Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Things that make me smile.

Here are a couple of the things that make me smile lately. I mentioned yesterday that my dear friend Gerrie in Portland sent me a combination birthday/feel better gift. I asked my super-patient husband to help me this morning with the photos. Anyway, Gerrie made this sweet piece that is now hanging in my sewing room. The slip of paper that the hand is holding says Pearls of Wisdom. Next to it is the card by her daughter Lisa. What the photo doesn't convey is the fabulous hand dyed fabric that Gerrie used to make it. The photo doesn't do it justice. I am blessed by her friendship and generosity.
Speaking of beautiful things, there is the mandevilla plant I bought for myself. It's growing in leaps and bounds and has a mind of it's own. We may be overrun by the plant by seasons end. The flowers are such an intense, almost magenta red, also not well represented by the photographer...bad Dee bad.
I have a hair appointment today and none too soon. My gray/white/whatever roots are coming into blossom too.
Back with more stuff tomorrow

Monday, June 07, 2010

Wonderful friends far & near

I'm showing you this group of blocks since I think it's what I will put together next. There are a few more since I took this shot but it will essentially remain a wall quilt size. The picture is there because I remain a brainless twit and have forgotten everything I learned last week about up-loading photos to this cursed Bill Gates horror of a computer and as we all know, blogging is no fun without pics.
I want to thank all of you for the nice comments regarding the blog. I think I'll take a page from Rian, who blogs when she has something to report that may interest you. I'm hoping that will be more often since things around here are popping and snapping like bad electrical wiring. So on that note I will try to do better. Much thanks to the elusive Judy from Northport, who is still successfully hiding from me in a bunker nearby.
The wedding plans are sipping along with, a minimum of issues that I'm sure will be resolved soon. It's going to be fine. That's my mantra..oooommmmmm..oommmmmm. There, that's better.
We are into the crazed Everybody's Birthday Month around here. The photo that I'd like to show you is what I got from my darling friend Gerrie Congdon in Portland. She sent me a beautiful small piece called "Pearls of Wisdom" I promise to show you all when I can get Roger to help me again with this upload situation. The thing is that in making what they call improvements, we have gone from clicking twice and up-loading to going through an un-believable crapfest to even get to the photo album. Why anyone calls this an improvement is beyond me. Sure does make one feel like a moron though. Anyway, along with the beautiful little art piece Gerrie included a card designed by her brilliant daughter Lisa. Double my pleasure!!
I'm ordering a jelly roll of American Jane, Breath of Avignon, a line I have admired forever and I was lucky enough to find one left at the Fat Quarter site. I'm so in love with anything from American Jane. Those colors make me smile. The photo above is American Jane blocks from an earlier collection. Happiness.
Anyway, among the other things that make me happy, besides you all, is my new Weber Grill. We were due for a new one and this is a pleasure to use. I'll be making ribs later, hurry on over. Bring drinks!