Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Another friend from our quilting group drove me home after we had a bowl of homemade vegetable soup at her home. When you need to feel better, the warmth and caring of good friends envelops you.
I felt at peace when I came home, and rather than head to my sewing room, I sat at my kitchen table and finished a leaf sketch that I had started at breakfast.
I made zucchini muffins, some chai tea and sat down for more sketching.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Today, I took my time getting up, and then as I usually do on Mondays, I picked up, did some wash, and vacuumed. Yay, done for the week!
I took a rest after lunch with a cup of tea and my drawing supplies.
Afterwards, I headed to my sewing studio where I sorted a bit and added the final touches--the zigzag edging and yarn tails-- to the book marks. Done. That's the last you'll see of those.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Once I decided that I could walk a short distance with my poles, I've been thinking about where to go. After I brought my husband home from work around 3:00 today, I packed a sandwich and headed off to Daley Point, a local bird sanctuary where there are some beautiful trails.
I made it to the lookout, passing this view along my way.
I took the same photo last year, but a little later in the season. I must return.
Next time, I'll have to pack some bird seed. The chickadees were looking for it.
It's so good to get into nature a little bit. Then I come home, make tea, grab the ice pack for my hip and look at my photos.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
I strolled a bit with my walking polls, stopping every now and then when something caught my eye. A few wildflowers are still clinging to their blooms.
This morning, I tackled this monster zucchini, grating some to freeze, and to make a gluten free chocolate zucchini loaf that I'm trying out for my daughter.
After that, I've been playing in my sewing room, having a bit of fun with my bookmarks. I'm a bit looney, I think, putting all these details into little bookmarks, but it's so fun when it's nothing serious. I think you feel a bit more freedom to just pull out any fiber bits. Does lace go with canvas? It does now.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
I chose a corner of my humble little garden border that I can see from my deck and kitchen window. Using a great ergonomic weeding tool, (it's just there on the left)I cleaned it up a bit, pulling a few weeds. I'll add some mulch later with a little help from hubby.
We also have an apple tree in the middle of the yard that is another bird haven.
When one has limited mobility, one compensates by looking more carefully at the textures and colors in one's own space. I've re-discovered this little hidden patch of lichen against the fence behind the hedge Perhaps it will be inspiration for a fiber art piece.
And I love this lichen growing on the apple tree.
After the gardening, I skipped the sewing room and made muffins instead. Banana. date, walnut, yum! Perfect with a cup of chai spice tea.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
I went to my first UFO day today where I always take a traditional quilting project. I keep one or two packed in containers ready to go. Today, I was doing a few more blocks for my X's and O's batik baby quilt.
You might notice the copy of Quilting Arts Magazine there. I've been waiting anxiously to see my article in print. It came yesterday.
October/November Quilting Arts magazine
I must say it is pretty exciting and humbling to be amongst such admired artists!
Most of the ladies were working on variations of twister projects this morning-- a mini workshop.
There was one that will be a pumpkin hanging.
Some Christmas fabrics.
One done in repros.
It's always a happy day. I love going.