Ocean City MD









We spent Labor Day weekend in Ocean City MD celebrating our friend’s 14th birthday. He and my son have been friends since birth (born only 6 months apart) and he said he wanted to spend his birthday at the beach with his best friend.
Saturday was rainy and windy, though things cleared up in the evening so we got to walk to dinner and walk on the beach. During the rain we opted for a used bookstore and the boys played game after game of laser tag. Sunday though was a beautiful day, We went to a place on the bay for a breakfast of omelets & crepes. Then we walked the entire length of the boardwalk, played skee ball, took some photobooth photos, got a fortune from Voltar, bought some t-shirts that change color in the sun, had some Fractured Prune (hot donuts), and watched a Harry Potter movie marathon that was going on whenever we were back in our room going to sleep.

DC Modern Quilt Guild





In late August I headed to the DC Modern Quilt Guild’s sewing day at Patches quilt shop in Mt. Airy MD. The directions on my phone took me along beautiful empty roads, and took just a little over an hour so it was quite a nice drive. I brought along my diamond hexie quilt to work on, which has been neglected in the evenings as I work on either my Halloween quilt, or drawing and painting underglazes onto pottery.
There were so many beautiful quilts shown during the “show and tell” segment of the meeting, and you can see the finished heart quilts for Pulse in the outdoor photo, they were all so amazing lined up together. The members worked on these before we joined the guild but I am so glad I got to see them before they were shipped off.
Jessee worked on tiny hexies next to me in the Rifle Paper/Cotton & Steel fabric collection. The images were all perfect for tiny fussy cutting! I have been having so much fun being a member even though I’ve only been to two sew day meetings so far. I have already taken part in one guild swap, and signed up for another, have plans to spend a day at an upcoming sewing retreat, and bought a guild t-shirt.