Wow - It's Thursday Again!

Well, after so many days of watching snow blow sideways past the windows, the sun finally came out today,  so I went fabric shopping!  Now I'm all set for the next storm - which is scheduled to arrive Saturday.  (Sigh)  But - hey - more time to quilt, right????


For Throwback Thursday this week, may I present . . . . . . . Evelyne's Whirling Dust Storm!  According to Barbara Brackman, Evelyne dates back to the Kansas City Star in 1943.  I don't know if I'm up to all those curves, but maybe . . .

A Riddle

And, I have a riddle for you . . . . . . 

When is it a good thing when a stranger dressed in camo from head to toe, and wearing a face mask comes into your yard????




Answer . . . . . when it's been snowing for 12 days straight (no exaggeration),  the wind chill is -27, and he's pushing a snowblower!

Happy Weekend . . . Make Stuff . . . Be Happy!

- Maggie



On This Winter Solstice

On this Winter Solstice, my wish for all of you . . . . 

The taste of freshly baked bread 

The feel of wool socks and mitts warming your feet and hands

The faint smell of wood smoke lingering in the air

The sound of snow crunching beneath your feet

The joy of seeing those dear gathered round.

And above all, peace in your life for the coming winter.

Happy Winter!

- Maggie




Oh Happy Day! and Remember the Journal Cover??

Yes, its a happy day in my world.  If you've read my posts about the major reconstruction of my street (plus water and sewer lines), you know I've been living in a construction site for a few months now.  The major work on my block started September 1st, but for some farther along, it has been a very long haul.  Anyways, I'm pleased to say that yesterday the missing half of my driveway was re-poured, and today - paving!!!!

A Few of My Favorite Things - Technical Stuff and Another Experiment

And a few of my favorite things are, in no particular order . . . . . 

* my Juki sewing machine

* zen tangles

* mandalas

* detailed work

(and of course my dog, a stoneware goblet full of red wine, a good book, "Grace & Frankie" to list but a few,  but we're talking quilting here today).

So what happens when you combine zen tangles, mandalas, and a plain white quilt sandwich? 

Spritz and Scribble!

I know . . . . I've been missing for a while.  Let me just say that if you really want to spend a week in bed, one quick way to accomplish it is to pick up a window air conditioner and twist the wrong way.  Did you know that even driving around curves in the road can be painful?  And there are a LOT of curves in the road between me and my doctor.  Anyways, all is well now, and I've spent the whole day today in my studio!

Hello New Guest, and I Have a Driveway Again!

The dogs from my last post have been adopted and moved on to their Forever Home, and they were quickly followed by this little sweetheart . . . 

Meet Sasha, the 9 year old Cocker Spaniel who's just a cute as a button!  She's also a foster Dog and very sweet.  As I write this, she's snoring on the floor behind me.  Guess that walk was a bit much!

Guests, and the Road to Minimalizing, Weeks 6 & 7

I've had a couple of visitors this past week or so.  That's Buddy in front, and his sister Lilly behind.  I'm a dog foster parent for Elder Dogan organization that assists elder people and their elder dogs.  When things happen and the dogs can no longer remain in their home, Elder Dog will assist by placing them in foster care (that's ME! - along with many others), until a forever home is found.  Bud & Lilly will be moving on to their forever home very soon.  

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