Thursday, June 22, 2017

WORKING--

I got the 5" blocks made for June's Patchwork bom--
Guess it was a "dotty" month--
didn't realize it until I was cutting them --

I went though all the blocks I had done so far--
and figured out which ones I had only done a single print in--
so now I am also ready for next month!!!

And I know this one will 'blow' your mind--
look at what I am finally--
finally sewing together--


This is for my bed --and will actually be turned--


This way on the bed--
I got a few more to sew together--
like 7 more rows--
but at least I am on my way--
doing them in long strips and then sewing two strips together at a time--
these are 8 blocks wide!!
Remember, I believe, that my January goal was to finish this top--
at least the month begins with a "J"!!!!

            ENJOY THE MOMENTS, DI


Sunday, June 18, 2017

TWO RUSH TO THE FINISH LINE!!!

I got 2 more blocks done--
the first is for the Christmas quilt--
Now this one
I think I did as much 'unpicking' as I did stitching--
on the bottom row, I did have the 2 background blocks reversed--
so that was my mistake--
the others--
no idea--
but I kept at it and it is done and measures correctly now--

And here is the 6th block done in the 10" size that I am doing--
for the Patchwork quilt --
and I got the fabrics picked out for the 5" blocks to start them tomorrow!!!

What did you do today--???
Hope it was fun whatever you did!!!

          ENJOY THE MOMENTS, DI

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

YELLOW--YELLOW--

The color of pure sunshine is Yellow--
and this month we get to play with that color--
Got my cat block done--
and then I got the yellow log cabin block made to go with it--
so half my 'yellow' projects are done for this month--
and I think I found the photo of the bird I want to do for this month--
and even the yellow I want to use to make him--
time will tell?????

and here is where I am so far on last months wool block--
almost have the lamb part done--then there is the wagon and all that is going on in it to stitch yet!!!

I have also been learning how to play Mexican Dominoes this week--
so that has been fun--

            ENJOY THE MOMENTS, DI

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

A MYSTERY AND MAIL--

Welll--both have to do with the mail really--
Yesterday when I went down for the mail--
I found these '2' magazines in the box--
I did not order these--
so--
a good friend must have--
so that is the mystery--
WHO???
Well--who ever you are--a big THANK YOU--
These are the first new magazines I have seen since moving here--
just haven't boughten any for some reason--!!!!
I did find-so far--2 patterns in the one that I really like--hummm????

And I ordered '2' patterns--
this one is the next one in a 6 pattern series--
from Crabapple Hill patterns--
and somehow--
have 'no' idea how--
but somehow this one jumped right in that same basket--
Hummm--now that means that I need to get started stitching--
have '3' of these patterns now to do--!!!!
Remember the first one in the "Girls Getaway" is the camper with an old truck in it--!!

I did get the yellow cat block appliqued today and the pieces cut for that log cabin block--
and I got the next wool block all prepped for the wool bom--
need to stop playing games downstairs and put down my book and stitch!!!!

This was my sunrise this morning!!!

       ENJOY THE MOMENTS, DI


Friday, June 9, 2017

A FEW SURPRISES TODAY--

I did make it down to the dock first thing this morning--
no rain--but a bit breezy down there--but 2 squirrels ventured out
for a couple peanuts and I got a bit of sun--
When I got back to the apartment, there was a phone message
and another tenant asked me to ride along while she went to Wally World--
who can No to that--
I needed a new ironing board cover--
which I did find-
then found a sale table of fabric--
and I picked up these two--a yard and half of each at $2.50 a yard--
yep just $2.50 a yard--and they are a nice heavy quality--sooo!!!!

Then when I went down for the mail today I found 2 packages in the box--
one I knew about--
I had ordered some more wool colors to my collection--
I realized that I did not have hardly any blues--so now I have some of those--
and you know how those 'carts' are--things just fall into them and we have to pay for them---
so here is some other colors!!

And there was a big box in the mailbox--
from my girl friend in NY---Annie--
Look at all this fabric--and some of these are large pieces of cloth--
and a nice selection of colors too--
will have some fun with these--
also got 3 older quilt magazines to read and a book--

So you could call today--A Material kind of day!!!!

          Enjoy the moments, di


Thursday, June 8, 2017

BIG DAY--

on the ranch--no--
wait--that is right I don't live on a ranch--
sometimes it is a Zoo though here!!!!

Big Day in the sewing corner--
it what I meant to say--
First up was the Snowbuddies block--
for the Christmas bom--
remember it has taken me a couple weeks and--
3 different times I have picked out the fabrics--
I finally gave this combo a 'run'----

Second up-- I got the 10" block figured out and stitched up
for the Patchwork block--
My first attempt--I did twice as many half square triangles than I needed--
and then found out they were alllll too small--
so back to the paper and pencil--
then I got it right--
Here is the 5--10" blocks I have made so far--

This block was really easy--
then I went on and make the 4-5" inch ones--
added 2 more fabrics to the line--
Ohhh--that one in the upper right hand corner looks black--
but it is a purple one--

Now you can see the purple a little better--but then I washed out the teal one!!!

And my order for the Ivory Grudge fabric came in today for the wool block--
and I got that cut and the grass piece sewed onto it--
now to start stitching the wool pieces to it--
think the next block to this row by row comes out tomorrow--
so then I will officially behind on one of my sal!!!!
But the good news it--
all the rest of them are all caught up as of today!!!!

       ENJOY THE MOMENTS, DI

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

MY 'TO DO' LIST

For today had a few items on it--
like this morning it was getting out my box of cards--
and getting some Birthday, Thank you's and Thinking of you cards written out--
and I needed to replant a new plant I had gotten--
then finally it was time to do a couple sewing items--
For a couple days now the binding had been cut--
 and was sitting on the ironing board for the Kitchen quilt--
and that got made and put in it's own little bag and added to this box--
I think I need to get busy and get some quilts hand quilted--
my little box is getting full!!!
But I like to get the binding figured out and make at the same time as the quilt top--

Then I have been working on this one--
this is one that Alice and I did together about 4 years ago now I think--
my blocks where black and white with that months color in them--
when the quilt top was done I had added this border--
But--
when I got it out thinking I would get the backing and batting ready for it--
I instantly did not like the border fabric I had used back then--
so out came the seam ripper--
and today I added new ones--using my "pattern" that I had used in the blocks--
opposites of the black and white--
I do like the new border better now--
and I had planned and ordered this wide backing for it--
But 2 things happened here--
one I cut it wrong--
and second I really did not like it either--
the fabric is heavy--and you know for the most part I hand quilt--
so am worried about it being too hard to do that through this fabric--
so am on the hunt for a different background!!!

We have been getting alot of rain--
which we have needed here--
I hope now all the wild fires are out--
But now that also means that we will be back to letting everyone--
do fireworks for the 4th of July--
has any seen my 'ear plugs'????

       ENJOY THE MOMENTS, DI





Tuesday, June 6, 2017

BIRTHDAY GIFTS---

 I think that the month of celebrating my birthday has come to a close--
so now I can show you my gifts--
From my kids along with the yummy tastee -freeze ice cream--

New bird to me sighting on the trail--American Redstart--
And the Pileated woodpecker came back this year to tell me Happy Birthday--
From my long time pen pal in PA-Cindy--
and this nice box came about mid month--
a charm pack wrapped in a piece of cloth--
a cute little coloring book--wrapped in cloth--
Another layer of gifts wrapped in fabric--
look at all these neat things--the buttons are all cookies--how cute!!
a fat quarter bundle--
a couple yards of white on white--

and a nice assortment of other fabrics--
lots of goodies to play with--
and some--
cash for chocolate--( as you know it is too hot to ship chocolate to FL!!)
all these goodies came from my lovely blog friend--Alice--


and--
this homemade sewingmachine cover in just the right colors--
a delightful coloring book of nature scenes--
and this neat folding card of all kinds of butterflies--
came from another blog friend--Sunny--

Plus--
Anne from NY sent me a gift card to Walmart for $30 and a book of stamps--

So I made out pretty good for being at the ripe old age of 69 this year!!!
I love you all and Thank you all for thinking of me and all the other wonderful wishes others sent me!!
          ENJOY THE MOMENTS, DI

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