Friday, June 23, 2017

Day 174 of 2017

One of the perks of staying over with Mom is looking through old photo albums. 
That's me sitting on my sister's lap.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Day 173 of 2017

Mom had surgery today 
so we are having a sleepover at her house tonight.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Day 172 of 2017

Today as we enjoyed our last breakfast of our lake house quilting getaway, 
we were graced by the presence of this beautiful Baltimore Oriole.
We don't see these at our house.
This was quite a treat.

These last three are a bit blurry, as he did not sit still for long, 
but I was fascinated how he used and contorted his tail for stability 
as he picked at his food source on the tree trunk.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Day 170 of 2017

From quilt classes and festival last week to quilting retreat this week, 
this will be my view for the next couple days.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

Day 167 of 2017

My last class was Quilt as You Go on the Longarm. 
This is such a fun technique.
Lots of orphan blocks have found homes in this practice piece.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Day 165 of 2017

Longarm quilting in a class can be a bit challenging. 
The machine is different than the one I own. 
The tension wasn't quite right.
It's a little nerve wracking to quilt with people watching, 
BUT the teacher, Tia Curtis, was fabulous. 
I loved it all, 
but my favorite part was learning how to insert a little grid quilting, 
or better yet, some double line grid quilting 
into small areas of a quilting design.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Day 163 of 2017

A little chipmunk takes a break on the deck after quite a chirping session.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Day 161 of 2017

I got my t-shirt remake done after midnight 
so I took today's picture before I went to bed. 
Consider this my "after" picture. 
I am pretty happy with the result.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Day 160 of 2017

I think it's time for another t-shirt remake. 
Consider this the "before" picture.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Day 159 of 2017

M and I went downtown for the Strawberry Festival today. 
Usually I take a picture of the State House from the monument (pictured). 
Today we walked a few blocks, 
and I took a picture of the monument from the the State House.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Day 157 of 2017

Finish a project yesterday. Start a new one today. 
I have cut into my Wonderland canvas.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Day 156 of 2017

Happy Birthday to GB#3! 
I hope he enjoys being a little detective in his new cape and hat, 
with his magnifying glass and detective books.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Day 155 of 2017

You know it's time to take a break from the birthday project 
when you start making cutting mistakes. 
Sewing will resume tomorrow.