It's no wonder my phone won't charge.
Monday, February 27, 2017
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
I meant to take a picture of GB#2 and GB#4 today but I forgot.
We were selecting fabric for the next round of sister dresses.
So instead here is a picture of the fabrics we have selected.
As always the navy blue is showing up as black.
It really is navy. Maybe it will show up better in the finished dress.
Stay tuned. Deadline: Mid-April.
Monday, February 20, 2017
This new little bird ornament has found his place on the mantel.
he can stay there all year and then take his place on our tree next Christmas
before being put away with the rest of the ornaments.
The same goes for the little pumpkins
except that they will get put away with the fall decorations.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Today Fireball called me outside because these guys were circling and being quite loud.
At times they were quite organized, circling and then splitting into two groups.
They would come back together and then circle again.
All the while they were slowly moving north.
I can only guess that they were migrating Snow Geese.
These are definitely not the geese we see here in the summer.
EDIT: These are evidently Sandhill Cranes.
Friday, February 17, 2017
Spring. It's not Spring.
It is forecast to be in the 60s for at least the next eight days.
While I enjoy this kind of weather, it is way too early.
I fear for my flowering trees. They will be confused and begin to bud.
Then as the weather gets cold again, as I am sure it will,
the buds will freeze and my trees won't bloom.
It's just not right.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Friday, February 10, 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Both the first and last times I posted about this blanket were in 2014.
It is GB#3's welcome to the world blanket.
He will be three in June.
In August of 2014 I was just about finished with the body of it with just the borders left to do.
That is where the progress stopped.
I ran into quite a stumbling block as I tried to figure out how to border this.
Because it is done in stockinette stitch, the side edges curl to the back
and the top and bottom edges curl to the front.
I have tried two different edge treatments without success.
Being stumped as to what to do, I put it away, evidently for nearly 2 1/2 years.
Tonight I took it to my quilting meeting to try again.
After some brainstorming, I think I have come up with a suitable solution.
So now it is time to swatch a little to figure out the correct needle size
and whether I will use single or double yarn.
As always, I appreciate you wishing me luck
and hoping that the third time really is a charm.
Monday, February 6, 2017
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Friday, February 3, 2017
After the laundry room quilt was finished
there was plenty of backing and batting still loaded
so I found another very old UFO that actually looked nice with the backing.
It fit so I loaded it up and quilted it too.
Now there is still a little more room left.
I think I'll quilt another small piece of fabric
and use it sometime in the future for a little zippy bag.