I love this time of year. The weather steers us indoors and we get to settle into some serious sewing. Well, it is not all serious - look at this quilt Wendy made for her son's soccer coach.
One of our favorite "bag ladies" made this so sweet backpack for a special young person in her life. Betty always does such a nice job.
At the shop, in addition to getting things ready for winter classes, we've been working on a few recreations. We're taking a couple of our favorite quilts and remaking them with a new personality. Quite a while back we made this quilt:
It was one of our favorites - still is. How things change when you use a stripe for the sashing -
A whole new look!
We are still quilting our second makeover - stay tuned.
On a completely different note, I'll share some profound self-discoveries I made recently. The husband is recovering from a knee replacement surgery and can I just say how much I appreciate nurses. For about 5 minutes when I was young I thought I would like to be a nurse. Good choice not to - I am not cut out for it and I loudly applaud those who do that job so well! The other thing I realized is that I am fickle. Naturally, there is more to do around the house since he is laid up. We have a steep driveway and when the leaves get wet and soggy it gets very slippery. So, with a few hours available on Saturday I set out to rake. I have always been anti leaf-blower. Raking is healthier for the body and the earth and even though we own one, I would never use the obnoxious leaf blower - maintaining my superiority. But, I was really pressed for time, and I caved...
Meet my new best friend. I loved this thing. It blew all the soggy wet leaves away in a nano second. It was so cool, I proceeded to blow the decks clean, the gravel back into the walkways, the spiderwebs off the house, and the garage floor. Wow! It was almost as much fun as power-washing. I'm not planning on giving up my rake, but I had no idea...