Friday, July 27, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
Also doing lots of thinking about a quilt for a little great granddaughter! I love doing searches by image for things I want to find. I did design a quilt on my EQ5 but the program doesn't seem to be working right so I haven't been able to print it out. I did manage to print out two different layouts that I can work with. I'm thinking jungle babies (Molly visited Hannah in Africa last fall) so have been searching for cute little animals that would be applique friendly. Here are some candidates for a spot on the quilt.
Found lots and lots of cute critters so now all I have to do is decide layout and fabric and which animals to use. I so love doing things like this!
Thursday, July 19, 2012
While I was without the internet, I was looking through some of my file folders. In one of them, I found this scan of some queen anne's lace, violas and some Hawaiian bridal veil that I scanned a year or two ago. Love the way objects scan and the black background behind them. I love scanning and also use it for enlarging patterns for applique. The computer, scanner and printer seem to go hand and hand with quilting.
We are having such a great reprieve from the heat! It was absolutely terrible Monday and Tuesday. In the almost 20 years I have lived in Michigan, this is the hottest summer we have had. Reminds me of Kansas! And Kansas is having a terribly hot summer and a dry one. Bill, my son, said today it was to get to 105! I remember those days and don't miss the summer heat there. This old woman is a cool weather kid. Today was about 25 to 30 degrees cooler than the first of the week! That is wonderful!
I have started my pulmonary rehab but have only gone about once a week since I started. That is due to two really hot days and a couple of doctor's appointments that I have had for a long time. However, now it looks clear ahead and I will be going twice a week. I have a really nice girl who goes through the routines with me and the hour goes fast.
While it was so hot, I steeled myself and did some chores that I had been putting off for some time. Putting the backs for quilts together is not my favorite thing to do but necessary. I am so proud of me for getting two done!! One for the big swoon block and one for
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Saturday, July 14, 2012
http://thiswildwildlife.blogspot.com/ - it is also listed on my sidebar with the blogs I check regularly. I have so loved and enjoyed my granddaughters from day one and still do. It has been so sweet to be a part of their life and watch them grow up and become three beautiful, smart, young women. How wonderful now to welcome great grandchildren!!
Friday, July 13, 2012
If you would go to my Quilts board on Pinterest (click on the symbol at the top of my sidebar), the source of these pretty items will be found there. You can also look further into those sources to find other beautiful work they have done. Such wonderful things to see!!!!!
Sunday, July 8, 2012
my granddaughter's blog on that cutie pie, Henry, there are two entries today with lots of pictures including a couple of Henry flirting with his old great grandma! He melts my heart!!
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
Now some really sweet news to share! Molly, my granddaughter in Portland, and her Doug are going to have a little girl! So this old great-grandma will have one of each. When we all go to Portland for Christmas, there will be two little ones in the fold. And Hannah will be back in the fold, also!! The next generation is growing.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Hope you have had a happy Fourth so far - and that you have stayed cool. The temperature is terrible especially combined with the high humidity! My very unfavorite kind of weather. I have not ventured out all day and do not plan to except later just before dark, I will see if my flowers need a drink. Tomorrow I do have to go out and it is going to be just as bad as today. The same on Friday, but after that it's forecast to get back to more normal temps. That can't happen soon enough.
I have spent my day working on my big block quilt and have the borders just about ready. Here is a picture of it on the wall in the basement with two of the borders along side. The one on the right, of course, is hanging over the body of the quilt as there is a pipe that runs down the wall at that point. I still have to
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Connecting Threads, a website I have ordered things from for a long time. Always discounted and free shipping over $50.00, they are easy to deal with and it does not take long to get an order. And a great feature, you can click on the "see more pages"(or some such phrase) and there are other projects shown that are featured in the book - sometimes as many as twelve. This feature alone has made the decision very easy as to whether send for the book or not. The cover might really catch your eye, then looking at other projects you can see there is not much else that you would enjoy that much. These three books did not disappoint - they are great.