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Turkey Tracks: Fall Foliage

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Turkey Tracks:  October 22, 2013

Fall Foliage

 

Oct. 16, 2013, Sarah's field close-up

These trees are on Sarah Rheault’s land, and they were so pretty one day last week that I turned the car around, went back, and took this picture.

The green tree is an apple tree, and it’s got lots of deep red apples that are not really showing up in this picture.

This view is the kind of fall foliage I wanted to show to my sister when she came for the week of Oct. 6th.  But, the trees up north had lost their leaves in a storm, and our trees had not yet turned.

The fall foliage here on the MId-Coast seems late this year.  We have had a long dry spell.  That’s probably a factor.  But they sure are pretty now.  One just wants to ride around in the orange and gold light.

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October 22, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Turkey Tracks: A Prairie Home Companion

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Turkey Tracks:  October 22, 2013

A Prairie Home Companion

One of the delights of my life is listening to the LIVE BROADCAST of Garrison Keillor’s weekly program “A Prairie Home Companion.”  It airs on NPR from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday night and is repeated on Sunday from noon to 2 p.m.  Sometimes I listen to it twice–while I quilt.

“A Prairie Home Companion” is filled with music and skits–and always has a segment where legendary sound man Fred Newman creates the sounds that illustrate a Keillor story.  This program can and does make me chuckle, sing along, and spend some quality time with music and creativity right in my own home.

I podcast the “Lake Wobegon” segments and often listen to them more than once.  But, I thought that once the program was over for the week, it was over–due to copywrite restrictions from the many guests on the show.

This past week’s show was in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Some of you know that I spent many years growing up in Nebraska, from eighth grade through high school.  One guest on this week’s show was a farmer who talked about why he loved farming in Nebraska.

This show featured  Sara Watkins, jazz vocalist Jackie Allen, Tim Russell, Fred Newman, Lynda Crotty, The Guy’s all-Star Shoe Band, and the latest news from Lake Wobegon.

But guess what!!!!  The web site has many utube clips from the show.  So I’m listening again while I type.  And, am thrilled to discover this additional resource.

http://prairiehome.publicradio.org

Here’s a link to videos from last week’s show:

http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/programs/2013/10/19/videos/index.shtml#video-7

ENJOY!

And think about slowing down to do some hand work or machine quilting work while listening to “A Prairie Home Companion.”

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October 22, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Quilting Information: Fons & Porter Needs Quilts

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Quilting Information:  October 22, 2013

Fons & Porter Needs Quilts

 

Fons & Porter have several magazines.  I get “Love of Quilting.”  They also do “Easy Quilts,” “Scrap Quilts,” and “Quilty”–and others.  As a result, they need 300 to 400 quilts a year to feature in their magazines.

Do you have a quilt that YOU designed without using published instructions from anybody/any place?  And, yes, you can use traditional blocks.

You might want to submit a quilt to Fons & Porter for consideration.

For detailed submission guidelines, go to FonsandPorter.com/submissions. They respond within the week.

Remember, they can’t say “no” if you do not send your quilt information to them.

 

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October 22, 2013 at 12:52 pm