Thursday, October 30, 2008


Blogging hasn't happened lately because of driving my BIL around while he waits for the suspension on his driver's license to be lifted, visiting my sister in the nursing home, and entertaining company. Out-of-town relatives have come to visit my sister and I have enjoyed having them stay here.

I also loved having my same-time-next-year friends here last week. Four women who have been coming every year for at least the past 30 years. We laugh and talk and share and shop and eat and laugh and talk. Sooooooo much fun!

They also treat me like a Queen and even gave me a crown this year - made out of pink foam and sporting curly ribbons. (I bet you are all jealous.)

One of the gals gave me this adorable wool wall-hanging of a startled looking cat with Mr. Redbird on his head. I decided to name the cat, King Cat. He does look rather regal. He is adorning the wall in my office and I can see him as I sit at my computer. My cousin made me this little tote bag. I love it! The stitching details, button, and fabrics are so well put together. She has such an artistic talent.
While the gals were here, we went to my favorite local quilt shop. Did I need fabric? NO. Did I buy fabric? YES. Is there any among us that can resist? The red and green fat quarters are because I wanted them, the Kaffee Fasset fabric is because it needed to be in my home, and the Christmas bundle is a table topper kit because ....uh.....because I might run out of projects before Christmas. (in 2072 maybe.) Ah, but it sure is fun to get new fabric.

I'm working on quilting the Christmas crazy nine-patch that I showed ages ago. I'm using one of the machine's fancy stitches to give it more of a crazy-patch style.

My cousin also gave me nine 2-1/2 strips of batiks to make a Sudoku puzzle quilt. I played with it today and it is going to be fun and colorful. I love batiks.

Although I am a little weary of driving and visiting at the nursing home, I really have been enjoying the scenery along the way - with the bright sunshine highlighting the yellow and red leaves. It is such a beautiful time of the year. My complaints fade away as I take in the beauty of nature.
Today I am grateful for -
1. Red and Yellow leaves of Fall
2. Batik fabrics
3. Mr. King Cat and his friend, Mr. Redbird
4. Family and loved ones

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