Saturday, August 01, 2009

New Fabric- New Quilt

In a previous post, on the Southern California Quilt Run, I bought some new fabric and this is what I have done with it. I think I am going to add another row to the top so there will be 2 big blocks and 1 small added to the quilt. This is a wall hanging that I want to put in my stairwell. I have a lot of space to decorate in my house. I am in no way a "Sane Quilter" so this kind of stuff is out of my comfort zone! I haven't quite figured out the best way to do things but I do the best that I can.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Beetles and Blossom

I went out this morning to check my garden and I found this pretty beetle on the wall. He was pretty big. You can compare his size to my finger. He would be pretty cool as a stumpwork beetle on a Crazy Quilt!

We have seen a lot of these black beetles too. They are pretty big too.

There is a big beautiful blossom on my zucchini plant this morning. I still don't have any zucchini on there but with all the blossoms I am hoping I will soon.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Spider at the Door

This is for Gretchen!

Yesterday, a Tarantula was sleeping above our front door during the day. Earlier in the day I chased a lizard out of our garage that had been in there for more than a week. I think he was dying for lack of food. So anyway, when he ran out, he ran up the wall by the front door. As I looked up, I saw the spider. I think the lizard had a death wish or something. I went back in to get my camera and the lizard had made his escape.

By the way, Spiders are considered good luck on a Crazy Quilt so I see him as good luck for our home.

In the evening, he headed out to get dinner. You can tell how big he is compared to the door handle.

Here is another close up shot for Gretchen. I tend to name things so he will, from now on, be called Harry!

Night Harry! Happy hunting!

Sunday, July 26, 2009


We now have a 4th type of Hummingbird coming to our feeders. I thought I had seen one in the Spring but it was just once. Now we have confirmed that we also have Allen's coming to the feeder too. You can really tell the difference because they are very brown. My Husband calls them crawdad color. The photos are not the best but they are so quick!

We now have Anna's, Costa's, Black Chins, and Allen's Hummingbirds. I counted over 30 of them out there the other morning. It is so amazing!

Saturday at Kate's House

I meant to post these before now. My friend Jeanne invited me to go to a quilt group that meets at a Friend of hers, house. The house was Kate's Mother in Law's house. She died a few years ago and Kate's Husband could not bring himself to sell it so Kate decided to turn it into her Quilt House. She has moved everything there. All her stash, etc. It is really cute. She has all kinds of quilting and sewing items decorating it.

I took these pictures. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed myself very much. Thanks Kate for letting me come. Here is Kathleen, Pattie, Doreen, and Kate.
Pat and Laura.
And Jan, who just wanted to know if she could change the needle position on her sewing machine.