Memorable Quotes

Though we can never leave life without experiencing some measure of loss, grief, and pain, misery is optional--as is happiness.

Beverly Campbell

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, "I used everything you gave me."

Erma Bombeck

Sunday, October 18, 2009

It has been a busy two weeks. Sewing...Book Club at the Beach.....Aurora Colony Quilt Show....last, but not least, work.

I didn't like the fanny packs the school had for us for recess so I made a new one.

I used a Penny Sturges pattern but made the bag 8"x6" instead of 6"x6". I put some pockets inside so I can keep all the things I need in order. I am very pleased with the way it turned out. The kids like it, too.

Book Club at the Beach was fantastic. The weather was better than it is in the summer. We did lots of walking and talking.

We have so much fun together. What a great group of friends.

We watched Persuasion, which is the book we read, and had a good discussion. We had to replay the kiss scene several times. It needs an award for the worst kiss on film! I haven't laughed that much in a long time!

This is my dream beach house. It is actually a log house. I think it is one of the original houses at Cannon Beach. It took a big hit in the big winter storm two years ago but the owners have fixed it up. You can't really see but there is a hammock hanging between two of the pillars and one is hanging on the left side of the house.

Yesterday my hubbie and I went to the quilt show at the Aurora Colony. The Colony was a Utopian society that had everything in common. The historical society in Aurora has done a wonderful job of preserving the heritage in the area. I am related to some of the original members. There were some very old quilts and some very modern quilts.
I love this quilt! The colors aren't quite true in the photo but I think you see how incredible it is. It is called Friendship Star. It was finished in 1937. The signatures are from family and friends in Furnas County, Nebraska. It was made during the Depression.

I really like the colors!

This is another antique quilt that really caught my eye. The quilts were displayed in the Colony Museum and one other restored building. The original furniture and items that are on display are beautiful. If you want a relaxing and beautiful drive go to Aurora and then tour the Museum and visit the antique shops.
I think Chloe, the cat, has the right idea. She knows what quilts are for and it is getting close to my bedtime. Hope everyone has a good week and stays healthy.