Saturday, July 16, 2022


I couldn't believe how much better I felt today!  What a welcome gift!  I cleaned and puttered and ended up in the sewing room!  I added the two skinny borders and pieced the bottom pieced border.  My goal today is to piece at least one more side!
We've been cleaning in the garage some more and I ran across this original ink drawing by a real artist-Alba Zaiser!  Here is her obituary article which is an interesting read.  Now this isn't worth enough to retire on but it is a cool find.  There is a bit of discoloring on the watercolor paper (she is better known for her watercolor paintings) but all in all it is in good condition.  I cleaned the frame and glass and promptly hung it on the wall!
Bill was the recipient of some warm blacktop that was left over from a job a friend of his did--he had to drop everything  and spread it-along the edge of the driveway, the ends of the porch, etc.  It's a good thing he has a new tractor and could hook up his heavy lawn roller to smooth it out!  We each enjoyed adding rows to our projects!


  1. Happy to hear the clouds have lifted. What a great find to have hanging on your wall. My old art teacher turned out to be a rather famous artist in this area and I have a Christmas card he inked stuck in a book somewhere. I should really have it framed too. We've got a re-pavement of the driveway on the list for the near future. These storms have washed most of it away. I spend a lot of time shoveling gravel off the front sidewalk after every rain.

  2. I'll never think of laying down tar the same way again. LOL (To each our own craft, right???) Glad to read that you are feeling better.

  3. You both put borders on projects! LOL. Lovely print.

  4. So glad you are feeling better! We just rode on a ferry that resembled your painting. That quilt is going to be stunning!

  5. Glad to hear you're doing better! What a wonderful find! It's a great piece of art


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