Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Tuesday Update

I have a finish!  Fall in the City, 88x90"--

I'm guessing it used 15 yards of fabric from my stash.  Mostly red, blue and gray prints from a jelly roll. It was a free pattern from Connecting Threads.   So the new numbers are-

Stash Report
Added this week--00.00 yds
Add YTD 128.80 yds
Out this week--15yds
Out YTD 182.25
I'm ahead 53.45 yards! 

No plans for this quilt, it will go on the "possible gift" stack.

And then there is the man holding the quilt--

Don is another volunteer and often holds quilts for pictures!  Thank you Don!!

The weather is beautiful this week.  I'm going to soak it up and remember it this winter.  The bountiful rains and lots of sun has caused the plants to grow like weeds!  

The big leafy vines are sweet potato vines, the green grassy upright plants are King Tut grasses.  There are flowering vines that needed a place to climb, those are large branches (held up by small steel posts and cable ties) from the debris pile.  $0 government dollars were spent on that trellis!  

Beautiful weather forecast for the entire week.  Plenty of binding projects to work on, maybe I can take one outside to a lawn chair.  

~Lori in Nebraska~

Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday Update

A busy week without much sewing.  Still binding away!  Thursday was busy--had a program outside the visitor center.  So an early morning.  Its July, but it was overcast, cold and windy.  (we were outside).  I had brought a jacket, and Michaela used the deer hide from the program to keep warm.

She said it was very warm.   By afternoon we were back at the Visitor Center.  Late afternoon a friendly face strolled up the sidewalk--Lorri2Rs!  She had been to Crazy Days where she lives and brought two large sacks of mens shirts to debone for quilts.

The weather was beautiful, we sat outside at the picnic tables to cut them apart.  There must have been at least 20 shirts!  All the threads could be shook on the ground.  A few were Ken's size and we saved them for him to wear.  It was wonderful to see 2Rs and we enjoyed supper out.  Thank you 2Rs!!

There has been more rain since last post, everything is very green.  My tomato plants have produced five tomatoes so far.  The plants are loaded and I'm hoping for a bumper crop.  

Have you made a quilt from shirts before?  

~Lori in Nebraska~


Friday, July 13, 2018

Summer Update

Summer is flying by, the 4th is now a memory.  Laura Beth, Nick and the boys camped next to us from Tuesday until Sunday. 

Grandpa entertained with a snack and cartoons while it was raining.  The fireworks were rescheduled until Thursday nite.  Beautiful weather for fireworks, we enjoyed them immensely!

Unfortunately right before the 4th my convection/microwave oven died.  Yup--totally dead!  A quick trip to Walmart supplied a cheap microwave (you can always use a spare) but one to fit in the camper with a convection oven had to be ordered.  Brady and Ken persevered and an almost perfect fit was achieved.

How does it look?

I immediately baked a brownies from a box mix-

They look a little overdone on the top but were not.   Thank you Brady and Ken!  An oven is a necessity for me.

There's always nature to study at the VC.  This little fella is a Forest Tent Moth 

He matures into this--

This image© is from the internet--you can click on the link to read about them.  They are very common, don't you love the antennae on them?  

And I received a FUN gift from Karla--

Thank you Karla--I love them!  

There's been no sewing.  😢  Still doing exercises and resting my arm.  Instead I read about quilts, admire everyone's pictures, and study patterns.  

Its been very wet here in South Dakota/Nebraska/Iowa area.  Over a two week period we received +15"  of rain.  Last night Ken said we had +5" of rain, here at the camper the gauge read 2.75".  Sigh  I prefer rain to drought.  

What has the weather been like where you're at?  

~Lori in Nebraska~

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