Monday, August 25, 2008


Posting two days in a row…. Got to be a first for this summer. You can tell from the darkened snapshot, the days are indeed getting shorter in the U.P. I completed my Four Season block for August and just couldn’t wait to share.
We still haven’t found a routine…but the kids both seem pretty content—for a brief moment in time so I’m considering Life being good right now. I cleaned my sewing machine and took a few minutes to pick up. I feel like I’m finding friends again. It’s been good typing messages to you all the past few days.

We’ll leave this as a short post ending my blessings for the day:

Safe travel for all of us in the last week.
Leftovers with Don—everything is better if you have someone to share it with.
Cooler temps…no air conditioning with the fresh air venturing in from the Screen doors…

15 comments:

Juliann in WA said...

Glad to have you back! I can't believe that you already cleaned your sewing room.

Margaret said...

Days getting shorter...has to mean that winter is on the way. Spring begins next week and I can't wait for the days to become longer and the sun to shine. I like looking at blogs and seeing all these wonderful works that are inspiring. When the knitting is finished I will have plenty of ideas to work with

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Very cute block Mel! I love the cool weather! I actually had to close the windows tonight. We were freezing! Lol, if it was winter, we would be opening them saying how wonderfully warm it was :o)

Glad you are adjusting... sewing does help :o)

Linda said...

So glad you're finding a new routine Mel, life sure is different with an empty nest, but a new phase I'm sure the Lord will walk you both through.

Karen said...

Your block is very fun. The days are getting shorter, but it's still hitting triple digits, or very close to it in my neck of the woods. Have a great holiday weekend.

Carol said...

Our days are getting shorter too, but no open windows here...LOL! Your block is wonderful...I need to get to stitchin'...somehow I got behind.

Judy said...

Nice to hear that fall is moving in! I had fun with this stitchery too, just have to sew the piecing and it's done. Have a great week!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Loved your stitchery, and thanks for the email. I always pray Psalm 91 over my kids at school. The whole chapter is about God keeping our loved ones and us 'safe'. I am sending up a little prayer for your heart!
Blessings, Debbie

Kimberly said...

Hi there! I love your blog and your block is great!

I'll be back...

Blessings, Kimberly
mybrownbagstudio.blogspot.com

Couture de Papier said...

Beautiful!
Denise Nantasket Beach Mass.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Good morning Mel! Thanks for the sweet visit. I like your idea for the shutters you are wanting to get, what a great thought. I would love to make a bookcase sort of thing with shutters on the outside and then small shelves, I need to find two matching shelves. I also saw a shutter that was laid across two tall planter/urn type things and then glass on top of that. It was interesting looking. Anyhoooo. What projects are you upto now, more stitcheries I hope. I love your work!
Have a blessed day!
Debbie

Shar said...

Your block is lovely what a cute stitchery! I like the cooler weather it helps with hot flashes!

McIrish Annie said...

sounds like you are ready for this new routine and with fall coming, lots of sewing!

we are still in the last gasps of summer but soon things will settle into my favorite time of year- autumn!

I know you miss your girl but you have her prepared and I'm sure she will be fine! Good job Mom!!

Karen said...

I hate it when the days start getting shorter. Reminds me that winter is coming.
Since you live in UP land, do you make pasties? I first learned about them in the cat mystery books.

Tracey said...

Thanks for stopping by, boy, I didn't know you could get any further north. Isn't Copper Harbor the most north you can go? Look forward to hearing from you soon.