Monday, August 27, 2018

Planned New Starts

Do you plan your starts?  I try to.  I have two planned new starts for fall.  The first is a Judy Martin pattern called Shakespeare in the Park--
Photo from Judy Martin's Website--made by Elaine Ross

Its from The Creative Pattern book which is currently out of print.  I bought the book several years ago.  For more pictures of this quilt go to the Judy Martin Website and search for Shakespeare in the Park.  There are numerous quilts to admire about 2/3 the way down the page.

My other planned start is Stay Centered--
Photo from APQS Blog

Its a free pattern by Sherri Van Der Linden. Lorri2Rs sent me a finished block and the pattern.  This pattern uses 2.5" strips and I can hardly wait to make it! 

And we never tire of nature--here is a bug that was outside the VC--

These beetles live in the larval form for YEARS in wood.  They can emerge a long time after your furniture has been made.   

Its the last big hurrah for the 2018 season.  I'll be busy with the Visitor Center and the Campground.  Not much sewing will happen.

~Lori1Rs in Nebraska~

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Riverboat Days are history!

Another Riverboat Days is over.  Great weather, not too hot and a nice breeze.  Nick, Laura Beth, and boys were camped by us.  Ahhhhh!

Here's a picture of modern camping!  The boys were playing on their tablets while parents were setting up their camper.  Easy way to keep them busy in one spot! 

There was a UFO finish this weekend!  Cozy Cabins--

Karla is hidden behind it!  Thank you Karla for holding my quilts!  Most the strips came from a box Lorri2Rs had bought.  It was a free pattern--Cozy Cabins.  Very quick and easy.  90x100" and used 17 yards of stash.  

Stash Report
Added this week--00.00 yds
Add YTD 128.80 yds
Out this week--17yds
Out YTD 199.25
I'm ahead 70.45 yards! 
I'm linking to Oh Scrap, Moving it Forward, and Monday Making.  

Earlier this summer I found a clematis on clearance, no tag on it.  A little TLC and its blooming--
The flower is about the size of my palm and I've unsure which variety it is.  I'm leaning towards the Niobe but the color is more red, so maybe a Rebecca?  Consistently six petals of a very bright red/purple.  If you know please tell me.  
~Lori1R in Nebraska~

A Safety Issue

Last week I was getting ready to leave Walmart.  They have stop signs and pedestrian crossings by each big entrance.  I watched in disbelief as a semi pulled around the corner, turned down the road in front of the building gaining speed, upshifting through the stop sign and crosswalk!  Never stopped, only gained speed.  This was Thursday at 12:45pm.  Very busy, school shoppers and Riverboat Days in Yankton.  The town is FULL of people! I happened to be heading in the same direction and caught up with the semi a few blocks away where it was backed up doing a delivery.  I stopped to take pictures of the truck and drivers, the license plate and truck #.  When I got home I called the Omaha Office of Reinhart Food Service

The gentleman I spoke with assured me he would find out which office the truck was based out of, and someone would call me back.  So far, no phone calls.  Since Walmart has security video, I would suggest they contact Walmart--I am not a cranky old woman who called to complain about a trivial thing.  

Pedestrian crossings are important.  I especially think of children, the elderly, the handicapped.  Maybe I didn't get much of a response to this incident, but if you don't complain--nothing is ever done! 

~Lori1R in Nebraska~

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wednesday Puttering

Not much blogworthy here.  Yesterday afternoon we had a sudden downpour.  I was driving and decided to pull over--

I had a safe place to pull off the road, couldn't see a thing.  We've had LOTS of rain this summer.  It makes for happy flowers, Grandpa Ott and Heavenly Blue--

 And happy tomatoes--

My tomatoes are in large pots on top a picnic table.  I only have five plants but they will supply me with plenty to eat fresh and to share. 

The native flowers are blooming, these are Mentzelia decapetala or Ten Petal Blazing Star.

The plants are unimpressive, rather spindly and with frowzy leaves.  But the flowers are large and lush, opening in the evenings.  They grow where the soil has been disturbed, these are growing where trees have been cut up and the bulldozer moved them.  I plan to pick the seeds this fall and start some for the Native Prairie Garden at the Visitor Center.

This weekend is Riverboat Days, the campgrounds will be full with many vendors and activities planned at Riverside Park. Laura Beth, Nick, and the boys will be camping next to me.  FUN FUN FUN!! 

The only sewing I'm done has been binding.   This week is volunteering, campground gate work, and family.  

~Lori1R in Nebraska~

Monday, August 6, 2018

Summer Just Keeps Rolling along

Summer just keeps rolling along.  Very little sewing being done except for binding.  This year I planted seeds in my flower beds.  The Grandpa Ott Morning Glory plants are blooming their hearts out--

The flowers are a luminous blue/purple color and vigorous growers.  If you have a fence to cover or a trellis that is unused consider planting Morning Glorys.  

Perfect weather today, we had rain yesterday and last night, but the sun is shining now.

~Lori1R in Nebraska~    

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Look Before You Eat

I love potato chips.  Saturday night I opened a new bag and reading when I felt something that was NOT supposed to be in the bag--


A glove.  An ENTIRE work glove!  I contacted the company and will let you know what they say.  Ken and Randy laughed and suggested I buy another bag and see if I can find the right hand one to make a pair.  From now on I will inspect the contents of a bag when I open it.  But I may not eat potato chips for quite a while.

Not much sewing being done, binding is slow going.  My right arm still giving me fits but its better.  

The weather has been glorious!  Almost perfect--not real hot, sunny with a gentle breeze.  

~Lori1R in Nebraska~

July One Monthy Goal OMG

For July I have another binding project.  Its Honeycomb-- Its a big quilt, a copy of an antique one I saw in a book.  Kind of li...