Sunday, July 31, 2011

End of July Already

Seems like July just started and it's gone already. Yesterday I spent the day in the quilt room ironing and folding fabric trying to get it all put away. I probably could have accomplished more if I hadn't taken Squeak out with me to give the girls a break. He teases and torments them without a break. So he played and had a good time. He played with fabric, hid in the fabric and attacked the fabric I was trying to iron and fold.
When he wore me out with his help I decided to sew a couple more of the 36 patch blocks and use my new sewing machine. I got this machine from a man in Twin Falls, brought it home and cleaned it up. It sew a beautiful stitch. I think the cabinet is the original cabinet. I found the sales reciept in one of the drawers and the lady bought it in 1953. It has been well used and will get some more use around here.
This coming weekend we are going to a quilt and woodworking show in Kuna, ID which is west of Boise. Friends have a machine and cabinet I purchased online and they picked up for me so I could get it when we came up. It is a Singer 301. So I'm looking forward to getting that set up to use also.
Well, guess I'd better get some more fabric put away.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Give Away

I just dropped in to let you know that I found a give away that you might be interested in. It's being held over at Aunt Polly's Porch. She's entered in the bust my stash contest at AccuQuilt so if you have a few minutes go to facebook/Accuquilt/contest, look at all the photos and vote for you favorite. I'm feeling better about my stash after seeing some of the ones posted. If they do this again I'll have to enter mine I should have it all put away by then. If you get busy and don't get entered I'll understand. Should I be lucky enough to win I'll be sure and post pictures. Good luck to you all.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Happy Friday

I've been meaning to post all week and keep getting side tracked. Dh found himself a pop-up camper he can use for his music weekends, fishing and camping. We went to pick it up on Monday to bring it home. It's in very good shape for an older camper. We learned how to take it down and how to set it up before we left.

Then I finished a second green and brown double irish chain quilt. It needs a label and a binding and then it will be going to the grandson as his graduation present.

Went today and bought some cherries from a lady who has a tree loaded with them. They are very good. I'm thinking I might go back and buy some more to freeze to make pies with. Dh says he is making chicken salad tonight so I bought some tortillas so we can have a wrap. Have to go now and find something to wipe up the drool. Later.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Saturday Morning

This morning there was a small plane flying close to the house. When I went outside to see what it was I saw this crop duster spraying the field about half a mile away from us. He made several passes and then it was quiet.
The day was spent cleaning up the back yard and trimming trees then taking all the limbs to the dump. We still have a lot of trimming to do and the house needs painting. So when we get it all done it will look like a different place around here. I'll be taking before and after pictures.
Tomorrow I will be working in the quilt room trying to get more fabric put away. Never a dull moment around here.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Busy Weekend

Hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable 4th of July. It was a very warm weekend around here but very nice. DH played guitar all weekend. First at a family get together a lady he works with was having. Then he spent the better part of the rest of the weekend playing at another friends farm. He has a large get together on 4th of July weekend and people come from all over to play music and have a good time. There were enough musicians so everyone could take turns and play or visit or eat. The mosquitos were bad so I didn't stay as long as dh but it was a good time. As I was leaving to come home one evening I caught the tail end of the sunset.

I also managed to go visit with the This and That group at the park. They were knitting, spinning and eating. So it was a busy and enjoyable weekend. Did you do anything fun at your house?