I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, August 24, 2014

this isn't fun.

town beach in distance...
all those people!
on ''my'' beach!
Hi guys, cranky blogger here today. It is a beautiful cool and sunny Sunday at the beach.

I was sitting there under my umbrella, working on a future block for the Flag quilt...and I had a revelation. I really, really really do not enjoy doing appliqué work for quilts.

It is just so hard, and I don't think my work is good enough. Or good at all. I get so upset and irritated. I am thinking Why bother? My kids will never want these quilts, as they will someday lead slick NYC lives of stainless steel and sidewalk grey. It's not like I am enjoying the process. Maybe I need a break?

This won't affect my sewing the Flag quilt, for Lori's quilt along, which is always a fun thing to participate it. There's plenty of pieced blocks in that project.

Not so sure about Mr. Sunshine. The zillion leaves in the Tree of Life block didn't defeat me, but perhaps all the tiny stars in the Oceans block will emerge victorious. (They are so tiny. And very hard to do.  Ans so not there yet.)

My friend here, Hunter, quit the Dear Jane quilt about 1/3 of the way through. All those tiny hand pieced blocks. And I don't think she plans to start it up again or even put together what she has in a small quilt. Credit for stopping when she decided enough is enough.
And that's not my only gripe---this week, the last week of official summer, I have to go buy a new car. Hardly anything [well, dentist] is as awful as buying a new car. Did I not just buy the one I have? Can it really be three years?
Tomorrow I shall channel my grumpiness and go into bitch mode, and take it all out on the poor sales guy who does not wish to sell me a new Jeep* for nearly nothing.
Maybe this:

Budget. Right.
Okay, I'll end on a cheery note. The first morning glory bloomed yesterday!

"Flying Saucer". And the sweet peas have sprouted and are about 8" tall.

And look what Mo and I saw on our walk:

A swallowtail butterfly. It was so big and ---hover-y---[I'm terrified of bugs, okay?]---that even Mo noticed it and tried to take a sniff.

Have a good week! Wish me car karma and good luck.....

a few nasturtiums
and a mini cinnamon sunflower...



gone to the beach

*Why a Jeep? Well 1- I've always owned Jeeps and except for one lemon [its computer] I've never had a bit of trouble. 2- You get a lot of goodies w/out paying for ''extras"--like roof racks come stock. 3-They are 100% off road so when we have floods and crappy weather, they go anywhere, everywhere. 4- after H Sandy, of all the cars owned by friends and family ONLY the Jeeps made it through the storm and were drivable afterward. So---I am hoping for yet another Jeep. I've never had white, it's pretty, isn't it.
And No, Jeep did not pay me to say that.