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. 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Day 267/365

I made a gift for a friend. 
It's a sewing kit and a pincushion in a cup.

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

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

Day 254/365

Super simple. Super quick. 
Bring on the binding. 

Whole quilt top shown here.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Day 253/365

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

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

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. 

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

Day 244/365

September is National Sewing Month. 
I think I've made a good start.