Friday, May 15, 2020

Happy May

Well....I had planned a social media break for Lent and then Covid arrived and everything seemed to go crazy.  Life was so normal when I wrote my last post.  

Like everyone else, I have been sewing masks one after another.  Two of our sons own restaurants and needed masks for all of their employees.  Between those and masks for family and friends, hundreds of masks have been made - different styles and different fabrics.  When elastic was unavailable, I used T-shirt yarn for the ties.  

I was looking forward to some other sewing once the masks were finished.  The grandsons had a remodel of their room to a baseball theme so it was the perfect excuse to use some of my baseball print fabrics that I had been stashing for awhile.

In the garden, the amaryllis finally bloomed.                                                                               

Blocks were made for our Gridster Bee.

And potholders were made for our Potholder Swap.

We've taken drives out to see the spring wildflowers.

We've taken walks on the beach and worn the dogs out.

.....and in all that time, Blogger has changed again.  I am finding myself unable to leave comments on some of my favorite blogs and I have no idea how to enlarge my photos.  I can always count on Blogger to change things up.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Hello Again

Wow....almost three months have passed since I last posted.  Since then Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Valentine's Day have come and gone.  All were fabulous, by the way.  Why haven't I posted?  Really there are several reasons.  I have to figure out a better way to import my photos since I had to get a new computer.  It has been a real challenge for me.  Also, what is happening with Blogger that it will not allow me to comment on some blogs?  I write these comments and they never show up.  I thought it was just the new computer, but it is also happening on my iPad.  All of these changes are so frustrating.

Rather that try to go back to November, I'll just share some of the highlights.  The holiday always brings on the yearly Quiltville Mystery QAL.  I really enjoy participating in the event and I always pick up a hint or two in the process of making them.  Although the colors this year were completely out of my comfort zone, I managed to use fabrics already in my stash.  I did change the borders as I could face no more pinks!!  Now I have a gazillion leftover HSTs to use somewhere.

The holidays are always so hectic here.  When the new year rolled around here I just wanted to sew something that was "quiet."  I had an old jelly roll that fit the need.

We had our annual family snow trip and spent a little time at the beach.

DH with our "daughters".

Our Gridster Bee is busy again this year with cute ideas.  Carol requested the TV blocks and Elizabeth is queen this month with her Sawtooth block and envelope signature block.  Instructions for her cute blocks are on her website.

To celebrate a couple of holidays, a few minis were made here.  The heart is a free tutorial found at Freemotion by the River blog.

Temecula Quilt free pattern

I picked my winter "mini" pineapple and it was delicious - so sweet and juicy.  If you are interested in raising your own pineapple, it takes a few years.  Just dry out the top of a fresh pineapple, plant it in a pot and w...a...i….t!  I have an ongoing pineapple garden here.

Size compared to tangerine.

I will try to be better about posting, but if you are not seeing a comment from me on your posts, it could very possibly be because I can't.