Saturday, November 13, 2010


Bills paid -- check;
Mail stopped -- check;
Paper stopped -- check;
Suitcase packed -- check;
The above includes, ticket, passport, and cash -- check;
Tomorrow morning's ride arranged -- check;
Key to house sitter -- check.

Bid farewell to my blog friends -- check.

Looking forward to:
the beautiful Greek countryside -- check
freshly milled extra virgin olive oil -- check
brother-in-law's wine -- check
Thanksgiving visit from daughter and son-in-law -- check, check, and double check!

See you soon!

Monday, November 8, 2010


At least I think winter is coming. We had subfreezing temps here in East Tennessee last night, but it's predicted to be 72 again tomorrow. Go figure.

Well, at any rate, my college freshman granddaughter will have a little something to keep her ears (and neck and head) warm this winter. And since the cold comes to New York a bit sooner than to Tennessee, I'm not waiting for her January birthday to send this little goodie: a hooded scarf, with pockets--no less. It's going in the mail tomorrow. Along with some biscotti -- what's a Nani to do?

And no I won't get bored with no knitting just because I'm sending hers early. She had two siblings whose birthdays fall the same week. This is the start of her little sister's sweater.

Phooey, though, I've already gift wrapped the 3 baby quilts that are going in the mail too -- so no photos of them completed. I did post photos of the piecing portion a few weeks ago.

So now it's time to get back to the sewing machine and work on the Christmas PJs. At least some of them are completed and all of them are cut out and ready to stitch. Better get busy!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010



With fabric designer daughter, Anna Maria .

What a great time! Got to see all the quilts hanging for this week's quilt festival too. Wonderful!