Monday, April 30, 2018

Day 120 of 2018

Mom's very well loved sweater needed some attention, 
so I did some almost invisible zigzagging
 near the edge of the turned up cuff 
to prevent any more raveling from the holes 
that have become too large to ignore.  
Then I added a little embellishment 
over the machine stitching in one of her favorite colors.  
I hope she likes it.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Day 118 of 2018

Oops.
I've got a "typo" in my bullet journal setup for next week. 
Oh well, I am definitely looking more for function than perfection.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Day 115 of 2018

I have been hoping for a nice blue sky day
 before the Bradford Pear loses its beautiful white blooms. 
Today we got that day.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Day 114 of 2018

I've begun the stitching around these snowflakes 
with a lovely, shiny thread I bought over the weekend.  
I do wish I had thought through the glue placement a little better though. 
I am running into it occasionally as I stitch which is slowing me down.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Day 113 of 2018

I was so happy to see this robin 
building a nest on our shade structure this morning.  
It has been years since this has happened. 
I hope the nest survives the rainy weather and we get to see young robins soon.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Day 109 of 2018

I think I've come up with a new solution for an old problem. 
Maybe now I will finally get this work-in-progress done.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Day 108 of 2018


Today you get a bonus picture because I couldn't decide which one to show you. 
I am finally caught up on the sew along, if only for a couple days. 
There is no clear cut theme for these two weeks 
but you will find favorite fat quarters I finally cut into, 
scraps from projects of mine and M's, and several family members represented. 
I added a few chimneys this time around, 
but I'm not sure I loved the process or the effect enough to make any more. 
I am over halfway done with the blocks though
 and I'm still loving making these little lovelies.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Day 105 of 2018

Mom's daffodils are in bloom. 
She requested that they get cut and put in a vase. 
I will take these to her hospital room tomorrow for her to enjoy.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Day 104 of 2018

Sixteen heads without hats. 
Oh, I mean houses without roofs. 
Hopefully the roofing crew will have time to stop by tomorrow.


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Day 101 of 2018

I caught this cute couple out for a walk today in front of the local pharmacy. 
Luckily, the automatic doors did not open. 
I'm pretty sure they would have gone inside.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Day 100 of 2018

Fireball holds the phone as we have a call with M on speaker. 
We have not talked much since she moved across the country.
It was good to hear her voice 
as we normally communicate by text.


Monday, April 9, 2018

Day 99 of 2018

Last week was quite busy with appointments so I had very little time in my studio. 
I did get some fabrics picked out but no sewing happened. 
Over the weekend Fireball helped me dismantle the ironing surface
 on one of my sewing islands (more info about the islands here)
so I could do a slight revision of it for better functionality and to recover it.  
The revision build is complete and I have picked out the new fabric, 
seen here under my decision-making mess.  
Now the search is on for the staple gun.  It's here somewhere.  
In the mean time I can once again work on houses.  
I'm hoping that in a couple days I will have houses done for weeks 8 and 9. 
I'll post a picture. 

Edit:  I meant to say weeks 9 and 10!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Day 98 of 2018

How about some ready-made quilt palette inspiration in the paint chip aisle?

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Day 94 of 2018

I've been in this hospital a million times, 
but have never had the opportunity to see this beautiful ceiling until today 
as it is in a different part of the building than our regular visits.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Day 93 of 2018

I got the chance to lay out all the house blocks I've made so far 
at our quilt meeting tonight.


Monday, April 2, 2018

Day 92 of 2018

Once again we awoke to a winter wonderland. 
I really do love it when the heavy, wet snow clings to the trees. 
By afternoon, there was no evidence that it even happened.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Day 91 of 2018

We're just watching the cheese age 
as we eat brunch at a local dairy farm and creamery.