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Flag Day 2020 & LOTS to share :)

Come on in and grab a cuppa something yummy y’all 🙂  Please leave the virus at the door and come celebrate the American Flag today !!!

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This flag photo was proudly taken this week as we enjoyed some rainy days and some blue sky warm days!  Summer is only next Saturday y’all!  This week is the end of Spring !!! 

In the USA  we are celebrating Flag Day today too… remembering the history of our country and our flag as it has evolved to 50 wonderful states and more territories besides those too 💖  
Though we have unrest at the moment along with a long lasting pandemic continuing… 
I am proud to be an American  & I do pledge my allegiance to this flag 🙂  I am also happy to have friends from other countries that visit my blog too!  I am sure you are proud of your country’s heritage too!
After I snapped the shot of the flag… (not knowing how cool a shot it was in the sunshine outside)… I snapped this shot… I love the flag shadow showing on the ground… it is close to noon that day…

 Here is a close up of our thriving marigolds… Rick definitely babies these new plants and now they aren’t needing much extra water 🙂

 While I showed you my new rolling chairs I got last week ( my birthday is July 4.. they were my present )… my honey decided he wanted AND needed this brush guard or bumper for the front end of his new mower… so here it is all looking like it should… wonder why John Deere doesn’t include this in the initial sale??!!

 That front piece without the bumper there… should it get damaged is several hundred $$ to replace when you find one!!!  The bumper cost us under $100 and will protect that fiberglass body ..  and it looks smart too !!! lol

We are on bloom watch with our Amaryllis we planted last week I shared with you…  LOOK!!!!

 And yesterday ….

Look a second bloom is coming up too… Rick is talking about staking it too once he knows what that second stalk will do.. it may balance itself ya know. 😉
This plant growing is my delight in these turbulent staying home times too!!!
Another major happening this week is that I got a haircut!!!  
LOOK how much I needed it… sooo much hair!!!!!
And now…. MUCH cooler and more comfortable ….

But Lest we Forget the biggest EVENT this week ,,,,,,,,
Our sweet Molly – Poo Shih pup – turned 2 years old this week as well ❤  
She got this cool new collar and had extra play time and a stick to chew on too!  She loves to play outside and inside playing keep away… she entertains herself well too… Very well mannered overall 😀  And notice in the top photo… she is sleeping on a hand quilted wall hanging my honey doesn’t like but it coordinates with our kitchen and Molly loves having her own quilts 🙂  I love that our pup loves my quilts!
Our kitchen got a spring cleaning and decor update for summer time…

Rick did not like the log cabin wall hanging I had made… it was not his style he said and he likes this blue red and cream quilt…. so he hung that up after I removed the spiral log cabin quilt that had been there… it lightens up the room vibe quite a bit I agree!!!

Once I finished with the table runner binding and labeling… and it got washed and dried… 

 Even our previous napkins look fine!  YAY 😀

Here is the label I made…

 And some of the great quilting done on this… here are some texture shots I took for myself to share with you and for Jannessa to share with her friends too to show off her work!!!  WE loove it ❤

Jannessa donated the cool backing fabric and the batting as well as the fmq… boy I gotta think up something AWESOME to thank her now!!!
Once that handwork was complete and kitchen was spruced up clean… I was back to focusing on hand quilting Appalachian Delight… working on completing that 1st square…

 then another…

 Now I sit just past the halfway point of this row …. working on the 3rd block over from the right 🙂

Still loving the sturdiness and reliability of these new chairs I got… YAY !!!  Check out that photo above for the swag detail I am quilting into that right hand border… You can click any photo I have shared by simply clicking the picture to enlarge it 🙂
Here is some hand stitching I found particularly thrilling on Pinterest this week…
Linking all this hand stitching of binding, quilting, and embroidering to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching HERE <<<<< Come see what everyone is linking up today!!!
There was a bit of a tragedy this week when we went to clean the hummingbird feeder that was made of a hard plastic… it melted!  It wasn’t that hot a water we cleaned it with we didn’t think but it was mis-shapen for sure!!!  So we bought a glass one at our local hardware store…

 The hummingbirds were hovering to drink from our last feeder… and this one they stand on the perches and rest and take long sips in the heat of the day!!!  We love this new feeder better 😀 

So sad time becomes a happy accident in our quarantine! lol
My middle child and youngest son is getting married next spring… I want to get him and his bride a book to start them off right with relationship information to build a strong foundation so I thought I would get them this book…
Do you have another you would recommend to go with this??
In my bird group on facebook I found this quite cute… 2 birds… male and female mates are eating out of this guys hand.. isn’t that amazing what wildlife will do?!  I love this 🙂 
And as I close this posting… I hope if you are walking around with your mask on .. and you see sad eyes in another… give them a smile.. it will radiate from your insides out your eyes to them!!!
Ellie says share a smile too!

Have a blessed week my friends and thanks for spending time with me!

More Slow Progress and a Visit from my Bestie too!

Welcome all my friends!  Hope the end of the month almost here finds you all doing well ❤

This is my latest photo showing the front of Daisy Meadows… I LOVE IT! ❤ and feel sooo blessed to live here where everything changes each day 🙂

Here is a fun book I read this past week while I slow stitched…

It is a fun listen and has a moral at the end too… so a double good read in my opinion!

Last Sunday I focused on the bear below and actually got a lot finished on that cute bear 🙂

As the week progressed I made more progress but I also got about 20 hour visit with my best friend Connie too… look what we marked and managed to photograph…

Her swoon 24″ quilt… it is about 95″ wide x 105″ long and fits her bed perfectly 🙂  Here are better color views from the opposite angle of the quilt laid out on my floor…

IT WILL BE NEXT ON THE FRAME TOO…
She  had collected backing, batting, and now a quilt top too so I am ready to load 😀

Meanwhile for Kathy’s Slow Stitching Sunday Linky Party HERE I have lots of fun to share….

First this cute fox all done above….

And dry below with the adjoining block finished too…

Now here is the whole row all done… using only morning daylight to show off my stitching lines a bit better… tip thanks to Gretchen! lol

And where I am headed to after a roll

 And my quilt set up below after rolling!

And even this morning I couldn’t resist making progress by finishing a block of stitching…
Pardon the wetness… I had to spritz away my marking lines 🙂  Linking my slow stitching mega progress week to Wendy’s Peacock Party too since I have sew much to crow about !!! lol  HERE
These links I am sharing open up new windows so you won’t lose your place if you go look at what all others are linking 🙂
My honey and I picked out flowers for the base of the flag pole this week when we were at Lowe’s for some household items…

 And here they are all planted…

 And mulched too 🙂 ….

 Molly is wanting to get trained to help with the mowing so my honey is letting her ride the mower when he gets it out and puts it up….

I hope each of you take time to smell the flowers of life and take a few slow stitches yourself in a project that may be laying around!  You never know how it could bless your own or someone else’s life!

Happy May 2018!!!

Did you celebrate any of early May’s special days???  

I celebrated THIS ONE!!!
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I celebrated May the 4th with this view…
Yep!!!  All the blocks are made for Hanover Stars quilt center… Now to get them put together!!! lol
But let’s review if you are interested in seeing how I quickly pieced each these 61 blocks 🙂  As May 2 opened with this view…
Now at block 20 of 20 blue blocks in this round…
I pick out 8 blocks that don’t match but coordinate… and add the center block that is the same throughout the quilt…
Then I take the 4 middle blocks on each edge and add corners to them to “snowball them 😀

 Star points happening here…

 After cutting off the one side and adding the star point to the opposite side and cutting off the excess I have a star in pieces…

 Then I web the block to hold it together and not get the pieces mixed up as I sew them all together….

 Finally!!!  The last block is complete and set into place after being sliver trimmed to size 😀

Next up was to trim down the sashings and cornerstones… I had to coffee stain the sashings to get them dark enough…
The sashings have a story… they started out bright white in fabric color from my stash… I tea stained and tea stained again and dried each time and yet not dark enough to look civil warish like this quilt is.  So finally I got “jiggy” with it and made some very strong coffee and soaked them for about 15 or 20 minutes .. rinsed and dried until completely dry in a hot dryer… now they are finally a color we LOVE ❤

 And trimmed as they had been cut in a tea died color that wasn’t enough… they were then tea died and coffee stained to get the right color from them… and were stringy! lol

 See how those sashings look now though… they really REALLY coordinate with the quilt.. and from my stash!!! 😀

So today I will start piecing the quilt together into a whole center… I have planned borders and we shall see how those work out when I see how big this center works … we want a quilt that is about 103″ square before washing … I have a wide backing that is 108″ and plan to put this on my 109″ wide frame to quilt… so all should be GREAT!!!
I am sooo anxious to get to quilting this quilt though… this is a meme I saw on facebook on a friends page.. it is sooo how I feel too!
lol!
Meanwhile, we have been working in the garden and planting flowers too!  So far we have tomatoes planted (with cages)… a pot set out for a spearmint plant I got that just needs some rich soil for it to grow in …. we have squash, green beans, watermelon and LOOK what the previous owners left for us to enjoy….
Yes we have about 20 or more strawberry plants… we also have blueberry bushes that may be too young to produce but we have about 15 of those bushes… we have peach trees and apple tree too and some grapes to enjoy … all is waking and looking like it will be fun to enjoy this year!!!
And where the flowers got planted… will show a pic of all the flowers next week once they have settled in but for now… our flag pole & a close up of our lone plant waiting for friends! lol
Chrysanthymums start… 
So for now I will close as I have gotten some housework that was neglected as I pieced and planted done… now back to piecing and planting!!!  More next Sunday!!!  Hope you have a great Sunday and spend your week preparing for a wonderful upcoming Mother’s Day too and remember to…