Monday, March 30, 2009

Wind, Wind Go Away

Is it "March comes in like a lamb and goes out like a lion" or vice versa??? Here in the valley it is definitely going out like a lion. We have had such terrible wind this last week. Keeps one awake most of the night. It calmed a bit this morning and I was going to try to get some pics of my latest quilt but there was just enough that the quilt kept moving. Inside I can't get good enough lighting to get quality pics.

I'm just hoping the new roof doesn't blow away. So far no tiles have come loose so that is a plus. This wind is almost as bad as the monsoon winds were. The desert looks so ugly with all the plastic bags hanging onto the cactus plants. I bought a bunch of the "green" bags from the supermarkets and use those now instead of bringing plastic home. They are also great for storing yarn and other items in. As soon as I unload groceries I stick those bags right back in the car so I will have them next time.

Last night a baby cottontail was on our patio. He/she looked so small to be away from mommy. Such a little cutie and so much fun to watch. It was checking out the inside of the house through the sliders. If it were up to me I would gather all the bunnies and quail up and bring them home. But what would I do with them all?

That's about all for now.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Just A Word or Two

Frequently when I try to sign in to my blog I get kicked offline. I'm on dial up unfortunately so that may have something to do with it.

Decided not to change my background as I wasn't crazy about the other templates on blogger and didn't feel like getting into the sites that offer free blog backgrounds. So this will do.

Have been busy working on a new quilt which is very simple, it is blocks of boxes in what I call jungle prints. Will get pics soon and post as I am quite pleased with how it came out. Really liking it the more I work on it.

In the meantime just to have some pics on this new blog am posting some of my bags, quilts and yes a couple of ufo's. I am sooooo guilt ridden about those two ufo's. Long story so won't bore you with it.

So far blogger hasn't answered any of my emails. They say they can retrieve a lost blog even if it has been deleted but I am beginning to wonder.

This is a wall hanging I did a few years ago. Colors look much better in person than in my pic.

Another ufo that is sandwiched now and just needs the border and the eyes. Then it will be done and hang over the piano. I had a pattern I found in a graphics book enlarged (the two cranes) and appliqued them to the background and then did some fancy zig-zag to make the feathers. I decided to place bamboo stalks on this even though it is the panda that likes bamboo and not cranes but I think it came out looking great.

The basket quilt is a pattern of Eleanor Burns. Took 8 yrs for me to complete it. All of the flowers are stuffed with batting and the quilt is stippled. I'm not a big fan of applique but I do like how this turned out.

The kimona wallhanging was done for a friend. The kimonas are actual kimona fabrics.

Here are just a few of the tote bags I have made. I love tote bags. You can fit so much into them.

Sorry the pics are so small but they were scaled down for ebay and can't make them larger again or if there is a way to do it I don't know anything about it. Never said I was all that computer literate. lol

Another wall hanging. It has small accents of gold lame and is hand quilted.

The quilt below is my big boo-boo. You can't help but notice that my pattern is all wrong here. I has roofers on the roof pounding and stomping and gardners in both front and back yards cleaning up with every noisy piece of equipment they owned and I was trying to put this all together. Not a good time to do something like that with all the noise. But it was after out monsoon season where half the roof disappeared and the yards were the biggest mess ever.

Another ufo. This will eventually get finished but everytime I try to something goes wrong. It is various colors of bias binding I made and formed into some kind of Celtic pattern with a log cabin center of hand dyed fabrics.

Well, I think I have bored you enough for one day. So back to my sewing.

Till later,


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

On My Own

I guess I will be on my own since I have yet to hear back from Blogger. How my entire blog could disappear is beyond me. I must be to blame here since everyone else still has their blogs up and running and only mine has disappeared.

So I will have to get my pics together and everything else that I can remember was on my blog and start over. This is rather depressing but then again it will give me the chance to make some cosmetic changes to my blog that I had been wanting to do.

To work I go. Think I will change my background first. Hmmmm, what to choose?


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Still waiting for Blogger's help on this.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Lost Blog Trying to Find and Fix

Hope to be up and running again soon