Tuesday, December 30, 2008

ABC Wednesday--Quilter's ABC--X

We are coming toward the end of the ABCs again and have reached the ever challenging X. Not having anything on hand, I stitched up this Double X block.

It is listed as Double X by the Ladies' Art Company and in The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt in America, a fairly comprehensive quilters' resource published in 1935 by Carrie Hall. Other publishers have called it Jacks on Six, Three and Six, Old Maid's Puzzle, Kindergarten Block, and Cat's Cradle.
If I had really planned ahead, I could have used just a few carefully chosen quilt blocks and made it through the ABC simply by posting them under their different names.
ABC Wednesday, originated by Denise, now resides in an Anthology site and is also accessible by follwoing links at the ABC Wednesday Linky site.

Favorite Fotos of 2008 - #14

December has been pretty sparse photographically for me. At least there are not so many to choose from.

a vist to the playgournd
star struck

Favorite Fotos of 2008 - #13

Favorites from November

taken at home at the full moon
two from Canyonland

Looking down through Tonto Natural Bridge in Arizona

three from Arches National Park

Monday, December 29, 2008

Crossing the Cattle Guard

Lately, I have happened onto some Odd Shot posts on blogs I hadn't visited before--or that I hadn't been to for some time. They hadn't posted a comment here. Without the comment, we won't find our way to your Odd Shot--especially if you aren't a regular Odd Shotter and haven't been added to the blogroll. I can't add you to the blogroll if I don't know you are doing Odd Shots.

We went on a snowshoeing excursion here in the Valley Christmas afternoon, and had to cross this cattle guard. It looked pretty odd coated with snow.
And explanation of the Odd Shot concept and how to play can be found by clicking the Odd Shot camera in the sidebar.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Sunday's Psalm--The Holy Family--Jesus, Mary, Joseph

Blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in his ways.

Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways!

For you shall eat the fruit of your handiwork;
blessed shall you be, and favored.
Blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in his ways.

Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine
in the recesses of your home;
your children like olive plants around your table.
Blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in his ways.
Behold, thus is the man blessed
who fears the LORD. The LORD bless you from Zion:
may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
all the days of your life.
Blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in his ways.

Psalm 128: 1-2, 3, 4-5

-Mission Inn, Riverside, CA
-bringing goods to market, Tamil Nadu, India
-flowers, Pt. Fermin Lighthouse, CA
-children at well, Siberia
-trees in the snowy park, Grandview, WA
-fallen leaves in Spokane
-Canyonland National Park, Utah
-Holy Family sculpture from Sedona

Sad as he was...

...the thaw between the storms has come.

Favorite Fotos of 2008 - #11

I just came to the realization that I will have to post daily favorites groupings to finish by the end of the year. So here comes the rest of September.

...starting with the best shots from our week at Ohanapecosh.

It was definitely mushroom season.
This is part of a series as I watched Ranger Julia take a position explaining the significance of the twin trees. Others joined her for the view, and this young man found it all quite interesting.
The weather, the light, were perfect all week until the last day--something I can't say of all our mountian trips this summer.
The month wound up with the Central Washington State Fair.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Favorite Fotos of 2008 -#10--Skywatch

The skies this week just have not offered up anyting for me except for snow, snow, and more snow. They have been full of snow, fog, and dull gray clouds. So here are some skies from one of my favorite photo shoots of the year, the Prosser Balloon Rally in September.
For Daryl--Waiting Impatiently
...and away!

now resides at its own blogsite.
Thank you to Dot who originated it
and the fantastic team who maintain it.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A Glorious Day to Celebrate

Today is born our Savior, Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:11)

Sing to the LORD a new song;
Sing to the LORD all you lands.

Sing to the LORD; bless his name.

Today is born our Savior, Christ the Lord.

Announce his salvation, day after day.
Tell his glory among the nations;

among all peoples, his wondrous deeds.

Today is born our Savior, Christ the Lord.

Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice;
let the sea and what fills it resound;

let the plains be joyful and all that is in them!
Then shall all the trees of the forest exult.
Today is born our Savior, Christ the Lord.

They shall exult before the LORD, for he comes;
for he comes to rule the earth.
He shall rule the world with justice
and the peoples with his constancy.

Today is born our savior, Christ the Lord.

A Blessed and Merry Christmas to each and every one of you!

Psalm 96: 1-2, 2-3, 11-12, 13--with response from Luke 2-11

*preshool music/middle school cello/piano
*Seattle waterfront clock/TransSiberian Railway countryside view/village women in India
*Mt. Shasta/Lake Washington Ship Canal/Arches NP/Ohanapecosh, Mt. Rainier NP
*Rimrock Lake sunrise/window view, Irkutsk, Siberia, Russia