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Sunday, January 18, 2015

the sun is out!

last pottery pieces made Fall  2014

My Spring pottery classes starts next week and I can't wait!  I'm hoping to use this semester to enhance my ability for making large mixing bowls... both hand crafted as well as wheel-thrown.  

And the quilting bug has hit also.  The first small machine-made quilt I ever made was a small 14x14 square - which I use underneath my Keurig coffee maker.  It fits perfectly over the flat k-cup container that sits beneath the coffee pot.



first small machine-made quilt

Well, when I was washing this quilt today and doing the recommended cleaning of the Keurig, I thought how convenient it would be if I had another small quilt to put under there instead of having to wait on this one to wash and dry. This small size is quick and easy, so it may be my next quilting project. And this time I will use colors that go better in my kitchen... more blues and greens.

Then it was mentioned in a cozy mystery book I was reading that involves cats that the heroine makes cat quilts - small 18x18 or 20x20 quilts - for her cats to use, some to sell, and some to donate to cat shelters. What a good idea! Something else to think about.

My mind is firing on all cylinders today. Must have something to do with the fact that the sun is out and its a beautiful day. This morning DH and I went to La Madeleine's for breakfast. He had Parisian-style Eggs Benedict and I had an Almond Croissant. The rest of the morning I spent making Chicken Enchiladas and Baked Apples for supper tonight. DH will make Creole Red Beans and Rice tomorrow... and we should be pretty much set for the rest of the week!

And I will end this post with a mention of some sayings that I came across last week that I liked.




I really like both of these as the first involves sharing... and the second encourages me to continue to do the things I love regardless of my level of skill. Joy is found in the process or the journey.

And of course I have to add a cat photo:


Ghost looking into the iPhone camera (looks cross-eyed?)





8 comments:

  1. Still waiting for the sun to shine in NE Ohio, and in the meantime, enjoyed your sunny blog.

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    1. Today (Monday) is another bright sunny day! Hurray! Will try to send some sun your way, Joanne... ; )

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  2. You ARE firing on all cylinders, Rian. That last picture made me laugh, too. :-)

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    1. Ghost has been in some strange mood swings lately. She was mad at the world yesterday when some of the other cats tried to share her sun spot. I'll post some of the pics I took of her hissing and growling at them later.

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  3. I really like the idea of cat quilts...and a use for the stash of fabric scraps that builds up so quickly.

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    1. Yes, and the cats love them too!

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  4. I like your quilt and have fun at pottery!

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    1. Thanks, Nora. I loved the bear video! You sure seemed a bit close. And although I don't comment much, I always enjoy your pics.

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