Saturday and Sunday brought balmy tempertures of near 60 degrees F.
J. decided to do some pruning. The "burning bush" has had a severe, but needed cutting back.
I took several photos before noticing the camera was still on the "sunset" mode from the the evening before, thus the orange-y tint.
No, its not one of the Wright brothers about to launch in a flying machine.
J. also took down an ancient TV antenna.
Willis the kitten is a faithful attendant. J.'s elderly Raisin Cat has been allowed outside for a walk-about.
The ever helpful Willis.
I enjoyed the afternoon sunshine while clipping back the woody stems of perennials.
I leave many of the stalks through the winter to encourage self-sown seedlings.
Willis discovered that the catnip is evergreen in Kentucky.
He was quite inspired for some time after having a good dose of it.
Saturday evening I landed on this blog: http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/ .
Barbara Brackman is a historian with particular interests in the American Civil War and in vintage quilts.
She is also a fabric designer and noted quilting instructor.
I have one of her books.
She is posting instructions for vintage quilt blocks with background stories and links of interest.
I decided it was time to start a new quilting venture--the stacks of newly unpacked fabric are calling me.
We've had a drizzle of rain today with darkness coming early.
A perfect time to enjoy the warmth of the new "family room" and play with my fabric.
The asymmetrical arrangement of the patches for this block did bad things to my head before I got it right!