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Turkey Tracks:  November 15, 2011

Charleston Bound

Time has moved forward, and the day has come when we start leaving for Charleston.  We are anticipating a delicious visit with our two sons’ families.  I say start leaving because today we will drive to Portland, ME, which is 2 hours away, where we will stay in a local Comfort Inn very near the airport.  They will get us to the airport for our flight tomorrow and will keep our car while we are gone.  No worries that way.  No stressing about getting to the airport on time and about finding a parking spot when you’re on a short leash in terms of time.  We’ll poke about the mall, have dinner nearby, get a good night’s sleep, and enjoy having nothing to do but enjoy ourselves.  Isn’t that what a vacation is all about?

The house, dogs, and chickens will be in the capable hands of Jessica Pendleton–who now has two adorable children:  Mariah and Eli.

It has been a true pleasure to watch this young woman meet the right man, agree to raise his little girl, have a child of her own, move into their own house, and become a wonderful mother.  You go, Jessica!

Here they are running the boardwalk:

Eli gradually worked up his courage to step over the cracks rather than crawl over them.

Here’s Mariah peeking around the corner of the house from the top of the bench that stores bird seed and chicken bedding:

She LIKES the chickens and is fascinated about getting eggs out of the chicken coop.

Here’s what I’m leaving behind–an in-progress quilt:

This quilt, which may be called “Two Bits,” is being made from the 2-inch blocks I’ve been cutting out for the past ten years.  Whenever I finishe a quilt, I take any small leftover pieces and cut them into the largest squares I can–up to 6 1/2 inches.  I now have two bags of 2-inch squares, so when I saw this idea for using them–I’ll do a proper citation when I finish, but I think the pattern was in American Patchwork and Quilting, and I know it was called “Mourning Glory”–after the type of heritage fabric.  Basically, black or white or tan can all operate as neutrals, and that’s what’s going on here.

Here’s a detail:

So, John is waiting downstairs, so I ‘ve got to close.  The computer is going to Charleston, so I’m sure I’ll post from there.

Written by louisaenright

November 15, 2011 at 11:51 am

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