Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Beautiful Music...

"Beautiful music is the art of the prophets
that can calm the agitations of the soul;
It is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents
God has given us."
...Martin Luther




During this first week of the Season of Advent,
may you take time to stop and listen 
to the music of the season.
"Next to the Word of God,
the noble art of music is
the greatest treasure in the world."
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...Karen

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving...

Finally!
... some fall foliage from my neighborhood!
I took these pics just this morning.


This is our Bur Oak, planted a few years ago.
Its acorn yield? Two this year.
This Red Oak is just beginning to lose its beautiful green. 

These leaves will eventually turn the most gorgeous red.


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Hubby put the turkey in the smoker this morning
for tomorrow's dinner.
It was in a brine since yesterday and
has been sprinkled with his own special blend.
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I am off to the kitchen now to do some baking.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

...Karen

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Quilt Show 2010

A Guild Challenge in 2005 was
"What Christmas is to you."
Being originally from Baltimore,
and missing home,
I made this Baltimore Album.
It was my first ever Challenge entry,
and I won the Best Workmanship Award. 




Here is a close-up of the folded flower bud. 
This was hand appliqued and machine quilted by me.
It is 30-inches square.

Have a great Monday!

...Karen

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I am linking this post to 
SewCalGal's
Christmas Quilt Show 2010.
Visit HERE (or the button) to see all the entries.




Monday, November 8, 2010

Civil War blues... a sneak peek

On my design wall this morning...







...and then there is this.

hmmm, you say...
What is she making???
You'll hear ALL about it... later.  ;-)
I can't share just yet...
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Have a great day!

...Karen

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I am linking today to:

Smiling Sally   ~  Blue Monday!
Visit Sally's blog for a trip around the world
to view additional Blue Monday posts.


Judy L. at Patchwork Times ~ Design Wall Monday!
Visit the blog of Judy Laquidara for wonderful
design wall inspirations.

Monday, November 1, 2010

another new basket...

Hello, and Happy Blue Monday!
Look at these lovely threads
and my new basket!
 We had a Harvest Party
 at church last night for the kids.
Pizza and games and goodies...
and a silent auction.
This handmade basket and threads was my win!

For additional Blue Monday posts,
please visit Smiling Sally.


...Karen