Friday, December 5, 2014

Worrying makes you tired!

Not that I really worry much as most everything is out of my hands but I was tired this week.  The family was having a few troubles...2 were having car problems, 1 phone problems and Grayson my littlest grand baby was in the hospital.  He had stomach flu which triggered his bronchial/asthmatic/allergic reactions of not being able to get his breath.  How scary for a little one.  But he's home now and doing better and has today and the weekend to recover before he goes back to daycare.
 This is yesterday morning before he was released later that day.  They put him on steroids which was all this little guy needed! LOL!  My daughter thought they should give some to the Mom too as you don't require as much sleep and they give you all kinds of extra energy.  Just what a toddler does not need! LOL!   His Uncle Ben (my son) stopped by to see him and brought him a present from Grandma......a jeep with a soldier?  His Mother and I don't do guns or war toys.....Ben knows that but he loves to tease.  It was funny because Grayson said he got a farmer on a tractor! LOL!   Can you tell he's from Iowa?
So, things have settled down and all is good but the phone lines were humming between here and Iowa!  I did manage to get a little knitting in on Ben's scarf for Christmas.....61 inches long?   I'd better hurry it up!  This is the linen stitch if I remember correctly and is nice and close woven for a scarf for the North.
I spent some time on my little doll quilt and now the top is finally done.  There's no yellow it is just laying on a little yellow quilt.  This was all from scraps.  Next I need to find material for the back.  I wanted to get the top done so I could put my walking foot back on my machine to finish Uriah's quilt.  He'll be in college before I finish it if I don't get a move on! LOL!
 The pentagon is almost done...just need to close up the top there and I can start on another one.  EPP (English Paper Piecing) is great handwork for evenings watching t.v.

Connie suggested putting it into a teacup but I don't have one of those either! LOL!  I'll find something!  Although I really do like the idea of the little jello cute.
Have a great Friday, it's FNWF's tonight, it's 55 degrees F here but raining.  I'm going to make a pizza for tonight and some cookies after I finish sewing that quilt!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Outside decorations are up and another present finished.....

I'm so sorry I haven't been visiting but we had 2 days of 72 degrees and I had to get out and take advantage of it!  Mostly putting up Christmas decorations but also taking down some "harvest" decorations I had up from Thanksgiving.  I also got more windows washed!  My bedroom, my bathroom, front door and the kitchen!  YAY!  I didn't think I would even get to them at all this year.  Hallelujah!
 I have 2 of these little "fake" pines sitting on either side of my garage in the pots that held the tomatoes this summer.  Below is the front porch and I have lots of burned out bulbs and I went to the Dollar Store but nada so it is what it is!   But it still looked cozy the next day when the temperature dropped and it rained.....ahhhhhh.

This picture was taken when it was still 72 outside! LOL!
I finally finished the Hawkeye hat for my SIL but I'm afraid it won't fit him as I couldn't get it on my head although I did not try real hard.  But I will explain the "magic" behind the hat and Fibonacci sequence and promise to make him one that fits his head.  Am I really going to make another one?  This was the 13th try at this hat.....what's the "magic" in that?

But that's next year, meanwhile, I got this in the mail, from me, for me...........a tin pinkeep by Pam Buda who is the designer behind Heartspun Quilts.  Pam has a blog too and I was inspired by a post from Kindred Quilts not too long ago where she was making these pentagon balls and having too much fun!  I love sitting in the evening and doing these as they are relaxing and you can watch t.v. while doing it.  The vintage jello mold does not come with it; just the pattern and the cardboard templates to make the pentagons.  I did see lots of jello molds out on Ebay though so I don't think they're hard to find and of course you wouldn't have to use a vintage jello mold at all.
Here's one I almost finished last night.
I hope your holidays are coming together just like you want them too! Happy Trails!