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Tuesday, July 06, 2010


As to the few firework displays we saw on Friday night, there was nothing really spectacular...some caught my eye, the round bursts with a filtering down of sparkles. That was pretty. We watched from JLG's upper deck so had an unobstructed view. Perhps because things were happening in about seven different locations the overalaal presentation seemed lacking something. Yet when I think of all the money they were saving to be put to better use, it all evens out in the end.

Our biologist granddaughter brouoght her two puppies over Sunday night to get them used to the sound of the mini-explosions. They didn't even raise an eyebrow, just looked bored. Of course, Bently, Lily,O Jack and Jill had a rip roaring time running around the back yard fetching and rolling and sniffing and marking.

But the peak of my vacation away from home with LaLaLee was watching her create a beautiful collage of some of the fabric from Kitzel. A whole quilt had been given. It included dark prints (both ivory based & white based. Our quiltmaker immediately separated those categories into two piles and took off from there with the ivory tones. On her sliding glass closet door in the sewingn-work room is attached a curtain that looks like a flannel backed plastic tablecloth. After ripping apart the quilt, she cut the large squares into triangles, sewed each to a triangle of plain ivory. Then began the fun. Onto the contraption on the door she started placing these little squares. A captivating design evolved as she maneuvered swatches around to her liking. The completed squares are somewhat like that called "Ohio Star" with an added triangle on each of the four corners. She really has an eye for color and blending. Now I'm anxiouos to see what she will do with the pile of white based squares.


  • I forgot how to work my spellcheck

    By Blogger Gramma, at 12:01 PM  

  • Oh, I want to see! I sure made a mess of all those squares. I just wanted a "lovely quilt" but missed the mark. Glad she can use them. I never thought about them being beige or white based.

    By Blogger knitterykate, at 11:12 AM  

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