Friday, September 25, 2009

The first of many . . . I hope!

I love the sunrise! I'm hoping to make a lot of these, all different.
This is our busiest time of year at work, so my progress will be slow, but it's a fun thing to do when you have a couple of hours to play. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mmmmm. . .

Do you just need to treat yourself sometimes? Mmmmm, I have found a new treat. These plum sweets are the tastiest little morsels imaginable. They would be practically guilt free, if only the package didn't happen to mention that a serving size is 14 pieces. I'm just getting started with 14 tiny pieces, and my serving is sometimes half the bag. But the bag only holds a cup, so it's not quite as bad as it sounds. :>}
This is the best time of year for serving a guilt free dinner. Mmmm, fresh corn, sweet potatoes, and yummy spinach.

Another one of my many attempts to create a lovely sunrise picture. Life has gotten in the way of late, so I haven't had time to finish it.

Another amplifier cover. The first one (this time around) was made from nice thick vinyl priced at $21 per yard. The second one was made from fairly nice vinyl priced at $3 per yard. The third one, shown here, is made from scraps. How many amps does one musician need, you may well ask. Just one more, is always the answer.

Perhaps I've mentioned a few dozen times how much our cat likes to be part of everything. He would hate to miss anything exciting, you know. :>}

Monday, September 21, 2009

Autumnal Equinox

Good morning, and a very happy Autumnal Equinox to you. I've been busy, but not much time to be creative. I hope all is well with you and yours.

Take care,

Friday, September 11, 2009

Getting ready

I'm so excited! I signed up for my very first quilt class. The supply list included a quilting foot, which I had to buy. Isn't it cute? I had one which broke, and I just couldn't bring myself to spend $25 for a little piece of plastic. . . until now. You've heard me complain that my free motion quilting wasn't working. Well duh! I needed the proper foot. It works like a dream.
The list also requires a sewing maching in good working order, complete with instruction manual. Thank heavens my machine is working well. A friend borrowed my manual TWELVE years ago, and I felt a little funny asking for it back, but the class list must be followed, so I bravely asked her to return it, and here it is! I had to make six muslin quilt sandwiches, twenty inches square, using cotton batting. You want to know something funny? The class isn't until October 22, and here I am all ready for it!
I ordered the quilting foot from, and while I was paging through their delightful catalog I came across these amazingly beautiful fabric medleys. I'm always trying to create the perfect sunrise over water. If I can't do it with these, I'm pretty pathetic.

If you remember the end of August a year ago, I made a wall hanging in honor of peaches. I really tried to learn to do links so I could show you. Ahem. I think I need a tutor. Any volunteers? Anyway, it says, "If God made something better than a peach, He kept it for Himself." I gave it to the nice family who owns the peach farm (after buying the peaches so they wouldn't think I was looking for free peaches). :>} Now that peach season is over I thought they might like a companion wall hanging, since they also have excellent apples. I sent this one through the mail.

I hope you have a grand weekend!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Beach Day

We went to the beach to celebrate Labor Day. We took a walk since it was a bit cool to stay in the water very long. I was interested to see this sign showing the Buckeye Trail. We've often walked on a small portion of it in Bedford, but never really saw a map showing exactly where it goes. We live in the upper right corner of Ohio, and my blog friend Daisy lives in the upper left corner. If we both start out on the Buckeye Trail, we can meet in the middle. Are you in, Daisy? I'll bring the snacks!

When we arrived the beach was crowded, but not with people. Look at all the seagulls!

I'm feeling a bit sad that summer is ending. I know, I know, I have a lot to be thankful for, but for right now I'm bummed.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Loving September

I love everything about September. Except for one thing. It means summer is ending. Can you see the two deer just leaving our yard? They came to visit the apple tree, and our cat found them quite interesting. We did too!
The morning glories still have a few blooms left.

The tomatoes are turning red.

A sign welcoming you to Northfield Village, where we live.

This Tigridia is a one day wonder. It lasts just one day then folds up and falls off the stem. We planted 20 bulbs and two have survived. Hmmm, not a good survival rate.

The apple apron for my sister-in-law.

It's reversible!

Wishing you a joyous weekend. It's Labor Day weekend here, and we all appreciate having an extra day off tomorrow! We're thinking of heading for the beach very early before the crowds arrive. By the time they arrive I'll be back at home sewing. :>}

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Apple fabric

Wow! Isn't this gorgeous fabric? My sister-in-law teaches elementary school and is teaching a lesson on apples. They're going to study different varieties comparing size, color, number of seeds, texture, and flavor. They're also going to be making applesauce, so I assured her she needs an apron for this project. I knew right where to find the apple fabric - I can't wait to get started. :>} As much as I hate to see summer ending (how DID it get to be September already?) it sure is nice to have so much fresh produce from kind neighbors and friends.
The corn and tomatoes came from a friend's garden. Our tomatoes are just now turning red. We're going to have bacon, lettuce, and tomatoe sandwiches for dinner. Yummy! A gal I work with said her tomatoes are ripe, so she ate a whole package of bacon over the weekend. :>}
Take care, and thanks for visiting. I love my blog friends!