Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Monday, July 29, 2019
quilt basting and frame. No borders on some of these quilts does that make them modern?
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
I have sat outside and read or knit the last couple days as the weather has been perfect not too hot or windy and the humidity has gone elsewhere. Absolutely perfect then I remember how quickly I burn so not outside as long as I would wish.
still working on the shawls for son's fiance almost done with #5 and one more to go. Not going to rush the finishes. --Ann--
Monday, July 22, 2019
Linking to Em's Scrapbag
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Monday, July 15, 2019
Barn swallows have been trying to build a nest above my front door for the last week and a half. Last week hubby and I hung strips of fabric thinking that would deter them, no such luck they just flew in underneath, then I cut the loops so they were longer still they fly under and up. I have knocked the mud down 4 or 5 times a day. They are persistent little birds. One day it was just the pair trying to build the nest the next day they enlisted three more birds to help. Fortunately for me the construction crew wanted to see progress on their efforts and I was a hindrance so they flew off the job. The pair is still trying. I finally consulted google because they have an answer for everything. 1. Keep knocking the mud down and they should give up after 3 weeks. Three Weeks!!!! 2. Let them have their nest they do eat lots of bugs. 3. Clean up the mess and put petroleum gel where they are building, really? like I want a grease spot above the door that will eventually be covered with bugs. 4. Buy a bunch of stuff not that different from what I hung on the porch. 5. Hang a plactic owl on the porch. 6. Keep knocking it down only a week and a half to go.
He couldn't curse me because he had a beak full of mud but I knew what he was thinking. They are really quite ingenious to build a nest out of mud and grass hauling the mud from the storm pond a couple blocks away and to only be able to bring about a 1/2 teaspoon on mud each trip and to make it stick to the siding. We have way too much mud this year. Where did they build their nests before the homesteaders came to the prairie? The battle continues..............--Ann--
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Monday, July 8, 2019
Time for a new project! The plaids have all been put away and to make the decision easier as to what to start next I pulled out a Fons and Porter book American Country Scrap Quilts which had book marks in it and a bag full of fabric beside it. This quilt pattern caught my eye years before I started quilting. All of the bits and pieces were leftovers from previous quilts. I just love using up the bits and pieces. --Ann--
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
red, black and plaid quilt top 50 by 60 inches just right for a throw quilt. I was going to offset the 4 square sets on the top and bottom border of the quilt but took a set apart to make a 4 patch for the corners. I like that much better. --Ann--