Wednesday, November 25, 2009

i think that i shall never see

a poem as lovely as seventeen trees...
what kind of trees are those? lodge pole pine? scotch pine? sequoia? white pine? maybe spruce?
the inner borders are on the lone wolves quilt for the Other One's birthday ... i was gonna add a plain border of dark blue sky but it just didn't look good next to the lighter sky ... and i didn't have enough of the lighter sky because it is of course directional ... what to do? what to do? what to do? sheesh ...... when i made the trees for the center i had 96 (if you do the math, it should have been just 90 - but i made an extra tree, just in case) little bonus half square triangles of lighter sky and green trees ... lots of little blocks with nowhere to go ... so i put them together into a giant tree ... i dunno why - it just seemed like the right thing to do with them ... and then i had a giant tree with nowhere to go what to do? what to do? what to do? so i thought nothing ventured, nothing gained and started whacking away ... i split the giant tree in half ... and came up with the side borders ... the top and bottom are mountains from the striped fabric ... i'm still undecided on the outer border - i was gonna make sawtooth stars with the snow and paw prints' fabrics, but the top doesn't really need to be any longer and sometimes i just don't know when to quit ... i haven't used any of the dark blue sky yet, so that's a possibility ... or maybe just a plain old border of the paw prints' fabric ... meh ... the excitement has worn off and i think i'll just put it away for awhile

in the meantime...

Elaine is having a giveaway ... i love Elaine's blog ... she has been sharing her cruise adventures and has wonderful pictures of food and fun and beautiful places to go and lovely people to meet ... if you haven't already, go there to visit - you WILL be inspired!

i have an email buddy who likes to send me uplifting-feel-good-everybody-loves-you messages and i usually open them and think what the...?!? this is the latest, with a few modifications...

there comes a point in your life when you realize:
who matters
who never did
who won't anymore
and who always will...
there are reasons why some of the people in your past didn't make it to your now
and why some of the people in your now won't make it to your future
from an unknown author - edited by me


  1. Your quilt for the "other one" sure has been a labor of love. It looks so handsome, so fine and I bet the "other one" loves it.

    The little dittie is right on. I have learned the wisdom in it and I so celebrate the friends in my now and our journey together into the future. Such good people and an honour to be called their friend.

  2. Yep....there are trees, and there are TREES. Yours sure are TREES.

  3. I am loving how this quilt is turning out! Brilliant idea about the border!!