Thursday, November 19, 2009

Something Smells Good

This is a spot at camp that I love to see. It's on Stark Reservoir. It was taken in mid September. Some of the trees were already changing color.
Cousin Chuck and I saw loons out beyond the islands a few years ago. They are amazing birds. I love to watch them dive and come back up a long way from where they submerged.
Today our Red Hat group is meeting for a Harvest Dinner at Fran's. I have brownies in the oven as my contribution.
In the past two weeks we've been to the VA at Syracuse twice. Bob had to go for a checkup last week and this week for a CT scan.
I've been reading a lot and relaxing. Tomorrow I hope I'm inspired as I have to write the Triangle Guild newsletter.
Not much sewing the past few weeks. But I will be back at it.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Week in Review

Beth won a Viewer's Choice prize for her Dippers wallhanging at our Triangle Guild show in October. She made this for her son.

Here we are, a beautiful sunny day in NY. In fact, the second in a row. A walk is definitely called for this morning.

Today I need to sew a Friendship Block for a Chenango Piecemakers member who has moved to VT. Betty created that beautiful Peruvian Tapestry quilt several years ago. The quilt has been shown in numerous places and won prizes. She brought it back to our show in early October for exhibit with some other previous Viewers Choice winners. We will miss Betty and wish her and her husband the best in their move.

Yesterday the Campfire Girls met at Ella Mae's house. We talked, ate lunch, beaded and played cards. I made a purple and lavender necklace and bracelet. Ella Mae made a broccoli soup that was a bit different and oh, so good. She served us Pretzel Salad for dessert. One of her dogs laid under the table as we beaded. We really didn't realize he was there.


Sunday, November 1, 2009

10 Happy Years

Here's Margo's 10 Happy Years of Marriage, a gift to her husband Frank upon their 40th anniversary. After they were married 15 or 20 years Frank would tell anyone who asked how long they'd been married "10 happy years."

Margo borrowed one of his wrenches to quilt a wrench design around the outside of the quilt. Very fitting as Frank was a mechanic for many years. She said she returned the wrench to it's place.

This week I finally finished one donation quilt, made more donation block for both quilts and have to sew a friendship star for a moved away member.

Right now I think I'll have lunch and settle in for a NASCAR Sprint Cup race this afternoon.