Monday, May 27, 2013

Since I'M not doing anything in the sewing room, thought I'd share of few of my favorite patriotic quilts that can be found out there in blogland.

Aren't they pretty? 

Just a reminder to remember our brave men and women who've served and are serving now to keep us ALL safe.  Our heroes!!


Thursday, May 9, 2013

I have not sewed a stitch in DAYS!!  I've been trying to clean my messy, messy house as I have a group of ladies coming on Monday for game day.  WOW, it is SLOW going!!  AND I'm thinking I really need to start organizing and packing stuff up in anticipation of a move I hope to make before too long.  UGH, it makes me shudder just thinking about it.

So since nothing quilty has been going on around here, I just had to share the cutest photo

Aren't they CUTE?!!!  My niece found a nest with these 5 babies a couple of weeks ago.  Being the animal whisperer that she is, she couldn't just leave them.  She called a few rescue organizations but only one would take baby birds and it was a LONG drive so she decided to take care of them.  I figured they all succumb pretty quickly but look--they're almost ready to fly on their own.  She goes to Pet Smart and gets live (GROSS) meal worms and crickets and feeds them to the babies.  They are little PIGS!  It's unreal how much one little baby bird can eat!!  But aren't they cute?  Little swallows.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

My intention was not to be so long in posting but it's all JoAnne's fault.  SHE remembered to take a picture with our friend, Dot, from England when she was here and I did NOT.  :-(  So I thought she'd post on her blog but then she didn't and---well, you know. 

I laid the blocks that I currently have completed on the floor so you could see how I'm coming along.  GEEZ I've had to do a lot of unpicking on this one.  Seems I always get ONE row sewn on wrong and don't get the diagonal colors that make the quilt pattern.  ARGH, that is frustrating.  Doing this along with an occasional block for the colorful X quilt and some Home of the Brave blocks in civil war repros,  red/white/blue and fall colorways for donation quilts means I don't have a lot of finishes to show but I AM getting stuff done.  In fact, I sewed one of the repro quilt centers together at church today and JoAnne took it home to get a back on it.  Should've taken a pix but didn't..oh well.