Archive for September, 2008

TaDa

The white quilts is “Baby Nines” from the pattern  by Connie Lancaster.  I first made this quilt several years ago for my girlfriends daughter.  At the time DD loved it, so I saved all the leftover fabrics and purchased additional backing so that I would be able to make an identical one.  I love this pattern, its easy to put together and really danty.   I decided to machine stitch the stems rather than applique them down so it can take the wear and tear I hope it gets. 

The second blanket is a flannel/minkie combo that I quilted using the Popcorn panto.  The popcorn looks like sheeps wool in this application and fits the lamb theme perfectly. 

I’m a bit sad today.  All summer long I’ve had a big orange spider (an orb weaver) living under the edge of my garden tool shed.  She’s gone today.  I looked high and low and don’t see her.  The last few days her web has been rather ragged, and this morning it’s only half there.  Usually, in the mornings her web is a beautiful circle which fills that corner of the flower border.  I suppose that with the cooler nights, it was time for her to leave.  I sure hope another takes her place next year.  It’s been fun watching her at dusk on her web.

Creede, Colorado

This month’s outing took us to Creede Colorado, our first visit, but definitely not our last!   The weather was perfect, warm peaceful days and cool nights, with just a bit of rain to add those wonderful scents to the great outdoors.   The park where our group stayed is nestled in a bowl of mountains a mile or two from the town.  We were surrounded by absolute beauty on all sides. 

Creede was a mining town and due to the increase in the market for silver there is talk of reopening mines in the area.  Several of our group went through the mining museum and were treated to a wealth of information on the area.  We didn’t go along because, as I expected, it was a walking/standing tour, and neither Steve nor I would have been able to take more than an hour on our feet. 

While the others were on the tour, we took a slow drive along the Bachelor Loop which encircles the town.  Such peace!  We live in the city, and the absolute quiet of the mountains almost brings me to tears.  I miss my childhood hikes up into the hills of central California where the only sounds were birds and other wildlife.  We stopped several times and I just stood soaking in the peace.  It’s a quiet you just can’t get in the city.

I’ve finished some projects lately and will post them in the next couple of days.  Things are starting to get finished and it feels good to think about starting a new quilt when we get back from PA in November.  Only 27 days to our first granddaughter!!!