Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Photo Challenge Day 31 - A Favorite Sweet

I'm not too fussy about sweets -
my favorite would be whatever I happen to have
in the house at the time.

Here's what I've been nibbling on this week.

I'll have to start thinking about what to make next - before it's all gone.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A Busy Little Quilt

I really did think I was going to stop playing with my fabric and get down to the serious business of quilting a few tops.  But I had a fabric in my stash that has been pestering me for a couple of years to be put into a quilt.  It was harder than I thought it would be.  It took quite a bit of cutting and switching out the sashing and border fabrics to come up with something that would work for me.  It still is busier than I imagined in my head - but it'll do.

O.K. - now I will for sure really start the quilting process and not let myself be distracted by all the thoughts of new quilts rumbling around in my head.

Day 30 Photo Challenge - Full Moon

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Day 26 Photo Challenge - Graveyard

Lakeview Cemetery - taken before all the leaves disappeared.

Here's one from the Copper Harbor cemetery.

And here's a little "bounty" from one of the days I missed.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

I Do Blue too

I decided I better add a blue quilt to my stack of  "to be quilted"  tops.  I had a fun week of playing and stitching.

Although I didn't follow the pattern, my inspiration came from this quilt on the Moda Bake Shop blog.   I have hopes to follow the pattern in another quilt.  I wish I hadn't used up all of the background fabric - it really could use a bit around the edge before it's quilted and bound.   Also, when I look at the picture now, it's obvious that I sewed a row in there upside down - those two orange polka dots weren't supposed to be one on top of the other.  Maybe I'll change it - maybe I won't.

For now, I think I better stop playing with fabric and get busy quilting!


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

October Photo Challenge

Just about the end of this season!


Some fall color on an evergreen tree.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Day 16 Photo Challenge - Broom

Broom??  Now that's a challenge.

I bought my house about 25 years ago, and this broom was left behind by the previous owner.  It's starting to show some wear.  It's from Fuller Brush and I think they declared bankruptcy, so some day I'll have to replace it with one of those Stanley brooms that Anne recommends.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Itchin' to Stitch

In September I won a giveaway from Katie - this kit to make a complete quilt top!  She even included a sweet pair of scissors in the package  - and it all arrived in my mailbox today!

Katie designed a great quilt for  Moda Bake Shop and offered this kit to celebrate.  I love the pattern - and the colors in this Fig Tree fabric line (California Girls) are beautiful!

This should motivate me to get busy neatening up here to make room to get started stitching and cutting.  I can hardly wait to see this one put together.

Thanks so much to Katie for a great giveaway!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Day 14 Photo Challenge - In my kitchen

This shelf in my kitchen  once belonged to my grandmother.
It now holds treasured memories from my grandma and my great aunt.
It also hold gifts that I love from my sister, my sister-in-law, 
and some from dear friends.
The pieces I've purchased myself hold memories of
shopping trips with people I love.

The memories are much more dear than the actual objects, 
but it's the objects that bring those sweet memories to mind.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Day 13 Photo Challenge - favorite sweater

A gift from my sister more than 20 years ago.
Eddie Bauer
54% rayon
40% cotton
2% nylon
2% acrylic
2% angora

Seems to be a good mix - no pilling after all these years.
May not be in style, but it's comfy as can be.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Day 9 Photo Challenge - A smell I adore

I had to steal this one from our previous photo challenge in May
 -- because I know it's not going to happen here today!
I thought it was worth repeating.
In May the challenge was Mother Nature.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Day 6 Photo Challenge - Noon

This is where I was at noon today.

Here's what was happening outside -

Friday, October 5, 2012

Day 5 Photo Challenge - Signage

Because I retired so that I wouldn't have to go out on days like today, I had to resort to a picture of indoor signage.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Day 3 Photo Challenge - Harvest

I love this time of the year when you can still get locally grown fruits and veggies - so tasty!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Day 1 Photo Challenge - Part II

Second Grade

I guess I must have told my mom
that I wanted my bangs curled for this one.

Is anyone besides my sister old enough to remember
the cute little paper dolls that 
came with the Toni perms?

Day #1 - October Photo Challenge

First Grade - 1951