Saturday, March 6, 2010

Catch up on Ketchup

I've always felt that honesty is the true reflection of your inner self. And when I read a down to earth post in the blogging world, I appreciate the transparency of that blogger. Today as I read Carrie Nelson's blog, LaVieEnRosie, she was asked what tool in this whole quilting world she could not live without. Her answer made me feel relieved. I was happy that she found her most essential tool to be one of the simplest and basic for any sewer or quilter. One that is my constant companion. A seam ripper! I've always said that I cannot make a quilt unless I have a seam ripper and 2 pins. Stop by Carrie's blog and read the whole question and answer section. It was very enlightening.

And for the first time in two months, the weather beckoned me out today. The sun was shining, the wind was not blowing, and the temperatures were pleasant. I noticed a lot of people running, riding their bikes and even walking their dogs. It felt so good to be out and enjoying the day.

On a visit to the Library, I snapped this picture of Knock Out Roses as they too were enjoying the nice warm sunshine.

And this evening I was captured by the last rays of sunset. So I leave you with this glimpse toward the western sky.

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Quilting!

14 comments:

Troy said...

My Grandmother had a seam ripper on a little plaque on her wall.

There was a little saying under it, something about every stitch you sew on Sunday you have to rip out with your nose.

I never quite understood it, but I never saw her sew on Sunday.

Barb said...

What wonderful pictures.....

Yep, gotta have that seam ripper!!

Carol said...

Couldn't live without my seam ripper...my constant companion. It was such a beautiful day yesterday...the sky was so blue. We took the dogs for a very long walk and then we walked again. It felt great to outside in the sun.

joanne lendaro said...

Seam rippers....I have several and even "replace" them when they are dull! Me thinks, they are overused...

Crispy said...

My most essential tool is the little vinyl round thingy I use to pull my needle while hand quilting. Without it I would only be able to do one or two stitches at a time!!

Crispy

Kelly Ann said...

Gonna sound strange but the picture of the sunset with the spanish moss....everytime I see spanish moss in person it's very comforting to me, I grew up my early years in South Carolina and with the moss hanging everywhere it always reminds me of home...thanks for that nice memory..what a great way to start the day!

Dianne said...

hmmmm...i think I agree with you. with only a seam ripper and two pins you can accomplish quite a lot!

Heidi said...

The roses are so lovely! We have had sunny days, and it has been just warm enough to melt the last of our big snows! I am not a quilter (not yet anyway) but I identified with needing a seam ripper. Sometimes I wish there was a life seam ripper and we could take out some of the not so perfect things we have done, and start fresh.
:)Heidi

kimland said...

yup, mr ripper is my friend. I am soo envious of your weather. We have rain, that I am hoping will melt the snow!

Wendy said...

I have several seam rippers so that I'll always have one when I need it. It's been warm here and the buds are starting.

Diva Kreszl said...

oh my yes, I have to agree with seam ripper!

~ Maria ~ said...

seam rippers...our best friend! :)

The pictures are lovely. I also have knock-out roses and I am looking forward for them to begin to bud. It is not quite spring here in the North yet :)

I so enjoy your blog and especially your quilting...I am a new quilter so your projects are very encouraging!

Blessings,

Maria

Allie said...

I have a love/hate relationship with my seam ripper - but I sure can't live without it. The weather was nice here today too, saw a gal walking down the street in a t-shirt! Lovely pics.

Kim D. said...

I can't live without my seam ripper either.. Thanks for sharing the lovely photo's, love the roses.