Saturday, July 31, 2021

Day 212 of 2021

Because GB#1 was very insistent, 
Fireball, GB#3 and I watched The Mitchells vs. the Machines tonight. 
We all enjoyed it very much. 
Thanks for the recommendation. 


Thursday, July 29, 2021

Day 210 of 2021

Little E requested a roll case for her crochet hooks
 so today I made that happen. 
I have covered the top half of her roll with my patchwork one 
since I'd like her to be the first one to see what fabric I chose for hers.


Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Day 208 of 2021

I've had this pattern for a long time. 
I've even picked out fabric and zippers a couple times, 
but I've never gotten the bag made. 
I think I get bogged down trying to make the first bag the perfect bag. 
I just need to convince myself that there will be many more bags 
so there is no need to overthink and stress over it. 
A sew along has just started on Instagram 
so I am going to try to keep up and actually get this done.


Monday, July 26, 2021

Day 207 of 2021

The day after a family gathering, 
it is not be surprising to find items left behind.


Sunday, July 25, 2021

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Friday, July 23, 2021

Day 204 of 2021

I've acquired some new supplies for quilting today
 as Little E and I went through her quilting stuff that I have been storing. 
These things will not be going to her home so their new home will be with me.


Thursday, July 22, 2021

Day 203 of 2021

I found a little sewing time today and finished my patchwork patch 
for this quilt I purchased a few years ago
 that had a large tear and several pieces that needed replacing
 to make it whole again. 
The next step is to hand stitch the patch in place. 
After that I will flip the quilt to repair the batting, 
the backing and redo the hand quilting.


Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Day 202 of 2021

Earlier this summer we had a new neighbor take up residence
 under the eaves on our shed. 
The neighborhood continues to grow and will do so until fall. 
The structure is fascinating. 
Read more at the link below if you are interested.


Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Day 201 of 2021

Oh, hey there. 
Yeah, I'm just standing around these days. 
Look, Ma. No hands.


Monday, July 19, 2021

Day 200 of 2021

Eventually there were six of the large trucks and four of the small ones. 
I guess I really didn't want to get to that street anyway.


Sunday, July 18, 2021

Day 199 of 2021

When Little E arrived last Thursday
 she brought me this handmade gift. 
It is the most amazing crocheted blanket she made
 in some of Mom's favorite colors.


Friday, July 16, 2021

Day 197 of 2021

GB#1 met GB#5 for the first time today. 
It was love at first sight for them both.


Day 196 of 2021

Don't let them fool you. No one in this picture is really asleep. 
They were pretending to have nap time.


Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Day 194 of 2021

The bashed up car finally gets to go to the shop
 to see if the damage can be fixed.


Monday, July 12, 2021

Day 193 of 2021

Sometimes old quilts and quilt tops need help. 
In these two cases I stopped procrastinating, 
drafted the pieces needed, made plastic templates and cut out the fabrics. 
Next up - hand sewing. 


Sunday, July 11, 2021

Day 192 of 2021

Someone is getting quite shaggy and is in dire need of a haircut. 
Let's do this.


Saturday, July 10, 2021

Day 191 of 2021

GB#4 has been working very hard. 
She made it across using only one hand per rung. 


Friday, July 9, 2021

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Day 189 of 2021

I hope that there is something seriously wrong with this tree
 because if there is not, 
I don't know why our neighbor is having this very large, beautiful tree cut down.


Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Day 188 of 2021

Late night me time. 
I'm watching videos on folded book art. 
I am fascinated.


Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Day 187 of 2021

This a jacket we use for dress up. 
When the girls tried it on last week, 
the fake leather began peeling some pretty nasty, sticky plastic stuff. 
It was everywhere. 
Today I removed the collar and cuffs and made patterns from them 
so I can replace them with a different fabric. 
I took lots of pictures of the construction so I can put it back together properly. 


Monday, July 5, 2021

Day 186 of 2021

I looked out to the back yard where the girls were playing 
and saw what I thought was a chipmunk on a post watching them. 
Upon closer inspection I saw it was quite a different observer.


Friday, July 2, 2021

Day 183 of 2021

I got a chance to sit and look at pattern books today. 
While I was on the hunt for something else, 
I came across this lovely coat pattern. 
I am really loving the short version.


Thursday, July 1, 2021

Day 182 of 2021

This is the back of the side mirror on one of our cars. 
At first I thought the green thing stuck to it 
was some leaf or tree debris from one of our recent storms. 
Upon closer inspection I could tell it was an insect of some kind.
When I looked even closer, 
I could see that the back and front sets of legs were stretched out straight. 
The antennae are extremely long. 
I've done a Google search and think this is probably a scudderia (katydid) nymph.