HI Y'all! I am off today, after working the weekend. I have been dreaming about nine patches, so I decided to dig around in the 1.5 inch wide bin and make some! These finish at 3 inches. I think the light one may be out of there!!
A dear friend at our local quilt shop is cleaning out her stash, and I was the recipient of some of her plaids. She gave me some piles of half finished pieces, including large flying geese. I made the above runner from some of the flying geese. These are 4x8 inch flying geese. She has also started the 25 patches, and had three blocks made...soooo....
I made some more! Now dear friends...I have no idea what to do with them! Please, wouldn't you help me with some setting ideas??
More pink! I found my pink strings, and just have been really enjoying the peaceful piecing. I love string piecing! My goal of 63 of these, if I have enough strings.
I won something!! Isn't this pattern gorgeous? Sorry for the picture, but I am so excited about the pattern. Thank you so much, Sandy...please go visit her HERE!
And an early birthday gift from my dear friend O'Faigh! This little doll is so expressive, even though she is prim style with no features...look at her tiny cute feet and hands! I love her...and her name is "Marie"! She is sitting on my mantle in the place of honor.
Well...I had a birdie adventure. I was home last week, and heard a little chirp...and this baby was down on the ground. I did not know how best to help the baby, who had apparently fallen from the nest. Well, in the next few minutes, 2 more babies appeared! I think on that windy day, the whole nest was toppled. I could not find it, however. Mom and Dad Blue Jay were frantic! Circling and calling, they were so worried about their family. I called a wildlife rehabber specializing in birds, and she said I had to put them back in the nest. But I could not find the nest! So, she said to make a nest. Apparently, blue jays cannot smell, but need to hear their babies call so they will feed them. I took a wicker basket and lined it with thread and fabric, and put it way up in the tree (that was scary on the tall ladder, by the way). Low and behold, the parents immediately came back and forth to the "nest" and were feeding the babies! so, the babies were saved...yahoo!!
Hey, Happy Nurse's Day all you nursing ladies!! You are vital and important and so appreciated...great work!!!
Last shift, I had two LOL's. That means little old ladies, to non nursing peeps. One was 89 and the other 85, both in with similar problems, both were cross stitchers, both lived alone, both had a daughter that looked just like them! It was great fun, going room to room caring for them, they were a hoot!!!