Sunday, October 1, 2023

Hello Blog Friends

 I have been meaning to pop in and do a little post for ages...I would like to keep this blog alive if possible.  Maybe one of these days I will get back to blogging on a regular basis.  

Gus was here for a visit when the above was taken...when it is Copper with him, they are never still long enough for me to get a pic of them together.  They play and play, chasing each other, etc.

Things are still going good, Roger has had no more falls since the last time I posted...and is eating more than he did for a LONG time.

I am still sewing, just not very much.

I don't have room to put any more Boxed Squares on the wall, but probably have close to 200/250 more if I am remembering right.  I stay busy...Copper can be very entertaining.  I have also got them spoiled to wanting me to go outside with them when they go.  Which is fine now...I love sitting outside but winter will be another matter.   My daughter says they don't like to stay out in the cold, so that will work out okay I guess.

That is it for now...hoping to catch up with you in the next few days.

Friday, June 9, 2023

A new lease on life...

 Just had to open with a photo of the boy!  He was about to go to sleep, but he likes to keep an eye on me throughout the day.  He does not want to miss anything.  And if Roger is watching TV in our room, he insists on going and checking on him every so often.


Roger not only has not fallen any more, but he sleeps through the night every now and then.  If not through, most times only up once.  He had not slept through the night in at least 2 or 3 yrs...and was up multiple times most nights....since being here he has slept throughh at least 4 or 5 nights.  He is still staying up later.  Which probably helps with not being up multiple times, but even before when he stayed up late, he was up at least 2 or 3 times a night.    Anyway, I am so thankful for this.

We get to see Lorelei and her mom often, least once a week!  Lorelei spent the night last night...she is in the marching band so has practice this summer.


  This is the start of my daughter's current project...the star on the left is sewn together.  The one on the right as two or three rows that the rows ares sewn but then they have to be sewn to the rest of the start.  She does the cutting, and marking and I do the sewing.  I think she had made some of the half square triangle units...but cannot remember for sure.  There will be two more stars.

There is a method of adding triangles to corners or blocks or rectangles where you place a square on the corner first and so diagonal from corner to corner....then you trim off the extra fabric.  Somewhere I picked up a handful of these corners.  I sewed them together the other day...these little half-square triangle units are probably not quite 2 inches square, and maybe closer to 1 1/2 inchesbut they were fun to make.  I may or may not trim the to make them completely square.  But I will do something with them.  Maybe make a potholder, or mug rug.

I continue to mess with the little scraps...making boxed squares, and even had several of them on the design wall, but took them down without taking a pic.  It is going to take a gazillion to make a quilt of any size.  And I mess with the crumb blocks...examples of both of these can be seen in the previous post.

I wish I could get in the swing of posting again...on a more regular basis.  Not sure it is going to ever happen again now.

Saturday, May 13, 2023

When all else is impossible...

 When I cannot settle myself or decide what to sew, I can always sew crumb blocks.  The above crumb blocks are from the scraps my friend, Joy, sent me.  

I have also been making a few of these little squares...they are only 4 inches square unfinished...when they are in a quilt they will be 3 1/2 inches square. Again, the fabrics are from those scraps my friend sent me.

The exception is the center of the one below...

See that fabric in the center?  It is more than 50 years old.  It is from the dress I made in Home Economics back in the day!  It is still good...not rotten.  I would love to have a yard or two of it now.  I still just love it.
Roger seems to have settled down.  He sleeps longer without getting up and is staying up later than he did there for a long while.

I will leave you a shot of Jeremy with his new fashion accessory...