Friday, July 14, 2017

Hello Everyone,

Just checking in with you for this past week.  Been a busy one, but not as busy as next week will be......

Here is what I've been up to............................

Relaxing on the deck taking more pictures of the wildlife and birds.

 Miss Turkey stopped by for a visit, all by herself.  Photo by Bernie

Then Mr. & Mrs. Bluebird have been frequenting our yard.  They are living in one of our birdhouses, not this one, but since this has a flat roof, Bernie has been putting their daily dried meal worms on top and they come all day picking them up and taking them to their nest.

We've been having lots of rain here and so the one day after the storm, I went out and took a few pictures of the day lilies and some pine branches with raindrops on them.

 This one is Lambs Ear, no droplets, but you can see how wet they were.  They have little hairs and they are all flattened against the green leaf.

 One of my favorite things to photograph are pine trees, branches, cones, whatever.  For some reason I have this thing about pine since moving here.  I have pine trees through the house, pine cones everywhere.  Bedspreads, shower curtains, wall metal art of a pine trees, candle holders, tea towels, and it goes on and on.  So this picture is one of my favorites with the raindrops hanging off of the needles.  Just love it.

Went to quilting on Wednesday and I finished putting together that cute Christmas quilt I showed you before and it has gone to the long-arm quilting lady, Joannie, to do her magic then I'll bind it and take more pictures of it.  This won't happen for two weeks as we are taking a trip next Wed with the senior center.  I'll have pictures and tell you about our travels next post.

I have been elected to the Senior Center Council, still not sure what that means, but I have a meeting to attend on Monday next week at 10:30.  So, I'll share what that is all about too!!

So I've been working on quilting some table runners to put under our lamps for the Christmas in the Woods show.  I'm doing some rustic ones as well as some Christmas ones.  I'm doing the Explosion Block again, one of my favorites with these panels of ducks, moose, deer.  Have a few more blocks to get together sitting there on the sewing machine and I'm just trying different fabric to see what I like best.  These will probably make three runners when completed.

Also, have not finished my two quilts yet.  Here one of them sits on my table with some squares of  plaid shirt. 

 and I did cut up some old blue jean legs and make squares out of them.  They would look great in a man's quilt with flannel shirt material, or t-shirts.  Hate to throw out the jeans, so now they will be put to good use.

My friend, Eileen, sent this really nice fabric to me of old vintage sewing machines.  The top left one is just like the old Singer my Mom had for years and years.  It was given to my sister-in-law, Tess, not sure if she still has it or not.  I used to love to play with the foot pedal on it.  The 4-drawer stand was exactly like it as well.  Thank you so much, Ei!!!

Also, am busy working on lamps, stoning them.  I did two sides this morning and will be heading back to the workshop basement to work on some more this afternoon.

  I'll leave you with some pictures from last year, this same week, we visited my brother and his wife and my niece, her husband and daughter in........

We met our little great niece, Kaitlyn, for the first time...........

She got kissies from Macy for the first time, too.................

We visited with Bill, Tess, Mickey and although it was extremely hot, we walked about three miles that day, the dogs tongues prove how hot we were, but it was fun.................  and I'd do it again in a heartbeat!!!         Miss yinz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Please continue your prayers for our friends Eileen, and Danny, and Bernie is going to be having surgery soon on his hand, so keep him in your prayers also.    Till next time, take care everyone!!



  1. Love your blocks, the table runner is going to look fabulous.

  2. Thank you, Pam! I love making runners and these wildlife ones are my favorite.