I wanted to share with you a blog that really inspires me. It's Crazy Mom Quilts. You probably already visit her but she is somewhat new to me. Her quilts are beautiful and not really the "style" that I normally do. But I would love to branch out a little and give it a try.
Nicole, Sister's Choice Quilts, had mentioned in a post this week how quilters stay in a little niche and often don't want to try new things. Even if you aren't ready to do applique, for instance, right now... maybe in the future you would enjoy it. Or the same with fabric choices. If you don't use batiks, or 30's or scrappy... or whatever... maybe down the road you will. I think that quilting allows you to grow and change and to learn. That's what makes it so fun! Don't you think? This year I am doing embroidery... it's embarrassing actually. I'm awful at it... but I'll keep trying:) Anyway...
I have a lot of plans for the weekend. First of all, when I get off of work today I will be heading to the lake. Every Friday evening during the summer the Pines resort at Bass Lake has a Jazz band playing outdoors. We will be crashing the party by boat. We will be joining Jill's parents on their boat (ours has not been out this year... yet). It should be a fun evening and we will avoid any crowds by just dropping anchor nearby and listening to the music.
The scary thing is that I do not have any form of tan for these legs of mine. I would show you a picture... but it would just be cruel. Needless to say, I had a hard time deciding what I was going to wear today, knowing that we were going to be out on the water.
(photo courtesy of the Pines Resort) This is actually where I hold my retreat at.
Tomorrow morning we will be going to visit my dad. We will be celebrating his birthday. Number 78! It's also my step dad's birthday (#69), but I won't be going to visit him... too far. Can you keep a secret? I get my dad and step dad the same card for birthdays and fathers day.
Is that bad?
I just don't want to play favorites or I could just be lazy. See my confessions for Friday's are starting to come out:)
Then on Sunday I will be getting together with my quilting group... another confession time: we call ourselves the "Material Girls". I think you saw photos of them back in June:) This time we are having a lunch/summer b-day party and will be exchanging pincushions. Woohoo... you know I love pincushions. Hmmm, maybe it was my idea?
Okay now I do have a scary picture to show you... and it won't be my legs either. I was outside last night with my dog and she started her "pointer" thing.
I went to see what she was looking at...
and here it is: