Thursday, October 08, 2009

Harper and I have been taking short, daily walks around our new neighborhood. We need to learn to check the weather before heading out. The tried and true San Diego method of looking out the window just doesn't work here, but we are getting the hang of it.
On most days we have had the chance to wave and say 'Good Morning' to someone passing by. Yesterday we got to meet some of our neighbors and their dog, too. A little sniffing for the dogs and some chit chat for me. A high priority question I've had is: How many trick-or-treaters to expect? I would not want to be caught short on treats.
I was given this bouquet of hydrangea blooms from an heirloom tree (yes, it's a tree!) as a welcome to the neighborhood gift.
I hope to soon invite them over for coffee and a little more get-to-know-you chatter. Our new range is being delivered today. I'll be able to make up a little something to go with that coffee.
We did have to hurry inside because the weather did change - from sunny and warm, to gray, cold, windy and ominous in a matter of moments. That left me the afternoon to stitch a little more on my latest project.
Today I'm off to The Quilted Crow. Hopefully I'll come back with lots of fun things to share.

23 comments:

The Quilt Buddy said...

Good luck on your shopping adventure!

Kathie said...

good luck at the shop, can't wait to hear all about it!!!!
and of course see what you bought!

taking walks in the neighborhood is a good thing to help you meet people and I am sure Harper is happy to be outside too!
Kathie

Carol said...

I'm just dying to know what your new blocks are going to grow into. Have tons of fun at the Quilted Crow...I'll bet it's wonderful.

Janet said...

It sounds like a friendly neighbourhood and I always found dogs are good for breaking the ice, lol. Have fun at the shop.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Welcome to New England weather! We had some wild stuff up here in NH on Wednesday. All that was missing was a little snow.

sewprimitive karen said...

omg I can't wait to hear about the Quilted Crow. That blustery weather sounds fabulous.

Shakerwood Primitives said...

I heard the Quilted Crow is wonderful!

One thing about the weather from growing up in Philly.....never leave the house without some of everything....an umbrella, a light jacket, a sweatshirt, gloves. You never know what's going to happen. But I guess you know that by now!

Kim said...

The adventure in meeting neighbors and Harper's new furry friends...being made to feel welcome makes for a good day. Now you know what Minnesota weather is like, changes in a minute. Enjoy your time exploring The Quilted Crow.

Stina said...

Hmmm.. I wonder if you could make that.. might remember wrong.. have to go upstairs and look..;o))

Screen Door said...

Funny, when I go home to Louisiana they all laugh at me when I get up first thing and ask, "What the's weather doing???" Guess it doesn't matter down there... but it really does up where you are at. Have fun shopping. Glad you are making friends--- any quilters in the area?

anne bebbington said...

Sounds like your new abode has English weather - someone I knew used to say 'Take your umbrella if it's fine, please yourself if it's raining' Our weather here can change at a drop of a hat - probably why it's the general topic of conversation

WoolenSails said...

Oh, I am jealous, I need to get up there.
That is the wonderful thing about our weather, and the bad thing. But, you can drive an hour in any direction and get out of it;)

Debbie

Beth said...

It sounds like you're setting in nicely in your new home, can't wait to see what you get from your outing!

Quilt Hollow said...

The Quilted Crow!!!! You went to the Quilted Crow???? Oh please do share!
What are those blocks for? Whatcha makin Ms Libby?!

kjquilts said...

Wow! Such a great quilt shop right in your neighborhood!

Karen said...

Oh, The Quilted Crow. Lucky you. I bet you find one or two things you like there, for sure.

AnnieO said...

Sounds like a good start to being a long-time resident! I'm wishing I were staying home sewing too :)

Quilts And Pieces said...

you always have the cutest little decoratin scenes!

Judy said...

Everything is looking good! Aren't old irons so fun to collect and so versatile to use to decorate!

tami said...

O I love Quilted Crow. I hope you had fun.

Jantine said...

This latest project makes me very curious!

Doris R. said...

Libby, I have been following your blog for some time now, and must say, I really look forward to your postings! I love your simple decorating style, and just adore your quilts! I always enlarge the pictures to see the design of the quilts and the color selections! And that gate that you are using as display on your mantle...is just too cool! I can't wait to see what you got from the Quilted Crow! I drooled over their pages when they were in Quilt Sampler a few issues ago! Continued success with your move and meeting the neighbors!
Doris R.

Nancy in MT said...

I love that pattern from Lynda, and Cherie has a pattern in that mag too, can't wait for my issue. Lucky you to finally get to go to the Quilted Crow. n