Sunday, August 9, 2020
Friday, August 7, 2020
This song kept going through my mind yesterday-
as I worked on finishing up this new quilt top
for the Silver Lining sew along--
I didn't use one block we make-- and instead added the one block
about Dancing in the Rain--
thought it fit well with this line of fabric as it has rain drops, umbrellas and boots
on some of the fabrics--
Now these corner pieces--
about did me in--
they are suppose to be 3 rain drops --individual with a bit of space between them--
and done with applique--well---I worked and worked on them and just could not get them
to come out right--SOOOO--
I did my own thing--and hand stitched the 3 pieces together and
then appliqued them as one piece to the corner pieces!!!
and then I went for Rain drops to Baking--
and baked up a storm with the apron blocks--
and I got this far yesterday with them--
I had wanted to make them in a row--with borders to cover up the electrical box on the kitchen wall but--because of the border print I wanted to use with --it just wouldn't come out right -so to plan B I went and this is what I ended up with--
I have had this fabric for about 5 years now and really wanted to get it used in something and felt these aprons would be perfect and I can't believe how well the colors in the aprons I chose--went with the colors in the fabric--even that lime green!!
And I even have a large enough piece left for the backing--
I had gotten this piece thinking I would make me an apron--but then I don't bake often enough to need an apron--so--we will use it for a quilt!!!
So I have been on a roll this week-the apron top is my #3 of the dirty dozen challenge--so next thing is to get it with the backing and batting and basted for hand quilting (it's also on this months OMG goals) along with the black flower quilt that is still being worked on!
I ended up in a 'pickle' this morning--
I wanted to go for a walk again this morning and it was getting late--but off I go--as I get out in the hallway I see that down by the elevators is the rescue squad and they have a tenant on a stretcher waiting on the elevator--which did not want to come up to the 3rd floor--I waited half way down the hall way as there was at least '6' men and women with the tenant--now all had masks on--but they all crowded into one small elevator--really!!!! So not knowing if our elevators were really working properly I decided to go down on the single elevator in the back corner of the building and wouldn't you know it--in one of the long hallways--I met a group of people delivering food bags to some tenants--again they did have masks on --but it was tight side by side passing--finally made it outside and did a short walk as it was getting too hot to go further and no breeze today (which is unusual for here) After I got back here I just kept feeling --not clean--so took off my clean clothes that I had only had on for an hour and took a shower--felt better!!! Can you see what this crazy Covid 19 is doing to us---besides the possible worry about getting it--it is just plain driving us 'looney'!!!!!! at least that is my excuse!!!!!
So what 'big' plans do you have for the week end????
Me--more of my floss cards came today--so I will be watching races and winding pretty colored threads around little white cards!!!!
RELAX--TAKE TIME TO JUST WATCH A BEE TAKING POLLEN FROM A PRETTY FLOWER--OR A WATCH A PRETTY BUTTERFLY JUST ENJOYING THE BREEZE AND FLUTIN AROUND-LUV, DI
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Monday, August 3, 2020
Sunday, August 2, 2020
Friday, July 31, 2020
Make August a month for just for Fun projects--
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
but first some 'quilty' news!!
Got the last block put together for the
Silver Lining stitch along--
see the light blue and white triangle pieces--
those were suppose to be facing the center block-
but it looked too 'washed out' that way for me--
so I turned it around!!!!!!!!
and here is all the blocks so far--
(these are not in the order that we sewed them)
there is some embroidery blocks that we also got with this one--
I think I know which one I want to stitch and add to these blocks--
so will be working on that over the week end!!
and I got this week's Jolly Bar blocks stitched up this morning--
a fairly easy block to do--
think we just have one set of blocks to do for this quilt--
then the finishing of them the next week--
And look at how I used the boxes that my counted cross stitching threads where in-
they used to just be in a big zip lock bag and it was hard to see all the colors--
looks like I have lots of naturals, green, and browns--only one really bright yellow!!!
Maybe I should order some yellows--
I love shopping!!!
Now about the 'all stocked up'--
I was getting low on a couple things--
like water and chocolate so my girl friend and I had made plans to go shopping--
Wednesday-(today)--but then yesterday just before getting on the computer--
I caught the weather report and--
low and behold--
there's a big storm system headed right for us--
maybe this week end--and I know how 'crazy' the stores can get--
when they start talking big storms here in Florida--
so we decided to go yesterday--
I was surprised that the store--Publix's was calm--
and the water aisle was well stocked--
so I got my water--
then later I went down the paper goods aisle and there
my brand of Toilet paper--in a 12 pack even--
one of those babies flew into my cart-
and paper towels--
and my brand of tissues--in the flat box--
and now don't forget the most important item--
so now I am ready for the storm--
or if people decide to 'panic' buy on toilet paper again!!!
and here is one fact that puzzles me--
toilet paper comes in 4 packs--and that is what I usually buy--
and often get 2-4 packs--which equals 8 rolls--but now
you can only get '1' package--that's only 1-4 pack or the 12 pack!!!
so I really had to get the 12 pack anyways!!
I think they should limit how many 'rolls' you can buy--
like 12--and not how many packages you can buy--
at least for this 'little' stitchy brain of mine--it would make more sense!!!!
And I just did another Joann's order--
for more floss cards, boxes,- so I can continue organizing my thread collections--
always something to look forward too--
though going out to a restaurant would be fun-or
actually going into a store to shop,
besides a grocery store would be nice--
just think how 'lucky' we are that we are 'fighting' this virus today--
with all the tech-knowledge we do have now--
and the ability to order online--!!!
Sunday, July 26, 2020
even in 2020 and so many 'weird' things happening!!
I did get this goal accomplished already--
and that was to --
and I am happy dancing--
cause it is all done and hanging on my bedroom wall!!!!
My #5 dirty dozen goal--
was the flower blocks--black cotton background and wool flowers--
that needed to be put into a top--
and basted for quilting--
All my --block of the months are done--for July--
and so far all my 'stitch alongs' for July are all caught up--
even Part 4 of the Snowflake mystery--
until I sat down to sew them together--
and realized that I had to plan out each of these rows--
so that the little red cardinal, bows and stars--
were going in the right direction--
2 of these strips will be going from east to west--
so they were the ones I had to concentrate on the most--
the other 2 strips were going north and south--so once I had a plan-
it pretty much came out ok--that is until I went to press them
realized that one of the long green strips would need to be unstitched--
turned around and restitched--job done--back to pressing them--
we only have one block left--the center block --then the finishing--
so stayed tuned this week for that!!!
Now everyone has been talking about 'squirrels--
and I guess my big squirrel for July has been my floss boxes--
that is taking all the little bags of floss and winding the floss around little cards--
and then I ran out of the little cards
and had to order more--they came in this week so got this job done--
and I just love opening these boxes of so many pretty colors and deciding which ones
will get pulled for each project!!! there is over 425 colors in these 4 boxes!!!
I decided I needed to keep going--
-- this is how I have been storing them and using them--
I have one box done now--but--
ran out of those little cards--
so will have to wait to order more of them!!!!
Oh and remember this 'little' pile of 132 half square triangles??
Well--I need to go work on my present Counted cross stitching project--
as I did not get to work on it this morning--
I walked down the street this morning--
to see the front of the new apartment building--
and up on that deck that curves around is a swimming pool--
the apartments are Studio, one and two bedrooms--
and I hear the Studio apartments are going for $1,600.00 a month--
(I don't want to know what the others are going for--the studios are 2x what I
get a month to live on--I would need 2-3 roommates to afford one of them!!!)
the bottom level is suppose to have a restaurant and a couple shops in it--
but don't think anyone has leased the spaces yet!!!
This is the apartment building that I have watched get finished from my apartment
window since I moved in!!
and then I continued on the street for a couple blocks--
first time I have walked down there in months!!
WE CAN DO THIS--WE CAN CONTINUE TO BE CAREFUL AND SAFE--
AND WE CAN BE KIND TO OTHERS WHILE WE DO IT--
THINKING OF ALL OF YOU--