Saturday, July 16, 2011
the beach was sooooo gorgeous today; perfect in every way. this is the best vacationland has to offer. the weather was perfect...warm in the sun, cool in the shade. the view was spectacular. this park was established from land given to the state in 1946 (not the 30s). it is as natural as can be for a place that welcomes the public. there is open surf with high waves, a calm lagoon for children, plenty of facilities, tables and grills, it's quite rustic in most of the areas. aside from way too many mosquitoes and biting insects, it was perfect. ***** on another note, the eagle chicks i've been watching since their hatching in february will be released into the wild on july 27th. as a surrogate mom, this is a weepy but expected occasion. another empty nest....
Friday, July 15, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
spent most of the day recovering from the temporary interruption in the norm. the old viking is back on the table and works fine. she spent the two weeks on vaca in her nordic homeland canoodling with old school chum sven....at least that's HER story....and don't you love these little bow ties? wow, a 3" block a la bonnie who posted her challenge today to make these as leaders/enders for a year and see the end result. i already have a L/E project but i caved and tried one and it is adorable! i was going to do mine with cheddar and vintage indigoes, but i'm just going to try and use up more blue scraps...whaddaya think about "blue cheese" for a title? i only have a yard of cheddar solid, so not sure at this point if i'll use it all up or just make a small wall piece...
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
about a month ago, bonnie announced she would be featured in an upcoming issue of Australian Homespun and debuting a new scrappy pattern. well, once i heard the word "pattern," i scoured the web to find a store and the issue. Erica's in Indiana was taking preorders, so i put in my order and today it finally arrived! once again, bonnie has not disappointed at all! in addition to bonnie's pattern, there are some other goodies in this issue too. to subscribe to this magazine is prohibitively expensive, but i am enjoying looking at the ads and new pattern ideas. today was the perfect day to receive it; the weather is nearly unbearably hot and humid, very oppressive, good to laze around and flip through. we did go to the beach this morning but it was too hot to stay, no cool breeze at all. **** the room repair is one day away from completion, not sure WHICH day it will be though. i am getting ready to scour and dust once it is finished; i washed my new curtains today getting ready to iron and rehang. in the interim, i've got 33 amish pinwheel blocks done, exactly half of what i need for the quilt top. i'm using some of my cherrywood hand dyes, lusciously soft and colorful fabrics. mmm, mmm, good!