Saturday, September 26, 2020

My sewing buddy


 Last night I was trying to work with my hexies, and Bubbie wanted to be close to me...here he is half asleep.

Speaking of hexies:


They are  hexagon shaped pieces of paper about the weight of some card stock.  They need to be stiff to keep the hexagon shape.

They are lain on a fabric 



And I use a ruler to cut around them, allowing for a seam allowance.  Normally, a quarter inch seam allowance is critical in quilting but in this not so much.

I use a pin to pair the hexie with its fabric... 

Next the 'seam allowance' is folded over the hexie and I baste it in place.


Later they will be whip stitched together, in my case to form a flower.

I am worn out tonight...going to close now....without a video or anything funny.  I hope you all are having a nice weekend.


Thursday, September 24, 2020

Not much happening....

Not much happening around here....we were in Terre Haute yesterday and saw THIS Eagle on the way home...

Today, coming home from Hardees, I saw this one...



As you can see it is a Juvenile Bald Eagle.  I had rushed home and took these from the back porch.  I still find it hard to believe that we see them from our yard.  The first time I ever saw one in real life in the wild was in Michigan.  I never dreamed I would ever see them here on  a fairly regular basis.  There was a hawk flying near it for a bit and the hawk looked so tiny.

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A few days ago, added a background to this leaf.  Just playing.  Not sure what I will do with it.  

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I have also been getting some hexies ready for English Paper piecing but have not taken any photos.   It is something to sit and do by hand at night or at odd moments.  I used to at least half the time have something that I was hand sewing.  I am not sure when I almost completely stopped.   

How about a little Simon's Cat video...an oldie but still good.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Cannot resist...

I got up yesterday morn and was moving with ease...and still doing good.   If I only knew what I did to avoid doing it again, maybe I could avoid more back problems.

I really need to get busy and catch up on some things I have let slide.  In the meantime I ran across this video night before last.   

If I don't post this soon, I will totally forget it....just have to share it with you.