Thursday, August 9, 2007

How I've been spending my time . . .

I'm pleased with my quilt so far. James' mom gave me a little more info about the origin of the quilt pieces. They came from her great-grandmother - James' great-great grandmother. She lost her sight in the 1930's, so this was a project that she had started before then. I think some of the pieces were from clothing that had been cut up. There is a good chance that some of the fabric came from depression era food sacks. I'm excited to have a piece of history.

I've still got a lot of stars left - about 35 or 40, so this is going to be a good size quilt.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Funny Photo

The weather was nice Saturday (not raining, terribly hot, but I was very excited that it was not raining!), so I went outside to read my new book "All Creatures Great and Small" by James Herriot. I love it so far. I was peacefully reading in our courtyard, when James came from the backyard and sat with me. This is what he looked like:

I started laughing when I saw him. He had been working on our fence in our back yard to make it "doggie-proof." He said he needed something to keep the sweat out of his eyes, and he didn't have a headband. I asked him why a bandana tried around his head would not work. He said it would get saturated too fast. I just hope he threw those socks out after that! He was a good sport and let me take a photo.

My parent sent me flowers. They are so pretty. I am keeping them on my coffee table.