Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What the heck???

That's not fog and it's not a dirty window on my storm door. It's SNOW!!! I really thought we'd make it through October this year without seeing any of this stuff. Why can't those folks in ND & SD keep it in their own states and not send it to NE?  We really wouldn't mind if they were a little selfish this time. Really, we wouldn't.

It's just showers, but still......that storm could go further south than predicted and then I'd be really bummed. Oh well, got in another quilt top today so I should hustle my buns and work on the ones already waiting, snow or no snow.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday at home

After sleeping in this morning I spent the better part of the day sewing together a quilt top out of group heart blocks. No pictures yet.....not until after the recipient gets it next month though I doubt she reads my blog.

Would you believe the Alco store in O'Neill no longer sells fabric?? They still have yarn and quilt batting, but I wonder for how long. Didn't see any notions at all. How the heck do they expect people to "shop at home" when they don't carry what we want? I hadn't been there for a few months and the whole store had been redone. Totally rearranged and so much stuff in it you can hardly push a cart through it. All I can say is "Thank God for online shopping" since it's about the only way to find reasonably priced fabric. And Alco's fabric was usually pretty good quality too. I always liked their $2.99 a yd. sales.

My daughter called me this afternoon to tell me my oldest grand-daughter's good friend from Norfolk Catholic had been killed in a car accident last night. Only 17 years old, such a tragedy. It was a one-car accident so no one knows exactly what happened. The Pierce Co. Sheriff's Dept. is investigating but they suspect cell phone use might have been a factor. If so, these kids are learning a lesson a very hard way. The kids who were friends with the girl all congregated at my daughter's house, the parents showed up and the school guidance counseler was called in too, to talk to the kids. A pretty shaken up bunch...they'd all been together last night going to haunted houses. Not the quiet Sunday at home my daughter's family was expecting to have.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Goin' batty

This afternoon we took the window air conditioners out to store away for the winter. It's a two person operation. DH goes outside and holds it so it doesn't fall out the window and I get the window open and the AC lifted up and pulled inside. The bigger one in the LR is awkward so he comes inside and we both carry it out to the garage. The smaller one in the sewing room I can lift out of the window by myself, put it on the table and then close the window. That's where I got a little surprise....a bat had taken up housekeeping under the AC, between it and the bottom of the window. I'm sure glad he wasn't awake enough to fly out into the house. From the evidence he left behind, I'd say he'd been living there for a while. Anyway, he's history now.

On the quilting front, part of Part Four of "Orange Crush" is finished and now I can start putting blocks together as shown:

Here's a pic of the quilt I got quilted on Friday:

All made out of Thimbleberry fabrics and I quilted it in one of my favorite designs....Bayside. A nice curvy, flowing pattern.

And this is my Nicky, relaxing in her favorite position....flat on her back with all four little paws sticking up in the air. Silly kitty......

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Moving right along

Part three of "Orange Crush" is finished:

This is the last of the tiny little pieces. Now I can move on to some larger ones and start putting blocks together.

Things are going kind of slow this week. I came down with a nasty cold on Saturday, and though I'm starting to feel better, I just feel tired. At least today I can breathe again. Sunday afternoon was Quilt Club and I stayed home. I felt really lousy and didn't want to pass my germs on to the others. From what I hear I was the only one that didn't make it, but everyone should be glad I stayed away.

DH and his cousin are sitting in the kitchen peeling apples for T.'s freezer. Kind of funny listening to them talking like a couple of kids. :-D I just keep out of the way and let them go at it.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Part Two...

of "Orange Crush" done.

On to Part Three!!! More little pieces, but not so many of them.

My son's chocolate lab who passed away of cancer last Saturday night. R.I.P. Jenny.

I always called her my grand-dog since they don't have any kids, just dogs. We'll miss her a lot and will always remember her as the BEST dog. Here's her "puppy picture." 

(Oops, I looked back and see I posted that first picture before. Oh, what the heck, she was a great dog. She can have her picture on my blog twice.)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Orange Crush

Part one:

Part two:  Cut out & ready to sew.

 Have a batch of apples in the dehydrator and that's about been my day. If anyone would like to come and put dishes in the dishwasher and cook supper, that would be fine with me.