Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday Fragments


Mommy's Idea


I don’t know how many fragments I’ll have this week, but Friday just isn’t Friday without a few fragments, right?  Winking smile


As we were heading back home Wednesday evening, God provided us with a beautiful sunset.  Do you know how difficult it is to take a picture of something in a moving vehicle?  And no matter how I tried, I just couldn’t get a photo that did it justice (I wish I hadn’t packed away my “real” camera).




As beautiful as the sunset was Wednesday, God outdid himself yesterday.  Thankfully I had unpacked my “real” camera.

Sunset Jan. 24 001



I got a surprise in the mail yesterday (I’m not sure when it was mailed … I got it yesterday because we had our mail held until we returned from our trip).  At the beginning of the month, Tami, a bloggy friend at Pretty Purplexing, offered to send a small gift to the first 10 commenters … and I was lucky enough to be one of those first 10. 


I LOVE how she combined our two loves – my love of quilting and her love of purple!  Thank you SO MUCH, Tami! 



It was a mixed bag in the St. Louis sports world last Saturday.  The Blues won their season opener, and St. Louis icon Stan Musial died.  



I am caught up on laundry and emails, but since I didn’t get to my backlog of blogs, I’m falling further behind.  Maybe I should have done some blog reading instead of starting that new puzzle.  ha! 



Our forecast for late last night/early this morning was for sleet and freezing rain.  Thankfully that never materialized.  I LOVE snow … but sleet or ice?  No thank you! 



It turns out that I had more fragments than I’d anticipated.  Winking smile


  1. Beautiful sunsets. They're calling for thunderstorms here next week. Thunderstorms in January just doesn't seem right to me.

  2. Congrats to the Blues. I'm sorry to hear about Stan though. It's a bit of shock to loose an icon. You don't realize how attached you are to someone you've never met.
    You are very welcome for the gift. You are a special person with a big heart! xoxo

  3. I'm glad you are back. Oh my goodness - you know I know how hard it is to take a photo in a moving car!!!

    Glad you had some great sunsets and such a great time.

  4. Taking pictures from the car is extremely difficult. You did a pretty good job capturing the sight there.

  5. Hi - I am going to email you a link up I did while you were away. Alot of quilters were linked up. I thought of you and you might be interested in checking some of their blogs out.

  6. Wow!! Those sunsets are just gorgeous. I love God's artwork.

    It's always hard to catch up on things when returning from a trip.

    Hope the weekend is quiet for you.


  7. I'm giving you permission to NOT FEEL GUILTY about getting behind on blog reading.

    Blogging is supposed to be FUN, not guilt ridden.

    When I get behind, I usually don't even TRY to "catch up" - - - but just get back into checking my blog reading list, then if past posts catch my attention while I'm at that particular blog, I check them out.

    That method is less overwhelming and helps me NOT feel guilt.

    I missed you while you were away, and am just glad to see you again!

    I call those pictures snapped from my moving car window drive-by shootings.

  8. My hubs dad caught a ball hit by Stan Musial on June 14, 1948. He autographed it for him and we have it now. Kinda cool.

    Beautiful sunsets...I posted a sunrise on my blog today.
    Enjoy your weekend!

  9. Isn't it amazing how many frags you can come up with once you get going?
    Beautiful sunset! As I get older, I enjoy them more!

  10. Its tough getting back in the swing of things & getting caught up... but I know you'll be quilting, & puzzling it up back to normal soon :)

  11. I've been catching up with you, too. Glad you are back and hope you've caught up your laundry. I don't think that ever really happens here. :)

  12. It is so nice to be reading you again. I love your purple quilt fabric. It is just lovely.
    It sounds like you are falling back into the old routine just fine. :)

  13. Those sunsets are gorgeous! And yep, it's really hard taking a picture from a moving car.

    We have snow today up in Chicago, about an inch or 2 on the ground. Thankfully, it wasn't sleet!

  14. sunsets are my favorite...great shots!

  15. Welcome back home Kathy~I want to hear all about your trip please! I wonder if we will share the same sentiments about it or not. Love the purple fabric-I know you will use it up quickly. I think I need to check out your friends blog. I've been staying busy but not with sewing, having a hard time getting back into it. Stay warm this weekend my friend.
    Hugs, Noreen

  16. Sleet and ice get ugly, snow is just fun :-)

    I love your sunset pictures!!!

  17. Well, wish we would have some sunsets that look like that here. Well, I just wish we would have the sun shine several days in a row. :o) Welcome home!

  18. Oh, that second sunset photo is just absolutely stunning! The first one isn't bad the purple cloth for quilting! Thoughtful gift.

    I'm back logged on blog reading too, much less posting! I just can't seem to get ahead...

    Have a great weekend!

  19. beautiful sunset!! Don't go back to read blog posts, just move forward whenever you are ready to; always hard to catch up and life is too short to try to!


  20. My daughter, in Missouri, was telling me the very same thing....let it snow, but please, "no ice".

    Are you going to make a quilt now with shades of purple? I'd love that favorite color.

  21. Beautiful photos. I would have guessed that something from Tami would have been purple!!! Enjoy your weekend.

  22. Beautiful skies...I've taken a few pictures this past week too. Love to see God's work.

    I like the purple and look forward to see what your are going to do with it.


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