Thursday, June 27, 2013

Friday


(I tried 20 times to add the FF logo but for some reason Blogger kept spitting it out.) 

A very glamorous and successful lawyer friend of mine called me this morning to chat while she drove (hands free, of course) to work.  We both had a good laugh when we compared schedules.  Hers included a big client meeting, two depositions, lunch at Spago and another important meeting.  Mine included important meetings too... With the exterminator (ants!), plumber, painting contractor, and the guy who cleans our house gutters.  She said I was lucky not to be wearing a suit, panty hose and high heels on a 90 degree day.  I said she was lucky to have a meal she didn't have to cook herself.  It was one of those "the grass is greener on the other side" kind of moments even though we both knew we wouldn't want to change places.
 
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 I spotted this church sign the other day and it made me smile.


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I got "buzzed" and finished this quilt top yesterday.   (Get it?)  Quilting is a newer hobby for me that's cutting into my blogging time!  But, summer and warmer weather is coming so the sewing machine will be packed up soon until the Fall and I'll be online a lot more.





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For more Fragmented Fridays, stop by and see Unknown Mami.

Have a great weekend!
Welcome to www.TheFiftyFactor.com - Joanna Jenkins 
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36 comments:

  1. I've had those kinds of conversations and you're right.. we wouldn't really want to trade. Not for too long, anyway. That's a cute material for your quilt.

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  2. What a beautiful quilt! And it's so true, the grass is never actually greener--if you look close there's brown spots!

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  3. I always love when you post photos of the quilts you make.They're beautiful and incredibly creative.
    Will you be my mom? Or my sister?

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  4. Very pretty quilt. I admire you sewin' gals.

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  5. Love the yellow and gray color scheme and the mixing of patterns! Beautiful!
    Hugging you
    SueAnn

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  6. I love the quilt. I admire anyone who can quilt. Who am I kidding? Anyone who sews has my utmost respect. My major feat is patching jeans.

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  7. You can make me a quilt! lol

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  8. very nice quilt top...i like the buzzing bees....we all find our own ways to stay busy you know...smiles...the grass doesnt get a whole lot greener...

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  9. The quilt is beautiful. I love the choice of fabric. Everyone gets discontent at times, I suppose. It's hard to stay grateful for what we have and who we are. And then again, life can be oddly refreshing, right?

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  10. interesting lifestyle comparison, beautiful quilts!

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  11. I'm familiar with those conversations too. Though I have to say that not having to wear hose on any given day makes my side greener. LOL

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  12. Your quilt is so cool. I would love to take up quilting one of these days, but not now. I wouldn't trade places with anybody, to tell you the truth. :-)

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  13. The good thing about your talk with your lawyer friend is that you both really knew you were in the right place. Sometimes hearing about someone elses life just makes us happier with our own.
    Your quilt is beautiful.

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  14. I love your quilt and the shurch sign too. :)

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  15. I still like anything better that doesn't involve pantyhose and a suit. Even if it means fixing my own lunch - although Spago does sound pretty fantastic. Love the quilt and the church sign - although I think Sundays are for being lazy, reading the paper and drinking way to much coffee - I find that oddly refreshing, haha. Hugs JJ!!

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  16. As much as I hate to admit this, I'm not sure I signed up or not....that's just how savvy I am!

    Love the quilt and admire you for starting a new hobby and keeping your mind sharp.

    I'm one of the few of my group of friends in the real world that doesn't work and I do miss it at times and at other times not at all!

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  17. Fun post; and I love that photo at the top -- very evocative, mysterious and alluring.

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  18. Love the quilt! I made a lap one once it was a lot of work! Have a great weekend!

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  19. Getting Buzzed!!! Ya, I get it. Kinda like a quilting BEE?!! just kidding.

    I enjoyed your very first fragment...that was something and yes, the grass is always greener on the other side. I, on the other hand, am VERY happy I'm not wearing hot clothes and stressful meetings to attend in this heat!!

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  20. Oh, greener grass just means more watering. :o)

    Love the quilt and have often thought that I should learn to quilt. Seems like it would be such fun but not sure I have the patience for it.

    Blessings for a fun weekend!

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  21. Hmmm...I didn't know they still made pantyhose! It's nice to think about switching lives, but I don't think anyone would really want to do it when it came right down to it.

    I do love that bee fabric. My daughter is currently doing research on bees so we are starting a small collection for her. She's not nearly as into it as everyone else is though!

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  22. As a Mama who quit her job to stay home with her kids (err 10 years ago!) I too have had lots of those grass is greener moments, thankfully I end up with the same conclusion as you, I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be!

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  23. I sure admire people who quilt. Yours is beautiful! I love the color scheme. Have a great weekend!

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  24. I suspect many of your friend's clients are boring. She probably has to act interested.

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  25. Loving the quilt. I'm not a quilter by nature but can be inspired by them! Maybe I should do a photo card/art/home decor series on quilts! Hmmmm... see inspirational. I do have a knitting card in my shop.

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  26. Good and bad to any life decision, I guess. Very cute quilt. But did you say warm weather is coming? Is it not there yet?

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  27. What a gorgeous quilt! Hey, I wanted to tell you that I got the Linky going on my Things I Learned In June post. I am hoping you'll want to play along.

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  28. I love it when your blog posts are word pieces and parts like one of your fabu quilts. Oh, heck, I just love you. That is all.

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  29. Love the quilt. P.S. your grass is pretty green.

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  30. Nice choice of colors for your quilt. I started a quilt once, never did get around to finishing it there was always something to distract me. :D

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  31. Churches have some of the funniest signs around

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  32. Otin has two books out now? Wow. I will have to check into that after I move and have time for blogging again. Hope your Fourth was awesome. I hear it is pretty hot out there this summer.

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  33. Hi dearest...long time away from blogland...lovely to visit and read your posts. Have similar conversations with a friend of mine...you have to laugh. And your quilt looks great..such beautiful fabrics. Will also check out this online writer...

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  34. Beautiful quilt. I love your selection of prints and colors. I wish I could do such great work. Dianne

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