Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A Little Progress

I have finally reached the point where I think the center of this hand-pieced, hexagon top is done.  The next time I have a chance to visit a quilt shop, I will try to find a border fabric for it.  The design is from one of Edyta Sitar's books, but I am opting not to do the suggested applique border.

Once a hexagon piece has been totally surrounded by others, you can remove the paper.  I surely made a mess doing this!

Meanwhile, I’ve pin-basted this project and begun outlining the applique.  I really like this piece.

This has been the view from our back porch for a couple of weeks.  Much needed maintenance to the golf cart trail is happening at last. 

Twenty-three anti-ouch pouches are going with me to guild meeting tomorrow.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

More Light and Geese!

After my first attempt at using my new ironing station, I knew I wanted more light in that area of the sewing room.  Another trip to the big box building supply store was in order and I found this lamp.  It really improves the situation.  The anti-ouch pouches that I’m working on this month are stacked on the ironing surface.  They are a great project when I’m in the mood for some mindless machine stitching, which has been the case lately.  I've been lagging in getting them finished this year and am trying to catch up.


My neighbor’s yellow roses are really putting on a show this spring.

We've had full-time resident Canadian geese for years, but this is the first year I’ve seen Egyptian geese.  They are considered an exotic water fowl that has become established to our Texas climate.  

This pair is extremely comfortable around humans and seem to be somewhat curious of us.

Blue and yellow, a very happy color combo.