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Thursday, October 29, 2015

My Buddy and I have a Great Couple Days

We have had an excellent few days,
My Buddy and I. 

We've eaten enough pizza
for the next month.
Studied the Middle East and learned
the names of those countries.

The World Series Game 2 thrilled us
for a couple hours last night.

Now we're watching Food Truck Race
and loving it.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Birthday Girl Loves Her New Quilt

It was during the London Olympics that I did my first Disappearing Four Patch quilt AND hand quilted it.

Scout joined our little band of happy Kids several years ago when she was still in dipes and napping every day. Now she's five, in Kinder and outta Pampers !~! Her plate-licking days may not be over, tho !~!

She builds Tall Towers with Lego, Duplo and blocks, rides trikes with a vengeance, and snuggles in for a nap with the nearest homemade quilt.

There is no resisting that grin, is there ?~!

Disappearing Four Patch--cool method of using simple squares and making them much more interesting.

One idea during the audition of sashing fabrics.

Ormond inspects.

After a few years of the blanket kicking around the house, Scout asked for it for her birthday, "I just love those colors, Lynda." Unable to resist, it has gone to be with Scout, her family and her pets. According to her mama it is her current favorite !~! A higher compliment cannot be asked for--so happy.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Lots of New Potholders and Trivets

An order for eight pairs of Potholder/Trivet combos came my way a week or so back. So I got to work and made them using log cabin squares that I had created and have been slowly using in various projects. Each potholder/trivet piece is three or four layers thick and one layer is heat-proof Insulbrite. (note to self-order two more yards !~!)

Over the years I have made many potholders-lots without the heat-proof lining. It truly is better to have a layer of that fancy stuff-it helps a whole lot.

Here's the newest pile of goodness:

Love them every one.

Taking orders !~!

Kimmie, yours are in process; I'll let you know when they go into the post.

Linking up with Sarah's Can I Get a Whoop Whoop and Richard and Tanya's LAFF, a new-to-me link-up: Show & Tell Monday with Bambi and Kelly's NTT.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Face Time is the Best !~!

Last "prevening"* my phone rang with its distinctive Face Time jingle.

Burp's Dad's face appeared and in seconds it was Da Burp himself. We had so much fun talking, seeing his room and toys in their new home, chatting with his mama whom I miss so very very very much.

Some visuals are needed I believe. Enjoy !~!

I love you, Burp !~!

* prevening-that period of time betw afternoon and evening
as per Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory.

Monday, October 5, 2015

A Finish and a Sale !~!

Remember this ?~!

I finished it and it's really cute.

And it sold !~!

The front of the pillow I sold to a dear friend.
I believe it's a Holiday gift so I'm not saying who bought it !~!

The back of the pillow is a gorgeous antique ecru linen.
Linking up with Richard and Tanya's LAFF #189.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Weaving has Grabbed Me Again

My looms called me last weekend.
I began on the little lap from Bavaria while I ordered
and await delivery of cotton string for warp for the larger Kliot
which Ormond put together so I could watch it and be inspired meantime.

The progress on the little one is sharable:

Learned to make fringe after wondering for months !~! 

Ready to begin the actual Over & Under part of the fun.

We're about a third finished here.

More progress-ready to add the last green half circle at the top. will sell you sox as pretty as these and many others too.
I have no affiliation with her; I love sox and hers are so cool.

Neighbors are the Best !~!

Betty lives in my 12-unit courtyard where we all know each other well.
Today she came around to our doors with her wagon
and some delectable donations she wanted to share with us.

Lookit here...

She is truly one of the kindest people I know.
We're blessed to have her so near to us.