Thursday, October 29, 2015

A Bit of Stitching...

 I dug out a project that I must have started about 8-10 years back.
 I ripped out what I had started, and started over again because my 
strips were too wide...?... I think they may be still, but I'm going with it.
 Three Oak trees started now. I'm pointing to the third here.
 This "owl" is for my grandbabies to lay on. All minky. nice and soft. 
I bought it for $2 on an auction site! can't make one for that price!!
Also in the photo, "my" baby-doll from my paternal grandmother. 
A Christmas gift when I was 18 months old. Five of us granddaughters 
received one that year. She's old, but our babies/kids lover playing with her.


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

What's New?

Skirting is done and insulated now. Ready for the winter.Hopefully it will be warm enough so that 
"I WILL be able to stay there" at times during the coldest part of the year.
About three weeks ago I popped out there with hubby for half hour (I needed out a bit while sick). Good thing too!! It seems my propane stove has a leak!! Talk about stink!! TURN OFF propane tanks DH!!! Stove is going. 
Hotplate, toaster oven to take its place, and more micro-wave usage. Much safer!

I've been feeling better (still using puffers though), so have spent a bit of time at my hideaway, though not up to sewing yet. I've been catching up on my reading, and making the odd puzzle. Very relaxing.
Ten weeks ago I collected fifteen acorns, checked to see which ones were good, twelve. I planted them in a pail. One came up two weeks ago, and I'm pointing to a second coming up that I just discovered this morning while watering them. So pleased. I will have to transplant soon.
Next week I get my Flu Shot, and possibly the Pneumonia Shot.
Got to cover all my bases!

I am hoping to start some stitching later this week. Apparently I've got a blue-jean rag quilt to make for my eldest grandson. The weight of it is apparently good for children with sensory issues, so we are going to give it a try.

Happy stitching friends!


Sunday, October 11, 2015

Four Weeks Gone...

 Nothing quilt or family related to show, as I've been sick since my retreat. Bronchitis, possibly Pneumonia Doc says. So, that is four weeks of this year I'm missing on normal living and creating!! Not happy about it, but what'cha gonna do? It happens, right!?! Right now I'd say I'm maybe 30% better. I had wanted to spend our Canadian Thanksgiving weekend out at the trailer sewing with friends, but... So I'll show you some photos from my last stay there.

Land-Gulls were following the farmer around while tilling up the land around me.
 The western sky in the early morning. Sun shining on the tree, with the dark clouds behind it.
 Early moon on the day of the lunar eclipse.
 Best photo of 25, taken with my iPhone, of the Lunar Eclipse.
To "my quilting gals" that have been keeping track that I post once a week for 2015, am I forgiven for these last few weeks? Hmmm...?

Happy stitching!
Be well!