Monthly Archives: June 2015

Ohio Star


Notice anything wrong?


Can’t say I enjoyed making this quilt block named Ohio Star, but with practice I saw improvement. The first two attempts went into the scrap pile but these 3, although not perfect, will be submitted for July’s Block-of-the-Month drawing.  I’ve been unable to find a weekly class to sharpen my skills but will keep searching.

Beer Butt Chicken


Grilled this fella on a beer can after marinating with a dry rub.


Before …………………                               After.  Yummiest!!!!

Tried to work on July’s BOM today but had crazy hard time doing the scant 1/4 inch seams as required making my quarter square triangles wonky.  Feeling like a newbie.  What the heck?  Oh well, better luck tomorrow.


We turned on the AC today for first time and it worked great.  Tomorrow promises triple digits, breaking previous June records.  If it weren’t for FJ my garden would be dried up. Generally if I plant it, he will water it; he’s much more dependable than I am.  Lucky me.

Happy Fathers Day For FJ


Our lives have just changed forever.  FJ has always dreamed of having acreage and a dog or two and yesterday, Fathers Day, his wish came true. We rescued two shelter dogs:  Dottie, a 2yr old Austrailian cattle dog, white with brown spots, and Rocky, a year old Boston Terrier/cattle dog mix, brown with white chest and socks.  Admittedly, I am not much for pets (taking care of FJ is time consuming enough) so this is a bit of a stressful transition that hubby is trying to ease me through.  Normally a late sleeper, he even set his alarm for 5am to let the dogs out this morning, but when he came back to bed was too excited to fall back to sleep so showered, dressed and began his day.  And normally I am the early riser and LOVE having an hour or two “alone time” so I’m feeling a little cheated. Eventually I think I’ll be able to suggest I let the dogs out when I waken but for now it’s pretty amazing watching this new person….FJ on a bicycle at 8am?  No one that knows him would believe it without a photo.

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