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Monday, July 11, 2011

Catch-Up #2

Surprise, Surprise.  I have returned!

Here are a couple of pics of my Philhaven quilt.  It was part of the Lebanon Quilt Guild's communinty service project.  I finally turned it in at the May meeting.  Many thanks to Theresa C. who machine quilted it for me.  I am pleased with the finished project.

Sunday, July 10, 2011


I saw this post from Bonnie over at Quiltville.

I think it bears repeating.

I met someone just a week ago that had this happen to him and three other friends.  He thinks their credit/bank cards were scanned (from their pockets!) when they were eating together at a restaurant.  All four of them had to deal with the aftermath of straightening up the issues that occurred from the identity theft.  This is the first time I actually knew of someone that it had happened to.  It makes it all very real.

Bonnie offers a temporary prevention solution.  Please check it out and pass the word along to your friends.  Many thanks to Bonnie for the post.

Catch-Up Time

It has been quite awhile since I last blogged.  I am not going to get into the why's and what's.  Let's just say that sometimes life gets in the way and best intentions don't always translate into accomplishments.  Hopefully, I can catch things up a little with some entries.  I have lots of photos.  So...Let's get started.

This is Betsy.  She's one of my quilt retreat buddies.  She was setting up her stuff and put her plugged in iron on the table not realizing that it was still turned on from the last retreat.  The photo tells the rest of the story.  Funny thing is the melting of the resin didn't smell or smoke.  We didn't know it was happening until Betsy noticed that the bottom of the iron wasn't level with the table anymore.  Removing the iron was like a taffy pull or perhaps melted mozzarella cheese that didn't want to break free from itself.  That resin is tough stuff.  I tried to smooth out some of the lumps from the table top with a wood shaver and a sander.  Didn't even touch it.  Betsy is still using the table.  She just put a flat surface over it.  Good ole PA Dutch ingenuity.  Way to go Betsy!