Monday, August 14, 2017

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Day 225 of 2017

We had a quick little photo shoot today with our four GBs. 
This one cracks me up. 
Left to right:  GB#2, GB#1, GB#3, GB#4
For just a few short weeks our GBs are 2, 3, 4, and 5 years old.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

Day 223 of 2017

"Give this butterfly lovely colors." 
GB#1 followed the directions well.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Day 222 of 2017

This girl loves puppies so I planned a surprise visit with this little pup. 
I think the visit was a success. 
She told me later that she loved it.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Day 221 of 2017

Today's highlights: 
Manicure and pedicure. 
Playset.
Splinter.  Splinter removal.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Monday, August 7, 2017

Day 219 of 2017

One last Florida tourist shot. 
We are waiting for our airport transportation.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Day 218 of 2017

I can't think of a better way to end our last day at Disney 
and to celebrate GB#1's birthday 
than to be at Epcot for a light and fireworks show.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Day 216 of 2017

Spindlewarps.
I'm pretty sure this would be my favorite store, if this were a real place.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Day 213 of 2017

I have shown you this piece of art before (here
so I thought I would show you a different view.  
I don't think I ever noticed that he has eyebrows before.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Day 211 of 2017

I startled this bunny in our front yard this morning. 
He is much smaller than the one I saw yesterday.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Day 210 of 2017

Fireball mowed the lawn this afternoon. 
This guy came by for the clippings.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

Day 205 of 2017

As you know I am participating in the Urbanologie Quilt Along. 
I am still a little behind but decided to take a different approach this week.
Since making the fabric choices and cutting the pieces 
seem to be the things I struggle with the most and are the most time consuming, 
I have decided to do the rest of the cutting before I tackle more of the sewing.  
So I present to you the blocks I cut today:  
Feathers, Pineapples, Poppies, and Antlers (not shown.)

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Day 203 of 2017

The crew next door opened a lemonade stand today for the second day in a row.  
With our current weather it was a welcome sight. 


Friday, July 21, 2017

Day 202 of 2017

This is an American Dagger Moth caterpillar. 
He was visiting my front porch this evening. 
Evidently his "fur" is toxic 
and will cause stinging, itching and possibly a rash if touched. 
I did not know this at the time I took the picture. 
Luckily, I did not touch him. 
I wouldn't have anyway.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Day 201 of 2017

It's been a long day starting with a very short night 
and a trip to the airport before dawn. 
The good news is that CJ made it to her destination without incident.
Now I really must go to sleep.

Day 200 of 2017

It's late and I have no picture so here is a picture of my favorite app. 
This is puzzle number 100 of 100. 
I guess I will need to get a new pack. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Day 198 of 2017

I have completed another block for the Urbanologie Quiltalong. 
I am behind a couple weeks due to my recent travels, 
but I am hoping to change that this week.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Day 197 of 2017

The sky was so interesting tonight. 
I don't think I have ever seen clouds like this before.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Day 196 of 2017

Pink clouds at the Prairie. 
Tonight Fireball and I took GB#3 to Symphony on the Prairie. 
Good times.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Day 194 of 2017

It rained so hard, so much, so fast that our street flooded again 
and our basketball went rushing down the street.  
I am afraid we will not see it again.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Day 193 of 2017

I tried something new tonight. 
It was yummy. 
Thanks, Little E.

Day 192 of 2017

I went to my quilting meeting tonight bearing gifts I bought in Colorado.

Sorry for the late post. 
Evidently I forgot to push the PUBLISH button! 
Let's just say I had a rough day.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Day 189 of 2017

I always seem to take the same picture when we attend the Symphony on the Prairie, 
so on this gorgeous night I decided to go with something different.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Day 184 of 2017

M and I spent most of the day trying to get to the other side of Kansas. 
Most of Kansas looks like this. 
We saw cows and lots of modern wind turbines (aliens) 
and oil well pumps and cows and more aliens. 
But mostly we saw cows...lots of cows.


Sunday, July 2, 2017

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

Day 181 of 2017

I finished my houses last night but had to wait until today's light to get a picture. 
I have placed them with some of the other blocks from the
Urbanologie Quilt Along by Sew Kind of Wonderful. 
I think this is my favorite so far.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Day 180 of 2017

I finally got back to the big machine, with its new foot. 
I finished the quilting on this quilt and took it off the frame. 
My new favorite stripe is the green one at the top. 
I used the QCR Curvit ruler set for the curved diamonds and curved crosshatching. 
It was fun and I am so happy with the result. 
Now to select a binding fabric.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Day 179 of 2017

Happy mail arrived today. 
This new foot for my longarm machine has a new profile 
which should take out some of the guesswork and frustration
 which occurs with the current foot when I do ruler work. 
I am excited to install it and give it a try.