Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A road less traveled....

is definitely one that would lead you to my new abode. Off the beaten track is putting it mildly! My community in The Valley was small. ElmVille is tiny! Not much has changed in the 7 years I lived elsewhere.  Back in 1984 I arrived here, young(or at least younger), one 'new job' happy hubby, 4 'less than happy' school age kids and a pair of cats. Mama Cat Chelsea, made a dramatic leap for freedom when the car door opened and son, Marmalade looked on quietly. Mama was never seen again, LOL,there are probably a whole new line of gray tabby cats somewhere here in town. Marmalade accepted the new place. As did I, after a while. The maple leaf quilt was born of those early days of being the 'new fish' in the pond. Of knowing no one, and trying to adjust to the new smaller fishbowl existance. I was in my 'early' stages of being a quilter, but already adapt at doing it my own way. Thus the embroidered stems, and quilting done in sewing thread to match the leaves. It's no great beauty, but has served my family well for 17 odd years. It was my one and only attempt at prairie points!
And 17 years later, I'm back in this little hamlet by choice. A home coming of sorts, maybe the only kind a 'wanderer' such as I, could have. There really is no place I could call "home", depending on your definition. The quilt and I are both back where this adventure Began. No telling what the next chapter will bring *VBS*
 Sewing has happened. Sewing each morning with my coffee as usual. I'm up to date on my Rainbow Scraps Challenge, but lack a camera cord to show you my progress. October's color is orange, and I've got orange Shoo Flies a plenty! Maybe tomorrow the missing cord will appear...
 
And last but not least, my friend, Little Boo. He usually greets you on October 1st...but is a "Johnny Come Lately" this year...oh well, who's counting?? Better late than never!

7 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

Glad you are settling in. How is Miss Ebby?

julieQ said...

Welcome home!! Now...need your new addie!!

Sara said...

Glad to get an update from you, Finn!

I will also be happy to see some photos,just so I can imagine you in your new place, and your new views.

Clare said...

What goes around comes around.

Finn - I think you've got a problem with your photos. They aren't showing.

Hugs
xxx

Gypsy Quilter said...

It sounds as if you're slowly settling in to a lovely little town. Have fun decorating for fall!

Angie said...

I'm glad you're getting settled in before the really cold weather sets in, Finnie. You have planted a seed in the brain with the orange shoofly block. My favorite is the Churn Dash, maybe I'll pull the few orange Halloween fabrics that I have and make a churn dash. I could do just a two-color....hmmm, I'm in the middle of making a simple wool Owl pillow for a friend whose birthday is next week. I made a couple of really quick pocket tissue holders, and she'll receive one of those too. And maybe, if I get up off my butt, away from the dang computer, I could whip her up (yeah, right, when have I EVER whipped something up LOL) a small Autumn wallhanging. Sending love and warm hugs to you and Ebby.

Stephanie D. said...

Wish I could see those pictures instead of the dreaded red x in a box.

Must feel definitely weird to be in the same place but different time.