Sunday, February 28, 2021

Sunday night bits and pieces....

 A bit of Copper cuteness first of rained last night here and I suppose was still raining there this morn.  Shoot, it was probably raining here, but since I had not slept good last night, I was sleeping good till after almost 11:00 a.m.  He did not care a lot for the rain...


When we were over there last, his mom got the stuff to make this with...

This is the same wreath hanging on her door.  I think it sure is pretty...the lighting sure made a difference in how it shows up.  Plus probably the dark door.  


I made a couple little log cabin blocks...these are unfinished at 4 1/2 inches...I made the two before the previous post and have not made another.

I have not worked any more on these.

But I have been working on this...I still have to quilt all the sashings.  Sashings are the strips of fabric between the blocks.  And I have to decide on a fabric to use for the binding.  But the quilt is trimmed and ready for the binding to be sewn on.
I have been trying to declutter more.  I have found a few things that others a few more things to donate.


I came across this somewhere in the past week...I thought it very appropriate...

Hope everyone has a good week ahead.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Slow to post...

 I am sorry to be so slow to do a post good excuse.  Anyway, here goes.

Someone had a birthday earlier this month...can you tell she likes to have fun by the look on her face?  She never takes herself seriously.  We went over and saw her and the girls on Saturday.  It does me a world of good to see her and our girls and Jeremy.


The photos below of Kitty Soft Paws and Rosie are from Lorelei.

Kitty Soft Paws is such a nice kitty.  And one of the most beautiful I have ever seen.  I wish she was not in front of the window but still I like the photo.

And here we have Rosie all snuggled in the couch throws.  

And below you see a photo of Copper, taken by his mom of course.

The eyes say it all!

I have now missed two days of sewing 15 minutes.  No real good excuse.  I think both days I had did  errands, etc...and sometimes that just wears me out.  

I hope you all are having a good start to your week.  We have temps in the 40s, the snow is really melting, and there is sunshine!  What more could a person ask for?

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Economy blocks..

 I am not exactly bored with the hexie/Grandmother's flower garden quilt, but I did want to do something different.    I was running into this block every where I looked so I thought I would make a few.  They can be made any size you want, but I am making these 4 1/2 inches unfinished...which means when actually in a quilt, they will be 4 inches across.  I first thought I would use the bits and pieces of orange to make a square big enough for the center.

I am pulling fabric from the many actual scraps that I have accumulated over the years.  Many of them were other people's scraps..

I am for sure not crazy about my fabric combinations...but these are just an experiment.  And usually by the time you have a bunch of color combinations they all start to look better. 

This afternoon, I decided to try NON-orange centers...

I think I like these better.....LOL  

If I follow through with my plans, I am going to make a small quilt with these to hang up on the wall.  Maybe in the sewing room....maybe somewhere else.

Roger is still dizzy.  Our Nurse Practitoner  thinks he has wax in one ear and tried to flush it out.  I had done been trying that and not having any luck at all.  So she was afraid of hurting she is having me take him to our ENT.  We are supposed to go Tuesday...but wouldn't you know that we are supposed to get between 4 and 7 inches of snow by Monday night.  

In the meantime, she sent him for therapy.  To one that can do the adjustment for the crystals in your ears.  You can read about them HERE...much better than I can ever explain it to you.  I have to look it up.  He went for his evaluation Wed...I did not go back with him which was a big mistake cause he could not tell me if they did the adjustment or not.

Friday went back, but the therapist he had this time had not been trained to do the treatment.  However, she is a sharp little therapist...she has finally got him convinced to use a cane even in the house, and it has helped him so much.  I feel like she is going to really help him, and she did not mind that I came back.  I wanted to see what she had him do, till maybe I could follow through with some of it here.

Here's Copper...

He now weighs 57 lbs.
Not sure how you will feel about this video...the part I want you to listen to begins at about the 1 minute and 55 seconds mark

And below is a bit of sweetness...

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Where to start...

 So, I will start with yesterday...I had to go to Walmart and decided to run out to the strip pits to see what was going on.  There were a lot of white fronted geese and and a few swans, and I know I saw a few Canada geese somewhere along the way.

The camera was zoomed in and I was trying to shoot while sitting in the Rav4 simply because it was too muddy to get out of the vehicle.

These first three pics are at the first strip pit, just few hundred feet off the highway.  You can actually get glimpses from the highway if you look.  I would suggest if you want to get a better view, to click to expand the view, and if you want an even bigger view, right click and click to open in a new tab or window.    

The photos below are from one of the bigger strip pits.  The first view is actually what it looks like without zooming in:

And for the photo below, I had driven on west a tiny bit and zoomed in to the far end.  It is probably close to a mile from one end to the other.

I should have tried using my monopod, but for some reason it did not cross my mind.
One of these days I will have this quilt top completely quilted...

It is serving as an experiment in quilting.  I am trying different designs in the quilting...

  I am not great at any of them, but it will serve the purpose..

There are a lot of 'mistakes' but I doubt you will notice them here.  At leas I hope they aren't too glaring.

There a bit of the quilting so far.  More than half the blocks have been quilting, but I have not touched the sashings or the borders.  So still a while to go before I am done.   I should have went down and worked on it today rather than play in my sewing room.  I am continuing with trying to sew at least 15 minutes every far, so good.
Last night we watched a show of the favorite Super Bowl commercials...I would not have given two cents to see most of them but I could watch a whole hour if they were all ones involving the Clydesdales.  The first one, Brotherhood was in 1st place this year--I may have shown it before but I enjoy it every time I see it.


And I just have to show this one, too. 

Monday, February 1, 2021

Copper, and more...

 Copper had his operation(he was neutered) last week...he has to be kept quiet for a couple weeks.  It is kind of hard.  He is excited about the snow.  Add to that, someone across from daughter's back yard built a snowman and that ticked him off.  Which would be funny, but he constantly wants out to go bark at it.

Daughter had his DNA done...look what went into his breeding.

Look!  He is catching up to Delta in height.  I am not sure he will ever put on much weight.

I wish you could seen them....daughter will say something like, 'Delta, Copper, can I ask you a question?'  They run to her and look up at her espectently.  She will ask. 'Do you want a treat?' and they run to the cabinet their treats are kept in.  I don't know if she asks them other things or not.  But it sure is fun to watch.  


I have been managed to stitch some every day of January.  The goal was at least 15 minutes a day of either sewing, or messing in the sewing room.  Only a couple days were just 15 minutes...most were well over an hour, and most of it hand stitching.  I would get more done, but have a hard time seeing at lamp light.  And I have an ott light real close to me.  

Anyway, above are the few flowers I have made since the last time I posted flowers.

When I cut the hexies for the flowers, I do not cut one at a time.  I usually fold the fabric in such a way as to cut 4 to 6...using rotary cutter and rulers.  That leaves little bits of fabric.  Below I have sewn some of them together with no thought as to color.  

Of course, I added to them once I had a hexie pieced.

Notice that they are laying on a ruler...that will give you an idea of the size.

I am not sure what I will do with these, but it is fun to piece them together.  But so time consuming.

I also  pieced some random bits together.  More will be added to all of the above.  

I know this isn't much of a post but it will have to do for now...I hope everyone has a good week ahead.