Friday, September 21, 2018

Muddling As Usual

I have been working on a quilt similar to one I made several years ago. It has always been one of my favorites, and I decided I wanted to make one to live here.

I've been making these blocks for a coupe of weeks now.

I've put them up on the design wall and then expanded to two design walls. I've remade blocks and rearranged blocks and it is beginning to look like the never ending project. But I WILL finish it. 

This sugary bit of deliciousness is a fried apple pie.

My sister Sue lives in Colorado and has an apple tree that has been very generous to her and her sweet husband this year. She decided to try drying some of the bounty. I was the very fortunate recipient of some of that and right away made some of these goodies. Mr. Muddling and I enjoyed them. Quite a lot!

Looking out into Ruthie's garden I see the althea is blooming beautifully. It is also called a rose of Sharon.

Mostly it's just a muddy mess out there. We've had lots of rain and more to come.

But, I need look no further than the kitchen windowsill to see my sweet African violets blooming their little hearts out for me! I do love them.

I hope there is something you love seeing in your world today!

Hugs and kisses,

Friday, September 7, 2018

A Horses Panel Wallhanging

I bought a panel with horses a while back, with our daughter Mary in mind. She is a lover of horses. I had no idea how I wanted to use the panel, so I just let it marinate in the stash for a time.

Then I saw a video Donna Jordan of Jordan Fabrics posted. Surprisingly enough (!!!) I had this wood tone fabric already in the stash, too. 

I changed the cutting directions she gave to make it work for my fabric.

I used a very small meandering stitch. It took me as long to quilt this little panel as it does a full size quilt! We'll get it in the mail to our baby girl, probably tomorrow. Hope she and Matt love it as much as I do!

Just for the fun of it, no makeup at all, but a big cup of coffee. Mr. Muddling is the one who choose that very dark blue nail polish!  So funny. He and Miss Ru went round and round when she wanted to wear the dark colors. Of course she won. 

For a while it looked like there would not be any lemons this year, but now there are lots on the little tree on the upper left. The African violets are still gladdening my heart in the kitchen window, and Mr. Muddling bought another orchid for me! I do love flowers, and I am so thankful for the ones I am privileged to enjoy.

We've had threatening weather all week, but only a very little rain. Our dogs do not like the thunder, but thunder is mainly what we got!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and lots of fun!

Hugs and kisses,