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Great Blue Heron

Thursday, May 05, 2016      1 comments

Or turtle. Whatever. ... Read more

Stepping on Crowns?

Wednesday, May 04, 2016      0 comments

I was apparently VERY tired last night - yep, day 5 of not being well. There's a memory of planning to post the Stepping Stones block, but after that??? No idea. It's a nice block...lots of 2.5 squares, so a good size to work with. And I wou... Read more

Swamp Angel

Monday, May 02, 2016      1 comments

WHAT?!?!?!?!? I don't get that name at all, but I really like the block. Especially since I had to get up from a nap to make it (still not feeling well, and my kids kept telling me to go home today). Good thing I remembered to trim the HST an... Read more

May Basket

Sunday, May 01, 2016      1 comments

Happy May Day! I didn't do any dancing today; woke up feeling worse, so I went to buy orange juice. Finished the entire jug before 3pm. I hate feeling sick. Took a while to make today's block because I kept stopping to take naps. Did ... Read more


Saturday, April 30, 2016      6 comments

Woke up too early to yet another thunderstorm, but it cleared quickly. Met up with my theatre buddy and we went downtown to see Beauty and the Beast. Very good show, LOTS of little kids who have never been taken to theatre. Culture is good fo... Read more

Wagon Tracks

Saturday, April 30, 2016      1 comments

This block keeps throwing me. It looks more difficult than it is (well, looks more difficult to me). It's actually amazingly simple, 4-patches and HST. I should have trimmed the HSTs, but I'll deal with it as is. Read more

Toad in a Puddle

Thursday, April 28, 2016      4 comments

Well, no. But I did see a speckled snake speeding across the trail, a rat snake slithering into a dead tree, and a frog jumping into the underbrush. Plus all the downed trees blocking the trails. One downed tree, especially, caused me problem... Read more

Square on Square

Wednesday, April 27, 2016      1 comments

Got back to the park for the first time since the floods. Very slippery, muddy trails but it was nice to be outside again. Started using an app shared by a friend. It's called Zombies, Run! Since I'm not really a zombie fanatic, it doesn't d... Read more

On the Square

Tuesday, April 26, 2016      1 comments

The name of this block just reminds me of the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. All the 1" squares would be scary if I didn't know how to sew strips together and subcut. Learned from my mom - the stripper. Read more

Eight Hands Around...or not

Monday, April 25, 2016      3 comments

I should have posted this a couple hours ago, but I've been sulking. After being so careful I still managed to put the corner HSTs on wrong. Friends an... Read more

The Crayon Box

Sunday, April 24, 2016      2 comments

I know "adult" coloring books are popular these days - and I would LOVE to have the Doctor Who coloring book - but even in college we were coloring to relax. Instead, today, I'm making quilt blocks. The Crayon Box block is another nice, easy b... Read more

Crown of Thorns

Saturday, April 23, 2016      1 comments

Another nice block - not crazy about how I pressed the seams, but so what? I like the block. And I've started cutting pieces for the Astronomy quilt. Read more

Bear's Paw

Friday, April 22, 2016      1 comments

Huge 14" Bear's Paw quilt block today. Got to use my pretty rose bud fabric and green batik. Somehow this is all I've accomplished today. Don't know where the afternoon and evening went. Read more

The Double V

Thursday, April 21, 2016      1 comments

Woo, hoo! Got an opportunity to visit Ireland next year. emoticon Read more

Duck's Foot

Wednesday, April 20, 2016      1 comments

Bit of a shock today. On the way home I saw a bald eagle being chased by a crow. Planning on talking to the TPWD people about it, but the local park is is under water. The whole park. So not going for a walk in the park in the su... Read more

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