Friday, July 31, 2015

Day 212/354

I recently read an article about photographing ordinary objects. 
While these aren't probably very ordinary to everyone, 
they are quite ordinary to me. 
I love my thread, my thread conditioner and my well-worn thimble.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Day 209/365

Do you see what I see? 
No, I don't mean those flowers that never really got planted into those pots. 
Let's take a closer look. 
Yep, that's a bunny hiding behind those flower pots, feasting on the flowers. 
Oh, and it looks like those flower pots have seen better days. 
I guess it's time to start shopping the end-of-season sales for some new ones.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Day 208/365

It's finally binding time. 
This quilt is in the home stretch. 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Friday, July 24, 2015

Day 205/365

I have a couple EPP (English Paper Piecing) projects that sit unfinished. 
There are some lovely new ideas floating around the internet for EPP projects. 
I really like the idea of a portable handwork project so...
I have purchased a couple books to help me get started again.
Let's see if I can stick with it.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Day 202/365

Here's a little combination question today: 
What is it and where am I?

Monday, July 20, 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Day 200/365

I rescued these flowers from the ground. 
It appeared a squirrel had been digging in my flower pot and these broke off. 
I put them in my tiny vase.
They have recovered nicely.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Day 199/365

The Saturday morning farmer's market is a colorful place. 
Among a few other things, some of these lovelies may have come home with me.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Day 198/365

Today I knocked my magnetic pin bowl onto the floor. 
The force of the magnet was no match for the force of the impact. 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Day 197/365

Quilting is going very well. 
All the orange fabrics will be quilted with lines, the teals with swirls. 
I am loving the texture.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Day 196/365

(I apologize in advance for the grainy cell phone picture.  They do not allow my real camera at this venue.) 

While James Taylor sang Sweet Baby James, 
I looked to the left of the stage where the giant video screen is displayed 
and noticed the gorgeous sky on this perfect night for an outdoor concert.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Day 195/365

We've been having a lot of storms and rainy weather lately, 
and even though we'd like it to not rain for a while, 
I enjoyed the remnants of our latest overnight storm on the kitchen window screen 
this morning.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Day 193/365

Fireball helped me install a curtain rod with clips in the Big Room today. 
This spot will serve as the on deck circle for the next quilt to be quilted. 
The idea is that when I come in to work on the current quilt,
 the next one will be hanging so I can form ideas about quilting designs. 
If the quilt isn't too big, it will also make a great place to take my "before" picture. 
This next one was made for GB#1 for her first birthday. 
She's almost 3. 
It's time to be brave and finish it.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Day 190/365

I received an order I placed earlier in the week in the mail today. 
I am looking forward to a little light reading 
so I can learn how to make a few cute little critters.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Day 189/365

I've been working on this room all day. 
I might have, just maybe, found some papers and receipts under a chair dated 2009. 
Don't judge.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Day 188/365

I finished another binding tonight. 
This quilt is one that Little E made. 
I blogged about it here and here.
I quilted and bound it for her. 

It occurs to me that I need to have a little quilt roundup. 
I'll try to get that put together.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Day 186/365

Tonight I am working on my little "Looks I Love" project. 
Remember when we actually cut out the pictures we liked with scissors? 
And, yes, I know the looks I love seem to always be on children. 
They seem to know what's up - lovely colors and comfort. 
I'm all for that.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Friday, July 3, 2015

Day 184/365

Another walk to the grocery store provides another great photo opportunity.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Day 182/365

M is knitting a hat.  She is also knitting a scarf.  
The two items are being made out of the same color of the same yarn 
in two different weights. 
You guessed it.  
She made almost the entire hat out of the wrong weight yarn. 
 It pays to read the label.  
M is not a happy camper.