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Fortune Cookie Roulette #29

Be unconventional, even visionary.

We are having our house painted.  It seemed like the perfectly logical thing to do now that the temperatures have been hovering at a downright balmy 37 degrees.  Sun screen and shorts are next.  Even the ducks are digging it.  For all you symmetry fans out there, this one's for you:


To celebrate the increasing daylight and rising mercury, I took a walk around the yard to see if any of new bulbs are up.  That would be a 'no'.  I stood in front of my derma-brased house and tried to imagine over-flowing window boxes and flowering trees and sunny skies.  Any day now.

In the meantime however, I realized what a perfectly wonderful back drop a sanded house makes.  Naturally I got out a quilt -  I have nothing in the hoop right now, so I had to use an old favorite - and pinned it to the naked shingles.  This is Wacky White House Steps.


 As much as I would love to have a nice 8' x 8' patch of unpainted house for just this purpose, I don't think my husband would go for it.  Let your quilts be unconventional and visionary, he's say, but leave the house to Benjamin Moore. 

Take care,