Monday, May 1, 2017

If only

If only I could say that there is something complete. But alas, there is not. I had hope with this little half square triangle quilt top, but somehow I managed to measure the border incorrectly, so after some ripping I am ready to make another run at it.

Isn't it funny? I had a totally different two border fabrics in mind, ironed and ready to cut, but then, they just weren't right. I think these two are. Now, if I can just get it all sewn together it might actually get finished!

On a much more positive note, my good friend Deb (AKA Wonky Girl) sent me these three very pretty pieces of fabric. Thank you Deb! You are a blessing to me, and to whomever gets the quilts where these fabrics eventually go to live. It will be fun for me to find the perfect project for these happy fabrics!

So, what, you may ask, is it that has kept me busy? Working in the yard, which is slowly but surely coming back under control, and cleaning the garage. Where does all that STUFF come from??? We had to get the garage cleaned, because this week there will be a delivery of some little feathered creatures. I know I said no more chickens, but ...... I want more, and Mr. Muddling delights to give me what I want! Got to love him! And I do.

Our neighbors gave us this little kiddie pool and Mr. Muddling built a wire enclosure for it.

Now there is sheeting draped around it to keep it warm and cosy and a light for warmth. We have the food and water dispensers ready to fill when they get here.

I. AM. SO. EXCITED!!! I can hardly wait.

Meanwhile, there are lots of really pretty things blooming and growing and producing. The picture should enlarge when you click on it. At the very bottom, second from the right you may be able to see the orchid blooms. I can hardly believe it, but almost two months later - they are still holding on to those beautiful flowers. 

I'm giving a try to putting some of the outside flowers, annuals, in pots this year so I can move them around. I am really loving looking out this office window and seeing all those flowers in bloom!

I hope you are happy and healthy and living in joyful expectation of more good things to come!

Hugs and kisses,


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I am so glad you are getting more chicks. I have missed them on your blog. I love your flower photos. We are back into a cold spell so there isn't much blooming here.
I put lots of flowers in pots and move them here and there in the summer. I don't have a lot of dedicated ground where it is sunny to plant them. I think you will enjoy it too. My shade garden is the one that is stationary because I have lots of shade.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

I love the pretty pattern to the quilt.........and I know how it feels to take time to create something.......then it does not turn out the way you back to the drawing board! How wonderful that you are getting more chickens! Cant wait to see photos of the new arrivals! Your garden/plants look lovely!

Karen S said...

Sometimes the sunshine and the garden just call so loudly that you have to go outside and enjoy them! Can't have a finish every day of the week.
Cant wait to see the little chicks!

Connie the Cootiebug said...

Your post is a happy one, I can "feel" your sweet energy through it. :)

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I love the beautiful fabric and pattern to your quilt. We're having a quilt show this weekend in our town. I entered my sister's quilt, "McComma Beauty." So far we've gotten 127 entries and expecting more quilts.
Have a great weekend.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh how fun, you'll be getting new chickens - I'll look forward to seeing them grow! I love the pretty fabrics in your triangle quilt -- it's going to be another winner! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sheila said...

This is wonderful! New chicks. I've been looking at chicks at the local Tractor Supply, thinking and planning. They are so cute and funny. One day I'll have have some chick to watch and eventually have some fresh eggs.

Mrs. D said...

Love your colorful quilt, and look forward to seeing more photos of it. Please don't keep me in suspense. It's divine!