How did a week or more go by? Well I did have the intention to write a post before today… and then got sidetracked… I’m sure none of you know how that goes….

So what has kept me from you?


My car loaded for a quilt show. I had much to do to get ready. You might think that I procrastinated and had a lot of last minute … stuff to do. Not so. But it sure takes time to tuck supplies/stock into containers for transport and using all the available space without causing more confusion… than necessary for the unpacking. As you can see there is still a bit of space… but I really don’t have anything that small to put there.

Today we not only set up the booths but the show goes up as well and since I am a member of the guild I will spend the first part of the day assisting in setting up the show, (building the frames and hanging the quilts), and then spend the remainder of the day setting up the booth space.

So if you find you have some time over the weekend and are anywhere near Elizabethtown Kentucky. The show is at the Pritchard Center- 404 S Mulberry St, Elizabethtown KY k42701.

There are about 400 quilts and 20 vendors… so there is plenty to see!!!

What are your plans for the weekend? If you are in “Florence country”…. let us know how you are weathering the storm. In ‘place’ or bugged out”?

More Later! (after QS recovery!)


Behind the Curtain

Things at IHaveANotion are once again busy behind the scenes.


Locally, the other guild (I belong to 2) is having their annual Quilt Show in September. The show set up is on Thursday and of course the show will be on Friday and Saturday. I will have a full 2 weeks of preparation!!! for sure. Lots of little details to pull together. I have a huge respect for those that do this several weeks… in a row! A couple of times a year… is almost enough for me.


So if you are passing through… stop in for some eye candy and vendors.

IHaveANotion will be there… too.

So getting ready is taking up lots of time!!!! and energy! But I love meeting people and sharing… the quilty life! So my time will be well spent.


Speaking of quilty life… I just had to add a little something to my car…

that subtly indicates that a quilter is driving!

and a sneak peek at what I am working on…. in the Creative Space


If I don’t see you …. over the weekend…  Have a Great End of Summer and Labor Day holiday!


Clear Message!

If you have been following along from the old blog…. (www.ihaveanotion.blogspot.com) then you cr-Goldie-young-8-2018-wbknow the last year has been a bit of a trial for us with dogs. We acquired Goldie after having to send Bandit back to the breeder. Goldie has the same dad as Bandit, but she has a different mom.

From the beginning Goldie had some difficulties…. those rabbits… and the treats they leave behind are just the best!!! The back story is… Goldie was tested for Giardia and treated, but the problems persisted through 3 treatments, 2 months or so. While she was gaining weight, she was still under weight for 5/6 month German Shepherd. So a specialist was recommended and off we went. After an office visit and leaving a sample… for testing… we waited. No wonder Goldie was having problems. She not only had Giardia, but she also tested positive for C-Diff and Cryptosporidium.

Some more medications and then another test! Giardia gone, but positive for both C-Diff and Crypto… more meds. Another test. Yay C-Diff gone, but the Crypto… is hanging in. Vet said it was a difficult bug to kill. So another round of medication. The last medication had to be administered every 8 hours with a meal! and another test. Still positive for Crypto.  So it was suggested that we continue the last medication for 4 or 5 months and retest. We have all been on the 8 hour schedule for 7 months with fingers crossed.  We took a sample in last week.cr-Goldie-port-8-2018-wb

Goldie is almost a year old now. In just about 10 days she will celebrate her birthday. We will be celebrating lots more too. We got the call from the Vet this morning and she is CLEAR!!!

When we started down this road Goldie only weigh about 35 pounds. She now weighs a respectable 75 pounds although she is tall thin dog, but the next 6 months should show her putting on some muscle and filling out a bit.

cr-Goldie-8-2018-wbWe were outside one day last week and Goldie consented to a photo session. In the first picture you can see the juvenile in her still, but in the last 2 you can start to see the mature countenance she will have as an adult. We still have about 6 more months of a tween dog.

She is looking so good…. She was spayed a month ago… and on September 7 she will be a year old. I hope she will consider being a healthy dog…. for the rest of her life.

She looks so much like Bandit in this last picture!!!

So do you have any good news to share?