Wednesday, March 31, 2010

On the Shores of Camp Lebanon

Just got back from my spring trip to Camp Lebanon. Always a very enjoyable, fun-filled relaxing time. I also figured out how to make an actual quilt. An instructor walked me through the ins and outs of the 9-patch pattern. Very easy and I did fairly well on it. it was a little different as I went on Sunday and came back on Tuesday. It felt like Sunday on Tuesday, etc. but no matter. had a great time but how could you not with all those wonderful fun friends!! When I got back I happened upon a book at Half-Price-Books that was specifically about making 9-patch quilts. However I may find an excuse to go over to Kathy's to have her help me finish it off. Good enough reason, don't you think!?

Saturday, March 13, 2010

A Little Bit of Everything

I have never been a very good quilter but found out recently that I favor abilities in applique and hand work. I recently took a batik quilt piece I had done and decided to turn it into a wall hanging for my mom. Her apartment has all white walls and needed something besides pictures. I added beadwork, applique, and some cross-stitch hearts to it and turned it into something a little different. I was pleased with my finished product and had fun watching the Olympics while attaching my various beads. The turquise ones were actually a necklace I bought real cheap at J.C. Penny's that I broke and added to some other beads to bring a larger color balance to the beadwork and the star in the upper L corner is my applique piece that shows up in various places throughout the quilt.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

On My Honor

I was on my way to Target the other night when my mom called me and said that there was a scout troup visiting Mainstreet and could I come over and enjoy meeting them with her. I didn't want to go thinking "I got too many other things to do" but thinking about all the friends I have that no longer have their mothers anymore I decided to humor her and join the girls for a visit. When I got there there were about 12 9-yr-olds in the dining room eating what else, Girl Scout cookies and talking with the elderly ladies that had come in to see them. So cute, I almost forgot how cute a 9 yr-old can be. It happened that they were from the same troup I had been in, meeting at Woodlake Lutheran Church where I use to hide in the pews from the leader (I have never liked being in a controlled environment). I enjoyed answering their questions and asking them to tell me about all their badges and trips to camp. They were so full of life with their bright little faces and the whole world before them. It turned out to be alot of fun. My mom enjoyed "showing me off" like when I was a kid and we all "scarfed" down Thin Mints and Lemon Savannahs. Those were the days! The lady in the middle has been a Girl Scout for 40 years - still on the roster. Sorry the picture isn't any clearer. I'm still learning how to take pictures with my phone:(

Monday, March 1, 2010

What a Deal!

I bought this little shelf at Savers, a discount store that gives the money back to the Epilepsy Foundation. Michael hates putting up shelves which requires a hole in the wall so I thought my computer table is big enough if I found just the right size, etc of shelving. I got real lucky for three dollars and 95 cents. I love how it fits in and it's movable as well so I can dust it off. the top of the shelf holds my small collection of miniture fans.