This is the prettiest example of my activities: scraping, washing, priming, etc. This year I’m working on the front of the house. Yes, I could pay someone to do this, but this type of activity is my gym, along with my 10,000 steps. (I hate the gym and will fight going for as long as I can!) I plan to follow in this particular one of my grandfather’s footsteps. He was on the roof, painting trim or repairing whatever, even at age 88. The neighbors would tell my mother she should make him stay on the ground. Mom responded that if at age 88 he falls off the roof to his demise, then that is a pretty good way to go. More important, Mom realized it was his choice to make (there was no way she’d be able to get him to sit in a rocking chair anyway). He did teach me this good lesson on aging: keep living as usual and rest when needed. So painting has pulled me more away from quiltifying…because there has been no rain to pull me indoors!
Nonetheless, I have managed to do a little of this: The point of this particular post is that I might not be posting too regularly until mid-October or so…depending on the weather. Customer quilts will take precedent over posting due to my strange autumn activities. So, please get into my pre-Christmas schedule if you are dallying…before it fills up!
Happy quilting (and painting)!