Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What a wonderful afternoon!

I am sitting on my porch, listening to the birds & wind chimes while Ricky finishes the yard work and let me tell ya it is absolutely beautiful out here. The sun is shining, a little breeze and spring is in the air. By the end of the week our temps should be close to 80. After art class I stopped and picked up a couple of steaks and we plan on grilling this evening. You should see Ricky, he has our 3 Yorkies and or Dachshund on the gator with him while he sweeps the yard. They just love to ride while he works. Benji the oldest yorkie usually stands on the back and barks at everything. I think he is telling all the others that he's in charge. It is so peaceful here and I am truly blessed to have the life I do. If my foot was out of this "boot" I would be out there walking and really enjoying the view. I go back to the Dr. next week and hope to be through with this thing. Enjoy you day!

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Frustration of it All

I have just finished quilting a lap quilt for my mother and I'll tell ya, it is not the best thing I have done.

The quilt is a Friendship Basket pattern and I wanted to do some echo stitching around the basket handle but when I tried it on the first block it looked horrible. I ended up taking out a lot of the quilting and starting over with just free motion stitching. I know that Mom will enjoy the quilt, I just wish I could have done a better job.

Before I quilt anything else I will do some practicing on whole cloth. I want to learn how to make feathers, flowers and leaves. I need to get online and check out some of the sites that have machine quilting. Maybe I can find some videos to watch. I think I'll try some sketching on paper tonight just to get an idea about the flow of the stitching.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Down but not out

I just returned from my Orthopedic doctor sporting a "nice boot" because of a fractured bone in my foot. I messed it up during the snow, not by falling but trying to get the snow off my shoe. I thought it was bruised but the pain would not go away. I finally gave up and had it checked out. After 2 sets of ex rays and 1 MRI I'm sporting a "new shoe". I'm not too upset because they thought I had torn ligaments which would require surgery so, actually I feel pretty good. Hopefully I will be back on 2 feet by mid April. By then the weather will be great for walking. I will just have to get used to watching my steps and not trip over my own feet because this thing makes me a little clumsy. Hope you're having a better time.

Monday, March 8, 2010

March is here!

I tell ya, I never have been so happy to see March as I have this year. Today the sun is out and the temp is above 65, I have the windows open and the sounds of the geese on the pond is a great thing to hear. I am not a fan of dull, dreary days (don't know anyone that is) and to have a day like today really makes me smile. I hope that this year will bring new and beautiful things to everyone, including myself. I'm really looking forward to it. Have a good one and I'll see ya later.