What a busy month!

Wondering where I was?  Well, I wasn’t here…


But let me back up.  First I want to tell you about my friend Kate Chiconi in Australia who assembles donated quilt blocks into quilts for Ovarian cancer.  She sets the theme, all based on a teal colorway and then sews them up, quilts them, and donates them for auction!  The latest quilt is called “Signed, Tealed, and Delivered.”  My donation was featured HERE.  Go visit Kate at Tall Tales from Chiconia She is a fabulous quilter and you won’t be disappointed.

I had chosen to participate and mailed these to her for inclusion…

(I have no clue why these did not display when I posted this!)

This was an enjoyable paper pieced project for me!   I received notification of their arrival on the day I got back.

Back from where?

I went on an over 2,000 mile (including side trips) excursion through 5 states!  Yes, me…

The ex agoraphobic!

And you can call me Han, as in SOLO!

Because, yes, I traveled alone on this two-week trip.  I am so proud of this breakthrough.  I am owning the saying “Go big or go home!”  I went BIG, came home and it was exciting!

I will be posting a few pictures and telling more about my trip over the next week.  But I wanted you to know how excited I am about these blocks and my road trip.

Posting soon with more…




23 thoughts on “What a busy month!

  1. katechiconi says:

    Thank you for the link! My launch post goes out later today for the start of the ST&D quilt, and you’ll get an email with a list showing your contribution ALREADY FINISHED! Your blocks kicked off a flurry of excitement and enquiries, so bravo for that.
    Looking forward to seeing some of your travel photos 🙂

    • Lynda says:

      Kate, I had no idea you were launching today! What good timing I’ve managed. 🙂 As for travel photos, well, there aren’t a lot as I was traveling alone and too nervous to stop along the way unless I was in a very public place. But I have a few here and there and even a few while crawling along the highway in a traffic jam and rain! LOL!

    • Lynda says:

      Thank you! The quilting was fun and I was glad to participate in the Ovarian Cancer project with all the other folks from around the world. I will be excited to see it come together over the next year under Kate’s skilled hands. The travels were not well documented photographically, but in my heart they are imprinted as a great accomplishment!

  2. shoreacres says:

    I’ve been with you long enough to remember some of your struggles with much shorter trips, and I just can’t tell you how excited I am for you! I’m curious beyond words to know where you went, who you visited, and what you saw. Never mind the lack of photos. I know exactly what you mean about things being imprinted on our hearts, and it’s often enough to have even a single, blurry photo to bring it all back.

    Hooray for you! and welcome home.

  3. Littlesundog says:

    I am SO excited to hear all about your trip, Lynda. I thought of you that whole week… because I too ended up solo, headed north. My family needed some help – and we were able to view the eclipse as a family too. It was a wonderful trip, full of blessings and much love. It was my first trip driving that many hours by myself. Hurry and tell us all about your big adventure!! Did you get a different pickup?

    • Lynda says:

      Thank you, Lori! No, I didn’t get a new truck. We simply can’t afford that now. So… I took it in to our repair man we trust and he gave it it’s quarterly service and a little extra safety checking. I felt confident afterwards, that I was driving a safe vehicle. I suppose you can’t be too sure even in a new(er) one, EH? And I am excited for you too! How wonderful to be able to help your family and view the eclipse together! I trust you had clear skies for this event?

      • Littlesundog says:

        Yes, we had clear skies during the corona stage. Before that it had been lightly cloudy but it didn’t interfere much at all. There’s so much more to tell… I have got to get blog posts going. This month is busy with guests again and much work to be done. But I’m excited to write again!
        We did find a used truck, and I took it to Nebraska. There’s another story… 😀

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