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Washington DC
I am 70+ "career graduate" librarian and I am still learning.
Interests: reading, scrapbooking, quilting, journaling, learning and sharing my story.
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(if you look closely, you can see my pen on the table; I was the scribe and photographer) My Thursday stitching group met yesterday for the first time this month, I believe... Between the holiday, illness; family gatherings; travel; automobile problems, etc., we just couldn't get us all in one spot at the same time...and actually, two of the six of us were absent. Thursday was an absolutely ideal day, weather-wise: Sunny; humidity free; blue skies. After a delicious lunch of salads and a scrumptious dessert - the name escapes me - (Note to self: ask Hilary), we decided to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Morning Glory Studio
On my walk, I took this photo, peeking through the fence...thought it’d be fun to see how it translated to Waterlogue. We awoke to a lovely day after several very hot and uncomfortable days. I flew the deck door open and sat at the table, drinking in the coolness of the air, the bright blue sky with a puffy white cloud or two and the bright green of the trees. Birds flew back/forth, some chirping; squirrels scampered. The morning was such an invitaiton that I decided to walk to Zeke’s for coffee and a sit -out on the Avenue. On... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Morning Glory Studio
The Mail! Well, today has been absolutely one for the record books! I have spent most of the day trying to track down an USPS undelivered package ..along with trying to find out why we hadn't had any mail delivery , none whatsoever, since Thursday, last week! First, I spent approx 25 min on the phone with a "customer care" representative; she was pleasant and helpful and had no answers but advised me that my errant package was at the local post office, waiting to be picked up... So, on our way to the grocery store, we stopped for it...only,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Morning Glory Studio
“best laid plans aft gang agley“ This morning I overslept! Arising at the magic hour of 8 AM. A surprise to me as I’d closed my eyes and journeyed into slumberland about 8:45 pm Sunday night. The weekend wasn’t particularly demanding nor did I court the midnight hour, either Fri or Sat. T’is a mystery to me. Today’s on the way to being a “hot one!” As I pen this post, it’s already 83º - on the way to 100º - adding in humidity and heat index. I think my window for a walk is rapidly closing...and since I’ve just... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Morning Glory Studio
And here we are on Friday the 13th! Doesn't feel unlucky tho’ I’m not sure what could/would. I am late to 3 on Thurs this, thought I’d combine with today’s post...take care of several ”birds with one...” So, moving on: On my morning walks over the past couple days: the top left photo is of a small Italian bakery/wine shop. I loved the doodles on the windows and regretted I was going by before the store opened. Mental Note to Self: go back soon; Cone flowers in all hues are plentiful and certainly brighten paths and walkways; Thurs evening,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at Morning Glory Studio
So, where am I in the overall scheme of things when it comes to knitting and quilting and reading? Short answer: not very far! But, every row, block and word, count! Agree? Some progress is better than no progress ...on that note, here’s a brief recap; in the photo, reading L to R: Knitting: MDK Field Guide No. 4 - Log Cabin ... I’m knitting the 9 patch blanket and have completed the center of a 3-block row - I have the Left and Right sides to do, times two and then one-half of Block A (left photo with the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at Morning Glory Studio
Lovely card...will add sparkle and color to some lucky recipient’s birthday. Cheers~
Elias sends belated 4 July yet never-the-less good wishes for the best US ever! Just too cute! Drool! Cheers~ Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at Morning Glory Studio
Saturday's #blueskyblooms are a continuation of the weekend's perfect weather and #blueskyblooms. We are so grateful for this break in the weather; what a treat it has been. I hope Mother Nature's been extra kind in your corner of the world, too! Enjoy your day! Cheers~ Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at Morning Glory Studio
Today was Journal Club session 7 of 10 for the Summer 2018 season. I can't believe that we only have three more sessions ~then, Friday afternoons will feel very foreign and empty, 'cause something will definitely be missing! Journal Club is particularly special because two longtime, very special friends also journal on Fridays...and it is fun and interesting to read our individual takes on the prompts. Today's prompts centered around time, our relationship and thoughts. When we're too young, we often think/feel that we have too much time; in our adult years, not enough to do what we proclaim we... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at Morning Glory Studio
On this day, as the country pauses to commemorate, I find myself enjoying the silence that comes with a holiday morning: intermittent traffic, including the occasional sounds made by a metro train as it rolls into the station, six blocks away; the occasional chirp of birds; a dog’s woof; for some, this is not a holiday as the trash must be collected... On this day, as the country pauses to commemorate, I am greeted by the sight of day lilies’ vibrant colors: orange, yellow, green... On this day, as the country pauses to commemorate, I wonder: what’s for breakfast and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at Morning Glory Studio
Well, I think the card is a winner! Thanks for sharing - always - your techniques and process...and KUDOS to you for pushing on with the 100DayProject! I'm looking forward to seeing more. I'm also adding "make a card" to my list of 18 in 18 ...I"ll share more soon... Cheers and Have a great holiday!
Toggle Commented Jul 3, 2018 on Make A Wish at random reflections
In June, I made a concerted effort to include more people in the photos and did pretty well, overall. Many of the photos were featured on the blog but here's a quick recap, taking it from the top : MSQT making plans and reviewing the monthly One Little Word June prompt... Beginning of Convergence quilt #1*... Chris had a new haircut...almost two short; totally changed his looks. His hair is growing in and I think the next cuts won't be as dramatic!!! We had a workshop at my quilt meeting, introducing the AccuGo cutter that was used to make the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at Morning Glory Studio
What a treat...we don't see too many butterflies ~ lucky you had the Botanic Gardens to cisit. Echo Melissa's comments re: grands and butterflies. Cheers~
All your "finds" are great! Love seeing Hannah - she's all "grown up," now! And a cutie! I think the butterfly, the unexpected "reflections" and the sunset... are the best... swoon! Look forward too the next 13! Cheers~
Seems I missed this entry and as your previous reader said: I'd like to see your stencil storage system, too...and looking forward to your wrap up posts re: the #100DayProject. Press on! Cheers~
Quite, Quite lovely! Per usual! It occurred to me as I read this entry how very much card-making and quilting have in common...not that I am surprised for many members of my quilting group also make cards...guess I am just slow on making connections! Always looking forward to your next post. Cool enough, I hope, for you! Cheers~
Image are greeted with the first blooms of the Day Lily, one of my favorite flowers. These, over the years, have been moved from one location to another. This year, I thought they’d finally become extinct. Imagine my surprise and delight yesterday morning when I spied the first blooms! And this morning, even more have blossomed! Just makes me happy from my head to my toes! What’s bringing you joy this first July Monday? Cheers~ Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Morning Glory Studio
This is a picture of Elias after eating...he looks content, filled and happy. I suspect his big brother is entertaining him, based on the big grin. Not the best photo in the world but certainly captures a happy little bébé , well on his way to being a big boy before we know it! He's a cutie and wishes everyone a happy weekend, too! Cheers~ Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at Morning Glory Studio
Today, I share a Waterlogue photo; it has been a long while since I’ve done so. I was greeted on my visit to the Monastery yesterday by gardens filled with bright colors from the flowers against the backdrop of a bright blue sky and a parade of magnificent trees. The lily pond was filled with koi. Bees and butterflies were busy pollinating and gathering. It was all very peaceful, what I needed, coupled with the walk there and back. Today, I have barely moved from my seat at the table. I have/had a lot I could do ... and yet,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at Morning Glory Studio
I am planning to spend at least 30-45 minutes, circa 10 -10:45 pm (before lights out and I fall asleep ) documenting my day, expressing my gratitude and tracking some new habits I'm working on establishing. Good luck with your new habit! Cheers~
I find it so easy to spend my mornings, time, here at the table, especially on a “rare day in June.” Such we are having today...actually, very few this month. But, today is indeed rare and to be savored. I have a few things on today’s agenda: one is get my second shingles shot... Thinking tho' I’ll forgo the shot til tomorrow or later; I have several months' leeway ... Considering the climate of these times ... I’d rather hit the pavement, earbuds in my ears, and walk to the Franciscan Monastery... I feel the need for Mother Nature’s solace.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Morning Glory Studio
Looking IN Looking OUT Sunrise ~ 5:28 am PS. The Looking IN photo I captured standing outside on the deck ; Looking OUT: sitting at the table... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Morning Glory Studio
Today, Norman had a doctor's appointment; afterwards, we went to Whole Foods for a few items and then home...I'm not sure where the time went but here it is 6 PM and I'm just now getting around to today's blog post... Seems I have taken a slight blogging vaca: missing a couple consecutive days over this month; can't say that will change anytime soon but in the scheme of things, I doubt it will matter much. Tuesday, I had an appointment; afterwards, I went to Barnes & Noble and bought two new books and three magazines...I took one of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at Morning Glory Studio
(Photos: Friday morning MSQT; Saturday morning sunrise; indoor picnic; baby Elias and Chris; 10:17 was also the address of our childhood home.) manage to get away from me/us. T'was very quiet, delightfully so 'cause it rained Saturday. Sunday was very hot - and still is. Today's weather is not fit for man or beast. I've spent most of the day reading, writing, sorting through papers (a NEVER! ending activity) and contemplating what I'd pen for today's post. Most of yesterday - I'm almost ashamed to admit - I found myself deeply down the YouTube hole; actually, it was all... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at Morning Glory Studio