The challenge quilt is done ,and given back to the church sewing ladies. I enjoyed doing it but I don’t think I will do another one even though I have the pattern.
The colors aren’t true in the above photo…
A little more true here.
Now for spring flowers that are popping up very quickly ,the days have been warm and sunny.
Some unique photos… a trees that is washed out… gnarly roots.. limestone…. hurricane damage….
Birds nests,and one that also uses cotton for bedding!😄
And a lovely sunset at the end of a beautiful day!
Have a great week !
This month is flying by so quickly! We have been butchering,enjoying company,and trying to keep up with yard work between the thunderstorms.
I did finish the pink and white top.
Put together this little lap throw, I used a cheat fleece piece for the backing. That was a real no- no ,but a lesson learned. It left the quilt rippled on the edges,as it stretched this way and that as I tried to sew.
My flowerbed is starting to show signs that it is time for cooler weather, although there is a few beauties left.
I still am learning to draw, while I know that my talents are limited, I so enjoy sitting down and doing a simple drawing of something I have seen around me. Here's a few things that I scratched out…
Does any body know how to keep cute little bunnies from eating all your lilies down to stalks? Isn't this stalk rather pitiful!!
Take care friends 🍄
Seems like I haven’t got much accomplished the last few weeks when it comes to sewing. First ,we moved Leona into Russell’s old room,we fixed it up for her so it didn’t look like her brothers old room.
I really hate to admit that having our youngest son leaving home for good has been a little hard..okay a lot harder than I wished for it to be. So I did something that I have been wanting to do… that is to learn to draw. I ordered a book for beginners,bought an online course,and got some pencils. I have been enjoying it to the fullest. It has helped me see things in new ways. I see shadows ,depth,little details and colors that I hadn’t noticed before. While I will never be a fantastic artist, it is good to be challenged instead of mopping about life’s changes. Here is a peek at my newbie work.
I did put a little top together for a friend. She had found these old blocks at a yard sale , and wanted to display them in a throw. The blocks are vintage ,my guess would be 1920 to early 1930’s.
And back to work on this top.. half way through
Even with the hot weather that we are having the flowers are still going, not sure how long they will go until some of them will stress out.
This last photo is a mushroom,these grow randomly in our yard.
And one of the boys found this arrowhead .
I wonder what the story of this arrow is ? Lost in a practice run.. or missed the animal it was shot at .. or maybe it was a no good curving so it was tossed aside….
Take care, Deb
With all the other sewing that was being done, I haven’t been able to work on this top very hard. I did how ever take a few minutes each day to do a few stitches on it.
I have 77 of these done and 57 more to do, have two complete rows done with seven more to go.
There are many little stripes of scraps that I can’t use in the double wedding ring , I made a log cabin block that took 1 1/2 inch strips . I really like the block.
Did a few more blocks… I think a log cabin is also going to be made out of these old scraps.
There was a gorgeous sunset this evening ….
and of course , I need to add a few more flowers.
Oh yes.. I need to share what I found in my washing machine that made me take a second look…
It fell out of my son’s jean pocket when washing. He had been fishing.
Have a great week ,
I finished Russell’s quilt top yesterday!👏👏 I’m happy with the way it turned out but I wished I would of had a darker green on the other side of the dark navy . Oh well … live and learn. Sometimes things seen in the mind doesn’t look that same when put together.
Now I have more than plenty of hand quilting to keep me busy.
It is magnolia time here in Ga. I love the scent those blooms put into the air. I did find out that in a small house the smell will overwhelm one.
Starting to open
This one still isn’t opened all the way but one of the flowers that was ,was to high up for me to get a snap shot of it.
And the start of a seed pod
Here are a few more treasures I found in my garden…
Day lily Russian sage
And lastly a baby blue jay that took a tumble out of the nest during the thunderstorm. His mama wasn’t happy about the picture taking.
Have a great week ,Deb
It was a truly beautiful day here,with temperatures in the low 80’s with a soft breeze. I went on my normal Sunday walk,please come along and enjoy this down in the boondocks country.
Cows grazing and some of the mamas bellowing at their young for wondering to far,then a little mooing could be heard.
Country road that run in front of our farm
Farm lane also used by the deer ,which we have a plenty,
Rustic old fences and old hay ring
From woods to a field of corn
From berries on a cedar tree to the first yellow rose of spring..
To the amaryllis blooming to remind me of my Pop who gave me a bulb the last Christmas he was living. Now I have many bulbs in the flowerbed.
You would be most welcome to come in for a cold glass of sweet tea!!
Have a lovely week,Deb
I do this to myself every year … I don’t do a lot of stretching or bending through the winter months then come spring after a few days of digging ,hoeing and pulling weeds, I walk around like an old lady ,and popping painkillers before bedtime.😟 oh well ..the flowers will be worth it.
I didn’t do much sewing this week as the weather has been so lovely ,it is also high time I tackle the weeds . The flowers really took a set back when we had the killing frost a few weeks back,some will not bloom for the buds were frozen. The plants didn’t die so that is good. Here is peek into my little world..
Kiwi starting to grow
Lovely field of weeds ,our field so less.
Jenny ,our coyote chaser, a lot of farms have donkeys in the pastures for they will keep the coyotes out .
The sun was setting at one end of the house and the moon was rising on the other end
And now for the turtle ….my grand children found this little box turtle . It’s shell was still soft ,so it was newly hatched.
It is starting to eat for the children. They informed me his name is “Bert” and if they find out later on it’s a girl then his name will be changed to “Gert”. 😀 Bert is now a family member.
Have a lovely week, friends.