Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A Beautiful Day

I had a lot of personal and business things to attend to and each outing I made sure I parked a distance and got some walking time in.  Fall is starting to appear in little bits, so enjoyed the cooler temp and sights and smells.  I was blessed by some chipmunk who planted a few sunflower seeds.  They remind me of my Dad who planted them of many variety all over the property for the animals and birds to enjoy. He was known for his Giants and people would come to buy seeds from him.

And if you look real close - some one is hiding behind that porch post - told you she hated the camera.

I didn't expect much in that 50 cent box of seeds someone gave me, but I sprinkeld them in the flower bed where I removed the creeping flox.  Look at these lovelies!  My ceramic Bella and Moe are slowly getting hidden.  I think this is the last year for my garden gnome as there is no color left on him - a ghost gnome!!

I have hollyhocks that usually grow 2-stories high, but I think our very late cold did them in.  This one lone soldier grew and flowered, but not very tall to say the least.  I will save her seed pods and try to start some new plants.

I had another bag of scraps dropped at the door and most I sorted for re-gifting to others.  The smallest pieces I kept for Bonnie Hunter's new challenge - the Hourglass Block.  I don't want to just play with hourglasses, so I picked a block that uses them.  I prepped enought to play with today.  

Then Bella interupted my prep - chattering in the window......why?

This is as large I could expand and thru a window screen - do you see the deer?  The herd (about 25) makes this path down into the soybean field and then across the road into the corn field every morning.  Then early evening they return the path back up into the mountain behind us.

 The last two fawns scurrying after the herd.  Most of the does have twins and one has triplets.  Our miniature orchard is just round that tree line, but no apples this year.  We will have to get drops from someone to set out for them - I know they are looking for them.  They were a nice end to my day.

Sewingly Yours,

Monday, August 22, 2016

The House(s) That Sharon Built

I managed to get this far yesterday with my 'Let's Book It' project.  A few changes made - I put a skinny strip to seperate the geese from the houses and one to seperate the houses and trees.  The tree foundations printed out too small, but I made them work.  The last border is just pinned on as I am not sure I am going to use it.

Just a skinny inner border and then an outer border to be done and I am thinking of hand quilting this one.

Today, over at Val's Quilting Studio, is the Tuesday Archinve's Theme - HOUSES.  I have done a lot of house quilts and will be sure to link up a couple of my house tutorials.

Hand sewing that binding is on my list for today.
Sewingly Yours

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Monday Making 8/22/16

I haven't even begun my 'Let's Book It project' - this cute wallhanging that can be found HERE on Connecting Threads.

I have a few things pulled and the plan could change as I look thru fabrics, but I would like to make this my play date for Monday Making.

Sewingly Yours,

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Slow Sunday Stitching 8/21/16

Slow Sunday Stitching

I am going to slow down today and join Kathy with some relaxing stitching.  I am down to just my granddaughter's new quilt - commissions complete!

I haven't touched my '365' circles at all this month.  They are prepped and waiting their turn.  I will work on these as well as.......

the binding on this monster.  This is my entry for the Hall of Fame Quilt Show that is the last weekend in September.  I have plenty of time, but want to get this finished this week.

And some of you have asked about Moe.  He is under the weather, first with sniffles, then heavy sneazing which went into a cough.  Now on medication that makes him more of a splat puddle than before.  He 'rode' this quilt thru it's machine binding finish and I left him there.  Rest and medicine is what he needs right now.  Bella has even refrained from picking on him and occassionally will come and lay with him.

We are all going to relax today,
Sewingly Yours,