Sunday at home

§ January 25th, 2015 § Filed under Do the Work, quilting § Tagged , § Add a comment

I’ve filled all the feeders and sprinkled salt everywhere I could sprinkle salt, hoping to melt the underlying boilerplate while the sun is out and the temps are up.

Won’t finish it all in this sitting but I’ve spent a couple hours scanning photos and sample bits of very long-ago quilts. What a walk down memory lane indeed. I was sort of puzzled looking at photos on the computer – how come there are not quilts prior to 1998? LOL well friends welcome to the pre-digital world.

I had a moment of panic wondering where all those quilts had gone but one night last week went into the sewing room, moved a BIG container of workshop bits and BLAM – there were the two binders I remembered. Each archival sleeve has drawings, bits of fabric, a documentation sheet and whatever else would reasonably fit, along with a photo or two of that quilt. Phew. Saved by a momentary spasm of organization. I’m up to about 1990 at the start of the second binder, which is apparently when I joined Q.U.I.L.T.S. in Schenectady.

A Courtesy Email

§ January 25th, 2015 § Filed under In the neighborhood, reads § Tagged , , § Add a comment

From my Local Library:

This is a courtesy notice regarding your library account. We must periodically verify your account information in order for your account to remain active. Please contact the library within the next two weeks to renew your account.

Thank you.

Wasn’t that sweet?

For the Quote Box

§ January 22nd, 2015 § Filed under From the Quote Box § Tagged , § 1 Comment

Have patience with everything that remains unresolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers which could not be given now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer. — Rainer Maria Rilke

Thanks Ginny!


§ January 22nd, 2015 § Filed under badass-ness, fae and elvish, NaNoWriMo § Tagged , , § 1 Comment

I feel pretty confident that even if no one else (other than Mom) in the world likes my book, it will have been worth writing it just because many parts of it make me laugh. Other things too, but the characters and what they do and say are often just plain funny.

Not at all a bad thing.

And with, ah! big wings

§ January 20th, 2015 § Filed under In the neighborhood, overhead § Tagged , § 1 Comment

Yesterday I had a little falling down experience while trying to watch a big bird.

Today while sitting quietly trying to recuperate from yesterday, there was a big BANG on the house which on another day would have made me leap up. Today I couldn’t leap up, but it did sound like a bird hitting the house near the window and when I looked out there was this big bird sitting in the tree by the driveway. I don’t think it’s the same one I saw yesterday (yesterday’s was much bigger and lighter above the wings) but it was still pretty cool.

Unless you were the little birds trying to get away from it!

Taken with iphone through window into light without time to actually focus etc… what can I say?

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