Moving on to something new

Posted by on Jan 13, 2018 in Blog, Blog-entries, Faith | Comments Off on Moving on to something new

Blogging is hard when you are very busy and even harder when you want to talk but not be too specific because you might hurt someone’s feelings. There comes a time when some things simply do not work any more.  You have to find a way forward in areas of one’s life, find what matters to you, find what God wants for you life, and say YES to new opportunities. This is my situation in so many ways: volunteering, spirituality and housing are among those things that now must change. Change is never easy especially when it means getting out of your comfort zone, researching and visiting places and institutions, and doing plain old hard work. The things that...

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Busy, busy, and busy!

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in Blog, Blog-entries, Photography, Quilting | Comments Off on Busy, busy, and busy!

Apparently too busy to keep this blog up to date! Since my last post, my beautiful cat Angel has died following a long illness. I miss her very very much.  She was a real friend and companion. I’ve added more photos of baby quilts and four photos to the Other Projects page of this website. I’ve been very busy with the Quilters by the Sea Guild website, Facebook group and attending workshops. In addition keeping up the church website and doing graphic arts and a vigorous Bible study all keep me very busy.  I’ve been doing photography (mostly with my iPhone’s wonderful camera) and recent Instagram postings of photographs are my recent...

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Living and Learning

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Blog, Blog-entries, Quilting, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Living and Learning

I fell in love with quilting back in New Jersey sometime after I retired from my day job. I happened upon a group of ladies who loved to quilt, knit and crochet. They invited me to join their group, which met monthly in the homes of group members. The leader of the group was Ruth Woodward, an experienced quilter and friend. Over the 3 or 4 years that the group met, I learned alot about quilting from Ruth and others in the group. I also took classes at Pennington Quilt Works. There I did two year’s worth of block of the month projects. Each block being a lesson in itself. When I was contemplating my move to North Carolina and was down here looking for a place to...

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Instagram Photos

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Blog, Blog-entries, Photography, Quilting | Comments Off on Instagram Photos

It is hard to keep a website up to date when you have a busy life with multiple competing interests. I love quilting, photography and nature in general. I’ve been publishing photographs in Facebook, but only my friends can see them. So…. I have added an Instagram plugin to this website and a feed on the Photography -> Current Photographs – Instagram page. It would be nice if I could generally sort them by topic (quilting, landscape, family or whatever) but that is not possible at this time. I hope you will navigate to this page. Pat

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The NC Arboretum

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in Blog, Blog-entries, Photography | Comments Off on The NC Arboretum

One of my favorite places on a beautiful day in Southeastern NC is the Arboretum. Conveniently located, it is so easy to drop in there any time. The pond is the site for frog mating season right now so the noise was deafening! But the frogs gotta do their thing. The azaleas are almost finished and the NC Azalea Festival is coming up this weekend. The fruit trees, redbud and dogwood trees are in bloom. Spring is here and it is gorgeous. My winter projects are done. That is now giving me the time now to just pick up and go to the beach or to the parks. More photos to follow in the days, weeks and months ahead....

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Spring is here! Trips to the beach!

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in Blog, Blog-entries, Photography | Comments Off on Spring is here! Trips to the beach!

It is the end of March, Good Friday in fact, and with a beautiful day ahead it made sense to take the car and go have some fun. Southport, a beautiful little town at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, has a Friday festival every week and it draws arts and crafts and other vendors to the big park where there is plenty to see and buy. It is about an hour trip by car. However, you can break that up with a 25 minute ferry ride from Southport to Fort Fisher.  Southeast North Carolina has alot to offer!

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