Wednesday, June 9, 2010


I retired 4 years ago this month. Today I was thinking about how lucky I am. I can sleep until I wake up: rarely do I have to hear an alarm. Then I can accept an impromptu lunch invitation: I don't have to coordinate with my "lunch hour." And I can work on whatever I want, whenever I want and for however long I want.

I am also lucky because I am friends with my daughter. At lunch today we laughed and laughed while we ate. What fun it is to be able to be friends with your own daughter.

Here is about 1/2 of Going Dotty. Most of the block pieces are made but I will not know for sure until I can get it all on the wall. Of course it doesn't fit on the wall but I will figure it out. I keep taking pictures so I can see how the colors are playing together.

However, I will not be back to sewing until Sunday afternoon. I am going to a 3 day embroidery workshop starting tomorrow and then we are having a visit from DS#1 and his wife Sunday morning. I will probably have the shakes by Sunday afternoon.

Have a good rest of the week and weekend, see you Monday.


  1. It is looking better and better each time you post a photo. Hope you don't have withdrawal before Sunday afternoon.

  2. Lucky you to be retired!! I can't wait for the day when I can retire...and have a schedule like yours. I love the quilt.

  3. The dotty quilt is looking very good. Enjoy the embroidery workshop!

  4. Shut!!! Up!!! LOL. I'm getting close....only 51 more working days. I do wish I was friends with my daughter, but it just wasn't meant to be. She lives in Ohio and here I am in NC. ( OMG, that rhymes, lol. )

  5. Isn't it wonderful to have smart kids?? Even though my daughter is only 21 we are very, very close and I am so happy to have it that way. Once someone commented about how great it was that we were "friends" and Marcy said "no, we weren't friends, she is my Mother". Marcy may have been about 14 at that point, but she knew where the boundries were. I believe as they grow our boundries change as parents and allow us to be more friendly and less parential with the kids. You did a great job with your daughter! Be proud!! And congrats on the retiring, too!!

  6. I love this quilt....I'd like to think me and my mom are great friends. I'm just not sure that we are. She favors my brother and I'm not just being a jealous kid. Long story. How awesome to be friends with your daughter.

  7. I love being retired. I love being able to run errands in the morning when there isn't much traffic. I love not having an alarm clock. My daughter and I are friends but she has moved to the Chicago area and I miss her terribly. We are going to see her this weekend but it isn't like it used to be with her dropping in and having dinner with us. Your quilt is looking fabulous.

  8. What an eye popping beauty!!
    Have fun at your workshop and hope it keeps the jitters down a hair!!!

  9. yes, retirement is your latest project


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