Tuesday, September 27, 2016

circa 2016

I've been following along with Temecula Quilt Circa 2016 blocks and have managed to make several a few with my scraps.   If I put all of these together in one quilt it'll likely look like the proverbial "dog's breakfast".  ^^   I've been making these to improve my skills with tiny pieces.  These are some of my favourites ......

Amazingly, there hasn't been any frost yet at the cabin and the flowers are still blooming their heads off - gotta love that.  ^^  Just look at the size of these cosmos!!


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those who wish to sing always find a song

Friday, September 23, 2016

making do and something is lurking .....

Since I have limited resources at the cabin this cutie was a case of  'making do' and that was a blessing in disguise .... I think I'm  more creative when I don't have much to work with.   The design is by Jeni.  I stitched it on my favourite background - dropcloth.  ^^  My plans are to make this into a hanging pocket.

 It's been a most splendid end of summer and beginning of autum and we're still at the cabin  - there have been a few cool nights that gave us a good excuse to light a fire ^^ followed by some warmer weather.  The leaves are changing every day but still hanging on.  My daily walks are less interesting although very colourful  - no evidence of wildlife other than a squished frog  but I've seen a couple of wooly worms and surprisingly they are not very wooly .... I've never seen such scantily clad wooly worms and wonder if it's some indication of weather to come.

Do you think there might be an alligator lurking ....  ^^

throw kindness around like confetti

Friday, September 9, 2016

Paris ladies .....

These ladies are a Theodora Cleave design - when you visit her be sure to check out her beautiful advent calendars.  I've stitched 6 of these ladies but temporarily misplaced the most recent two .... but they have been found! ^^  I had a neat idea for finishing them but with the move I'm having to rethink that plan.  

Where did August go ...  I have to keep reminding myself that it's September already.  ^^  Mind you, school supplies have been in the stores since mid July so I knew it was coming.  These are a couple of good books that I read in August .....

everything happens for a reason