Saturday, October 16, 2010

With great Sadness

Sorry I have been away.  Tuesday night my 38 year old son-in-law died very tragically.  So I have been a full time Mom and Nana.  My DD has 3 young children and very few resources.  So I'll get back here one of these days.  Love them as much as you can!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Saturday Shopping

Well I did really try, but nothing in the stash seemed to work right.  So here are the two options I found this morning.  I would really appreciate your thoughts,

Or I liked this one, too

Could you love one of these?

I also came upon a reasonable price for my favorite muslin - Kona unbleached, so with the discount coupon I just bought the whole bolt,

(Sorry it is so dark - it really is muslin).  Lastly I found some mushroom colored wool and acrylic and will try my hand (once again) at making socks.
Guess I will be busy for a day or two  [wink, wink]

Friday, October 1, 2010

Haven't been in the quilting room

Life has been happening and I haven't made it to my quilting room all week.  Imagine that!  Tuesday and Wednesday we attended the church's "senior" retreat  [we were the most junior of the seniors, but nonetheless. . . . . .]  We did get in a short hike after some persistent rain,

A lovely step into the great outdoors.  Today we had a very fun day.  First we visited with our friend N.  We learned how to make bread the 'Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day' Way.  We got that going and then D arrived home from work and we decided to go out for some geocaching.  We found a near-by park with several caches next to some unincorporated county land with several more caches.  We wandered and searched and found 4 caches.  Such a fun activity.  I was able to locate two of the caches - for those of you who know, one was a microcache.  (means it was quite small).  Yeah!

We have done our registration for Houston.  One lecture and one class, and of course, preview night.  Adventures to come with that. 

I'm not happy with any of my choices for second border of the purple stars top.  I may just have to 'bite the bullet' and buy something that is pleasing.  I must get back into the sewing room!