I got a package in the mail from my friend quilt diva julie
she sent cow fabric from one of her recent projects... knowing how much I love cows!! Thank you so much Julie... I'll give it a good home! (and appreciate you)
(I mean well but never quite make it to the post office with all the gifts I have for people)
I liked sewing on my southwest quilt and finishing the top! Even chose some gemstones to go on after the quilting! Decisions are hard to make and using hand dyes is hard to do!
I did a happy homemaker post on Monday and put in foods, books, tv shows I like, it's here if you want to take a look (the-week-ahead-late-august-)
I go out for a walk with the daddy every night. When we come in, while he takes off his shoes, I bolt down the hall to see mama and get in position to guard the family room from him!
He acts like he doesn't care, but when I start pulling at his arm, and bouncing around in circles, block him from sitting down, and growl he loves it! What's not to love? A good wild wrestling match just before bed?
The pinot pomegranate is wonderful !
Some simple but good likes this week:
fresh clean sheets
dancing with the Stars is returning in September on tv
finding The Great British pottery show on youtube
painting some halloween pictures (check out paint party friday tomorrow)
sewing again on my lattice, and finishing the southwest quilt top
fresh peaches and melons
chaco sandals that support my arches
freshly painted (non chipped) fingernail polish in coral
ordering books at the library and being told they came in
knowing I have wonderful friends around the globe, and keeping in contact with them!
and I know I haven't felt like writing some promised posts, interview with an artist, and botanic gardens, but I will soon. Finally, this week,
I must have watched 4 or 5 of this woman's videos on stitching historical garments. Fascinating how much research and care this young woman has made, and how she makes it look easy. I liked her running commentary on mixing 21st century techniques and knowledge into the mix.
One thing I learned, doing something well doesn't take that much more time, and it adds to the beauty and strength of a garment.
It made me quite happy to see a young person with such an interest in learning. This video is the second part of making a 14th century overdress, but her work on 1900 bodices was really good too!
These fine people are keeping lists of likes this week too...
musings of a menopausal melon
Linking to these parties!
cheesy photos at ched curtain
rosie and the boys nature pics
Thankful Thursdays pet parade