Saturday, September 26, 2020

My sewing buddy

 Last night I was trying to work with my hexies, and Bubbie wanted to be close to 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.


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

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 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.  

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Daughter's finish...

My daughter has a friend who is expecting in November.  The baby shower is this weekend.  She had bought the paper pieced pattern for the fox earlier, expecting to have a bit more time.  She practiced making the fox and designed the rest of the quilt.  

The photos do not do the colors is in grays, but the light plaid has a real light gray in it that gives the quilt a blue feel.  The baby is to be a boy, and part of his name will be Greyson, and they will call him we have gray fox instead of a red fox.

The above two photos were before it was washed...and the one below is after I washed and dried it today.  

I helped her do some of the sewing a couple days, then she came and we pin basted it and she quilted it Sunday.  I did the binding Monday and yesterday.  So it is wrapped and ready to give.


We went to the kids last week for a couple days and nights.  I have no pic to show, but there was a big maple tree beside of the road and the east side of the tree was  a beautiful red orange, or maybe it was orange red.  Just call it gorgeous!  I would so have loved a picture.

My lower back has been giving me trouble.  I called and got in to the chiropractor yesterday.  And have to go back tomorrow.  I could almost kick myself.  If I had went when it first started, it would be done and over, and probably only one trip.  


Are you having cooler, less humid weather where you are?  It has been so nice the past couple of days.  I even got a little cool sitting in the shade on the porch with a breeze blowing.   

I hope you all are staying sane and safe....I am not too sure about us.  Well, we are safe, not sure about the same part.

I want to leave you with a only takes a couple minutes....

Wednesday, September 9, 2020


 This is going to be a mixed up beware.

First a sunset from the other night at the strip pits.  I don't really like the sun being almost dead center, but I wanted the clouds as they are in this shot, so that is how it is.  Other than the sunset, not much was happening out there.  

Older daughter and I went to a quilt shop on Saturday.  We immediately saw fabrics that Lorelei's mom would love as pillow cases....

The above two pillowcases are the result of that trip.  I was finishing the bottom one at 2:00 a.m. this morn.  

How about a tattered Tiger Swallowtail?  It is the only one I have photographed this year.  

And here we have my new hibiscus...just planted in early summer.  It has been well worth the money, even if it does not survive the winter.  
I had a sort of bad week last week...I had to go to the dentist, and the ordeal is too long to tell here.  But believe me it was an ordeal, and not over yet.  That was Tuesday of last week, and yesterday just started to feel half normal.

That is about all the time I have...had more to say but this is enough.  I have to get busy...hope you all are having a nice week....