Tales from the Mailbox on HWY 121

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
1R has been neglecting me.  Ken picked up the mail on Saturday and there was a box--and I don't know what's in it!  1R at least took pictures of what was in the wonderful smelly package from Vic.  But this one--is it a secret?  I tell you, I'm going to pout until she tells me what was in it!!

1Rs isn't here November-April or so.  Its vacation for me.  Luckily I am not lonely, I'm in a row of mailboxes so we chat all the time--I'm the one leaning on the left, 1Rs promised me an update next year. 

I overlook a restraurant/beer/bait place--

That place is JUMPIN' on the weekends!  Loud music and the parking lot is full of vehicles!  They have a billboard that "moves"--

Don't you love that?  Great idea!

Back to pouting!  

The Mailbox on HWY 121

Design Wall Monday

Monday, September 19, 2016
Saturday the weather was beautiful and I cut parts for "Pieces of Eight" outside--

No bugs, only a slight breeze--it was heaven!  Pieces of Eight is by Victoria Eapen and I found it in this book--

 Here is a picture of the quilt--

I'm making it with 20 blocks--72"x90"--boy quilt size.  Vic from NH sent me a large package of FQs and Vic--I'm slicing them up!!  Thank you Vic!!  Please see everyone's design wall posts at Patchwork Times.

No goals this week.  Its going to be a busy week.  Road trip with 2Rs.  More on that when we get back.


Rainbow Scrappy Saturday--RED

Saturday, September 17, 2016
This week I worked on Arrowhead blocks--

Reds with gold.  Please see what everyone is doing at SoScrappy.

Other than lots of rain (4.10" on Thursday) life is pretty quiet.  The rain delayed plans I had to cut a new project.  There isn't a large surface to cut on the camper and I was going to cut outside on a picnic table.  Instead I stayed inside, did a little sewing and lots of drinking coffee and reading!  


Happy Anniversary!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Today is our 38th anniversary.  Happy Anniversary Sweetheart!

Design Wall Monday and Weekly Goals

Monday, September 12, 2016
This week I have a finish--

Its based on the Pattern "All in a Row" by Kim Diehl.  78"x94" and 13 yards used. Red/white/blue and I'm giving it as a QOV to a Vietnam Vet.  

Saturday my Mailbox was very happy!  There was a package from New Hampshire in it--  

filled with 31 FQs from Vic!  Thank you Vic!  These will become a "boys" quilt--I have a pattern picked.  Vic looked through her amazing stash for FQs that would fit--nothing too girly.  It will be easy to make a top with them.  I will add a little more green and brown and neutral.  Yup, those FQs won't last long!  The smelly was sachets Vic makes.  They smell so good!  Please see everyone's design wall posts at Patchwork Times.

Saturday morning there was a hummingbird on my feeder when I got up.  He must have gotten chilled, he sat there motionless, even when I walked past him.  I stopped for a photo--

He was gone when I checked later, he must have warmed up.  He better think about heading south, its going to get COLD here. 

Weekly Goals--

Arrowhead blocks
Borders on two tops
Bricks & Stepping Stones
Double 4 Patch
DSS top
Lime Green Dinosaur borders

Its a busy week.  I'm not sure if I will get to sew with the Hawarden Sweat Shop ladies this weekend.  And its another busy volunteer schedule this week.  

Summer is winding down, kids are in school.  The soybeans are turning color and soon it will be harvest.  


Sunday Stash Report

Sunday, September 11, 2016
New numbers this week--

Stash in 7.00 yards
Stash in YTD 265.75
Stash out--zilch
Stash out YTD--95 yds
Stash is ahead 170.75 yds! 
Don't despair, I will have a finish this week!  Please see everyone's posts at Patchwork Times.

Rainbow Scrappy Saturday--RED

Saturday, September 10, 2016
This week I made ONE Three Steps Forward block--

Please see everyone's RED posts at SoScrappy

Earlier this summer I bought Dahlia tubers on clearance.  They are starting to bloom--

I wasn't sure they would bloom, it was pretty late when I planted them--

The petals make me think pretty seaweed!  These morning glories were planted very late also--

The white outline on the purple flowers is striking.

Its a busy volunteer schedule, not sure when I'll get to sew.