Friday, February 23, 2018

A Blue Quilt for a Special Friend

I finished this one last night for a friend of ours. He's been through some tough battles lately and I believe this quilt will be a comfort to him. He likes blue.
Edited to add:  I totally forgot to mention that this a free pattern from the very generous Bonnie Hunter, Strip Twist. You'll find it on the Free Patterns tab at the top of her blog.

Here are a few more shots of it. I do love the crinkly one this morning after a run through the washer and dryer!  The one on the lower left is the backing. I bought a bolt of a Mary Fons fabric. It's a very small design but the feel of it is wonderful! On the upper right you might notice that Miss Dinah immediately jumped up on it to test it while I was going to get my phone to take a photo. No boundaries at all for that young lady!

Mr. Muddling and I took a little drive the other day and ended up at a garden center that had a few plants begging to go in our garden. Of course we had to bring them home and into the ground most of the went! I am impatient for Spring to be fully here. We have the rain part! It's been raining here for days and more to come. Too bad we can't save some of that for the Summer when we'll be needing rain so badly.

I had to buy this red geranium to go on the patio and keep company with the new red table and chairs that were our Christmas present to each other.

They look pretty happy together!

I hope you are finding something or lots of somethings that are making you happy today. Sometimes you have to look a little harder than other times, but there are always things for which to be thankful, and I AM!

Hugs and kisses,

Friday, February 9, 2018

Well, Hello

I know I said I wouldn't go crazy and get too much mulch again, but it might have somehow happened. And garden soil. But thanks to the mighty muscles of Mr. Muddling, large areas of our yard look much better! 

In this season perpetual hope known as almost Spring, I'm believing we'll have glorious gardens this year. 
I started playing with some log cabin blocks made of 1 1/2 inch strips. 

So far they have grown into this. I'm liking it a lot. I found the most tempting YouTube tutorial of cutting them using the Go! Cutter. I do love accuracy and saving time! You should see my little assembly line I have going in the sewing room! 

I finished this one for our darling son. The name of the fabric is Jamaica. You may remember that he and his sweet, sweet wife took our two daughters on a trip there several years back. It was such a high point of Miss Ru's life and we are all so glad she got to make the trip.

The backing is this fleece that Mr. Muddling is sure looks like an underwater garden. (And yes, Mr. Muddling did indeed try to keep this one, just like so many others!)

Here is its crinkly after washing and drying picture. It is a lightweight, yet still warm and comfy quilt!  This is fabric from Jordan Fabrics, and the pattern is her tutorial I've used a couple of times before. Fun and easy quilt to make!

I've started cutting for another rail fence quilt - this one in patriotic red, white and blue.

Not saying that our dogs are in any way spoiled, but today has been that kind of day where you don't really feel like doing much of anything. Ariel and Lady are masters of that! Don't they look comfy!

I do hope you have a wonderful weekend, full of fun. I am so thankful for the life the Lord has given me.

Hugs and kisses,