Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Thursday, October 15, 2015
During my trips up and down Rt. 81 this past Spring and early Summer for set up/visiting/take down of the Virginia Jane exhibit at the Virginia Quilt Museum -- I had a quilt in the exhibit! -- I fell in love with the Shenandoah Valley Botanical Quilt....you can read about it here.
How fortunate for me that two very talented friends have decided to create a "sew along" to raise funds and awareness for the museum?! Of course I'm going to "play" along! The first month is/was the pineapple block; there are three...I'm thinking of doing four...here are pictures of mine (so far) -- I'm happy :)
Personal note: I've decided to make my blocks 9" finished size, no need to enlarge the patterns.
AND I'm using a layer cake of shirtings for my backgrounds and a Vin du Jour collection by Moda for my applique's.
Friday, July 3, 2015
I've been thinking a lot lately about "community" and what it means to me; what it means to be a part of one (or many); what it brings to my life and what I bring to it...
I feel blessed to be a part of several "communities" -- my family, my church, my country (especially at this time of year), my work peers, the students I teach, the "quilty" friends I treasure...
I have one more group that has become a new community to me -- my yoga friends. I've been taking a yoga class 3 nights a week since the beginning of this year and have met and made many new friends. We are a wondrous group of (mostly) women! We are all different shapes and sizes and colors and ages and in different stages of our lives. I believe for the most part we only see each other in this yoga class or that yoga class...
...and yet there is a very strong bond of friendship, of truly caring about each other, that exists among us strangers -- what a joy it is to be a part of this. Last night after class our instructor shared her favorite sangria recipe, some chips and a dip, and a big blanket we all sat around and shared an hour of our time with each other. As I was driving home I thought to myself how happy I was to be a part of this group of women, how lucky I am to call them all "friend".
Who are your communities? I hope you have several too!
smooches - laurie
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Sunday, December 5, 2010
This is from last year -- we haven't even begun to decorate for this year yet...another task to add to the "to do" list. This is going to be fun!