Friday, October 28, 2011


When asked I don't think I could pick which is my favorite, autumn or spring.  Right now though it is autumn and cool, crisp and beautiful.  Saw these Gingko trees today.  What a color - especially against the blue sky. 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The World - Our Slice of Life - Unveiling

The Rambling River Art quilters met in Columbia today to unveil our pieces in the World challenge.  14 members each did a section depicting something significant in their life.  What a great piece this turned out to be!  Such creativity.  Lots of water (like the world), lots of places and we are so excited.  The pieces are just pinned to a background for now but will be mounted later along with a picture of the earth from space in the center. 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Rambling River Quilt

The Rambling River Quilt is hanging at Manwell Coffee Alley in Washington, MO for the month of October.  Along with the quilt, the Washington River Festival and Big Muddy Clean Sweep will be held on Saturday October 15, 2011 at the Washington Riverfront Park.  For more information on the river festival and clean up contact Steve Schnarr at steve@riverrelief.org

Saturday, October 1, 2011

What Tickles my Fancy? - Geocaching of course

For our challenge at Bits n Pieces quilt guild we are to create a piece based on what tickles our fancy.  I mentioned this before.  Well mine is based on Geocaching.  www.geocaching.com.  It is a nerdy scavenger hunt using a GPS and can be done anywhere in the world.  I have had more fun, met the nicest people and gone into places I would have never seen doing this game.  No prize, no cash, just fun.  Great for kids to get them outside.  Who doesn't like a scavenger hunt.  Anyway, here is my challenge piece.  It contains pictures of places I have been, SWAG (stuff we all get) from caches, some Travel Bugs and coins and more.  The block itself is based on the Geocaching logo which is basically a four patch and a circle.  I had tremendous fun doing this.
My husband says he is going to take my ashes to caches all over the world. 

UFO no more

I have a box of UFO's (unfinished objects) in my sewing room.  At the Modern Quilt sew in recently I pulled one out and finished!  It is a selection of Laura Ashley fabrics just done in random square in square format but it's done.  Amazing how this looks like new material - it's not. 

Prairie in fall

I live close to and volunteer at Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit MO.  Several years ago they reestablished a tall grass prairie and have approximately 100 acres of it.  It is managed with fire.  It is truly spectacular in the fall.  We play games with the kids who come out for classes and they literally can hide in the tall grass.  There is a tipi and a sod house on the prairie too.