Monday, August 18, 2014

Good Friends!

Last week I was reminded to write a new post by one of my favoritest blog followers. (Thanks for caring, Shay.) Seems I haven't in a while. Oh dear... It's not because I'm so busy. There really isn't any busy going on here. There have been a bunch of people walking through my house, and some who have come through 3 times in one day - at an Open House.... which looks really promising, but no offer yet. Cross your fingers for me, will you? I've been packed up nearly a year already, and really yearning for my rubber stamps and the knitting, oh and my fabric which is boxed and in complete disarray and the quilting books I can't seem to find!

There has been a little progress on the secret projects, but I can't show that, yet.

Not much for blog subjects. 

Here's a (token) picture of the sewing room...

And some other random pictures...

Here's an old fashioned quilt kit I'm assembling for the married grandgirl.  She'd like to learn....Yay!  I'd love to be there to teach her. There is needle and thread, pins, scissors and ruler, the blocks I made for her quilt that I didn't finish, and a quilting magazine (with directions for making a quilt in the back pages). I guess I need to add a marker that she can use to apply a sewing line to follow while sewing. Then the hard part... finding a box to ship it all in.
Here's some fabric I bought this week, I'll like it best when it is cut up into small pieces.

Here is my orange rose blooming. It's been in this pot for years, poor thing. I started it from a stem from a bouquet from Costco. Sometimes that works.

Here's my youngest Silk Oak... from seed.

And finally a Hoya that nobody wanted at Halloween last year. Since then it's grown 3 long vines... sooooo pretty and interesting. It "looks" for a place to support it's habit (of growing). One day the growing tip is here, and another day it's way over there. (In this picture it is the reddish vine in the immediate foreground.) I tell my hubby that it's a body snatcher, coming for him. He reads his paper in the chair where I took the picture. OOOOO he's so scared... NOT!
Thanks again for caring whether or not I blog... I appreciate it.


  1. Hey girl! Happy to see a post today. Love those blocks on your design wall.
    Several people looking at your house sounds promising. Good luck!
    Your Hoya plant sounds like fun ... growing tips here and there, moving around the room.

  2. It must be incredibly frustrating to be all packed up but not be able to go- that would drive me seriously nuts! Im keeping everything crossed that you’ll sell your house soon.

    Love the idea of a quilt kit for a gift. I think you’d be a great quilting teacher and it would be something fun you and your grand daughter could do together.

    Im quite envious of your ability to grow things from scratch . It’s seedlings or mature plants all the way here and even then my black thumb seems to take over !

  3. Oh that is so hard--the waiting to hear--I am keeping my fingers crossed for you. A year is a very long time to be packed up!! Especially all of your "stuff". :-(((( hugs, Julierose

  4. That's really cool that you are sending a "learn to quilt" package off to your granddaughter. Sounds like you're setting her up for a positive, successful first quilt experience. I've never heard of a Hoya plant. Interesting to see its trailing growth pattern. Your rose is beautiful! All that from a stem, huh? I'd heard you could do that but thought you needed something like rooting hormone to start it, although I just saw a pin on Pinterest that says you can use cinnamon for rooting hormone. The things we learn!

  5. I can sympathize with the moving as I have moved 10 times in 30 years and keeping the house tidy for buyers and packing and wanting stuff that is packed etc...... I have the very same moda needle case! good luck selling the house and cheers for having a grand daughter who wants to learn to quilt!!!!

  6. She will love that quilt kit and it will remind her of you every time she works on it! Great idea!

  7. You're giving your granddaughter a good start, what with some completed blocks, too. Hope the house sells soon.

  8. You're not the only one who hasn't blogged. I forgot to even check on your blog...bad me. You are so lucky to have an orange rose, they are gorgeous! I am so sorry about your house; I can't imagine living with the boxes packed and people traipsing through your house for a YEAR. Saint-hood might be in order.


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