Thursday, September 30, 2010

New "friends"

Things at the new house are progressing slowly but surely.  The painting is starting next week so I'm very exciting about it but also apprehensive since it's going to disrupt our routine - oh, well!  It's worth it to have the house looking nice.  We are mostly unpacked - the rest is waiting for the painting to be finished and it's mostly cosmetic items anyways (pictures, wall hangings, seasonal decorations, etc).

I've been discovering so many new "friends" here in the neighborhood.  We have deer that pass through the area every few days and there is also a bear that comes around once in a while (we haven't seen it yet but have been warned about leaving trash out because of it).  The bird feeder out front is attracting all kinds of lovely birds - junco's, a Spotted Towhee, several kinds of sparrow, a Stellar Jay, several kinds of chickadee, and what I think is a warbler of some type.  I have yet to figure out where I can get good pictures of them without scaring them off.  Moving the bird feeder is probably the best option to get good photos. 

And, we have lots of spiders hanging out which are particularly noticeable because of the early morning fog.  They create the most beautiful webs even if they are a bit yucky:

Quilt -Along

I just joined a wonderful and new English Paper Piecing Quilt-Along!  Come join us over on Flicker:


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Oh Romeo...

I think I have lost my lovely new sewing space to Romeo:

He has been spending hours every morning sitting in the window getting cat hair all over my cutting mat - maybe it's my fault since I hung the bird feeder right outside that very window.  I have to make something for him to lay on so that he will (hopefully) contain himself to it and not sprawl all over the projects that I would like to be able to layout and work on.  =)  Maybe a large-ish mini quilt?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Welcome Fall

Happy First Day of Fall!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Gee's Bend

While perusing the latest Pottery Barn Catalog last night I came across something very interesting: they have recreated the Gee's Bend Quilts.  I really don't know what to feel about this.  On one hand, it is nice to see how they have become important enough to be taken main stream.  But, I also feel that the meaning behind the quilts is lost when they are recreated in mass quantities.

How do you feel about it?

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Margo and Jesse

Happy wedding day Margaret and Jesse!  All the best to you.  :-)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wonky Trees

I haven't had much time to sew over the past few weeks with the move into our new house and all the unpacking.  But, I did make up these wonky trees:

I had thought that I would make up a quick wall hanging for my new sewing room so I would have something to put up immediately but after looking at it I kind of think I might make a whole quilt out of it.  I was thinking of making several rows and maybe including some wonky houses in the mix.  What do you think?