April 30, 2012

Long Time No Blog?

 Yep... no excuses from me; just lack of posting interest I suppose. I've been lurking each day on other blogs to see what everyone has been up too. I have been catching up on lots of post-poned things. This is the quilt I showed you a while back... It is for a sweet friend of ours and her new hubby... well they got married in December... and I've finally gotten it to them! It's a recycled denim quilt. She has a tendency to get cold when they go camping so we put fleece in the center to make it nice and heavy! Hopefully it will keep them nice and toasty! The back I believe I explained has the same prints on it.
Hmmm, I've moved my sewing room down into the basement and now have more room to spread out, or at least I will again after I clean up the mess that I've made! There were a bunch of things that I left upstairs and just moved them down Friday and well... I still haven't found a place for them yet!
I  made a bunch of bow tie blocks from a kit that I won (a loooooong time ago from here;http://redgeraniumcottage.typepad.com/  )

 Anyway, I finally got to it and the blocks are done. There are 20 of them, mostly all 30's reproduction prints.  I need to square them up and add the sashing still. Its a wall hanging or at least a baby doll quilt size. Hmmm, maybe one of the granddaughters needs it for her dolly....
I've also been cutting all sorts of squares etc.... so I can get busy and build a quilt soon!  The size of blocks range from really large.... 10 1/2 inch square down to 2 inch squares... I'm planning on making half square triangles out of the largest blocks... with white eyelet cotton squares and so that will make the quilt top go really fast! As you can see in the 2nd picture the ones in the box are the little ones... although they are small it will be fun to have soo many scraps used up! Yeah... nothing like a bit of
scrap management to use up some of the fabric in my stash. A lot of stuff that has been sitting there for a while.  It will be nice to use these up.  

Kristy from http://loweryourpresserfoot.blogspot.com/   had her baby... what a cutie.... I'm sure that she is glad that he has finally arrived! He's a big boy.... 9 lbs. 7 oz.  Congrats again Kristy; and to your DH too... he did put in some of the work! LoL.... You both do good work by the way!

So  these pictures show our little bird friends ... we have some pretty Maple tree's in our front yard by our drive way, and just like last year there are birds nesting. Well, at least one bird nesting, and another nest but no family as far as I can tell. It's hard to get a really good picture of her because although I stood on a stool the wind kept blowing the leaves back and forth. I didn't want to scare her. Though, she is looking at me pretty hard!
Last year we couldn't believe how quickly the eggs hatched.

It seems like one day we saw her sitting, and then a day or two later she was teaching them to fly. This one is a morning dove or just a dove. Last years residents were robins if I remember right. Parts of the nest remained from last year, at least this one. The other nest is brand new.  Hopefully none of the neighborhood cats don't get wind of the nest... it's pretty far up in the tree and well concealed. The little twiggy area in the center left shows the nest (just barely) but as you can see... you can not see any birds. Makes me wonder if they didn't like the neighborhood or the neighbors! LoL... we do the best we can about the noise!
Update: Unfortunately; something got at the eggs of this nest... the mother bird is gone and I noticed broken egg shells on the lawn today... but; on the better side: The other nest this one above: now has a momma bird sitting in it! Fingers crossed, this family makes it!
Until next time; enjoy the world... take time to look around! You never know what you may be missing!