October 26, 2008
October 14, 2008
October 11, 2008
Yesterday, while traveling the back road up to the high school, I noticed the leaves had changed from the day before. They had begun their metamorphosis of color from the summer shades of green to fall shades of vibrant red, orange and yellow -in just a day's time?
I had a funny flash back of traveling the same road with the same child to Gymboree class. We were pointing out the brightly colored trees and saying how different the trees were today, than yesterday..... gosh.
October 7, 2008
After finishing our QOV work the kids each made a "hotdog pillowcase." A fellow guild member showed me how to make the pillowcases. And she claims "Like hot dogs at a (Red Sox) ball game.... you can't stop with just one!" I think she might be right.
Great job kids!
October 6, 2008
What I was doing while listening to (the Sox loose ) the game......
Well, first, I dyed some additional fabrics during the day. I came up with some ugly unusable colors and some pretty shades of pink, bluish/purple, purplish blue and green to add to my collection. After some thought; I committed to using a diamond shape for the background, I began to cut the diamonds out and place them on the "design floor." Then, I played around with the colors. I first oriented the diamond points from right to left. I liked it, but thought I might like it better going from top to bottom and so I tried it that way.... I still don't know. I am looking to get a lighter section in the center area. I think the shading is a little harsh at the top and botom corner. Some of it is due to the light and camera angle, but really it needs some more fussing around with.
Here's to another (long) night of wondering how the diamond dilemma will play out.
October 4, 2008
The boxer exhibit was really cute as the boxers were displayed on the ropes of a boxing ring. Members created men's boxer shorts with different themed fabrics. Some were embellished some were not, but all were awesome, original, tasteful and G rated! Seeing the show occurred close to the Red Sox opening day (and I'm surrounded by Sox fans), I made "Box Seats for Opening Day" boxers. Opening day in New England can prove to be cold and blustery, so I opted to fully line and quilt my boxers as well as add pockets for the snacks and memorabilia a true Sox guy appreciates. I dedicated my boxers to all guys who are Sox fans.
Shortly after our show my own dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Although, he does live in NY he is a true Sox guy (and never was one of the other guys). After being treated with a drug therapy he began his radiation treatment last week. I know he is going to do fine and my boxers are now dedicated to my dad. The boxers hang in my sewing room.
We, in New England, are full into Soxtober. (okay, I really dislike that name, but it's one of those things... it is what it is... ) Soxtober is when the days become shorter and the nights become longer..... and the games just go on and on. That's okay though, because when the games stop it means the season is over and that's sad. The Sox come back to town for a Sunday night game. In the meantime, most New Englanders will wander through the 'day off' planning their naps and coffee intake in order to make it to the start and finish of the next game. There is nothing worse than waking up and realizing you've missed a great catch or a home run..... Go Sox, Go Dad.