I had some interesting blog thoughts this morning, but they are gone. I’m just going to share some of today’s pictures and call it a day.
The other day when I was working in the garden, I did some serious pruning. I took a whole branch off of one of my japanese maples. It was painful to remove that much of the tree, but in the long run it will make it a more balanced tree. I brought the branch in to enjoy it for a few more days.
I went outside to take a picture of the leaves on this Japanese maple. It is called ‘Full Moon.’ Its a beautiful tree. I love the unusual shape of the leaves.
“Aster’s Last Stand.”
Actually all six of the little asters look like they are going to make it. They seem to have lost their fascination for Sophie and Noah.
Inside, Monk waited, hopeful that I would share the chair with him.
This is where I sit most mornings, and journal, read, and pray. Isn’t this a pretty journal? I love the bow that my friend put on it.
I do not share my chair in the morning. Sophie and Monk seem to finally have resigned themselves to this fact. This morning they were especially cute as they slept together on the ottoman (right in front of THE CHAIR.)
Close up of Mr. Monk for his Number One Fan (Pubsgal’s Thing 2)
Here are some of the projects I’ve been working on. This is part of the very large quilt I have been working on consistently. Its very bright. I love the colors, but they don’t seem so restful to me. Maybe more restful for a teenage girl?
You can see the quilting better in this square. I used a variegated thread that had blue in it.
Here is a partial picture of the whole quilt top.
Here is a little quilt that I uncovered when I cleaned off the back of my quilting table. I had absolutely no remembrance of making this.
These are just some squares I put together the other day. You might recall I have a LOT of pre-cut strips and squares that I play with sometimes. I actually don’t like these as-is. I am staring at them on the design wall, trying to think what I want to do to change them up a bit.
Noah has been particularly quiet the past few days, giving me plenty of opportunity for photos.
Doesn’t he have the most beautiful eyes?
SOMEONE thought I was taking pictures of the wrong dog…
Have a great weekend. I am heading out of town for a few days. There may be a bit of stress involved. I have a few things in mind (besides eating) to calm myself. Just being more aware is helpful, I think.