Thursday, December 31, 2009

Another block done....

but I am restraining myself from showing another picture of the quilt blocks!! Instead, I thought I'd show a pic of what I see from my sewing machine. Each morning (well, when I can), I walk into my sewing room, open the blinds and enjoy the trees while sitting at the machine. We live at the very end of the cul-de-sac and the mail boxes for our street are right behind that group of trees there on the right.

This morning it was wet and foggy outside. (Now it's over cast and dreary looking.) So, while that's not pretty, what I do love is keeping an eye on the neighbors. I see them coming and going while I'm sewing and it's nice to know I'm not home alone in this neighborhood. We have older neighbors who sit on their porch, neighbors with younger children who walk down to the mailbox area in the cul-de-sac while their little ones run around the cul-de-sac, and neighbors who are in their 50's apparently still working each day coming and going at the same time day after day, I can see who is having their carpets cleaned or having work done on their house. I know who does their own yards and who hires a crew to do it for them.

Our neighborhood is VERY quiet, it just sounds noisy from my description. If I wasn't watching, I'd never hear anyone coming and going around here. It's very quiet....

And, the funny thing is that I never knew any of this until about a month ago. My sewing room was the last room to get set up when we moved just 4 months ago. My sewing room is in the formal dining room and the formal living is right beside it, facing the front of the house. The living room has a bookcase, large armoire, a side chair, ficus tree and the piano in it. I don't use that room as much as the kids do. They all play piano, so they hang out in there with their friends, singing late into the night!!

Anyway, the rest of the house is toward the back of the house. Our house backs up to a wooded area, and since we are on a cul-de-sac, we have a large area beside the house that has woods too. We feel so alone, when we look out the back of the house....which we do all day long because we have LARGE windows across the back and we can enjoy the sunshine, birds, squirrels and at night, the raccoons.

So, now you have an idea of my sewing area, and my back yard. Since we moved in the middle of August, we haven't done anything to the yard. February will be the time to trim the bushes around the house, etc. and hopefully, we'll have enough money squirreled away to do some minor landscaping....nothing fancy or too expensive.
Happy Quilting!!!!!!


Libby said...

Isn't it fun getting to know your new neighborhood? I'll be right there with your pouring over seed catalogs and wondering what will grow in my new place *s*

Cheryl Arkison said...

If I had my way all windows would face out so I can spy on the squirrels and the neighbours!