March 29…. photos of my world

Spring is in full swing here on our little farm,so that means lots of out of doors work,…mowing ,weed whacking ,weed pulling,and mulching. Of course, it also means… sore muscles, blisters on your hands even with gloves on, farmers tan ,and ant bites.

However when it’s all done ,it’s so worth it! Here’s the big flowerbed almost done.

Not to many flowers blooming here yet.
There are around the house though
Azaleas,Gerber daisy,and amaryllis

We’ve had a real problem with predators wanting to get the chickens and ducks lately. Sad to say a pair of skunks got into the young ducks,eating three leaving me two😡…

Caroline took care of the hawk that got into the chicken pen…. no one messes with her chickens. She watches out for them even sleeping at the chicken pen gate. Caroline did try to get the skunks ,bless her for trying but the spray was to overwhelming.

Last weekend we were up to our lot. It was a lovely weekend with watching the osprey rebuilding their nest even saw a territorial fight between the osprey and bald eagle.
And a start of a beautiful day
We bought Leona an iPad so she could have screen touch because of not being able to use her hands.
Well ,if hands don’t work then a nose will.
Puzzles are a favorite past time for her.
Stay safe and enjoy life!

March 15…Hand quilt along update…

Womenfolk.com has some very interesting articles of quilting history. I was browsing through some of the myths that they had written about ,with one being that while it’s a lovely picture of a lady piecing a quilt by the fireplace,it is rather unlikely that was the way it was because of the poor lighting. The quilting was more likely to be done May through Nov. when the days were longer. Makes sense as I use a bright light to shine on my quilt when I quilt in the evenings,so I can see the small quilting stitches.

Now it is time for the postponed happy dance! A finished quilted.💃💃

The back
I use a piece from moda collection ,this pieced is called heritage.
This photo shows the quilting a little.
Also put together a few charity quilts.

I haven’t decided on next project yet….

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy, Margaret, Emma, Tracy,Susan, Nanette, Edith, Sharon, Karrin, Gretchen, Kathi, Bella, Daisy and Connie

Feb.23… Hand quilt along update


There is not much to report this round. I was hoping to be doing a happy dance, but life got in the way . That’s okay for the work that needed to be done was enjoyable. Hubby and I were doing clean up as the stormy weather brought down a large tree,and we then decided to bring down a few more trees that were dead and needed to come down before they fell on something other than the ground! We were able to work up the already fallen tree,and with six other pines that the pine beetle had gotten into.
So here’s what I did get done …
I finished all the blocks,just need to finished the border.
Stitch in the ditch between the blocks,and brown then stitch in the ditch between the brown and blue fabric .

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another. If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.
Kathy, Margaret, Emma, Tracy, Susan, Nanette, Edith, Sharon, Karrin, Gretchen, Kathi, Bella, Daisy and Connie

Feb 16. A little of this and that …AGAIN

January has kept Leona ,grandchildren and I busy watching new life come alive. Remember the egg I showed a few weeks back.

Showing healthy signs of life.
As day 21 of setting the eggs came closer,my phone was kept busy with …MomMom ,are the chicky-peeps hatching yet, with the promise I would FaceTime them as soon as I saw anything happening ,…that was good for a few hours.😄
On day 21 , I saw signs of a tiny hole,and you could hear the bitties peeping.
It took about 45 minutes from starting to cracking out.
And here they are, all fluffy and healthy.

Also Leona was surprised with some ducks,and she is so enjoy watching them waddle around,they didn’t stay inside very long as a wet duck is a HAPPY duck.

And talking about wet..
We have had lots of rain ,look at these osprey nests(top pictures were taken with summer) ,they will give you a good idea just how high the river is right now at the camp site. We were there yesterday to check on the camper,and grounds.

And to think we would sit under the little cedar tree in chairs drinking coffee in Nov….now the water is about three feet deep.

There will be some clean up of plastic bottles that have come a shore..as you can see.

How ever the little flower bulbs I planted are thriving with the wet.

I finished the crocheted blanket for baby.

Have a lovely week!

Feb.2…..Hand quilt along update….

It’s time again to see how far I’ve come on my quilting projects.
Here’s where I was three weeks ago on the log cabin….
I was on the second to last row working on the bottom half of blocks with three of those blocks half finished.
Today I’m on the last row with three of the blocks half done out of the six left, …..a finish maybe next time around?!
A close up of work…
I didn’t get much done on this oldie just one row of fans.
Here’s the back
I did more crocheting in my spare time as warm,(hot) weather isn’t a good time for crocheting ,the yarn doesn’t slip through the fingers very well. I really want this one done before that happens.
This it’s for me😊
Hand Quilt Along Links

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another. If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.
Kathy, Margaret, Emma, Tracy, Susan, Nanette, Edith, Sharon, Karrin, Gretchen, Kathi, Bella, Daisy and Connie

Jan.25…. a big mistake? 🧐

I had a few feed sack scraps that I wanted to use up in a wall hanging. I picked out a gray fabric that I had laying around. I liked it when I laid the little feed sack fabrics against it, but somehow when sewing it together… it started to look nothing of what I thought it would.

Eeeek…..😱
On the point of ripping out the gray,when daughter walking by said, that mom would be perfect in my house.
Me .. really?! You like it!
Sure do was her reply..
So I continued.

Then it hit me that black would really pop those blocks out as they all just ran into each other. Here is the finished top, that I’m much happier with.

Daughter is thrilled with it, so I happy .

I have some exciting news!
Our youngest son and his wife are expecting their first little one.
That means I get to make a blanket,which will be crocheted.
Baby’s arrival will be in Aug.
The ducks eggs didn’t do for me, so when I was in Virginia spending time with daughter and her family ,I brought back with me a few of her chicken eggs. They are showing signs of a bitty growing. Leona is excited!!
I really don’t need any more chickens ,as my hens are doing well and will soon be laying. The tarp isn’t very appealing but the dark adds heat to the hen house which has been nice for its been cold the last week.
Camellias are blooming!
Have a lovely week.

Jan.12….Hand quilt along update….

Harriet Powers was born under slavery in Athens ,Ga ,she learned to sew by others around her and that it may have also included her mistress. This quilt she made is call the Bible quilt.


For today’s update…. here’s where I was…

In the last block of the row with 12 more blocks to go.

Today I finished that row ,rolled the top ,working for right to left in the third block down leaving me 9 and a half blocks to finish.

Leona had a bad cold that had me close by her side again ,so I pulled out this quilt top to work on in the lap hoop.

Quilting baptist fans on it ..about 1/3 of the way done. It’s a throw
size quilt.
These are all old vintage scrap pieces that I used.
That’s it for me.
Check out the others! the purpose of this group is to share our hand quilting adventures and to encourage each other. New members are always welcome, any type of hand quilting is acceptable. That could be piecing, quilting, embellishing, applique and finishing.

Kathy, Margaret, Emma, Tracy, Susan, Nanette, Edith, Sharon,
Karrin, Gretchen, Kathi, Bella, Daisy and Connie