Here are two quilts I’ve made in the last few months. The top one is called Yellow Brick Road and was to have had only blues and yellows. I made a wrong cut somewhere and needed more fabric so the greens made their way in. I like the way it turned out.
The bottom one started as two wall hangings, but I decided to put them together and then add the stripping on the sides. I’m calling it horizontal rectangles. They’ll be offered for sale at the Crossroads Quilters booth at Chimneyville Craft Festival (Nov. 30, Dec. 1-2), an event of the Mississippi Craftsmen’s Guild.
Here’s a photograph of our traditional holiday bonfire. My parents don’t have trash pickup so they burn their trash (excluding the stuff that is composted, recycled or carted off to the closest dumpster). Usually on the afternoon before the big meal, we gather fallen branches and twigs. During the time between eating supper and having dessert, we enjoy a bonfire.
Grandpa Dave and Douglas produced this wonderful loaf of Anadama bread, a Thanksgiving tradition.
We’re back from a few days in the woods where I grew up. Here’s a photo of the boys and me as we began one of our daily walks. We had to wear orange vests because the hunters were out, too. The two dogs (Tanner, ours) and (Grizzly Bear, my parents’) had run on ahead. We’ll be blogging some more of the photographs as we process them. I am learning new photo work flow software (lightroom). Richard took this one.
I got my copy of the book this week and it is beautiful. It is amazing to have it in my hands. I took it to Lemuria, my local independent bookstore, and showed it to the manager of the children’s section. She’s excited about having it in the store and will host a “launch” party in the Spring. I remember going to Lemuria about five years ago to look at nature books about animals — one of my many research trips.