Wednesday, August 24, 2016

towels



I found these towels looking for my pattern for the bear
If I remember right these were on sale and I couldnt resist
getting some for quick gifts

I now have to find my book with hockey Santa
and some other easy Christmas patterns I can
applique on to make some cute quick towels for the holidays

with some matching dishcloths I think they would be cute
for those of us without dishwashers of course
although towels can be used most of the time

are you working on Christmas projects?

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

tumbling again today


a little tumbling is in the works for today
just leader and ender type sewing
to make this project move a little along.

pillowcases and turkeys and tumblers oh my!
what are you making?

Monday, August 22, 2016

new leader ender


when I have been sewing up my pillowcases I have grabbed my
2.5 inch squares and made little 9 patches
like this one all scrappy
(this is one I found on the net as my camera is not working)




then to each 9 patch I grabbed green 2.5 inch strips and
made sash of the green with more colored cornerstones
kind of like this if you imagine the center square is a 9 patch
AND also there would be TWO sashes and it would make a 4 patch
when the blocks are joined

any way I am trying to use olive colored greens all scrappy
but one color per block to make an 
old fashioned kind of quilt
I am liking it so far.
wish I could show you all I have done

I found my bear pattern so that fur will be flying
and outta my room soon
progress..........
I think I passed the stone. I have no pain and I
am going to the bathroom normally

still drinking a ton
just in case............

today or tomorrow the tree out front is coming down
wish me luck.........it is very near the road and my home 
as well as cars
I need some GOOD luck...........

Friday, August 19, 2016

I am crying uncle

not sure how much of a break I need but if I dont blog every day just know I will be back. I am in pain trying to pass a kidney stone.
yeah just for fun
I have drank so much water my kidneys should be swimming about now.

so off work 2 days   not good.......no pay

but this too shall pass...........

I will work on my turkeys as I can and hopefully will get computer issues fixed
and be back to my blogging self soon.


when I come back to bed this is what I see.
Pheebes in my spot




then when she is banned she tries to make me feel guilty
poor thing......banished out of the bed



I get up to watch tv and guess who is guarding the remotes
Dunks
what the heck! LOL


then he fell asleep so I snuck the remote only to lose it to hubs
so I fell asleep in between water and bathroom


and wake up to this.
Mom you ok?   I love this little buggar
he would NOT leave my side
he knows something is wrong



when I shut the bedroom door this is what I see
Mom, you still OK? 


until he was distracted with some snacks
then I could sleep an hour or so until the next painful
push of the stone

gonna be a LOOOOOOOOONGGGGGGG weekend

gifts and nature


remember when I got this for me for a gift last Spring?
well it has provided many hours of entertainment

as I look out my kitchen window while doing dishes
this is what I see
the little red tree and the many birds and critters
that visit the feeder



the turkeys have been here with their babies so cute
the blackbirds
cardinals
wrens
finches
bluejays
squirrels 


and even these cuties have all come to say Hi
and sat a while for a snack
you would think I lived in the middle of the 
country
but I live in the city which makes it so strange
but fun
even deer stop by once in a while
I have seen them while I was washing windows
and they look in like what is that woman doing???
LOL



Phoebe, wake up!
what is that black and white thing in the yard?
it does not look like a cat
or anything I have ever seen before.

just a skunk Dunk, just a skunk
dont move too fast or you will know for sure he was here...........

Thursday, August 18, 2016

more plotting and planning


would love to find this pattern again
and make a nautical throw for the hubs



and find the kits I had done up for these
and finish them up for gifts



these guys may be in my future again.
I am planning some Christmas ideas
that I may not be able to show here
we will see..........


I always wanted to try and make some of these
too
how cute to fill with tea for a friend
can be a good 'feel better " gift
to a Happy birthday
to a Christnas gift
it doesnt look very hard to do so will see if
I can find the pattern or wing it






and these need to play soon
any ideas for doily projects?



and this is the drawn out idea for 
the bunk bed quilts
their name in temecula little letters
in brights in the center
then a hockey stick
and puck around that
and then a black or hockey fabric border
simple so I can finish quickly
that is the plan

now to see if I have it in me 
to make TWO

with all the ac issues and money leaks going on around here
I decided to just sew and let it be. dont worry about the stuff
I cant change and change the stuff I CAN

I found some more blocks made with 2.5 squares
this time they were 9 patches
when did I make them? not sure.
I think they were leader enders in between other projects
anywho, I found 12 blocks
they are small at 6.5 so I decided to make sashing
and cornerstones of 2.5 strips
so because my 2.5 squares container was empty except for 2 lonely little squares
I decided to find odd shaped pieces of fabric and get out the rotary cutter

I half filled the container (It is a small one that blueberries come in)
and then of the strips I had in greens I cut the sashing
I am thinking the quilt will be really scrappy 
with multiple green sashings
and multiple colored cornerstones
as well as the scrappy 9 patches
we will see how it goes

and just because I had a little time today before work
I sewed the sashings to 2 blocks
I think I like it!
need to get more 2.5 squares done and sewn into 9 patches
before I can have another marathon sewing session LOL
I wish I had a camera that I could upload the pics so you could see
you will just have to imagine or better yet
try one block yourself 
(sneaky arent I?)
next up may be JulieRoses idea of strips of squares
we will see where this play takes me 
in between turkeying

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

more ac issues

please pray that the black cloud over me goes away.
came home to 80 degree house. ac on but not working  AGAIN

then this morning before going to work the cat threw up on the carpet. yeah thanks  I needed that.
about sums it up these days LOL

ac guy came and finds nothing wrong with ac unit.  it is working now but not correctly.
I am thinking of switching companies...........soon!

yeah in 2013 I HAD A NEW unit put in. it died and on Aug 1st another NEW unit ......
now this! it is only the 17th right?   so I guess they last for 16 )(*%$# days??????

ok off my rant. gonna go take a cold shower and cool down......