Saturday, April 28, 2007

I've finished the Chic Lace Shawl that I made using James C Brett Marble yarn. The colors are heathery and I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

Here's a close up of the pattern.

Friday, April 27, 2007

It was a gorgeous day outside today. The finches have really liked the mixed seed I've been putting in the feeder.

The quilt top is finished. All that's left is putting on borders. The quilt inspector was on the spot for photo taking as usual.

The pieced borders are on!!!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Mystery Quilt

Pieced Mystery Quilt with the supervisor inspecting its worthiness.

Top and bottom borders.

Side borders.

Poor Wilbur. He wants another Skittle. He has a real sugar jones.

Timothy's quilt

I've been working on Timothy's quilt. Only 2 1/2 more rows to go before the borders!!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Woo Hoo it's finished!!!!!!!!!!!!

My first turning twenty again top is finished. This really is a quick top to piece together.

Wilbur just had to get in the picture too...silly boy!!

Friday, April 20, 2007

while i was sewing today, the puppies patiently waited for me to be finished so i could come and play with them.

Charlotte naps on the stairs.

Wilbur patiently waiting

it is the inspector kitty's job to make sure the quilt is properly put together and 'feels' just right...Spunky takes his job seriously

closeup of the inspector hard at work

all 5 rows sewn and hanging on the wall so the 'inspector' doesn't waller in them before the top is all sewn together.

the view outside my sewing room window. the iris have just started to bloom....isn't it divine?
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Thursday, April 19, 2007


Douglas received ribbons for Military Aptitude and Outstanding NS3. He also received a special Award of Merit from the Military Order of the World Wars given for diligence, demonstrated military excellence and outstanding accomplishments during the year.

Douglas receiving Physical Fitness Team
Commander trophy from Commander Brewer.

2007 - 2008 JROTC OFFICERS

Douglas will be Operations Officer next year...3rd in the command chain of the JROTC Unit at Greenbrier HS. We are soooo proud of him. Way to go Douglas!!!

Mourning dove on the back deck. They were one of the first birds to show up here when I first started feeding birds. There wings make the neatest sound when they take flight. This one looks like it's posing for its picture.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Jigsaw Puzzle

For your entertainment. Gloria has been sending me the daily puzzle and i thought i would share one. There is a smaller puzzle following for little ones to do.
Colored pencils Jigsaw Puzzle
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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Quilting supervisor hard at work

I actually do manage to do some quilting somtimes. I was working on 1/2 square triangles today for the block of the month our guild is doing. Well I was able to get the individual blocks done but haven't sewn the pieces together for the larger block yet.

Backyard Bloomers

my lenten rose is blooming!!! it's very exciting considering it wasn't planted until last summer to actually have it bloom this year. of course Wilbur has been digging right beside it so something will have to be done about that!

pyracantha with blossoms

wigelia blooming profusely. it will continue to bloom throughout the summer but not nearly as prolifically.

fire cracker plant fixin to bloom

i've left the blackberry bushes (courtesy of the birds and fertilization) to keep Wilbur from eating the honeysuckle plants (as he's prone to doing) far it's working

we had a couple of nights where the frost hit us after an unseasonably warm March. some of the plants and crepe myrtle trees suffered from the damage to their tender leaves.

around the pond. one of the to dos was to get a new pump for the pond, which we never got around to doing.

pink columbine

The Front Yard Flowers