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Monday, September 17, 2018

Design Wall Monday

I sewed this week!
Not a bunch but I sewed and accomplished something.
This is block 2 for Fun On the Farm by Eleanor Burns.
I love Dresden plates!
I loved doing free motion applique on the leaves and stems. 
Now I want to do a project with lots of free motion applique!
Oh dear, is that a squirrel I see?

This is called Mini Birds.
This is a free tutorial and download by Connie Kresin Campbell
Connie has lots of great tutorials.
I love matchstick quilting on small quilts.
I have several of these kitted up ready to sew.

Then a cute little 6 years old asks
"Gramma can you make me this owl? I got a book for you."
Of course I can.
So Mr. Owl became my focus.
And he's so cute. 
I can't wait to give it to him tomorrow.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

I Like Thursdays #22

I like rainbows!

I like when the sun shines through the clouds.

I like this guy.
This Saturday is our 46th! Anniversary.
He loves his stinky clams and this past weekend
I taught him how to fry them.
I may never have to fry another stinky clam!

Last weekend was the annual
We set up our chairs at the end of our friend's driveway
to watch the cruise.
It was ok, but not many cars participated.
I couldn't help but love this truck going the opposite direction 
with a great big flag waving .

This is the only car I took a picture of.
I was too busy watching and waving,
chatting and laughing.

My SonInLaw does amazing wood work.
I asked him to make me a clock for the bus.
He said yes.

Now I need to clean the wall and stain it again.

We bought a travel trailer and 
after Ernie did all the minor repairs to it,
it's finally my turn.
Quilts for the beds are a must for any quilter.
This is Jamestown Landing from Bonnie Hunter.
It may be my 2nd favorite.
Now I need to put 2 or 3 more in for the other beds.
I need to go shopping for lots of little things.
Like a can opener-it must be important,
it's on my list twice. 😀😀

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Design Wall Monday on Tuesday

We've spent the last 2 weekends at the beach.
Our time there now is being interrupted  due to hunting season.
Last week while we were home for a couple of days,
I sat down and sewed up 2 baby quilts from blocks that have been done for a while.
I have the backing and binding ready for one and will get he 2nd one ready soon.

I brought home most of my sewing stuff from there.
It's getting to be the time of year when I can't leave my Little Brother
 sewing machine due to the dampness.
We leave nothing on in the bus so that means no heat.

In the purple case is Wild & Goosey.
I thought I was going to make the flying geese for sashing
but I've changed my mind again and I"m going with the
original layout from the magazine.
The pattern is also in her Addicted to Scraps book.
This has been my bus project since September of 2015.
It's time now to move it along at home.

I always get excited about fall time. 
Today it feels like fall with the cool temps and light rain.
Ernie is out scouting with his hunting buddies,
I'm going to do a couple things this morning and then hit the sewing room.
I have plans for hours and hours of uninterrupted sewing time.

Thursday, September 06, 2018

I Like Thursdays #21

Labor Day Weekend At The Beach

Every morning these guys come over for hot cocoa.
I love traditions.

Aunt DeeDee has a wagon.
I don't know how many rides Granddog Sadie had.
I wonder how many miles were put on the wagon this weekend.

Holiday weekends are for napping and if you score both comfy chairs,
use them to your fullest advantage.
It's perfect when your Poppy covers you up with a quilt and
puts little Jessie in to snuggle with you.

This boy loves the dogs!
All dogs.
I wish I could hear the conversation.
I had to take the picture through the window
because there was no way I would mess up this partnership.

Fun times on the beach.

We went to the family reunion of my good friend.
This is the first time our grandkiddos have met.
They were fast friends!
Pretty soon, electronics were put away and real play happened.
Lots of running and laughing!

I took some time to assess Wild & Goosey.
How many more blocks do I need,
how many more scraps do I need to gather and
how many more little sashing strips I need to cut.
These blocks are soon to be made into a quilt tip.

We had to come home.
The view from the top of the bridge in Astoria was marvelous!
But it's not a good spot for a picture.
This is as you are coming off the bridge.

Passenger seat knitting happened.
I made some good progress on my socks. 

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

I Like Thursdays #20

20 weeks of I Like Thursdays! 
How fun!!

This week we spent some time at the beach.
Is this work or is this fun?
Ernie's work career was as a heavy equipment operator.
He had fun working with our son's tractor.
I like that he color coordinated his shirt to the tractor.

Lazy, treat seeking dogs. 

I wish I could remember the name of this plant.
The deer don't seem to like it but I sure do.

They do like the nasturtiums though. 
But only mine it seems.
The neighbor across the street that gave me the seeds,
his cover the whole length of his house and he has no fence up.
We have a fence so the deer jump it to get to mine.

I hope my orange geraniums have bloomed out when we go back.
There were lots of buds when we left.

I spent time reading, watching tv or videos and crocheting.
My favorite beach snack is cinnamon bears.
I play with my food.
Really I was wishing some of the grands were there 
so I lined up my bears and to send them a picture to let them know i missed them.

Our friends had a garage sale so we went over to hang out with them.
I took pictures of things and sent them to our girls.
We had to make room in the back of the truck for their/my stuff.
Pam spent years as a Home Interior Consultant so she had lots of pretties. 

It was fun to hear the comments from the peanut gallery.
Everyone liked our new chairs.

I'm sitting inside while Ernie is outside cooking bacon on the bbq.
He loves to cook on that little thing.
The bacon is in a cast iron skillet.

We went for a drive on the beach.
I love seagulls.

This is the goodbye, we worked really hard this week photo.
It looks great there.
We have plans for more trees and another rv parking spot.
It is after all a family compound. 

Now some fun from home. 

We had some fun sightings on the trail camera this week.

I've been working on the Wild & Goosey blocks.while at the beach.
Ernie had been napping in his chair covered up with a quilt and
 complained that it wasn't long enough to cover his toes and tuck under his chin.
So I decided to make W&G long enough for him a nap quilt. 
I wasn't going to do the sashing but now I am. 
It looks like my lap quilt just tuned into a nap quilt!

I printed my papers and had to make a sample block.
I think I'll be doing lots of sewing at the beach in the next couple weeks.

I got a new book today.
It's coming with me along with my post-its and my notebook for my list of next canning projects.
Just skimming through the book, I've found lots of new canning recipes to try. 

Thanks LeeAnna for inviting me to join in on the I Like Thursdays fun!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Design Wall Monday

 Last week after making my cute little piggie, 
I told myself to get busy and get the borders on this quilt! 
So for a change, I did what I was told.
I have it all measured and labeled for batting and backing.
I even have the binding ready! 
This week's goal is to get this done.

On Wednesday we packed up for the beach.
We borrowed our son's tractor with a backhoe attachment 
to clear stumps and that horrid bamboo root ball. 
I say we like I worked. 
I did help a little but not like he did.

So I stayed out of the way and chased a squirrel.
I started this new crochet project called Crazy Patchwork.
(it's a freebie!)
I want to use up all my acrylic yarns but
I had to add 4 new colors to what I had.
I used up all I took with me except the yellow.
I still have some of it left to use with other colors.
It's fun to start something new and use up some of the old.

I spent some time watching old tv shows and saw this.
OMGosh, who would I find to pedal for me!
Thank goodness I don't have to.

It's nice to go, it's nice to come home-
to get ready to go again. 😍
I have to put my visiting around Blogland on hold until later tonight.
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Thursday, August 23, 2018

I Like Thursdays #19

We are beach bound so her's my Likes a day early.
It was a pretty full week and my heart overflowing.

Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Wilson 

Outdoor wedding in Crystal and Mike's backyard.

Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Wilson 

Welcome to the family.
From day one he's been part of the family. 

All my children and a couple of granddaughters.
I can't wait to get the good pictures.

A few other happenings from the week.

When you catch the frisbee with your face and need an eye patch to make it stop hurting.
Eye patches work better than ice packs.

Conversations on the deck. 
Melts my heart.

We are borrowing our son's tractor because it has a backhoe on it.
We are using it at the beach.
Time to remove stumps and bamboo root balls.

I had to share my new hamper basket.
It has wheels!!!
$12 at Walmart.
Worth every penny!

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Design Wall Monday

I chased another squirrel! 
There is a super fun Block of the Month that started this month.
Eleanor Burns is doing Fun On The Farm.
Search for this group on your Facebook page.
 How stinkin' cute is block 1!
My piggie has a butterfly on her hip.

I cut more kits for my leader/ender project-Chunky Churndash.
The pattern is a freebie at Quiltville.

Sunday, 4 grands stayed while mom and dad went shopping.
We all had a super long, excited day Saturday so we were all pretty much a bunch of slugs.
Miss MaeMae sat out on the deck with me while I cut some fabric.
I needed to cut more diamonds for my Antique Start project.

I love the chatty chats that we have.
Talking about the new school year, going to a new school but with her same friends,
 how she misses her friends and how excited she is to meet her teacher.
How much she will miss summer vacation and
 how excited she is to take band and learn to play the clarinet.
We talked about the quilt I made her and we sat out here doing the same thing.
The deck is a magical place where peanut butter and jelly picnics happen
and in depth conversations with tow people or 12. 

Saturday was the wedding of our youngest daughter and our newest favorite son in law Vern.
(Old joke, they are all my favorites. All 2 of them.)
Her sister and my other favorite son in law Mike hosted the wedding in their back yard.
Oldest daughter Jenny was able to come from Texas to celebrate.
It was wonderful having all my adult children together for this celebration.
It was a perfect day, my heart was overflowing. 

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Beware of the squirrels.