It's time for the monthly Clamshell Club report! Wow, 5 months already? How did that happen?!? Looks like 3 rows per month will be my average.
Mrs. Boney playing Elle MacPherson; I don't think she has a career as a supermodel in her future but the clamshells make a lovely skirt!
Mr. Boney can almost use the clamshells as a nap quilt!
Yesterday we went on a little family trip: the New Britain Museum of American Art was having an M.C. Escher exhibit and we wanted to catch it before it left. Boy, am I glad we did! This was the entrance - clever!
We were not allowed to take photographs within so I cannot share anything from the actual exhibit - but you probably know many of the pieces we saw. I knew almost all of them. We got to see the litho stone for Planaria, my very favorite Escher work; we saw all of his impossible staircases, his reflection pieces, several spectacular woodcuts and naturally his tesselative work. This man had a caliber of mathematics tripping off his pencil that most of us cannot even grasp; he himself did not have the education to name most of what he was executing! I stood in awe before even his most hastily-scribbled sketches. As a budding quilter, I see his work very differently than I have in the past: the posters that I had decorating my college dorm walls are still a source of delight to me but in a completely different way.
Some details from the roofs of two nearby houses - love these decorative elements!
Does anyone still sell lightning rods? You can see one sort of wrapped around that finial there. We have them on our house; when we had the roof replaced I insisted that they be reinstalled because an old balloon-framed house needs all the fireproofing it can get!
While some of us are not yet in costume for Halloween Night, some folks are preparing for the future:
Hope your Halloween is just a little spooky and a lot of fun!