the go-to chicken dinner at my house.
It just feeeels better

a fourth cup of coffee and fuzzy slippers. cozy.

Hello there.  It's a beautiful morning here in western Missouri.  Cool and crisp.  Fall is definitely on its way.  Fidget and I sing "Oh! What a Beautiful Morning" most days on the way to preschool, and today it was a perfect fit for our drive.  The cloudless sky is a gorgeous deep blue and the morning sun made the cornfields glow. 

fidget's quilt top, taking shape 

We drove down her favorite 'Tree Tunnel' road and saw that one of the two horses was out. The chestnut one.  He was standing alone in a large field, surrounded by wildflowers and grass that is still green, coat shining.  We drove by, waving, looking for his sidekick, the gray mare, but we didn't see her today.  'Gray horse in the barn, mommy.  It's too early.' 

fidget's quilt

October is usually the blue-ribbon month around these parts, but September is making a case for itself this year.  I keep thinking the heat and humidity will come back, overnight, with a vengeance.  But so far we've been lucky and sleeping with the windows open, waking up to a chilly house and coffee brewing.  It's my favorite part of the year.

There is no denying it.  It's time to get those sweaters out of the off-season storage boxes, give them a shake and a tumble (and a spritz for freshness).  And it's time for quilts. 

panel inset for fidget's quilt

I made some progress on Fidget's quilt this weekend.  It's turning into a modified log cabin design, with embroidered pieces in the middle of the squares.  She is very keen on my finishing her 'special blanket' soon.  It doesn't matter what I'm working on. She will ask, "Mommy, is that my special blanket you are making for me?" 

huge log cabin squares

Yes, little Fidgie, it is.



that quilt is going to be adorable! And I am in complete agreement about this time of the year. Love it!


ack! it is coming together beautifully. and you so make me think of Aidin at that age - she was obsessed with the songs from "Hokamoka" too, and we sang Oh, what a beautiful morning almost every day on the way to pre-school for at least two years.

Keep you fingers crossed for me for no rain on the weekend. and hope to see you there.


Awwww, isn't she sweet?

Summer has certainly been a shocker over here too. Well, if you want to call it summer. It's hardly been hot at all this year.


It's cool and rainy here today, but summer can still come back with a vengeance. It's Texas, after all. But I would definitely welcome fall if it decided to stay. ;o)

Sweaters? What are those? I think I *may* have one or two in the back of my closet.

The "special blanket" is gorgeous. I can't wait to see the finished product.


The embroidery looks just perfect. Can't wait to see the finished product.


I'm jealous of your weather! Your quilt is looking great, can't wait to see it ;-)

Joanne (The Simple Wife)

Oh Chris,

This quilt is beautiful! I love it and can't wait to see the whole thing. We're having fall here today too--in fact I'm still in my jammies, but I've moved past coffee to diet Coke and candy corn.


Alicia A.

It IS looking great. She's a lucky fidgie.

Stop with the Fall stuff... you'll make me cry.
(ok. it's not that terrible. I'm trying.)



we had our first taste of fall today - i was not ready! you wouldn't know that from the knitting, though....
and that quilt is going to be stunning. fidget is a lucky girl.


That quilt is lookin' good! I can't wait to see it when it's finished.


I *love* how this quilt is turning out! Can't wait to see the finished product.


I love the quilt! It's so pretty! I can't wait to get down to some crafty stuff. Have to wait for the holidays, which are about 3 months away. Looks like you're having a good time. Take care!


There's something great about the fourth cup of coffee and a quilt top near by...a wonderful combination!


Holy cow, girl! That quilt is gorgeous!!!!!


Wow, that looks amazing! I love your story telling and photography too.


Girl, your embroidery is too good to be true. Don't know what else to say 'bout that!!!


It is coming along nicely. Are you going to let her touch it or is it going to be framed and hung on the wall!? It is definitely worth hanging!!!

metrosupial designs

Wow, this is BEAU-TI-FUL!!!

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