Leaf Table Topper 4

I’m taking a little break from posting about our recent trip to Portugal to show you a little project I’ve just completed. Our local quilt circle had a demonstration on how to make these last week, so I gathered the necessary supplies and made this one. It was a fun […]

Portugal, part 3

Our next stop was in Porto, though we actually docked across the river in Gaia. That bridge in the background — the lower one! — was one of the ways we went from one bank to the other. The city itself is lovely, as this view of the park may […]

Portugal, part 2

As the more “formal” portion of our Lisbon stay began, we visited several different areas of the city. One of our stops was at the Monument to the Discoveries, where we saw this amazing map of the Portuguese world during the height of its world dominance.         […]


My husband and I have recently returned from another Viking River Cruise, this time along the Douro River in Portugal. I’d never been to Portugal before and had heard that it was beautiful, but I’d had no idea of exactly how beautiful it is! We enjoyed lovely warm weather and […]

It’s been a while! 10

Hi there! I know I’ve been MIA for a time, but I’ve been away on a lovely trip. We had very limited internet access, as we were usually at the bottom of a canyon or else in a lock with concrete sides. However, in the next few days I’ll try […]

Badge Holder 2

My quilt buddy, Phyl, and I go to the Houston Festival each year, and we need to keep our badges handy for easy entry to the show and to any classes we take. Not really a problem, right? Except that I detest the badge holders that go around the neck! […]