Saturday, June 22, 2013

New Projects

The pattern for this quilt is called Science Fair by Jaybird Designs.  They also have designed the ruler Hex n'More which was a pleasure to use, once I remembered to use the correct end of the ruler!  I was cutting the gray background half hexies lickity split.  Then I started cutting the strip sets for the colored hexies and realized that I wasn't cutting triangles, I was still cutting half hexies!  The triangle part of the ruler was on the other end!  Of course I didn't have enough fabric for another strip set.  That's why some of the hexies are different.  But, I think it adds some interest!  Maybe a happy mistake?

These blocks are called Star Fusion.  Our Guild brought in Janna, from Bloc-Loc for a class on how to use her ruler to make Half Square Rectangles.  this is not how the blocks will go together, there will be pieced sashing that will make a secondary star, but I wanted to see what would happen without the sashing.  I love the new bright colors and solids!

Seems like this post is more about rulers than anything else.  I confess....I am a ruler and gadget junkie!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

50th Wedding Anniversary (two years ago!)

This post was ready to publish in July 2011, but was saved as a draft so here goes:

I can't believe that it is almost the end of July already!!  It's been a long time since I've tried juggling and remembering some kind of schedule (since retiring, maybe), and the last three months have been just that.  We had our entire family here to help us celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary in June.  What a great time we had.  The gang from FL arrived and when the kids got up the next morning we had snow!  Makayla, didn't remember seeing snow before, so she and her brother were out making snowballs!

 By the time she got dressed most of the snow had melted, but there was enough to make a pile of wet, heavy snowballs.  It was so cold here that we had to get them some warmer clothes to wear.

I'm Back!

After a lo-o-o-ong hiatus, I've decided to start posting again!  Lots of things have happened during my absence from blogland....too many to play catch-up, so it will be a new beginning.  I will post a few pictures and / or stories from the last two years, but I like to live for today, so most will be current events (I hope).  More in a bit.....