Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
We just don't have enough poetry in our lives...
Do we? Poetry is like the music of the soul. It lifts us up and moves us in ways that are just a mystery. This collection is wonderful for the soul. Our son, Paul, was named after this particular poet and I just know that you all would enjoy his writing. So I thought I'd let you all in on a great deal.PICTURES IN POETRY, VOLUME II -- highly recommended!
Hot off the press and worth twice the price! I've included a small excerpt from the book at the end of this post. It seems to fit me and my life right now.
P.J. Casebolt's PICTURES IN POETRY, VOLUME II
Mail your request with $10.00 to cover book and postage to:
PAUL J CASEBOLT
33222 CHILDRENS HOME ROAD
POMEROY OH 45769
While supplies last, Paul will include a complimentary copy of Volume I with your order for this new book. If it is convenient to do so, you might include a mailing label with your request - to save his dear (81-yr old) fingers some writing/typing.:)
Excerpt from The Drama of Life:
Act II — Middle Age
About the time I think I'm free
A sense of duty comes to me
And I begin to separate, to
Balance out my wants
And needs and dreams;
Gold and silver bring no cure,
Temporal things become less sure,
The past and present flee away
As some distant, future light
More brightly beams.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I've been in a funk, lately. Just enduring the dreary weather- which has been wonderfully warm- 60* in February- whoda thunk? But it is rainy and dark- see? a flip side to the warmth. This little batic baby needs his borders put on, but I have been...well, funky. So no borders, yet. That's OK. I need to find a batik for a larger outerborder- the rest was from my stash- love using up stash, don't you? Not bad, only needing to buy an outer border. Sandy sent me home with lots of batik FQ and between the two of us, I had plenty. This is another quilt from Evelyn Sloppy's 40 Quick Cut Quilts. Of course, hers wasn't batik. Instead of sewing the borders on, I'm quilting the Thimbleberry Village that I made for my Mom. The poor dear. I have just been playing all around on that quilt- who knows how it will turn out? There are so many different elements- that means different places to doodle- that it is irresistable. So I am just experimenting on the different blocks. Could have done an all-over-rover... but decided to play around, instead. That's the beauty of quilting for your Mom- she thinks its all good. And who am I to argue with Mom? Hope everyone is having a fun week!
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
See? Flowers are blooming in their own little patch of sunshine. This is another of the "Four plus One" patterns. Five FQ and you are set. It even finishes the little quilt with backing and binding. I don't applique much- I'm really bad at it, but I have been practicing some on my newer sewing machine and while I cannot imagine wanting to make an entire applique quilt, one block is rather fun. I used the same color thread on the whole block- a funky color that Thread Art sent to me in place of the back ordered cream. It's a nice golden color and matches the background fabric perfectly. I'm not to picky about thread- as long as it works.
Now ain't that a coincidence?
Here I am using an old phone book to make a string quilt and when I flipped a block over and look! Recycle, indeed. My blocks are shaping up to 7". I am really running to the bottom of the bag this time. I am determined to use every little morsel of string fabric! I'm not sure how I'll set them - I like them all alone. I need to check out Bonnie's amazing quiltville site. She always has loads of ideas.