Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Miscellaneous

Just some random stuff, a break from only posting on Wednesdays. Create a Connection recently published the idea of looking out your front door and taking a picture, first to the right and then to the left. So here goes.




It is finally spring here; in fact yesterday was an all-time record breaking, global warming kind of day with high of almost 80. So those daffodils at the edge of the woods will be open later today, and the crocus will be gone. Unfortunately, spring means all sorts of yard and garden work which I do not enjoy at all. Spring cleaning is okay, raking, weeding, etc., no.

I went to a guild meeting last night and found it surprisingly enjoyable. I took the QOV that Deb Geyer quilted and it was well received, always gratifying. The program was on hand applique, not a topic that interests me, but the presenter did a terrific job, giving everyone a little kit to work on, and sharing some tips like how to make a quilter's knot. It was also interesting to see how other people who already know a great deal about applique handle various tasks. So I learned something and used the time to do some hand sewing chores I had been putting off. Also I had the pleasant surprise of discovering that my old Hoffman quilt which I put on display at a local quilt shop in January won best wall quilt, so I've got a little gift certificate to use. The owner told me she had a sale offer which she declined on my behalf. I think I'm sorry about that.

Time to clean, walk, maybe study French for my class tomorrow, and then quilt the aqua Hoffman. Life is good--who needs excitement.

6 comments:

Allison Ann Aller said...

Excitement, like ultra high intelligence, can be an overrated commodity..Your life indeed sounds good...enjoy the Spring!

Rian said...

This sounds like a fine life to me. I love the scenery outside your front door. Sublime.

McIrish Annie said...

I'm in full agreement, excitement is not always needed.

Granny Fran said...

Lovely front door photos. That Crocus looks quite Springy. I think when young we crave excitement, when we get older we need serenity. This from a member of the Society for the Easily Amused (or excited).

Deb H said...

Nice to know your work is appreciated.
If I took pictures out my front door right now, they'd look a lot like the one you took of the tree covered in snow. It's still all white here.

Debra Spincic said...

Are you talking about the little bird Hoffman? If so, congrats!