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Saturday, June 26, 2021

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Friday, June 18, 2021

My Friends Love Their New Wall Hanging!!

 Well, my brother, Kelly and I went over to Don and Julita's for homemade split pea soup and to hang their quilt!!  The soup was delish and the hanging went well.  


Don did say the wiggly bottom bothered him so we are going to put a small dowel through the bottom binding so it lays straight!!

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Quilt Top Finished and Getting Quilted!!

 I got my friend Don's Quilt of Valor top completed and got it loaded on Martha this morning!!


When I was only a 4th of the way completed I loved it but once the entire top was done, I thought it might be too busy for Don and his wife.  So, I took it over to let them see what they thought before I spent more time quilting and binding it in the event they thought it was too busy for them


Well, I got a wonderful surprise.  Not only do they love it but they want me to add a sleeve on the back so they can hang it as as piece of art in their entranceway hall!!  Wow, what an honor for me!!

I hope to be binding it tomorrow so I can gift it to Don this weekend!!

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Monday, May 31, 2021

Remembering Our Fallen Soldiers . . .


I personally want to thank my older brother, Greg, who served in Vietnam and died at a too young age (69) from complications of Agent Orange!!




And my darling Dad who served in WWII



Both great men who loved God and their Country!!  Until we meet again!!

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

A Little of This and This . . .

This is a little counted cross stitch that is long overdue getting finished!!  I started it in time to have done by last July 4th but it went to the wayside.  I have now completed it!!  YaY!

The wood on the back is a piece of old weathered cedar from the dilapidated fence that sorta encloses our yard.

This is what is on my longarm, Martha today!!  The quilt top was immaculately pieced and so the quilting works up perfectly. 



This is what is on my new design wall.  Sooooo fun to have a design wall!!  The quilt is for a friend of mine that I play bridge with.  A couple of years ago, I made a Quilts of Valor quilt for another friend who had served in Vietnam.  I did not know until recently that Don was also a Veteran.  I told him I wanted to make him a quilt but he just didn't seem to the red/white and blue type of quilt guy.

I asked if I could come see their home so I could get an idea of what I would like to make.  I got there and man-o-man, gorgeous home and all decorated in Asian decor!!  Very elegant!!  Thus the quilt design above that I made up.


Saturday, May 22, 2021

Saturday's Smile!!

Credit: I Like Old Things Facebook Page

Friday, May 21, 2021

A Friend's Quilt and . . .

 a newly planted planter!!

I LOVE This quilt!!  It is for a dear friend, Teri, who wanted a calming quilt to put at the end of her bed.  This quilt went through about 4 modifications before I was happy with it.


Below you can see the back.  It is also very calming!!  I will be putting it in the mail on Monday!!


This is the little planter that my brother, Kelly made for me!!  I put some Shasta Daisy plants in it that were given to me by a friend who was thinning out his herd!!


This darling Buddha sits in front of my Cottage to remind me to always be kind to others.  

And below is one of my iris that has bloomed so beautifully.  I think this is an Icelandic Iris.  In front of it are the 5 lavender plants I am going to put in the BIG planter that Kelly made for me.!!

Ha! Ha!  That little planter was so heavy that I could not move it off my planting table, so Kelly had to put it in place for me!!  The planter for the lavender is going to have to wait to be planted until I decided where it is going to go and stay because it will literally weigh a ton!!

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Friday, May 14, 2021

Heart Procedure and Planters . . .

This has been quite an interesting week!!  A week ago last Monday, I was supposed to have a Cardioversion because my heart has been in afib for the past 18 months.  Some people live with it for years and years without doing anything but I was ALWAYS tired, even after 9 hours of sleep and after a nap in the afternoon.  So, my wonderful Cardiologist said let's try Cardioversion.

Because of logistics, the Cardioversion didn't happen until yesterday.  But happen it did and I am happy to say that after two electrical zaps, my heart is back in rhythm!!  YAY!!  DOUBLE YAY!!

Here is where the electrical pad was attached to the front of my chest.  An identical one went on my back as well!!  It's like a sunburn and it itches!!


My sweet, sweet brother took me over to Eugene about 3 hours each way for the procedure and he drove the entire time!!  Thanks, Kelly!!

Earlier in the week, I asked Kelly if he would take apart a pallet so I could make a planter.


Well, you guessed it.  Kelly ended up making the planter and I am in love with it!!


We had enough wood to make a small planter to see how it would look before "we" made the planter I had in my head.!




Yup, it was fabulous so Kelly proceeded to make the real planter.




Now, how is that for a free planter - well, except for the 5 hours Kelly spent pulling the pallet apart (that was the hardest part), cutting everything to size and then screwing it all together!!  Ta Da!!


And look at our bee-you-tee-ful yard!!  Now to get this beauty planted!!  I used my Christmas gift card to get some lavender plants for the large planter and a Hazelnut geranium for the small planter!!  That's my treat for today to plant everything!!  Especially now that I have some more energy!!  Hoo!  Hoo!!

And this is the neighbor's lilac plant that hangs into our yard!!


Have a joyous weekend!!