Today is "I LikeThursdays" and time to post positive things on the internet! Hosted by Lee Anna at Not Afraid of Color, join us for today's pick-me-up!
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Today we celebrate the good in life by participating in "I like Thursdays" sponsored by Lee Anna at Not Afraid of Color! Join us to share the good in the world!
My first like is pretty basic. I like that I saw the hand doctor last week. I wrote more extensively about this on my other blog but the long and short of it is I have tendonitis not arthritis. With steroid injections and a bit of rest, I'm hoping to be back to normal soon!
I love my blog friends! Then hand thing had me a bit blue because I'm not supposed to go overboard with the use of my hands right now. I was fretting about finishing my placemats for our guild's community service project (placemats for Meals on Wheels seniors).
And then magically, Diann at Little Penguin Quilts shared a great link for a tutorial (here) for machine binding quilts. I've tried machine binding before and didn't like the results but this process was different. I gave it a whirl and it worked! Thanks Diann for referring to that tutorial and thanks Sylvia for a great tutorial! I tried it on Wednesday and found my first try wasn't perfect but it was acceptable!
I like that the days are cooler. When it's warm out, I have a brief window of time in the sewing room before it's too hot to work in there. Now I can sew in the afternoon! It's great!
Glad to see "Call the Midwives" is back on pbs!
Wishing you all a safe and pleasant weekend!
Thursday, October 7, 2021
It's Thursday and time to post the things that have made us happy, grateful, or positive this week! Join the positive moment by visiting Lee Anna at Not Afraid of Color!
This week I'm grateful that my sewing room is a mess. All it means is that I'm getting things done as I continue to use up scrap fabric. Speaking of sewing...
My Pfaff sewing machine is repaired and I just got it back! I like my Featherweight but there's a lot it doesn't do as efficiently as the Pfaff. Each year my guild collects placemats that we make for Meals on Wheels seniors. It's a great way to use up scraps and I have a stack of placemats that I want to use the Pfaff to machine quilt!
Thursday, September 30, 2021
It's hard to believe that it is the last day of September! I may be sad that the garden is beginning to fade but I'm grateful for cooler temperatures and have already turned my head to preparations for winter projects.
Today is "I like Thursdays" and time to celebrate the good things in life! Visit Lee Anna at Not Afraid of Color for more fun posts!
I finished the squirrel t-towels for my neighbors. It's a celebration of squirrels. The elderly couple don't get many visitors so Scout and I visit them every evening and our dogs bark at the squirrels. The squirrels really delight the dogs...and my elderly friends. So making them these towels was a lot of fun. They loved them!
Now there are new competitors for the peanuts the couple give the squirrels. Apparently bluejays love peanuts too and they often swoop down to steal peanuts before the baby squirrels can get them.
I don't have time to watch tv until the evening. I was happy to hear that Restoring Galveston (one of my favorite DIY shows) was picked up by the Magnolia channel. Last night a new show on HGTV interested me: Houses with History. It was a good show and I look forward to watching more episodes.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
There was even an inn and trolley stop at the Duck Farm. The Duck Inn is to the left of the photo and still standing today. It's now an apartment building:
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Sometimes you just have to listen to the message sent out by the universe.
First our car. We have two cars but my stepson has been "borrowing" our old beater car for nearly a year. He keeps sending messages that it will be back soon but I'm not holding my breath. We spent an awful lot of money on our good SUV this summer and then when things were finally feeling right, the car started choking and spewing. It took 10 days to get an appointment for the dealer to check it. And now it's another week while the part is ordered but not arrived yet.
This usually isn't a problem. My mother has a perfectly good Audi with low mileage because she doesn't drive anymore. So we keep it maintained just in case we have this very situation occur. So no problem right? Uh...but then last Tuesday the check engine light came on. Her dealer can't check it until next week.
Yes we have a regular mechanic we trust--but both cars need some computer maintenance and he doesn't do that work.
Thursday, September 9, 2021
I am so happy that we got our gate back up! The gate was fine but the posts had deteriorated at the bottom of the posts. My husband and I are both sore and tired but it's done. Our dog stays in our backyard and no dogs get in! Yipppeeee
I am grateful for the Covid-19 vaccine.
Thursday, September 2, 2021
I have not posted much lately. Apologies but I was recovering from vertigo. I'm doing better now. Today is Thursday and time to post positive things. Lee Anna is our hostess with the most-ess and if you want to read more happy posts, visit here blog here.
Our neighbors adopted two young kittens. The kittens have acclimated and are now checking out the world from the safety of the window next door. This is also very entertaining for Scout who barks at them. The kittens are unimpressed. I had a nice photo of the kitties but unfortunately, I can't seem to transfer it to my computer.
I like getting something done in the sewing room. Once the vertigo eased, I put together an I-Spy quilt top for my neighbor's grandson. I had a ton of 4 inch squares and decided to make four-patches for later quilts. Actually I would like to get all my novelty juvenile fabric arranged/cut/sewn for easier quilt top assembly. I have a few more kids to sew for and I think this will make things easier!
That's it for today. Hope everyone has made it through the Ida mess okay!
Have a safe and happy day!
Thursday, August 12, 2021
Thursday, August 5, 2021
I'm so happy I got to see my niece's stepchildren! It's been over a year. I was masked up (even though I'm vaccinated and pretty much hibernating). I got to give Sasha her quilt that I made her!
Scout was sleeping the other week and I burst into laughter! Is she going Goth on me? It looks like she is sporting black lipstick!
I haven't been sewing much. The weather had been good and I've been walking Scout at the park, gardening and reorganizing the house.
I only have two cleomes (the pink flowers) in the back garden this year but I like how they flank the stairs in the garden!
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Good Morning! It's "I Like Thursdays" and time to post positive things on the internet! Be sure to read other blog posts via our hostess Lee Anna!
I've been spending these balmy days either watering the garden or binding quilts inside. Today is wonderfully overcast with rain expected later. We really need the rain so I am grateful!
I liked this book I read by Trevor Noah:
I liked the opening ceremonies of the Olympics! It's always fun to see the colorful flags and costumes the athletes wear!
Loving the fresh produce of the season! Watermelon, fresh cucumbers, and my hubby's favorite, corn on the cob!
Wishing you a weekend of fun and good health! Stay safe!
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Happy Thursday! Today many bloggers celebrate the positive part of life with our hostess, Lee Anna at Not Afraid of Color!