Thursday, May 4, 2017


1.   When daughter and I made this quilt last summer, due to the method we used, we were left with many small half square triangles.
At some point in the summer I slapped them together to form squares...I am wishing now I had taken a pic of the container they are in...anyway, today I had the idea to sew a few of the squares together.  The one pictured above is fairly nice.  A lot were not that nice.  When we first cut the triangles, we were not thinking about sewing them together again.

Anyway, this is the result of sewing 16 of them together this afternoon.  I may add a small border and make a potholder with it.

I now have three of these potholders.  Each one still needs a bit of quilting.  Maybe I will get to it one of these days.

3.  We went Monday to get Roger's allergy shot.  His doctor had not sent the serum.  So, he did not get his shot.  They give the shots on Mon, Tue, and Wed afternoons.  So, I called his nurse the next day and she had not heard from them.  So I called them Wed and it had been sent that day and would be in Terre Haute today.  Thursday.  So, I thought well, that is too late to get his shot.  I was sitting sewing this afternoon and Rita called.  Rita is the nurse that is in charge of giving his shots.  She told me the serum was in and if we wanted to come in and get his shot, that she would give it to him if we got there before 4:00....all we had to do was tell the front desk that she said it was okay.  Thank God for kind, caring nurses.

4.  It was a wet, rainy day...and I do mean wet.  We have had over 8 inches of rain in the past few days..  The point of it all is there was not much else going on, so we ran by the quilt shop and I got a bit more fabric.
This is not the bright orange that I usually like but thought it would be nice to blend in with the others that I have.
I couldn't resist these, either.  Not sure what I am doing with them.

5.  The other day at Hardee's, I was trying to think of something a bit new to do with Roger for therapy.  We have not been doing much at all lately.  Well, I started printing lines from give him practice reading.  Then he tried to think and tell who sang song.  Well, one song that I printed a line from was Do It Again by Steely Dan....and in looking for it on Youtube, I came across the one below.  I did not even think of the other day!

I can't believe I forgot is probably my favorite.

Does anyone remember the show Name that Tune?  I keep telling Roger that someone should come up with a game where a phrase/sentence is given, and the contestants try to think of a song that contains that phrase...and if they think of song with the phrase in the title, then that scores double  the points.

Or even one such as we were doing...give a line or two from the lyrics and then see who could tell the name of the song and who sang it.

That is it for now....linking to Willy Nilly Friday 5.


Ginny Hartzler said...

What a great mental exercise for Roger, plus it is so FUN! I remember Name That Tune! And I remember these Steely Dan songs too. The new fabric you bought is beautiful, especially the two patterns with the rose color in them. Wow, the squares you sewed together came out wonderfully! WAY too pretty to be potholders!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Gostei de ver estes trabalhos.
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.

Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa

Tom said...

...and you often say that you wished that you were an artist, YOU ARE!

Sandra said...

great idea, I have never heard the song or even the name Steely Dan, I am not a music person so this game would not work for me, but it would work for bob, he remembers every song, word for word that he ever heard and the names and titles and singers.. I love the new colors you don't know what to do with

Nancy Chan said...

Making squares from your triangles is a great idea. You are so patient in your sewing and quilting. The potholders are very pretty!

Small City Scenes said...

I remember that show and wondered how anyone could tell a song by just one note. Bob remembers way more lyrics then I do. I can remember a line but he sometimes remembers the whole song. Weird!
I do like your squares and I like the last material ou got---the colors are pretty.

Karen said...

The potholders are really nice! And that was a great idea about the songs. I do remember Name That Tune, and I used to play that game with my grandkids on road trips, just humming their favorite tunes.

betty-NZ said...

It's always a great feeling to create something from bits and pieces! Love the potholders a lot.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

The triangle/squares look pretty good. It's also good not to waste the scraps. Who doesn't need another potholder. The fabrics you selected at the shop are pretty and grey is very in right now.

I do remember name that tune. There is a Game Show station on our cable programs. If there is a similar show, it would be shown there, but I rarely watch that station. I still love Steely Dan.

You are so right, you are blessed to have a nurse that is so conscientious. A rare find today.
xx, Carol

Ida said...

You are very talented. - Quilting always looks so pretty and I like that you are using the scraps to make potholders. I can't sew worth diddly squat. - I liked your song idea to help Roger.

DeniseinVA said...

I love the color combinations and pretty patterns you use Rose. Rita sounds a lovely caring lady. So glad that worked out thanks to her. Quilting sounds like a great idea when the rain comes. I can't remember that song. Thanks for sharing it. I do remember the show. Enjoy the rest of your weekend:)