Sunday, February 28, 2010
The end of the month, closer to spring. Quilting is a hobby of mine, nice to work with all the beautiful colors and it's nice to make something I don't have to sell. I'm always working on pottery for sale at the studio or craft shows, so I really cherish moments when I can just sew. Daughter Amanda and I are going to a quilt retreat in March for a long weekend. It is sponsored and organized by Roseann of Rosebud's cottage of White Bear Lake Minn. Great time, good to have some quiet time to work on projects or shop or nap!!
Barry worked on our bedroom refurb, putting up knotty pine tongue and groove boards. I love the look, very cozy. Tomorrow is March, but today I'll work on cutting out projects for the retreat.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
The best thing about the slower pace of winter is getting time to work on quilting, catch up on reading, and working on pottery to sell during the summer season. I'm finally working on an unfinished quilt project and just enjoy not having to leave the yard. I've found a new author to try, Kathleen Hills, who writes about UP mystery and her character John McIntire. I've been watching the PBS made for tv series "Foyles War" with actor Michael Kitchen. During the summer and fall I rarely have time for movies and reading. So this is definitely a Blessing.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Welcome to the beginning of longer days. I guess we have about 10.5 hours of daylight now. The more noteworthy point is that the angle of the sun is getting higher. For those in the northwoods, that is important! It is beautiful out there, and such a blessing!