If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

It's Hump Day

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This morning before I went to my parents house I was able to get the top row sewn to the Vintage Garden.


Right now I'm working on the sashing for between the rows


That is why it is missing from the today's picture.

I took with me today some piecework.


Brought with me the Dreamy Hexagon center, which I had 2 of the hexagon circles to finish sewing down. Happy to say it's done and time to think about what is next to do.


Had also started on another diamond for Mosaic Diamond.

Mom is doing well and we are working getting strength back in her legs and arms so she did walk a little a few times today.
I spent a good amount of time trying to figure out her medications she is needing to take.
Was a good day.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Fuzzy Cute Visitor

Yesterday my sister went out to the hen house to give the girls a treat. I have been keeping them locked up in their yard half the day and will let them go free ranging the rest of the day. 
Well when my sister went out there she had open the main gate to get in the hen yard, when she did she noticed something in the hen house. Being a city girl she didn't know what it was and shut the door to the hen house before she came to get me.



It was a groundhog.....I believe it to be the same one that I have been seeing around the house eating fallen sunflower seeds under the bird feeders.


 Had posted this picture last month.



They are so cute and are vegetarian.... which means they will not hurt the girls or eat their eggs but they do eat a good amount of the chicken feed I have in the hen house. 

I'm going to have to figure out a way to make it stop. I might have to relocate it if it doesn't stop.

This evening was the 30's Club at Sager Creek Quilts. We had a good crowd with 2 new attendees


We started a new quilt and this is month one. If you are interested I put link here


First set of blocks.. one pieced and one appliqued.



The applique was done by machine...I used Soft-Fuse and a small buttonhole stitch.  

Update on my mom, they released her today to my surprise. I worry about her stability and falling. If she does my dad can not get her up. This has happened before and the neighbor or I had to help. 
Starting tomorrow I'll be spending the day and my sister will be spending the afternoon and evening.  They will be on their own at night unless things changes.

I'll be taking piecework with me for now.




Monday, September 11, 2017

What's Up 9.11.17

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Hard to believe it's been 16 years ago.... a day we all know where we were when it happened.
Lets not forget the ones we lost on that day.


Later today my sister and I will go visit mom. Sounds like she could be there a couple more days, especially since she got up out of bed without help and fell. No broken bones thank goodness but I think plans for release might be altered. I'll know more later today.



Have up on the wall is Vintage Garden and I hope to get the top row sewn  this morning. 



The corner stones in the next row down need to be trimmed down so right now it looks odd and out of place.



Did get another block of Blue Rocky Road quilted this morning while watching the devastation from Irma. 
Prayers for those effected

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Slow and Steady Sunday



It has been a lazy day for me.
Woke up to a nice cool morning and had a cup of coffee with the man of the place on the back porch. After that I came in the house and watch some of what was going on in Florida. Just frightening...

Read some ..... had a nap.... did get a little sewing.



Prep some more sashing for the Vintage Garden and did stitch one today. Figure  when I get the top row sashing stitch I'll go ahead and assemble. 


Been quilting each morning this week while watch the morning news. It isn't much, maybe an hour but it will add up. 



I can get one of these done in an hour.





Have 14 more besides the background spaces.
Then of course the last, border.



This quilt has been one of those off and on ones for so many years and I want it to be finished. Just don't want it to be many more years before it is. 



It was also a good day to make yogurt which takes all day to incubate. If you hadn't had homemade yogurt, you are missing out.
I am lactose intolerant and did not know it till about 2 years ago. Here I thought I just had stomach issues of some sort all my life, which I did ..... lactose. I did not connect the two.
But yogurt doesn't bother me... what a blessing 

Linking up to Kathy's Quilt

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Feeling like Fall

This week has felt a lot like fall with the nice cool morning and days warm and breezy. Love this time of year, hard to stay inside but I have had to. My mom is still in the hospital and have been spending time visiting.



I take along piecework with me. Took the Mosaic Diamond (aka Mom's Quilt) this week and have 2 more completed which now brings the total up to 13. Just a start tho, heaven knows it will take a lot of these diamonds to make a bed size quilt. Decided that it will be the size from what the fabric I have make.






Also this week I have been working on getting the hexagon circle appliqued down for the center of the Dreamy Hexagon. Have 5 of the circles done and just 2 left. Then it's on to the next step.    

Been thinking about the Retro Air-Ship Propeller and knew I wanted to do something else.



Thinking about a thin strip of black and then a print border.

It just that I haven't decided which one to use and hope you will let me know which one you think.



Have a pink



a turquoise print



and a lighter turquoise and pink print.

Which one....????



Saturday, September 2, 2017

A Finish and A Start


Oh it was such a splendid day. 
Had the house to myself most of the day.
My daughter went home, my sister went to my parents to help dad while mom is in the hospital and "The Man of The Place" was out doing his cow thing.



So spent a good portion of my day in my happy place, aka sewing room. Have had the Retro Air-Ship Propeller blocks finished (so I thought) and ready to assemble. 





Tried two layouts but didn't have enough to make it a full size top either way.  Had a decision to make, use what I made or make more. I just didn't want to spend any more time on making more blocks. 



This is what I thought of



on point and used half blocks.





Okay in my head I thought it would work and look nice but what I ended up is not quite what I pictured.

It will make a nice lap or wall hanging... the size right now is 
54"  sq. I want to say it's complete but I'm just not sure. Something is bugging me about it, so maybe a little time will give me an idea.



Prepped a few more 3 1/2" squares of the ender and leader project.

Now that I have a finish I couldn't wait another day to start this quilt. 
   




Have loved this one and figured it will be gorgeous in blues.
The pattern is one of Linda Collins and the book is one of Quiltmania's and half written in French and other in English.
Which can be a little bit of a challenge trying to follow. I've made the mistake of seeing size and not realizing it was finish and not the cut size.


 I have a white with a light blue print to be the background to the variety of blues I'll use.



This is the first block.
A new start



 
Last years picture. She now has a bull calf. I'll have to get a picture of him tomorrow.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Nothing much these day

Yesterday was my Mom's 3 month check up and her cancer has not changed in size,which is good news... especially since she has an aggressive kind. Bad news is that she has heart issues and the Doctor did not like what she saw and admitted her into the hospital yesterday. 

Today when I saw her, she was still swollen in her legs, feet, arms and hands but not as bad as yesterday. Will have stay there at least another day...I figure she will be there maybe for the weekend myself.
Had my hair cut before I went to visit her and now I'm good for another 6 weeks. My hair grows so fast so 6 week is as long I can go without looking ragged. Years ago I just had long hair and would get a trim a couple times a year....that was so much easier but I do like the look now.



While waiting for the coloring to set I crochet on the baby blanket I'm been working on. 



It is going pretty slow this time....well that is because I haven't worked on it much these days. No hurry, just something to use up a little of my stash.

Usually when I go to Dr. visits I'll take something to work on and yesterday I took Mosaic Diamond hexagons with me.



Did finish this one 



and started another.... which I worked on today while visiting her.



Bye from Pretty Red Cow
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