Monday, July 26, 2010

Weekend fun

Vincent and I went to visit the Noodlemans for a sleepover on Saturday. We had fun in the new pool and watched Mr. Noodleman build the first part of his deck. The food at Braden Station was delish and there was a very interesting pond on the way to and from the eatery.
On the fiber art front, I am finishing a few pieces and will show photos soon. I have finished the quilt for the online challenge, but must wait till reveal week for that. If I get my butt in gear I will do before and after on a christening gown that I have been commissioned to redo. It is very sweet and my goal is to make the new additions fit in.   I am also helping my weaving friend with prayer shawls. Check them out on Memphis Weaver on the blog list.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Lately I've been watching the sunset at the river. It is surprisingly cooler there considering how hot it is at the house which is only a few miles away. There were a few sprinkles. The rain has been teasing us for days. When I walked back to the vehicle, I saw a double rainbow. This is the second time this summer this has happened. It makes me very happy to see such a thing. This photo did not capture the second, fainter rainbow, but it was there.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

five year old boy

My grandson had a milestone birthday today. He is officially five. What a wonderful age. Every adult at his party said they wished they were five years old again. A time of wonder, a time when one's consciousness begins to awaken. He is so funny and bright and brings so much sunshine into my life. Who could have a bad day with a five year old around to play with. There was a big shady tree, cake, presents, a little swimming pool full of mud (that was the funnest part) and a sugar high off the red sodas. Yeah!  Big thanks to Muncle Paul for letting us trash his yard.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

What I made

Since this blog was originally supposed to be about fiber art, I thought I would share with my sewing friends a blouse I finished today. Soon I will have photos of some art I made the last few days, but today after the post office/ wood gathering, I did some productive work.
  The color of this blouse is actually a deep blue. I made the pattern and did the construction. I think it turned out quite nicely. The closure in the back has two dark blue pearl buttons at the neck band. The fabric is silk jacquard.

Fire-very good

While walking my usual 3.25 mile route today, I came across a pile of wood cut into reasonable sized pieces. After the post walk shower, on my way to the post office, I detoured to pick up this wood. Since it is freshly cut, it will need to dry up a bit. Maybe this fall it will make a nice fire. It seems I have gotten back in touch with my pyromaniac roots as well as my inner Protestant. Hmmmm--what a combination.
   The actual highlight of this day was a 30 minute conversation (with a man who could double for Santa) about how all the recent ills of our dear country could be laid at the feet of Incarnate Evil aka Dick Cheney. Several months ago I had initiated this same conversation in an equally long line at the same post office. It did my liberal socialist heart good to hear another like mind start such a thread. Too bad the rabble did not get roused. :(
  Back to fire. I found these "rocks" in my yard while on another digging adventure (oy) and have no earthly idea what they are. For all the world they fit the description of coal. So I tossed one into the fire pit night before last and it never caught fire, but it did break up, like shale. The houses in this neighborhood originally had coal furnaces. If anybody out there--Fred--is an expert on fossil fuels, please look at these photos and if you need a physical sample I'll send one.