Sunday, March 1, 2015

Happy March!

Many of you know we live in Florida and I LOVE that!!!  But we live just a few miles from a large tourist destination spot too.... Daytona Beach, Florida :)
This is a shot that we will see if we go to Daytona next week as Bike Week is then!  After that is Spring Break starts :)  It is a festive place to be for sure...

But we live in a little town south of Daytona Beach called Port Orange ... here you can see it on the map...
We are close to interstates... Orlando is about an hour away .. and we are out of MOST of the hubbub from Daytona!  On a clear night... we can hear the races when they are on though!  Very cool thing!!!

So March is a festive time here... it was also the month I first visited Florida when I was 19 years old... It has been a long time coming that I am now settled in a great home in a great bedroom community outside the main busy towns... New Smyrna Beach (a popular beach for locals) is just south of us too!

So now you know a bit more about me and the craziness that spring in Florida brings us :)

What do you look forward to in spring?


I have been very busy quilting this week and have made it to 75% completion at the quilting of the outer charm ring... that means just the outer border and edge basting is left for my sweet Kaydence's Baby Quilt!!!

Here is a shot of the last corner I am going around now...

I also got a book I had ordered this week!

I ordered the hardback version of this book off Amazon and paid a whopping $4.50 for the book WITH shipping !!!  It took about a week to arrive from a neighboring state but that was fine.. it is an EXCELLENT reference and a book to help me continue honing my piecing and quilting skills overall!

And I just found out it is Connie's fave book too!  She says she loves it as a reference and uses it all the time... It was published in 2000... Do you have this book???  Have I just been in a cave or something!??  lol





Here is the Dedication from the front of the book I wanted to share the last sentence with you especially!!!

Are you looking for something more in quilting... 

more of a challenge ... understanding all that goes into it more???  This is a great book about that if you are interested... I will give more of an update as I continue reading this gem of a book...

While I have been busy doing that my honey has been doing yard and house maintenance...

Here is a pic of algae that grows where the trees hung over the roof...
And here is a pic just 1 hour later after my honey used a bleach water and scrubbing mixture to clean it...

Doesn't that look much better!!!!  Over time the algae would grow and push the shingles off the roof... now that the algae is dead and the trees have been trimmed hopefully we have solved this problem :)

And we have a Featherweight Case going up on eBay later today...
We sold a sewing machine complete last week.
So things are rolling along well.

So tell me... what are you looking forward to this month?


I am so happy with my focus for this year... I am setting goals but not getting freaked out if I don't meet them.. and in most areas I am finding that I am completing more things than when I used a formal list last year!  And I am ENJOYING THE JOURNEY!!!!

So important to relax & enjoy the journey...

As I continue to put in slow stitches today I am linking up with Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching HERE.

Have a blessed week ya'll and don't forget to MAKE TIME to....






7 comments:

  1. March for me is time to get ready to garden and working outside in my yard cleaning up the winter messes. I also need to work to work on my DIL's birthday quilt.

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  2. I am looking forward to warmer weather this month! we too need to get rid of a tree that hangs over the roof creating moss and algae - it will be us up on the roof in another month or so with a bleach solution scrubbing!

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  3. I too am looking forward to getting into the garden and tidying up.

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  4. I do so love Florida, not just because of Disney (although whats not to like about Disney) but its got such a lot going for it. Lovely colours in your quilt and your clean roof looks pretty good too!!

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  5. I am looking forward to Spring Break at the end of March and beginning of April. I hope to stick with my scrap busting goal too.

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  6. I am looking forward to hearing how you like that book. I ought to just order it for that price, but I've ordered quilting books in the past ... and they're still sitting in my bookcase, unread (I can't help it - any free time I have is spent with my needle and thread!).

    I'm also looking forward to Area Championships for my grands in 2 weeks and a quilting retreat the last weekend of the month.

    We visited New Smyrna Beach 7 years ago after our first trip to Disney with the Ts. I'd like to go back.

    And I have to say that you have a better attitude about the bikers. We visited Ocean City, MD at the tail end of biker weekend ... even though the events were over, there were still a lot of bikers in town ... and coming and going all hours of the night/early morning. I didn't get much sleep. :-(

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  7. You are sooo close to a finish on the baby quilt... very exciting!

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