Friday, November 30, 2007

Quilting and Gardening

This is what I was working on today. Christmas decorating is almost done. I'll show you some more another day

It is such a beautiful day that I thought I'd take you outside on our back deck and enjoy the sun while we have our tea. We won't have this mild weather too much longer so let's take advantage of it. You can have a cup of tea while I tell you about my day. I am just using my blue willow teapot which is my everyday china. Nothing fancy today, just mugs and still no cookies!

My friends who are cat lovers always choose the mug with cats on it, so pick whichever one you'd like. I am a cat lover and this is the first time in my life that I am without at least one cat, since the kids took the three cats when they moved out.
Now that I've poured the tea let's chat. I love everything about making a quilt except the machine quilting. I am not very good at it and I just find it tedious. But I was determined to work on it for a couple of hours this morning. As you can see I like bright colors!

When I got tired of quilting I went to the Goodwill store and found a great hardcover book Called HEARTS "The Art of Making Gifts of Love and Affection." It is filled with lots of beautiful photos and instructions to make things that are heart shaped: pillows, paper mache, beaded pin cushions, stationary, cookies and tarts etc. It is a beautiful and inspiring book. I love a heart. It is such a wonderful shape and symbolizes so much.
Just before I got our tea ready I planted a bush called Edgeworthia( paper bush). It is the neatest bush. It loses all it's leaves in the winter and then flowers come out. Right now it is filled with buds that will bloom sometime later this winter. The tag on the plant says it is used to make high end paper products in China...interesting.

Well I didn't get as much sewing done as I wanted to so I guess I need to go back and work a little longer. Hope that you have a great weekend. Got any interesting plans?
Rhondi xo

1 comment:

  1. Rhondi,
    Welcome to blog world! Thank you for visiting my blog. Your blog is lovely and you home is so inviting. That quilt you are working on is just beautiful, I love all the colors and the contrast.
    Happy Decorating,


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