Good morning to all!
Above is a pure squirrel. I had no clue I would even start this, but low and behold? I did!!! I like it so far. You can find the link here, with all the patterns freely given.
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This is my leader and ender. My great friend sent me some reproduction scraps, and away I go! It is too small so far, so I am cutting more scraps, so I can continue to leader and ender away.
I made a few key ring straps...these go around your hand as you are walking, so to carry your keys in your hand. Just fun sewing.
While my machine was out being treated to a spa and diagnosis appointment at the Bernina shop, I cut out all these star blocks. These are 6 inches finished and are cut from scraps in a bag that was all together and seem to go together. These are fun!!
I made some homemade lotion. A lipid, along with sweet smelling almond lotion. My hands are a wreck from all the hand washing at the hospital, and the lotion seems to help. It is vitamin e cream, a bit of Vaseline, and almond lotion. I use it at night.
I found an old piece of upholstery material and made this wristlet purse. I find I carry less and less when I go to the store or anywhere now, so these small purses work very well for me...a lip chap, credit card, driver's license, keys and twenty bucks!
Not a Dooney-Burke purse or the like! What kind of purse do you carry, please???
The Bernina store advised me to use a small vacuum each time I change the bobbin or needle, to vacuum bits of lint out, or at the start a new project.
There was a ton of lint that I could not reach or see with my cleanings of the sewing machine, they said, and also some bits of dog ears that I had cut off and did not know they got in there, too. So this tiny vacuum is a wonderful 20-dollar investment. There was nothing wrong with my machine! Hurrah! Although my sewing machine does sound different now? The shop gentleman said it was perfect, and the sound was just different because it was cleaner. Anyway!!! It is louder!
I just loved making the Quiltville mystery quilt this year!! I have chosen fabric to make another one! Several times, I have gone through what I have, and chosen different fabrics. Indecisive much?? LOL!!
I received this amazing towel to celebrate National Squirrel appreciation day!!!!!! It was January 21st. I adore it!!! Thank you, thank you!
Rosie the poodle loves it too!
Speaking of Rosie: She rescued us 13+ years ago. The vet seems to think she was 2-3 years old when she came to us and she appears to be a purebred poodle. Because of her little stretched out boobies and body, and non-docked tail, maybe she was a breeder dog? Not sure, but we have adored her and spoiled her each day from then to now. She is at the end of her life. So many things are wrong, and much care each day goes to her. In return, we are blessed with the most loyal, wonderful little baby dog in the universe. She has glaucoma, collapsing trachea, chronic cough, Cushing's disease, diabetes, blindness. On and on. and yet? She takes very good care of us. Guarding for us, outside the bathroom and we never step a foot anywhere that she is not right with us. She will not eat now. It takes an act of congress to get her to consume any calories. So? We have put her on hospice care. Pain meds, nausea meds, bp meds, insulin (cut drastically due to not eating) ...all of it, but the emphasis is on loving care and comfort, dignity and peace. Just like my human hospice patients. You have seen Rosie on many of my quilts, and I pray for all the good in the world for her...peace and comfort. I will ensure this.
My study of this era has started!! The overshadowing event of the era was World War 2, of course...both the events leading up to it, and the aftermath of it. I was surprised to find few books on it at the library...the young librarian asked why I wanted to know about that anyway, and that I could find it all online. Ok, well I am doing that, but really wanted an old history book, just the facts, man! I have found two.
I loved that the ladies stepped out of the home, and onto the assembly lines. People gave up, conserved and saved everything, for the troops and the war effort. Victory gardens! Paper drives! Anything to help. I love that spirit!!!
Much information is available about the holocaust, enough to make it a separate field of study. So horrific, and there is a newer movie and book out...Sarsh's key. Actually from 2010, so not so new, LOL! New to me, I guess.
I love history, and love reading, so on I go.
Thanks for hanging out with me...if you would like a key fob or handmade lotion, please leave a comment, and I will have a drawing for these.
Have a lovely day, all of you!