May 30, 2009


Praise be, I got some time to sew yesterday...looky what I did! Somewhere sometime I got the idea from someone's blog to use a old t-shirt as a clothespin bag. Our old t-shirts aren't fit for anything when we get done with them, but I've been mulling the idea in the back of my mind anyway.

Yesterday when I passed a children's resale store I thought, hey, might be something cute in there. And there was, this little boys Hawaiian shirt was too scrumptious to pass up.

I just turned it wrong side out, stitched the bottom shut, figured out where I needed to sew the sleeves so the hanger still fit and eureka, the cutest clothespin bag. I had to borrow my mother-in-laws clothes line, I haven't got mine put up at the farm yet. Those peg pins were my grandmothers, I've been using them for 38 years and she got them with ration coupons during World War II. Cool beans!

Saturday Thankies
Fresh mowed lawn
Garden that is weeded
Legs Up The Wall/Viparita Karani

May 25, 2009

1st Air Cav, 'Nam, 67-69

Thank you to all our veterans
War is asinine, but those who serve aren't.

Memorial Day Thankies

Doctors and staff at Veteran's Hospitals

M.A.S.H. units the world over, all sides

Those That Remember and Those Who Can't Forget

May 22, 2009

Orffing Up

Just to let those of you know that keep in touch with me here, or keep tabs...I'm just here for clean clothes and then back to the farm. My FIL (91) had a 911 emergency and transport this week and things are really up in the air at the farm. I am so blessed that I know how to do everything on his farm just the way he does it!

You are blessed that I didn't have my camera in the ER. The high point was a young man Orffing Up, first juicy and then dry, for about 3 hours. I was so tired and hungry I just closed my eyes and drank my hot cocoa. I'm a hard woman but most of you know that already.

I MISS my reading and writing blog time of the day.
See you all Tuesday. I think. Sharyn

Friday Thankies

May 6, 2009

Selvage Envy, Or You Saw It Here First

I'll Fess Up. The subject of quilter's fabric selvages and projects is like a smashed thumbnail that I keep bumping up against. It's all I can do to get my own blogs tended to before I dash over to Selvage Blog and see what Karen Griska has unearthed this week. Because I've been a passionate quilter for nearly 40 years and until I saw her blog it never once crossed my mind to save all those literal miles of selvages I've cut off and pitched.

Now, I am glad I haven't been that kind of pack rat, that way lies madness and probably divorce. But...if only...sigh.

On the same subject but in a different vein, today I've been making cards, I owe about ten people thank yous and birthdays and just becauses. I'm in a funky kind of mood today, the kind of day when you don't comb your hair and might possibly be seen in the post office with your bunny slippers on. So I've been using a kind of aged and distressed packet of paper...and look what I found!! Paper selvages!! My mind is boiling with ideas! Dear Cindy, my long time Facets Friend, and baby of our group, our star that has lost about 100 pounds, is a primo quilter, and is now sending out book manuscripts to editors that I expect to recognize her talent; Happy Birthday and here is the very first paper selvage card, tea dyed even. It will shortly be in your mail box. Quilter's drool envelope and all~

Wednesday Thankies
I'm not too old to have brain farts
Afternoon sun
The American Goldfinches are back (Think Snoopy's friend Woodstock. They really do fly like that.)