Monday, June 21, 2021 / by Jackie Griffin
A friend of mine showed me a quilt she was making and I thought, "one day when I'm older, I would like to do that, but am not yet old enough." Well, that day came when she gave me a gift of a panel. I had to ask, "what is a panel?" This was only the beginning of my education.
Soon after, I went to a quilt store with my friend. She told the ladies there that I was just starting to quilt. They responded with "run while you can!" We all laughed, but now I know exactly what they meant. I love it, and have fallen deep into the pit.
For those who don't know quilting lingo, each pattern has a name. One of the very first quilts I made, in the 2nd photo, was for my sister who has cancer. This pattern is called Yellow Brick Road, which is a very common pattern in quilting.
To get started, you pick your fabrics and cut pieces out per the pattern directions. Once done, you sew them all back together per the layout of the quilt design. So in essence, you take a perfectly good fabric 6 ...
Monday, November 16, 2020 / by Jackie Griffin
Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of badminton, table tennis, racquetball and tennis. Most often there are four
players although it can be played with two. It uses solid paddles made of a composite material to hit a perforated polymer ball that resembles a wiffle ball.
It is played on 1/2 the size of a tennis court. While rallying the ball over a 34’’ net, 11 points take the win, but must be 2 points more than the opponent.
I started playing in February 2020. It's an easy sport to learn, and anyone can play. We have players of all age's, shapes and sizes. We even have players that have had double hip replacements! But don't fool yourself, there is a big element of strategy so it's anyone's game. Best of all, just show up with a paddle in hand and you're ready to play! Pickleball players love to welcome new players and they are
happy to teach you the game. I take my paddle with me when I travel, it's easy to take along and I always find a c; ...
Friday, April 28, 2017 / by Jackie Griffin
This 3-minute video is a grand tour of Brevard County, it shows you our golf course communities, the Banana and Indian River homes, Shopping available in Cocoa Village and Historic Downtown Melbourne. The beach areas with fishing piers and sunbathing and surfing.