Wednesday, March 13, 2019

A Flower Bouquet Block 10!

Yes! Block 10! That means we are half way through the Quilt A Long! This is Pat Sloan's QAL called A Flower Bouquet. Check out her blog for other QALs and past ones. They are all still available and they are free. 
Block 10 Picking Flowers.
There are two different layouts and I finally decided to do the second layout. Otherwise I would only have to do one of each blocks. This means the other block similar to this one I need to make one more of each of those blocks and sew them together. I also need to start adding the sashing and cornerstones. I'm excited about how this is coming out and can't wait to see this quilt all put together! Maybe it's because this is my first red and white quilt and I'm lovin this fabric!!!
Now off to work on her other QAL Out Of This World! It's a monthly QAL and this month there is 4 large blocks to do! I'm so excited about this QAL too and can't wait to see how this will all come together!
So until later!
Sheila

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Spinning My Wheels

That's what I feel like sometimes! The wheels are turning, but I'm not getting anywhere! Well another OMG was not finished... Last month I wanted to get my OH MY STARS quilted. I forgot I didn't have a backing ready for it! I did get the backing finished and so for this months OMG I want to get it quilted.

Here is the backing with the top folded on top, waiting to be basted. I did an improve strip along the back and it was so relaxing. No worry about having the right size, you just make it up as you go! I'm thinking a whole quilt would be fun to do! 

Here is my block #9 for Pat Sloan's QAL, A Flower Bouquet.
 I'm loving the fabric in this collection and can't wait to see this quilt all together! It was done in time to post a link to Pat's blog, but I was trying to get some other projects out of the way. If you are playing along with Pats QAL I strongly encourage you to link up every week. Last week I found out I won a box of Aurifil thread!!!! This is the third time I was lucky enough to win just by linking to someones post. I don't link to win, to me it's a way to get people to my blog and feel like part of the quilting community. But being a lover of Aurifil makes me do a happy dance when I do win! So I encourage y'all to link and show off your beautiful projects!

I hope you're having a wonderful March!
Sheila

Friday, March 1, 2019

Monthly Color Challenge 2019

I have a special block for you this month!!! I'm playing along with Jen at Patterns by Jen as one of the bloggers for the Monthly Color Challenge. Although I'm making and posting all the blocks, this month is my assigned month! And I'm so excited to share my block! Head to Jen's blog to pick up directions for this months block.
And now here's my block!

March's color is Navy blue and my tip is measure twice! I was going to use a darker blue, but I cut the large block smaller and didn't have enough to re-cut. Thankfully I had another blue I was able to use. 
If you haven't seen my previous blocks go here for February and here for January.
And for more inspiration for March's block head to see this month's wonderful bloggers/quilters:

Nancy  Masterpiece Quilting 
Katie Sewing With Katie

I hope you're joining in on the fun! And if you want to keep track of what I'm into follow my blog! 
Hope to see you again!
Sheila

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

My Latest Finished Block

Hey it's Tuesday night and you know what that means! My latest block in Pat Sloan's A Flower Bouquet QAL! I'm enjoying this QAL, but then I usually enjoy Pat's blocks. 

This is block #8 called Geraniums. 
Pat is giving two layout options for this quilt. One is an asymmetric layout and the other is a 4x5 layout with sashing and cornerstones. Although I like asymmetric layouts I think I'm going with the basic layout with the sashing. Plus the corners are a little different and are drawing me to that layout! Check out the two layouts here.

I'm behind on my Temperature quilt, but I have my temps written down and most of my colors are cut out, I just need to put the highs and lows together and get sewing! 

I'm also behind on my Hand Pieced Sew A Long that Patty is hosting. I'm still stitching block #2, but I'm almost done with it. To be honest I haven't made a real effort to get it done, so much going on! But I am working and plan on getting it done. I already have a place I want it to hang!

Make sure you come back on the 1st of March! It's my month for the Monthly Color Challenge!
Sheila

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Another Week Another Flower Bouquet Block

I hope every ones week has been wonderful and productive! Mine hasn't been as productive as I would like. It seems with this cold weather all I want to do is sleep! But I am staying up with both of Pat Sloan's QALs. Of course one is only once a month, but the other is every Wednesday and I'm happy to say I am keeping up with it.
This is Block 7 ~ Containers. 
I just love basket blocks! I'm thinking of doing a quilt with a different variety of basket blocks. Wouldn't that be a fun quilt a long!
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a fun and productive week!!! Come back soon!
Sheila

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Another Flower Bouquet Block

I thought I would make a quick post to keep up and not have a long post once a month! So to keep it short and sweet...Here is Pat Sloan's block #6 Garden Inspirations.

What I learned from this block... Don't change the guide for your 1/4" seam allowance halfway through making a block! Yeah I know, common sense! 

I hope you'll stop by again! follow my blog, especially if you love QAL as much as I do!
Sheila

Thursday, February 7, 2019

My February OMG and so much more!

My goal for this month is to quilt my Oh My Stars quilt. I'm looking forward in playing with some new stitches on this fun quilt. Go to Elm Street Quilts to see all the wonderful projects in the link up!



Here's this months block for the Color Challenge being held by Patterns by Jen  

This months color is PINK! I don't use pink much, but I do love the color!!! Head on over to Jen's blog to get the pattern for this fun block! Here are the bloggers for this month... Check out their blogs for even more inspiration! 


Catherine - Ali and CC 
 
 
 I'm so excited because next month is my month!!! So be sure to check it out!!!

I'm also doing the Farmer's Wife QAL with Gnome Angel. Of course I'm waaaay behind, but that's okay I'm enjoying the process. Funny thing I just noticed...one of the blocks I did is the same as Jen's challenge block!!! 
Here it is it's called Big Dipper. 
 I'm doing these blocks using foundation paper piecing. I figure by the time I get done with this quilt I'll be an expert!!! Hahahaa
 
Here's the other block I did. It's called Basket Weave. 
 I had a couple other blocks done, but I used the wrong colors in the wrong area so I need to redo them. And sometimes they come out reversed like Big Dipper, but it's not as noticeable so I'm going to use it.

I'm also making progress on my Temperature quilt. It's been interesting following the temperatures this winter! Today for example it went up to 71!!! I thought I was back in Florida! But tonight it's going down to 22! That's just crazy! 
Here's my January's temperatures... 
It was interesting trying to get a photograph of this! It's hard to see the colors because of the lighting. I'll take a photo of my colors when I get them all. I'm using Kona Cotton for the temps and for the borders. I purchased a light grey called Quicksilver for the half squares to get an interesting offset of the blocks and to use as a header or title block for each month. I also ordered a darker grey called Overcast. I just thought it was very appropriate! I'm thinking of adding Kona's Color Of The Year either as a border, as a temp, for the backing or a combination of those.

Pat Sloan's Out Of This World QAL comes out once a month and I'm loving this month's block! 
 This one is called 'Space Shows'.
I'm loving the different constellation materials I've found!

Pat's other QAL, A Flower Bouquet, happens every Wednesday. This was actually from last Wednesday and was a double block at 6.5" unfinished each. They are then sewn together, but I'm waiting to see how they are orientated in the quilt before I do that.
These blocks are called 'When to Garden'. Now to print out this weeks block and get busy with it.

And lastly, my last post I put up had the Moda Love block I made on it. After I posted it on Facebook I realized I had one part in wrong! Isn't that always they way it goes, you don't noticed the mistake until you upload it for the world to see! Well I fixed it and now I feel so much better! 
I really like the way
Quilt Jane did hers and I'm happy I did it that way too! I hope I can get it quilted and hung up in time for Valentines day!

I hope your February is going great! Keep stitching and I hope you come by again!
Sheila









 
 
 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

OMG Fail

My One Monthly Goal fail and the shiny things that grabbed my attention!

Roxi's Quilt
I did work on the quilt, see I got some more done, but sadly I didn't finish it. There has been so many things that caught my attention! 
Like Moda's Love quilt... I saw it first at Quilt Jane. She did it a little different and I love they way it turned out! So of course I had to make one too!
 
After I quilt it I'm going to bind it with the blue and use the pink as the flange. Then it will be a wall hanging for Valentine's day. I think it will also be good for Memorial day, 4th of July and Veteran's day.
There was also Pat Sloan's Oh My Stars that I posted the other day. So with these two I have 3 that need to be quilted after Roxi's Quilt.

And just yesterday I got this in the mail...
I had read on instagram where someone received the Bullet Journal for Christmas and it intrigued me. After looking into it it sparked my interest! I've always like to journal and I keep a yoga/meditation journal. I knew I needed to find a way to keep me focused and this seems like the ticket. I wish I got it sooner, maybe I wouldn't have 3 tops in the backlog waiting to  be quilted! But it's all good, two of them shouldn't take long and now they are all in my journal under February's log to be done. 

I hope y'all had a month that was more on task than mine! 
Sheila


Sunday, January 27, 2019

So Much To Show You!

Let's start with Pat Sloan! Here's the fourth block in A Flower Bouquet Quilt a Long... I was able to get a couple of the little birds in the taupe colored material to make an appearance in the block. The block isn't as bold as my other three, but I think it's just as sweet and once I use the fabrics in other blocks it will pull together. Below is the four blocks together. I'm loving this fabric! Look at that rich red! It's called Ruby Rue and it's now on clearance, only 5 and 10 inch bundles left, but you can still get it in yardage for $6.05 a yard. I'm not affiliated with Blueprint and don't receive any compensation if you purchase, I just wanted to let you know where I got mine from.
A Flower Bouquet Blocks 1-4
Also from Pat Sloan is Oh My Stars. It's not a QAL just a free pattern she offers on her site.
She used two charm packs and a bit more to make hers. I used fat quarters and scraps in blues, greys and blacks in batiks and Kona Cotton in Citrus for the stars. I also had a large black and grey batik piece leftover from little T's quilt and used that for some of the squares. I'll also use it for the binding with Citrus for the flange. I'm thinking I'll do the quilting with stars and swirls. I'm very excited to get started on it! I do still have the Let's Go Camping to quilt and need backing for both, but I plan on getting them going (hopefully done) next month.

 
Next on the list is the 2019 Monthly Color Challenge by Jen. This is the January block in green. Mine is a little darker, but it's batiks so I'm happy! She has gathered a group of quilters to work on the blocks. I'm part of the quilters and my first official block will be March's block, but I'm going to do them every month and I plan on having the quilt done in time to share with the others. Head to her site for the pattern and some tips along with links to the quilters of the month.



 I'm so excited about this>>>
It's from Fat Quarter Shop. I've been dragging my feet about starting one of these subscription boxes, but when the clues suggested the Ruby Rotary cutter how could I resist!!! I've been buying the barn patterns and hope to be making that soon. There was another pattern in the box and they give you enough material to finish the top except for the background. Can you see the pattern...it's spools!!! Speaking of spools the little charm is from the upcoming  Threadology Quilt Along hosted by Fat Quarter shop. Find out more about it here. There's a note pad and a cute needle threader and cutter! It looks like a little hummingbird! I'm glad I purchased the box, I feel like I got my moneys worth and look forward to next month!

Finally, the latest QAL I'm in. It's through Elm Street Quilts and Simple Handmade Everyday and is called Hand Pieced QAL, because it's all hand pieced! I'm not good at hand sewing. Needles apparently get my hands confused with a pin cushion and I get blood on everything! I'm hoping I can get better and not lose so much blood! 
<<<Here is my first block, the 4-patch block. I finished at my son's Academic Tournament yesterday. His school came in first their district and one the Governor's Cup!
This is a weekly quilt along and though it's great for beginners it's open to everyone! They give two different layouts and they have wonderful prizes. Check it out, I have to say I'm very happy with my first block and very little blood was spilled!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you come back again! Better yet sign up to my blog and you won't miss anything I'm into!
Sheila
p.s. I'm not affiliated with any of the links. They are there for your information and I receive nothing when you visit or purchase from these sites. So enjoy!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! Plus Block #3!

Actually this is better than a chicken dinner! I won a box of Aurifil thread just by participating in Patty Dudek's OMG every month! Check it out here!!! Setting goals and getting a project done every month is wonderful, but to win a prize... well that's icing on the cake!!!! 

I love Aurifil and it's the only thread I use. I do have other thread and in a pinch I'll use them, but I would rather use Aurifil. It's thinner, but still strong and when you do a stitch and fold you get a very accurate seam. At least that's what I find. And all those beautiful colors! I'm  in love!
Also happening at Elm Street Quilts the Hand Pieced QAL has started! If you have never be one to do hand stitching then you may want to try this one! I like learning new skills so I'm doing this one too! The finished quilt is already posted so you know what to expect. There are two different layouts for the quilt to choose from, I think I'll be putting mine on point.
This week I also finished block #3 of Pat Sloan's A Flower Bouquet. I'm enjoying the way these blocks are coming together and I'm really loving the material I'm using.
Here's #3 Planting Guide
Tomorrow she'll be posting Block #4 so you still have plenty of time to start! You can still get past QALs free! So if you are nervous about not knowing the end results you can always do an older QAL. Personally I like the thrill and anticipation of waiting every week for the new blocks release!

I have another flimsy finished, but I'll post that later! Until then, just keep stitchin'!
Sheila


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Block #2 Bulbs

I thought I would do a quick post just to show Block 2 of Pat Sloan's A Flower Bouquet. I finished a couple days ago, but didn't have time to post it until now! Busy busy busy! So to make this short and sweet here's block 2!
 In Florida there are these flowers they call rain lilies. They bloom when the rains start, then go to seed and blow all over. You can see some yards blooming with these pretty light purple flowers. They are in the Amaryllis family and their genus is Zephyranthes. Though they set seed and grow readily they are actually bulbs. I had a bunch of seeds when I moved to Kentucky, but I've tried planting them recently and apparently they are no longer viable. I'm kinda bummed but I'm going to see if my SIL can bring me some next time she visits. Since being in Kentucky their is so many bulbs! Daffodils are every where come spring! There is even a little patch in my backyard we didn't know about until the first spring here.

 Here is block one and two together. I'm really loving this fabric bundle!
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Have a wonderful week! And just keep stitching!
Sheila

Friday, January 4, 2019

New Quilt A Longs and my OMG for the month!

New Year, new Quilt a Longs and OMGs!
First my OMG!!!!
 Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal January Link-up.
   This month I want to get a quilt done for one of my quilty friends from my guild. She has entrusted her beautiful disappearing 4/9 patch quilt. My thought is using different shades of Aurifil thread to do a disappearing stitches on the wide sashing she used to make her quilt more the size she wanted. While in my mind the design is wonderful I can't seem to get it on paper to confirm my vision. Which means I haven't started it yet! Hopefully putting it as an OMG I'll get it done! If you haven't joined in on the One Monthly Goal I strongly suggest it! I like the motivation it gives me to complete or at least make a good dent in a project. And Patty has rounded up some wonderful sponsors to help motivate people in completing projects! Check it out!
 

Pat Sloan has two new QALs, A Flower Bouquet and Out Of This World. I'm excited about both. I've had space themed material for awhile because I wanted to make little T a twin size quilt for his upper bunk and thought an outer space themed quilt would be perfect. It's not babyish, so it can grow with him too, plus being in his teens I wouldn't be able to get away with that! 
Here is block 1 of A Flower Bouquet!
Block 1: Seed Catalogs
 I absolutely love this block!
And here is Block 1 for Out Of This World...
Block 1: The Space Shuttle
This was a fun one to put together! And it surprised me when I started putting together, it's 16.5" square! I am really looking forward to this QAL!


Another Quilt A Long I'm looking forward to is with Patty Dudek of  Elm Street Quilts (yes Patty from the OMG blog). It's hand sewing! I'm not very good at hand sewing even with lines drawn I can't keep it straight! But I've been practicing! I purchased a fat eighth bundle by Kim Diehl and I just love the colors!
Aren't those colors yummy! I better run an iron on them before the QAL starts on January 7th!

Another QAL I'm working on is The Temperature Quilt hosted by Twiddletails.
She mainly guides you on how to get started and I believe we will be posting our progress on instagram. It's been interesting keeping track of the weather and seeing the past highs and lows for our area. This weekend it's suppose to be in the 50's! I think someone forgot to mention to Mother Nature it's winter here!

I'm doing the highs and lows, using a 2.5" x 4.5" rectangle for the highs and a 2.5" square for the lows. I'm not sure if I'll keep the lows at the bottom of the rectangle or have them at the top for the next month. I only have a 8 of the 22 or so colors I'll need for my quilt, but I do have an order in for 9 more. I'll post my color range when I get the rest. I have a weather stamp set and was thinking of using them on some of the days...still thinking that one through! I'm also thinking of having a stamp for special occasions like birthdays and holidays. I think it would help find the date easier. I plan on getting a lighter neutral fabric to have the month put on for another way to distinguish the months apart. Another idea I have is using the Pantone color of the year as the borders, maybe Kona Cottons color of the year too since I'm using Kona fabrics for my temperatures. So that's my run down of how I plan on doing my Temperature Quilt. I also have the weather for the year and area my son was born and plan on doing a quilt for him. He was born in Florida and since hurricanes were a big part of our life there I plan on stamping the days and names of the hurricanes that developed that year, 3 of which had their names retired due to the devastation and loss of life they caused.
Since he loves history and who doesn't love the idea of knowing what the year they were born was like I think he'll really like the quilt. And the Pantone color for that year was Aqua Sky so I plan on doing mostly blues and aquas or use it as an accent color to the warmer hues of the hot Florida temperatures. As you can see I've thought way too much about the weather!
Sorry for the long post. One of my goals is to blog more and Santa brought my a laptop so I can have access to the computer even when my son is home and needs mine!
I'll be back in a few days to tell you about some more things I'm playing in!
 Thank you for stopping by! I hope you'll follow me on my journey through 2019 as I try not to do every QAL! And hopefully have some of my own patterns posted here to share with you.
Sheila

Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy New Years!

Ok so I have less than a couple hours before we can say that, but since most will read this tomorrow it seems appropriate! I just wanted to get on here and give a shout out and post my Let's Go Camping top, which I finally have the border on! YIPPPEEE It's my OMG project for this month and I was having a hard time getting it done! Now I just have to quilt it and bind it and it's snuggle time! I made mine a little bigger than the original plan from Pat Sloan's, but I really loved the  bald eagle print and that brown multi color Batik I used as a border for the blocks and setting triangles! 

 Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal - December Finish Link-up
I also didn't clean up the picture, or take a straight on photo. It was raining out and I could only go back so far. I'll bind it with a binding and flange, that's the way I like to bind my quilts. It will have a silver flange (the same that's edging the blocks and the main binding will be the brown multi batik. 
I hope every ones Christmas was wonderful and your New Year is full of wonderful days!
Sheila

Friday, December 14, 2018

Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quiltville Quilt A Long!

I can't believe I haven't posted about this yet! THIS is the Quilt A Long that quilters clear their calendars for! If they don't it sure seems that way to me! The anticipation grows and grows and the excitement is contagious! This year it's called Good Fortune, what a wonderful title!
Tomorrow will be clue #4 or I should say in a few hours...I'm such a night owl! So here are my blocks so far, Clue 1, Clue 2 and Clue 3a and b. I went a little darker with my colors with a navy blue, hunter green and a burgundy (though many are lighter) and golden orange. some are shades lighter but I was mainly going for the darker tones. And of course I'm no where near finished with any of the amounts needed! But I'm having fun trying out the clue for that week.
https://quiltville.blogspot.com/2018/12/mystery-monday-link-up-part-3.html
I'm really liking these colors and can't wait to see how they all play together! There is still time to get her patterns, just head over to Quiltville and check yourself in for some fun!
I hope to see you there!
Sheila

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Hello December!

And Hello One Monthly Challenge! I have been trying to figure out what I what to accomplish this month, it seems never ending! 😂 But I don't want to get myself overwhelmed with Christmas just around the corner (it just doesn't seem possible!). Since I didn't get my project for last month completed, that will be my goal. To finish the top from Pat Sloan's Let's Go Camping. I have to cut the triangles and sew the diagonal strips together. I would love to say I would have it quilted too, but I have a quilt to do for one of my quilt guild friends. 
Here's my photo of my OMG project...

I wanted to spread it out on the floor, but have you SEEN my dog! He's got a ton of hair and now he's going through a blowout...loosing his summer coat and getting his winter coat in (it's been going on for a couple of months!). Of course that means no matter how often I brush him, rack and vacuum the carpet if he just walks through there are little puppy clumps everywhere! Sorry I just didn't want to spend all day tomorrow using the lint roller on my blocks! hahahaahaa I have two rows sewn and my hope is it won't take much longer to finish this up. I have a feeling my son will be appropriating this one! 
Get ready for the weekend! 
Sheila

Friday, November 30, 2018

What a Busy Month!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving day! Ours was full of food and festivities! We had our neighbor come over and celebrate with us. She's like family, even though we've only known her for a short time. Of course the Macy's Day parade was first on the agenda! While watching and working in the kitchen we also snacked on hors d'voeurs YUM!

I've been trying to get my OMG done for this month. But it just wasn't possible. I did make some head way and I think I should have it done this weekend. I've also started a new QAL...It's the one with Bonnie Hunter, the Quiltville Mystery! Check it out through the link. Black Friday was Clue 1 and Clue 2 was today. I started it, but want to get back to my Let's Go Camping QAL and get that finished and out of the way. So I'll use the Quiltville QAL as a leader and ender while I finish it and hopefully I won't get too far behind! Here's my OMG project progress...

 Sorry for the less than stellar photo. I forgot the grow lights were on and they cast some weird shadows and colors! Mittens and Cuddles were absolutely no help! But try and tell a cat the quilt isn't theirs!

I'm also planning on doing Elm Street Quilts Quilt A Long hosted by Patty Dudek and Kristin Esser. It's a hand piecing QAL! I'm week in that area and love seeing others work. I'm in awe at hand piecing! It starts in January and that will be my something new for 2019. Not that I'm limiting myself to learning only one thing! I love to learn new techniques...keep moving forward!

Electric Quilt had a wonderful Black Friday sale and I purchased the EQmini to try it out. I've already designed two quilts and I have several more I want to get drawn up. So far I can't figure out if I can draw my own blocks and if there is a way to know how much material I need for any given project. I believe EQ8 does...If it doesn't I would be very surprised!

I just signed up for Instagram on the 8th of this month and I've been enjoying seeing other quilters projects. If you want to follow me look for WhiteBearQuilts. <---or click that link! I'm fairly active on it and have been so inspired by every ones wonderful projects!

Pat Sloan announced her upcoming quilt a longs earlier this month. I'm looking forward to playing along! I already have the fabric so now it's just sit and wait! Of course I'm a little behind on her Merry and Bright QAL she just posted the last block! It's a nice size for snuggling under while watching all the Christmas specials! 

And finally I'm thinking about applying to be an Island Batik Ambassador. I love batiks, as you can see on most of my quilt projects! They have such a natural look about them and the colors and designs always inspire me! Wish me luck! 

I'm looking forward to Christmas time are you!? 
Sheila

Monday, November 5, 2018

NOVEMBER!

Yes November already. You know what that means don't you... December is just around the corner! And before we know it it's 2019. The years go way too fast!

For my OMG this month I'm wanting to get my Let's Go Camping by Pat Sloan all pieced together. I'm doing a double border around each square and doing the setting squares different than Pat suggested. My background fabric is a solid and if I do it like she has I'm afraid it would look washed out. Besides I have this fun eagle print that I think would look great!
Look at all those Batiks! I do love me some Batiks! 
On your mark, get set.....GO!
Sheila

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The end of October!?

It's the end of October already! I know I keep asking, but where does the month go!
Well here is my Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal - October Finish Link-up!
 I'm pretty happy with how it came out. But I plan on making a better one, with more blacks for the black cat and a bright yellow for the pumpkin eyes. Now I just have to get it quilted! 
 I also wanted to show block 9 from the Let's Go Camping QAL with Pat Sloan. I've been bad about not posting my blocks, seems I've been getting a little too side tracked lately!
 This is called Friendships Made and it's the last block of this QAL! I am liking the way these blocks came out and I am excited about getting them together! Maybe that will be next months OMG!
I'm sorry I've made this post short and sweet, but I should be back with blocks from Pat's other QAL Merry and Bright!
Bye October, Hello November!  
Sheila 
 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Pumpkins, Falling Leaves, Cool Nights...It Must Be October!

Happy Puppy!
I haven't mentioned Indy in a while. He's had a little problem with his legs and it's been a long month and a half for him. He's been restricted to the house to rest his back leg. Somehow he pulled or tore his CCL it's the same as an ACL in people (the ligament that connects the bone above the knee with the bone below the knee). He was miserable being stuck inside. He loves being in his back yard, sitting on his hill and overlooking what he considers "HIS" territory... which happens to be every ones back yard! We have a view of 3 yards after the bottom of the hill, the yard to the left (where 6 dogs live and Indy loves them all!) and on the right is a yard and view of the side street. So he has a lot to keep an eye on. With fall the view increases to the club house further down hill. So he has a whole lot of territory to protect and that's how Great Pyrenees are, what they see they consider theirs and if it's theirs they must protect it! So he barks. A LOT, that's also what Pyrs are known for, barking.
The days were nice and cool when I took these pictures and he loves the cooler weather. I would too if I couldn't take off that fur coat! His leg wasn't getting any better, but it wasn't getting worse, so I let him out. He kept looking back at me to see if he had to come back in. I've been walking him for his potty breaks on his lead and I was happy not to have to go down that hill! Let's just say it's a good hill for sledding!

Indy surveying his territory.
The other day I noticed the leaves changing on our maple tree. The other trees in our area are dropping leaves already, but full color hasn't happened yet. My hubby thinks it'll be a bad winter because of all the crickets. What kind of old wives tales do you know concerning the weather? I have a feeling he's right, but the woolly worm I just saw was more rust than black which means a milder winter. I've been stocking up on supplies, either way if it's cold out I'd rather stay in! 
I hope you're staying warm!
Sheila

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Octobers OMG!

This months One Monthly Goal is a project I designed myself... scary! I figure if I put it down as my goal for this month I have a better chance of completing it. I may not have the instructions written up, especially since I've never written pattern instructions for a quilt project, but I'm taking photos and notes so who knows! Here's what I have done so far...
Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal October Linkup.
So my task is to have this wall hanging complete by end of the month. The leaves are the easy part, I'm not so sure about the other part of the design! But you can't move forward if you don't take a step! I'm excited about the project and hope it turns out how I have it pictured in my head. Hopefully you will be seeing the wall hanging done in 25 days!!!!
Wish me luck!
Sheila