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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

My Insanity Quilt

Well, I am down to binding my Insanity Quilt. It is made from one Jelly Roll, one and a half mini Charm Packs, the borders are from a Layer Cake of all different polka dotted fabrics, and the back and the binding are pink and white polka dot fabric. There is absolutely no rhyme or reason to how the strips of the Jelly Roll are sewn together with the solids in between, so I think of the front as the insane part of life and the back as the sane part.I couldn’t call it my Crazy Quilt, so I opted for my Insanity Quilt. It is very colorful and soft, but I tend to lean toward the more traditional patterns for my pieces. I will repost when the binding is finished being hand sewn, and it is washed and fluffy.



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Gardens of Many Colors














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Spring Skies and Shadows




I have posted pictures of our Kerrs Creek Baptist Church, but they have been taken in the winter and not from this perspective. Today the sky was magical. The creek is carrying lots of water because we have had lots of rain. More coming tonight.






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Northside Gas

When Bud and I were coming home from a mountain/woods race two months ago, we stopped at this crossroads country store near Bedford, VA. Bud needed coffee badly. They did NOT have any coffee, but the signs were great. The man told him he only made coffee early in the morning, and we were mid-afternnoon.I really like the way the red stood out.




Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Blue Jay Invasion

This is the first year we have been inundated by Blue Jays. Good Golly Miss Molly.....do these guys make bombing raids of my yard! They eat any bird seed I put out, and they appear to have scared off my lovely Gold Finches. Any ideas? They are beautiful, but they can certainly be one big pain in the neck. Here’s hoping they get tired of this spot and fly away to another. I remember one dive bombing my mother when I was a little girl in Florida, ad it was awful. Trust me,I am staying a safe distance.









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Monday, May 19, 2014

Hiding between Fence Posts


 I was out taking one of my “flat land” walks while in Richmond last week. My trusty little Canon Point and Shoot always accompanies me in hopes I will spot something pretty. If I had not sneezed from all the pollen, I would have missed this beauty hidden away in some fencing. It was so delicate and pretty dressed up in lavender.


"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul 
and sings the tune without music."
~Emily Dickenson

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