Sorry to be late
posting this morning, but I had an impromptu date with my sweet
husband at our favorite breakfast place. Bacon and cheese omelet,
fluffy biscuits with hot sausage gravy, crispy home fries and
steaming coffee. If you have a chance, try breakfast at the Highway
109 Restaurant in Portland, Tennessee.
Last week I pieced this quilt, a new design called One Direction. The fall colors coordinate
with the dining room valances I made a few months ago. It may be a table topper, a wall hanging, to snuggle under, or all the
above. I will quilt it tomorrow so it will be ready for use on Thanksgiving Day.
I have several
designs in mind for these lovely new fabrics that I got last week.
It's funny, sometimes I immediately know what a fabric will be used
for. Other times I buy fabric because I love it but don't have a clue
what will be done with it. I salvage old clothing for scraps as well.
I guess that's why I have hundreds of yards of material stored in my
sewing room. I will use it eventually, even the smaller pieces. The
dark brown print in the above quilt was the last bit left over from a
blouse I made in the late 70's.
Hopefully when I'm a hundred years old,
I will look back at my quilts and remember the fabric's origin: clothing
it came from, where I bought the yardage, or that I went to breakfast
with my husband wearing that shirt in 2013.
: usual or ordinary : not strange : mentally and physically healthy
Dare I say it? I
believe my life is returning to normal. Last Friday we moved my mama
back to her house. While it's not a perfect situation, we have made
it safe for her and it is where she wants to be.
ago I listed eleven things that I would like to do in November. I'm
happy to report that I'm well on my way to accomplish them.
spent all day yesterday in my sewing room! I finished a baby quilt
for my friend Lori, caught up on a few other projects, sorted the box
of fabric that I bought last week, and started a new lap quilt in
shades of brown, ecru, and green.
My stress level
dropped significantly after a day spent sewing. The weekend was
ordinary, nothing strange or unusual happened. That's a good start on
the road to normal.
“Now and then
everyone needs a good dose of normal.” – Anonymous
Good grief, it's
already November! My year has been wild and definitely out of the
ordinary. I'm aiming for this month to be a little more normal, so
here's my list of eleven things to help make that happen.
Buy a sassy pair
Stitch up a few
Pull out winter clothing
Savor a caramel apple smoothie
Curl up somewhere
and read a novel
Browse online for
bargains and for splurges
Bake mini pecan pies in cupcake pans
Take a walk in the
crisp fall air
Spend a day (or a
couple of hours) alone
leaves and scenes with a camera
Schedule time with
family and friends
down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by
going too fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and