I hope to take my third quilt up to be quilted this week—that's it above while it was about a third complete. I am waiting to hear when I can deliver it because I need to send my laptop in for repair. Again. I have been using a Mac daily since 1990 and until this [...]
Yesterday there were deer tracks at the base of our path to the beach. This morning a coyote had passed by. We went out a bit late, and I did not put up my hair or even put on a hat because it wasn't cold or windy, just cooler and damp the way we like [...]
You might remember watching the film Harvey, "a 1950 American comedy-drama film based on Mary Chase's play of the same name, directed by Henry Koster, and starring James Stewart and Josephine Hull. The story is about a man whose best friend is a pooka named Harvey—in the form of a six-foot-3.5 in. invisible rabbit." Harvey [...]
Though the sky is clear blue and I sweat as I sew (which involves pressing with a steamy-hot iron after each stitched seam), I know the weather is changing. We can feel the cooling and are grateful for it. Our contractor assures me the duplex roof will be on "asap." Our tenant does did not [...]
Another one. Wasn't I going to make something completely different? A story? "Autumn Garden." All batiks, about a hundred different fabrics so far here. All those skinny strips will be pieced into the squares.
I completed two quilt tops this month, and pieced the back of one of them too. To be perfectly honest, I have completed two quilts at once before. But this was especially fun. I could, in the simplest form, sew two lengths of cloth together to make a front and do the same for the [...]
Rabbits ate my new roses. Bother [both] of them. Every leaf. But the stubborn plants refused to die. They pushed out new leaves. One of them blooms. Last year a visitor asked my husband why he'd hauled a twisty drift-root up from the beach. "What are you going to do with it?" This.