character counts, photos, Uncategorized

Trees are perfect: character grows

Way back when my dear mother-in-love lived in South Jersey she planted two Dogwood trees.One afternoon as we worked on cleaning up the property I pulled one of them up. It looked like a twig. The baby tree was replanted and thrived. The dogwood still lives in my front yard now, in spite of my… Continue reading Trees are perfect: character grows

character counts, machine quilting, photos, quilting, Uncategorized

Inspired, Character

There are habits in life that well worth cultivating, an affinity for quirky literature is a good thing. The details of discovering Jasper Fforde escape me, however the long lasting memory of the telling of the life and times of Thursday Next, and the twists and turns of her life bring a smile to the… Continue reading Inspired, Character

character counts, photos, quilt, quilting, Uncategorized

Character Building

As I started thinking about character, texture, and thread a character from about 25 years ago popped up in my thoughts. He and his wife both volunteered with local school students after school. One afternoon he demonstrated asymmetry through showing the students how his eyes, ears, arms, etc were asymmetrical. Most of this someone wouldn't… Continue reading Character Building

photos, quilting

I can see it now – Word

I can see it now. I woke up this morning with a solid plan for a quilt that I need to finish. There is a total fabric change. From a Daiwabo to Radiance. I realized the quilt needs the shimmer to meet the shimmer of the metallics and theme of the quilt - the moon.… Continue reading I can see it now – Word

B 790, friends, fun, machine quilting, photos

Inspiration in two ways

First bit of Inspiration: Head over to Generation Q Magazine today. We've got a book review for Wanderlust Quilts by friend of the blog Mandy Leins of Mandalei Quilts.  I offered to be the official "quilt holder upper" during her schoolhouse at Quilt Market. I did my best to hide behind the quilts, though my… Continue reading Inspiration in two ways

fun, life, photos

Starting our 24th year

I've been fascinated with the moon forever. Why I even resisted when my Sweetie suggested he get one of his tripods out to put my camera on and shoot the moon I will never know. Going out and watching this beauty happen, being able to capture this moment, and share it: priceless. This shot here… Continue reading Starting our 24th year

garden, gratitude, photos, Teri Lucas

New York Botanical Garden

I have with me here one of my nieces. My dad had a knack for taking pictures with an "I have no idea what's going to happen here" kind of fee. I turned the camera hoping to catch my niece and me and took the shot. Et Voila. The neice, she has a lovely smile.… Continue reading New York Botanical Garden