Saturday, February 21, 2009
My husband drives a gas tanker truck and is going to Houghton Michigan today which is close to the end of the highway. If you go a little further north to Copper Harbor the road does end and does a u-turn, you must go back the other way. Lovely country, about one of my most favorite places in the world but not the greatest in snow. I think they get snow up there almost everyday. Still I am fascinated by the place, even in snow as I check into George's website here. This fella writes some very interesting stuff about living in isolation and I love the pictures of the Superior one. If I didn't have to worry about too much else, I'd take my sewing machines, my stash and my dog and spend the winter in that area and see how much I could accomplish. And also it would be interesting to see how living so quietly and in such grand surroundings would affect what I created.
Of course, I had to head to the library today to return my book tapes and get more. I think most longarmers are addicted to book tapes. I can not sew without them or I have to listen to some really good music but I always come back to my tapes. I am a very "well listened" person. Today I am into a Janet Evanovich book as a funny or goofy book is what is needed.
I see that many people are into online retreats this weekend. What fun! I hope to get my schedule cleared up a bit and participate in one sometime. Stay warm and keep sewing.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
The place for this pattern and more is Designs by Cozy Quarters . I know she has her patterns in many shops also. After our class and a luscious potluck meal, Phyllis did a trunk show. Now her patterns are great looking but the quilts she made really show them off. It was well worth seeing her lovely combination of homespuns and wools.
Shoot me! This would have been enchanting in December but now its just covering up the old dog doo-doo on the ground. At least its not a tornado.