I'm Still Here
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Lucy in Florida, Quilting, RVing Year6, Sewing

Yep — I’m still around.  A lot happening here at our home, but here are some highlights the last few weeks. 

We took a trip to Marathon Florida the end of April and spent 4 nights on site 22 @ Curry Hammock State Park.  And here is Tom @ the site one evening.  Great view, but you had to be standing up to see it and we were disappointed we could not have a campfire @ our site.  :-(.   What I thought would be fabulous a campground was really just OK.  So it goes.  But the good news is this place isn’t between 80-$100/night like some parks.  

It was too warm to spend much time outside unless it was early morning or after the sun went down.   Tom and I are not beach people.  I avoid the sun a lot - it’s the only way to keep my face from looking older than it already does.  Tough job and I think I’m failing.  So anyway we occupied our time checking out places to eat around Marathon.  We ate breakfast @ the Stuffed Pig a couple of times.  We liked that a lot.. they have a small indoor area and pretty big outdoor area.  We enjoyed cocktails @  a couple of places.  One I cannot even remember the name.  That’s what I get for not sharing info during the trip.  But this one I have some pics.  This is happy hour @ a place called Lazydays which is not affiliated with the RV dealer in Seffner, FL.

Tom had their crab cakes (he says they were excellent) and I had banana bread - way too much - but it was great too.  After eating so much food the previous days I convinced myself it would be better for me.  I felt differently the next morning.  :-(  

Anyway - looking at this pic I thought — good grief gal - fix the hair.  But you see South Florida and having a good hair day is simply not possible.  Not this time of year.  I was also way overdue on my visit with Miss Clariol.  But that’s fixed now.  At least for another month or so.  smile



After we got back home I finished the cornice.  Tom and I decided it was best to hire someone to install it.  We wanted to be sure it would never fall on our heads someday.  :-) Plus I didn’t think I could carry my side up a ladder.

This is Bob Hipps, a certified installer from Fort Lauderdale.  He assured me you could do chin ups from this as the brackets are screwed into the outer concrete walls. He also installed a new traverse rod for the new linen sheers. 



The next step — add the faux silk panels on each side.  I hope to get that done this week or next. I also need to get back to the Master Bed and Bath project.  Soon.  Very soon.




As if I don’t have enough to do, I decided to join Barbara Brackman’s Civil War Quilt project.  :-)  This is one quilt block per week for the entire year.  Whoa.. I know.. lots of blocks.  I’ve been reading her blog off and on for months and decided to jump in.  I’ve just been so fascinated with the Civil war since I watched Ken Burn’s documentary a few months ago. 



Anyway, this project started in January so I’m way behind but I’m working to catch up quickly.  I’ve cut the fabric for the first 17 blocks and finished 10 blocks so far. 

First 17 Blocks ready to piece





Here is one of the blocks — Fort Sumter.  



You can see the rest of them in my Flickr Album.  And be sure to check Barbra’s blog (link above).  She writes really cool stories that inspire each block. 

Til next time …

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