Monday, September 7, 2009

That time of year . . .

Well - it is getting into my very favorite time of year. And here is a quote to get me started with the wonderful time of year.

"Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor... Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting." ~ Mother Theresa

I am doing some work on a beautiful quilt. It is the first quilt made by an elderly quilt maker before she passed away. She had all of the "finishing" items in place - the backing fabric, the binding fabric and a package of batting. Her son asked me to finish it for their enjoyment and in honor of their mom. It is fun to work on.

Also - I made a handy gadget. I have been using a quilting apron and loving it. I then came across this favorite old shirt - it is soft heavy homespun type fabric that I loved. It actually got too big for me. So, I cut off the sleeves and hemmed the armholes by just turning the raw edge back on the seam area. I used the sleeves to make additional new lower pockets, squared up the bottom and can hang it on the doorknob as I come and go out of my studio for the day or the work session. It is perfect and I wear it over the apron sometimes and without sometimes if my quilting session is going to be a short one. And - my old favorite shirt is with me again.

We have been hunting and hunting for the "right" motorhome. It has become an obsession. We thought we found it in Billings on Friday, but wanted a different engine. Then we saw almost the very same one in the Denver area with the engine we wanted. We were ready to head out today when it hit us - we have too much to do here. We are going to Spokane and on to Seattle next week to stay with friends and go to Innovations for a couple days so we would not have taken it anyway. We will wait and if they are both sold so be it - we will find what we want when the time is right. It is feeling much less stressed around here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love your "favorite shirt" idea! Reminds me of when my mother would make art smocks for me in elementary school. I was the only one in class with a special smock and it worked great. Saved a lot of clothes. ;)

Enjoy the season!