Thursday, November 30, 2017

Celebrating Butterflies

It's the first again....

Finished yesterday in time to share it with The Kaleidoscope of Butterflies
I especially like blue butterflies. I saw two tiny ones while on a walk in Sequoia National Park (in California) with my daughter and her family. One of my bestest memories.
Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017


I've been wanting to paper piece this alphabet for a while... the Vulcan alphabet. This is "A".

Of course, I made a mistake.  One of the pieces should be red... I plan to use my fabric paints to fix this problem.  I like the make, and plan on making other letters in different red prints on white. WWSS - What would Spock Say?  (You can find the patterns on Fandom in Stitches.)

Have a great Holiday Week!

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.