Friday, May 16, 2008

A Clever Idea and Another Little Quilt

Wow, it's been a long time since I posted last. I didn't mean for it to be that long! It's been a busy week: babysitting the granddaughters, a doctor visit and getting ready for a yard sale tomorrow. Time flies when you're having fun (or not!).

The picture above is one that I accidentally deleted from my last post. (Ooops!) This bench was in the Rhododendron garden, and I thought it was a great idea. It's somewhat like a terrarium. The bench was made of stone or possibly that new decking material, Trex. I don't know if you could do this on a wooden bench or not. And then it looks like the dirt, moss, plants and rocks were just piled on. Like a mini-garden! What a great idea. At least as long as you really don't need the bench, anyway.

I made this quilt a few years ago. We always had so many black birds in our yard in California. Now, in Washington, we have crows and ravens. This one was done with fusible and finished with hand blanket stitching.

We are having a heat wave here this weekend. Actually, the whole west coast is having one. Two days ago it was chilly enough that I was wearing sweats in the afternoon. Today it's about 80 to 85 degrees. Then, by Tuesday next week, we're supposed to be back in the 50's & 60's for highs, with rain again! That means we'll probably have a good turn-out for the yard sale, with the nice weather. I hope we can sell most of this stuff! And, it's not bad weather for sitting in the garage. I don't usually like all this heat, but since it's only for 2 or 3 days, after a long, rainy winter, it's not so bad. DH is very happy - he loves the heat and sun! I guess that means it's now my turn to complain! Hee hee!


  1. You really cannot complain about the good weather. At least it isn't raining! How's the progress in your studio? Good luck on your garage sale. How did you advertise it?

  2. A dear little quilt -- sometimes 'simple' is perfect!

  3. What a sweet little quilt....don't you just love making the ones that size! Good luck on the sale.


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