Thursday, August 19, 2010

Between the Moon and Mars

Last night my son told me to be on the lookout for Mars in the night sky.  It will be big and brighter than all the other stars but not quite as large as the moon.  So, DH and I headed outside in our PJ's and jackets (it was only 54 degrees Farenheit) and stared into the sky.  After scaring away the bats that fly around our house and hearing the two resident owls in the distance, all was quiet.  It was just gorgeous watching the twinkling stars with the occassional "falling star" which was actually a meteror shower.  We spotted Mars without the use of a telescope.  We recalled seeing the Hale-Bob comet years back with our telescope and what a fine night that was.  It's hard to see the night sky anymore.  There's just too many lights from cities and towns nearby, but I remember when..............

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pillowcases

    

















 I have been working on some pillowcases for the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge.



These have been tallied and mailed to the charity of my choice.   Make some and donate, don't forget to go to the website and enter the amount of pillowcases you've donated.  The target is 1 Million by the end of the year. 










American Patchwork & Quilting 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge - I Donated! Click here to learn more.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Time for a Picnic?

On opening my picnic basket, I realised the silverware was in need of a roll to keep it from being strewn all over and scratching up everything it came in contact with.  So, I had some remnants in my stash to choose from.  I love this pink dotty fabric by Cath Kidston.  It's a heavy canvas which works really well for this project.  Simple shape and simple to sew and I was done with it in under 30 minutes.  We've used it once and are planning another picnic as soon as we get some better weather.  It was only 48 degrees this morning.  What do you think?