Saturday, April 29, 2017

WHY AM I DOING THIS???

As I worked on the Patchwork blocks--
this thought kept running through my head--
all '3' days of working on them!!!

I do love the 10" ones that I am doing--
and yes those are rabbits--not stars--aren't they cute????

but then the big question comes in when I am doing the 5 inch size--
like why am I making '6' of each block--this will make a way larger quilt than I normally do--????
And -- today when I got all '6' blocks done and realized that--
even though I cut each tiny piece of one and one half inches--accurately--
and sewed with an true 1/4" inch seam--they were totally out of shape--
just like the sewer!!!
grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!
Oh you say there is only '5' here--
that's right--
cause I discovered that one is not right--
the purple one--
can you see what I did wrong???
were is the seam ripper!!!???

I also went to Hobby Lobby today with a friend--
as the baby yarn was on sale--
got 4 skeins of that--
a new one for dish cloths for myself--
and the brown is to try to knit a bear with it--
we will see!!!
and of course I had to look at the cloth--
but only got quarter yards of these 3--
need gold--you never know when you need a 'beck' on a duck or a bird--
liked the teal birds and--
are you ready for this one--
I thought the cat one on the red background would be neat in the month that our color is 'red'--
Ahhh--someone needs to tell 'Di' that red was last months color!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh well--it is cute fabric--isn't it????


Well--all last week was housecleaning and more housecleaning getting ready for the inspection
on Friday morning that took a whole 8 minutes--
but I passed with flying colors--
so now I don't have to do any house work until next April--right????

            enjoy the moments-di

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

CREAM AND SUGAR

ANYONE--
I had loved collecting old creamers and sugar bowls--
almost as much as I loved collecting tea cup and saucers--
oh wellll--
Maybe that is what drew me to this paper pieced quilt--
and this  one I can't break (nor shipping them from state to state)


I changed my mind on the fabrics for these two--
more than a couple times--finally decided on the green plaid--
we only have one more paper pieced block for this 'bow'
bow is "block of the week"--
then we will begin the finishing on it!!!



and I did get the fabric cut for the Patchwork bom--

Now to find some energy and time to sew them all together--
any 'volunteers'????


And here is the Dear Daughter yesterday shopping--
at Target--she did find a curtain she liked for her kitchen window--
that was my gift to her--
and the I took her  to Olive Garden for a big late lunch--
that was yummy!!

welll--time to get back to work--
                           ENJOY THE MOMENTS-DI

Monday, April 24, 2017

HO HO HO---

You better be good--
cause guess who is in town???
Why Santa of course--
As I am doing snowflakes for all my backgrounds--
I decided to use the gray one for Santa--
as we know he has to be on all those roof tops with the chimney smoke--
so the snow has to be a bit 'grey'--right???
I thought this block would be the easier of the two I had to stitch--
welll--
I was wrong--sorta--
both had a 'tough' spot--
here is the other one I did this week end--
the Cardinal--that top row gave me 'fits'--
I kept getting the direction wrong--
but then you have to remember I am the gal that can never remember--
her left from her right!!!!
On the Santa is was his eye and eye brow pieces that gave me fits--!!!!

I am nearly caught up on this months bom's--
still have the Patchwork block to do (6 small ones and one large one)
and today another 2 blocks came out in the teapot paper piecing quilt--
so I am still stitching--when I can find the time--

Today is my daughters 49th birthday--
so in about half hour she is coming for me and I am taking her shopping and to lunch--
though--
we did go on an adventure yesterday--
we went and walked and walked the Art Festival in Wickham park--
think I heard someone say there was 120 booths-it seemed more than that to me--
then we went to Chili's for a late lunch--!!!

             Enjoy the moments, di

Saturday, April 22, 2017

BACK ON TRACK

Or at least trying to get there--
But first here is the block that I worked on allll last week--
this is the first block on row 2 from Buttermilk Basin bom--
and the first block on the summer row--
the first row was the spring row!!

And today I got my paper piecing patterns caught up--
a pitcher done in pinks and roses--
and a--
teapot done in purple--
decided I had to do one in purple to remind me who got me into this 'mess'--
I mean bom --
I really am enjoying this quilt--and Monday more blocks will be out--
so that is why I did these 2 first--

I also got pieces cut out for the last 2 blocks on the Christmas quilt--
the cardinal and the Santa face--
now if the fairies will sew them together over night for me--that would be great!!
that cardinal looks 'hard' to do!!!!

and I have been busy reading--
yep me--
am on my 3rd book since last Wednesday---!!!!!

Sooo--what are you all doing this week end????

           ENJOY THE MOMENTS, DI


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

MY GIFT TO ME--


I also got myself a gift on  Easter Sunday--
I bought a cute cabinet from a tenant that is moving out--
for only $10--!!
Every time I helped this tenant carry in her groceries I had admired this cabinet--
(her daughter said that she had painted it for her mother years ago--)
and as,  I love Black Eyed Susan's, I just had to buy it, Plus, I needed some storage!!

and now I have a lamp in my bedroom too--
And for those 'wondering' yes it is already filled with 'treasures'!!!

The 3rd curtain panel came in on Saturday so the kids got that hung for me and
the holders put up so I can pull the 2 outer curtains to the side--
can't believe how much different it looks in here with the teal curtains!!

And Miss B has taken her carrot off and it is going in with  the Easter stuff for next year!!
She asked to stay out her with me--she thinks I need some 'advice' on my quilting!!???

And in the mail on Monday the rest of the fabric came in to go with these blocks--


so once I get my bom's months caught up I can get back to that one--

It has been a rough week this week working the Night Angel job--
I figured out today that I work a 53 hour straight shift from Friday at 5pm to Monday at 8 am--
and then 15 hour shifts from Monday night through Friday at 8 am--that is a total of 125 hours--
every 4 weeks that I work--ouch!!!!
There has been some other calls and things to deal with besides the tenant who went to the hospital on Easter Sunday--and she did break her wrist--she goes to the Dr tomorrow for either a full cast or maybe surgery  and a cast--she is 81 years young!!!!

So I have been really tired and achy all week--and haven't gotten alot of stitching done--
but did get this one prepped--
the next wool block from Buttermilk Basin--and it is now about half stitched--
Mostly I have read!!!

What is everyone else working on???
              Enjoy the moments, di

Monday, April 17, 2017

A TISKIT A TASKIT

Let's show off some Easter Baskets--
but first I did get some eggs colored--
and each of my kids (remember they are 48 and 41)--picked out a few and took them home
for lunch today--
I also made a plate of deviled eggs -before coloring them--for our Easter Dinner--

and in the morning when I left the apartment to do my Night Angel rounds--
I found this outside my door--
Ohh--wonder what is in the egg--
maybe some money????
Oh--more chocolate--almost as good as some money!!!!

Here is the baskets I did up for the kids--
Yes my baby boy the 41 yr old--loves star wars!!!
and I got the baby girl 48 yr old for one more week (then she will be 49-ouch!!) a tote bag with a minion on it--she loves them!!

See none of us has grown up--one loves Star Wars, the other the minions and Mom still colors Easter Eggs!!!!

And this is what they got me--
the basket was from Dawn and the 2 bags of candy was from Dan--
last year it was Dan who got me a basket--they must be taking turns!!!
Any ways there is lots of goodies in this basket--
starting with those 2 really pretty birds on the handles--they clip on and have the long glittery tails--
Opps looks like 'some bunny' got into the caramel chocolates already!!!!

I did end up with a call with a tenant who fell outside the door--
at first her daughter just wanted a bandaid from me--but when I came up to get her one--
I decided that I really needed to check her out as I would need to write up a report on the Fall--
the bleeding was minor--it was her other wrist that gave me an alarm---so I told her she needed me to call the EMT's which she said was ok--

and they agreed with me that she needed to go to the hospital and to get it x-rayed and seen--there was a total of 4 young men--2 Emt's and 2 with the Ambulance--and I don't think any of them was over 25 yrs old--but they were the nicest young men and friendly to us old folks--was joking with me too---they can come back anytime and entertain us!!!

that was late on Easter Sunday afternoon--
so did not get back here to work on dinner until 4:30--but dinner came out great and we all got 'stuffed'--oh wait--you get 'stuffed' at Thanksgiving--wonder what it is called when you eat too much on Easter--anyone know?????

And where was this guy last night when I needed help with all the dishes and clean up after the kids went home--

            ENJOY THE MOMENTS-DI

Saturday, April 15, 2017

A HOLIDAY WEEK END

Hello Dear Friends--
Hope everyone is having some fun this week end--
Whether doing things with family, friends, neighbors,-


or all by yourself--
Maybe you are coloring eggs--
with family or alone--
(mine are hard boiled--and hopefully I will get some decorated--
at least that is the plan???)
Or out picking some spring flowers-
to make a centerpiece--

Or getting Easter baskets ready for loved ones--



Do remember--
this is the real reason for the holiday--
the cross--
Love to all--

                Enjoy the moments, di

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

LOOK WHAT HAPPENED--

to those pinwheels--
they 'spun' themselves--
into a small quilt top--

I think I am going to embroider some words in the two light beige strips--
at the top an bottom of the pinwheels--
just not sure what yet--
and this was just from the 'top' of my head design!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
so this is what I did with that  fat quarter pack I ordered--
and there was still alot left of the pink and greens to go in my stash--
not too much of the bunny one though!!!

And I did the next step,
  today on the new 9 patches--

I was one 9 patch block short--soooo
I did the light beige one and will embroider something on it too--
again not sure what???
Now I need your help though--
do you like the setting at the top
or this way--
or as the second one down???
Now these blocks are not done--
way more fabric and stitching yet to come on them--
in fact I just ordered more fabric in this line from Missouri Quilts--
who still had a nice selection of these--
I had received 2 mini charm packs and 3 one yard cuts to this line a while ago--
and had planned to use those up--
but--
me and my big brain storms--
and now I need more fabric before I can finish it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
( see I will use any excuse to buy more fabric!!!)

But for now this one will be on hold--
have laundry to do, eggs to hard boil for coloring, kids coming for dinner and cards tomorrow--along with a bit more spring cleaning--
then a couple things planned for Friday--like grocery shopping--and starting another Night Angel week--then Sunday is Easter--

What are your plans--??????

             Enjoy the moments, di

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