Thursday, July 24, 2014

Planted just for the flower

My BFF sent me a few of their okra seeds...I planted some just to see the bloom.  I think it is one of the most beautiful flowers.  The flower is not out where it is showy...it is buried among the leaves and you have to look for it.  But even the plant is pretty I think.  I don't know why I didn't think to take photos of its leaves.

Had a day of running around yesterday instead of sewing all day.  But I did get a little sample quilt made to do a little test quilting on.  I got my Juki 98 set up to do free-motion quilting: got the free-motion pressure foot on, got the needle changed, feeddogs lowered, etc.  Did some test quilting and looks like it is good to go with no adjustments.  Now, to decide how to do the quilting.

Every single one of these crumb quilts I make, I think, well it is just an old crumb quilt...I will not worry about how I quilt it.  But then by the time I have it made, I think it is pretty and have a hard time just doing utilitarian quilting.  I like a lot of quilting, but think for sleeping under, that they are better not quilted so closely.  The one thing with these quilts, no matter how you quilt them it won't show up much!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

First of all....

First of all, I wondered is blogger slow for any of the rest of you?  Here the past few days, sometimes when I click to comment, I will have to wait and wait.  Sometimes, I have to click two or three times for it to ever pop up.  And each time I wait a bit...not like I click and click and click.  I click and wait...finally will 'x' out of it, then click again and wait and wait.

Then there is the issue of it taking forever for the editor to load.  Maybe not forever, but it is slow.  I have not seen anyone mention this lately, so I wondered if I was the only person having these issues.  I did see others having issues a while back, but I did not have any to speak of at that time.
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One of my day lilies.  I remember I used to not care for these at all, and now I just love them.  They come in such a variety of colors.  I think I need to separate some of mine.  It is just a matter of looking up when is the best time.

I am sitting here watching the birds...they are after the sunflowers now.  I am wondering if the seed are any good cause they are not after them as they normally are.  One year I raised some of the big headed sunflowers, and the seeds did not have anything in them.  I did not plant these, they grew from the seeds the birds dropped.

I am running late with this.  Running late this morn.  I need to get off here and get ready for this day.  It looks like rain, so I won't be hanging out any clothes.  I guess I will be forced to sew, which is what I did a lot of the time yesterday.