Thursday, October 12, 2017


Oh my little Jelly roll--
you have been rolling along in my stash--
for lets see--
and let me count the days, no weeks, years--
I have seen you rolling around in that Christmas pile--
I really don't know--

but I bet it has been at least 5 years????
so why hasn't Di done anything with you???

It might be cause --
your green is rather a 'bright limey green' and --
you have "pink"  in those prints--
wait a minute, doesn't Di like pink--
like isn't that her favorite color??????

humm--oh I see--it is her favorite color 11 months out of the year--
just not December--she is a traditionalist during that month--
just red and green, hu???

Well--Di needed a quiet project to sew on this morning ---
so look at what she did???
she cut the strips in half and then sewed
 and sewed them into 3 strip-strips--
so now what is she going to make with this????
Good Question?????????????


Wednesday, October 11, 2017


with a day to spare!!!
Got the wool block finished for Sept-
Now --some of the details are not here yet--
cause they will be buttons--once the blocks are all done and into to a quilt top--

and I was wondering how the first 9 blocks looked all together--
so I tacked them up on the design board--
remember the first row was spring--
second row is summer--
and the third row is fall--
bet you can guess what the fourth row will be????
yep--winter--you are all 'smart' people!!!
the first block for winter comes out on Friday, I believe!!!

Now I will get back to hand quilting the Halloween mystery wall hanging--
I almost have the center block done--
and the socks are coming along really nicely now--
am to the heel part on them--
will take photo soon and show you my progress!!!

                                             I want that all black kitten--Please!!!!

Monday, October 9, 2017


First is the finish--of course--
got this wool block done--
now to get the second one done by Friday--
before the Oct block comes out!!!!

and a package in the mail--
I had some credit at E-quilter that I had to use by Oct 5th--
so this is what jumped into the cart--
I got a yard and half of the swan fabric and the blue one with the butterflies on it--
was thinking of backing with them--
the grey one is just a really nice shade of grey for the  stash--
and --
these 2--were on sale and I got a yard of each--
not realizing that they are flannels--hummmm!!!
that's ok--they are still cute!!!

Now for the "sorry"
one commenter thought that in my post yesterday--
I did not sound grateful--
oh my--
that made me cry for sure--
I am soooo very grateful--I realize that lots and lots of folks lost homes and personal belongings in the recent hurricanes, here and in Texas and other places--
I am grateful to still have my apartment, running water--even it we couldn't use it for a few days--
but when trees are lost and beaches are gone that will never come back--and animals will now suffer--cause of the pollution in the river--I hurt and I am sad--!!!
and I just wanted to share the dock struggles with all of you as you know that is where alot of my photos come from and where I find my 'calm inner self"--
So on an even 'sadder' note for me and those other tenants,
 who spent lots of time on the dock--
they have CLOSED--the dock entirely now--put boards across the ramp entrance even--
I pray it will only be temporary--( especially for Russell who loved that dock and spent nearly all day down there or on the beach area--)
 but this may be permanent--we will see--


Sunday, October 8, 2017


It really has been a challenge this week--
there was a watermain break and then another issue at the water treatment plant-
that resulted in low water pressure for a good 2 days and we have been under a 'boil water' advisory since Oct 5th--

I though that Irma was long gone--
actually it started with Irma I guess and then last week we had days of heavy rain and wind and it just helped to continue some of Irma's damage
our street is closed from out in front of here--
cause the road gave way in a couple different spots--

there used to be trees and shrubs here--gone--
all gone--
the wash outs are right up to the road and a bit of the road itself disappeared--
it's a mess--not sure how they are going to fix it--
it needs a wall build along here--but don't know if they will????

Then this morning--
I was finally able to go down on the dock--
  (Remember after Hurricane Matthew last year--we lost some of the
flat ground--beach area--that was under our ramp--maybe about 2 feet or so??)

as they cut down the trees that were leaning on the ramp--
and I 'cried'--
I was pretty sure more of the banking was gone--
but I was not prepared for this--
this is about a 5-6 foot drop off now--
the whole beach area and all the banking is gone--
this is less than 2 feet from the street!!!
and those 'crazy' guys who cut the trees down--
just cut them into big chunks and dropped them into the river--
we used to be able to walk on dry ground under this ramp!!!
all the beach is gone--and alot of the banking is lost--though the area between here and the street do widen up in this area!!

But a Blue jay showed up--
and yes I had some peanuts with me--
and then a couple squirrels came running down the ramp when they heard my voice--
and Leaper even climbed up on the railing--
and jumped--
on to the tree branch--that has no leaves right now-
and this branch used to be over beach area--and now is about a foot or more of river water under it--
I nearly passed out--thinking he would land in the river--
but he didn't--crazy squirrel--
then Rocky heard me and showed up--
and I threw him some peanuts--though I had a hard time finding some ground to throw them onto--
(can only throw them on the side now )
then he went along the river edge hunting for grubs--I guess--
and by then my other 'friends' started showing up--
Mr C. and Mr.W--
So they are 'happy' that the dock is open--
I am sure!!!!

The other sad thing about the river now is the color--
it is a thick brown color--
and is probably from the millions of gallons of sewage the village right across the river dumped into it during Irma--cause that heavy rain and wind storm we had came right out of the east--and it probably washed it all over here--so it felt--weird down there--????

So this is my sad story--
still now good water--good thing I drink and cook only with bottled water!!


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