have slipped away since this first day of school picture was taken. My best friend Betty, another Smith but not related, and I, all set for school including the handkerchief pinned to our dresses. High Fashion ala 1945. It's that time of year again, birthday season, and I've just celebrated my 70th. Had a wonderful time on an autumn leaf tour via Train. Just a couple of hours between Osceola, WI and Marine on the St. Croix,MN, but lots of fun and very beautiful. I love trains! A party followed at my DD's house, a complete surprise to me, and so much fun! Got to hold baby AJ and get the run-around by big brother L. Beautiful weather and good food. I have great kids!
Ebby has also turned another year older, she's 9 this year(I think)...maybe 8. Her age at arrival was a bit up in the air. She's been here 4 years, and seems more relaxed with age. Believe it or not, this is what happens immediately AFTER having a pinch of her beloved catnip!! I snapped 3 pictures and her eyes didn't even open!! So much for catnip being a stimulant!
The colors of autumn are all around us, and my neighbors tree catches the first rays from the morning sun. These might be casual snaps from my little patio, but I find the beauty lies in simple things and the changing seasons. I'm finishing up my 6th year here in the Valley and will stay for at least one more. The new lease is signed.The Queen is in her castle, eating bread and honey *VBS*
There is a shortage of quilt related pictures here lately, but I HAVE been sewing...A LOT!! What I haven't been doing is i.r.o.n.i.n.g.!! I hate the pressing(or ironing) out of blocks and tops. And, of course, one must do that! I've spent an hour or so at the iron this evening, and hope to have pictures tomorrow or the next day. I've finished up 3 more "project" tops and that feels good. Of course they are still flimsies, don't want to get too crazy all at once...LOL
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