Monthly Archives: October 2017

Oct.30, Ships

There is a museum in Savannah that has a beautiful display of ship models with wonderful details.

Excuse the reflections in the photos,the ships were in closed in glass.

There were many models there , also beautiful things that some of the ships captains brought back with them to make a little extra cash.

These were my favorite pieces! They were so beautiful!

Then there was the Georgia Queen ,that we enjoyed watching .

A lovely fountain ship….

And a shrimp boat.. anybody game to climb that ladder out on the water?

And lastly the Waving Girl statue, in life her name was Florence Martus. It is said that for 44 yrs that she waved to ships by day a white piece of fabric,by night a lantern never missing a ship. The legend is that she had fallen in love with a sailor , and wanted to be sure he would find her on his return,after 44 yrs she died of a broken heart.

Next the Davenport house….



You are Invited…

Looking for those who love to do quilt work by hand.🙂

Sewing Etc.

…to a hand quilt along! So, dig out those projects, or continue the one you have going and join us. We will post every three weeks, showing our progress, whether it be big or small, and share tips, hints and/or foibles as we work through our hand quilting projects.

Anyone working on a hand quilting project is welcome to join. We don’t care if you are English Paper Piecing, working appliqué, doing old fashioned piece work, or finishing by hand, all are welcome! So please do invite others!

The rules are simple:

  • Please post on HQAL day, and take time to visit the other participants.
  • If you would like to join, email kidnotes(at)midco (dot)net, and I’ll add you to the posting list.
  • Enjoy getting to know the group members!
  • If you need to take a break, just let me know, so I can take you off the posting…

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Oct.16….. more scraps…

A quick update on the blocks for the 70,273 project. I have a picture of Leona doing a block in red crayon. Sad to say I didn’t take any that I did. I mailed them in a hurry as we were leaving town for the weekend.

Now for the scraps…. I have been working hard on getting the scrap pile down. I had it down to one box full when Mr. Issac once again brought me his left overs.

So I went to work on some more log cabin blocks, a whirligig block,and a buzzsaw block.

I think they will all look nice in a quilt top.

I also put together two tops for a ladies church sewing as they were wanting some.

These tops were made from yard sale buys where some pieces were in a few yards to larger scraps. I love a yard sale where I can buy a few yards of fabric for $1.

Also took time to work on some more rings for the double wedding ring quilt,which I’m half way done with.

Have a great week ,Deb

Oct. 8th…. Project 70,273

This morning when reading some blogs , craftycreek has a global block day challenge post . This post calls out to me loud and clear for I have a special needs child,so for my lovely special daughter , I’m going to join this challenge.

What is this challenge about….. here is a clipping from the projects site.

Between January 1940 and August 1941 (before the Holocaust began), 70,273 physically and mentally disabled people – men, women, teens, boys, and girls – were murdered by the Nazis. Though they never even laid eyes on the disabled person they were evaluating, the Nazi doctors read the medical files and, if from the words on the page, the person was deemed “unfit” or an “economic burden on society”, the doctor placed a red X at the bottom of the form. Three doctors were to read each medical file, and when two of them made a red X on the page, the disabled person’s fate was sealed. Most were murdered within 1-2 hours

If anyone cares to join the block making,it isn’t only for sewers ,if you have a red marker and white fabric and can write ,you too can join in. For more information go to:

And to think of finding two red xx on her medical records! 😢

So come join us on Oct. 14,2017!😄


Oct. 1.. a little family time

We took a weekend off to enjoy some cooler weather. It is good to have cooler evenings (65 to 68 degrees F,18.3 to 20 degrees C) daytimes are still warm,perfect for playing in the water. We had a wonderful ,relaxing , stress free time.

I took my pencils along …

There were lots of wild berries for the birds.

Then I was stuck in the camper while Leona was resting,and the others out kayaking. I follow a blogger who post many beautiful lighthouses, ( and old castle ruins)I decided to have a go at drawing one of them. I do hope she can guess which lighthouse I chose to draw.

Have a good week! Deb