Saturday, July 26, 2014


Remember these books???
here is where I am at with them--
the first one I tried to read was--
Return to Life--
did not like this book--was not really in story form--
 and was about 'reincarnation'--
and was very technical!!
on to the next one--

Rescuing Sprite--
this was a good read about 2 dogs really--Pespi and then Sprite--
but very sad!!!

Now I am nearly done reading--
little boy Blue--
about the adoption of a puppy named Blue from a kill place in NC to a new home in NJ--
and when Blues new owner needed more health information on Blue and where that took her--
it is a good read if one is interested in helping to save dogs and puppies from the gas chambers!!
I had no idea that they were still in use today--but they are and way too many of them are being used to kill millions of dogs each year with out even trying to find any of these puppies/dogs a home!!

have gotten out the 'hexie flowers' I stitched a while ago,
 to work on sewing them together--
and have started sewing a new quilt top--
trying to keep my 'eyes' from burning and itching--
there is something 'big time' in the air here!!!
Wonder which 'weed' it is this time????
hugs,  di and miss gracie

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


I have been wanting to go to the Library--
so Anne and I went yesterday--
and I got a nice surprise--
Look who else likes to read--
Yesss--they were coming to the Library for story hour--
aren't they sooo small???????????
Oh and I did get some books to read--
Tried to read the one last night--
the Return to Life book--
but it wasn't what I thought it was--
on to the next one!!!!
Ahh--Miss Gracie you don't look real happy??
Oh--you wanted me to bring home one the pups from the Library for you to play with???
Ahh--I don't think that would of been a good idea!!!
Have you read any good books this summer???
hugs, di and miss gracie

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


I ended up with a whole new plan--
I did have  alot of leftover pieces from the spools--
and did think about using them-
decided that I would first need to add a small border going around the quilt--
and found this print--
had to even it up, first, as it was way off--
Then went through some more fabrics--
some in my novelty bins this time--
and now here she is--
button border--
had just enough of this piece to fussy cut it for the borders--
and I know how I want to finish this one--
need to buy batting first--!!!

Later in the afternoon I worked on this one--

Remember the 12 lamb virtue counted cross stitch blocks--???
this is how I decided I wanted to finish mine off,
instead of 12 small pillows--
used black wool felt for the lattice--
and now it is on the thinking board--
on how to finish this one?????

Are you working on something????
hugs, di and miss gracie

Monday, July 21, 2014


Where do I go from here--
the main body of the quilt is done--
and even though I am not really happy with some of the stitching--
I like it--
so far----
it's the border that is driving me --
totally buggy!!!!
here is some choices so far--
tan with blues and reds--
different blue--
this is the one I originally bought for it!!
a lighter tan--
a third blue background one??????
But I have been thinking while working on here--
there may be a different plan altogether forming????????

hugs, di and miss gracie

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