Thursday, September 27, 2012

We are on a roll . . . .

The above 'youtube' link started it all. 
After some searching the Internet, directions were printed and shared. 
Our Stitchers group did a 'strip exchange' and the sewing began. 

Nancy used a Jelly Roll for her first Jelly Roll Race Quilt.

Sherry did a quilt with her exchange strips (above)
 and then dug into her stash to cut strips for her second JRR Quilt (below).

Mine is a combination of exchange strips and strips cut from my stash.

Consider this a friendly warning:  the JRR Quilt is dangerous and highly addictive. 
Even more JRR Quilts are planned by the Stitcher Gals -- and --
there's even talk about doing holiday themed JRR Quilts !!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Weekend Stitching

The only place where housework comes before needlework
is in the dictionary. 
~Mary Kurtz

Over the weekend . . . . .
laundry was finished (we had to have something clean to wear),
the cooking/washing-up was done (eating is also important)
but, I admit other household chores suffered. 
Instead, I cut, and stitched, and pressed --
and, enjoyed it immensely!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Gratitude Friday

So very grateful for cooler weather and much needed rain last week --
both were appreciated by me and my garden !

And, even though we are having warmer weather this week -- 
it's so much better than mid July when the temp below was at 7:30am !

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Grey Monday


The fog comes
on little cat feet
Its sits looking
over the habor and city
on slient haunches
and then moves on.

Carl Sandburg

Even as a child, I loved foggy days.
Looking out into that grey misty world,
seeing the sharp edges of everyday things, softened & blur
that was (and still is) comforting and peaceful to me. 

Pictures taken September 17, 2012 - 7:20am
and by 8:30am the fog had moved on . . .

Thursday, September 13, 2012

No passport required . . ..

Over the summer, I've traveled to  - -
  • Guernsey Island off the coast of England, during WWII
  • London, during the middle ages
  • Lake Superior area, in modern times
  • New England and the University of Oxford, modern times
  • London, middle ages.

None of the above travels required a passport (or close encounters with a TSA agent either!) 
Pictured below was my method of transportation, using the written word and my imagination.
Just a sample of the 'Good Reads' I've enjoyed lately. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Making Progress

Christmas Sewing Season is in full swing - things are getting messy (but also getting finished too!)
Two quilts delivered to the long-arm quilter and one 75% done. 

Still on the 'To Do' list : 
  • lap quilt
  • baby quilt
  • quilted potholders
  • hum-bug bags
Must focus on above list and not start any new projects (and keep repeating that sentence over and over to myself !!)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Water dancing

It was a hot holiday weekend - summer is certainly not letting go easy this year with the next 2 days in the 100's.  And, with our lack of rain over the past few months - the birds are attracted to any source of water.  Any time the sprinkler is going, you can see them hopping about and getting as wet as possible.  Their 'water dancing' has provided endless entertainment for me and the cat.