Friday, August 30, 2019

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Day 240 of 2019

I've been busy lately. 
I have neglected to take the time, so today
I'm taking time to catch up on some magazines that are full of inspiration.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Day 239 of 2019

More gift making is going on here. 
This is a Bunny Ear Teething Ring. 
I used this tutorial
Quick. Fun. More will be made.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Day 238 of 2019

It's time to load some new-to-me music I found at Half Price Books. 
I'm excited to listen to all of them, 
after I finish my current book, of course.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Day 237 of 2019

This late bloomer is a transplant gift from a friend. 
I am pleasantly surprised that it is blooming this year 
so soon after the change of location.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Day 236 of 2019

So today I am answering the question I posed on Day 229
Where am I? 
I was and am again at Lucas Oil Stadium watching our Colts (preseason) play. 
Tonight both the window and the roof were open.
This is not a very frequent occurrence. 
It was a gorgeous night.
This window above is the one from which I took the picture
 of the Indianapolis skyline.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Day 235 of 2019

To start the next project tomorrow, 
I need to get the new fabrics washed today.  
Here is a sneak peek at the new fabrics I'll be using
 and will combine with some from my stash.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Day 234 of 2019

Today I get to work on a gift for a sweet little girl 
out of the most beautiful fabrics.

Fabrics are from Rifle Paper Co., 
Wonderland and Menagerie collections

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Day 232 of 2019

I am so lucky to be a part of a wonderful group of ladies who meet
 and tonight exchanged adorable Halloween blocks.  
I love them. 
Thanks, ladies.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Day 230 of 2019

I started this quilt top on Wednesday and finished it today. 
I also did a whole lot of things in between. 
I think this is the fastest I've ever made a whole top.

I know the lighting is really bad.  
I'll try to get this one outside for a picture soon. 
Just a note - the background is all the same, 
similar to the diamond above the center.

Pattern is Moda Love. 
Here is a link to the free pattern in three sizes. 
This is the biggest size.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Day 228 of 2019

Do you see what I did here? 
Yes, I sewed the incorrect sides together on two squares for a total of four blocks. 
And, yes, I had already cut them apart and was pressing when I noticed. 
Time to stop what I am doing and rip those little stitches out 
and sew again, right sides together. 
Fast forward to this evening.  
My little setback didn't set me back too much.  
I was able to get all the blocks sewn and actually got all the rows sewn. 
 If I can get the rows sewn to each other tomorrow, this top is done.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Day 227 of 2019

I have just recently been reacquainted with this project. 
If I were to take a guess, 
I would say I started stitching it over thirty years ago.
It is way past the window of usefulness for its intended recipient. 
So now the debate is going on in my head. 
Do I finish it and give it to someone else
 or give it to someone else to finish it and use it how they like?

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Day 226 of 2019

Remember last Friday I stayed up really late to finish a book and a quilt top? 
Well, I was successful on both so it's time to work on another quilt top. 
I finished the cutting earlier today 
so tonight I am drawing lines on the backs of blocks
 for triangle making tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Day 225 of 2019

I finished my Halloween blocks for an exchange next week 
but since I have posted pictures related to those blocks the last two days, 
I thought I'd post these cute little house blocks I also finished today.  
These are housewarming blocks for a quilt group member
 that I am very late in completing.  
The pattern was provided and the only requirement was
 that the door should contain something living. 
It feels good to get both items checked off my list.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Day 222 of 2019

One half dozen plain with colored sugar.
One half dozen with chocolate chips. 
Tonight's choice was a plain one. 
I topped it with strawberries.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Day 221 of 2019

I believe I will be finishing this quilt top before I go to bed. 
It is almost midnight and I have almost three hours left on my current audiobook. 
It is due in the morning and there is an eight week wait for it 
if I have to put it on hold to get it back.  
I am determined to finish both the book and the quilt top before I sleep.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Day 220 of 2019

With less than an hour before the trip to the airport, 
GB#1 needed one more thing to occupy her time. 
We pulled out this really retro (old) game and a great time.
And now the house is very quiet.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Day 218 of 2019

Here's a birthday moon for GB#1.
(Waxing Crescent 42%)
Seven years ago today I became a grandmother.
It was the beginning of a wonderful phase of my life.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Day 215 of 2019

Today with two GBs in the house, 
we did one Pinterest-saved arts and crafts project 
and have prepped another to be finished tomorrow.
They did such a great job.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Day 214 of 2019

GB#1 decided we needed to have a surprise party to celebrate Fireball. 
(It's not his birthday)
While he was gone for the day, we made all kinds of crafts, gifts and decorations. 
Every time I suggested that we should be done 
and move on to other activities on our to-do list, 
she said "no" we had more to do.  
It was awesome and well received.
She is such a thoughtful girl.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Day 213 of 2019

He's the first one back after I refilled the bird feeders.
(Spied by GB#1)