Tuesday, February 28, 2012

P is for Patchwork.
Which can apply to the back of a quilt just as easily as to the top. I went on a mission to finish up all the leftovers from piecing the top I recently shared. Also used a fair amount of fabric that had been languishing in the cabinets for a good, long time. Apologies for the haphazard photography but I was trying to beat the coming rain.
Patchwork isn't always confined to quilts.
As evidence - my ironing board, which I shared here four years ago. Covers are no longer available for this board. I suppose I could 'make' a new cover, but that just wouldn't tell the story that my patchwork cover does.
P is also for Peaches.
Future peaches. This poor little tree has suffered a terrible pruning at the hands of someone who must have wanted to kill it. But it persevered and survived to produce fruit again. I will tend it with great care.
And, of course, P is for Puppies.
This one loves to move at the speed of light one minute.
And snuggle the next.

Monday, February 27, 2012

O is for Oscar. . . . THE award show of the award show season and the one we most look forward to watching from start to finish. Beginning with the very early red carpet pre-show on E!
By turning my sewing table, I was able to peek down the hallway and keep up on the chatter. When the stars began arriving, Hubby and I settled ourselves in for the long haul. We had our favorite movie snacks -
Red Vines and
Popcorn. I love popcorn, probably more than anyone should. Daisy and I share a bowl almost every afternoon. Popped right on the stove, the old-fashioned way - I cannot stand the microwave variety. Smells great but disappoints every time.
Sushi for dinner during the big show.
From a favorite local spot.

Yeah for Billy Crystal! With his return to the helm, the show was once again fun to watch. Congratulations to all the winners.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

N is for No Doubt

Still waiting for that new album guys . . . . .

Sunday, February 19, 2012

M is for Mexican food - my favorite for sure.
Chilaquiles for breakfast.
Torta for lunch.
Flautas for dinner. It makes me no never mind at all. My all time favorite is cheese enchiladas, which I have never bothered to photograph because I am too busy eating them instead. There was a little place in the town where I grew up that set the standard -- sadly it has since gone out of business. But I am forever chasing the perfect cheese enchilada. Two local spots - here and here - come close.
On the quilting front, I laid out some blocks on the design floor yesterday.
And I have started putting the rows together. Remember when The Quilt Pals visited me in Massachusetts? One of our adventures was at Old Sturbridge Village where there happened to be a quilt exhibit. Our Fearless Leader has recreated one of those quilts and now the rest of us are following suit. It's gonna be a big'un with a large border yet to come.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

L is for Lumber.
In this case, reclaimed lumber. Our backyard (which is fully fenced, I might add) has this odd fenced off area that was perhaps used as a dog pen by the previous owners?
I asked Hubby if he could remove those boards and turn them into boxes for a raised bed garden. Being the Can-Do-Guy that he is, my valentine gift is three of these babies.
A vegetable garden is in the very near future. Can't wait to have dirt under my nails and a delicious bounty in my kitchen again.

Monday, February 13, 2012

K is for Kindle.
Kindle has opened up a whole new reading world for me or perhaps I should say Kindle has re-opened the reading world to me. Yeah for this electronic wonder with its easily enlarged font! Now I can read anytime, anywhere . . . . even if I don't have my glasses with me!

Monday, February 06, 2012

J is for Jubilant!
Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I could piece and quilt something of this size completely by hand. I have a new sense of awe and respect for those pioneer women that did this as a matter of course - and all without the ease of modern convenience tools, lighting and entertainment.
Partly in deference to those pioneer souls and partly as a means to concentrate fully on finishing, I have been 'off the grid' for about a week now. Bear with me while I catch up on all the doin's around the 'net and decide what project I want to work on finishing up next.