Monday, June 29, 2015

Day 180/365

This is part of one of the wind chimes in our back yard.
Cool or creepy?
What do you think?

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Day 179/365

I know it is new technology, but M and I call these aliens. 
The first time we ever saw them they came out of a snowy fog. 
They seemed to multiply and keep coming.
It was quite creepy, so creatures from somewhere else they are.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Day 174/365

As I tried to get a shot of my work in progress, 
my "sidekick" jumped in.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Day 171/365

Color inspiration for the "Abstracts in Solids" workshop coming up next week. 
Maybe I'll try it.  We'll see.  
It's not too far out of my comfort zone though.  
Maybe I should try something different. 
We'll see. 



Friday, June 19, 2015

Day 170/365

You never know when someone might ask about your blog. 
It's good to be prepared.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Day 168/365

Ever since I bought Little Lady, she has needed a new felt pad in the drip pan. 
Today she finally got it along with a cleaning and oiling. 
She sounds so smooth and happy.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Day 167/365

At our quilting meeting tonight one of our members showed this beautiful quilt she is making for her son and daughter-in-law.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Day 165/365

I bought a new jigsaw puzzle the other day because I thought it was just too pretty. 
When I got home I turned it over to see who the artist was because 
I couldn't get over how much I liked the illustration. 
It made perfect sense once I read her name.  
I already read her blog and follow her on Instagram. 
Check her out at Geninne's Art Blog, to see more beautiful stuff.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Day 164/365

What's the sign of a truly devoted dad? 
Wear the matching nail polish.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Day 163/365

I had lunch with a friend.
I gave her a small gift.

Day 162/365

After two sides and two corners of binding I remembered a tip I read somewhere.
(Sorry, I don't remember where I read it.) 
I also don't remember exactly how she stated it, but it went something like this: 

Begin a couple inches before a corner.  Work up to the corner, work the corner and then a couple inches past the corner.  Knot and cut your thread.  Repeat on the other three corners.  Now stitch the straight sides of the binding.  If you don't like corners you don't have to think about them anymore and the rest is smooth sailing.  Even if you don't mind corners the rest of the binding should go quickly with no corners to slow you down.

I have now stitched my remaining two corners 
and am ready to breeze through the remaining straight sides.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Day 161/365

Ta-da! 
My latest finish is a gift for GB#3 for his first birthday. 
It was fun and fast.  
I think it is the fastest I have made a quilt from cutting to completely finished...ever.

Quilt specifics:  Pattern, Backyard Fun by Janie Lou Quilts (appears to be out of print)
Fabric, Backyard Baby by Michael Miller 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Day 160/365

Tiny origami pig. 
The instructions are on the sticky note pad. 
He may need some friends.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Day 159/365

I have a quilt finish to show you 
but the weather was not cooperative today for picture taking. 
In the mean time I am reloading my basket of three.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Day 158/365

"Brickhead 3" by James Tyler 

Fireball and I spent a nice Sunday afternoon downtown.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Day 157/365

He held out as long as he could, 
but celebrating your first birthday at the zoo can be exhausting.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Day 155/365

This guy knows what he wants, and he knows how to get it. 
What you can't see in the picture is that he is standing on the squirrel baffle. 
Not exactly what it is for but it works for him.


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Day 154/365

Here's a sneak peek at a secret quilt that went on the frame, 
got quilted, and came off the frame all on the same day - today. 
Binding happens tomorrow. 
(Quilt shown in black and white to protect its identity.)

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015