Today dawned cool, crisp, and calm.
This was the view from my window.
It didn't surprise me at all when I turned around
and saw this morning moon.
I love early mornings the very best.
Sights like this give me hope
and inspiration to start my day.
While I was sewing yesterday,
I glanced up to look out the sliding glass door,
and discovered I had a little visitor.
This juvenile Sharp-shinned Hawk
took advantage of this puddle
and had a long and lengthy bath.
These are the types of distractions
I love best!!
It's been a busy end of summer.
But I have managed to do a little sewing.
My Crafty Daughter requested seasonal wallhangings
some time ago and I manage to put one or two together
This pattern called, "Use batiks!!" to me,
and I love how it came out.
I know you all recognize it as one of
I've made a few now and they are lots of fun.
I raw edge appliqued this one through all layers,
so it was self quilted! Upon completion, all I had to do
was apply the binding. I felt pretty safe using this technique
with batiks, they are so tightly woven.
Cute, quick story.
One of my quilty friends here on the island
(who laughs a lot)
has a son who lives in Tennessee and plays bass guitar,
most recently for Thompson Square.
After growing weary of being on the road, he quit playing with the Thompson's and was freelancing for a little while. My friend stopped by for a visit the other day and told me that some girl, who will be the opening act for Garth Brook's new tour, asked him to be her bass player. He was pretty excited because he was going to get to tour on Garth's private jet instead of on a bus. Come to find out, 'some girl' is Tricia Yearwood, (Garth's wife). My friend obviously isn't up on her country western stars. (When Thompson Square played in San Antonio a couple of years ago, he got us tickets to the concert.)
Well, it's time to truly start my day!
After being greeted by such a beautiful morning,
I can't wait!!
Happy day to you.