Sunday, September 30, 2012

October 1st

It's hard to believe that it is already 0ctober 1st and there are still flowers like this in bloom. I took this picture at the Pearl Buck House just yesterday. Looks like the grasses below it have gotten the message about the change of season.

While the red flowers blooms on one part of the property this garden is quickly taking hold to celebrate the start of fall. As I was driving to work there this morning I was thinking about the difference in the seasons. Changing seasons is one of the best things about living in the northeast. But you do give things up when the weather turns crisp.

I will miss -
         cropped pants
         windows open on some of those perfect days
         going without a coat

I'm looking forward to -
         crisp fall days
         the colors of fall
         snow days
         hot chocolate
         pumpkin anything!

And of course, the changing foliage. I was coming back from Pittsburgh on Thursday and the leaves in western PA are amazing. I'm expecting to see more change in our area in the next coming weeks.

   The lists are just a start. What are you thinking as the seasons change?       

Friday, September 14, 2012


I have a half-finished little quilt to share. These were blocks I may have shared as I finished each one. The design is lavender and sunflowers and I decided to put them together for a friend who has a home in Provence. I want to give it to her now but then it will be taken back so I can finish it! You know we love that giving a present twice.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Off to see the quilter...

As I mentioned the last time, I took the quilt to the quilter. Here it is before I took it. It was actually an I Spy kit that I changed a bit to make it more boyish. The back really helped to do that. I really loved the vehicles I used on the backing.

Hope to post more soon. And the finish in a month or so. But in the meantime, I'm singing "Off to see the quilter..."

Thursday, September 6, 2012

A little sewing...

Yes, I did finally get to do just a little bit of sewing. Nothing too exciting but it really felt good.

I am sending a quilt top out to be quilted and of course, the backing isn't big enough. I tend to go right to the edge for that and it doesn't work for my quilter. Luckily I had fabric that would work to extend out 5" on each side.

And here is the picture to prove I sewed. Just adding to two sides of the backing and then on its way. Can't wait to see what she does with it. Maybe I'll show pictures before I take it away.

Before I got back to the machine I even sorted and organized my stash a bit. Just a bit, nothing to go crazy about but it had to happen before I could even think about sewing.

What are you working on right now?

Monday, September 3, 2012

Farewell Summer

I know that summer isn't officially over until September 21st but Labor Day and the start of school always seems to be the end of summer for me. Just had to share one of my favorite summer treats. I finally got to Friendly's to get a Wattamelon Roll. Perfect blend of sherbet and chocolate chips. Yummm!

Have a happy Labor Day and wonderful start to fall. 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

I wish this was mine...

I'm happy to finally be able to show you a finish, just not mine. You may have seen this in progress in some past blog posts. The Good Enough Quilters group made this to donate to the Peace Valley Nature Center for their silent auction. The auction will be held at their Family Fun Day on Saturday, September 15 from 10-4. If you live in the Bucks/Montgomery County area of Pennsylvania, you might want to check it out. And bid on our quilt!

I'm sorry I don't have close-ups of the quilt since some of the quilting is bugs and bees. Too cute!

And here is the too cute label that Dru made for the back. You can see a little of the quilting in this picture but not the bugs. Many thanks to Ruth Stonesifer who did such a great job with the quilting.