“A day in the country is worth a month in town”Christina Rossetti

Monday, September 26, 2011

New Roof

The work crew got us scrambling out of bed and into our clothes when they arrived early last Monday. It didn't take them long to set up and get started.While we were at the beach, the materials had been left along the driveway, so we knew they were coming, we just weren't positive exactly when..The roofers got right into the removal of our old, hail beaten roof .
And so the noise began.
Scrape. Bang. Pop! Pop! Pop! The dumpster arrived a bit after the fact, and there already was a huge pile of old shingles where the dumpster should have been. So they left it at the kitchen door! Poor Jock had enough of the noise early on, and so we went for long walks to visit the goats. Before long the plywood was exposed and the new shingles began to go on. It was quite a busy scene, especially with rain in the forecast. It did arrive late and so the crew finally stopped and had lunch and dinner all at once. The next day they were back and the job was completed. However the dumpster stayed around for the whole week, so today when it was removed, it was nice to get my old barn view back.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Full Moon Frisbee

Our second night in Milton Delaware was a full moon and a beautiful night to be on the beach.

We also has the last of the sunset to light the sky, and if you haven't noticed, we had the beach for ourselves.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

How Lucky Is That?

Its starting to rain outside after some deep, deep thunder. The kind of thunder that doesn't so much startle you, but moves you. Deep.

Last week we watched the forecast while wearing our flannel jammies and t-shirts during all the hurricane news and flooding. We were getting ready to go to the beach and only saw one - yes ONE day that showed a yellow sun as the featured weather symbol. So we packed our flannel jammies, fleece tops and long sleeved shirts for the beach. I even considered a turtle neck.
Did we need them? No! NO! NOOOOO! How lucky is that?
Its late and I haven't had a chance to download all the photos, but here is a taste of a wonderful time in Milton, Delaware.Horseshoe crab corpses were plentiful this year. Perhaps the hurricane aftermath. Our morning walk south.

Monday, September 12, 2011

September 11, 2001 Quilt

This special quilt is hanging in the Ligonier Valley Library basement, and from what I hear, it has gotten a lot of visits. I thought I would share this with you after this emotional week-end. Sorry it took a while to get these pictures on. Technical issues!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

WIP - Double Four Patch

Yep! I took the nudge and started another baby quilt. Very pleased so far and using up lots of scraps.
Rearranged a few pieces and starting to sew it together.
I think the top will be complete for the shower.
The quilts will be ready for the birthdays.

Farm Fresh Breakfast

Homegrown tomatoes.
Today's eggs.
Local melon.
My designer coffee blend in my favorite mug.
Come on over.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Penn State vs. Indiana State

My Penn State hall mate Linda is a season ticket holder for Penn State football and we have done several of the home openers together, and today the tradition continued.Here we are on Rt 322 approaching Park Avenue to get to the Brown Lot parking.
Once again, we are following Mr. Engineer. We got to the stadium early, so we went to see what was going on in Bryce Jordan Center.
The basketball court was open and lit up.
The game was televised on the Big Ten Network.
Did you see us? The Blue Band did its beautiful pregame show, and then it was game time! Penn State received the opening kick and ran it back for a touchdown. A long day for Indiana State, but a lot of work by our team needed to be ready for Alabama next week.
Thank goodness for the occasional breeze because is was so hot and humid today.Indiana State teams are the Sycamores. Wish I got this this button. And here we are, two of the millions of Penn State Fans who have been a part of a game coached by Joe Paterno in Beaver Stadium.

Go State!