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Saturday Stuff


This is a cute little drawing done by Portland artist, Trish Grantham. She is a friend of my daughter, Lisa. Mia loves her work so I had her select one of Trish’s drawings. I put it in a simple clip frame for her to hang in her room. I have been buying a lot of art this year. It really feels good to support artists during the slow economy. I am running out of wall space so it seemed appropriate to buy something for Miss Mia. The camping scene is drawn on an old encyclopedia page.

I am making great progress on the little girl quilt. I have all the blocks done and have stitched five vertical rows. Then, M & M showed up! No more sewing today.


Tomorrow, I will sew those strips together and head over to Fabric Depot or Mill Ends to find a border fabric.

This morning, Mr C and I took Scooter shopping with us. We went to Home Depot and Pet Smart. We are trying to take him on short rides to get him used to the car. He really doesn’t like it. He did like wandering around the stores and meeting other dogs. Among other things, I bought some clamp light fixtures and bulbs for my new quilt photography set-up. I took a class at the SDA conference. Next, I have to figure out how to use my camera on manual.


I must quit and give full attention to the movie with sub-titles that we are watching -“I’ve Loved You So Long.” It has Kristin Scott Thomas so I didn’t expect subtitles. It is very good.

6 Responses to “Saturday Stuff”

  1. Janice says:

    Try going on a longer car ride with Scooter than just a trip to the store. We had the same issues with his daddy. He would kind of zone out and drool, then we drove for about an hour one time and every since then he loves to ride. He has his favorite spot on the back seat next to the window. The quilt is beautiful. Makes me want to start quilting again.

  2. Reva says:

    Sophie could give Scooter car-riding lessons; she loves it!

    And I loved “I’ve Loved You So Long.”

  3. kathy says:

    The drawing is VERY cute!! That snake in YOUR garden? That is no garter snake.

  4. jenclair says:

    I love the camping bear, and the “little girl quilt” goes perfectly with the whimsy of it!

  5. Judy says:

    Yikes! I just saw your snake in the garden pic on your Flickr site…what kind of snake is it? I just hate those things!

  6. Judy says:

    So, how was the movie? The quilt is so cute!