Drumroll – and we do have a winner–Linda E in Arizona is the winner of the hearts, and I can’t wait to see what she does with them. There were 146 total comments and wonderful suggestions for using the hearts. Linda wants to use them for charity quilts for her guild’s project for women with cancer. I think that’s a great idea. They will look great alone or intermixed with blocks of color. Linda, I’ll be emailing you today to let you know and to get your full mailing address. And I want to thank everyone for visiting and commenting.
Have you wondered where I’ve been the past week or two? Things have been quiet here–well at least on the blog, but not in my life. Two weeks ago today, my husband and I left to visit one of our two new grandsons–this one in Ohio. There are a couple of ways for us to get to Ohio from NC, but this time we decided to take the scenic route through western NC and then up through Lexington, Kentucky. We have a 2012 Subaru Outback which has been a car that my husband has wanted forever–and I wasn’t thrilled about having a Subaru. But when we were car shopping last December, I drove the new Outback, and it was completely different than the ones we had seen a couple of years ago. So, we became owners of a new Outback.
When we were about 20 miles into Tennessee, the engine seemed to hesitate and then all the lights on the dashboard (or almost all of them) started flashing at me. The engine light, traction control, brake, cruise control and others were flashing. So, I slowed down and pulled over. To make a long story short–this is the 2012 version of the engine light warning when the gas cap isn’t replaced properly. But neither the Subaru call center nor the Subaru dealerships in NC or Knoxville knew that. Subaru towed our car to Knoxville and put us up for the night in a hotel. The next morning, they reset the warning lights, replaced the gas cap, and we were on our way. I was sorry that we missed that time with our daughter, the new baby and the rest of her family; but I’m glad my new Subaru works just fine now. It was pretty scary, but with the hotspot on my telephone, we were able to go on the internet and deal with the problem in a very lightly populated area. How things have changed in the last few years. And Subaru has been wonderful about the whole thing. Our only expense was our time.
And just to brighten your Monday, here’s an adorable photo of the other grandson. He’s such a smiler–doesn’t that make you want to smile? Happy Monday!