Monday, July 29, 2013

August Photo A Day

August Photo A Day by marie watterlond
August Photo A Day, a photo by marie watterlond on Flickr.

Prompts for the August 2013 project!

Photo A Day July 28--New

Some new books on on historical quilts and two on modern quilts. Consistency? Me? Have you met me?

Photo A Day July 29--Perspective

From my perspective, this is a perfect margarita! No mixing or measuring or fussing, just a B&J margarita-flavor over crushed ice. Refreshing!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Photo A Day July 24: D is for--Done!

Sweaters for A1 & A2 by marie watterlond
Sweaters for A1 & A2, a photo by marie watterlond on Flickr.

Finished up two little sweaters for my granddaughters today, which means that this project is half DONE. There are two more in progress for my grandsons. Now, back to knitting sleeves...

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Photo A Day July 2--Shoes

These shoes are made for walkin'--and they certainly have enough miles on them!

Photo A Day July 4--Red White and Blue

Celebrating the season with the appropriate lighting! Happy Fourth of July!!

Photo A Day July 3--COLD

So hot here I want to jump into the freezer drawer to cool off!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Photo A Day June 19--Currently Reading

No, I'm not reading-monogamous. This doesn't include the two Kindles, each of which has a book I'm in the middle of reading.

Photo A Day June 30--Handwriting

001 by marie watterlond
001, a photo by marie watterlond on Flickr.

My Valentine quilt, with handwritten love poems and other poetry written on it.

Photo A Day June 26--Empty

Definitely empty! Now, what to put in it?

Photo A Day June 27--Into The Sun

Taken from my front porch, looking through the jacaranda tree and the pergola.

Photo A Day June 28--Red

There is a theme of "red" in my kitchen! The red coffeemaker didn't make it into the picture, however.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Horse Pond

Horse Pond by marie watterlond
Horse Pond, a photo by marie watterlond on Flickr.

Photo A Day May 16--Season

My favorite season is autumn in New England. This was taken the last time I was there, at Horse Pond in Salem, Conn.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Photo A Day May 16--Mailbox

No mailbox here, sadly--mail comes in through the slot in the door!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Photo A Day May 15--7 O'Clock

Trying to get a good picture of a moving target--Shyla's still camera-shy!

Photo A Day May 14--Need

A pile of quilts I NEED to finish!

Photo A Day May 13--Sunrise/Sunset

My sunrise/sunset colored rose. We've had very uninspiring displays for sunrise and sunset for the last few days, so I went with something a little different!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Photo A Day May 6--Broken

This chair has had a broken stringer for quite a while now. Watch out--it bites ankles!

Photo A Day May 5--Paper

Filing, sorting, organizing, shredding, purging--I've been wrestling with the paper tiger this week!

Photo A Day May 7--Something beginning with F

A set of furry, fuzzy feet! Shyla curled up in her nest!

Photo A Day May 8--A Shape

My HitchHiker scarf--a crescent-shaped piece of knitting, in a vivid orange with flashes of green and yellow. The color is called Nasturtiums.

Photo A Day May 9--A Snack

Peppermint tea and pretzels--great for a rainy afternoon!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Photo A Day April 29--I Wore This Today

I always wanted a Vera scarf "back in the day" but they were out of my reach, price-wise. Today, thanks to Ellen of LA Is My Beat,, I learned that Target has a line of affordable repros! This one is mine...

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Photo A Day April 28--Sunday

One of the more fun parts of the day--working on a UFO!

Photo A Day April 27--Earth

Sunset on the hilltop on a hazy day.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Civil War Quilt--Photo A Day March 28---Something I did...

Month 2 blocks. Just a few years late...

Civil War Quilt--Photo A Day March 27, Pair

Self-explanatory! This quilt has several different sized blocks and some are duplicated in two sizes.

Photo A Day March 29--Goodnight

Good night moon, good night room, good night laundry drying in the doorway...

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Photo A Day March 14--Tasty

A nice cool glass of tangy tasty pomegranate juice on a hot day.

Photo A Day March 13--Sound

Love the sound of this guy's rumblepurr!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Photo A Day March 8--Favorite

My favorite (only) girl-cat, snuggled up on "her" bed. Quite a change from a year or so ago when she hid in closets!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Photo A Day March 3--Key

The key basket by the front door holds our spare keys.

Photo A Day March 4--Lucky

My "lucky shamrocks" basket and little candy dish!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

Photo A Day Feb. 17--In My Hand

Crystal heart fridge magnet from my daughter, in my wrinkled old-lady hand.

Photo A Day Feb. 18--something you dislike

I really loathe these hideous tropical tree-whatsits that my neighbor planted alongside the fence. I am inordinately happy when they get frostbitten. This year, they didn't get much--just enough to make them molt all over my driveway.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Photo A Day Feb. 13--Love Is the air! It's my youngest granddaughter's third birthday! Going a "little" further back into history, 50 years ago today my sweetheart proposed to me. I said yes and that's what started this whole crazy, loving, silly, wonderful family!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Photo A Day Feb 1--Fork

Some nice old forks in my "silverware" drawer! Not sure if these are fish forks, or dessert forks, or just odd forks. Yes, they'd look better with some of that tarnish taken off. Any volunteers?

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Photo A Day Jan. 26--Together

Norton Simon Museum by marie watterlond
Norton Simon Museum, a photo by marie watterlond on Flickr.

A vignette of tourists visiting St. Peter's Basilica, together forever! Painting at the Norton Simon Museum.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Photo A Day Jan. 17--Ready

Ready for Valentine's Day with the heart mugs all set out!

Photo A Day Jan. 16--Two Things

... which will eventually become one sweater!

Photo A Day Jan. 14--Yellow

002 by marie watterlond
002, a photo by marie watterlond on Flickr.

The last rose of winter!

Photo A Day Jan. 14--Yellow

Lemons on the tree by the driveway.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Photo A Day Jan. 8--Something beginning with T

A Thirties Tumbler quilt in progress. This was a block of the month--each month I got a packet of pre-cut tumblers. After the first 6 months, I sewed them into rows; now I have the second 6 months' worth, ready to sew those into rows and finish assembling the quilt top.

It's going to be enormous so I'm not sure that I'll be wanting to quilt it myself. Have to wait and see once it's done!

Photo A Day Jan. 9--Paper

Paper mess in the office. One of the things I need to tackle this year!

Photo A Day Jan 10--One O'Clock

A stopped clock is still right twice a day. It's also super easy to reset if you need a picture of a certain time and might have happened to nap through that time. This clock was Himself's anniversary gift from Gallo, I think for 25 years.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Photo A Day Jan 4--The View From Here

taken from an upstairs window,, looking north towards the mountains.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Photo A Day Jan. 3--Heart

Made this little Valentine quilt umpteen years ago, but still pull it out every year. It's supposed to look like a folded love letter. Hand appliqued, with beads, ribbons, lace, and pen-and-ink "love notes."

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Photo A Day Jan. 2--Something New

My Leftie shawl--started on New Year's Day! Now stalled waiting for the ball winder and swift to come out...