Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4a
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"The Lord be with you! The Lord bless you! ..." ~ Ruth 2:4 NIV
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"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~ A. A. Milne
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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Barn Quilts

On the way to visit my sweet MIL at our local senior care facility, I turned the corner one block too soon and found a new quilt block!

Silver and Gold
around the corner from 1021 Fremont Avenue
The one below is on the way to town and I've wanted to stop for a long time to get a picture, but there is always so much truck traffic that I'm afraid to stop as there's no place to pull over. Yesterday morning on the way to church was the perfect time to stop safely.

Summer Star
Morgan County Barn Quilts are the best! After checking out their site, I've discovered a few more to get my own pictures of the next time I go to town.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Here and Gone

Last Wednesday morning we had snow...lots of it...8--12 inches. Nice, wet, slushy snow.
The next morning it was 4 degrees on the way to school!
Today the high was 63, so our Halloween snow is almost gone. My students and I will celebrate "Orange" You Glad You Can Read Day. Most classes in our school won't have Halloween parties. Our TPO will have "Trunk or Treat", though. November here we come!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New Phone

Alex and Sarah bought me a new phone last weekend. I'm not able to upload the pictures into my computer, so I had to email a picture to myself, then save it so I could put it here. What a lot of work. I'm not the most patient person anymore.
Alex will have to "do" something to make the phone talk to my computer so I hope he will be able to visit sometime soon. The photo looked a lot cleaner on the phone than it does here. That's all I know!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Two Flower Gardens

Sarah's great grandmother made this quilt for my godmother with her treadle sewing machine and it was hand quilted by friends at a quilting bee at her tiny house long ago. My cousin gave it to me last year and since I have my mother's (same pattern) I'm passing this one on to my baby. I've only done one block with English paper piecing with these hexagons and I'm thinking it will be the only one! I know my grandma made lots of quilts, but I don't know if she made more than two of this pattern. I'll have to investigate and talk to my remaining aunt and uncle and see if they have one, too.
On to my other garden...we will have a really hard frost tonight so I went out in the chilly wind after school and gathered the last miniature buds to dry for my potpourri jars.
I also brought in some asparagus ferns even though they tend to be rather messy, it's nice to start out next spring with larger plants. The amaryllis bulbs were lifted, too, and are ready for their resting period before I replant them in December.

Busy week at school with fall conferences! Wishing everyone a crisp fall week.♥♫

Monday, October 10, 2011

First Frost

My Weather Bug said there was a threat of frost last night and when I went out to start the car, there was some REAL frost on the windshield! However just a difference of 3 feet saved the few flowers that are still blooming.
These are some of my miniatures...
Last Stella d'Oro.
In ten days the Kale has turned from this:
to more purple showing. It should keep changing as the nights are cooler.
I brought this plant in the house last winter, but it was such a mess that I won't mind leaving it out when the frost sinks lower. Can't remember the name since I got to feeling awful this afternoon with a cough and dry throat and am ready for a rest.
Human contact at school means those germs occasionally meet a host...this time it was me. Grrr.

No snow here this past weekend. Ours out on the plains usually comes around Halloween.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October Blossoms

I do have falling leaves on the grass, but no sign of Jack Frost! Average date for our first frost is October 5, but it looks like it will be later this year. There really are leaves, but they are small ones from my Linden tree. You are able to click on the picture and see things better.
The allysum smells so sweet when I come home late in the afternoons, as well as the second blooms on the phlox.
Water keeps these babies happy and they look better now than they did when it was 95-100 each day.
I ♥ my lavender pot of flowers!
My mom had some extras and gave me several packs of this color.
With school, watering the dry flowers and yard, trying to mow, going to see my dear momma, and to Denver to see my sweethearts, I don't have much time left to visit and write. Notice I didn't mention anything about cleaning (which is not a priority) or bell practice and reading a bit to relax before bed. Living life just keeps me busy. Relaxing today with Sarah and Alex, both here for the first time since July 25. The dough is rising for cinnamon rolls so must check on it and make some lunch! Take care and visit when you can!