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Value – diamond optical illusion!

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

This is amazing and you wonder “HOW does that work out??”


Kathy Sandbach’s Quilts – message 2

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Date: Sunday, September 13, 2009, 7:19 PM

Hi ladies, it’s Ken Sandbach again invading your email in box.  My sister is back at it again today posting 15 or so [of my mother Kathy’s] quilts in the latest ebay auction.  The last couple went rather well, and after a 2 week break because real life got in the way we’re doing it again.
The last time I used my mom’s email account to reach her friends some 20 or so addresses bounced back at me as undeliverable, so please, again, if you’d all be so kind to forward this on to your quilting friends we’d be really appreciative.
If you’re interested in bidding or looking log into and search Kathy Sandbach in the upper left search bar.  You’ll be directed to the quilts.
Thanks again, and good luck!
Ken Sandbach

Pine Tree Quilters – Maine

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

The Pine Tree Quilters are a state-wide guild, founded in 1978. They hire a national teacher once or twice annually. The meeting presentation and workshops are offered in different communities to allow members statewide the opportunity to attend.

I arrived in Portland, stayed in Waterville, and traveled to the surrounding communities of Augusta, Gardnerville and Bangor for workshops & presentation. My hostess, Mary Coombs was a delight! A highlight – one night we had dinner at the Lobster Trap in Winslow. Have you ever eaten Lobster Pie? WHOA! This delicious dish was lobster pieces, butter, bread crumbs & seasoning, all broiled in a little casserole dish – I wonder how many calories in that dinner!???

Mexican Cruise – 2

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

We had such a blast on the Mexican Riviera Quilt Cruise! Here is another photo slide show!

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Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

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Attitude of Gratitude

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

jan_welcomebHi!   I’ll never be accused of posting too frequently! <wink>  I have just met a BIG deadline……. and I rewarded myself!  I called a friend, took her a lunch, and we walked in the sunshine. Wow, the weather is terrific here this past couple of weeks – we feel so thankful when we hear of all the troubles and awful weather in other parts of our country.

I am so grateful – and it made me think – what are YOU grateful for? How do you treat yourself when you’ve done a good job and finally get a break?  I’d love to know! As for me – here is a short list – and there are many more things – this is just the things I am thinking of right now!

  • Faith – God’s blessings!
  • friends and family
  • health
  • a home – a roof over my head
  • food on our table
  • coffee, chocolate, margaritas, salads, fresh berries
  • the sun on my shoulder
  • having a sewing studio
  • sunny bright afternoons – the studio gets great light
  • having goals to meet
  • having the energy and perserverance to stick with it until I meet my goal
  • watching the dogs lulled to a stupor, sleeping on the warm patio
  • listening to the birds, the breeze in the tree tops
  • sharing quilts and great  ideas with other creative people
  • feeling satisfaction in hard work
  • feeling a sense of accomplishment once I complete a difficult, extensive task
  • a good night’s sleep

jan_sewingThis is an older photo – look a the project I’m working on. See the finished quilt in the previous post.

I look forward to hearing what YOU are grateful for today!


Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Carol G. and her Dad, Frances shared their apples with our Tuesday quilting bee. Frances and Carol harvest the apples each fall in their Maine orchard. They brought one of each variety back to California in their suitcases (bruises provided, free-of-charge by the airlines)! The apples ranged in size from tennis-ball size to large grapefruit size. Carol treated us to her own apple pie dessert made with several apple varities. YUM!

High School Reunion – 1

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

This weekend my husband and I flew to Omaha, Nebraska for both a family reunion with his side of the family, and my 35th high school reunion.

Have you ever attended YOUR high school reunion? This is my 2nd time – previously, location, distance, and teaching committments have conflicted with the reunion schedule.

People attend their reunions for different reasons – most hope to meet their friends from long ago and remember the good times together. Others come to impress their old classmates, to prove their current status and worth – thus settling old “scores”.

The safety of bygone years allows classmates to confess old infatuations – and the recipient hearing the confession is both pleased and surprised at their long-ago ignorance of the potential romance!

Our reunion focused upon 4 events – two evening gatherings, a golf outing, and a tour of our old alma-mater – Westside High School.


The school has really changed! The original structure is still present, but the front entrance has been relocated to the east side of the building. The school is very high-tech inside! Each student is issued an Apple laptop for their use during the years at Westside. The school boasts its own television broadcasting studio which students operate!

The renovated athletic fields and Athletic Pavilion are beautiful – the pool, drained for summer maintenence, brought back fond memories.

Most of the remaining areas had been remodeled or upgraded to the point that we just wandered and marveled at the changes!