Oct 24, 2010

Are the stars out tonight?

 Here's a photo of my Star quilt.  I have it all pin basted.  That's in spite of my feeling a bit sick lately.  I'm getting discouraged.  I was planning to be all back to normal long before this.  I guess it's what happens when you get older (and older)!  I've begun to free-motion quilt this today. That ought to lift my spirits.

I'm posting some pictures of the tree that flowers every year in back of my condo.  I just love this tree and I notice that hummingbirds do too. I used to know the name of this kind of tree, but it escapes me right now.  The streets around here are lined with trees, and many of them are of this variety. 

 That's the wonderful thing about California, there's trees and flowers blooming all year around. Some people say that they miss the snowy weather.  But it happens that if you drive up to the tops of the mountains there is snow there in the winters and people can go skiing and snow boarding.

Thanks to all the kind folks who look at and/or post comments on my blog.  I appreciate it.  I've been surfing around looking at all my blogging friends as much as I can--so many really interesting and creative quilters!  I have to remind myself to get back to sewing sometimes.


Magpie Sue said...

Boy, somehow it's been a long time since I've visited. You've been busy! (And isn't it frustrating when illness keeps you from doing what you really want to do? Love the Jackie Mason quote!)

Here's hoping the free motion quilting on your Stars quilt will be the very thing to perk you back up. It's a very happy quilt.

True Blue Nana said...

I have been enjoying the harvest moon the last couple of days. I notice it when I am taking the dogs out for their nightly pit stop. It is beautiful, almost as nice as your stars.

Grand Purl Baa said...

Hey Ros
LERVE that very STARRY quilt.
You are a STAR.

Ta for visiting Q of the TC.

The very best

Tangos Treasures said...

I love that quilt!
Hope your feeling better!!
The tree looks like a crepe myrtle to me.

paula, the quilter said...

I can't help on identifying that tree since we don't have anything even remotely close here in Colorado. Hope you are getting better and will feel good soon. Love the star quilt. Do you have someone in mind for the quilt?

Monica said...

lovely stars!!!

and hope you're feeling better soon!