Saturday, October 30, 2010
The address is 1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne, Vermont. www.shelburnefarms.org
Both the show and the farm are worth seeing--it's a trip you won't regret. For more information, go to www.cvqgvt.org and click on the 2010 show tab on the top.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Doesn't everyone look so serious?
At the end of the day--happy smiles all around. Thank you, ladies, for a wonderful day. You made me very proud. Special thanks to Maria for hosting this quilt fest and for the pictures. (And the trip home was uneventful!)Where in the world is Sharon Stroud, you ask? You just never know!
P.S. Many thanks for the supportive comments on the last post. They meant a lot.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I look forward to comments--it means a lot when someone takes the time to respond to what I've had to say. And I don't mind if people disagree with me--if it does not take a right turn toward mean.
Imagine my surprise tonight when reading my new comments. Especially to my "Lucky Girl" post. I have deleted the offensive text, which was left anonymously. It was rude and mean-spirited. I sincerely hope that I got it off before any of you saw it. It makes me angry that someone would use my blog as a vehicle to strike out at someone. And shame on them for doing so anonymously.
On a much happier note, please check out Janet's comment on "Here Today". Janet, your words made my heart sing--thank you. And heartfelt thanks to all who comment in the spirit of friendship and lightheartedness that I try to bring to the blog. You are appreciated--each and every one of you. (I especially pointed out Janet's comment because I read it just before the "other" one. From high to low with a mouse click.)
Next post--back to our regularly scheduled good cheer.
Lots of big hugs,
Sunday, October 17, 2010
This is the result of only a bit of knitting. It is the feather and fan pattern, with three knit stitches on each side, 8 rows on the top and bottom to keep it from curling. Only four pattern rows total. (For the feather and fan pattern, please visit: www.allfreecrafts.com/knitting/feather.shtml. You can knit lots of things in this pattern with different needle sizes and weights of yarn!
A close-up of the pattern and yarn.
I have been quilting as well and will share those pics over the next few days. I actually started and finished something in less than 24 hours! (Okay, haven't I warned you about keeping chocolate by your computer in case you are overcome with vapors at what I'm up to? Consider this your second warning.)
It's been beautiful here the last couple days--but windy and cool. Better than snow! And the furnace is fixed--Yahooooooooo!!!!
Hugs to all,
Saturday, October 9, 2010
After Anita left, class was over, and I was driving home, I realized that I should have had someone take our picture. Since that ship had long sailed, I did the next best thing--I found pictures of us from a few years ago at our retreat. She will tell you that the tiara and wands were MY idea, but she very carefully leaves out the story of the "enhanced" wands and the fact that she wanded me and the largest jewel in my tiara fell out! I mean, really! She says I am her touch of insanity. I'm taking that in the best possible light. Here we are:
It must have been about 9 billion degrees that August, but we persevered with our boas and good humor. So good to see you, Anita! Thanks for literally going the extra mile to get together!
On the home front, I have been without heat for the better part of a week. Waiting for a part for the furnace. And then, to add insult to injury, the power went out this morning--apparently only at my house--and didn't get fixed until 8 pm. I still consider myself lucky--it could be the middle of winter and no heat, and I could have been trying to prep for a Sunday class with no electricity. Lynnie, Callie, and I don't think we will ever be consistently warm again. It's a sad state of affairs to have to go outside and stand so that when you come back in it seems warmer!
Okay, that catches us up. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed seeing Anita. And without electricity I wouldn't have been able to tell you about it! Lucky girl, indeed.
Big hugs to everyone!
Friday, October 8, 2010
The jar says Noxema Shave on it and the lid lifts off. Inside are a ton of straight pins--not, I'm sure, the original contents! LOL (Talk about a prickly shave!)
These delights were from my friend Jay--who read the post I did about my cobalt glass fetish and decided I would love this jar. And I do! The thread should need no explanation!
Have I mentioned lately how lucky I am?!?!?!?
Tomorrow I'll tell you who came to dinner!
Hugs to all,
P.S. I'm listening to Alex Cross's TRIAL by James Patterson. Excellent! And the Clare O'Donohue book's real title is A Drunkard's Path.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
I'm reading The Drunkard's Path by Clare O'Donohue and just finished listening to Eight Days to Live by Iris Johansen and I, Alex Cross by James Patterson. Both were excellent.
Off to the land of Nod. See you on the other side.
Friday, October 1, 2010
As I was touring the gardens the other day, I found these beautiful roses. They are small and not especially fragrant, but they are hardy and bloom right up until frost.
I cut the silver lace vines down every year and they come back better than ever the next year. This year has been no exception. My dad and brother built an arbor over the parlor window and it is completely covered with vines. When you sit in the parlor, the light is very filtered and the vines crisscross for a jungly look from the inside. Birds even nest in it! Here are some close-up shots of the blossoms.
Leaves are turning colors fast and the geese are flocking. Sure signs of fall. Although yesterday, with all the rain, there were as many frogs and toads in the road as there usually are in the spring! Who's confused?????