Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Joy with a Pink Bracelet

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My cup runneth over.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Queen Sized Crazy Quilt: The Backstory

Click here to see hundreds more quilts via the Bloggers Quilt Festival being hosted by Amy at Park City Girl.

I was nineteen years old and visiting a cousin who was a student at the University of Washington. She lived with seven other young women in an enormous U-District house built in the 1800's. The house was spacious and charming and I--coming as I was from an upbringing in a less-than-1000-square foot 1960's rambler--was enchanted, but never so much awestruck as when, for a fleeting moment, I saw a flash of multicolored beauty among the blankets atop my cousin's bed. Hidden in the pile was a crazy quilt and when I glimpsed it I gasped and asked, "what is that?!" She was surprised by my excitement and casually replied that it was a quilt made by our great grandmother, and returned it to its place under the covers.

I never saw the quilt again, but I never forgot that moment of discovery. Making this one has fulfilled a goal that I had not realized I had. I feel very satisfied to have it done. Maybe there will be a great-granddaughter of mine who will be delighted at its discovery. I hope so. In the meantime, it is very practical and warm, and will get much use in this house, for many years to come.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Done and On the Bed

After some five months of nearly daily labor, I have finished a queen sized quilt for our bed. It is crazy-patched, hand-quilted and ready to keep us warm until we die.

Friday, April 10, 2009

For a New Little Girl

Waiting for the border fabrics to arrive in the mail.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

For a Favorite Little Boy

A work in progress. It's coming along.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Katrina Cottages: Exterior and Interior Views

Every now and then I do another online search to see if I can find more pictures of the interiors of the Lowe's Katrina Cottages. Today I had success. You can see some nice interior and exterior photos of these lovely little cottages at the Cusato Cottages site here. Lowe's has some photos, too, although I was not as fond of the furniture choices displayed there. See them here.

Now that we are about to join the ranks of the unemployed, I'm wondering if one of these might be a real option to consider. I'd like one complete with a garden spot, mature trees, and a clothesline, if you please. Anyone know of land for sale?

Photo Credit: www.cusatocottages.com

Thursday, April 2, 2009

For Sale: Tiny House

A craftsman named Derek has a tiny home on wheels for sale for 34,000 dollars.

Go and see it here, for the sake of enjoying the beauty of a well-organized space, if for nothing else. It really is a little gem.

Photograph from Tiny House Blog.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Oh, Come On

That Mother Nature. What a kidder. Snow on April First.

Ha. Ha. Good one.

(Not so much, really.)

A thank you to
Photonburst for sharing this picture on flickr.