Saturday, June 27, 2009

Show and Tell

Recently I spent three weeks at my DD's in PA. I had a lot of sitting around time so I got three books read and three redwork pictures made. I like these kitty scenes. By the way, my DGG who was in the hospital is doing very well now.
Click on pics to see them better.

After I got home, I put together some very old blocks (maybe late 1930's). They were in an old trunk that belonged to my grandmother. These 8 blocks were made but not put together. I really liked how they went with each other into this pattern. I added a backing by hand and gave it to my Aunt for her 85th birthday.

After our cooler than normal weather, we are now having hot weather. It went from the 70's to over 90. Strange. I got my little flower garden in front of my house cleaned up and the pond started. After a recent storm, the turtle is not spurting water. Oh, me.

Most recent unemployment rate for MI is 14.1 Still highest in the nation. Good news yesterday was they are going to open an auto plant and GE bringing in something too. But these won't help for months. Very hard times here yet.

Good news on the family front. My 25 year old DGS has gotten his first full time job. After finishing his masters degree, he worked three part-time jobs last year. One of them is now full time. He has been living in a room with kitchen privileges but is now looking for an apartment. He is in the Boston area.

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sophie said...

I love your redwork! When I left Michigan, it was because I knew the job situation was going to be bleak there for some time. Even though I am struggling in Texas and still haven't founda job, my heart goes out to those unemployed Michiganders–I fear that they have so much more of an uphill battle in front of them.

Libby said...

Times are hard all around - just seems like some areas are hit harder than others. I do hope that the positive signs poking up here and there continue to spread to everyone.

Granny Lyn said...

Oh,,,,how I LOVE those fabrics!! talk about eye-candy!

Did you or your grandmother do the redwork? I love (and I) are lucky you have your grandmothers precious things! and to give the memory to your anunt is sooo special!

Tropical Screamer said...

What sweet blocks and the redwork is so pretty.



Gracy said...

Really this is the hard work, but you done it very well. I Saw your red work and blocks, so creative. All of your quilting, shows your creative mind. Good Katie.
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