Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Day 59 of 2018

We've been doing wooden puzzles the last few days. 
I love the ones with Mickey, Donald, Garfield, and Grover,
but I think this one is very near the top of my absolute favorites list. 
Is anyone surprised?

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Day 58 of 2018

Here are the fabrics I have chosen for this week. 
I'm sure you can guess my selected theme.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Day 56 of 2018

Sew Along.  Week Three. 
I've declared it Halloween week. 
I'm excited about how these blocks turned out.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Day 55 of 2018

I was hoping for sunshine 
but all we get is gray skies, warm temperatures and rain.  
I guess that's what brings new beginnings.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Day 53 of 2018

The doors for this week's sew along are cut. 
The house cutting is underway. 
I may get to sew tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Day 52 of 2018

Another wait at another doctor's office 
finds me disassembling what appears to be an antique, two generation quilt top
 in which the sashing attachment was poorly executed.  
My plan is to reassemble the top properly with new sashing fabric 
or possibly with an entirely new setting.  
I will be sure to keep you posted.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Day 51 of 2018

I take Mom to lots of doctor appointments.  
In one particular office there is the most beautiful artwork.  
Two of the pieces are signed like this.  
It was my intention to ask for help here in finding out whose work this is, 
but just before I started writing this post I decided to do a Google search.  
Much to my surprise I found what I was looking for.  
If you are curious, images of the work can be seen 
here and here.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Day 50 of 2018

Most of my week two blocks have a valentine theme. 
I think my favorite block is the one with the bunnies in the doorway. 
I am loving making these
 and filling out the cute little check list is pretty fun as well.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Day 49 of 2018

Today was a chilly but sunny day. 
I took my two new, old quilt tops out into the wild
 and onto the steps of the monument downtown.  
As promised I took pictures. 
I am really looking forward to quilting these colorful finds.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Day 47 of 2018

This is just one of the inspiring quilts I saw today at a new-to-me antique mall.  
This one didn't come home with me, 
but I will show you the two quilt tops that did as soon as the sun shines 
and I can get good pictures.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Day 45 of 2018

Real cupcake.  Fake flower. 
It was so rich, I had to save some for tomorrow. 
Happy Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

Day 43 of 2018

This is our beautiful theater. 
Photographs and video recordings are forbidden during performances
(although many people were taking them anyway)
so I took this one just before the second half of the program began. 
John Williams conducted the music of John Williams.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Day 42 of 2018

I am working out my fabrics for the theme I have in mind 
for this week's sew along blocks.

Pattern: Village by Jumble, Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.
Sew Along hosted by Stitch Supply Co.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Day 41 of 2018

This is a project I started a couple years ago.  
I'm not sure why I stopped working on it, 
but now there is a sew along going on over on Instagram.  
My plan is to start again and get the top done this time. 

Pattern: Village by Jumble, Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.
Sew Along hosted by Stitch Supply Co.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Day 40 of 2018

I caught a little of the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Day 39 of 2018

Today we received happy mail and another guest. 
Hi, there.  We've been expecting you. 
Let us show you around.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Day 37 of 2018

I met a new friend tonight at my quilting meeting.  
She was a little camera shy.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Day 36 of 2018

I mentioned a couple weeks ago while I was in Florida 
that my projects of choice for the trip were knitting ones.  
We were mostly busy with other activities, 
but I did finish this hat and made a little scrubbie dish cloth.  
I know the hat will fit its recipient as it fits me 
and we have similar sized heads. 
The cloth is made of one strand of cotton yarn and one strip of netting 
which makes for a very nice cloth that isn't quite a tough as a scrubbie alone 
but has more oomph than a regular cloth.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Day 35 of 2018

Guests have arrived. 
Can you guess who has come to stay for a while?

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Day 34 of 2018

The guest room is done and ready for our first house guests tomorrow.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Day 33 of 2018

Today Fireball and I received a lovely gift from M, 
our recently transplanted girl.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Day 32 of 2018

Fireball and I shared a dessert tonight. 
If I were at home this plate would look very different. 
If you know me, you know exactly what I mean.
If you don't, I'm sure you can guess.