Tuesday, May 28, 2013

I've been digging in the dirt, But, I did do a little sewing

I've been digging in the dirt. Some of the pictures are of some of my flowers. I'll let you look. But, at the end, I'll show you a little project I made.

And the project I have made is....

A MINI- Mariner's Compass


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

I've been busy

I did get all of my 168 basket blocks done and my flimsy made.

But, in the back ground I have been doing this.. This picture was taken about a month ago. The tomato plants are much bigger now. And, alot of them have went to good homes.

I have been working outside alot now. Since the weather here in Ill. has been cooperating.

We have our garden planted. My herb bed is planted. Flower bed and pots planted. We added a new asparagus bed this year. And, 3 blueberry bushes.  I'll try to get pictures of this up soon.

So, there may not bee much sewing at the Inn this summer, as I like to be outside as much as possible.

I did have some garlic that I really needed to do something with. So out came the dehydrator, and the blender, and I made some garlic powder.

I planted alot of garlic cloves last fall. So, I will have more.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Country Charmer

First I want to THANK Lynn from  http://sewnwildoaks.blogspot.com/ for creating such a beautiful quilt. And, then there is Lesley from   http://lesleythecuddlequilter.blogspot.com/ that planned a quilt along. I must admit I was on the fence about making this quilt. But, once I saw the QAL I decided why not.

Making the first two blocks scared the be gibbers out of me.

And, I took a brake. For a couple months.............

But, then I got back to work. And, once these were made........

Before I knew it I had these.

OK, So now I was on a roll.. I made some of these..

Now how could I stop there..

Then I got stumped about my boarders.

I knew the first one was going to be white. But, would the outside be red?

Or blue?

OOPS!  My basket quilt wasn't done yet. Do you see it on the right.

Well, hear is the choice I made. And, boy was it a hard choice. They both worked so well.

Thank You Sue, for creating such a lovely pattern. And, Thank You Lesley for getting me off the fence. It was SOOOOO worth it.