Friday, October 28, 2011

It’s happening again…we go from Halloween to Christmas with minimal thought of Thanksgiving.  Already the retail stores are in full Christmas mode…trees and trim, layaway plans, and “coupons” to use at the store every weekend.  This year I’m going to continue to celebrate fall, harvest, and Thanksgiving.  It’s to beautiful to stop appreciating the tall colorful grasses, the leaf colors, and the crispness of the morning and evening.  And Nebraska football keeps us grounded into fall.  Each football Saturday is an opportunity to share some chili, hotdogs, salsa, caramel apples any fall favorite food of choice. 

Dee and I rode Amtrak to Denver last weekend to celebrate the grand opening of La Momo Mae’s Bakery in Longmont, Colorado.  The bakery is owned by a high school classmate of Dee’s.  She was truly surprised to see us.  The trip to Longmont resulted in an excursion to the YMCA Camp of the Rockies in Estes Park, home of many family vacations in the Beck Family.  And of course, we visited many quilt shops in the Denver area.  We left Omaha on Amtrak at 12:30 am and arrived into Denver at about 8:00 am.  Both Dee and I slept fairly well in the coach area where the seats stretched into recliners.  We returned from Denver at 9:00 pm and arrived into Omaha around 7:00 am.  We slept in a “roomette” where the chairs turned into beds.  It was a great weekend!

I Love Sewing’s November and December classes and events are posted on our website.

We hope to see you soon.
{Nebraska Memorial Stadium}
Thanksgiving Table Runner

{La Momo Maes}

Friday, October 21, 2011

Fall Joy
It’s been a while since our last blog but Dee and I are still sewing and quilting. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers over the last few months.  We miss our mother but know her life continues with God.
Every October I’m reminded why fall is my favorite time of year.  And that seems especially true this October.  The Colors are brilliant and intense.  Who doesn’t like stomping on leaves?  We have sedum in our backyard and butterflies have been congregating on the plants for the past few weeks.  Our New England Asters are reaching new heights but blooming beautifully.  Penny, our dog, loves the butterflies and the bees.  A big pumpkin is at the top of my shopping list.  It’s handy to have template material around for carving the pumpkin!
If you have stopped by our shop you have noticed our building project.  We plan to move into the additional space in December.  Dee and I have been very happy with the quality of work on the building.  All of the craftsmen have been extremely careful in keeping the premises clean and respecting everyone who have come through our doors.
Take Care, Marcia