Thursday’s Child…

Has Far to Sew.  Even though I’ve checked, and I WASN’T born on a Thursday, I believe I must have been due on a Thursday.  I have a very long way to go sew before I am even close to caught up on sewing/quilting projects.

My UFO progress this week:

I completed two more blocks for my Grandmother’s Flower Garden.  All the flower blocks are ’30s prints, and the “path” is sort of a lavender gray.  It’s going to be lap sized, a quilt I can have at the end of the bed or over a chair.  I now have 12 blocks done, 26 to go!  (And a photo tip:  if I would have used flash, the wrinkles in the block wouldn’t show!)

How are you doing on your UFOs?  Did you make any progress this week?  Click here for my new UFO support blog (Thursday’s Child Has Far To Sew).

Thanks for visiting,


Macro Monday

I love the little flowers in the center of this green plant.  It’s always surprising to me when nature is so orderly.  Each plant 16 has little flowers in rows like this, each one more perfect than the next.

Photo taken at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.  More photos later this week.


Widow Skimmer

I remember in my working days, by Friday I was really “dragon”…okay, pretty lame.  I was struggling for a tie-in to show you a dragonfly picture.  On a Friday.  Maybe it’s Dragon Flyday.

From what I can tell, this is a female widow skimmer.  They are large dragonflies and pretty common.

House stuff is consuming me.  Furniture delivered.  Walls painted.  Everything  back in place.  No drapes; shopping for fabric.  (JoAnn’s has 60% off decorator fabrics today through Sunday.)  Everything is taking much longer than expected.  Why should I be surprised?

Hope you’re not dragon too much today!


by Sue Hecker — Maker, Traveler, Photographer, Mother & Wife, Lover of Life