Saturday, July 23, 2011


Well it's time to get back on the saddle so they say, and start quilting again.
So I'm getting on the bandwagon in the BOW TIE
Quilt along.
There are many sights as Pleasant Home .
As well as Quilts and Snips,
I'm going with a blue and white scrappy theme. Here are some
that I have cut out.My camera does not do this justice!!
75 more to go!! Are you in the Bow Tie Quilt Along?
OOPS how did Fergus
get in the picture?
until next time,


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sewing , sewing on a hot day

We are having a heat wave.
Time to stay in where it is cool. My sewing studio is in the lower level.
So it is just the right temp for sewing.
My grandaughter came by for a visit for the day and we decided that it was time for her to try her hand at sewing.
So Nana made a template out of tissue and we proceeded to make the top for a sundress. She sewed a little on my featherweight but I think she was scared of the speed. So nana took over. She is going to be 8 yrs at the end of the month.
I don't have yardage in fun material for a sundress so we improvised with quilting fabric.
Here' s the dress completed.
How do you keep cool?

until next time,


Friday, July 15, 2011

In the garden

How's your summer been so far? Ours has been very busy with the gardens

If you read about in the garden here, Then you know that we have been working hard on our front gardens.

Here , The front walkway with tumbled stone and riverrock, an enlarged front step, solar lights and a new bench completes the look.

The other side of the front we clipped the shrubs, roto tilled the rest of the garden then Mr, DH added the stone border.

Next went in 1 yard of dark pine mulch.

What a transformation. I'm sure you will agree.

Then off to the west side of the house. Mr dh roto tilled that side as well. Got rid of the plants and then he sodded.

So clean and tidy.

As far as the other gardens around the house, they will need very little upkeep. We mulched them all so it will cut back on the weeding. Have a super weekend!

until next time,


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