Sunday, October 18, 2009

random thoughts

You can never go back. I often find myself wishing for the past. Simpler times. Some events prompt these thoughts. One such event - we celebrated the 60th birthday of a dear friend last night. The picture slide show took me back....the friendships, the dear ones who have gone on, the simple lives we led. Where sitting outside with friends was a normal way to pass the evening hours in the summer. Playing rook, riding in Cade's Cove, church - Sunday morning, Sunday evening, Wednesday evening, Friday night football, I could go on and on. Yes, we have more material things now - better cars, nicer homes, more money to spend....but some relationships are gone. Some have changed. Makes me sad. But, you can't go back. Hard for me sometimes. I'm not complaining. I know I am very blessed. Maybe just wanting to say - choose your steps carefully, you can never go back and change your footprints.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

New projects

The fall quilt is one my friend, Wanda, made. I needed some quilting practice so I quilted it for her using the "Lithe" pantograph and Mother Goose thread. The table runner is one I stitched up today. The picture doesn't do it justice; it is really pretty.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Custom Quilted

I finished the scrap quilt. Well, actually I still have one side to bind but wanted to get a picture while it was still daylight. I did lots and lots of custom quilting on this one, practicing my skills. My feathers are pretty bad. Guess that means I need more practicing!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

TV Stand

Back a few weeks ago we got a new TV. I gave away our old entertainment center and the old TV after I hurt my back lifting it. We ordered a new TV stand. It is awesome and was unbelieveably easy to to put together. I love it! In one of these pictures you can see how it folds open. Cool, huh? Easy to put together, good quality, looks good, and delivered to my door with no shipping costs or tax. Can't beat that.