June 17,… going once ,going twice …. gone

That is what happen to two old block tenant houses that were just down the road a few miles. I had been wanting to get a photo to draw the two cute little houses.. I procrastinated much to my dismay ,when discovering them were totally demolished .

It is amazing how many old buildings are left set ,some are mowed around as they slowly fall apart, others are barely to be seen through high weeds. I find them so interesting as they are like ghost of the past.

I so enjoy drawing in graphite,it seems graphite and old buildings were meant to go together. Agree ?

This is just a practice drawing

This is drawing is of an old home in here Ga ,the photo that I used as photo reference was taken by Brian Brown ,which he has kindly let me use.

Photo reference….

As you notice the House was boarded up, but I didn’t have the heart to board it up in the drawing,the house begged for some light to flow in through the windows again.

Those are a real delight to see again!

Have a great week, friends!

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June 3…Hand quilt along

Every experience deeply felt in life needs to be passed along – whether it be through words and music, chiselled in stone, painted with a brush or sewn with a needle, it is a way of reaching for immortality” Thomas Jefferson

Can you believe it ..it’s time for another round of show and tell!

The quilting on the Fire Island Hosta quilt is coming along, here’s where I was three weeks ago.

Working on the dark swag,with the left side of the quilt finished. Where I am today…

I was able to finish the dark swag and worked to the end of row ,rolled the quilt ,and worked in the area below the red mark. I’m about half way working from the right of the quilt moving towards the left.

Some photos of the quilting designs,there’s really a lot of stitch in the ditch in this kind of quilt as with

paper piecing the seams can become too thick to hand quilt.

Doing a sun ray effect in the center

Then I will be using the fabric design to quilt around between these points.

Had to get a change in my glasses so as to see better..😏 these stitches just wanted to blur,but I’m good to go again. Sure am thankful for these things even if it tells me I’m getting old!😄

I also worked on the cathedral window quilt when riding along with hubby on a service call that was several times from home.

Where I was….

And where I am today…

That’s it for me.😀

Go give the others a visit to see hand work in progress

Lori: https://quiltingneeds.com

Margaret: https://thecraftycreek.com

Kerry: https://lovethosehandsathome.wordpress.com

Emma: https://emmacraftprojects.wordpress.com

Tracy: https://itsatsweetsday.blog

Deb: https://abearsthimble.wordpress.com

Connie: https://stitchingirlblog.wordpress.com

Deborah: https://adailydoseoffiber.wordpress.com

Susan: https://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com

Jessica: https://myhappycountryfarm.wixsite.com/website

Sherry: https://bookshookssticksetc.blogspot.com

Nannette: https://doitrightquilter.com

Sassy: http://farmquilter.blogspot.com

Edith http://ediscraftinglife.blogspot.com/

Sharon https://piecinglifetogetheronestitchatatime.wordpress.com/

May,20 and what’s Deb up to?

This post is going to be about different things going on here on the farm… so grab a cup of coffee , and welcome to our farm!

The garden has been doing great ,it is really looking good since we’ve had some much needed rain. The summer squash will be ready to start picking this week,there’s also little zucchini’s showing on the zucchini plants. Tomatoes are blooming,green beans are also!

The bitties that I got ,so I could once again have my hens to enjoy. We put up a little house closer to our house hoping that some of the wild animals will not be so ready to have a chicken meal. The house is for the hens is predator safe,now if the hawks will leave them alone during the day when they are out free ranging.

The flowerbeds are full of lily blooms right now!

As you can see I still haven’t mulched over the papered walk way yet…. the dollars ran out!😬😀

Now on to the little house across the road…

We have must of the trash out of the house and gone. There are two old TVs that LouAnn and I need help with as they are heavy! We are working on ripping up the tiled flooring and base boards as we discovered that the dog that lived there with the older lady used those as his pee posts! The tiles were in sad shape as you can see.

We are working on two of the back rooms, the windows in them will also need replaced.

There had been a little sewing being done during the heat of the day, as our days are in the upper 80’s (27c to32c)to low 90’s. Nice break time.

And of course a rainbow is always a welcome sight!

Have a good week,friends

May,13… Hand quilt along…

Ode to My Wife the Quilter

She learned to quilt on Monday.

Her stitches all were very fine.

She forgot to thaw out dinner.

so we went out to dine.

She quilted miniatures on Tuesday.

she says they are a must.

They really were quite lovely.

But she forgot to dust.

On Wednesdays it was a sampler.

She says stipling’s fun.

What highlights! What Shadows!

But the laundry wasn’t done.

Her patches were on Thursday –

Green, yellow, blue and red.

I guess she was really engrossed;

She never made the bed.  It was wall hangings on Friday,

In colors she adores.I  t never bothered her at all,

The crumbs on the floors.  I found a maid on Saturday.

My week is now complete.  My wife can quilt the hours away;

The house will still be neat.

Well, it’s already Sunday.

I think I’m about to wilt.  I cursed, I raved, I ranted,

The MAID has learned to QUILT!

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Believe it or not it is time again for the quilting update!

The weather has turned very warm the last week ,so I now have some hrs to quilt again in the afternoon when it is too warm to work outside.

Here is where I was three weeks ago..

I was able to do the other half of the quilt as pictured above,rolled the quilt and am half way again done with the purple/black and white spike swag.

This photo shows the quilting pattern on the spikes.

If I can keep up with this pace I might just get it done by Christmas.🙂

Here is the list of others that are joining in on the Hand quilt along.

Check’m out!

Lori: https://quiltingneeds.com

Margaret: https://thecraftycreek.com

Kerry: https://lovethosehandsathome.wordpress.com

Emma: https://emmacraftprojects.wordpress.com

Tracy: https://itsatsweetsday.blog

Deb: https://abearsthimble.wordpress.com

Connie: https://stitchingirlblog.wordpress.com

Deborah: https://adailydoseoffiber.wordpress.com

Susan: https://desertskyquilts.wordpress.com

Jessica: https://myhappycountryfarm.wixsite.com/website

Sherry: https://bookshookssticksetc.blogspot.com

Nannette: https://doitrightquilter.com

Sassy: http://farmquilter.blogspot.com

Edith http://ediscraftinglife.blogspot.com/

Sharon https://piecinglifetogetheronestitchatatime.wordpress.com/

May,11….. a new arrival….

I love being a MomMom… why?

I get to hold baby with no responsibility like

Changing diapers,sleepless nights ,walking floors day and night,

Then no potty training,very little discipline on my part,

You get the picture!

I do get to spoil ,play,read and make cookies for them, that spells FUN!

So who’s the new arrival? Alexis Jayne 6 lbs.13ozs. 19 1/2 in.

Love those toes!

Happy siblings

Proud dad

And a very sweet moment with mommy

She makes number eight and the second girl.

And I need to show off this little fella who’s a sweetheart!

He charms me into most anything!😄

Have a great weekend ,friends!