Mule nannies are used in Italy when grazing animals are moved from high pastures down to the plains. Newborn lambs are unable to make the journey own their own.
They ride in pouches of a specially made saddle.
At rest stops lambs are returned to their mothers for a meal & some nuzzling.
Would't these patches be cute, cute, cute done in half square triangles? Bear with me.....it has been a long week!
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
|As Summer starts to wane, the Gladiolus comes into its own!|
One year ago on this day I was applying binding to the "Stackers Quilt" featured on the Missouri Star website. This was the first of the Three Sisters Quilt Series.
I also stitched up a quick little table mat with left over fabric for the kitchen table. The fabric is from the Kansas Troubles line by Moda.
This year you will notice a large blank space in the Studio accomplishments section😇 I am mostly working on finishing some hand stitching on a pincushion and working on the interminable crochet blanket that just keeps hanging around. One or two rows a day, for a year, seems like snail speed, because it is! I am a quilter and prefer to work in that medium but for now, we are playing hookey!
- We are not scheduled for any rain today! I will believe it when I see it.
- We have some leaves falling, not sure if I am prepared for the Season change yet.
- I have a plan to make use of sample machine embroidered blocks. A Fall colorway.
- What a week. Hoping to get back to my boring and routine life soon. Somewhere, in a closet, the Third of the Three Sisters Series from 2017 is hiding. Oh, my, I forgot to finish that one!!!
Sunday, August 12, 2018
|The blooming Purple Shamrocks|
Of course the garden will not wait, as everything reaches its peak pickles need to be made, vegetables need to be preserved and eaten. Over on Kitchen Chronicles I have added three new recipes using the garden bounty in a simple-to-prep American Bistro Style. I have had the pleasure of dining in many American Style Bistro's and the emphasis on fresh is the hall mark of the genre. The recipes over there are for Roasted Vegetable Soup, Chickpea Summer Salad and Fresh Shrimp Cakes. Just click on this link to visit.
The Google Fix for the search errors on this blog has me confused. I have no idea what they are measuring or why. Don't plan to change much of anything. So, we are back as time permits and that is the key factor, time. I am in a bit of a spin for many reasons and setting aside the time and energy to sew right now is not a priority. But.....we will be around, doing what we can. I have more ideas than I will ever complete, I have projects ready to go but Miss Lola just cannot come with me to the studio. Too many temptations there.
Thursday, August 9, 2018
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Sunday, August 5, 2018
- re-plan my sewing/quilting plan, the current one has fallen waaaay short!
- re-start Summer-I feel like it has been a train I missed!
- re-plant the garden beds-early on I had some blossom end rot on the two squash plants, I read that adding TUMS as a calcium supplement would stop that. It did, with a vengeance, right now the squash are taking over, I am not joking. Photo's will soon follow!
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
|Perfection in Nature|
Good Morning Sewists! Have you ever been captivated by the work of other quilters? Have you considered just how much talent/practice is required to reach the expertise we see online and at quilt shows? Recently, I read a brief piece that claims that anyone can reach this level of expertise with enough practice. I do not agree with that. I do feel that there are some special people who have been gifted with a special skill that puts their work above the standard. Was Mr. Rembrandt an average painter dude with lots of time to practice? I doubt that. Look at what Julia does in these examples.
There is a young woman long-arm quilter who shows her work on Facebook. Her Facebook page is Julia Quiltoff. I am always amazed at her work.
|This is just one example of how she can take any quilt, any style any genre and make it a masterpiece.|
Someone called her "The Quilt Wisperer!"
Of course, most of us will likely not ever achieve her level of skill or her style. Most of us make quilts to be used, on beds, couches, cuddlers, baby quilts. This is the link to her Facebook page. She lives in the midwest, is a mother of two small children.
This is one of the currently popular quilt panels.
Please check her Facebook Timeline for more outstanding work.
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