Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Schools out

School's out for the summer!!! Short as it is.  Got the summer off to a great start my DH's family reunion in Virginia.  This was the view from our lunch on Sunday.  Love the mountains.  The last couple of days have been spent cleaning my sewing room, I don't know how I let it get so messy.  I am really going to try to keep it in order after this deep cleaning.  Hopefully I will be able to do it.

 The last few months at school were so incredibly busy I did very little hand work of any kind.  Several months ago I started Pine Tree Ridge by Jan Patek, I had put it aside until this week.  I finished the angel block tonight.  Can't wait to get more of the blocks done.

I also discovered a great book a few weeks ago on facebook.  It took me a while to locate a copy of it, and just got it in the mail a couple of days ago.  The title is Desert Trader, The Life and Quilts of Goldie Tracy Richmond.  I have just started reading it and it very interesting.

One of Goldie's quilts.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

A Me Weekend

I had the house to myself this weekend, and definitely made good use of my time.  Did some yard work on Friday afternoon, went out to a wonderful dinner with my 86 year old neighbor who was lonesome.  It was great to spend some time with him.  Yesterday made a trip to Marietta to Little Quilts to sell some wool to Mary Ellen, came back and headed to my sewing room.  I have been working on this quilt for over a year.  I have vowed every month this year to get it finished and it just hasn't happened.  Finally it is finished, just need to press it and trim some stray strings.  Really like the way it turned out.  Now for a new project.

Too a break from sewing and went to an estate sale down the street, found this great stool, don't know exactly where I am going to put it but absolutely love it.

 Finally had time to make some pincushions.  I have started collecting egg cups and turning them into  pincushions.  I used some of my hand dyed velvet for these two.  I love the one on the right, it is one of a pair that I bought in Alabama at a flea market, they are Minton.  Love the pale pink velvet.  The one on the left is Pennsylvania Dutch from a flea market in North Carolina.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

So Excited

Just found out this quilt has been accepted into the East Cobb Quilt Show.  Leisa did a great job quilting it  

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Great Book

I was attracted to this book because of the title, The Undertaker's Wife, probably because  my favorite aunt was married to an undertaker for many years.  I spent quite a bit of time with her at "the funeral home".  The Undertaker's Wife treats the subject of a spouse's death from both the perspective of a wife and a person who works in the funeral industry.  We all know that the death of a spouse is one of the hardest things we will ever have to deal with and Dee Oliver tells it like it is, including a lot of things that most of us probably wouldn't think of until we are in that situation.  After finishing the  book I made my husband sit down and talk to me about some his wishes in case he "goes first".  I also talked to him about my wishes.  Some of these things we had talked about but some we hadn't.  We also discussed some financial issues and what we needed to do, like make our wills something that is long overdue.  I think every woman needs to read this book, it definitely gave me a lot to think about.  

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The last month has just flown by.  I can't belive that it has been a month since  I made a blog post.  I think that my allergies have gotten the best of me!  School is keeping me very busy, especially since I am moving to a new school next year, I am trying to make sure that everyting is in order for the person who takes my place.  Last week was spring break, I went to my mom's house and did her to do list and believe me it was a long one.   I love my mom and love doing things for her, but sometimes wish that I could stay home suring spring break and do whatever I wanted to.  I came back home on Thursday and DH and I went to Brevard, NC on Friday for the Mother Earth New's Fair.  We had a great time, stayed at our favorite place in the area, Deerwoode, absolutely love it.  Matt, the manager is a former member of Jupiter Coyote and is working on some solo projects, love his music.  While at the Mother Earth Fair I bought DH a mushroom block, have already harvested bunches of mushrooms.  Definitely the way to go if you like fresh mushrooms.  Hope everyone is having a great spring.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spring has sprung

Our Snow Flowering Cherry tree is in full bloom.  (along with my allergies).  Just finished cutting the grass for the second time this year and it is just the middle of March, good thing that I really enjoy cutting the grass.  It is one of those things that you can do in total peace, no one bothers you, you can daydream, or think about whatever makes you happy because no one is going to  cut in and say please please let me do this.

I am trying to get back into the blogging thing, unfortunately I don't have any new projects to show, hopefully soon.  Happy Spring.

Friday, March 20, 2015

My new "hobby"

Like I need a new hobby!!  Since I started dyeing wool a couple of years ago, I have ended up with lots of leftover pieces of wool in a variety of  sizes and colors.  I decided to take up hooking.  I took Mary Ellen's class at Little Quilts and absolutely love doing this.  It is so easy, once you get the hang of it.  This is a small piece about 5 x 7.  I need to get a little more consistent in the height of my loops but over all I am pleased with it.