Friday, August 7, 2015
A Little Mix
I have gotten only a little sewing in with my new little machine while I work on other things. The RSC15 color for August is Indigo or we can opt for black (or deep purple). Some of my items can use Indigo, some can use black and some I will use a deep purple - which ever works to balance out the project. My black 9-patch centers don't really show well, but this is the 'Sister' block. All of them will have the yellow star and the backgrounds are what ever are in the scrap bin that needs using up.
I did receive some lovelies in the mail - great pick me up with my main machine MIA. Joyce had a self challenge of 58 project in 58 days and then had a give away. I felt terrible that I was the ONLY person to put in for her give away as she made so many lovely things. I had selected the zip bag made with the New York City fabric (being I'm in NY state). Then she e-mailed me that I could pick more and I told her I would love the little elephants for my granddaughter. Well, she sent me even more (that apron is the exact color of my kitchen!!). Please go give her some love as she was quite disappointed.
I tried to convince Miss Thing to come for a walk with me - such 'catitude' with the young lady! Remember that the Pets on Quilts is coming up soon.
Than I tried to bribe this guy who rather pretend he's one of those lion statues laying on the wall. Neither would go with me (and quilts in my arms, treat bag in one pocket and camera in the other).
So I thought I would check how the apple trees are doing - loaded and almost ready.
We are going to have bags at the door and no one leaves until they pick a bag of apples.
This is the branch we were going to prop, but thought it would snap any way with all this weight so let the tree flex on it's own. Yes, this is laying on the ground! Surprised the deer haven't been feasting on this.
And speaking of deer - I had to really zoom on 'Big Red' - our mama of triplets - as she curiously watched me go tree to tree. Maybe the corn (and the corn is higher than an elephants eye) is tastier than the apples. I think her babies were back into the corn waiting for mama to signal 'all safe'.
And the grape vines are climbing all over everything. The birds are getting to the grapes before us (just like the cherries) as their dropping color proves it - all over my car,too.
And a ray of sunshine on the day - love black-eyed susans - my Juki fixed (it was a sensor), picked up, and I am ready to start FMQ! I've had that pile waiting and first up is the Princess quilt.