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Thursday, March 28, 2019

I Like Thursday #43

Here it is Thursday again and 
here I am late with my post again.

I have a good bunch of likes this week.

Last Thursday this munchkin stayed home with a bad cough
so we brought him over to our house so he could spend the day with Daisy Dog.
She make him feel so much better.
Or it could have been the nap he took with Poppy in the chair.

With no babysitting duties for Friday,
we headed to the beach.
Saturday we drove around to see what's changed.
I love this old church in Oysterville.
It looks like it's getting a facelift.

We say this beauty with 2 of her friends.

One of the community groups planted all these daffodils.
It saddened me to see that some jerk thought it was ok to drive through them.

This is the view from our favorite rest stop looking
across the Columbia River from Oregon into Washington.

Hubs has wanted to tear down the old garage for a long time.
It looks like the time has come.
He's sure a handy husband!
But oh boy, he makes me nervous!

The camellia's are blooming!
Such a pretty shade of pink.

Joe Cockerdoodledo with his flock of ladies.

Happy Thursday everyone!
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Monday, March 25, 2019

Design Wall Monday

What a week!
Sickies everywhere.
I spent several days with the kids while they coughed and hacked
and napped and worked through the headaches.

I took my Antique Star pieces to work on.
Baste, baste, baste.
I put a few components together.
It felt good to make some good progress.
But mostly I spent time with the kids.

The only time I went into my sewing room was Tuesday morning at 5:30.
I need to cut quarter square triangles for my leader/ender project.
I'm doing Chunky Churndash and almost all the Chunky parts are finished.
So I set my self up at the kitchen table and cut fabric.

Needles to say, I made a big mistake.
I cut half square triangles instead of quarter square triangle parts.
No biggie, I have lots of fabric and heck,
they might become part of the outer border.
Or they are seeds for another project. 

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

I Like Thursdays #42

I like a beautiful morning sky.

Kids are still sick so out comes Lord of the Rings Monopoly.
Gramma has never seen these movies so I was at a huge disadvantage.
But that didn't matter. 
wink wink
Teach your children how to lose gracefully.
In my not so humble opinion,
that is a very valuable life lesson.

I need to sew 60 quarter square triangles.
I took my supplies with me and cut while the kids watched a movie.

I spent lots of time basting diamonds.
I really like having things ready to take with me 
and this is the perfect project.

This little goofball.
I apologized for forgetting to bring him a piece of pumpkin pie.
"I don't want a piece of pie, I want the whole pie!"
So Gramma made him his own pie to share with his family.
And following family tradition,
pumpkin pie for breakfast! 

and then visit all the others that are sharing their Thursday Likes.

Have a great week.  

Monday, March 18, 2019

Design Wall Monday

Last week was a week full of sick kids.
Since Momma is so close to being finished with her schooling,
we sent her and Dad off to school/work while we took care of the sickies.

I took my Antique Star project to work on.
I basted diamonds while Elliot, the person this is being made for, 
asked how long it will take. 
It will happen sooner if I work on it more.
Then Gramma, maybe you can work on it more. OK? 

It take a lot of diamonds so I cut more.
I really need more shirts for more variety.

Now I am sick with this crazy bug.
I decided to quietly sit and baste Sunday away.

Here are some of my parts.
I have a long way to go. 

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

I Like Thursday #41

Another week gone.
Another week filled with wonderful things.

Granddog Sadie wearing Corbin's favorite hat.
It lasted long enough to get a picture.
She is not a ball cap girl!

Sometimes we send pictures to Aunt DeeDee just to say good morning.

I want the snow to be done for the winter.
Nothing accumulated. 
It is pretty to watch.

Bruce Lee, back left,
Joe Cockerdoodledoo on the right.
We think maybe Bruce Lee is not a rooster.
Guess we'll know for sure if he lays an egg. LOL

The chicks are finally in their new home.
The beach babes are being good to them so far.
The beach babes are the hens we are taking care of while our friends are in Arizona for the winter.

My camellia bush is going to explode in color soon. 
When we were kids, we used the leaves on mom's bush as play money.
She did not appreciate that at all.

Little Jessie Dog thinks he is the king of outside. 

More snow!-Gotta say, I'm wasn't liking it.
I do like the way the clouds hang over the meadow and
you can see the big hill between the layers.

New fabric.
Oh I like new fabric.
This is the finishing fabric for my current leader/ender project.

Have a wonderful day everyone.
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Monday, March 11, 2019

Design Wall Monday

After finishing the Hearts and Flowers From Friends quilt,
I decided to work on Oklahoma Backroads.
This is a free Quiltville pattern.
This is my UFO #4 for Judy L's 2019 UFO Challenge.

I needed to add the borders, make the binding and the back.
 That is all done, 
I need to give these both a good pressing
and piece up some batting leftovers from the last few quilts.
I laughed at myself.
Evidently I can't read my tape measure because look how much extra backing I have.
That will be trimmed up for the scrap user bins after basting.
I don't need the extra to get under my quilting and
as well as I know myself, that is pretty much guaranteed to happen. 😎😏😒

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Thursday, March 07, 2019

I Like Thursday #40

Thursday, the day to celebrate things we like.

Random likes from my week.

Miss Polly.
She needs to be the center of attention.

Mornings with the Grands.
Coloring with Corbin.
My page says Reach For Greatness.
The Hello Kitty plate held a bagel.
It was made to apologize for the bagel he stole from me last week.
That boy is as funny as his Gramma.
The coffee cup says Mama Said Sew.
I bought it for Crystal since she is my only sewing daughter.

2 quilt finishes in a week make me very happy.

Working on a new quilt makes me very happy too.

Join Not Afraid of Color and her friends for I Like Thursday.

Monday, March 04, 2019

Another UFO off of Mt ToBeQuilted

Hearts & Flowers From Friends

This had been put away since September 2011.
Why did I do that?
Three long rows were together..
sashing sewn to both sides of the outside rows.
All I needed to do was sew the center row on both sides,
add the top and bottom sashing/border and bind.
The binding was even made.

I do know why this was put away.
I made my heart hurt too much to work on it.
It was a bit rough today as the anniversary of the tragedy approaches
and memories flooded my heart. 
After some quilt hugs and tears,
I'm happy to say the binding is now stitched down and
this one is finish #8.

Design Wall Monday

I spent time this week assembling all the parts for Monkey Business.
My sewing sessions seem to come in small sections of time.
But it paid off!
It's amazing what can be accomplished a few minutes at a time.

I really wanted to lay it all out and start sewing it together but
I have a goal list for the month so I chose a project off there to work on next.
MB is a still on the list,
just farther down.

The real next project on my list was to quilt this String Quilt from October 2009.
9 1/2 years is long enough to marinate. 
I'm happy to report this is done! 
I call it Lucky #7 because it's 7th on my list of 20 Finishes Before 2020.

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Sunday, March 03, 2019

Lucky #7

Finish #7 for 20 Finishes Before 2010!!
It was fun to revisit these fabrics.
Lots of my favorites are in here.

If you make spirals and they go array, 
you name them wonky. 😉😃
I took this picture after putting the walking foot on for the binding.

This one is a small size couch quilt.
I just searched the blog and found out that this has been marinating since 
Oh My! It didn't seem like it was that old.

I used scraps from a few backings for this one.
It's quilted with wonky spirals.
Hooray for Lucky #7!!

Saturday, March 02, 2019

2019 UFO Challenge--March

I am on a mission to cross 32 projects off my UFO list.
I have a list of 20 Finishes Before 2020 where I am listing my finished and
Judy L's 2019 UFO Challenge where my 12 projects are listed and updated.
(both lists are in the tab section above)

For March, Judy L chose #4 which is my Oklahoma  Backroads.
This is a free pattern from Quiltville.
I used this as my 2017 leader/ender project.

There is a story behind my wanting this quilt. As a young child, my dad told me about coming from Oklahoma in the back of a covered wagon. One day, maybe I was 10 or so, I asked my Gramma to tell me about that trip. She had a look on her face that I will never forget. When she asked me what I meant, I told her the story I had heard numerous times. All of the sudden she glared at dad and said
"Charles! How dare you lie to these children!" She was serious. I chuckled out loud because dad got in trouble from his mom. Oh she was mad! 

I'm sorry Gramma but that this had become a funny story that has been shared over the years. 
I'm sure you still don't think it's as funny as I do.

So I had wanted to make this quilt and finally started.
I had asked daughter Crystal if she ever saw covered wagon fabric to buy me a couple yards.
She just happened to have this in her stash and gifted it to me.

Then dad got sick.
I couldn't work on the quilt.
Then dad passed away last year,
I couldn't look at the quilt.

I decided to work my way through it and put it on my list.
I lovingly put it in the UFO bin.
When I took it out, it brought a few tears to my eyes.
But I think I'll be OK working on it.
If not, I'll work on it when I can.