Thursday, October 29, 2009

A New Leaf

I'm turning over a new leaf starting today. Under the new leaf are many things I used to do which I didn't have time to do over the past six years. I used to sew, cook (gourmet style), read, travel, and had lots of other hobbies too. Many of my previous activities seemed to fall by the wayside. I was so busy installing and taking care of my gardens, remodeling my house, and taking care of my father-in-law who had dementia, I seemed to loose track of everything else.

Here's a lap quilt I found in the hall closet before we moved. It's 4.75 x 3.5 feet and made of flannel fabric which is nice to cozy up with. I started this quilt over five years ago and never finished it. I have it put together, but I haven't finished the edges. I'm sure I was attracted to the material because of the Autumn colors and the natural elements depicted like acorns and oak leaves, and of course, the raven.

Sometimes the underside of a leaf is just as nice as the topside. I plan on turning over lots of leaves in my travels and seeing what I can discover underneath. Stay tuned for more from the traveling potter. Thanks for visiting and please leave a comment and let me know what you're up to.


  1. I love the fabric of that lap-quilt. The colours and the raven are really attractive and interesting.
    I agree; the underside of the leaf is interesting too.

    I've been working on my latest blog, "Kigo of the Kat", devoted exclusively to seasonal haiku. I would be pleased to see you visit and leave me a comment. I've done a couple of pieces about leaves.


  2. I love fall, as you know.
    But when are you getting here!
    I'll leave the light on.....

  3. Linda, the leaves are beautiful here in NC these days. Wish you were closer as we're having a barrel firing these next two saturdays! Would be fun to have you join. take care-- peace

  4. Hi Linda,

    The quilt is absolutely beautiful. It is nice to read of you rediscovering old interests and hobbies that life had crowded out. This change from being in a house to traveling on the road, could be wonderfully restorative! Nice that you are able to keep the blog going too.

    Best wishes to you and to Gary,

    P. L. and Ginger

  5. Your quilt is delightful. I too love those fall colors, and the leaves. Glad to hear that you are now "on the road". Nothing like living in a small cozy space to make one re-assess everything. Plus, you are beginning a whole new chapter and a grand adventure. It sounds wonderful to get back to doing some of the things that got left behind in the whirlwind of life. I've been for some time knowing that I need a "move" to clear my head, just haven't figured out how to accomplish it just yet. So for now, I'll enjoy your travels. Safe journey.

  6. Loved your leaf pict's. and your Quilt great color. I'l be posting a leaf and mold pict later today from the same site as the rock earlier this week. Love this time of year, never be without the camera now.

  7. Hi Poetikat, thanks, I'll be sure to stop by your new blog and read your haiku.

    Hi Meredith, thanks, I'll be there in a about a month from now.

    Hi Amy, thanks, I wish I was going to be there sooner, but it will be in about a month from now.

    Hi Peter, thanks, we are still here doing a few repairs, but are in our motorhome in a park, soon we'll be leaving though.

    Hi Barbara, thanks, it is a lot of hard work I wish we had had time and energy to plan better, hopefully we'll do better next time. I am getting all our stuff more organized each day now. At the end we had to dump everything in boxes real quick just to get out in time. I'll be thinking of you.

  8. Hi Max, thanks, I can't wait to see your post looking forward to it.


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