Thursday, October 19, 2017


Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Executive Mansion
Washington, December 23, 1862.

Dear Fanny

It is with deep grief that I learn of the death of your kind and brave Father; and, especially, that it is affecting your young heart beyond what is common in such cases. In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all; and, to the young, it comes with bitterest agony, because it takes them unawares. The older have learned to ever expect it. I am anxious to afford some alleviation of your present distress. Perfect relief is not possible, except with time. You can not now realize that you will ever feel better. Is not this so? And yet it is a mistake. You are sure to be happy again. To know this, which is certainly true, will make you some less miserable now. I have had experience enough to know what I say; and you need only to believe it, to feel better at once. The memory of your dear Father, instead of an agony, will yet be a sad sweet feeling in your heart, of a purer and holier sort than you have known before.

Please present my kind regards to your afflicted mother.

Your sincere friend
A. Lincoln


Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Two's a pair, three's a collection ...


Monday, October 16, 2017

Cosmic Stars

No Name Star

I decided to forge ahead and finish this top.  There are still several months of BOM stars to come, but I've done as much as I wanted to with this sewalong.  Adding it to the To-Be-Quilted stack.


Sunday, October 15, 2017


We enjoy an average of 330 days of sunshine here per year, which makes for excellent sky viewing

 OKTOBERFEST -- a really big deal here during September and October


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Stash report - week 41

Used this week:       07.25 yards
Used year to date:                             240.00 yards
Added this week:    00.00 yards
Added year to date:                            86.50 yards

Net used for 2017:                                                  153.50 yards


Friday, October 13, 2017

Christmas Cards - Gypsy Wife

 Block 11: Old Maid Puzzle

 Woohoo, these are the last of the main blocks! 
Onward to fillers, strips and assembly!


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Christmas Cards - Gypsy Wife

 Block 10: Half Square Triangles