and the May farmgirl blocks are..........
and this one for the gardeners out there.........
click the link and go here
aint she purty?
so for May........
pick one, two, or all three blocks.......
your choice and post them by the 23rd of the month so I can gather them all up for my post.
I used to have a free linky but not sure if this new computer has the saved info for me to do it.
I will try later when I have a moment
if so I will just let you all link up like "normal" linky parties LOL
but who said I am NORMAL????? ha ha
and the garden extra block above.......
cant wait to see them all!
gotta find a gray for my trowel. I may have to "gasp" buy some. not much gray in my stash........
hee hee I am SURE my friend Jenny Doan will accommodate me LOL
heck maybe I should start on the postage stamp one. I know I have lots of 1 1/2 inch squares from cutting up the rest of the blocks..........hmmmmm
(confession, I already cut out my purple and pink egg basket block)
Friday, April 28, 2017
this laptop is in dire need of quilting
the top has been finished for a long time
and I just love it
these guys are hiding in my room somewhere too
would like to find them and
make something with them
this one was finished long ago and I think
at a craft fair
it was a quilt that I cut wrong
(used two different width rulers by accident)
so a runner was made and it was cleared
out of the project line
this guy is made of denim weight fabrics
and I want to back it and tie it
love it too
I may need to put one little kitty to work
dont tell the labor board!
Thursday, April 27, 2017
I am thinking of getting my 2017 list ready
so I can start those projects
my sewing buddy has two doxies
one brown one like this named Brody
and a black one named Max
I bought this pattern to make for her
how adorable are they all in their
and the glasses..........
so I need to get at least one dog done to see
how it goes
worse case scenario a doxie pillow would work too!
my purples and pinks bin runneth over
so I decided to do a little cutting and put the pieces into this
some 5 inch squares
and 2 1/2 inch strips
then I will make more of those purple and pink
blocks that I found 2 of
an make a girly quilt
I have one granddaughter so
maybe she would like that this Christmas
for her bed
I will alternate the pinks and purples
by making the center one color
and the outside another
the good thing about cutting up stash like this?
a new tin to store useable pieces in
see it it getting full already
from the strips that would be too small
for this project
but will work for another
are you planning for Christmas yet?
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
theses hearts were made to comfort a friend
there was a call out for heart blocks
and a friend put them together in to a quilt.
to let her know we wanted to do something
to comfort her
to show her our love and concern for her well being
the two above were from Dunkin and Phoebe
and this one was from me
it represents her teary heart
surrounding her husbands heart
she has been gifted the quilt
which you can see
we love you Colette!
I love this pattern and may make more of them
they are kinda fun to play with
I bought a replacement for this guy
now just need to have someone dig out the
stump for me so I can plant it
I love the purple spikes of it and was so sad
last year when it died on my
it is an old plant as the
base was very very woody and dried up
nothing there green at all.........
if you were this book in my sewing room.......
where would you be hiding?
I want to make some foxes out of scraps
and hedgehogs too
but nope.......cant find it
also these guys
maybe they are all hanging out together?
love dresdans and this one
with the folded center star looks fun
more 2 1/2 inch squares for this
will be cut
if I find this guy I want to make a tote bag
out of him
I will pull some similar blues and pinks
maybe and do up an easy totebag for
the grocery store
how fun is that?
those farmgirls of you that still remain
sewing this quilt with us
what blocks would you like to do next?
would you like to do some of the
extra ones I gave you links for?
let me know and maybe we will choose
the two May blocks that way......
what cha say?
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
this was the front garden last year
right now the daffodils in the back are all in bloom
so pretty in a row of yellow
where this tower was last year I planted the lily
and another on the other side of the black pot
some purple viola in front for some color
later on I will be getting iris in deep purples coming out
the leaves are already there coming up
this ground cover is pretty but is kinda taking over
I want it on the other side
where the tree stump is
so I may be moving some to see if that can happen
this lily is coming up in the back too.
every year the cat next door used to lay in it
so I never got to see my flowers for long
hopefully with the front tree gone
he wont use it as a stakeout for birds
soon I will be getting my mosquito plants for the steps area
love these and they get so HUGE and fragrant
they smell like lemon so fresh and nice
and mosquitos hate them YAY
went looking to see if the hosta made it back again
I dont see it yet
am hoping it did
I want to have hosta inside the ring here
I also planted astilbe but that never came up
right now if you looked at my side garden here
you would see my bunny
with some pink hyacinths behind him
and a lonely red tulip
with some yellow tulips I added
and on the right the hydrangea
see how pretty?
another angle showing the little grape hyacinths
the leaves of the clematis are coming out
and the yellow rose near the flag is
looking better this year too
I gave her a good dose of coffee and banana
Monday, April 24, 2017
was a busy busy weekend here
no sewing or sewing room fun........
took my car into garage Sat for oil change and to fix noise and a recall
went in at 8;30 LEFT AT 1;30
oh man! almost $700 later..........
good thing while I was there I had some knitting to do!
I finished a blue dishcloth and started two more!
came home, ate lunch and was off again
back around 4
then out again to get some birdseed that was on sale
the other thing I did was plant my
new plants outside on Sunday
it may be a little early but they will
come up again next year
I planted my huge Easter Lily in
it was actually 3 plants!
also put the purple viola in front
wont that be pretty next Spring with
purple viola and yellow daffodils?
then in the side garden I planted yellow tulips
and a hydrangea
so so pretty
I looked at my lilac and in a week or so
they should be in bloom
yay! LOVE lilac
then I saw the birds landing on my
red maple looking for food
I stopped planted for a bit and
got out my feeders and food
that I had just bought on Sat
and I was gifted with the sight of these
so so cute
I have a feeling my allowance
will be going to the birds this year!
but they are so cute and need to eat too
how was your weekend?