Friday, September 25, 2020

Glorious Clamshells

I have had such fun playing with these fabrics. Apparently my tastes have changed because I am really enjoying these reproduction fabrics. 

And here is my clamshelll  quilt all finished. I love it so much.

Obviously I did not take it out of the dryer quickly enough. It looks a bit wrinkled, but it is still so soft and comforting. The quilt was made using the Go! clamshell die, and I have to say, it could not have been easier. Everything went together so easily. It really does help when the pieces are uniform. And the notches help in getting them together correctly!

I have an unexpected little morning glory out in Ruthie's garden. What a happy surprise! Another surprise was the yellow toadstool I found growing in one of the pots on the patio today. What a bright yellow! At the upper right you will notice that the turnip green seeds I planted right before the rains began to fall have already sprung up and started growing! Now if I can just keep the chickens out of there!

My darling Buddy had a trip to the vet yesterday. He had a little fatty tumor on his leg. Unfortunately the doctor did not like the way it looked when he removed it. We are waiting for results from the biopsy. He has had such a hard time and is the sweetest big old baby in the world. I am believing there will be no bad news.

I hope all is well in your part of the world, and that you have lots of happy things going on!

Hugs and kisses,

Friday, September 18, 2020

Happy Friday

Perhaps you've heard that things are bigger in Texas. It is true. Sometimes it surprises me. This pot of coleus have just about taken over this little seating area.  There is a hanging basket  with a spider plant almost buried to the left.  Oh well, it's too hot to sit out there anyway!

 I have one lone pimento pepper plant and it is in that bottomless white bucket you see on the bottom. I have to protect anything I want to keep from marauding chickens. The garden is fenced, but somehow they still manage to invade it from time to time. The littles are growing like mad and the old lady chickens are just tired. They are barely laying any eggs at all now, and I don't blame them. Dinah on the upper right is one of the two masters of the house (they think!) Buddy tries hard to keep them in order.  If you click to make the picture larger you can see him herding chicks out of Ruthie's garden. 

It's a tough life, but he does a good job. I do love him so!

Mr. Muddling and I took a little ride to an antique mall we like to visit this morning. We NEEDED to get out of the house. I was so happy to find this little teddy bear. Unlike most I've seen, this one is a quilt on the front and the back. I like him!

I was also quite pleased to find the little lady on the right. I've had her "brother" for years and years, a gift from my darling grandmother. Aren't they sweet!

The clamshell quilt top is complete now and I got it loaded on the quilt machine last night. I've made a couple of passes on it. I'm using the "loopy clam" design which seemed altogether fitting! Maybe I can get it finished today.

I hope you are well and happy and that you are finding many things to make you smile! There is always something for which to be thankful.

Hugs and kisses,