Things have been very busy here lately ... and my eye is still not well following my cataract surgery which makes it hard to stay on the computer for very long, but it is better and not worse so I keep hoping it will get back to normal.
So, what has been going on? In addition to things that normally go on (which keep me pretty busy all by themselves), I have been planning for activities at the quilt retreat in North Carolina, That starts really soon; and I have been planning for much of October when a good friend from Australia will be visiting with me here in South Carolina and then we will travel up the east coast for about 10 days... and I have started shopping for a horse.
If you read my blog, you will remember that my 33-year old horse that I had for 29 years died in January. I have never been so sad about losing a pet! All those years really make that animal part of the family. I know it will be hard to find the right horse - I am short, I am not young and flexible, and I like a horse with personality, but it has to be extremely safe. I say I am looking for a child safe horse for an adult! Then there is the additional part that I would love to have a Palomino because I've never had a Palomino horse... but I won't decide against a horse simply based on color. I will even consider a mule if it is a good choice for me. How's that for not being biased?
I haven't been sewing a lot because of my situation with my eye. However, I did sign up to participate in the GardenWeb Quilt Forum Birthday Block Exchange for 2013. This is the block I selected.
It's a block of my own creation, but based on Brasstown Star - really it's Brasstown Star simplified. I'm going to call it "Coffee with Jeanne." Anyway, I will be posting the instructions here for the exchange group so if you want to make it, just watch my blog and I'll have the instructions here soon. I'm calling it "Coffee with Jeanne" because I am requesting that the novelty fabric be coffee related. I am really excited to see what I will receive!