Sunday, October 22, 2017

Day 295 of 2017

Caption this! 
It's your turn to write the caption. 
Please leave your caption in the comments.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

Day 293 of 2017

Early morning hardware store warehouse sale. 
Simply overwhelming.
(And this was just part of it)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Day 292 of 2017

Because I don't have enough irons in the fire, 
I am thinking something for Halloween. 
Crazy?  Maybe.  Inspired?  Yes.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Day 291 of 2017

I found the cutest ceramic creamer today. 
I can't wait to put it on the table at Thanksgiving dinner.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Day 290 of 2017

I spent a good amount of time today sorting my tiny scraps. 
As I sorted, I alternated between planning how I was going to sew them together
 and wondering why I kept them in the first place.


Monday, October 16, 2017

Day 289 of 2017

I hung the "pizza" quilt today. 
Last year I finished this quilt on Halloween just in time to hang it. 
Today I sewed a sleeve on the back for use with a quicker hanging system. 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

Day 286 of 2017

 
I've heard the term used for longarm quilting before but I think it applies here too:
Border Alert.
I have reached the point of the sixteen row garter stitch border 
and the last of the last ball of yarn.
(Color is much darker than it appears here.)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Day 285 of 2017

Technology. 
Love it. Hate it. 
I have "read" my first audiobook through my local library on an app on my phone. 
So far, so good. 
Next I go to the app to check on my position on the wait list for another book. 
Now the app won't let me into my account. 
It says I don't have an account. 
I can see my bookshelf right there with the book I just finished. 
To leave out the middle and get to the end of the story, I have resolved the issues. 
I look at the clock.  It is past midnight.  Did I take a picture today?  
Yes.  I took a picture of a book that arrived in the mail for Little E.  
I sent her the picture to see if she wanted me to ship it to her 
or save it here for her next visit. 
Whew, that wore me out.


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Day 284 of 2017

Tonight I tried another new-to-me recipe that Little E sent me. 
Of course, I omitted some ingredients and substituted others per our taste, 
but it was SO good.
Here is the link if you are interested.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Day 283 of 2017

I got Happy Mail! 
My envelope was full of color, sunshine, hearts, people, flowers and fun. 
Thanks, guys.  This made my day.
I am still smiling.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Day 282 of 2017

While helping Mom at the craft fair on Saturday, 
I got to do a little shopping. 
I bought another little carved snowman. 
I thought he would make a nice buddy for the one I bought last year. 
I was told by the maker that this style is a girl. 
Of course. Different hat.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Day 281 of 2017

Sunday.  Game day. 
Open window at the stadium. 
I never grow tired of this view. 

Today was a good day.  
We have a new statue in front of the stadium, 
a jersey was retired, 
and the home team won in a nail-biting overtime.


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Day 280 of 2017

Yes, that small section of stockinette stitch 
is actually supposed to be garter stitch. 
Yes, I frogged it. 
I am trying so hard to get to the last ball of yarn on this project. 
I will not be discouraged. 
Onward.


Friday, October 6, 2017

Day 279 of 2017

I found this little lady I made a million years ago in my studio today 
while looking for something else.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Day 277 of 2017

I know technically it is not the full moon until tomorrow,
but we are finally expecting rain and the moon may be covered by clouds. 
So this is Waxing Gibbous 99%.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Day 274 of 2017

You were all correct in answering the recent "What is it?" question
It is indeed my suitcase handle with its luggage tag. 
I have just arrived home from MQX Midwest and am incredibly inspired. 
I hope to be showing you some of what I got to work on soon.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Day 272 of 2017

Teresa Silva of Quilting is my Bliss shows us some ideas for quilting blocks
 for maximum impact with maximum ease.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Day 270 of 2017

It's been a while so I think it's time to play "What is it?" 
For those of you who are new here, this is how it goes.  
I will post a picture and ask the question "What is it?"  
You make your guesses and post them in the comments.  
After a couple days I will post another picture that reveals the answer, 
and you can see if you were correct.  So here we go.  
What is it?

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Day 269 of 2017

It occurs to me that I have never read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. 
A little over a month ago I found an older copy of it at Half Price Books. 
It was not as long as I had always imagined so I bought it.
I have started reading it one short chapter at a time. 
Tonight was Chapter 2.


Monday, September 25, 2017

Day 268 of 2017

You know it's love 
when he goes out of his way to get you one of the new cups with an owl on it.
Thanks, Fireball.


Friday, September 22, 2017

Day 265 of 2017

We got a pink sky for the first sunset of fall. 
I consider it a gift 
considering the very summer-like temperatures.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Day 264 of 2017

The forecast calls for 90 degree temperatures for the next four days. 
Fall begins tomorrow.
I could really use some fall weather.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Day 263 of 2017

Today was a road trip day.  
I took Mom to a surprise location.  
About three quarters of the way there she finally figured out where we were going.  
We picked up my sister, 
whom we don't see very often, and had a very nice outdoor lunch 
after which we drove to a nice park by the river. 
We ate, chatted, marveled at the great bridges, saw other parts of the city, 
took silly selfies, and got caught in a very noisy thunderstorm.  
It was a great road trip day.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Day 262 of 2017

We still have flowers in the neighborhood and a crazy hot week in store,
but the leaves are changing and official fall begins on Friday.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Day 261 of 2017

I tried another new-to-me recipe tonight. 
The main ingredients are cauliflower, chicken and sweet potatoes. 
I will definitely make it again.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Day 259 of 2017

GB#3 is singing along with the band.
He was so excited when they began singing "Heartbreak Hotel."
It's one of his favorite songs.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Day 257 of 2017

While taking Mom to do some errands today 
I was able to get a couple of my own errands done too.  
I bought a new presser foot for my machine (#63 is a zigzag hemmer foot) 
and some red netting and tulle.

For those of you who own Bernina sewing machines and don't know, 
Bernina is having a sale through the 17th of 25% off on all its presser feet.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Day 256 of 2017


I finally sat down and finished the binding on this quilt 
that Little E pieced and began the quilting on her sewing machine.  
I finished the quilting for her on my longarm 
and have been working on the binding in little bits.  
Tonight it's off my list.

You can see more of this quilt here and here.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Day 255 of 2017

The weather lately has gotten me into the fall mood. 
Evidently, September first is the meteorological start of fall, 
so I don't feel so bad changing out the dishes.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Day 254 of 2017

I'm not feeling well today so I think a cup of tea is in order. 
On a happier note, my new phone case arrived today. 
It makes me smile.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Day 253 of 2017

On our walk this afternoon, 
I saw a hawk flying low enough to try a picture. 
By the time I could get my camera out, 
he was too far away. 
Fireball saw a butterfly fly up into the tree above us. 
I decided to give that a try.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Day 251 of 2017

Happy Birthday to me! 
Flowers (and cupcakes) from my super sweet Fireball.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Day 249 of 2017

Again, I was hoping for one thing and got another. 
I'm so glad I didn't miss this.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Day 247 of 2017

I was trying to photograph some of the bees, 
but will settle for the beautiful colors.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Day 246 of 2017

Happy Birthday to this sweet 3-year-old. 
(GB#4)
Those eyes.
Those pearls.