Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Day 273/365

Mom is participating in a craft fair on Saturday. 
She has been preparing for it all year. 
She has been one busy lady.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Day 272/365

A rainy day has turned into a rainy night. 
It is finally starting to feel like fall.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Day 271/365

The Dionne Quintuplets

When I was a young girl my mother had a scrapbook of the Dionne quintuplets 
which I would look through often.  
I found it fascinating.  
So when I found this postcard in an antique shop in Michigan last week, 
I knew I had to get it.  
I don't know if Mom still has the scrapbook or not.  
If not, I have my own memento now.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Day 270/365

Full Moon, Blood Moon, Harvest Moon, Super Moon, total eclipse tonight. 
Wow.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

Day 264/365

For the next week I will be sharing pictures from my current road trip. 
I will be here in Michigan attending the Holly Girls Quilt Retreat. 
It is so serene I could sit and watch the water all day, but quilts await.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Day 263/365

There is a new member of the family. 
I can't wait to get her cleaned up, oiled and running smoothly. 


Friday, September 18, 2015

Day 261/365

I am leaving for the Holly Girls Quilt Retreat in a couple days. 
Note to self:  Bring all the thread. 
I might need it. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Day 258/365

Done. 
Two down. None to go. 

Deadline quilting - love it, hate it. 
While it is stressful, it does force me to get things done.




Sunday, September 13, 2015

Day 256/365

I am binding again and was struggling earlier this evening with each stitch. 
I switched to one of the new needles I bought last week. 
Things are going so much better now. 
Don't ever underestimate the importance of a good needle. 
Quilting should be fun, not a struggle.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Day 255/365

I understand that coloring is a calming activity. 
The pencils have been sharpened.
I am ready now.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Day 253/365

Today M baked cookies. 
Tomorrow we will share some of them with a friend.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Day 251/365

Today was a great day for a birthday. 
I had lunch with a friend, visited my local quilt shop, got in a little quilting, 
and topped it off with dinner downtown with my family. 
I could not have asked for a better day.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Day 250/365

Here is a new favorite sandwich around here. 
It is a grilled cheese with crisp apple slices inside. 
Yum!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Day 249/365

I started this quilt in my Abstracts in Solids workshop 
with Gwen Marston in June at Madeline Island School of the Arts. 
I finished the top today and will begin the task of quilting it tomorrow. 

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Day 248/365

I finished this sweet girl late last night. 
She went to live with the sweet birthday girl (GB#4) today. 
The pattern is in Mollie Makes issue 14. 
There are more photos over on More Curiously.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Day 247/365

The leftover triangles from my last two quilts are calling me. 
I am trying not to listen.


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Day 246/365

I finished this quilt top just in time for picture of the day. 
I can only give you a sneak peek from the wrong side since it is still secret until Saturday. 
(Happy Birthday, GB#4!)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Day 245/365

This is Reddy Kilowatt.  Read more about him here
When I was young, growing up in southern California, 
my Girl Scout troop took a field trip to the electric company.  
We all received pins just like this.  
I am sure I still have my pin although I don't know for sure where it is.  
It's probably somewhere in the attic.  
At the time I thought he was just a California thing.  
After reading the article I see that this is not true.  He has been all over the world.
It is funny that I should find him today in an antique store 
as I was just telling my family about him a few days ago. 
Yes, he came home with me.


Tuesday, September 1, 2015