Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Two new Quilts Done

I finished two quilts. It seems I never learn.  I tend to do my quilting in the fall before Christmas. I have to get the frame down in time to put up the Christmas tree and I don't want to stay inside during the summer. However, hand quilting two queen sized quilts back to back is hard on the old arthritic hands.  The leaf quilt was especially big and took four spools of quilting thread.  I don't like the quilt.  The picture on the pattern looked a lot nicer.

Actual Quilt

 But my daughters liked it so I am giving it to Martha  The other sampler quilt started as a quilting class project.Gretel liked it so I am giving it to her. However when I put it on my bed I had second thought but she will get it anyway.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

City Scape Wall Hanging

In 2011 I made a wall hanging for over my bed. At that time we had a wonderful cat, Arnold, who liked the look behind pictures on the wall. He did this during the night with the picture which hung over our bed. For our own safety, I replaced the picture with a quilted wall hanging. 
              Arnold passed last year and our current cat, Fervor, has other vices.  But we painted the bedroom a different color and it was time to update. I saw this picture on Pinterest and resized it and made this hanging.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Cataract Surgery

Well, I have reached that age. I couldn't read the signs when I was driving. I had the right eye done last Monday and will have the left done next Monday.  I am stunned by how much better I can see already. Everything I see with the untreated eye is tinged brown. I have too admit I was terrified to have them work on my eye but I am thrilled with the results.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Television Advertisements

When watching television commercial, one can see some unusual bits of logic. There was an ad for a large home generator which claimed it was needed because without it you couldn't charge your cell phone during a power failure. ( An expensive solution to the problem. ) Another ad, this one for an allergy relief medication says "six is more than one."  (Duh, Really.) A last favorite is for a law firm whose client claims, "They were more than lawyers, they were human beings." ( We have all heard of lawyers who were not human beings.)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Two New Quilts

I finished a twin sized quilt for Keegan to take to college. It is called Wine Country. I machine pieced and machine quilted.  The quilting on the second half of the quilt is much better than the first half.  It shows I am learning.

I also finished a scrap quilt.  It is a real "I spy" quilt.  It is a single bed quilt that I machine pieced and machine quilted. The kids really enjoy finding the animals

on it.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sporting Clays for Eversight

Eversight is a charitable organization that provides cornea transplants for those who need them. Last Saturday they had a fund raising event at the Grand Blanc Huntsmen Club. Hubby and my son,Jim, went and shot sporting clays.  I went to keep score and have lunch.  They had a good turnout for the event but neither of my guys won prizes.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

The Eclipse

Hubby and I flew out to Portland Oregon for the eclipse.  My son, Bill, drove us down to Albany, Oregon to his in-laws home where we could see the total eclipse.  Sam and Treasa are always so good to us and this time was no different. We sat in the front yard to watch the eclipse. It was surprisingly that when only a little sun was showing it was still quite bright.  However when the total happened it got dark and surprisingly cool.  You could hear cheers from all over the neighborhood and expressions of delight at the view.   We spent the rest of the week at Crater Lake and at a fur trading post in Portland and finally a cruise through the Columbia Gorge.  It was a great trip.