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Friday, July 31, 2015

There is a Blue Moon Rising - Tonight

Tonight is that ever elusive “Full Blue Moon”   If you grew up hearing the same whimsical stalls of “sure when the moon is blue”  or those lovely mom-reminders of “You only clean your room once in a blue moon” you have your chance this evening to view it.  You can check it out here:

Unfortunately there have been very few ‘true’ blue moons – the best pictures of a blue moon were taken in the last century in Edinburgh Scotland – very cool, very not the norm.  You need a certain amount of dust in the air – typically from a volcano.  Sadly I did know this before reading the article within the attached link.

At any rate have a FANTASTIC FRIDAY and enjoy the weekend and happy quilting! 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Hello Everyone,

Hope you all had a nice weekend!  I know I did J  -- I did a little relaxing at the beach on Saturday with a dear friend of mine. On Sunday I finally got a chance to get into the sewing room – Yay…  I did a lot of fabric cutting for a few quilt projects that I’m working on… Also worked on my Mojito block of the month… I can’t finish it because I need the drunkard's path ruler, waiting for that to come in. 
Here is a peek of the Mojito I am working on in our BOM Class…

 Looking pretty good!
Will finish when ruler comes in :-)

Saturday, July 18, 2015

A Quilter's Poem

I Love this quilt poem by Patricia Everson – it really hits home for a lot of us quilters…  This is the reason quilters quilt.

Here is a quilt story…  

Sit down and I'll tell you a story
Wrap yourself up in my quilt.
Here's a cup of my coffee
The wood stove is filled to the hilt.

Quilting is more than a hobby.
To me it is a record of life,
Recording for me all the good times,
Remembering for me all the strife.

This patch was made from a bunting.
The baby had now moved away.
And this one came from my sister,
From a dress that was yellow and grey.

Below this one from my brother
Is one from my aunt who just died.
If you look close you can cipher
Her signature on the left side.

And here over next to the corner
Is a piece from my mother's old skirt.
And this one right in the middle
Was made from my father's red shirt.

This one came out a bit crooked.
The material was faded and worn.
No wonder it looks so dejected,
It was woven before I was born.

Beneath this one at the bottom
Is one that is worth more than gold.
It came from my old winter jacket,
It kept me safe from the cold.

This blue one I found in the cellar
When we moved to this house long ago.
Who knows what story it covets,
This old, faded, worn calico.

Above the green one in the center
Is my most favorite one of all.
It looks like the leaves by the river
Just after they drop in the fall.

And let's not forget this pink gingham,
I know that it's seen better days,
But I like the way that it mingles
With the yellows and purples and greys. 

Before you finish your coffee
And you have to be on your way,
Take a look at this one near the bottom,
It came from my Great Uncle Ray.

He traveled the world in a schooner,
He brought back such wonderful things.
The material is of the richest,
Fit only for princes and kings.

Some store their treasures in bank vaults,
Some keep them hidden away,
But I keep mine here on my quilt top
Where I can enjoy them each day.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

No Quilting

I have been going a little crazy without doing any sewing or quilting…  My Daughter and son–in-law are here for a few weeks after traveling around Europe for about 9 months..  Nice life :-) - They are staying in the sewing room.  Well after all, it was her bedroom before I converted it to the sewing room.  Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing and having them here, it’s just that quilting is my therapy. Not to mention I have a few family quilt projects to do and they are going to take a while to do.
So I did some material shopping…  That always does the trick to keep me in the sewing mode.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Big Surprise

 Hello Quilter Friends,

Happy 4th of July!!!  -  We had the best surprise ever this week - My daughter Angela and son-in-law Chris came home from their “Nomadic Lifestyle of Traveling” – We are so excited to have them back home – Yay.  So don’t expect to see much of anything on my blog for a few weeks. We will be catching up and having some fun!