Tuesday, May 30, 2017

ON ICE--

I did it now--
last Thursday I 'stubbed'' my little toe on my left foot-
into the base of the slider foot stool--
By Monday is was doing much better--
so off to the dock I went--
but--
I happened to step off the pavement --
right into a small hole with that same toe area--
and talk about 'ouchy'--
so--
I have to wrap it in an ice bag a couple times or more each day--
luckily it is not my right foot so I can still 'drive' the sewing maching!!!!!!

Yesterday I got this block done--
Decided it needed a bit of something once the words where done--
so fussy cut a rose out of the teal fabric and blanket stitched it on--
now to sew the blocks together--
that is on 'todays' to do list--
but???

and I got this block done on the Christmas bom--
I still need to do the snowbuddy block--
but I seem to be having a problem with that one???
So far I am on my 2nd set of fabrics lined up to make them--
and I think I have decided--
I am not happy with set either--
oh dear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

           ENJOY THE MOMENTS, DI

Sunday, May 28, 2017

I KNOW IT IS SUPPOSE TO BE--

A RED WHITE AND BLUE WEEK END--
but--
I was into green--
for this months color and got the bird block done--
I think????
I have a very 'fat' bird--
or maybe she is just gettin ready to lay some eggs to hatch for some babies--
This was my 'guide' for designing my green bird--
you can see the pencil marks--
I am pretty sure this green bird was a paper pieced one--
I just used it for a guide to make mine--
SOOOO--what do you think--
does she pass for a scrappy bird--
or do I need to work on her????

And here is the green scrappy string block that goes with her--
So now I am caught up with this months color as I already did the cat and the log cabin blocks in the green--so will be waiting to see what next months color will be--

Am suppose to go to my daughter's neighborhood picnic today--
but we also have alot of smoke in the area due to close by wild fires---
yep--still not enough rain to keep away the wild fires--
even inside it is really bad here today--?????

ENJOY THE MOMENTS, DI

Friday, May 26, 2017

MY WORK OUT TODAY--

I felt that I should really work on this month's bom's--
BUT--
I had a project half done --
and was tried of moving the 'parts' to it each time
that I needed to work on something else--
SO--
I sat down and finished that one--
Someone posted  this Churn Dash block a couple weeks or so ago--
and I really liked it--
then I found the fabric line that I had gotten for a gift and decided to use that to make me some Churn Dash blocks--
You can remember that I showed you these blocks a big ago--
before the last parts were stitched onto it--
The teal and the mauve fabrics that I used for the Churn Dash part had birds on it--
but if you notice--
I was very careful to have all my birds flying correctly on each block--
it took some planning in the cutting--then some thinking when sewing so that none of my birds
were flying upside down or backwards--

Now I have 2 things I need some help on--
First still trying to decide what to embroider on the blank block--
one thought I had was to do--Enjoy the moments in Life--
as that has been my saying this year--
what do you think--or do you have a good saying????
AND
which fabric would you chose for lattice--
The green--
Or the teal with roses--
Or none--
I am thinking I like it without any--(go back to the first photo)
and to just sew the blocks together--
then figure out borders --?????
Sooo here is your chance to give me your 2 cents again--
love it when you do that!!!!!
Back to work --Di!!!!

        ENJOY THE MOMENTS-DI

Thursday, May 25, 2017

OK-RAISE YOUR HANDS--

If you knew that Di would have to fix the boo-boo's????
Cause you were right--
First thing after breakfast--
I grabbed the seam ripper and started ripping--
started on the right side of the quilt--
those 2 dark squares together drove me 'nuts'
(ok--we know I am already nuts--so nutter!!!)
Ok now the upper right hand corner is the correct way it should be--
but now we still have a problem on the bottom row--
Soo--after lunch out came the seam ripper and we ripped the bottom row off--
and did some adjustments and --
Annnd---looky here--
it is now perfect--
no two whites or no two colors are together--
and I survived ripping out 'half' the top--
but I feel sooo much better now!!

And I did get this months wool pattern traced onto freezer paper--today--
I now have to get busy on the rest of this month's bom's --
or I will be getting behind--

              ENJOY THE MOMENTS-DI

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

PROGRESS --


And I got this weeks step done on the Kitchen quilt--
I loved making this border--was fun sewing all those 2" squares into 4 patches--
Just had a bit of a problem in the upper right hand corner and the lower left hand corner--
but no matter which way I turned the corner blocks I could not keep the pattern going--
so I finally decided I would go with it--
as isn't the rule--that no quilt be perfect--that there has to be some 'mistake' in the quilt--
so this one is mine--all mine!!!!!


But first the good news--
it is raining out there my friends--
nice steady rain--oh how we have needed some rain!!!
I hope we get enough that we get the 'pond' back and maybe some ducks will come--
and maybe there will be some baby ones tooo---
I just know that all the plants and flowers and trees are happy dancing right now!!!

               ENJOY EVERY MOMENT-DI

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

WORK IN PROGRESS--

and some saddness today--
first the good stuff--
I am slowly working on the next step to the Kitchen quilt--
you know the one with the teapots--
We have had to cut 92-2' squares in the colored fabrics--
and 92-2" back ground pieces--
my background is white--
I did cut a total of 92 of them--
then just cut randomly some colored squares--
and then you sew them into 4 patches--
here is some of them so far!!!

On the sadness note--
it has to do with 'other' people and I just don't understand WHY--
some folks can't leave other folks alone--
We have one tenant here who took this barren looking area--
which is down at the end of the front parking lot and beside the visitor parking area--
and turned it into this--
and this is the tenant--
she worked this garden every single day--
she bought all the plants and containers with her own money--
and she is on a portable oxygen tank that she has to carry around with her
at all times--yet with the tank in one hand--she worked the garden with the other one!!!
it was just lovely down there--
I often walked down there and sat on the bench and just watched and listened to the birds--
But -just one--tenant kicked up such a fuss about it that she had to get rid of it--
and this tenant parks her car out in the back parking lot--so why did it 'bother' her soo much????

and so today it is back to this--
empty----
I could even enjoy the one part of her garden from my bedroom window--
now all I have to look at is bare wood!!!!
Ok--I am done "whinny" for now--maybe!!!!

enjoy the moments di

Friday, May 19, 2017

PROGRESS

On the Kitchen quilt--
I got the other set of flowers for the second vase finished--
Yep--fussy cut roses--

But then I had a big time problem of trying to decide on -
just which teacup should do the honors of being between the
two vases of flowers--
Here is the green one again---
and--
and here is the rose one!!!

Sooooo--guess which one made it???
actually for that spot--
neither one--
yep--
decided I needed to redo the blueberry teacup block as it seemed crooked---
and then put it in the center--
and in the end--the 'poor' green one did not make it into this quilt--
but I have promised it --
it will not be left behind!!!!!!!!!

and I did get another baby sweater knitted--
I like this one alot--first time I have used red in a sweater I believe--

And I got a new table and chairs today--
this is on the wall by the kitchen--
and Yes I still have the other table and chairs--
but it is always soooo messy from someone's sewing projects that it is buried most of the time--so this little set gives me a place to sit and visit with company--when I find some!!!!!
Paid $25 for the set--it is all wood and the seats are leather!!

And--the other news is--
I am no longer a Night Angel--
my DD and the Dr said I had to cut some stress out of my life--
and this job was stressful for me for whatever reason--
the Night Angel I replaced had to stop for the same reason--

UPDATE--
on the tenant who fell on Sunday--
she is not doing well--her heart stopped during the hip surgery--
so she is in ICU and in an induced coma for now until they can figure out
why her heart stopped--so if you all would pray for her--Anna--it would be great--
Thanks--

            ENJOY THE MOMENTS, DI

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

STILL STITCHING--

But very slowly--
it seems--
life has given me some other things to do--
soooo--
got both flower blocks prepped for the Kitchen quilt top--
and I got one done--
though I had the stems all appliqued in once--
when I realized that I had them on the back side of the fabric--
so out came the seam ripper--
Now the pattern has different flowers on it--
but I chose to 'fussy' cut some flowers for my vases--
and here is the first one--
and here is how it looks now--
And--
I did count the votes for the teacup in the middle of the flower vases and it goes like this--
Green-5
Rose -3
but--
now I have to wait until the other flower block is done--
and we may have to vote again!!!!!

When I headed out the door to go to the grocery store this morning--
I heard Miss B shouting at me--
Please bring me home some pretty flowers to smell--
I think she was happy--
but let me tell you about fresh flowers in Fl--
just the ride home in the hot car really wilted these poor things--
couldn't believe it--
they perked up a bit--but still!!!!

Night Angel report--
I was on duty--(am on duty until Friday morning at 8am )
(from 5pm to 8am this week yet)
and was on for Mother's day--and there is a story--
around 11:30 on the week ends I have to walk all 4 floors and check on things--
then go in the office and write up a quick report--
as I came out of the office--I decided I needed a 'cat fix'--so I went down the first floor hallway to my friend Ruth's to see her cat Bumpy--he loves me--I know how to scratch his chin and behind his ears--after my visit and as I left and got in front of the next apartment I heard a tenant calling another womans name repeated--(she thought she heard her neighbor in the hallway-) and thought that was kinda odd--so I knocked on her door--and she said she had fallen--so went to the office and got the key to her apt--
had to call the fire dept to come and lift her up--but as soon as they did--
she screamed--so had to have the ambulance come for her--
we later learned she had broken her hip----
so I am calling Bumpy a 'Hero"!!!!!

        ENJOY THE MOMENTS, DI

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

BEEN HEATING UP

the sewing machine each day --
for at least a little while--
got this months green cat finished today--
and I did end up using a green print I already had--
now I fell in love  with one of the new greens that I gotten--
but when I laid them out--
I realized that with the red cat being sooo red--
with the green I had chosen--it looked like a Christmas cat parade--
soooo---
and here is the block to go with the cat--

notice the rabbit strip on the outside edge--it was perfect--
so scraps are good!!!!

And I have been working on this pile this week--
I still have to do  a 'pile' of the teal fabric half square triangles--
then I can add these to what I have already made!!!


I did get a birthday gift in the mail today-
but know that others are coming--
so will wait and do a birthday post then!!!
And--yep--I am now one year 'wiser'!!!!!!

                     ENJOY THE MOMENTS, DI

Monday, May 8, 2017

MORE MAIL--

I needed thread--
sooo--
some other things jumped into the cart--
begging me to buy them and create with them--
a couple more of the rabbit fabrics in blue to go with the Patchwork blocks--
also got the lighter blue rabbit one thinking it might go--
but I do think it is too light of a blue--soo???
and--
I had looked at these before--
so got them--the top one is a deep purple--
the other two are blue--
they may or may not go in the Patchwork block quilt top--
And 2 extra wide backing fabrics--
of which I have already used one--
but not for the quilt I had gotten it for--
so will have to maybe buy more!!!!

ENJOY THE MOMENTS-DI

PS--be sure to read the photo site of mine--
got me a photo of a new bird--he is soo cute!!!!


Friday, May 5, 2017

I AM LATE LATE LATE--

BUT-- not too late--
I had not gotten to making my bird for the month of April--
with the color of the month--
did get the cat done though--
so yesterday I got around and did some playing--
and this is my 'multi' colored bird---
Do you think he is colorful enough???
and here is the block to go with him--
--
what--
wait a minute--
what is that you said--
ohhhh--ok--the bird wants me to tell you it is a 'she' bird--
she said is tired of all the male birds being more colorful than the female ones--
so is gonna change that this time!!!!
Ok--Mrs Bird whatever you say--
can I show the other block now???
Like I said--Bright!!!!

And I have gotten some 'mail' in this week--
first up is this one--
Bee fabrics--I am still looking for Bee fabrics to finish my Bee embroidery blocks from last year--
and I kept going back and forth--
from this set to --
this set--
so I finally got 'mad' and said--
just order some of both--
it is too hard to tell online which one will work better--
so here they are--
now to find the blocks and lay them out and see???????????

also--
got these in--do you see what they are???
they are very bold pink rabbit ones that go with the blue and purple ones I have been using on the Patchwork blocks--
I also ordered this lighter pink one to maybe use in this same quilt--
we will see--not sure if I will stay with just the blue/purple ones or go wild with the hot pink?????
I was very good in the ordering of the fabrics--
these are the only 2 pcs that I ordered that do not go in a quilt--
but I really liked this print last fall and could not afford it--
found it on sale, on one of the sites and got the ruler gripper too--
Now lets talk greens--
that is the color group for May--
but this one I ordered to go in my Christmas box of fabric--
Now this set of 10 fat quarters just go into my green basket--
and I am pretty sure I know which one will be this months cat block!!!
and then there is this months bird block to figure out--hummm????
And batting (now some of these fabrics 'hitched' a ride in this box!!!
I plan to go back to basting somemore quilts while watching racing down in the community room on Sundays--we have a race this Sunday--then night races--until June then day ones--
--OHHHHH--you want to know if I have the other quilts all hand quilted that I basted a couple months ago--hummm---do I have to answer that question????

            ENJOY THE MOMENTS--DI

      Oh--guess what tomorrow is?????

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