This year I am so thankful for my health and my family. This has been a medically trying year for my family. My mom had surgery, my DH had surgery and I had both foot surgery and gum surgery. Finally I can say that we are all on the road to recovery and looking forward to a better medical year in 2014. I am also thankful that both my DH and I have jobs in this difficult economy. I hope that everyone has a safe, happy, and healthy Thanksgiving.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Frosty nights is almost finished. Had hoped to finish this block today, but got sidetracked doing other things. DH is out of town and in addition to working on this block, I did some yard work; not much because it was rather chilly today. Also did some prep work for Thanksgiving, this year for the first time I am cooking Thanksgiving. It is our year to celebrate with DH's family and his mom always cooks. I offered to cook never thinking she would let me, to my surprise she did. I am excited, this is my first turkey dinner. Thanks to the Pioneer Woman I think I will be successful.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
This afternoon when I came home from school, DH had the sliding glass door open it was such a nice day. I looked out the window and saw our Japanese maple in full autumn glory. It is absolutely beautiful, the leaves range from a cheddar yellow to a rusty red color. This is one look that inspired my colors for the new Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt.
Monday, November 11, 2013
I am always excited when the new Bonnie Hunter mystery is announced. This year the tile is Celtic Solstice and it promises to be great as her myesteries usually are. I love to do Bonnie's mysteries, but sometimes I am not crazy about the colors that she chooses. I don't feel too confident in my ability to choose colors sometimes and am always afraid to pick other colors. However this year I am doing my own thing. Las weekend while at the cabin, I went on my usual walk and just happened to look up. I saw dark blue, rust, cheddar and olive green, that is when it came to me that I would use those colors for my mystery quilt. It isn't that different from the colors that Bonnie chose, just a little darker. I think this will work, I will even be able to go darker with my neutrals since they won't be competing with a pale yellow. I hope these colors work out. What do you think?