My quilt guild, Calico Cutters, met this week. This is the raffle quilt we will be selling chances on throughout the next year to fund our charity contributions and program expenses. I think Margo and her committee of designers and piecers did a fantastic job.

I was very excited to be asked to do the quilting–ok, completely intimidated is more like it. 

This was my first time quilting a grid when the lines are interrupted by the design– the stars. It was a challenge but I’m happy with the way it turned out.

I love the colors. I think it will do well at the local quilt shows and other venues because it is unusual for a raffle quilt and I think it will appeal to non-quilters as well.

I walked at Longwood Gardens yesterday. The rose bower is in full, glorious bloom. I don’t have a single rose bush anymore. When we took out our raised bed garden last year, the roses went with it. 

I do have peonies though. This white variety has the most heavenly scent. Oh, The Last Runaway, was a great read. 


Don’t these local strawberries look mouth watering! They are!

1. Strawberry shortcake

2. Strawberry milkshake

3. Strawberry muffins 

4. Chocolate covered strawberries

5. Strawberry pie

I pay attention to the food pyramid and during strawberry season, I think it’s important to choose a variety from the 5 Basic Desert Groups. 


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  1. Christine says

    What about homemade ice cream with strawberries. Soooooooo nutritious! We had that last night. Kids helped with ice cream. Wonderful quilting. As I skim read the post I was wondering WHO did the MQ. Oh! YOU!!!

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