Sunday, August 30, 2015

Cutting up scraps........

I had a run in with yellow jackets on Friday early evening.  I got stung on my hand, my left earlobe and behind my ear.  That earlobe is at least triple the size of the other one.  I took Benadryl and 3 naps yesterday. 

Last night I started cutting my Kaffe scraps into 2.5" squares.  I have 2 projects in mind to use them with.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Sewing in the 1950s...............

This is a page from my 1955 4-H project book.  This is why we sewed back then; it was cheaper than buying ready made clothes as well as they fit better.  Even though it only cost me $3.47 to make that dress, my babysitting pay was 50 cents an hour so that took me 7 hours of work to earn the money.  There was a page to list how many extra garments we had made that year and I made 15 extra ones.  I had only learned to sew one year earlier.  I spent most of my babysitting money on fabric.
Now that the banner is finished and ready to deliver I need to get busy and finish some other projects.  But first........some more busy work at night, sewing triangles together.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Almost done.....................

All I have left to do on this banner is printing the label and sewing it on.  I have it hanging from my backdrop stand right now and the horizontal pole is a little larger than the the wood rod that will be used so there is a slight bulge at the top in this photo.  I will take another photo today in daylight.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Action in the neighborhood.............

The big dead limb on that tree has been hanging over my neighbor's driveway threatening to drop on their cars for a couple years.  They called the landlord and the landlord said it is on city property.  They called the city and the city said it was on the landlord's property.  I guess they finally got it figured out and the city came yesterday morning to cut down that big branch and another smaller one above it.

 Last night I got up enough energy to make 2 more crazy pieced blocks.  Today I am hoping to finish the church banner.  I will get a photo of it when I deliver it to my friend.


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sewing and trimming.......

I wasn't home most of the day yesterday so last night I finished the 2 crazy pieced blocks I showed on my machine yesterday.  Here they are with 2 that I finished a couple nights ago.

I trimmed all of the blocks to 8.5".

I will save the larger trimmings to use in future blocks.

I put the new blocks up on the wall with the previously made blocks.  I have a long way to go on this one.

Today is the party with my high school classmates to celebrate the fact that we will all turn 75 this year.  My birthday is late in the year so I'm one of the youngest in the class.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fun day.........

I had a fun day with the art quilters yesterday, great conversation, and lots of projects made progress.  Last night I just needed to unwind so I worked on more of my blue crazy pieced squares.  I finished 2 before I started these 2 also.

 At the wedding reception Saturday night there were orchids at each place setting and they were gifts for each of us that attended.  It is my first orchid so I hope I can keep it alive.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Outside color........

Yesterday I went out in the early evening to pull some more weeds and to clean dead leaves off the tomato plants.  When I was ready to come in I noticed how beautiful the color is in this plant in the fading daylight.  I have another one in a pot on the other side of the door but it suffered in the heat of the summer and stayed pretty small.

I just set pots with plants in them in the area where I dug out the aster plants earlier this summer.  I didn't want to plant annuals in the ground this year.

The cookies are baked and the art quilters are coming today.