Friday, May 31, 2024

Day 152 of 2024

I really love heart and house quilts. 
I found this new-to-me quilt book (©2016) at Half Price Books tonight 
that includes one of each and several more quilts that appeal to me 
for less than the cost of one pattern. 
I consider this quite a bargain.


Thursday, May 30, 2024

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Monday, May 27, 2024

Day 148 of 2024

After yesterday's rain and this morning's clouds, 
the afternoon turned into a sunny one. 
Fireball and I took advantage of the beautiful weather and went for a walk. 
I was amazed how close the planes coming in to land
 at the airport on the other side of town look. 

I had a hard time deciding on today's picture. 
My runner up is posted on More Curiously.

Sunday, May 26, 2024

Day 147 of 2024

This storm caused the rain delay for the Indy 500 today. 
The race was run hours later and because of the delay,
 it was broadcast locally. 
This is not normal. 
It is usually blacked out in the area 
and then re-broadcast later that evening for us.


Saturday, May 25, 2024

Day 146 of 2024

Fireball and I had a very busy yard day. 
One of my tasks for the day was to move these three ferns
 from a side of the house that I rarely see,
 where they were being swallowed up by the surrounding grass and weeds. 
I think they are going to like this new location. 
If I see great improvement, I'll share more pictures.


Friday, May 24, 2024

Day 145 of 2024

I may not look pretty but it made a delicious breakfast.


Thursday, May 23, 2024

Day 144 of 2024

Red pepper, green pepper, onion, tomato, chicken, spices. 
Roast until cooked down and charring. 
Serve with scratch-made queso blanco. 


Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Day 143 of 2024

Most of the flowers that Fireball gave me for Mother's Day 
were way past beautiful and found their way to the trash today. 
These are the last two that still have maybe a day or two  left in them. 
I will enjoy them until they just can't hang on any longer.


Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Day 142 of 2024

I've finally started on this LEGO set 
I received as a Christmas gift in 2022. 
I hope to finish it this week.


Monday, May 20, 2024

Day 141 of 2024

A piece of mail came to the house  that looked like a greeting card. 
It turned out to be an advertisement and a coupon. 
I have always loved saving cards that have colors that appeal to me. 
I save them to refer to when I need to pick out a palette for a quilt or,
 more recently, knitted socks. 
I'm saving this one in particular not only because i really liked the colors, 
but because it has color combinations that I would not normally think to use.


Sunday, May 19, 2024

Day 140 of 2024

I took a cutting from a plant of mine
 as it was growing all the way down to the floor. 
I put it in water hoping roots would sprout. 
It took a long time but it has happened. 
I should probably plant it soon.


Saturday, May 18, 2024

Day 139 of 2024

Tiny flowers in my tiny vase on the window sill courtesy of GB#2.


Friday, May 17, 2024

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Day 137 of 2024

He asked me if I'd tried the camera on my new phone yet. 
I had not. 
I really like this one.


Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Day 136 of 2024

Now we wait.
Time shown on phones is not representative of the actual time this has taken. 
This a long story that just keeps getting longer.


Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Day 135 of 2024

Pattern drafting is complete. 
I'm planning on starting the sewing next week.

Monday, May 13, 2024

Day 134 of 2024

Big D and I were just talking about Blue Jays at the bird feeders. 
This morning I happened to catch a couple
 who visited several times for quite a while. 
So this photo is for Big D...and the rest of you.


Sunday, May 12, 2024

Day 133 of 2024

Fireball and I took a walk today for Mother's Day at Holcolm Gardens
 on the campus of Butler University. 
It was beautiful and we got to hear the bell tower 
(officially Holcolm Memorial Carillon) chime twice. 
It makes such a beautiful sound.


Saturday, May 11, 2024

Friday, May 10, 2024

Day 131 of 2024

Mother's Day is Sunday. 
I received a package containing an early gift today. 
The colors are beautiful and the candle smells amazing.


Thursday, May 9, 2024

Day 130 of 2024

This is the last of the iris colors that I have in my yard. 
It's such a hard color to photograph, 
but this turned out true to color.


Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Day 129 of 2024

My girl with the long hair wasn't doing very well 
and her hair had started to thin. 
I moved her to a new location near the window
 and now she has lots of new growth and a crazy, spiky new hairdo.


Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Day 128 of 2024

I'm trying to incorporate some new habits into my days. 
While I really enjoy listening to audio books, 
I do have some hard copy books in my possession 
that I'd like to read. 
I've decided to add reading of these into my routine. 
I picked just ten minutes for the time I will spend. 
I could read longer if I want and time permits,
 but my goal is just ten minutes. 
It doesn't sound like much but it will be quite effective.


Monday, May 6, 2024

Day 127 of 2024

To Scott: 
No, it's not too early for irises to be blooming. 
I looked back at the iris pictures on the blog from the last 12 years
 and I have pictures of them anytime from May 7th to May 27th. 
We had a rather warm and wet April here  
so that may have contributed to this year 
being on the earlier side of the range. 
But too early? 
I don't think so.


Sunday, May 5, 2024

Day 126 of 2024

Fireball and I have planted a new tree in our front yard. 
I found it extremely hard to get a good picture of it. 
I tried turning every direction and there is no direction
 that doesn't have other trees in the background. 
Hopefully you can see it well enough.
 I'll try again with different photo techniques
 and post another photo if I can figure it out.


Saturday, May 4, 2024

Day 125 of 2024

Today R and I went to visit the finished Decorators' Show House. 
This dining room was giving me the best simple, elegant, fall vibes.


Thursday, May 2, 2024

Day 123 of 2024

I needed to enlarge the pink curve so I used the grid method. 
I remember my mom using this method to enlarge patterns from magazines
 to make dolls and other crafts. 
Every pattern was printed on the page with a grid overlay. 
It was just something you learned to do. 
It worked very well for my curve today.


Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Day 122 of 2024

I'll be out of the house early tomorrow. 
This is usually not the case. 
I don't usually have to know what I'm going to wear
 on a particular day until that day arrives. 
I'm trying to remember to use the "rule" 
I had for my kids when they were little. 
Decide what you are going to wear to school tomorrow 
and set it out. 
For me this means ironing this shirt tonight.