Thursday, July 11, 2013

Good News...

Not good...great news!  My stepson messaged me to tell me he got a job!  He got his degree last month in art and has been putting out resumes like crazy.  I know he is a hard worker and good at what he does but with the job market out there I have to admit I was nervous.  Phew...

I am rummaging through some of my vintage "stuff" and putting some things aside for the American Quilt Studies Seminar silent auction.  I made this little quilt top (16 inches by 12 inches) from antique blocks many years ago...think I'l put a back on it and donate it.  I'm trying to limit my vintage "stuff" to one very large closet so as something comes in something must go out.

Not sure if I posted this book before.  I pre-ordered it months ago and last week it showed up!  Almost forgot about it! (Amazon is dangerous that way...)  The photos are very good.  It has a different take on Toiles...expanded my definition of them.  And I really liked how she categorized them into themes.  I was surprised to see I had many of the modern ones in my stash! My only grumble - I wish there were more photos of vintage Toiles.  Still I'd five it 4 out of 5 stars...
And just for sheer cuteness...check out my friend Rachel's porch railings!  She and her DH collected them for a year and built this themselves.

And this is the little setting behind the rails...so need to get to work on my porch.  There has been sooo much rain that my potted plants have all just rotted.  After yesterday's rain the creek out back almost hit the 100 year flood mark.  Not good!

And on the health front...looks like they are going to approve my meds now...very good!  Now I'll have something on hand to combat the MS fatigue!

8 comments:

Nanjack said...

Good news on all fronts

Janet O. said...

It is a bunch of good news!
Oh, I love that little log cabin quilt!
What fun railing--so clever.
I'm SO glad you will be getting your meds!!

straythreads said...

congrats on a new tax payer isn't that what this country really needs is more taxpayer!! and congrats on the meds. Love the little log cabin

Freda Fields Alley said...

Congrats to your stepson! Great news about getting your meds approved!

Love that log cabin top... this is a block I want to make soon.

What a great idea to collect railings to make a new one.. it looks great! And yes! I'd love a porch like that...

:)


Patty ♣ said...

All GREAT news! Love your log cabin! Would bid on it! Thank God they came to their senses about your meds! My husband has to fight each year about his. And that railing is just wonderful! Thanks for sharing it! Always good news when our children-or-grands get a job they have worked for now a days! Thanks for all the happy news in your part of the world, need all the good stuff we can get!

Loris said...

That is great news on the job front and the insurance company front too! Yeah!
Love the porch and rails :-)

Nifty Quilts said...

Congratulations to both you and your son! That little log cabin piece is exquisite. Love the porch rails too.

Kathie said...

yeah on the job, great news!
yeah on the meds...one less battle !
looks like a great book , I agree books like this should have LOTS of pictures
very cute little quilt, nice of you to donate it and to a great cause.
Kathie