I chose this green/blue print for the binding on the Warm/cool Zig Zag quilt. I got it cut, sewn on, and 2.5 sides hand sewn.
I had to get down on the floor to shoot this photo of the first cactus bloom this fall. Last year the first one was on Oct. 20 so this is really early.
This photo was taken straight at the plant so you can see why I had to get down to get the whole bloom in a photo. There are at least 5 more very tiny buds on the plant and I hope there will be more.
I spent a few hours yesterday afternoon going through a hall closet. In one box were the paycheck stubs from my first job in 1958. I sewed for a designer at a dress factory. I started out at $1 and hour and worked up to $1.17 before I left for a higher paying job that I hated in an office.
Also in this box was an envelope with all of the receipts for my very first electric sewing machine. Dad traded in the treadle on it. 3 cent stamp. 6 bobbins for 90 cents.
Another box had all of my report cards from grades 1-12 and my 8th grade diploma. I think I need to leave these for my kids to throw away. I can't do it.