Friday, October 19, 2012

Day 597

Enough with the "F" word in regards to the snowman quilt.

How about the "B" word instead? (Border.)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Day 596

I was so excited to show off the work I did on the snowman quilt that I used the wrong "F" word.

I've heard about these things quilters use called design walls. Basically it's a section of wall covered so you can lay out and arrange/rearrange quilt blocks until you get them organized the way you want. With as many quilts as I do, I decided I wanted a design wall. 

I had some felt left over from the Christmas stockings and an empty section of wall. I stuck the felt up on the wall and arranged my snowman blocks. But the blocks kept falling down! Doggone design wall didn't work as well as I thought it would. I barely got them to stick long enough to take today's picture.

I had used the wrong "F" word.

I wasn't supposed to use felt for the design wall - I was supposed to use flannel.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Day 595

Today was one of those days where I planned one picture but decided on a better one(s).

Our burning bush has been very colorful so I headed out early before the sun was up to get a spectacularly beautiful picture. The camera certainly didn't capture the true colors, but I found some things in my rose garden that are really, truly, spectacular.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Day 594

Stepping out the door this morning didn't give many clues to the weather ahead. While the clouds were a bit dark, the sun was shining behind them and the birds were still flying around so it couldn't be that bad.
But as I drove to work the clouds looked more menacing.
Even before my meeting finished, it hit. Heavy, pouring rain. More rain than we had all summer long.

But those pictures aren't the coolest thing about the day. Thanks to the elementary school secretary, this picture is. She stitched up some stockings for soldiers! And today I sent a package containing 202 Christmas stockings to the Stockings for Soldiers organization. Thanks, P-- for your help!