Monday, August 27, 2007

Whoo-hoo! I got to do something quilty/crafty today! I am making a quilt from a photo of lillies that my mom took in front of her house. If you can't see the lily in the top half of the quilt, you may have to squint or look at the screen from across the room. All of a sudden it just pops out!

I got to work about five hours on this today and about three hours last night. I am feeling so creative!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

I'm back!

I am so pleased to be able to post again! We moved from Glennallen to Nenana on the 15th of August. I just got my phone hooked up and internet started again. But my internet speed is slower, so we will have to see how it goes. My quilt shows are kind of choppy.

Our church family met us with open arms and a warm dinner! Our U-haul was unloaded quickly, and our beds were set up. We fell into them exhausted! The first service on Sunday went very well, mostly we gave our testimonies and introduced ourselves. There are about six families that regularly attend the church.

We have been walking about the town, meeting everyone we run across. We have enjoyed this and so has the dog! We have found a couple playgrounds, looked at the river, walked on the railroad tracks, and watched a guy go down the street on a skateboard pulled by his dog. It was foggy and cold this morning, but now the sun has burned it off. It has been in the mid 70's since we got here.

Our house is beautiful with a large porch that we have been enjoying immensely. But there are more bugs here so after awhile we get tired of swatting and go back inside. There are four bedrooms (one is my dh's office), one bathroom, a kitchen and an open living/dining room. The inside walls are big wood logs and the house has nice large easy open windows. I haven't put up any quilts yet, but have permission from the landlord.

I have half the bedroom as my quilt space. One wall under the light, next to the window, and half the closet space. All my quilt books are in boxes, I don't have a bookshelf yet. I have a great cutting space, a board across some storage tubs, just the right height. I would really like to make a design wall, but I will have to figure out just how I want it. I have been invited to the local quilt meeting, twice a month, and I can't wait to attend. My landlady invited me!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

TUESDAY is the big moving day. Well, if we can get a uhaul by then. If not then Wednesday or Thursday.


Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

This is a photo of the house the Lord has provided for us in Nenana, Alaska. We will be moving very soon, and we are so excited. We just can't wait to meet new friends and start new activities in our new town.

I rented a uhaul yesterday. Actually, I made the reservation because the place here has no trucks. So with a reservation, they will bring the truck here, and then when I need it, it will be here. I used the date as the 16th but that is changeable.

No quilting going on, I fondle the fabric, and read the magazines. I will have to wait until after the move to get out my machine. I should work on the wheels for the Joseph's Coat pattern. I am hand piecing that one.