Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

This was my view last  night as I worked away on a quilt. I'm getting closer, but nothing to show yet. 

This was some of what I saw this afternoon out in the back yard. We had a little bit of a freeze a couple of weeks ago. I thought everything would be finished, but it was mild enough there is plenty left to see. I was so touched at the yellow angel trumpets. You can see them pictured on the lower left. The top of the plants is just dead, but  there are again flowers blooming on the parts still alive. You can see one of the blooms directly above the lower left and more in the lower center. And would you look at that tomato in the upper center picture!!! The plants are frost burned, but still these little tomatoes are trying to grow and live. There are several on the plants. Just amazing.

This is the look I got when I walked into our bedroom the other night and turned on the light. I don't think Buddy appreciated being waked from his nap. I do love this big funny dog!

I have been doing a little cooking today. We are going to our son and daughter's house for the feast tomorrow. Other family will be there as well. Looking forward to good food and fellowship!

I hope your day is full of wonderful things. God is so good to us all, it seems every day should be a celebration of thanks!

Hugs and kisses,

Friday, November 15, 2019

Two New Quilts!!!!

I got the neutral jelly roll race quilt done! I was not at all sure I liked it, but now that it's done - I do! This one will be going to the USO Lounge at the local airport.  I need to get more made for them. It's cold.

Here it is again, half in sun, half in shade. 

I think this one will go to a little friend of mine. It looks a little too girly to send to the USO, don't  you think?
This block is Sisters Choice. I love how each block looks different according to where you put the values.
Here it is again in some dapple-y sunshine. It is a happy quilt!

Speaking of happy - that's what I was with some freshly baked pumpkin-cranberry bread and a nice hot cup of tea! Mr. Muddling was pretty happy with his share, too.

We've had some cold weather here (for Houston anyway), but even though it was cold and dipped below freezing we did not have much damage to the plants outside. It will happen, but it hasn't yet! I do love seeing all the pretty babies growing out there.

Hope you're starting a wonderful weekend!  

Hugs and kisses,

Thursday, November 7, 2019


I ran across a project I had started a while back. Actually it was two different ones. So, I took the four patches I had completed for the first project and used them in the other project, the Bonnie Hunter Celtic Solstice mystery quilt. I also altered one of the blocks. And it is now half way done. But I got a little discouraged about it, so I took it down off the design wall and went back to this one.
I don't have a picture for it, but the rows are all sewn together horizontally. Maybe I'll get the vertical seams done tonight. I have most or maybe all of the border strips cut. I'm planning to use two sets of borders to make it a king size quilt.  This is my second Sew Many Strips, an American Patchwork and Quilting quiltalong from last year. I have already made one of these and it is very happy on our bed! This one will be for our son and daughter in-law.

I know I have been absent for too long. I have been busy as you can see, but I've also had a cataract surgery, which is no big deal. What I didn't realize is that when I had the partial cornea transplant last year it caused my vision not to be correctable to a full 20/20. I know now, and I've dealt with that news, but I am not happy. I know it could be worse though, so I'm thankful.

We have a rainy day today and a cool front moving in again. Here's a little peek at what's been going on around here in the back yard. Still lots of pretties out there!

This little side yard, Ruthie's Garden, is the only attractive place in the back yard. I have let the chickens roam outside a lot this summer. I felt sorry for them in the heat, but they have pretty well destroyed every blade of grass. You can see them in the photos above , but believe me - I was watching them!

I hope you're having lots of fun and pretty things going on in your world! God has blessed us all so much!

Hugs and kisses,