Steve put in a new door in our bedroom on Monday. The new one replaced a door that was probably 70-100 years old. How do you date a door? This one locks with a skeleton key! I used duct tape on one side of it last winter to keep it all together. It literally blew in one of the wooden panels. So the new one should really help prevent the bad weather coming in!

Here is our new door.


and here is the old one. Like much of our house, it has “character”.



If it is true that when one door closes, another opens……. is it also true that when you get a new door you get new opportunities? I hope so!

I do have an opportunity this week. Saturday I will be speaking about art quilting and taking my trunk show to the College Club of Sharon, PA. They are all college educated women, much like the group AAUW. I expect about 40 women will be there.

I love doing these trunk shows. Everyone is always attentive and considerate. And interested. They love to ask questions after my talk, and I always invite them to touch and feel the quilts afterwards too. I often get asked to return to do classes after they hear me speak and see what kinds of things I do. That is more likely for quilt guilds. I don’t expect that to happen Saturday.


It snowed yesterday and today. Didn’t stick though. After I ran errands in town (big town of 2700) I came home, put my jammies back on and finished a project. It feels good to finally get something done.


I have had a couple people mail me packages to send on to their Secret Sister/Quilter from MQResources. It always makes it a little more mysterious, no?


The CMA’s are on……. damn, I love Brooks and Dunn!

And Jennifer Nettles from Sugarland too!

May you open a door to something new in your own life…..



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. carlafibers
    Nov 07, 2007 @ 23:02:59

    I do too!! I love to listen to my country music itunes playlist when I quilt.


  2. kayp
    Nov 08, 2007 @ 07:55:30

    i love the photos of the old door (you’re new door looks nice too but the old door has such soul!)


  3. Christine Olson
    Nov 08, 2007 @ 11:42:06

    Love the old door (and the new one). Do you have plans to keep it and do something creative with it? It seems a shame the old door might not ever get admired again.

    Perhaps it should hang on a wall or take a place of honor in against a garden wall? (My grandmother is cringing now, even in the grave. She believed old stuff should be tossed! lol )

    Congratulations on the wonderful journey your quilt artwork is taking you. It is exciting to see you grow in that arena.



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