Friday, November 17, 2017

Or Kid Blooms

Two years ago in Washington State it bloomed... now again.

ANNND it happened in this darkest time of the year!
Here are some other poses...
 too much flash, too far away

forgot to turn the image

too far away to see the purple veins, but you can see my Southern Magnolia from a seed.
too far away
So there it is - My Joy for the day! (It doesn't take much these days are so dark and dreary.) (Second runner up for Joy of the day would probably be how my hair turned out when I rolled the front - see what I mean... not much.)
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Strings Arrangement

Done with the blocks.  (Sorry about the pictures.)

Same picture without the ironing board intruding.

The red blocks are not like the others... a little bit too much saturated color. Seems like they are the only blocks that register as dark. Even the purple on the left isn't as dark.  Taking a picture to look at the arrangement is a neat way to step back from the quilt and see things like the reds. I could make 2 different blocks to replace them, but I don't want to. What do you all think? It is now 5 by 7 blocks... Each should finish at 8" so I've got a top that is 40" x 56" - that should be an okay size for a H2H quilt, don't you think so?  Do I need a border?  I'm really not that good at them.

Lots of these strings are garnered from swaps with 2 of my favorite blogger buddies, Val of
Val's Quilting Studio and Terri of Quilting Nonnie . Getting something in the mail (besides bills) sure brightens my day.   I should sponsor a blogland wide swap one of these days. What would you all like to share? 10  I Spy 10" squares?  How about 5 - 10" strips (2.5" wide) in random colors?  Something you could put in an envelope and brighten someone's day. Leave me a comment if you are interested.

All of our snow melted!  No shoveling required.  (I like winter, so this isn't such a great turn of events for me.)  If it rains today, we will have snow again. Last night it was in the teens - but it is above 30 now (at nearly noon). We are having a very unusual sunny day. (The unusual part is that it  is sunny.)  How is your "Fall" treating you?

Remember to comment if you want to swap.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Brown strips

Made some strip blocks for this weeks color - brown. To see what others are making this month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge go here.

Hope you all have recuperated  from Halloween. Almost everything is cleaned up here. Still have to put the mirror back into it's frame... I love using the frame for the HP moving picture costume.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Day After

Pictures from Halloween

 These two are me in my costume - a picture on the wall.

 These two are the Smith Family - some of my favorite trick-or-treaters. (Hubby as Harry Potter on the right.)
We had a wonderful but COLD time last night.  The location = our garage. No heat.... it was about 32F and lower.  We got rid of a bunch of plants, but not all of them. Neighbors were quite happy with the ones they got the years before, and excited to get another. 

He was Harry Potter again.  I think he's type-cast.

So that's it for this year.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Getting Ready for Trick or Treaters

If you follow me you know that I give away plants I've started from my plants for Halloween...(as well as candy - I'm not crazy.)  This year I don't have that many plants... just ran out of space at this house for propagation... no sunshine most of the time.  But I did take pictures of them.

 Isn't that a pretty little Hoya plant out front?  I started it from a leaf that fell off of the momma. I was surprised how fast that rooted (in water). Behind is a Spider plant and on the right are Mother-in-law Tongues that took 2 years to get to this point. Also there is an Easter Cactus, and one herb, Rosemary.

 This Hoya rooted while attached to Momma... a branch of the vine layed down in a pan of water... the easier way to start a plant.

 Most of the above plants are avocado trees started in jars on my window sill in the kitchen... Another Hoya that started as a naughty boy and had to be cut off of Momma. It had grown into the control box of the blinds and could not be removed any other way. It rooted up pretty fast and was potted up last week. Another Mother-in-law Tongue hanging out ready to take to the garage at the last minute tomorrow.

Here is one I'm having trouble giving away...  I can always start another, but will it turn out this pretty?

I have a couple more plants to pot up - Wandering Jews and a couple of the desert plants I'll have to look at the stake to see the name....I'll show them tomorrow.

We are changing from the Hogwarts Greenhouse to an unknown spot in the castle hallway where the pictures move. I'll be in a picture giving out candy through the frame.  In CA the kids really loved the pictures.

Back to work!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Last Pink Saturday

I found some string blocks to work on, and added 4 pink ones this week (amongst other monochromatic themed squares) to the collection. (Go to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge to see what others are doing with pink.)

We had SNOW yesterday and quite a lot of it is sticking... see yesterdays post for pictures.
Have a great weekend.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Mother Nature's Trick or Treat

We are having a blizzard!

And the snow is still falling... sideways. (25 years ago they had 4 ft. of snow over 4 days time over  Halloween. We missed that as we were living in CA at the time.)

Have a Great Weekend.