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
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.
This is what one dollar will buy you on our block:
Monday, October 26, 2009
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
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
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
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:
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
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
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.