Saturday, May 31, 2008


Originally uploaded by coquet's cache
Funny how if you asked me what my fav color combo for a quilt is, I would 'say' pinks, pastels........ but this, as I see it take shape, truely is my favorite for a blanket.

So now I will get off the laptop and make block #6 before I have to go to the porthole to my job.

Friday, May 30, 2008

bump along the way

Today the weather is perfect. Perfect, only if you like honey sunshine, velvet breeze, and the prettiest clouds ever made.

I want to hold this perfect weather day in my hand and feel it's cool, fine surface and it's weight solid. But.. today feels rusted around the edges. Each time I tighten my grip, bits of the edge crumbles into my palm, reminding me not examine it too thoroughly. Just cup it in my hand for a few hours before the change from perfect to gritty happens.

Work again.. I can't help but think about how this stint is unfolding, and I'm turning around on a spindle over and over seeing myself at the root of the problem, and then again I have to accept that there are a few really odd happenings or coincidences. It would be easier to just say 'I started off badly, so all that needs happen is for me to just be kinder, problem solved, the end.' But there is more. Money is involved, a large sum actually. So, that is the one difference between all my other experiences with working and this particular place.

After all this thinking I remember the people in Myanmar, and China and the Middle East conflicts. Things haven't even gotten nearly as bad as I know they eventually will. Gas is 4.22, not 7 bux. My biggest stress is at work. I have a job and a home and clean water and plenty of food and my indoor plumbing works fine. I might even be purchasing a house near the ocean.

In sunshine, in rain, it helps to know that my Creator is on my side. He wants me to be careful, and kind, and I will. He has already given me so much. So, if I need to take one day at a time, so be it.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

quiltalong #2

quiltalong #2
Originally uploaded by coquet's cache
The dark patches on the square to the left are actually a grey/black floral print. On the right, the black fabric is just plain solid black.

So far, I'm really liking this color way ALOT. (MORE PIX L8TR) Yay!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

green can break your heart if you let it

This house, a green house, is breaking my heart. Here is a link to the realtor dot com listing. So far, the news that this house, which I have wanted for years to come back on the market so I can finally buy it......... *sigh* ... This news that is 'just went under contract' is truely upsetting and frankly now I want to stop looking for a while.

It was on the market for months, but I was not looking at single family houses, so I never knew. Yesterday I finally found the listing, and today came the horrible, heartbreaking news. "JUST" went under contract. As if, but some weird twist, I caused it to be unavailable simply by asking to see it.

I know that sounds stupid, and well it is. But I feel better just venting a bit.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

pinning and machine quilting

I wonder if everyone that quilts has a love hate relationship with pieces when they're almost finished.

This baby blankey/wall hanging thing is nearly complete and I alternate between being glad to finally finish and being sad that the experience will end and I have to give it away.

Monday, May 12, 2008

seaside artwork

Janet Bell now lives near the sea. Her art is clear, warm, and charming. If I had a wish list, this one would be on it. The color palatte feels familiar, like I've sewn an apron or something out of the same. At any rate, bravo Janet!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

dirty deeds on Green Ave.

I saw a foreclosure prop on Monday and wrote up an offer for it the next morning. My realtor faxed it to the seller's agent that day.

We had been warned that another offer was expected on the property. As it was not actually made, we proceeded as the sole bidders.

On Friday we were told that my offer was not submitted until Friday because the 'mystery bidder' finally submitted their offer and NOW we needed to come up with highest/best. I have spent the weekend waiting to hear if my offer was accepted.

Sooo.. I purposefully, after much thought, bid not one more dollar than what I think the place is worth.

Friday, May 09, 2008

From this day forward..

... my womanly 'bahzooms' will be henceforth referred to as:


These PICTURED are from for anyone who simply must have a set of their own happy maracas. Ole!!

Monday, May 05, 2008

quiltalong wk1

quiltalong wk1
Originally uploaded by coquet's cache
yes indeedy this is really my first quiltalong courtesy of Crazy Mom Quilts (over in the blog roll) and it wasn't so bad after all.

A yellow background with black or red squares and shapes appeals to me.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

the good ole' new blues

Tiffany sat across from me in the restaurant yesterday. She loves 'greek pizza' with a thick, almost bisquit crust, so we went to the 'greek pizza' place down the street for lunch after taking the 2nd look at a property. It was after we got the main course that she looked at me quite seriously and said "It feels like all of our lives are about to change in a big way," and she was right. I nodded and had another crispy, ketchupy french fry.

In all of her 18 years, she's had a few big changes happen to her life. Her older brother was sent away, institutionalized for months, and only ever came home years later a very different person. She also saw her father file for divorce from me so that he could be with a young man 18 years his junior. For a few years she and her sister lived with Dad in a country setting, and then in her 12th year she came to live with me in a more urban town.

Yes Tiffany, you said a mouth full. Now, pass the Snickers cheesecake pie please.

What's the story?

During the past 46 years, I've lived in Connecticut. I've traveled up and around the U.S. and to Puerto Rico, and loved every minute. I've had 4 children who are now fantastically talented adult artists and comedians. I've been married and then divorced and then engaged and then single and finally *big sigh* content. I've grown into a darn good nurse, cook, seamstress, and Mom.

Maybe one of these days I'll get this 'writing' thing down, too.

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