Saturday, August 22, 2020

Funky Fence

My funky fence is finished.  This is to keep Misty out of the side yard where the garden is, plum trees are and the grapes as we don't want her eating any of it and she most surely would. This is the recycled cedar decking from the old deck. All different widths, all different lengths.  Sam was hard at work with the table saw and chop saw this week and did a great job. He was having a hard time being so random but went with my idea and loves the result.  And yes, the apple tree is dropping apples, that's because I didn't thin them back in the spring. I'm starting to pick them before more fall or Misty pulls more off to play with them......she's thrilled to have a tree that grows 'balls'.  Will be making apple pie filling for the freezer and dried apples, probably some applesauce too. 

Friday, August 21, 2020


I just whipped this up to put out front.  I opened my fabric cabinet and found this blue fabric and the white fabric actually has tiny stars on it. I made a template in Publisher for the letters, printed them on out several pages and went to work with the sewing machine and heat & bond, and at the end zig-zagging around the white letters to make sure they're secure. I think it turned out great, hoping it doesn't fade too quickly as it gets the hot sun all afternoon. I didn't want to put any particular candidates name on it but it is blue...…...

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Dog days of summer.........

I sent this dog quilt off to family for a house warming - it arrived in MT today so I'm able to post the photo I took of it before it left......which Misty photo-bombed. I'm sorry I didn't get a close up of the fabrics I chose since they don't show up well in this photo - all aboriginal fabrics, all so interesting. The family it went to has had many mini-doxies over 40 years, even now.  This will be great to snuggle up under in front of the fire in cold MT this winter. 

Is covid wearing on anyone else.  I was doing great for so long as I love being staying home but it's now wearing me down. I'm finding I'm not very productive, I tend to fritter more time, and I don't seem to care too much about that, so unlike me.  The stress over worrying about being exposed is getting to me. I miss my friends. I miss going out to eat. I miss going to fabric/yarn shops and festivals.  Ok, those last 3 are just me whining because I can but in reality I can do without them for the time being to stay safe.  

I hope everyone else is staying safe out there and fairing well...…….

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

This and that.......

Here are the tutti fruiti towels finished in the 4 colorways.  I've already sold all the green weft ones, sold a blue weft, sold an orange/rust weft one, keeping one for me and thinking of using the rest for gifts rather than putting them in my etsy shop for sale. 

Here is the finished barn quilt wall hanging. All the triangles were a real challenge for me, it's not perfect but I love it and I learned a lot.  I got it back from the long arm quilter last week and sewed the binding on and the hanging sleeve on the backside.  But before it can be put up on a big empty wall opposite the dining room it will be in a display at a local fabric shop that our little ASG (American Sewing Guild) neighborhood group puts up every September in honor of National Sewing Month.  I have another quilt (a throw) to show but not yet - I need to get it mailed off to family for a house warming gift. 

I've been working on my ornament for the year that some family and friends get at the holidays so I can't show those yet.  Now I'm just starting on some other fun small gift projects so can't show those yet either. 

I hope everyone is staying safe and being considerate around others as to not spread this virus anymore than it's already spreading. Stay safe and be kind to one another.