Saturday, October 14, 2017

Pink Butterfly

Not much done... working on a second.

I also made the second (more colorful) leaf.  Our leaves are turning now.  So now I'm inspired.  No new geese. Don't know if I'll make any pink geese. (This was a test... Did you see 5 strips of pink geese on the blog last week?  I've already put them in the box with the other finished colors. LOL)  This butterfly isn't realistic either, but I love the fabric - iridescent... so it reminds me of butterfly wings.

Happy (Pink) Saturday (linking to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge ). 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Brown: Just NOT My Cuppa

I spent 2 days (maybe 8 hours total on this orange butterfly 9.5" square) and it was a much happier experience than the brown leaf.  I spent 1 hour on the leaf. I like the pattern (3" square). I've made it many times.

I'm trying to catch up to 5 strips of geese in the neutral color way.  I guess that's why I'm making (screaming) orange butterflies.
We are having fall here - thus the leaf. I'm going to do some more of those in prettier colors. It got down into the 30s last night, so it might become winter soon.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Orange and Pink Geese

OK last month was the orange month... I finished my 5 strips of geese just now.

And this month is pink... I did these a while ago.

So I'm caught up with those. I have a couple of neutrals made. Guess I should make the other 3 and maybe 5 greys.

Last Sunday we went to a Diners, Drive-ins and Dives destination in Delta Wisconsin... (Not the one in town here in Superior.)  We thought we would see some of the leaf colors changed, and we did, but not much.

Anyway it was a diner... not as homey as the one in Vancouver Washington that we enjoyed so much.

Here's a picture of it being modeled by my hobby, the substitute teacher. 

Have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Swan Troubles

After all these years of paper piecing, I still make some of the most stupid mistakes.  See that blue
piece between the whites on the bottom of the picture?  It's supposed to be white.  Luckily I only had to rip out 2 seams. See the next picture.

Now isn't that better?  LOL

Hope you are warm and dry - where ever you are.


Friday, September 1, 2017

This Week's Blocks

One blue butterfly and a strip of neutral geese...  The geese will be shown on the Rainbow Scrap Challenge linky party tomorrow. The new color is orange for September, and I just happen to have a strip of orange geese done, too.
I'll also show the blue butterfly at Fret Not Yourself .  They are sharing an easy butterfly pattern at that link.  Looks like it would be fun and wonky.

And here it is... 4 more to do this month.

The body of the butterfly is a fabric that changes colors from blue to red - seemed appropriate to me.

And I started a swan.  Plan on making 2 of them.  So far I only have the #1s and a few #2s ready to sew.
It's supposed to rain here again tomorrow, but nothing like Texas. 
 I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

One Strip of Neutral Geese

I don't have much in the way of brown, tan, beige - neutral scraps, but I did find one set that could work for my geese. 

Now off to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
So we are having a 4 day rain event here, but nothing like Texas. Good luck to you all.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Finished my Five Blue Flying Geese

I haven't made any of these in neutrals yet, but I still have time.

Now for some pictures of my plants. Currently some orchids blooming.  (Or kids)

 This African Violet blooms almost all the time. Watered from the bottom, and in a bright window - as bright as it gets here. (Rarely sunny - the eclipse was just a little darker on a dark, overcast day.)

Some of the little plants started for Halloween... not going to do that plant give away anymore. Here it is too hard to start the plants, and no sunny window spaces in this house. Here is a Christmas cactus on the left middle, a Hoya started from a leaf in a glass of water, and a Mother-in-law's Tongue with two little sprouts. That one I thought was not going to make it, the cutting fell mostly out of the dirt, but it was hanging on by one root, so I left it.
Happy Hump Day,