Over the three years that I have been blogging I have followed many blogs, left comments and even emailed the bloggers. Two of these bloggers are from the Pensacola, FL area and I believe they have even blogged about a certain quilt shop. Yesterday, I went to this shop (A & E) with my DIL to pick out some fabric for a quilt I am making for her, and I spotted someone who I thought might be Karen from Nana Girl Quilts. I had seen her picture on her blog and her hair is beautiful! When I saw the hair (from the back), I had to go and find out if it was her. (In fact, I did a walk by first so I could see her face). So I asked her, "Are you Nana Girl?" She said, "Yes, who are you?" So I told her I was Country Log Cabin. My name is Ruth - actually, I go by my middle name for my blog. She was with Kim Brackett of Magnolia Bay Quilts, who I started following first. Kim has published several quilting books. What are the odds of meeting two other bloggers by chance? Even if you know they live in this area and frequent this shop? It made my day!! Thanks for letting me take your picture on the spur of the moment! It was great meeting both of you!
Back to reality now. I have been working on my Gone to Texas quilt and I am going to make it bigger than the pattern in the book. Click here to see the original post I did about it. I have been working on it quite a while and have several posts about it. I decided to add another row of the Union block, which will make it 10 1/2" wider. I will probably also add more border to it to get it to the size I want.
Here are some blocks that I have just finished. I had 4 that I needed to finish, and then with adding 6 more, I had a total of 10 make. I'm just about finished with those 10 and I will move on to some of the border panels.
This is the table in our camper with my Featherweight set up to sew.
I'm working on HSTs and flying geese now for the last 2 Union blocks. Since I get up early every morning, I have time to sew before we do anything else.
Today we're going out to eat for an early celebration of DH's 70th birthday because we won't be here for the actual day.
I decided today to tell you why I decided to use my middle name when I started my blog. At the time I was working for a U. S. Magistrate Judge at the U. S. District Court. I really didn't want anyone that might google my name to bring up the blog and learn more about my personal information. I didn't know if anyone would google my name, but I did have someone in prison get a hold of my home phone number once and call me collect, and since I worked for a judge, some people might not be too happy about what happened in court, etc. You get the picture. I know when I reply to comments, my first name (Gladys) is sometimes on the email, so that is why.
The night before last it was 24 degrees here in NW Florida. At about 3:30 AM, our heater went off and we thought we were out of propane. We put on extra sweat pants, sweat shirts, socks, etc., cuddled under the quilts and tried to sleep a few more hours. When DH checked the tanks, one was empty and one was full!! This is the second time this has happened and it seems there is a problem with the propane line, so we need to get this fixed ASAP. At least we know now what is happening. BRRRRR!
Happy quilting! Thanks for visiting.