#Bobbincount four plus ten

Tonight after dinner with mom, I got in the car to start the drive home. Turned on the radio and there was Tchaikowsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Garrick Ohlsson providing the piano in this Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood performance. I heard this concerto often growing up because it was a favorite of my father.

The pianist received several standing ovations and finally announced an encore, a Chopin waltz. Ahhh, what a way to drive home.

#bobbincount 3 plus 10

So I had to stop and undo a little quilting. Can’t complain because it’s been pretty smooth going but I couldn’t leave this bit. Broke the top thread and found I didn’t have to cut the bottom because the bobbin had just run out. Now I’m ready to go again.

Happy Anniversary, Sister Blog

Got this notice from the wordpress.com folks:

This is either the quiltr.com blog which is self-hosted, as they say, or the mbquilts.wordpress.com blog which is the one with the birthday. That’s the one that I’ve recently started cross-posting from here to there and I’ve met lots of interesting bloggers and found some followers – thank you all!

I have been blogging since early 2001 but signed up for wordpress.com in order to understand how it works. As they say: Code is Poetry!

Chasing Clouds

I was driving towards these towering plops of whipped cream-ish clouds with darkness below on the way home. And by whipped cream I mean when you whip cream and then keep whipping until it’s almost just about to begin thinking about becoming butter…

They were to the east and north and it became obvious that I should scope out some clear views in that direction. Oh well, I did find some new pokestops etc.

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Beren and Lúthien

Then suddenly, when her hope was almost spent, he woke again, and looked up, seeing leaves against the sky; and he heard beneath the leaves singing soft and slow beside him Lúthien Tinuviel. And it was spring again. 

The Silmarillion, Beren and Lúthien, J. R. R. Tolkien

#bobbincount 2 plus 10

Paint before Thread

I needed a transition when I got home so I did these two small watercolor experiments. I left these wet downstairs. I kept with the mantra – more water! bigger brush! Then I went upstairs and cleaned and oiled the machine and got down to the work.