Monday, November 12, 2012

A Postcard in the Mail




The sun was out, all the snow melted. I put on a fleece vest over a long-sleeved shirt when I went to town to get the mail, but chill air still soaked through, making me shiver. A thick pall of smoke hung in the air as I entered town. Yep. Another sign of the season's changing: the outdoor ban on burning has been lifted.

I'd forgotten that there probably wasn't mail delivery today, but I hadn't gone in on Saturday, so there was still plenty to pick up. One piece was a lovely fabric postcard one of my fellow travelers on the quilters tour, Claire, had sent, appropriately French-themed.


The trees at the post office, golden just a few days ago,


have lost their glow.



Someone burning over on the hill




Little Kitten welcoming a warm dry spot to spend the morning


Today and Tuesday I must wrap everything up around the house and gather all my stuff together for quilt camp. I made some good progress during the day and was feeling optimistic about getting ready on time, without a middle of the night packing crush. I think I blew that one. I sat down in my comfy recliner this evening to watch TV for a few moments, before working and watching for the rest of the evening. I dozed through The Big Bang Theory.

Jean-Luc came to lie on my lap. I dozed through Bones. Henley came to join Jean-Luc. I dozed through Hawaii Five-O. One can't disturb cats, who so seldom do this. I actually slept through Castle. Castle!  My "don't miss." I wasn't even DVRing in the background!

Now I'm developing panic. Tuesday will not be the leisurely day I'd been hoping for.

If the Internet is working at quilt camp, you will be regaled with more quilts, even as I haven't finished up photos from the most recent show I attended.

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6 comments:

  1. I'm intrigued. What the heck is quilt camp? Do you have to label your clothing with your name and address before you go? :) I now know I've been away from the states for a good long time. The only one of those shows that I recognize is Hawaii Five-O!

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    1. Only big girls come, so we tend to recognize our own clothes. But otherwise, the amenities are just like camp. We bring our own towels, washclothes, soaps and shampoos, sleeping bags and other bedding. There's a room and beds (I go for the single supplement). Great meals are provided, never-ending coffee and tea in our workroom, and a power system that supports a bezillion sewing machines, supplemental lighting, lots of irons, and a big workroom for 45 women. Beautiful mountain scenery. 5 days and 4 nights for $205, so well worth the lack of fancy.

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  2. I need to look for a cross stitch camp. I assume they have them somewhere. Maybe they could teach me how to finish my projects.

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    1. Check in your locale for any kind of needlecraft group and see whether they do it. I have a weekly group I meet with where I do hand quilting work. I look for SLOW projects that will sustain me for years. We've have some great counted cross-stitchers in the past, but only one doing it now.

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  3. Didn't you have a lot of snow at quilt camp last year? Might need those quilts if it is that cold this year. Have fun!

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    1. I went back through my photos to find which quilt camps have had the big snows and can't find any. It seems like there are big gaps in photos. It usually snows some, but one time was so bad we got sent home early.

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