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Check In Time

Hi Everyone and Welcome to my Blog,

I’ve been set to silent last week.  We had some crazy things going on.

I had some tires put on my car and had to wait on them for three hours.  I won’t be doing that again.  Next time my husband can go alone.  We had them done at Wal-Mart and they were so busy.  I guess I thought I would shop for my groceries while they were being installed.  I finished shopping and went check on the car.  It wasn’t even in the bay yet.  I stashed all my cold items in a freezer on the end of an aisle so it wouldn’t defrost while I was waiting.  Then went back for them when it was time to check out.  Do I have to say that we left with way too much groceries?  Maybe I won’t have to shop for a couple of weeks.

Our recessed microwave broke.  Boy, I didn’t realize how much I use that thing.  I can remember the day when we reheated everything on the stove or in the oven.  This appliance has spoiled me with its ease.  It’s been having trouble for a while.  Since it sits above my stove, when I boil something, it tends to steam up the touch panel and not all the buttons work until it dries out.  Well it finally wasn’t going back to normal any more.  Another issue we were having this summer is that a wasp nest set up house in our vent pipe.  I would come how from work every day and there would be a wasp in the kitchen.  We must have killed a dozen or more of those things.  Just when I thought I got rid of them (I hadn’t seen any for a couple of weeks) the nest fell into the exhaust fan.  You could hear it popping around in there.  So you can see why we finally gave up and got a new one.  It was quite the ordeal to hoist that thing into the space.  It was a very tight fit.  Anyway, it’s now pretty and new and hopefully will last another sixteen years like the first one did.

Well that’s all the drama going on let’s talk about something fun.  I’ve gotten back on focus on my Nostalgia Twist Quilt test pattern for Denise @ For the Love of Geese.  The next row is flying geese with block in a block corner stones.  I have these Geese blocks done and still have another 20 or so to do that have six geese on them.  I am hopeful that I can finish them by the end of this weekend.



I will be taking a road trip the following weekend to Hamilton, Missouri.  I’m sure all my quilty friends know what is there.  Missouri Star Quilt Company is having their birthday bash and I’ll go bash with them.  I’m hoping I can get a selfie with Jenny or Rob.  I’ll certainly share it with you when I get back.

The other item I’ve been trying to work on is Roseanne and Sue’s Sew Along.  I mentioned it earlier in a post here.  I’ve started putting a couple blocks together and you can see two of my color ways.  There are two other color blocks, I’ll show them off soon.


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That’s all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.




17 thoughts on “Check In Time

  1. Oh my, you’ve definitely had some not-so-fun things going on! However, it’s good to see your quilting progress — I love the blocks you’re making for Roseanne and Sue’s QAL. I need to get started on mine!


    1. Hi Wendy, Can you imagine all those wasps in my house?  They would come down one at a time.  It was very disturbing.  We figured they were in the vent but couldn’t get to them.  I’m not real sure what finished them off maybe the heat or weather, but when we saw the dry nest it was the size of my palm which I think is a pretty big one.   Best Regards,Cherie BurtonCherie’s Quilting Journey

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  2. Hi Cherie! Holy moly, that wasp nest does not sound fun at all. Well, neither did the new tires with a three hour wait. Ugg. I got tires at Sam’s on my last car. It included free tire rotation and balancing, but along with that very long wait times for the free service. I probably wouldn’t do that again. Your flying geese look fabulous – so nice and crisp and sharp. Also, your triangle blocks also look fabulous. Are you doing this quilt in shades of blue or are you introducing other colors? Just curious – I’m going to add your picture to my update post for the sew along tomorrow. ~smile~ Roseanne


    1. Hi Roseanne, I still get the chills from those wasps.  I would carefully look where I sat and stepped with no shoes.  Thankfully, no one was stung.  We did give our swatter a workout.  The other colors for my triangle quilt is pink and purple.  I noticed when I was downloading the pictures of them I had them set up backward.  That’s why I didn’t include them with this post.  I’ll fix those pictures and post them soon.   Best Regards,Cherie BurtonCherie’s Quilting Journey

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  3. I see all these wonderful blocks from sew alongs and wish i had participated. Your color choice for the blocks couldn’t be more spectacular. Your geese are looking great too. If you find your way to St Louis from Hamilton you will have to look me up.


  4. Wow getting new tires can be tiring! Sorry you’ve had some bad things happen but it seems like you’re back on track! What lovely projects you’re working on!


    1. Hi Susan, I’m glad those wasps are gone for good.  This past weekend Glenn got on the roof and made sure the vents were sealed with screen.  I hope that works.   Best Regards,Cherie BurtonCherie’s Quilting Journey


    1. Hi Dione, Yes, the wasps are a thing of the past.  Hubby went on the roof this weekend and sealed up the vents with some screen.  Hopefully this won’t happen again.   Best Regards,Cherie BurtonCherie’s Quilting Journey


  5. Yikes, life really got you with some interesting challenges! I hope this past week was a lot easier on you. I’m so excited for your trip to Hamilton! I went there once and was completely dumbfounded when Jenny walked by. Literally could not speak for about a minute! It was a great, albeit very quick visit and a trip I will remember fondly forever!


  6. I’m late! Did you make it to the MSQC bash!?! How was it??? I love MSQC and would love to go back. My first visit was a bit overwhelming….next time, I’ll have a plan and a list. LOL Can’t wait to see that test pattern quilt finished! It is going to be a beauty!


    1. Hi Becky, We got home Sunday night.  It was very crowded.  Next time we go, it won’t be during the bash.  So we could take time and look at everything.  There were some good demos and free goodies though.  I’ll see you for quilt club.  I’ll bring Nostalgia for everyone to see.  Maybe I can do the big reveal for the party in January.   Best Regards,Cherie BurtonCherie’s Quilting Journey


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