Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Halfway through the week, and it has been a full one.  I wouldn't have it any other way.  Except for this week we have lost three of our elderly friends/ family.  They had lived long, full lives and they were Christians, but the losses still evoke memories and a certain sadness for our loss, not theirs, for we know it is their gain.

This sweet little friendship basket for a friend's quilt went off in the mail today.  It was fun and quick to make.

As for my goals, the weaving is in the washer and then will be blocked.......step forward.  And the Meadow Cosmos blocks are trimmed and pressed; now I have to decide on the setting.  The blocks are too large to fit on the design wall, so I will lay them out on the floor and photograph them when I decide on the layout to assure they are where I want them.

Have also made some progress on the big rug.  I am going to work on one more floral motif and then go back to the scrolls.......and pull out my hair.  Those scrolls are a bit tedious, but they really make the rug.

Oaks & Pomegranates is moving along, too..........three of the blocks finished, the next four fused and ready to stitch.  I won't post photos until they are stitched.

Jackson started playing soccer this week.  He looked so cute in his little soccer clothes.

Macy was Sacajawea at her school's History Day.

And Sara Ashley got acquainted with Dakota.

Sometimes I like to share some of my favorite things.  Today I will share several of them.  First, my Desert Rose China (see the two little cannisters) which I have been collecting since I was sixteen years old........and that was a long time ago!  My sister and I chose the same pattern for our "everyday dishes" and we have had fun exchanging the pieces on special occasions over the years.  Next, the zinnias in the little bird vase........I love the bright, cheerful colors of these easy-to-grow flowers.  The fresh eggs, straight from Bobbie and Bella.  And finally, the sweet little bird bud vase.  This little guy is my favorite year round vase.  It only takes a single flower or bit of greenery in this vase to cheer the kitchen.


A handful of rocks, compliments of a three year old grandson, for Mimi.
Catching up on the lives of friends that I don't see very often.
Long sleeves in the cooler morning hours.
The warmth of morning sun on my face while sitting in the front porch rockers.

Take care,


  1. I will be watching to see the Oak and Pomegranate blocks. Sounds like something I would like.

    Good fabric choice in the little basket block. I am sure it will be welcomed by your friend.

  2. The first three blocks are on my July 31st post. I really think this is one of my favorite Jan Patek BOMs....the colors are so rich. I think you would like it, too!

  3. I have always loved that pattern! Some of my grands call me Mimi and some call me Grammy I love them whatever they call me and whenever everything they do is sweet.