Thursday, April 12, 2007

Happy Thursday—the day before Friday—I can make it through anything. First of all, credit where credit is due. Eric was home over the weekend. I told him I wanted to change the banner on my journal. He asked me to pick out a few pictures and he created the masterpiece at the top of the page. They’re photos previously posted as different entries in my journal. Yeah – this is one of those many perks of having him come home for the weekend. In five minutes he had it put together. It would have taken a half of a day for me. I think he’s pretty great.

The patches below will be completed into a birthday gift for a girl at work tonight.
Her birthday is tomorrow and we’ll have the completion photo. I don’t know that the colors are “her", but I know that I picture her in brights and these are the best I could pull from a stash of Thimbleberries and homespuns.

Ransom and I went out for the third day in a row with the camera, canvassing the land for a sign of spring. I looked far and wide. And I decided that while these evergreens aren’t a sign of spring, I’m pretty grateful.
Without them the forest would be pretty void in color, lots of grays and browns. At first I thought I had bad pictures or the lens was dirty, but then I realized it was snowflakes falling that distorted the pictures.
The shots were keepers because the remind me, this is reality for this part of the world. But the snow does melts and the flowers will grow, and come November, I’ll be just as glad to see the snow as I am the flowers in May.

Blue Spruce Trees
Friends & Birthday Gifts
Pizza Night


Beemoosie said...

Beautiful pictures!! I can't wait to see what your gorgeous patchwork turns out to be!

Wendy said...

I think your banner is great. I'm thinking about working on one too.
The pictures are beautiful.

I look forward to seeing the finished patchwork gift.

Carole said...

Your banner looks wonderful! Yes, talk to me about snow. We already have an inch of snow in Upstate NY. Oh well, it is beautiful! Colours look nice on the block. Looking forward to seeing the finished result. Keep well and Happy quilting!

paula, the quilter said...

Eric did such a nice job! I'm probably going to be changing my banner too along with all the spring cleaning of my files.

Libby said...

Love those trees -- I can practically smell them. Refreshing *s*

McIrish Annie said...

it's amazing that they know so much about computers! I love the new banner.

spring will come, just not as quickly as we would like!

Leigh said...

I love your banner.
I want one too !!!!

Tazzie said...

Wow! Your new banner is amazing, your son did a great job. I too would have agonised over it for hours.
The pictures are just lovely.

Sweet P said...

I love your banner. One of these days I'm going to learn how to make my owner banner.

No sign of spring here either. It's snowing again tonight.

KCQuilter said...

Hey, send Eric Kansas City way, wouldja??? That banner is dropdead gorgeous. Wish I knew how to do that!