Wednesday, June 26, 2019

I Like Thursday #69

I bet you wondered what happened last week?  I am the proud temporary owner of an almost 12 year old grand daughter.  Wow it is amazing after just a few short years thinking of caring for another person practically turns me into a quivering mass.  We were working on the 1st few days adjustment last week.  Now we are in a routine and things are going awesome.

Thank you LeeAnna for encouraging us to find things to like during the week.  You can find the other I like Thursday posts at Not Afraid of Color

I like this girl.  She is so sweet, and kind and fun to be around.  This is my grand daughter Aubri.

As you can see Bobbin likes Aubri too.  I have been replaced as a favorite.  Bobbin loves having all the kids around. 

Bobbin is so pooped at night she barely hits the bed and she is dead out.

I like these flowers that are in my field.  I thought they were wild roses, but they aren't pink like I am used to, but they do have some crazy thorns.  They almost look like cherry blossoms, and they have this heavenly scent.

I like how as I cleaned and moved things around for company, Lucy decided that the kennel on the couch was a great place to relax.  Hard to see gray cat, gray kennel pad, dark blue couch.

I had to run to the LQS last week, I had received the wrong BOM and I have to turn them in once a month to get the next.  On my way back I stopped at this little junk shop I had been eyeballing for a while.  According to the proprietress it was a hardware store at one time in this tiny town called Britton.

I loved the old tin ceilings, probably with eons worth of lead paint.  LOL

I found a fun little table for my bathroom.

I had a curio cabinet that was the great aunt and uncle's just a sauder furniture, press board, but Samantha needed it so it gave me an excellent reason to find something to hold my doodads, and orchid.  I have some chalk paint to paint it soon.

Oh the things you see as you drive around.  Someone in the village nearby was flocked!

It made me giggle.

As you can see my feathered helpers have decided to excavate.  These girls can move a lot of dirt quickly.

I have visits all day long when I am outside by the orioles, and bluebirds.  There are babies, and they are pretty fearless of me, they will fly within just a couple of feet from me.  They know I won't harm them.

We all went to a pow wow at the nearby college.  The boys decided to join and dance too.

I know I have mentioned that I love my lounger by the pool. So does Bobbin.

Now head over and check out the other I Like Thursday posts!


Thursday, June 13, 2019

I Wonder Why

 Do you have times that you wonder why you even have a blog?  I don't post often, and I am kind of embarrassed to say when I stay off of the computer I get a lot more accomplished.

In one day I managed to get my final bag lady block finished.

Did the BOM that we are doing at my Tuesday sewing group.

These are all supposed to be HST but I am kind of enjoying figuring the quilt math and doing the square in a square instead.

This was the block from the previous month.

The block of the month from the LQS.

Amish with a twist.


I auditioned borders for my bicycle quilt.

I opted for the fabric on the right.  I even have the borders on now and it all sandwiched to quilt.

I finished all of the blocks for the Saw Tooth Square that I was doing for RSC.
And discovered I was one block short so whipped up one.

I figured out how to set the blocks on point and have even started to sew the rows together.  In no time I will have another top finished.

I have done some retail therapy of course.  I am getting so when I buy something if I have a pattern or quilt I want to make, I kit it up so I can just grab it and work on it when I am ready.

I love these Corey Yoder fabrics called Strawberry Jam, and the quilt shop calls these lampshades. 

I bought some great fabrics on sale from Bear Creek Quilting company, including their monthly gem pack of Aurifil thread.  Some of these are for my challenge quilt that I need to get to work on.

I am a gingham girl and I saw these and had to have them. 

I have one more that is almost a finish that I will share soon. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

I Like Thursday #68

Welcome to my 69th post on I Like Thursday.  Thank you LeeAnna of Not Afraid of Color for encouraging us to find positive and sharing things we like weekly. 

I know some of you have been having extremely dry weather.  Here on the other hand we have had a lot of rain, to the point where many farmers have not been able to get into their fields to plant.  I am thankful though that we have not had as much rain as some parts of the country that have been experiencing lots of flooding. 

I have quite the weed patch going thanks to the couple of days of rain, couple of days of sun to dry the ground, but then more rain.  The boys stomped over my berm, breaking down the thistle, so in order to get it out of the ground I had to use a garden fork, and basically turn the whole lot over which is about 15 feet long, and 4 feet wide and about 3 feet tall. 

I had assistance while digging.   Unfortunately the helper slowed me down greatly, since I had to be careful that I would not accidentally impale her.

I managed to get the berms weed free, and some flowers planted.  I keep trying different

combinations, but mainly cone flowers.  I also got my flower beds cleaned out.
The little girls like to help too.  They like the ants I keep digging up.  Bobbin enjoyed helping too!

I like that my poppies have spread and bloom.  I love the bright pop of color.
I like the Bonnie Hunter Scrappy Trips pattern.  I used up a small portion of the 2 1/2 inch strips in the copy paper box, but I did manage to finish one gurney quilt.

A friend that I used to work with has retired recently and she comes over and helps me once a week sort through fabric.  She sorted all of the 2 1/2 inch strips and anything over 16 inches was put in one pile anything shorter or not 2 1/2 inches was thrown into a bucket for string quilts.  With her help I have managed to empty 2 boxes.  Fabric cut, and sorted ready to make kits.

I like squishy mail, and No Blog Jacky sent me this fun magazine.

I have spent so much time outside working in the garden I don't have a whole lot to share.  Head over to LeeAnna's and see the other I Like Thursday posts.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

I Like Thursday #67

Welcome to my 67th installment of I like Thursday.  LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color encourages us to be positive and share the things we have found we like or love during the week. 

I don't know about you, but in my neck of the woods it has been wet!  When we string together a day or two of dry it is all hands on deck to work on pulling weeds, planting, and trying to get things done. I have plants sitting on my deck, and along my garage waiting to be planted.   Since I am outside more the little girls are being allowed out to free range.

They are so funny.  At first they ran between their house and the spruce tree, which is about 5 feet away.  They are now getting braver and wandering over the driveway.  The older chickens mingle with them and so far we do alright.  Except at night.  Trying to get them into the coop is a challenge.  I tried to explain to them nothing good happens after dark. 

I loved this bouquet I found at the grocery store with hydrangea and peony.

I like these succulent bowls I saw at the local nursery.

These are large bowls, and look at the size of the Hens & Chicks they were as big as my hand!

I loved the rosy looking one. 

I know I have mentioned that things magically appear at times.  I got a chuckle at the sticker that appeared on my garbage can the other day.

Hello Kitty with a gas mask?  I didn't think my can was that stinky.  It is that dirty.  When they were repaving the road they went by one day and were washing the road with this rotating brush.  It managed to cover my can with mud flecks.

I love this series by Jana De Leon, anything that makes me giggle and laugh out loud is good. This is book 12.    

Remember last fall when I was laughing about this stow away in my car.  I picked it up and flipped it out.  Thinking the wind caught it and carried it away.

Imagine my surprise when I opened the passenger side door to grab a poop bag for Bobbin, and what has been riding around with me for the past few months, but that leaf that I had ejected last fall.  I guess it was determined to keep me company. 

According to Miss Lucy she should get a chance to share also this week.

I am usually the one in the house that likes to relax, take it easy and just chill.  My likes are sleeping, eating, sleeping, eating, sleeping and watching that goofy Bobbin play with toys, and before you ask, yes I have been hit in the head a few times with a flying squirrel.  

But every now and then there are storms and then I am not very chill. The past week there have been a couple of days and nights with, in my honest feline opinion, way too many thunderstorms.  Now the human and dog are foolhardy, but not me.  I head to an inside room away from all windows like the emergency alerts say!

Through this magic door, my adopted mom calls it the laundry room. 

Straight back, you can see it isn't very wide, and there are no windows.  Yep adopted mom has her clothes in the laundry room since the main bathroom with the shower is on the main floor and the bedrooms are upstairs.  Ssshhh don't mention that she hasn't folded clothes in a couple of days.  See that tiny space though, between the washer and dryer?  I am actually now svelte enough I can stroll right back there to safety during the storms.  

I just wait the storms out back here where it is safe.  I try to tell adopted mom and goofy Bobbin to come join me, but they just roll their eyes at me.  My motto is safety first though!  

Ahem....thank you Lucy for the PSA (public service announcement).  Now head over to LeeAnna's and see the other I Like Thursday posts.