He's fixed it up so it's very easy to navigate and has a little calendar that breaks it up into quarterly segments so you can easily start & stop anywhere. Just don't blame me if you get hooked too. LOL


  1. I read his blog some. The first blogs I started reading were people who had retired and were rving full time. Sounds great in theory but some retired early to enjoy life while healthy. Makes you wonder what happens if/when the money runs out. I love sewing but am a rookie. I will never be the quilter you guys are but I "dream big" and love seeing each ones work. Enjoy your blog. Thank you.

  2. Yes, I've printed off some of Bonnie's things too but have been wanting to see her book and maybe get a sampling of her own favorites.

    Wow! What a pillowcase factory you could run! Good for you! God for the people who will be getting the pillow cases!