Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Quilt Police

Saw this on Facebook this afternoon and couldn't resist sharing it with you. Next time you are at a quilt show and want to touch a quilt or look at the back of it remember this. It might save you from this fate. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas I'm off to sew some more to finish up a project.
I'm making two of these quilts for gifts still working on the second one.
It's from Connecting Threads. They sell a baby quilt kit, but I had to figure out how much flannel to purchase to make two of the larger sizes. I'm putting fleece on the back of them. I'll try to get pictures of the finished product before they are given away.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Winter Shows up Again

After several days of unseasonal warmer than normal weather the temperatures have dropped. While we had wind and rain last night there was snow in the mountains. So this morning this was the view from the living room windows,

It must have still been snowing at the top of the mountains with all the cloud cover they weren't visible all day.
Tomorrow is a day spent in the quilt room so guess I'd better call it a day. Hopefully, if I'm very industrious I'll have something to show you.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Winter Blowing Through our Neighborhood

Terrible picture but this is the snow that came down most of the day. It has been very cold here which is unusual for this time of year. It's the kind of weather that makes you want to stay home with a quilt on your lap and read or knit or nap with a cat on your lap.

Before this last week we have had lovely fall weather. Dh went to an auction and came home with a tractor and a few days later he went to another one and came home with a mower and a blade for it. He showed me how to start it and how to drive it. Not something I want to do a lot of, but it was the first time I've ever driven a tractor. It will come in handy to keep the drive clean if we get a lot of snow this winter and to keep the grass mowed next year. Next thing you know he'll probably want to build a barn to keep it in.

Well, it's time to get comfy, read for awhile and get to sleep.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Have you Been Wondering Where I Am?

It's been one of those summers. I had surgery on my left eye the 31st of July to remove cataracts and on my right on the 4th of September. So my long distance vision is wonderful and bright the close up not so good. I am waiting for glasses that let me use the long distance and be able to see close up. Right now I'm using readers for close up and while they help they leave a lot to be desired.

Almost no quilting was done during this since I couldn't see to sew, cut, measure and so on.  At the same time we were (my husband and some friends) replacing the sunroom roof which took longer than expected because we had a storm system come through and when it was gone temperatures went back up into the 90's so it put a kink in how much time could be spent on the roof. However, it is done and very nicely to,
but the best part is it doesn't leak anymore.

While the roof work was being done I cooked lunch for them and managed to put binding on this jelly roll quilt top. It's really bright and cheerful.  It surprised me, but DH really likes the quilt. Usually he says he can hear the busy ones coming.

I've also been working on this sweater for the #1 daughter. It's a pretty easy know so hopefully I'll be able to get it finished soon. I'll try to get a better picture soon.
Tomorrow I'm making plum jelly and we have grapes we need to do something with so I'll probably be making some grape jelly also. I'll try to post more often now that it is easier to see.

p.s. Today is our 48th Anniversary.  He told me to stick with him and he would show me the world. I did and he did. Happy Anniversary you good looking man.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Squeak Around the House

Last week when I was in Costco I bought some cantaloupe. When I got home I started to cut it up into chunks so it was ready to eat at a moments notice. By the time I got the knife all the way through the melon Squeak was at my side wanting some cantaloupe right now. In order not to lose hearing or get bruised from the non-stop pounding on my leg I quickly cut up a few chunks for him. He sure loves cantaloupe. After his snack he needed a quick nap so I found him in one of his favorite place. In a box of fabric where he can see all the action. Every time I try to get a picture of his face he turns his head so I asked him why he did that and this is what I got in answer to my question.
Life is never dull with Squeak around to keep you on your toes.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

This week in my corner of the world.

This is the front and  back of a Sampler Block of the Month quilt I did for a customer. I quilted it using the Circle Lord Baptist Fan template. In came out very nice in spite of the thread breaking more than I liked.


The weather has also warmed up and our Peony bloomed nicely this week. They sure are pretty but the don't seem to last very long.

Last, but not least before dh went walk about he put up two raised beds for me to use. I'm going to plant some greens veggies and try some cantaloupe and see if I can get anything to grow. They will have a retractable top on them so I can protect them from the birds. They should look and act like mini greenhouses. We'll see how that works.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Unvieling the Stage

Today was the day all DH's musical friends come over to cookout, eat and make music. They got the important things out of the way first:
Once that was taken care of they started playing some music.
It was a lovely day today, not to hot just a light breeze and everyone had a good time.