Sunday, August 5, 2012

Catching up......

 I looked out my window and saw these roses.  It was if they were faeries dancing in the breeze.  I just had to run out and take a picture.  We are so grateful for the breezes here to help drive out the heat--although a dry heat is better than a humid heat like on the east coast...

I have been trying to get a good picture of this mining cart.  My dear husband makes them and he is going to try and market them to people as planters.  It may be hard to tell,. but they are very authentic looking.  One guy has already bought one.  Hopefully we can put them in some of the nurseries in the area with business cards to take. 

I am so pleased with this picture.  This was the block of the month for my guild.  I didn't want to do anything too involved because it was out community service night and that is not always well attended.  There did seem to be a lot of people there this time.  That is always a good thing.
I think last year the guild made 600+ quilts for charity.  A lot of people do their part, but there are some who have never made a quilt for community service.  

But, back to the block-of-the-month....I did a scrappy pinwheel block.  I didn't have to buy very much fabric for this--I used a bunch of my scraps.  I only sold seven of the 20 I prepared.  I just don't know what else to do about this.  It takes hours to make up the kits.  I am not having fun.....Whine, whine, whine.

Enough of that.  This is the beginning of August.  This month's quote is

               A lady is one who never shows her underwear unintentionally.
                                                     --Lillian Day

Lillian Day was a novelist, biographer and playwright.  She wrote a book, The Youngest Profession, in 1938 which was turned into a movie starring Edward G Robinson.  She spent the last 30+ years of her life living in France. 

Back to my blocks.........


  1. Love, love, love the mining cart. Had fun talking to you today. Hope to see you soon. Mona

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  3. Hi Julie,

    I just wanted to let you know that Edward G Robinson wasn't in THE YOUNGEST PROFESSION. That was a mistake made by the author of Lillian Day's obituary in the NY Times.

    THE YOUNGEST PROFESSION was a 1943 film starring Virginia Weidler as Ms. Day's heroine, Joan Lyons. Edward Arnold co-starred as her father. I guess that's how the mistake was made.

    I run a page on Facebook called the Virginia Weidler Remembrance Society and I was running down the source of this error today and found your link.