"No heat until the 21st! We've been having fireplace fires at night for a month. Oh, We're at 4000 ft.
The fire danger is worse in the fall, because we are still waiting for serious rain(none since May) and the winds get…"
"I don't have electricity from a power company. Solar and a back up generator is what we use. A mile away there are electric lines...so most my community was in trouble from Wed night through Sat morning. I got a day off on…"
"The restoration times posted on the PG&E outage maps were generated by their system automatically and do not reflect reality.
The above is a quote about the electric company that turned most of Northern Calif. off from Wed. night thru Sat.…"
"We knew a couple of days in advance. But the stores are runniing out of emergency supplies, and some businesses just close, schools too. There are shelters with generators in some towns. We offered to plug in a small freezer for a…"
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Retired Librarian, grandmother of 4, living the good life on 5 acres in the mountains, with original husband-Paul and multiple pets(all rescued at advanced ages). Currently making several quilts yearly for local causes, and working on an endless Community tapestry project celebrating the unique place we live.
Hello again, Mary. We have moved from our beautiful mountains down to Santa Cruz County to be closer to family. John has had a rough year health wise, but still managed to build a stable for the granddaughters to have critters. In case you ever get over your snail mail phobia, I would love to hear from you. My son has insisted that I learn to text, but I am old-school. That is no way to communicate. New address is 530 Light Springs Road, Aptos, CA 95003. Just in case. Big garden, tiny house. Nothing but hand sewing for now. Love the new picture of you and Paul. So happy... Cecily
I made my Shepard a sweater coat from a mans wool sweater. I cut sleeves off made a band for across the vest with two tabs the attach to the under belly with Velcro It’s not the prettiest but it keeps her warm and it’s very soft morino wool.
Hi Mary, I'm new to the site. Was reading one of comments and you mentioned a friend was going to do your 365....what is a 365? I just moved to central PA and only 1 tiny quilt shop. I'm spoiled from living in Houston TX most of my adult life, then near Charlotte NC for about 10yrs. Both had great quilt shops. Houston's International Shows were mind blowing and made me feel so inferior that I didn't make a thing for years. Finally accepted we all can do great things, just in different ways. Now, I also enjoy designing. Don't have any quilting friends here yet, but once I join guild that should change. Hope to get an expert Amish lady to teach me hand quilting. Since you have so many friends in here, do you know if anyone ever does a 10 inch sq exchange or even a fat qtr or half yard? Thanks
A wise computer person told me to just remove the Q on my keyboard, blow on it and on the board to clean it and look, I now have a working Q. I had long since forgotten my password and had to reset it. I can now find you again on this site. I will have to play around again with it, I am sure, to find the newer things. This will help till the other issue is resolved. Doubt your quilting friends will want to see my coloring projects.