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Friday, November 17, 2017

Daily Patch Is Done!

I realized, the other day, that I needed to finish this. To use!
[i also want to press out that center fold...that drives me cuckoo at quilt shows, those creases from folding] 
All the tags are attached at the bottom, like fringe. Love it!
I forgot to take a separate photo of the back, to show the satin ribbon I used for the hanging sleeve. It is there. Hand stitched on, of course, as all of the panel is.
For fun, I marked things in the picture.
( )- is for the fan blades in a blurr.
Green O- glass tube for the hanging 'rod', 
was my mom's for whatever reason she had it for.
*- the satin binding is from my neighbor,
 who found it in the 'new' sofa she bought.
X- the 'hooks' holding up the driftwood are actually door knockers we put in upside down. This side a dragonfly, the other a 'trowel'.
Big blue O- a mushroom bead glued to an upholstery 'pin', pushed through the covered foam insulation panel and into the sheet rock. {That is how we 'hung' up 2 of the 'design wall' panels I have in our living room.}
<- b=""> that's my husband. 
This is how the room really looks at the moment.
An unblocked scarf. After blocking I will stitch it into a circle. 
Another rug I am stitching up to use the yarn.

 I mended some knees and pocket areas for my daughter and her girls.
Jeans and leggin's.  Them leggin' knees are tight in small sizes!  After I wrestled it over the free arm on my machine, I realized it would end up a mess doing it that way. So I hand mended those knees. 

Tree lights are out,  to see what works and what doesn't.  
I will be creating a new tree for this year. 


Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Dressed For The Occasion

Our youngest daughter works in a pediatrician's office, so they get to dress up for many events.  This time one of the doctors went as Cruella de Vil, so the 'girls' went as the pups!
[playboy bunny ears turned down for puppy ears...lol]
Son as Santa
#6 as a furry pink creature. If it has a name, I don't know it.
Her mama, the Butterfly.
Random pic of Donald...on a rock.
[via my man]
Where my SIL works, the whole staff went all out!  I don't know if they do this every year, but it sure was something to liven up the day.
He went as a bearded dragon??
#1 and #2 were at mom's for the occasion, and they are on the left. But I couldn't resist including the pic of them with mom and 2 others. 
For #5, her mama had already made a collage.  Meow meow.
#3 as Abby Sciuto because she loves science too!
And #4 as....I forgot to ask...
Mama was a bumble bee, or so it looks like.
 As for me...I stayed home. 
I did on Oct. 31, 1987 also. 
My friends took my son out around town. [we lived in a small town then].
Why do I remember this? 
Because I gave birth to that bumble bee
 the next day!!!
Must have been all the chocolate.


Thursday, October 26, 2017

In The Last Month....

A Girl and A Wooly/Fuzzy Bear
One day in the Neighborhood....
....a house, in 2 parts, was pulled down the road....
...for a woman to replace her shoe her old one....
Seriously though, this woman and her husband have been working towards this day for 3 or 4 years!  They haven't been able to move into it yet, but it's here!
The Bride and Groom had a House Warming party. So I left them a gift on their bed. I'm not sure if I am done with it yet, but I signed it and gave it anyway. 
I think it will go nicely with top wall color...They don't care for the bottom color, but are tired of painting for this year.
if you click to enlarge, you will see my signature in the r. bottom corner
This months stitching's have been with yarn and hook. This is now a rug. That I want to add to....since I have more of the yarn. It's a cotton yarn that isn't soft and cuddly.  But works for a rug.
Then with Dan's birthday coming [now gone by], I decided to crochet a pair of slippers for him, since I already had the yarn.  They are rather goofy looking, though they keep his feet warm.  But...he doesn't care for the texture of the crochet on the bottom of his feet when he walks in them.  
On the camera....a bunch of pictures...of What???
Turns out I was trying to get a shot of a moth on the window.  The close-up of it is the blur against the green tree.  Go ahead and laugh. I did.
On the 12th day of October, the Jet Stream brought to me...
Thunder and Hail.  So very loudly!  
And it was just a swath of the area, wild.
More crocheting.  I had started a really, really long strip last year that I was going to use for a garland. Did not like it, put it away.  Came across it and decided to re-work it into another rug. As I was doing just that, I realized it might work on the dust mop as a wet-mop thing. I was right, works great.  If you make one yourself, make it smaller than the mop head, as you can see, it was a bit big, and got really loosey-goosey when it was wet. Still worked though.
Next...I had made a hat for my SIL with this yarn, thought I would make a scarf for my daughter. Wrong!  The yarn had broken ply's in so many spots there were more knots than not.  I threw it away.
I have had this ball of soft colorful yarn for a few years now. Nothing I made with it looked quite right...see the star? and how the colors are just out of whack?
Well....Then one day I started up with this green yarn, thinking another mop thing.  But the stitch I was using, sc ch 1, was increasing to much. Made a twirl.
Which led me to the rainbow yarn....which made me think of Unicorn Tails.
Which made me search for other colors of yarn in my stash.
I don't have a picture yet of a completed 'tail' because they aren't there yet.
But that is how the Unicorn Tails came to be.
They will be given to our grand girls as tree ornaments.
Magic.  It's all Magic.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

How Can It Be?

click to enlarge
That this colorful caterpillar with it's bold orange with black accents...
becomes this moth?  
[picture credit...my daughter, who videoed jelly fish today ]
becomes one similar to that orange one.  
The link will take you to Bug Guide and 2 whole pages of this caterpillar in it's adult phase.
Mother Nature is amazing.
Stitching!
Flannel on the back, a holey pillowcase. I don't usually use the heavy flannel, so why this time?  I was looking for heavier textures.

Friday, September 22, 2017

So Far In September

The birds are a pair of Junko's. The bee's are...bee's?
I was going to add the name of the yellow flower, but I have forgotten. 
Moving on....the trailer has moved back home.  We were trying to sell it.
The truck is a rental, we were able to sell the truck right away.
Again, moving on...a back hoe tractor was brought into the neighborhood to prepare a lot for a new manufactured home! This beast  ripped apart the old metal trailer in giant bites.
On Friday, the 15th, 3 family members went to the airport.
On he way was a stop at Denny's for an early dinner.
Dan, Grandpa, and our daughter Ashley, with her daughter Rhiley, were going to Las Vegas for the wedding of our youngest daughter, Stephanie, the College Girl.
Gpa with Grands, in the plane, and waiting for the plane
 Views from Las Vegas,
Of things IN Las Vegas, and environs!
The sharks were in a tank you can walk thru, via a tunnel. 
Before the wedding, some got to ride IN a limo!
Bride[before dressing] and Groom, Groom and FlowerGirl, and in the limo
Here in Washington, we watched the ceremony on tv, via the wedding chapel. 
Ashley's other 2 girls, Avery and Devyn, were here to watch with me. 
They had ice cubes and apple slices. 
On the tv, if you enlarge the picture, you can see the lobby of the venue. [That reception wasn't to bad, but on The Terrace, where the kids were married, the video was poor, but better than nothing!]
My MIL took this pic after the ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs.



I did not go to LV because I prefer not to fly.
I have barely done any stitching.  I need to change that!


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Circles, Neighbors, Caterpillars....

My design wall in the sewing room doesn't have a fabric cover over the foam insulation, that's why there is silver glaring back at you.
Anyway...that is the current state of Circles. Not arranged at all, with 2 of the panels at the top folded in half.  Stay tuned....
Neighbors.  We have this gentleman, and his wife, moving back into the 'hood. [long story]  Well this guy is a doer. Today he was 'doing' a bit of tree trimming. His son helps him.  Talk about a really cool gadget to have!  And I am not talking about the riding mower. Did I mention this guy is 80 something??
And this brings me to the Caterpillar.  Am trying to figure out who it is in it's next life. For now I will admire it as is.
Other stitching's.  I put this together one afternoon. I call it "Girl". 
For now. Not finished.
I found this Bug pencil drawn on a scrap of white in a box of gifted fabrics, from a few years ago. I finally decided where to use it, so I stitched on the pencil lines, and will give it beady eyes.
Then I will attach her to this piece of in-progress whimsy.
Working title for this is "house."