There was a green glow in my back yard this afternoon.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The project for today was these little Petit Four Baskets.
The instructions are in this Fat Quarter Shop video on YouTube.
I would be showing you four baskets
if I hadn't totally ruined one of them by cutting in the wrong place.
Once done, it could not be undone.
I guess I got a little too confident.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
Sunday, April 16, 2017
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Friday, April 14, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
One of my very favorite trees ever is the Redbud.
We planted one in our yard many years ago which died a few years after that.
Lately I have been enjoying seeing them while I am out and about.
Then yesterday I noticed one at the corner of our house,
hiding near a rather large shrub.
It must be a volunteer.
I had no idea it was there, or at least I had totally forgotten.
I hope it sticks around for a while.
It makes me so happy.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Friday, April 7, 2017
There were so many quilts I loved at the International Quilt Festival in Chicago today
that I had a hard time picking one for picture of the day,
so I chose this quilt called Classmates by Noriko Kido of Japan
since it is made with a block known here as Patchwork of the Crosses
that I have been considering making.
Below are a few close-ups.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Hi! We had to make one last trip to The Bean before leaving downtown
and heading to a hotel at the convention center
where we will attend the International Quilt Festival tomorrow.
I took this picture with the timer setting,
with the camera propped up on a nearby ledge.
Right before the shutter opened,
a couple people walked right in front of the camera.
I was sure the picture was ruined so I was on my way to set it up again.
As it turned out, they did not end up in the picture
and this shot turned out to be my favorite of the day.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Monday, April 3, 2017
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Friday, March 31, 2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Saturday, March 18, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
I am back after a few days away with Little E and M.
I snapped a quick picture of this finished raincoat for GB#1 before we left,
(I love the hood and gathered back)
but with our unexpected late departure
and 1:00 a.m. arrival at our destination
a late post was inevitable.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
I was hoping to post a picture of the completed ladybug sewing project
but it will be after midnight when it is done
so instead I will post this picture and give you a sewing tip.
When sewing with laminated fabric,
it is advised to sew with a teflon foot to prevent sticking.
I don't own a teflon foot.
Somewhere (sorry, I don't remember where) I read that a piece of regular scotch tape
on the bottom of a regular foot will do the same thing.
I tried it on this project and have had no problems with my fabric sticking.
I highly recommend.