Monday, October 19, 2020

Ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall

 Well, maybe 90 butterflies.  This isn't all of them.  I ran out of table, someplace to lay them out.  I think this quilt is going to be bigger than I'm comfortable hand quilting but I won't send it out to be machine quilted.  I've spent way too much time nose to needle with these insects and won't give up the project for someone else to finish.  But boy, I'm getting tired of them.     I can finish about 2 in an evening so it's taken the better part of my life these past couple of months.  When these are finished there are three coneflower pieces to be appliqued but that's ok, they're different from the butterflies.   I've had fun with them, though, too.  Using bigger scraps, paring pretties.   There are nine left to go. Eighty-one bottles of beer on the wall.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

weekend wonders


 This was probably the last of the most beautiful weekends of this fall.  The leaves are stunning and bright and yes, they are falling.  The weather was blue sky bright and sunny and not cold.

 So we spent the weekend with PH's brother and SIL, quilt buddy, Joyce at their cabin and helped rake leaves. I tried counting how many oak trees they have on their cabin property but gave up.

Joyce and I did the raking, the boys did the hauling to the dump

And we burned, and burned and
burned some more

The push was to make spring raking easier by getting the acorns picked up in the fall. You might think well, leave them for the squirrels or deer.  But no, when there are seven hundred trillion of them even the squirrels and deer can't keep up.
We worked really hard but the four of us got it done and were rewarded with wine, beer and a game or several of cards in the sun.
My reward was robbing the squirrels and deer of a bag full of acorns.  I have a crafty project in mind but I am also going to try eating them. A new thing to try.  Stay tuned. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020