1. Today is the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination. I remember exactly where I was when we got the news. I was 13 years old, on a field trip bus. The driver had the radio on, and as we were boarding to go back to school the announcement came across the airwaves. Classes were suspended for the rest of the day. When I got home my mother was sitting at the kitchen table in tears. We sat and cried together. Such a sad time.
2. I've learned two new quilt blocks this week using online tutorials.
Christmas Tree from http://www.mccallsquilting.com/patterns/details.html?idx=15381
Star from http://www.vanessachristenson.com/2010/06/tutorial-how-to-make-ohio-star.html
These will be part of a Christmas table runner I'm making. I've challenged myself is to use all the leftover fabric from my first quilt project, and not purchase any new fabric. Stay tuned.
3. Dennis and I have committed to daily walks. Yesterday we hiked along a nature trail and came across wild rose bushes. I admired the rose hips so much that he took out his pocket knife, trimmed off a sliver, and handed it to me. When we got home I put his sweet gift in my little rose pattern sugar bowl.
4. Speaking of roses, at the suggestion of Rose, who blogs at Time Stand Still we purchased The Last Brickmaker in America. We loved this movie. I highly recommend it. (Thank you Rose for telling me about this excellent movie.)
5. A couple from the church we're attending gave us a dozen eggs. I love the pastel colors. As we continue to look for property in Oregon, I'm thinking it might be nice to have a place for a few chickens. Fresh farm eggs taste so much better than those from a supermarket.
And that's my 5 randoms for this week.
Hope your weekend is filled with joy.
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