Wednesday, November 9, 2011
So, aside from getting out to enjoy the weather, and buttoning up the gardens for the year- it broke my heart to put the pots away as some were still blossoming!- I have been in the sewing room as much as I can the last couple of weeks. I wish I had more to show for it!
French Braid Transformation", by Jane Hardy Miller. I was pretty upset when all the light blues landed in the same area- no matter which way I turn those strips- but now I kind of like it. It looks like I did it that way on purpose!
McCall Quick Quilts. One side of the pieced border is missing four colors (it was the only way to get it to come out right at the corners) Can you find them? - sorry the picture is at an angle and makes it harder.
We'll have this machine quilted.
My Green Tip this time is about all the leaves we have to clean up this time of year. Raking is good exercise, and leaf blowers use gas, creating CO2 and noise. If you live where they collect leaves, just pile them up, don't bag them and clog up landfills. If you live in the boonies, like me, use them to mulch around your shrubs and tender perennials, or just add them to your compost pile. If you don't want to rake, chop them up with the lawnmower and leave them on the lawn as mulch and to enhance the soil.
I am grateful for:
A few extra days of nice weather allowing me to take walks outside!
Friends who are willing to spend time with me.
Having a little one to play in the leaves with last week.
A chance to have my say and doing it in a calm manner.
When things work the way they are supposed to- making life a little easier!