Checking out my fabric..

I really got spoiled with the Texas weather.  It was 78, sunny with a nice breeze.. I come home to rainy , cloudy and colder temps.   I felt lucky if it got to 50 degrees this past week.   Ugh.. My body is screaming, ” what happened?”

But I am getting back into the thing of layering on clothing (and that is just inside the house).   And checking out my fabric for more gifts  and finishes.

An Orphan block quilt.. in blue’s.   I see why these were Orphans.. the center red and brown just didn’t line up.. I just sewed them up anyhow and will add an applique to cover up the “noticeable” problem spots.

How about this wise ol’ owl??  In some blue colors??    Yeah, that’ll work.

Next I have to make a grey, yellow and white quilt for a niece of John’s.. It’s a baby quilt.. My favorite kind to make, since it is smaller and I can do every step of quilting on my NEW Janome.   I love the theme,  You are My Sunshine.    So I ordered the fabric and will get started on that as soon as my fabric arrives.  And the final quilting to be done with a big sun and rays ….??   Or maybe I should just stick with a meandering??     Oh, the patterns are endless..

Whatcha think, Boomer?  Ok, maybe later.. He seems to drifting off into the land of milk bones and squirrels.


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March wedding.

March came in like a lion here in my corner of cyber space…  fabric messes and sorting it by color.   I don’t know if the baskets are a good choice, but it is what I had..And the mail person brought me the invitation to my one and only Grand daughter’s wedding.    She is over 25 so I had given up on her meeting “that guy”.

Well it happened and on the 24th I was down in Texas at her wedding.

That’s my son with the matching hair… It was HIS daughter that started this whole thing of us dressing up and watching / witnessing their vows.   My grandson is just 17 and is a very tall dude.    Of course all the men from my side of the family are over 6 feet.. And the grand paw’s side of the family is also very tall….6 foot plus!!     He is handling his height very well.. and took very good care of this Granny.

Got me some “rays” and Ritz crackers while fishing.

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sorting my scraps

original-blockbruisersquared up the orphan blocks and stacked up next to my machine for some late night sewing.

dscn8512went thru a few bags and baskets to sort  the scraps into colors.. 9 smaller baskets later and I feel a scrappy quilt is in my future..   With another orphan quilt up on the design board, I will keep busy in the coming days.

dscn8513 I don’t keep anything smaller than a 2 inch square.. or 1.5 inch strips.      With all the Jelly rolls I have,  I can mix, match, sash and bind to my hearts content.

I just have to stay organized with my colors and fabrics.

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Procrastinating (again)

Mom23 (Robin) sent me a box of orphans and I am getting back into my fabric stash…  Like let’s sort and get some organization done.   Ran out of those little plastic baskets I love for sorting and storage.  Gotta get back to Big lots!  I have a ton of scraps to get sorted  (by color).

I do have lots of orphans to play with.. but then there are my own quilts I’d love to start or finish up..   dscn8494Love me some polka dots..   That group disappeared from the site.. so I guess we are NOT doing it.   But I wanna!!

1try-carpwheelI need more direction.. esp with this one..   I ran out of that red fabric.

mariners-compass All template work that is fun to play with… I so desperately want to do more of the  Mariner’s Compass.  After all I did buy the templates..

But then I’m still recovering  from a nasty bug.. and wanting to try out some new (to us) meals.   The Bang Bang Shrimp was great!!    And the Breakfast in a jar is going over pretty well.   Butternut Squash Soup is on the menu for this week and there is a roasted Chicken recipe that captured my eye–    So I have to make a plan and quit procrastinating..

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January’s Let down.

oh-hum-9-16This is how I feel too.. Oh, Hum.   What to do??

I walked into my sewing area and pulled out the polka dot fabric to start making the swap blocks for the Jenny’s arrow pinwheel group I joined this past December.   And that is all the quilt related projects I have done so far.  (the kit still sits on the cutting table) polka-dot-swap-kit

After cleaning and putting away all the Christmas decorations, I hit that “post-holiday” doldrums.   Nothing!   No inspiration, No enthusiasm, No  dream/ideas!!     Nada, Nothing.     Of course it doesn’t help to get your juices going when the temps hover around that O mark on the thermometer…FOR DAYS..   All I can think about is putting another layer of clothing on..

DD has went all out vegan… and keeps cooking veggie dishes in the kitchen.. I had no idea she could make such messes that tasted so good.  Spinach, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Squash, Radish and Turnips… oh, MY!!     Onions, mushrooms, cheese and rice!!   Legumes, beans and carrots galore!!     I knew that college education would server her well… bushel-of-veggies cooking-by-liz

After a feast it is time to rest and rub the tummy.. right Boomer?



The dishes can wait!!


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Post Holiday memories

meemeecyn-tree-ornamentOh Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree – It is so wonderful to receive Ornaments from my MSQC friends.  Meemeecyn sent the tree and Bubby sent the white lacey snowflake. dscn8460Christmas day was very warm for the season.. yet it got up to 52 the next day.   No snow or as the song says.. I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas… NOT!!


Santa had to deliver in the UPS trucks this year..


While everyone was eating dinner.. this little one had to have a snooze… Too much excitement and toys


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Rainbow Bridge – Mocha 2004-2016

mocha-obitWe had to say goodbye to our dear friend this morning.  Last month she had a large tumor removed from under her Left Front leg..and in that time another one showed up that was as big as my hand.. She went for surgery today to have it removed, and with the x-ray  they take before any surgery of this type, there were 8 more large ones and who knows how many more smaller ones..

Her quality of life plus longevity would be so bad with the treatments and medication that the decision to put her to sleep was made.    We will miss This gentle soul.. who loved to run and play in the park, begged for treats, and brought much joy to our lives.      Fare Well Mocha.   Run and play with Pepper  like you did when you lived here with us. (both passing in Dec)

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