Sunday, November 28, 2010

I am normally clueless...


...but when someone says "I have lots of friends who are quilters, but because I sew, they think I can make a quilt and so I don't have any." and "I love that fabric!" well, even I can take a hint!
I finally just picked a pattern and used it. And then added seaweed to make it look like an art quilt.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Record cold in November...








of -6 F (or -20 C, sounds much colder) creates some really interesting pictures. They are, in order:
the backyard...with the sun coming out
snowy mums
snowy rhododendrons (with next years buds)
snowy roses








Monday, November 22, 2010

Snow in November!




I am loving it!

Two years ago, I told my exchange students that it wasn't going to snow in December because we never have snow in December.

It snowed in December. Two years in a row.

Last week, I told several exchange students that it wasn't going to snow in November because it never snows in November.
4 1/2 inches and counting.

Several of my (adult) friends are telling me to keep my big mouth shut.

And (did you think I'd post without him?) the grandson can charm even teenage boys.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

For your viewing pleasure

video

Sometimes you just have to wait longer for walking. He's been ready for a long time, and is finally faster at walking than crawling.

Faster than the parents and the grandparents, also.

When he learns doorknobs, we are all in trouble.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Pigments
















Chlorophyll would like to thank his guest stars, the Carotenoids and Anthocyanins, for their annual appearance on his show. They did a great job, as always. He certainly hopes that they will return next fall!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Today has been brought to you by...












...the color yellow.

Yellow gets your attention, in a nice way.

It got mine.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Today is sponsored by...












The color orange. I have previously talked about orange (http://theothermarion.blogspot.com/2009/05/favorite-colors.html) and how I discovered it is allowed to exist. I have now discovered anotherg appropriate place.

It has occured to me that there are no orange flowers or orange foliage in my own yard, but now I am lusting after the sumac in the last picture. And as you look at these pictures, there seems to be no reason not to mix green, orange, red, blue and gray in a quilt.