Thursday, September 3, 2015

Working Toward The Weekend...

Seems like that's what I am doing this week.  Just marking time until the long weekend.

The other night I had this for dinner.  It's two corn tortillas that I heated in the skillet with no oil.  I put a tiny bit of shredded cheese on them to melt, along with some season salt.  Then I loaded them up with cucumbers, tomatoes, salsa, and fat free sour cream.  Also had some mini peppers to go with them.  It was a good and filling dinner and good for me, too!

I took Addy for a walk this morning before work.  I forgot to put the right collar on her, and she just about pulled my arm off.  If that wasn't enough, when I walk, sometimes there is loose gravel and she has actually pulled me off my feet before.  So we only walked for 10 minutes and came back home.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Star Sewing

After dinner at Tilley's last night, it was still early enough in the evening that I had some energy to go upstairs and sew.  It was pretty warm up there, so I only stayed about 40 minutes.  I did get some more 3.5" squares of background material cut and managed to get one star sewn.  So fun!

Not that this is any special picture or anything, but I was driving home from work last night and snapped this pic.  It's the road coming into town from the 'country'.  Both sides of the road are walled with corn in the fields.  This is the last turn in the road before you see town and homes.  It's a relaxing drive home, usually, unless I get stuck behind a farm implement.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Went to Johanna's during my lunch hour just for a bit.  Saw this dragonfly on one of the tree saplings!  I've always liked dragonfly's - when they aren't buzzing near me that is.

Nick and I are going to Tilley's for supper tonight.  Hoping they have their portabella mushroom sandwich.  Got a taste for it.

No sewing tonight.  Not yet anyway.  May do some when I get home from supper.

Monday, August 31, 2015

My Crazy Dog

See those two blurs of light?  Those are that crazy dogs eyes as she was shaking the quilt she just drug off my bed!  What got into her, I have no idea.  Crazy hound dog.

It's been a real Monday today.  Don't know if I will get upstairs to sew or not tonight.  Really just want to crawl in bed, but it's too early for that.  It got hot and humid here again.  I am very ready for Fall.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Real Star

Okay, here's the first 9 inch wonky star block for next years swap!  The background fabric came from Miller's in Arthur and is a cream color with a little white pattern on it.  I bought enough of it to make some of the 3 inch blocks for the cornerstones with it, too.  Not sure what I'll do with the little blocks I already made, but I'm sure they will find a good home.

Made homemade pizza for dinner tonight.  Nick came over to watch some t.v.  Just having a relaxing and lazy Sunday.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Amish Day

Went to Arthur today with Mary, Marla and Marla's niece Kathy.  Had a great time visiting the different shops.  We bought the fabric for the background of our Paducah swap blocks next April.  Of course, there was a bit more stash enhancement for all of us. 

Here's some pics of the buggies and horses.  It is just so peaceful there.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Snack Time

I was hungry for a snack last night, so I popped some popcorn.  Haven't had that for a while and really enjoyed it!  Had enough to bring a little for a snack at work today, too.

Going to Arthur tomorrow morning!  Whee!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Tell Me More, Tell Me More...

Yes, more itsy bitsy wonky star blocks!  I fixed the one I had the piece turned around in, then sewed up three more blocks!  I have 21 of them made so far.  Going to need quite a few if I want to use them for cornerstones, so I'll just keep making them and throwing them in a pile.

Take a look at that one in the middle.  I used a really cute white fabric with red dots and hearts on it for one of the star points.  Unfortunately, it just doesn't look like it will work for a star point.  It blends in too much with the white background and you can see the other material behind it.  I'm finding I need to use darker and dark medium scraps for the star points for them to show up.  Oh, well, it's my quilt and I can do what I want with it, right?  :)

Still sewing these little guys on the 401.  She's a real beauty, let me tell you!  Sissy has become my favorite machine at the moment.

This Saturday we are meeting in Arthur to pick out background fabric for our 9" wonky star block swap at the quilt show in April.  That should be fun.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Enjoying the View

I think Miss Addy likes having the windows open!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

My Secret Addiction

Well, maybe not so secret...  haha.  I just love making these little bitty star blocks!

Not the greatest pictures in the world, but you get the idea.  Oh!  I see a mistake in the one up top!  hahahahaha  Seriously, just as I am typing this I see that I have sewn the one piece in upside down!  Just have to unsew a bit and fix that when I get home today.

Those top three were made Sunday afternoon during a few stolen moments between all the running and cooking and working on flooring.  The bottom two were made last night after work.  I probably would have made more, but Nick called and was stopping by, so I went downstairs and visited with him for a bit.  By the time he left it was after 10 and I was ready for bed!  He brought me Dairy Queen.  What a good son.  :)

Trying to get back in the groove after a week off.  Monday wasn't horrible, but I was glad when it was over.  Tonight Bonnie Hunter is having Quiltcam, so that will be something to look forward to.