Wednesday, August 31, 2011


This is joy....
And so is this...for the boy; not so much for the cat!

My friend and I decided years ago that life is not always happy, but you can find little bits of joy. I saw this interview on the Today show on NBC this morning.(after the advertisement) The woman's comment, "Joy can find you," made my heart swell with happiness for her and her family amid such pain. I hope "Joy" can find you too.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


These pink petunias are the cheap ones I bought for $10.00 a flat at Fred Meyers.

They were very small and I wondered if they would even produce very many flowers....but with a little miracle grow every week, they are the prettiest in my garden. I can't remember the name of the color....I should have paid more attention so I could get some more next year. They sure make me happy!

Monday, August 29, 2011

I bought these 1910-1915 leather bound law books at an estate sale at a fantastic price. They sell for $60-200.00 on ebay...NOT THESE!

They are so cool....well, I think so. When I told my husband he asked, "Really?" Yes, Really! I have 20 if anyone is interested in some. Email me! I will share! I have a paypal account. Tell your friends!

Friday, August 26, 2011


I read a funny thing in a magazine yesterday at the doctor's office about underwear storage that made me smile. Unlike the picture above which you can buy and put in your dresser drawer, the magazine said, "the best way is not to worry about it, just throw your bras and panties in one drawer and rifle through them for the one you want." I thought about when I was a teenager...that is exactly what I did!
Just a random thing that caught my attention and made me smile.

Monday, August 22, 2011


The quilt it done and off to the quilters!

I only with I could show you, it turned out so pretty.

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Do you remember the Prang water colors in this black tin?
I remember having the square ones in grade school. The reason I remember them being square is that when the little boxes got about this far used up, we would fill up the colors with Elmer's glue and let it dry overnight and then the next day at school, peel it out and have "colored gluey, sort of like play dough stuff" that we would mess with during the day....much to our teacher's dismay!

I could have had oval ones like this in sixth grade...they look vaguely familiar. When I found these on the Internet, they brought back a FLOOD of memories. I loved grade school! NOW, what does this have to do with anything? The colors for the quilts in my new book are based on these colors. I think of them as "true colors," not the ones with grey undertones, or brights like we think of brights today. Remember a post a few times back when I showed all the fabrics? This is where they came from....I am using brown and not black for those of you who inquired!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


The bad part about working on a project you can't show everyone, is that you can't show everyone and get an opinion. I worked all day trying to decide on this border....the colors, the shapes, the style, the, I am not sure it is the right thing....I love the how the border turned out, I just am not sure if it is what is needed to complete the quilt.....I will think about it tomorrow.