Friday, August 11, 2017

small space decorating

the adorable doll quilt made by vic has found a home!


my vintage sled sits in a corner adorned with several little quilts....the sled had once belonged to my grandmother grace, my mother's mother, who died at age 21....leaving behind a long-grieving family and her only little girl just a toddler.  i cannot fathom such a loss being so very blessed to have my mom still hale and hearty.   ***  finally got some sewing time in still plugging away at the revamped border of the scrappy 9-patch, vowing to "git er done" before tackling something else.  now that groceries are in, my days are free to sew....more blessings!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

home again!

after 12+ hours on various transportation, arrived home last night to a huge stack of mail and my own bed.  so very glad gave the apartment a thorough clean before i left....first thing this AM, went right to my stash and pulled some nice magentas and reds for snapdragons!


next task is the pattern and i might just have one in abook someplace...that's the next step.  *** meanwhile, here at the ranch it's grocery and unpack day....and probably a nap?  could be....

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

vacation needlework..

don't think i've put aside some handwork while on vacation...brought along this ancient UFO to see if can get it closer to finish...


got all stems and leaves appliqued down, part of the basket, ready to finish basket and move on to bunny #2....good progress considering.  *** and the serious rain has finally arrived.  locals are happy for their gardens, and it's still warm so not crimping my plans at all--and truly it was needed.  ***  and august is birthday month for me, and again this year so blessed to have a birthday blueberry pie made by mum.  even tho the exact day is later, we celebrated early....being with family is always a reason to celebrate!


won't be long before maryland will be on the horizon, but it's been a perfectly full and magical time here in new england--it just doesn't feel like home anymore, though, and will be glad to be there soon....