Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cloudy Day at the Beach

A couple weeks ago, my husband got the urge to look at the ocean so we packed up and drove to the beach for the day. The weather wasn't very nice but it didn't rain. What is that saying? "A bad day at the beach is better than a good day anywhere else."
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Friday, August 26, 2011

Earthquake & Hurricane Week

Well, this has been quite an eventful week. On Tuesday afternoon, I was in the basement folding laundry (such an exciting life I lead!) when the windows rattled and the whole house shook. First thought: a truck ran into my house. Second thought: a bomb (this is Washington, DC, and we think about those things). Third thought: an earthquake? Yep, that's what it was. My son and I ran upstairs and turned on CNN and saw that we were right. I had experienced one once before, in Chicago of all places. It's very scary but over quickly. We had no damage and nothing fell so we're good.

Just as the dust had settled from that, we are now bracing for a hurricane that is predicted to hit the east coast tomorrow and Sunday. I'm not too worried - I think the worst thing that might happen is that we lose power. I stocked up on tunafish and granola bars but the stores are out of bottled water. Keep your fingers crossed for us this weekend!
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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Carolina Lily & Empty Spools

Here is the latest (#32) block of Civil War 150 - Carolina Lily.

And here is the one before that - #31 - Empty Spools. Funny, I just posted a "Spools" quilt that I made and here is another spool. You can see that I didn't make it an empty one. It looks kind of big and blobby but if I put it with the other blocks and step back about 10 feet, it looks okay!
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Prairie Paisley

Now August is here and that makes me sad. Even though we have a month left of summer, it somehow feels like less than that. Of course it has been bloody hot here in the nation's capital. Rain is in our forecast today and I am hoping for it.

Above is Prairie Paisley, a top I just completed. If it looks familiar it is because it was on the cover of a recent magazine. Yes, I am a magazine quilter at times. I had actually bought a jelly roll and yardage of Minik & Simpson's fabric a couple years ago and was waiting for inspiration to strike. When this pattern appeared, I pulled out the fabric and started sewing.
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