Sunday, September 12, 2021

GETTING MY 'GOAT'

 Well--it was one of those weeks where I think everyone was trying to--get my 'goat'--if you get my meaning--

I have 2 returns that I did --and both companies are giving me a real hard time--one won't return my emails and one keeps saying they never got the product!!!!!

Then another tenant told me of a 'tenant' here who could help me with my new cell phone--he came--and played with my phone with a website that I told him about and he downloaded and it has lots of ring tones--he sat and played with my phone and new ring tones for 15 minutes and then got up and charged me $15 for his 'time'!!!!!?????

What can I say--it takes all kinds of folks to make this world go around, I guess!!!

Good thing I  have my quilting and knitting and such to keep me 'sane'--

I got another quilt finished--


The Blessings quilt is all finished-

and I got some applique done this week--

another small block from Jenny's bom--

and got 2 more blocks embroidered for the Joy bom--

and-

An order of all cotton yarn came in from Hobby Lobby for my baby sweaters--

I have gotten some wound into balls--but not all yet--and this afternoon I did start another sweater and am using some of this new yarn--

And some cute buttons for the baby sweaters--


And from them I ordered 2 china plates for eating my lunch and dinner on for Fall--
it was time to put my cute bunny plates away till spring!!!



and here is the first 2 jars done --and am now stitching on the third one--Summer!

LET'S KEEP ON DOING THINGS THAT KEEP US SAFE AND KEEP ON SMILING--

EVEN THOUGH PEOPLE CAN'T SEE IT CAUSE OF THE MASKS--THEY CAN SEE THE SMILE IN OUR EYES--IT'S THERE TOO!!!

HUGS, DI




Sunday, September 5, 2021

OH-FUDGE-----

 I start my mornings out with some counted cross stitching--

So this morning I was starting to put the pink rows in for the ribbon at the top of the little jars-

I had started the third row of the dark pink--
when--
OH FUDGE--
I discovered I was off one thread--so went looking to see if I could find the error--

and found it in the white part at the upper top of the jar--which meant--
from that X up and the white rows at the top of the jar all had to come out--
I had done one X taking in '3' threads instead of '2'!!!
So I unstitched the 2 row of white and the rows of pink thread--

And now here is where I left off for today--it was worth it to fix it--looks better now!!!

And I got one smaller quilt top sewn up using the 9 patch blocks with the black centers from last years 'color of the month' stitching--


This top and the star top--plus leftover blocks from each one will get packed up and sent to NY to Anne to finish off for charity quilts!!! And if  you study this one and the other one--you will notice a design in each one!!

And--here is where I am on the cat blocks quilt piece--

Each of the cats were fussy cut and then appliqued onto the block--

Top row--notice just how 'skinny' those tails are--maybe an 1/16 of an inch wide--but I was able to needle turn them--!!!!


middle row--


And bottom row--I did do the green stripped cat twice--first and last block--to make up the 9 blocks--picked that one cause of the mouse!!!

I can't decide how to finish this--I do not have enough of the white cat all over print for the 2 sides--though I have found this line--online--and I can get this all over print in a light blue back ground, too--so am thinking  that might be nice and get more of the black paw print for the binding--but haven't pushed the pay button yet???

HAVE A SAFE HOLIDAY WEEK END PLUS A DAY OFF--

HUGS, DI







Wednesday, September 1, 2021

JUST SLIDING UNDER---

 The ending of August goals--and heading into a whole new month of--

                       SEPTEMBER--

So let's see--

what have I been up to???

Ahh--making "boo's " I am good at this job--
as you can see here I was working on August's teal heart and somehow--came out with 2 right sides--
so back out came the bag of teal fabric--more strips cut and now look--and I used the wrong heart piece on 2 corners of the background square--so no waste!

We have a pretty teal/aqua/turquoise heart!!!  (don't tell anyone I did this yesterday--the last of the month!!!)

I did get my goal for the month done last week--
the star blocks--I do have some star blocks left--but I plan to send this top and the rest of the blocks to my friend Anne in NY towards her baby quilts she makes for the Christmas give away the town does ( for the 0-2 year old's--as they don't get anything normally--but Anne and I have always done something for this age group for years now!)
  But as I did this one--I was thinking this pattern might make a neat Christmas top--do the stars and then use Christmas prints in red, green, blues---am thinking on it--time will tell????

I did finish another baby sweater--
and I was ordering more cotton yarn for the sweaters at Hobby Lobby the other day and found some neat buttons for the sweaters--so ordered some--and when they get here--I really need to take some time and get buttons on all these sweaters and get them boxed up and shipped out--

Also finished a pair of socks--


these are a Christmas gift--already started another pair--!!!!!

And I got the Winter jar finished on the newest counted cross stitching project-


And have now started on the Spring jar--

I have also done alot of applique and sewing on the newest wall hanging--but --forgot to do a photo!!
reminder-this one--
And on my last 123 stitch order--
I ordered a new needle minder--
for only one reason--

Yep--just because she is so darn --Cute!!!!!

SO--GO OUT AND GET YOURSELF SOMETHING 'CUTE' FOR BECAUSE IT'S CUTE THIS WEEK AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU GOT!!!
HUGS, DI





Thursday, August 26, 2021

A SQUIRREL

 The other day when I was outside in the afternoon--

a small squirrel --was sitting on some black fence railing on the path between where I sit in the afternoon and where the smokers walk to their smoking area--I had some peanuts in my knitting bag--so I threw him some--and he eventually came right up to me to get some more--he was a busy little thing!!

and then this afternoon--I found a 'squirrel' in my fabric and this is what happened--


OK--so what are these?????

Oh my you will have to wait and see if this "squirrel" develops into anything?????

And I am steadily hand quilting on the Blessings quilt top--



You can see that I got the dark grey strips done and the white lattice strips done between the blocks-now I am framing around the curtains-!

And here is my newest counted cross stitching project--

I am changing the line-up of the little jars--I am starting with the Winter one first--then beside it I will stitch the Spring one--second row will be the Summer one --then the Autumn one--you know me--I have to always be changing things!!!

I have always enjoyed Thunderstorms--but last night at 10:30 pm or so we had one come though here and there was a couple lightning bolts that scared me--I swear one hit something between this apartment building the one next to us--it shook my apartment--and the thunder hit at the same time as the lightning--it scared me right out of my boots--ok--so I wasn't wearing any boots--but you get the idea!!!!!

HAVE AN AWESOME REST OF THE WEEK--
HUGS, DI



Sunday, August 22, 2021

SUNNY-SUNDAY HERE--

 We have had some hot humid days here on the east coast of Florida--but I am so luckily right here, cause most days--there is a nice breeze--now--Friday --that was a different story--had a breeze--but it was a 'hot' one!!!!

So lets see what did I do this week????

I worked on the teal yo-yo's--

I have just 4 more to make--then this month I will have 49 I have done--(must be I really like this color??)

For sewing--it was mainly hand applique--working on the Halloween piece--

So there has been some applique done on the front of this panel that I sewed together--

And I have continued to spend some time each evening on-


hand quilting on this quilt--

Rest of the time seems to have spent on knitting--

I am going outside 2x a day lately--at around 11am and I knit until time to pick up my lunch in the dinning room--then again around 2:30 in the afternoon for awhile just visiting with other residents and knitting away!! On the baby sweaters!

Have 2 other projects I am working on right now too--

a new shawl with this yarn--
and always have a pair of socks in the works--

I need to step up the sock knitting--Christmas is getting here really fast--
so I also got these new sock yarns in this week--

And I did get my "Summer" counted cross stitch piece finished--


This did say--Think Summer--but living in Florida--it is summer year round!!!!!  And I did change the color of the sunglass frames from black to the white--much better!!

And I spent one day--using this cute wrapping paper--


Wrapping birthday gifts and getting them boxed up and over to the post office for my friend, Anne, back in NY--she has her 83rd one on Aug 26th!!!!  (she will love this paper--as she loves her kitties)

The last two days I have been playing--Ok-going a bitalot 'crazy' trying to learn a 'new' cell phone--


I think this new one does everything but cook my dinner--my old one was 6 years old (I thought it was only about 4 years old) I bought this one from QVC--it is a Trac-phone but came fully loaded for only $64--and enough time on it for about a year!!! Now if I could just figure out what I did wrong in setting it up--so it will let me put my phone list in it????????????????   And I have to remember to turn it on --on the side--where as the old one the button was on the top!!!

And somehow I slipped up yesterday--when I got into bed last night it hit me--I had not picked up a sewing needle even once during the day--only knitting needles--OUCH--hope the needle police don't show up!!

I PRAY FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU WHO READ THIS BLOG--THAT YOU WILL STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY--

HUGS, DI




Sunday, August 15, 2021

SLOWWW SUNDAY--

 It's been a bit of slow going, kinda of, day for me--

I did do some slow stitching this morning on this cross stitch project--

I just need to put the right side on the umbrella and then there is some stitching  to do under the pail!!

I did do some stitching this week--

I got a charm pack of this line and split it with my friend -Alice in VA and we are doing challenge piece with them--we can add 2 other fabrics to this line and we can make what ever we want--
I do have the next step planned--so, you will have to wait to see what I am doing --later!!!

I finished knitting a new shawl--

I have not blocked this yet--and this is done in cotton yarn!!
This afternoon while watching the NASCAR race I started a second shawl with this pattern--
in really bright colors--again with cotton yarn!!

And I am now working on hand quilting around the flowers--

hope you can see the stitching here--still have a few blocks to do of the flowers--
then I have to decide where I am going with the hand quilting from there????

Well--no Fred for us and it looks like Grace might by pass us too--but it is still early in Hurricane season to know if one or more will come through Florida--I believe Covid is stampeding though Florida though!!???

I JUST WANT TO SAY--HAVE A GREAT WEEK IN WHAT EVER YOU PLAN TO DO WITH IT!!
HUGS,DI