There is so much to be busy with, in this world, I don't know how anyone could be bored in retirement. Gracious me!
For quilty starters, I have finally completed Step #6 in Crazy Mom's Block a Week. As I'm doing two each time, you will notice (surprise) two blocks - I did one in blues and one in greens. [She is actually up to step 9 or 10, but I'll get there!]
On several days last week I got busy with making more pieces for my White Chocolate quilt. I really think this one will be for me! I usually just give my quilts away or make them for other folks, but so far I'm just loving this one. Twenty one (21) large squares, completed; 194 (!) small half square triangle blocks - the number required, completed and a start on the 194 needed four patch blocks. I maybe have 45 of those done, but have some strip sets ready to be cut and sewn together. I try not to think about how many are required and just keep at it. I know that when it actually comes time to assemble this "baby", it will just go like a breeze.
Lest you think I do nothing but play - I do get to do quite a bit of that. ;-> This past week-end being a holiday week-end (thank you, Dr. King) six of us went to Portland, OR for the week-end. Such a delightful time. I won't bore you with all the photos, but a real highlight was the Chinese Garden. One whole city block is walled in white cement (?) and behind these walls lies a perfect gem. Albeit very cold, i.e. the pond was partially frozen over, it was simply stunning. And the places that appear to be wood, ARE wood. I don't know how they finish it so that the weather doesn't ruin it, but it was magnificent.