Monday, August 25, 2008

Hazel Atlas Berry Bowl

I finally found the large serving bowl to match my green Depression glass berry bowls. I like to collect green Depression era glass -when it doesn't break the bank. I've been looking for this piece for over fifteen years, so you can imagine how exciting it was to see it on E-bay for less then an arm and a leg.

I saw one about 7 years ago in a collectible shop while on vacation, but they were asking $35.00. I was the only bidder on this one and it closed at $4.50.

It was like winning a contest.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Wildlife in the Computer Lab

This week I'm clerical and technical support for a five-day math institute sponsored by my organization. Each morning I'm camped out in the computer lab with my department laptop doing my thing until the groups of teachers receiving Professional Development come into the lab for the hands-on portion of their day.

Yesterday in the morning I had the door open to catch the cool air. A swallow found his (her?) way in and swooped and dove around the room for quite awhile. How beautiful! I turned off the lights and opened the door wide and soon he found his way out. I was glad for that.

This morning I saw a slight movement out of the corner of my eye and found there was a Jerusalem Cricket galumping its way across the floor. When we first moved here these things used to *totally* creep me out. Now I just scooped it up on a piece of newspaper and threw it outside.
I wonder what will visit the lab tomorrow?

Time Does Fly

I *miss* you all! Work has had me in a swirl the last two weeks and I blog in my head. Activities (and sewing) are happening, there just hasn't been time to post it.

Two weeks ago we had a Sew Day at Su's. She snapped this photo of me as I came through the door, blackberry pie in hand!

When we put it on the table and added the fresh lavendar brought by Rosy we thought it looked like the cover of a Real Simple magazine. Life imitates art!

We sewed, talked, ate and I was so refreshed! It's the best thing to get together with quilty friends when life's a challenge. Or even when it's not!

These are Rosy's miniature baskets in progress. And that nifty seam ripper is Su's new toy, hand turned by a craftsman in Utah. She was so excited. If it can make ripping out a joy, I'm all for it!

A few of the placemats for my nephew and bride.

And freebee thread from Rosy, hooray! I needed an influx of 50 wt for piecing. These will work great with the pastel Ocean Wave. Thank you!

Mid morning we saw Momma dear out walking with dear baby 1 and 2, so young they still had their spots. At a sound on the road they turned and dashed and I just had time to snap this picture through the window.