Monday, July 25, 2011

Jack's Quilts

Jack made two quilts for the Art for Alzheimer's Initiative. He did the design, the piecing, the cutting, the raw-edge appliques, and the quilting. (I did the binding.)
He and Granny really loved each other.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Bathroom mural

Not quite finished, but better than a blank wall.

A hint of sky and clouds, some green grass, and a few coral flowers of indeterminate species.

I like it.

Monday, July 18, 2011


And the living is easy. Or boring. However you choose to look at it.
I haven't been up to much except for waiting for fall.

Monday, July 4, 2011

July the Fourth

This morning I went to the parade in Round Rock, mainly because my daughter and SIL were driving their mini in it.
I remembered my large umbella, my bottle of water, my folding chair, and my camera.
It was fun watching all of the children at the parade. Too much candy was thrown, I thought. Not enough music. Not even the high school band. I remember marching in summertime parades in San Antonio, wearing a wool uniform with long pants and a jacket. And a white dress shirt with tie. Whatever were we thinking?

There were monitors to keep people out of the street, wearing yellow t-shirts that read something like "see the need. meet the need. " I thought this was a beautiful thought and tried to do my part by sharing my bit of shade and holding the umbrella to shade a little boy who was hot and tired and should have been taken home.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Another Quilt of Valor

Jack helped. He made two blocks. I marked the seam allowance, as following the edge of the fabric is still a little challenging for him. Then we laid out the blocks. Seeing that there were about a dozen to go, he went into problem solving mode and said "Oma, if you sewed and I picked the fabrics, we could go faster." So that's what we did and knocked out the remaining blocks. He put the extension of the sewing table up so that he could do his share and see my work at the same time. Quite the efficiency expert! Working as a team was really fun. Somehow I need to get more of that into my life.