Happy Halloween and Blessed Samhain for all those who celebrate. May the year ahead bring you joy and peace.
Monday, October 31, 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Sunday, October 23, 2016
The last photo is a quilt representing Wind Cave Park in honor of the National Parks sesquicentennial...our group is certainly not the only one to do Parks quilts. This one really caught my eye, and as it uses a technique I am currently trying out on one of my quilts, I wanted a photo to inspire me. This one was done by a quilter in Nebraska.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Back in the dark ages, when I was in graduate school, I used to use the Library for my research. It was a far different place then, and yet has not changed at all. The look is very much the same, but the procedures have definitely changed. Much more security and movement control, you now need a special permit to use the main reading room. They have preserved the historical structure though, and it is indeed lovely. We haven't built anything like this since the 1930's. The Jefferson Building was built in 1897, the Adams in 1938. The Madison addition in 1974. One of the highlights was a talk by Constance Carter, who recently retired after 50 years of service in the Library. What a character, and what marvelous knowledge and life experience. I can't wait until she publishes her life story!
Today brought back memories galore and brand new thrills..... a banner day, to be sure!
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Sunday, October 9, 2016
So this is year two and a half of a five year plan to renovate and redecorate my sweet little camper trailer. I have resealed windows, re-resealed one window, replaced a screen, replaced hardware, and sanded, cleaned and repainted the main room. I have removed a bed and table, and ripped out old fabric. My plan for next summer is to check the seals and redo the roof if needed, replace the floor and paint the ceiling. Maybe replace the counter as well. When I get through, it will be AWESOME! If only it was closer so I could work on it in-between Pennsics. Ah well, it is what it is, and I am loving not sleeping in the damp and mud. And NO EARWIGS! Still lots to do.