Friday, May 21, 2021

So long...

 First I just have to share some pics from my daughter.

She just wanted to read a while the other night and these are the looks she got.

This last one is so funny.  He just cannot comprehend her wanting to do anything other than take care of him.

I am taking a blog break.  I don't know for how long...right now I think for a long time but I might surprise myself and be back in a few days.  Just things.  Sort of a shame to do it now.  Come May 30 would be 14 years.  

Monday, May 17, 2021

Meet LIttle Mother....

 I seldom see her....its has been about a month since I last saw her.  Earlier today, I was outside and happened to look over across the street and there she was.  I said something and she set up and looked so I knew it was her.  And she started to come.  I quick came inside to get some nuts.  When I went back out, she was busy on the ground.  I called and first she would just came across the street to the sidewalk...took a few nuts from my hand and then went back.  I came up and sat on the porch and then she looked like she was interested I called her and here she came.  I went and sat on the picnic bench and she hopped up there...even got on the table behind me and would come almost up and smell my hair, but would not take a nut from my hand up there...but did once from the seat part.

Then she got on the ground right in front of me about 10 inches from my feet and sat and ate several...then took off across the street and up the tree.  I am so in hopes I get to see her more often...but I am going to have to watch about the cats cause Bubbie is highly interested.  And Puss would be too, but she don't go out much.  


The clematis has more blooms and still a lot to open...I love having something to watch open up and bloom.  I have not taken pics of all the irises and I should or some are going to be gone.


I have got to add borders to this and then it will be done.  It went together better than I ever dreamed.  But I did pin a lot so the seams/points would meet like they should.  I finished to this point last week.  today I stopped by the quilt shop to pick up a fabric for the inner border.  I already have what I want for the outer border.


Leaving you with a quick little video..

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Old man

 He is getting old....cannot hear a thing.  No one could ever have asked for a better dog with all the kids.  I love him to the moon and back.  Notice, it is a photo by Lorelei.  When she gets up and ready for school and has a moment to wait for the bus, she is surrounded by critters.  I am posting a pic of Kitty Soft Paws over on my other blog late tonight...and here is a photo of Rosie. You can tell she is in Lorelei's lap.


I planted 3 bulbs last year...I did not realize they spread like this.  I planted two bulbs about 20 inches from each other in this area.


I am still working on the current quilt project.  I am sewing the blocks together to form is a lot of pinning, but well worth the effort.  It is going together better than I hoped.  I just hope sewing the rows together goes half as good.


I watched and listened to Ladies in Lavender while working in the kitchen this stars Judi Dench and Maggie Smith.  Who could resist them?  I enjoyed it but felt like it was unfinished.  I still enjoyed it, I just wished there had been more.

I want to apologize for the kitty sure brought the tears to  my eyes.  It was cute enough without lying and saying that the owner was deceased.  It still proves that cats are capable of a lot of love.

Monday, May 10, 2021

Those of you with cats...

 Those of you who have cats, like cats or know anything about cats, have a hanky ready.  This will warm your heart and break your heart at the same time...I don't know why I feel the need to share but I do.  I have not shown to Roger yet even.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

So, what do you think?

 This is the arrangement of blocks my daughter thankful to use her design wall.  

Thursday, May 6, 2021

A blast from the past....well, sort of

 First of all, I am sorry but for some reason the program I normally use on this computer will not let me reduce the size of the pic  to the smaller size I normally use.  I hope they do not slow your computer down too much if you click to view.

I was going through some stuff last week and came across these 'quilt blocks'...or whatever you want to call them.  I did them when I was in high school.  These were all made with actual scraps.  I don't remember where they all came from.  Specially the solid colored fabrics.  I have a vague recollection of the purple flowered on the left in the top photo.

  I think the fabric with the pink fabric was given to mom.    I would love to have more of it now.  IN real life it is gorgeous.

The orange fabric on top was from fabric given my mom...I even know who by but too convoluted to explain.  And see that fabric paired with the purple...on extreme right.  The tan&blue fabric.  I had a dress made of that in 5th or 6th grade.    I would love to have some of that green fabric that is paired with the blue, too.


Copper was pouting here...because Delta had managed to snag the seat next to my daughter!  LOL  He is a character.  I don't know how long he stayed this way.
IF I counted right, I have almost enough blocks for my current quilt project.  I have the last four blocks about half done.  I am looking forward to have them done.  Yesterday I managed to get all my batik fabrics folded and back in containers.  For those of you who don't know, batik fabrics are dyed, not printed.  I cannot tell which is front and which is back.

In case I don't post before next week, I hope everyone has a great Mother's Day.  I will leave you with a short feel-good video:

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Just have to share...

 I watch way more Youtube than I should...but to be truthful.  90% of it is probably about quilting so I don't know why videos like the following pop up.  I saw this and how short it was, and just had to watch.  I hope you enjoy it half as much as I made laugh till I cried.  Just something about the last bit of it made me laugh out loud and make Roger watch it.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

A catch up...

 A bit of progress on my current quilt project

I have so many squares made that they won't all fit on my design wall.  I definitely need a bigger one.  I have been trying to come up with a solution.


Another picture of the moon from earlier this I wish I had the capabilities to capture it as it was.  It had a thin haze over/around it...which shows here as a softened effect.  But it was just so totally awesome to see in real see the glow through the haze around the moon.  Just beautiful.


Saw this guy back a month or two ago and only just downloaded it the other night.  He was a big one...always fun to see them.


I have not been talking about what I am reading, and that is because I have been reading this series has been a few years since I actually read them....I have read the three above, and am currently on The Lord God Made Them All....they are so well written.  There is never a point in any of the books that is boring or that I want to skip through....just excellent from beginning to end.


I have laundry going and am waiting patiently for the Kentucky Derby to begin.  I am hoping they show the stories of the horses and owners and jockeys better than they have the past couple of times.  The last time or two, all they wanted to show was who was there and what they were wearing.  I am not there to see who is there...I want to see the horses and hear about their personalities.  

Leaving you with a clip from the old show Taxi...I thought it was funny but now sure what you will think about it.