Here is a change of pace… a blog entry about quilting on a quilting blog! Sharing my looooong list of WIPs…. Project Linus Quilts – I have 9 more I want to make before year end. I have one top done, and several unused quilt blocks in bright colors. My goal was 1 quilt per month,Continue reading “WIP Update”
Monthly Archives: August 2016
I went the whole night without television. What an inane statement, but still I am proud. DH and I luxuriated in the quiet evening. He is dozing on the couch after a few hours of reading. And I have done a lot of things that I plan to do of an evening (before I end upContinue reading “One night…”
You should see this: Chrysanthemums by Henri Fantin-Latour
I love pictures of flowers. Controversial, I know. Henri Fantin-Latour was part of the Impressionist gang. In fact, he painted a famous and lovely picture of the boys in the band. He didn’t like going outside. So while he was their friend, he stayed inside painting pictures of flowers. I can’t imagine a muchContinue reading “You should see this: Chrysanthemums by Henri Fantin-Latour”
The longer you work, I think the more possibilities you have of creating something. At least in my case, it doesn’t come through divine touch, it just comes through just work. – Arturo Herrera For a lot of my life, work was home base. Homework and then working for a living. And then there wasContinue reading “Finding Quiet”
ISO: 29-year friendship
Last Saturday, a friend of mine passed away. She was 42. We became friends when we were 13. I still haven’t been able to fully comprehend. We double-dated to Homecoming, Courtwarming, Prom. I went to Worlds of Fun her inaugural weekend of being a dancing panda. We rode together in her red escort. Windows down, musicContinue reading “ISO: 29-year friendship”
Estes Park + Art in Denver
Oh, so much to blog about !! I just finished posting about our trip many weeks ago to Bentonville, so probably just time to share some pictures from our trip to Estes Park. More is forthcoming – the joy of miniature golf, the awesomeness that is Rocky Mountain National Park, and the treasures in theContinue reading “Estes Park + Art in Denver”
The joy of tiny pouches!
Several people at work have supported me as I have had some struggles this year – picking up the slack and providing laughs and hugs as needed. I made some ruffle bags based on this tutorial as thank yous. I did these all on one wonderful Sunday of pure joy. The focus of working onContinue reading “The joy of tiny pouches!”
Earlier this year, DH and I took a brief break to Bentonville, AR. I had been hankering to see the modern and contemporary collection at Crystal Bridges museum. And DH and I really needed a break together. The trip was fun, educational, and expensive. I wish we could make this a more regular thing, butContinue reading “Bentonville !”
Running out of ombre!
In moments of distraction, I often play the mental game of “what if you could only have…”. An example is “What if you could only ever eat food from one region?” I would pick Mexican. Or Italian. Luckily, not a real eventuality but it is entertaining to think about. Living in a country and classContinue reading “Running out of ombre!”