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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

It was a beautiful day......

We finally got the warm weather that everyone else has been talking about.  It was in the 80s.  I was going to quilt a quilt but instead I mowed the grass.  I did the front in the morning and the back in the afternoon and no hip pain!  I got some new running shoes.  I don't run but running shoes are comfy and they propel you forward so they were perfect for walking on the bumpy ground behind the mower.
I made 3 pretty wild blocks last night.  They won't be next to each other in the quilt.
 
I added the 3 blocks from last night and the 3 from the night before and rearranged a little.  Just 6 more blocks to go.  I think I need more red, orange and yellow.....or maybe they need to just be the jewels among all of the blues, greens, and violets.
I was putting some things away in the basement and noticed one box I haven't gone through yet.  In it was my 5 year diary given to me by my 6th grade teacher.  There were a lot of receipts tucked into the pages and also there were these 3 tickets.  They are from one of the years between 1952 and 1956.  That was the good old days when you got into a state park for 10 cents each.  A leather purse was $1.98.

14 comments:

Gene Black said...

Those blocks are a bit wild, but they fit beautifully into your design.

Ah yes, I remember when things were so much less expensive. Gas was 25 cents a gallon- and so was a loaf of bread.

Karen H said...

Those 3 blocks are really pretty. I think they look great with the others. It's fun to find stuff from the past.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

the good old days :)
love the blocks! I cut grass too but with a riding lawn mower, I cut a lot more than you I bet, probably about an acre or slightly more.

diane said...

Wild is good! Will add additional element of touch with the rest of your great blocks.

Sometimes I miss mowing the lawn. Living in a townhouse now so you give up a few outside things. Most days I don't mind but it was good exercise for me.

LynneP said...

I agree-more yellow and orange. Fun quilt!

Sharon said...

Oh those blocks are fabulous, this is really coming alive. Can't wait to see how the blocks pop when you put in the dark sashing. Bet you had a few chuckles from the contents of that box!

Needled Mom said...

Yeah for the heat!!!! Finally!

That had to be a fun find with all of those little treasures inside. Can we go back to those days?

The stones are looking so good. You are really making great progress on them.

Candace said...

Your collection of blocks are SO beautiful! This quilt is going to be fabulous.

Anonymous said...

Love your work. Been reading for a few months now and enjoy your quilting style. Alice alvgore@nycap.rr.com

cottonreel said...

The Westminster fabric in your blocks is a favourite of mine

Melinda said...

Your blocks just keep on getting better. Only six more to go? Can't wait.

Maureen said...

Can't way to see this all finished.

Brown Family said...

Love the blocks. Not sure about more red, though!

I remember in 67-68 paying 17 cents for a gallon of gas. Several girls would pool their change and put a couple of dollars in someones car and we could run around all Saturday night!

Funny! the word verification is economic!

Nan

Pat said...

Your quilt is lookin' good as usual. I love the fabric that you are using. Every time I find something old of mine it sure does bring up some wonderful memories. Sometimes not so wonderful, too. LOL Wouldn't it be nice if gas was so cheap right now. Although salaries were not what they are now either. Maybe we should tuck some memories for our kids to find when we are gone.