Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Catching up is hard to do

Its hard to believe after our very tough winter that spring has sprung, gone away and come back again for a few more days before the final blast of summer heat stays for good. We have an active garden at the moment with both wildflowers and cultivated flowers blooming. Birds are everywhere building nests and raising young and even a rubber boa came to visit. The only bird that has a bad name around here is the beautiful Flicker and once again he has created a wonderful nesting site inside our chimney for this little sparrow who has proceeded to get stuck inside the drywall. Nothing a reciprocating saw wont fix and one more household repair job to add to list. We must love birds!
The mailman has delivered some great goodies this week, a nice change of pace from the usual bolts of wool and first up is Jennys block of the month that Sue and I signed up for while we were in Melbourne. Whats one more project, right Sue? It really is a lovely block of the month and Sue and I both loved it. Her choice of both fabrics and design is delightful.
Next came this from Sarah. Thank you so much, I will treasure it. Sarah's quilt Charlotte Sometimes struck a nerve with me. That beautiful black background with those eye popping colors. Perhaps its the old photographer in me but I do think its a beauty. Another project to add to the list! It is just as well I managed to finish this quilt top that was started in Brandon and Kaffe's workshop last year in Sisters. Down to the back and off she goes. Thanks Brandon for nudging me down a road less traveled. I love it.
And speaking of roads not traveled I recently created this much belated birthday gift to a dear friend who has traveled with me before. Made using http://www.lulu.com
A view of the cover and a couple of the inside spreads.
And of course I cant forget the main attraction, the pots have been busy, wool for kits and plaid bundles and luxurious velvets. Those doing the block of the month will get to enjoy those scrumptious greens.
Now that a few things have been accomplished it is time to break out the kayaks for the first time this season and enjoy a day on the water. I was going to say rest and relaxation but who am I kidding, its a 7 mile paddle first time out. It should be interesting and I cant wait!
Thinking of you all.


  1. Oh, that stack of wool is sumptuous! I was just lovingly straightening my precious silk velvets yesterday--they were looking a little overly-fondled... Gorgeous!

  2. I love my new quilt! It will look great in my dorm room! You are the best!!! =]
    Your favorite neice, Aimee

  3. Wow Wendy The quilt turned out great. Looks like you have been busy keeping us in wool but your to do list is growing.

  4. My husband and I kayak too. I love being out on the water, so close to nature. It's wonderful!