Tuesday, May 10, 2022

I'm back!

I have been lost.  I was depressed about a lot of things, then the blog went down and I couldn't get in....  Now I have a new laptop and a cell phone and here I am.  Everything is new here.    Bear with me while I learn it all over again.

I've been working on this:

  It is paper pieced, meant to be for my great granddaughter, Olivia, who already turned 1 year old. I like the quilt for her, but it could be another year before its finished. We may be moving to CA again this year - so lots of other work to do.

So glad to be back amongst the quilting bloggers again.



Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Christmas Gift Opened - Love it!

It came in the mail, so I opened it...

From my sister, Barbara, (She always gives me Harry Potter things.) a Hogwarts pop up book!!!! I love it, Barb. Thank you so much.

 These are only 3 of the pages, made to open out all at one time.  There are two other pages that I will show at another time.

The plant is now dubbed the "Whomping Willow".  It's actually a pomegranate that has lived there since we moved here because sunshine shows up there on occasion.
I'm still discovering new things about this gift.  You may be seeing more on this subject.  Tune in next time.


Sunday, December 1, 2019

Blizzard Pictures

We've been entertaining a blizzard named Ezekiel. He dumped a bunch of snow and is still snowing.  Winds were 35-50 mph, but have now subsided. Neighbors are out shoveling and the neighbor boy is shoveling for us!  (We are in our 70s and not so healthy.)

Here are some pictures from the house.

Our back porch stairs...

The ironwork on the back porch - there isn't a square inch that the wind didn't deliver some snow.

From the family room window through the blinds. (The @!#$%& blinds you can't move within the panes of glass.) Snow on everything.

Another window view.
I guess we got the 12-18 they were predicting.  We stayed in. Luckily we didn't lose any power.
The kicker = winter hasn't officially started yet.
Hugs to you all.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Here's my turkey, JR....

My turkey, not as fun as Julie Rose's

It's paper pieced and part of a "Backyard Birds" quilt I made for my son's birthday in 2009 (I think).  The pattern was from the book "365 Paper Piecing Patterns".  See.... not cute or funny. I like yours better, JR.


Thursday, August 29, 2019

Still Making Butterflies

But I didn't make this one...

This one -dragonfly- showed up on my screen yesterday.  They are supposed to be good luck...we could use some.

Hope this one is good luck for you, too.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Some more of the new butterflies

I arranged some on the ironing board, but they wouldn't all fit.  Tried a new batch of fabrics from my stash. found my Fairy Frost fabrics... there is a green (Fairy Frost) winged one in this first picture with a red body and white background.

See the bird fabric here on the bottom of the above picture. I bought it for making birds... I have a box in my stash for fabrics that look like birds to me.  And the blue with lime green in it is left over from last year's H2H quilt. I paired it with oranges then  - looks good with an orange body and lime background.

I haven't squared them up yet... but you knew that.

Orange Fairy Frost body with  green speckled wings and yellow background. I bought a bunch of Fairy Frost for making birds from a gift certificate I got for Christmas one year from Sheila of  Sew Cook and Travel. Thanks again Sheila.

Some of my favorite fabrics are here in this batch.  I really love this orange with purple accents that is second to the last in the picture above (green body and dark purple background).  Top right in this picture is some Fairy Frost blue... You have to cut into it as some point - if you don't, your inheritor will get to use it. I really don't know who that might be.

Nothing else is going on here. I am suffering another bout of trouble with my sciatica, brought on when I blew out my right knee... climbing the stairs!  Who says exercise is good for you?

I have a few more I'll share when I have more done...

Happy Hump Day to you all,

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Still Making Butterflies

Showing 9 X 14 = 127  blocks and I've got one more to start the next batch... I'm not done. It's only 36" X 48" when sewn together.  Not big enough.

Some of my favorites -

I've been using mostly scraps so far, but now I'll be getting out the bigger pieces in my stash to make all the butterflies that I want to make and make them all different.  I'm still enjoying the process.

Stay cool.