Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Washington D.C.

Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday. Today's feature is our nations capital, Washington D.C.

When we stopped there for a day, we were looking for one particular building. It sits directly across from the Smithsonian Archives.
Can you see the balconies at the top of the building? Maybe if you click to enlarge you can see it better. What I wanted to point out is that my hubby and his company made the balusters that line the two levels of balconies.

Cool huh?

Monday, May 22, 2017

Off the Cuff

Several years ago I bought this book.

There are several really cute pincushion patterns and lots of creative ideas.

But truthfully, this is the one that caught my attention.

I had this idea if you use men's shirts for making quilt blocks, wouldn't it be cool to cut off the cuffs and make pincushions??

So, I bought a mans shirt for $1.00 from the thrift store and gave it a try.

Isn't he cute?? I did not follow the exact directions given in the book, but just did my own thing. And I still think he turned out cute :-) The ears are flower buttons.

How about you? Do you ever go out of your comfort zone? Let's be creative today and make something outside of the box!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Confederate Capital

  Richmond, Virginia

Richmond at first thrived as the capital of the Confederacy. Then starved. Then burned when, at last, Robert E. Lee's forces were forced to retreat, leaving the city defenseless.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017