Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fall is Here

The leaves are turning pretty colors, and it's time to think about going back to Virginia.  My summer projects this year have been moving along, and this week I've been working on the Birds of A Feather quilt project, and have most of the blocks finished.  I am enjoying the hand work:

Here is the layout of the quilt so far:

This summer has been beautiful, and I am posting this from the Manistee Library where I have a wifi connection.  There is a book "Spool of Thread" here that reflects my thoughts on fall and all the beauty of the season.  The following is from a writing called Look, Look Around You, by Rogene Jados. She writes:

No other time of the year is as lovely or such a contrast to the stark beauty of winter. Let's enjoy the beauty of fall, collect lovely pictures and store them in a drawer in our mind to be pulled out whenever we need them.

What a blessing we have in using our mind as a storeroom for memories of things past and to hold pictures once again in our hands:   Autumn. . . God's lovely lavishly wrapped early Christmas present . . . enjoy!

Here's an early Christmas present for you - a sunset picture of Lake Michigan, taken from the Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course:

The little dotted line in the dark part (land) are actually a group of Adirondack chairs all in a row, for people to sit on the lawn of their clubhouse and view the sunset. We took this photo from the dining room porch, and dinner was great too!  Part of our 50th wedding anniversary celebration year.  We didn't think it would be a pretty sunset because it was so cloudy, but when the sun was low, it lit up the whole sky, and you see the results!  Pure Michigan!


Janet O. said...

What a lovely quilt you are making! Beautiful colors.
GORGEOUS sunset!! I love sunsets and this one is stunning!!

JoAnne said...

Wow, those blocks are lovely! The sunset is gorgeous! I love sunset on Lake Michigan-my parent's live in St. Joseph.

Julierose said...

Congrats on 50 yrs--we just celebrated our 48th! Lovely pix; and I think your blocks are astounding! Gorgeous colors...beautiful work...hugs, Julierose

Elaine said...

Love the autumn colours you have chosen for your BOAF, I must get back to working on mine!

Cyndi said...

Love Autumn! And love those colors in your Quilt....wonderful idea!

Leah Rubin said...

So gorgeous there-- lucky you! And I am inspired by your quilt.

Btw, I hope to give baby Madison's quilt to Jason and Liz this weekend (long story), so after they have it, I will post some photos on Facebook.

Congratulations on the big anniversary! Yay!

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

Happy anniversary!

TLC said...

LOVE Fall! Love the colors in your blocks. They're stunning!

Lakegaldonna said...

Congrats on your 50 th anniversary! What a wonderful magical place to celebrate it at. Pure Michigan.

Lakegaldonna said...

Congrats on your 50 th anniversary! What a wonderful magical place to celebrate it at. Pure Michigan.