Friday, October 26, 2012

Geese still flying

Making more flying geese strips and moving them around.  Planning to use the gray fabric for all the empty space.  Not done yet.

Today the tree specialist came and we walked the property talking about various tree's health and form.
Sugar maple and red oak need trimming.  Crab apples are diseased and need to be removed.  Shag-bark hickory is OK.   $1500 to remove HALF of the cottonwood.  Birch, oak and maple need to be fed for good growth. I love our trees and my Dad showed me that trees need maintenance.  But what a cost.



Oak branches hanging into the view of lake
Public library
Leftover chicken casserole for dinner

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday Design Wall

Trying out some options.



Tigers made it to the World Series
Yankees did not.
GRWC concert music in my head

Friday, October 12, 2012

Doll Quilt Time

This is the time of year for doll quilts in our guild.  They will be collected at the November meeting for Santa Claus Girls to give to girls along with a doll.

I usually start with some easy traditional models from my pile of four patches and other orphan blocks.  Then I go to a more liberated style as I loosen up.

Above is a little table quilt gift I'm going to pass on, and then the first top for this year.



Sun at the beginning of the day
Eyes back to good enough for reading
"Gratitudes" list makes me stop and think about good things, not the negative

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Took a walk this afternoon down the driveway and through the meadow too savor the fall brisk breeze and the colors.

We have had the driveway "sealed" so it is very dark, but the meadow is much more interesting.

Along the pathway is bordered by swatches of purple asters, and lots of seeds ready to fall to the ground for spring growth.  And the sumac is deep red.

And there are tiny white asters here and there.

Makes me feel like dancing!
But instead I returned home and sat to rest my legs and back.

Then to Dr. Gindzen for my every-four-weeks eye injections.



The sun shone long enough for my walk and photos
Found good border fabrics for a doll quilt
Charlie could listen to baseball on the car radio

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Not inspired

This is an example of something I could be working on.  It's even appropriate for the season. I think these blocks are sewn together into groups of four already.  I'm just looking at a photo to find something I can be excited about.  But instead I'm uninspired.
When I go into my sewing room, all I can think is that the room needs ORGANIZING.

Guess that is what I need to do next!



Fall colors out the window, even under clouds
Warm enough to eat on the porch
The play at Actors' Theatre definitely not Neil Simon!