Saturday, July 31, 2010

END OF JULY-----

I did it ----
I got all my monthly projects done with in the month and then some--I think!!!
Here's the last two finishes--
Flirting with flowers bom by Tozz--this was the last main block--so next month on my list will be putting all the blocks together and getting it basted like I did Jenny's  Bouquet bom!!!

AND---
Joy Luck is all done----
So that made "two" quilts that I sewed and hand quilted this month---
with the one I did for Kelly's challenge and this Schnibbles--no wonder I feel like this----
Now I have to start on August list---
OUCH----
Don't even have a day of rest in between!!!!!
But guess what---
It is -----
to go do this---
so I can come home with these--
AH---"Di" what is going to be in these "bags"??????
You know that sounds like a "fun" question---
SO CAN YOU GUESS?????
Yep--this sounds like a little 'give away" fun time--
Can you guess what will be in the bags-----????????

Friday, July 30, 2010

HELLO----

How was your day????

I ended up downstairs this morning doing this--
I do not like this job--but am always "thankful" that I have the equipment handy to make the job easy---and I love seeing all the drawers and my closet full of clean clothes and I can once again have some "choice" of what to wear each morning!!!!

then at 3 pm today Little sister and did our trip over town---only we did a different route today and we started at the "farmer's market"--
Oh now you are being "funny" Di--not that kind of Farmer's items---
you know the fruits and vegetables kind-----
I got some really great looking "orka", 2 ears of fresh corn, blueberries, and some summer squash--so I will be able to eat like a "king" over the week end!!!!!!!

Then we went to the Quilt shop and got a piece of fabric for the binding on Joy Luck and I am full of "joy" tonight as all the hand quilting is now finished--so tomorrow I can put the binding on it--may make it by the end of the month -- yet?????
And I only have the two rose boms to do and I will have everything done for this month!!!!!

Here's some photos I took while out and about today---
Huge blooms on this bush--
An all black neighborhood kitty--at least I hope he has a home!!!!
Oh little sister and I got our pizza slice for a late afternoon "snack" before coming back here!!!!

SOOO-- I was busy today--and today went fast as always---weather was cooler today--but unfortunately the air was "smelly" today--even heard some of the others complaining that don't have my health issues--sooooo!!!!


OK all you quilters out there---just "1" more day--left of July--for finishes and goals to be met!!!!!
Then on sunday--it will be August 1st and the "good news" is ----
we get to do it all over again for another month---work--stitch--work--stitch--unstitch--work---------

Am I "boring" you yet????

Hugs, Di


Thursday, July 29, 2010

FAMILY STORY---


I remember one holiday years ago when the whole family was at my parents house--which was not a very big house--so the kitchen and living room was over run with adults and young-in's---and the noise and confusion "level" was over the Hill--I just threw up my arms and shouted--"Calgon take me away!!!!"  the commercial for calgon was fairly popular back then--well--everybody stopped what they were doing or saying for a minute--then everyone laughed--but once that quieted down things were more at a normal level and everyone was happy---so see sometimes it doesn't take much to make others "happy"!!!!


OR sometimes a little chocolate will do it too!!!!!


Ok what did I get done today---
The Gifts of Grace block for July---they always look easy and quick on the paper--but this block has alot of work to it---I get impatient sometimes as it takes me so long to do it---but I always love the block when I am done--and I guess that is the way to go!!!
OH you say you thought the center design on this was mushrooms???  Well--yes it was--but I am just not a mushroom person--so I thought the gift package fit the topic well !!


I did alittle more hand quilting on Joy Luck too--but still not done!!!!
Was a little "under the weather" tonight so did not go for a walk--so took a couple pictures of around here--
Did this from a book on Cat patterns that Anne had a few years ago--I still am in love with it!!!!  (though the funny part is these are not my colors!!!!)
This was a kit that I started when I lived in Florida in the late "80's"--
Little sister did one too!!!


And I used to love to tole paint---did two of these one for me--and three guess's who the second one was for????


Kinda short--but with the candy kisses--you have to say it was a "sweet" post tonight!!!!
Take care and just as a tiny reminder--there is only "2" more days to the month of July--OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That called for some more chocolate kisses!!!
Hugs, Di

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I REMEMBERED----

I actually "remembered" to grab my sunglasses today when I went out for my walk at 7pm!!!!! Unfortunately ---this is how the sky was---
Do you see where the sun is ---but tonight is it not bright--this is the walk way by the end of the lake that I usually walk --so I am always walking "into" the sun!!!!
I keep my sunglasses in my purse as they are prescription ones and are out of glass---
but am going to just pick up a cheap pair and keep them on the door for my evening walks---I have to take them off and on to be able to see what pictures to take with the camera!!!!
I know more ducks!!!!
But this family has a story tonight---this duck understands "english"!!!!!
I was following this family as they swam along the edge of the lake---then a lady came up with a slice of bread for them and they were swimming right along--so I said--"hey Momma duck look what we got"--she stopped and turned around and brought her little family back to eat--and she let the babies eat--until I finally said to her "momma--they have had enough you can have some"--and then she did eat!!!!  True story!
Just a couple other ones further down the path!!!
Let's see did 'Di" get any finishes done today???????
Yep--she got the "Fruit of the Spirit" bom done for July--
and she has started the "Gifts of the Spirit" bom--it is about half done--
and she is nearly done hand quilting the main body of Joy Luck--and I see today that we have til August 4th I think before the parade of the joy luck--but the August Schnibbles will be announced on Aug 1st!!!!

QUESTION--
How did Ben Franklin feel when he discovered electricity?????

ANSWER--
Shocked!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We now have "3" more days till August first!!!!!
Hugs, Di

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

SUNGLASSES---WHY ????

WHY--can I not remember to take my "sunglasses" with me when I go for my evening walk?????
I always go down by our lake in the evening looking for some interesting "pictures" for my Blog Friends---and I get around behind the building and head that way and the Sun is right there--It is low in the sky in the West and so bright that you can not see anything--now this has been the "problem" all summer---I just can't remember those glasses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yep--me is berry happy---
Was Anne day this morning--we both quilted for a couple hours--
then she went down the hall and got her 95 yr old mother and I called Little sister and we went to Mr. Chickens and had a sandwich for lunch--that was nice!!!
Anne left me these two Quilt magazines to read---did that right after lunch!!!
Then  I worked hard on this block to get it done--
And look--it is done---(except the buttons are not sewed on--after it is quilted we will do that--but they are picked out and pinned to the block for now!!)
Oh look he's got a leaf on his head--way to go Mr. Snowbound!!!!

Last night I actually got off the computer early and then I finished reading this book--
I really enjoyed this one---good read!!!!
OK on my walk tonight I took these pictures for you---
Rocks---you took pictures of rocks and moss to show us????
Yep---the first 3 pictures are at the end of the pier down there--I love the moss and how is "waves" in the water----This last picture shows you the size of the rocks they used to make a walk way at the edge of the boat docks--

After I took the rock pictures I turned alittle and took this picture of the boats from that angle---I have to say I have never walked on this rock wall--but alot of people have---I do remember the rocks going in---I lived over town then and boy you heard them set every rock in --and felt it!!!!!
Discovered these pretty flowers are the arbor tonight too---
I took  lots of pictures of the flowers---just love this color!!!!

Well just "4" more days to work on July's goals---how is everyone doing?????
NOW this is for all you "sun" worshipers out there----
HUGS, DI

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