I sure did get a lot of things done today. Cleaned the house & cooked a big dinner. Then after cleaning up again, I went down to the quilty room and worked awhile.
I was out in the yard taking photos when the mail truck pulled up. Out came a big box with my name on it!
Look what my mother sent me!! A MICHE purse! (www.michebag.com) I have been wanting one of these like forever and forever!! Then she also sent me perfume. I have the sweetest mom in the world. She sent it because I had been sick. AWWW Thank-you mom!! Love you!! Love the perfume too! I was running very low and it is a blessing!!
Been working on several things lately. Got the two quilts done for the downy challenge. Working on my nephews quilt & pillow case. That will go on the frame tomorrow, Lord willing.
I joined the hexagon block of the week. I made 8 blocks this week and the new one comes out tomorrow.
Dakota has been very depressed since buddy died. She only ate 2 bowls of food this week and usually she eats one ++ a day.
I went down to working only 2 twelve hour shifts a week. The money will be a little tighter for awhile until I can adjust our "standard of living" LOL
Esther aliu came out with a new quilt along. I just love her designs! I copied it out and hope to start on it. but I told myself I will not start this one until I finish the last one and my applewd.com BOM from last year. I started to quilt it and didn't like it so I took it off the frame and now need to do the frooger thingie with it.
Then!! I was all ready to piece together my "Calico GARDENS" I have worked on that for two years, doing the applique. I had all the 9 patches ready to go ( or so I thought) when I laid it out I noticed right away my mistake!! I had enlarged the 4.5" squares to 6.5" But guess what!! I forgot to enlarge the 9 patches! So now I have 98 nine patches that are 4.5". G!! What a bummer.
Another visit to the hospital today. I have never been in so much pain. Tests & new antibiotic I am feeling some what better. The Dr. said they will call if I need to be admitted.
In the mean time. Hubby bought me flowers & I took a few pictures of the yard. My gnome seems to say: "Get busy & plant flowers!!.............If ONLY! I am really tired of feeling cruddy nut muffinish.
My quilt room is calling me to come play..... I must tell it: "wait another day"
Thinking about having the husqvarna looked at. Wished I wouldn't have sold some stuff on ebay.
I slept all night for the first time in like FOREVER! I do feel refreshed but G!! Mother nature in all her wickedness whopped me with not one but 2 zits! And one has to be smack dabbed right in the middle of my nose. Rudolph can't hold a candle to me!
My eyes look like alligators and I have bags & brown circles...The poor patients, they will most likely offer me to lye down on their beds thinking I am sicker than them....LOL
Buddy passed today. He almost made it to the exact day we picked him out at the humane society 16 years ago, He was one year old, house broken and very kind, gentle and loving. I think he was so thank-full to be coming home to a house that had three boys ready to love & play with him. Soon to be four!
Buddy "attended" more church services, home concerts, plays and parties than any one could count. He was the best dressed dog for awhile. He could shake hands and welcome you into our home. When he would "bark" it sounded something like a rooster waking you up in the morning.
We are all going to miss him dearly. He was a beloved pet.
The Cherry tree is in bloom, but it looks really sparse this year. Dan has been replacing boards on the fence. We are going to paint it white. See that square opening?? Yep, the dogs now have a peep hole so they can see out better....ROFL!!
I have the ugly squares all sewn and just need to trim a few. Then the sewing frenzy will begin to put them all together. I also am working on a surprise!! BUT I can't unveil it until I am ready.......I don't want this to become a UFO.
On the night of April 5th an unusual thought was birthed in my mind. I will make a quilt. Although the making of a quilt in itself is not unusual for me, the type of quilt that I thought of is.
This quilt will be magnanimously UGLY, utterly! Blue ribbon humdinger for sure!
All rules of color coordination will be thrown to the wind like leaves on a windy October day.
I was in an "anything goes" 9 patch block swap. Trust me! Anything went! The blocks are 9.5" and anybody who knows me would know that I like 12.5". So I got a dandy idea from Swooze. Use up scraps!! (Lord knows I have (3) 20 gallon tubs of the stuff.)
I dug through and pulled out 2" strips. Ironed & cut (9.5" and 13" inch) Why 13" when the blocks are 12.5"?? Well let's just say the extra is for oopsies and will be trimmed when I get them finished. Thus I embarked on a sewing frenzy...not even coming up for a sip of coffee!!
I didn't try to match anything. I just picked up a strip and went with it. Bonnie Hunter would be so proud of me! So, sometime last night I came up for air and took inventory of my accomplishment. What do you think of the progress so far?? Kinda messy right??
I was looking through one of my craft magazines for a new king kong size pin cushion. I came across this adorable owl. I made it three times the size it was supposed to be. Will post more pix once I get the blanket stiches done, the buttons, whistles & bells finished.
I made it to third place! I am really happy. I don't get anything for coming in third, but still that means more to me than any thing.
Dr has me off yet another week. I kinda, slightly miss work.
Dan is fixing the fence. Jesse is off of school for a week due to spring break. The weather is nice. The house is clean. The flowers are in bloom.
What more could you ask for? I guess I should mess around in my studio?? Create something crafty??