Saturday, March 6, 2021

Love at 90

Earlier this week Great Grandpa H was able to visit Grandma Boo inside 
for the first time in a long while. 
He was not supposed to touch her, but he did anyway. 
He was so happy to hold her hand. 
This is love at 90.


Thursday, December 3, 2020

The One About a Quilt

I'm finally posting about that quilt.
Yesterday we got my quilt hanging system in place.
Today there was enough light to go out and get some pictures. 
It was so fun to work on but took me a very long time to get done. 
The pattern is a free pattern designed by Tula Pink called Bird Seed 
and is available from the Bernina blog
I used mostly Anna Maria Horner fabrics
 with some solids and fabrics from my stash thrown in. 
Below are way too many close-ups I hope you'll enjoy. 
I quilted all the gray background the same and the triangles are all the same as well. 
I quilted each seed of the same color with a different design. 

If you've made it to the end, thanks. 
Now I need to blog about the other two quilts
 that I finished before this one that got me back to quilting. 
See you soon.


Thursday, September 3, 2020

Birthdays and Babies

It's hard to believe GB#4 is six today. 
We celebrated yesterday at a new-to-us park. 
It was so good to see this little family 
that will soon be getting a little bit bigger.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

A Day in the Yard

On this beautiful day Fireball and I went out to tackle a very overgrown boxwood hedge. 
We made lots of discoveries in the process. 
This little nest held lots of tiny ants and also a couple of frantic spiders.

Fireball wanted to know what was on his shirt, thinking it might be a grasshopper. 
It was not.
 As I took the picture for Fireball, it tried to jump at me. I dodged him.

 This little nest was full of scraps of who knows what.

 The third nest was covered with grasses and garden debris
but otherwise was made of mud.
And last but not least we found three balls that were so far under the bushes, 
they could only be found with all the trimming.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Blue Angels Fly Over

Today the Blue Angels did a Fly Over around Indianapolis 
to honor our health care workers. 
We drove to a parking lot close to the intended route, 
right across the street from our closest hospital. 

I did not anticipate the number of people that were there. 
The parking lot was full. 
We kept our distance, but I did get a few shots as they flew overhead. 
Unfortunately, it was very cloudy and gray to the west, 
the direction from which they approached.

Then they prepared to make a hard right.

And just like that, they were gone.  Below are a couple of close-up shots.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Searching for Goslings

Today I was on a search for goslings down by the canal. 
At first this little lost one was the only gosling I could find.

Next on the walk down the canal was this mama and her little ducklings.
This guy showed up next quite briefly. 
I am lucky to have gotten a picture. 
He was so fast I had to look at my picture when I got home 
to see what he actually looked like. 
I had no idea what he was so on a whim I looked up what a muskrat looked like and, 
what do you know, it looks just like him.
Finally I came upon what I was looking for - the geese and their goslings.
There were five in total.

Not shown are the turtles that were in the water and 
came up for air and were gone so fast, 
there was no chance to even try to capture them in a photo.

Hoping you find what you are looking for,


Tuesday, April 9, 2019

A Tale of Two Quilt Tops and a Repair

As I was browsing some antiques last week, 
I found a few exciting treasures to bring home. 
The first one is a top that I will quilt.  
It has fabrics in it that remind me of some of the kits I have seen from the 1970s 
but also some quite older fabrics.  
It makes me think someone was trying to make a quilt with some found blocks
 and had to add some current fabrics to finish it up.  
I will be the one to finish it as a complete quilt.
This next one is also a top in need of quilting.  
It is cross stitch on preprinted blocks.
It also has the quilting lines preprinted on it. 
 If I had not just seen one of my quilty friends working on something similar, 
it would not have occurred to me to grab this one. 
I think it will make a sweet little quilt when done.
The last of the three I have featured on my 365 day blog.  
It is a complete quilt with the exception of the quite large and noticeable hole in it.
The damage is really mostly in the background fabric.
I figure I will need to sew five or six curved seams 
to replace the pieces that are damaged, 
sew the top back together, 
Frankenstein piece some batting, 
appliqué a new chunk of backing on it 
and add some hand quilting to match what is there. 
Good as done.

Wishing you things to be excited about,