Friday, April 27, 2018

This One Is Taking a Long Time

I am making a quilt for Mr. Muddling's chair. With a house full of dogs, we have quilts everywhere!  Mr. M needs a new quilt. The one on his chair has been there for years and with frequent washing and drying, not to mention Miss Lady hopping up on there with him all the time, it's tired. 
(Yes, I know she looks oh, so innocent.)

Anyway I decided to make a version of Bonnie Hunter's Narragansett Blues from her book More Adventures with Leaders and Enders. Since I'm making mine predominately red (surprise, huh?) I'm calling my version Hot Houston Reds!

The main center part is done now and I'm working on the pieced borders.

Mr. Muddling has been creating a border around this flower bed made of some bricks our son gave us.
Looks really good!

Lots pretty out in the back yard, and on the right in the center are two pictures of our office window - one looking out and the other from the outside. I do so love all the beautiful flowers and look at those tomatoes!

Another gratuitous pet/quilt shot. Ariel taking it easy, with Dinah trying to find something in that mirror. These were Miss Ru's two babies who are obviously managing to survive quite well, thank you very much!

Life is good here at Muddle Manor and we are thankful. I do hope there are lots of things to enjoy and even to laugh about where you are!

Hugs and kisses,

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Cool Aqua Cream Dreams

I finished this half hexagon quilt for a friend of ours on Monday. I'm just a little slow getting it posted.

The backing is this Martha Negley print. I got a LOT of it a long time ago and I am so glad, because it is nice! Isn't it always so good to have the perfect fabric for the backing?

Here it is in all its crinkly wonderfulness after a run through the washer and dryer. It is extremely comfy and huggable!

If you look closely you may notice something in the lower right corner.

Yep, it's Buddy. He worked so hard helping me that he just passed out. I am so thankful for him. He makes me laugh each and every day and that is a very good thing!

I wish I could share the fragrance of the jasmine with you, but you'll just have to make do with pictures. Everything is happy and doing its best out in the yard to put on a show. I do love the parade of Spring flowers. We've spent a lot of years here planting things and this is our reward. I am trying my best to enjoy it now. All too soon it will be so hot out there that outside time will have to be limited. But for now, it's playtime!

I do hope you are finding plenty to make you happy and to make you laugh. Even with its trials and tribulations, this is still a good life our good God has given us to enjoy!

Hugs and kisses,