Sunday, March 15, 2009

I'm back

I haven't blogged for a couple of days...Really mad at myself for missing Friday the 13th!! I meant to report that I had finished the "Widows of Eastwick", (sequel to "Witches of Eastwick") and I thought the 13th would be a perfect day to write about it. So I will have to do it now. Very good read...if you are 50plus or a real fan of Updike or have a real working situation with the first book "Witches...". It has been so long since I read the Witches that I may have to read it again to clarify some of the incidents in the Widows!

This is the picture I was going to post on Friday the 13th. I call it the "Gathering of the Birds".....thought it looked eerie enough for the occassion!
One morning, early, I looked out the window and there in this dead tree by our driveway were these vultures!! There must have been something dead in the field across the road where some cattle graze (we live out in the coutry!) Anyway, I thought these guys were just too cool to not take a picture of them!! My grands and I call them "Nature's Cleanup Committee"!

Tomorrow, I have a meeting with my guild board...being librarian I have the privelege(?) of getting to sit on the board and make decisions!! Anyway after the meeting, five of us are going to lunch and exchange our "Round Robin" quilt blocks that we did about a year and a half ago. At our quilt show in 2007, we had a display of quilts for an organization called "Making Memories", a group that raises money for breast cancer patients. The quilts are made of donated wedding gowns, cut up into quilt blocks, sewn together and embellished. The five of us who made one together named ourselves "The Brides-mades" and we decided to make a RR with the scraps we all had left over. For one reason or another we didn't get back together to exchange the final block so none of us knows what our original block looks like....for you non-quilters, a round robin is when a group all make a central block then pass each month (or what ever designated time) to the next person, until all in the group have had a chance to add a border. Then it is returned to the original person, who will continue finishing it into a small quilt or whatever. I am excited about seeing mine as I can hardly remember what it looks like! I'll take pictures to post!

Oh, and now I am reading "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle"...VERY good, so far!!!


  1. Jay, I can't wait to see my final round robin quilt! See you at the board meeting!

  2. Great picture...Very eerie!!