Tuesday, September 19, 2017

she sews, she sews

and the pictures are are her phone ...

sorry --- find 'em on facebook.


all of the saturday/sunday piecing/quilting have been bound except the two batik jelly roll runners -- and I also attached the binding to another crib quilt and two throws ... enough for tonight -- I started attaching binding Sunday night ... tonight was the roll over and sew it down.

another visit to the eye doc today -- the ulcer is making a reappearance (or so it seems) more drops -- longer period of time and a repeat visit next week ... story of my summer eh.

and thus it rolls on Daisy Lane so far this week.

M


Saturday, September 16, 2017

tired diva ...


24 hours of piecing, basting & quilting ... table runners & table toppers
awaiting the binding fairy.  I have one more basted and ready to quilt ...

Maker Fair is 29 days away ... I need to kick it up a bit ...

  
I was trying to be random on the placement --- grab and sew -- don't look
hmmm right in the middle ...



cross hatching on this one -- didn't think I'd ever finish ..
used the Bernina -- thought it would be faster than the long arm ...
I'm not so sure anymore.

 

and the freshly washed scrubbed house ... we had green stuff mold growing on the north side .. Menards sells crap to kill and clean ... spray it on -- scrub and rinse ... 3 1/2 sides of the house and garage are done --- I had a water supply issue on the southwest corner .....

I can think of better projects on a Saturday morning!



Friday, September 15, 2017

warning - picture heavy


 I've finally accepted the fact that fall is in the air .... although it was 92' and has been gloriously warm all week .... yesterday (well, this week) is the first week since the end of tax season when I truly felt "caught up" on the projects ... so after the 3rd phone call from a telemarketer -- I left the office and headed home (it was 3:30ish) ...

took a ride on the atv -- garbage and the prairie

this is one of the first times I missed the patch -- I miss picking and discovering the goodness, the time spent outdoor (and the sneezing, the wheezing and the hacking!) .. lookout cabin here I come!


if only still pictures had sound -- the grasses were blowing it was cool





I assumed with the smoke in the air (Montana fires) that sunset would be spectacular
it was -- better than the pictures
me and the new camera (new in May) have lots to learn yet

but I was prepared -- I was doused in bug spray 


ya, it is fall .... 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Loving September



sunset on my trek home from the cabin

and i just deleted the other pictures ... dang technology

the weather has been so fine -- and I've enjoyed every moment of it ....






Tuesday, September 12, 2017

16 years ago ... yesterday ...


I bought myself a really old house ... well, 16 years later it's an ancient old house.
No it was not snowing 16 years ago .... it's the best pic I could find here at the office...

ah, the electrical, the plumbing, the floors, the walls, the parking lot ... 
the money .....



Sunday, September 10, 2017

this weekend in pictures!


  
Sunday night drainage ditch tour -- up where CR52 meets 111 --- deer hopping out of the cow pasture into the soybean field


and the question of the summer --- which direction is the water flowing 
into the lake (wrong)
back up into the ditch (correct answer ) 



hanging out in Jane's new apartment -- our dining table on Friday -- love the table cloth ... nothing beats a hefty bag for multi-purpose use ...


2 days at the cabin -- Saturday I read/sewed/napped and just hung out until the bugs drove me home and today -- i just hung out ..... the lazy weekends at the happy place are coming to an end...


I'm not sure this is an OSHA approved platform and ladder system -- came home to find #1 tackling this project ... trimming out the 50 year old machine shed --- I asked what happened to the original trim --- "I never got around to finishing it" ... so Dad, 50 years later it's on your project list?  wth .....



Saturday, September 9, 2017

weird

weird - the moment that most of the county is watching 24 hour Hurricane Irma coverage on the weather channel and the rest of us (not, I, us) are chilling out at the Rock Bend Folk Festival ---

weird

I loaded up my sewing tote bag and headed for the happy place this morning -- a stop at the market for veggies, the grocery store for milk/meat to grill ....

and ..... 3.5 dresses were completed -- i finished 2 magazines and i read my book ... not a bad day at the lake.... skeeters arrived at 4:30 .... thirsty buggers.


and, drum roll please,  I got rid of 6 things today ....