Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Fun

My brother-in-law posted this on his Facebook today. It reminds me of a certain little kitten whose name starts with Quinton! Thanks for the laugh, Ray!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Today, after about a foot and a half of snow, I find myself thankful for many things.
I am thankful that I have warm clothing, that I have the ability to shovel the snow, and I can listen to music while doing so.
I am thankful that I can shovel the snow AND the leaves at the same time!
I am thankful for entrepreneurial little neighbors who sell their pictures.
This is what one dollar will buy you on our block:
It's Corduroy!!!
I am thankful that the sun is coming out -- maybe.
And finally, after all the shoveling, I am thankful for a warm spot to read.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Make-it Monday

This week's Make-it focuses on Common Threads and a group of young men from Boulder High. Seems things have changed a lot since I was a student there and now one can earn extra credit in Chemistry by creating a mole!

I arrived on Thursday, late afternoon, to sew with the wonderful Sarah and instead found a lively group of high school boys, busily sewing away on the machines. It was truly delightful and I didn't want to interrupt them, so I decided my own sewing could wait. These young men, with a little help from a couple of gals, were making the cutest moles, complete with clothing, so they might earn some extra points for class.

AND they were impressed that I actually remembered -- from forty years ago!-- that a mole is 6 X 10 to the 23rd! But today moles are little stuffed critters made of animal fabric, wearing little shirts --- even in Chemistry class.

Come on in and sew -- or shop -- at Common Threads. 2707 Spruce, Boulder, CO
A couple cards I made this week.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

I got a package............................

....and look what Youngest Daughter just sent me!! She knows I love Matryoshkas and she found these measuring cups in Portland. Aren't they cute?!

She also clued me in on Fred. Check out his website. Really cool things.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Fun

I've been trying to teach the kittens how to use the toilet. But they don't seem to be able to catch on to using the toilet paper. Either that, or it was the stuffed mouse's fault....

Monday, October 19, 2009

Make-it Monday

Here are some scenes from a sewing class at Common Threads. The little gals are 8-12 years old and today they finished making slippers. One gal wasn't in class last week when we began the slippers so she made a cute bag instead. I so enjoy helping out in this class!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sunday, Boulder, Temp. is 83!

We simply had to go walking around town today since the snow of a week ago was gone and in its place -- temps in the eighties! Some sights from our walk:

Check out this sign.
Who do they think could read it up so high?
Wheel in the creek....
Wheel after Dear Husband took it out of the creek and turned it into artwork.
More artwork.

A clear sign summer is actually over, despite the very warm temps:

Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Fun

Spotted this sign while walking downtown. I love it!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thankful Thursday

This week I am thankful for all the strong Catholic nuns who have been a part of my life.
They are the big reason for me being, and remaining, Catholic despite the institutional church's stance that women are "less than" men. In their own quiet -- and sometimes not so quiet -- ways they lead us the way Christ led.

Specifically I thank my aunt, Sr. Diana Miller, an Adrian Dominican, and Sr. Joan Mikulski (pictured here) of the Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart, who I was fortunate to be able to work with and from whom I learned SO MUCH. Today is her birthday --- HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SR. JOAN ---- May God's blessings rain down upon you!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Make-it Monday

I am really pleased with the ATC I made this week. I call it "Quiet Courage" which comes from a Maryanne Radmacher quote that I have loved for a long time:
Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.
I made this one for the spouse of my friend who died of cancer a couple years ago. A friend who definitely had a quiet courage!

Sunday, October 11, 2009


I'm a wuss when it comes to driving in the snow. We just had our first real snowfall of the season, nearly 4 inches, so I decided to take a bus to the talk I was attending up on the hill.
As I was waiting at the bus stop, I noticed that the snowflakes really stood out on my navy blue coat. I was so glad I had my camera with me! It's not a very good picture, but you really can see some of the flakes so clearly.
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