Friday, April 06, 2007


For those of you who celebrate Easter - Happy Good Friday. My company counts today as a holiday so I have a lovely 3 day weekend. :-) Mostly it will be spent doing a bunch of stuff in the yard and house but I did get up early this morning and put together the 1st of the Heartstring tops from the blocks that were sent to me for my birthday. Sure was strange to NOT have to fight Sam off the top to get a picture. :-( But eventually I'm sure one of the others will step up and take the position of Chief Inspector of the Quilt Quality Control Department. As you can see, Charlie did try to help with the assembly process. At least SHE calls it "helping" when she tries to curl up in it as I'm sewing the rows together.

I looked out my window this morning and saw I had a visitor. He lives across the road so in a bit I'll go see if anyone is home so they can come put him up. If not he'll just spend the day eating on my other lot and they'll come get him when they get home. It's happened before and he rarely wanders out of my yard. I have LOTS of nice green grass for him to eat and his pasture is pretty bare so he knows a good thing when he sees it.

I just had to share this photo of the sunrise I took on my way to work yesterday morning. Don't you all wish you had a morning commute this lovely? You have to pull it up full size to appreciate the full beauty of the sunrise over the cow pasture with the wildflowers at the edge of the road. It's so beautiful some mornings I just have to stop for a minute to appreciate the beauty of it. And just take a look at that sky! For those who thought I was a bit odd to choose pink, purple, and gray as the colors for my Row Swap just look at that sky and you can see God thinks it's a pretty good color combo too!

11 comments:

Suze said...

One of the great things about blogging is when someone shares something as awe-inspiring as your sunrise......... It is wonderful...

I checked your quilt and I think I saw my block in there. Couldn't really be sure nor can you but I know it will be used somewhere.

Don't over do in the yard work department...........

Linda_J said...

Good for you, Nancy--one top down out of 3, I think you said?

Charley probably thinks you put that quilt top there just for her comfort. I know Pippi sure gets that attitude---a lot! Right now she is hiding from the kitty eating machine.

And, what a gorgeous sunrise picture. I don't think that color combo is a bit odd for a quilt since it is obvious you see it in nature. In fact, I have a Plaid quilt started in that combo along with some a turquoise tossed in. Might dig that out for the sew in as I know it was started on my Jem. That would be the machine of choice to lug out of the house.

swooze said...

Great pics! Thanks for sharing. You have really accomplished a lot!

floribunda said...

lovely sunrise! we were looking at the sunset a couple of nights ago and remarking on the salmon-overlaid-with-purple and i was thinking about quilts in that scheme...

the heartstrings look good, too -- I recognize my blocks in the lower right corner!

Linda said...

What a spectacular photo. He's the best sky painter I know. Loved the photo of your view from the window. Enjoyed looking also at your quilting, terrific work. Happy Easter.

Bonnie said...

That sunrise is beautiful - and so is the horse - and so is the cat - and so is the string quilt. Your post was just full of beautiful pictures!

Tazzie said...

Wow! How fun to see my blocks there in the Heartstrings top! Super fun!
Happy Easter to you and your family
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Leigh said...

What lovely pictures. I'm sure that horse thinks he's really struck it lucky your paddock looks so lush. Haven't seen anything green like that here for a few years I'm afraid.
Be kind to yourself and don't overdo it outside :-)

Vicky said...

Awesome sunrise and awesome string quilt! You're really cranking out the projects now!

(Hugs)

Vicky said...

Awesome sunrise and awesome string quilt! You're really cranking out the projects now!

(Hugs)

Passionate Quilter said...

Breathtaking! I just love the colors of sunrises and sunsets (I see more of the sunsets! LOL). What a smart woman to keep a camera in the car for such a moment.