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Neighborhood Color

Before we take the neighborhood tour, some fiber talk. I finished quilting my 12 X 12 identity piece.  I have to finish off the corners of the satin stitching and photograph it and I can check it off my list of things to do before Kansas City. I also finished the scrap piece that I started when Mia was here on Thursday. This is Scrap 050209.


These are only about 3″ by 5″. This one has scraps of an old silk dress of mine and a blouse that belonged to Sue Benner’s mother.

Today when we took Maggie for a walk, I took my camera along. You know it is spring and the end of the semester, when Reed College puts up signs telling us we can’t come on campus until next Monday and things like this spring up on the lawn. The event starts with a parade of seniors, through a throng of students accompanied by exuberant music, as they turn in their senior theses.


This was parked on the street with some weirdly dressed folks coming and going.



It was a beautiful morning. We had lots of rain later in the day, but with plenty of sun breaks. I took som photos of some of the beautiful color. All of the photos can be seen in my Eastmoreland Neighborhood Flickr Set.

RED: Japanese Maples and chairs


FUCHSIA: Azaleas






PINK: Dogwood in our backyard


GREEN: Our front yard


Mr C and I went out for dinner and now we are watching the first season of The Tudors. The costumes and sets are just incredible. Being Episcopalian, this story was part of our theology class last year. I love seeing the different ways this story has been told. This one is quite spectacular. I must say, I have never seen such an attractive Henry, before.

8 Responses to “Neighborhood Color”

  1. jenclair says:

    Love the scrap piece! And all of the lovely spring photos!

  2. KathieB says:

    Love the little quilt–working fast can result in some happy surprises. And the beautiful spring colors–you are weeks ahead of Wisconsin. It’s like a preview of things that will be coming here….eventually.

  3. Judy says:

    That bus is hysterical! Don’t you just love the burst of fresh new colors in Spring? We are having Portland weather here and I am loving it! I’m getting so much accomplished….but I need to make a preKC list as well, as the days are marching by QUICKLY!!


  4. rayna says:

    Oh, your neighborhood is lush and gorgeous; our flowering trees have shed their blossoms and the fleurs aren’t up yet from the ground.

    I’m working on a couple of scrap pieces, myself. It’s what I have more of than anything else!

    P.S. – Dee and I are both so old we have the same vision of Henry – he can’t ever be anyone else but Charles Laughton – LOL. Hot? I don’t think so.

  5. dee says:

    I just finished the second season of The Tudors. That Henry is really hot! I’m so old that Henry will always be Charles Laughton flinging chicken bones across the court.
    Love the colors in your scrap piece. Looks like city lights at night to me. Cool colors.

  6. Jeannie says:

    I love the scap piece – reminds me of the moon over the city. The “bus” is wonderful! Ken Kesey would be proud! Thanks for the neighborhood tour. I miss the green of the west side. Cheers.

  7. terry grant says:

    Love your little scrap piece–looks like a full moon to me!

  8. Kristin L says:

    That definitely looks like a great weekend. Love the rainbow of color.