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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gracie

Hi friends!
Yesterday we had company!
She was designing her baby sister a big girl quilt.
This is Gracie! Our great grand by my daughter's son Eli and his wife Kari.
Shania is her baby sister but she was asleep when they went to see a customer about a pool.
Eli cleans and installs pools and build decks and all kinds of building.  My super smart grandson.
We went to their house for a cook out before Mother's day. It was near Gracie's birthday so It was mother's day and her birthday.
She found her something in the mess that I call my sewing room.
We had to make name bracelet for her and her baby sister.
Didn't get a picture of that.
They came out and checked the internet yesterday , very weak signal! Another man then came out and climbed the pole and came to the door and  said we had a part flooded with rain water so he replaced that. Maybe it will stay on now.
It had been going off any time it wanted to.
They brought me back some bandage stuff , bless them . My babies are so sweet.
And Eli is my baby , he has my eyes!
Hugs
Babs

Monday, June 18, 2018

Yesterday

Hi friends!
Tommy had a good one , all his daughter's came to see him.
I gave Missy her quilt!
She loved it! Lots of memories sewed into this quilt.
We had a bad storm yesterday. Tonia and Bobby  had to turn around below us and come another way because of a tree in the road.
Our power didn't go out but every thing else did . Not internet ,TV or phone except for our cells. Power was off in town and trees down every where.
They finally got our t v back on this morning, Tommy called them as soon as he got up!
So happy hubby!
They are coming out today to check every thing because our's went out before the storm got here and they were working on it when it  hit

This is what I was cutting before I cut my finger! Cutting many layers so that when I started to trim that tiny block I put my weight behind it! May have just nicked it if I hadn't been putting so much pressure on it.
I have been slowly sewing them into blocks but haven't trimmed any of them.
We start changing my bandage tomorrow! Go back in two weeks!
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs

Friday, June 15, 2018

Q-Bee's

Hi Friends!
We had 12 last night but missed the ones that didn't get to come. Sis on the right after shoulder surgery! Tommy was our chauffeur.
Bonnie's new quilt, Isn't it beautiful?
Diann made her hubby a lap quilt.
They learned to do this one month that I missed. Isn't that cute!
Susan standing, Bonnie, Liz and Barbara Gail.
The backing for the veteran's quilt. we drawed his name last night from a list that Glenda Got up for us. And  the winner   was my brother-in-law!
Didn't even know he was on the list.
Going to carry my featherweight next month to sew all our blocks together and then send it to a quilter with a big machine.
We will present it in Nov. I think is when they decided .
Glenda had brought a big bag of fabric for us to use so we all got us some of that. Then Iva nell brought out a big bag so we divided that up.
Two ladies from south Ga. brought it to us.
When trouble got there she had us some cutting gloves! After I paid 22 dollars for mine. and some new blades for our rotary cutter.
I went with magazines to give away and some fudge and came home with two bags full of things.
Better than a quilt shop!
Have a great weekend friends!
Hugs
Babs

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Yesterday

Hi Friends!
I have had these forever but just never use them but they sure beat being stick by a pin!
My tiger lilies are still going strong!
We went this morning and got some home grown tomato's at Cooks.
They are turning so maybe a tomato sandwich tomorrow!
My basket hanging on the back porch, Tommy added a rubber snake because a bird wanted to nest
in it.
He threaded it in there good.
It's the basket Chris and Amy got me for mother's day.
Got my DNA back that they gave me for mother's day to, yesterday and I am 70% British!
How could that be? Called Chris and he wasn't that much but he said after your grandparents you had to pay more to go further
Not going to happen! .
Hugs sweet friends
Babs

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Today

Hi friends!
This is my first cast in my 76 years!
I should have told them I wanted to keep it!
When she took  the stitch's out it started bleeding, meaning it had attached it's self back. It may be a little numb but I could feel her cleaning the dried blood off for the Dr. so he  could see it.
I worried and did a lot of praying because you know how E R's are   Slow!
It took for every for them to put it on ice. I guess it took a specialist!
We got home yesterday after my  Dr apt. and I started a new book ,
after I posted and never got back on the internet.
Not many books hold my attention like that.
I may do a little sewing but no trimming until I can get that finger into my new glove.
Cutting nearly seven years and it finally got me!
Hugs
Babs

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Bandage!

Hi friends!
Big improvement!
Was glad to get rid if that cast!
When she took out the stitch's my part i cut off started bleeding! A great sign that it is attached.
Dr. was very pleased!
But Tommy has to wash dishes and mop for another few weeks. Nothing but clear water can touch it.
Just thankful It worked because he didn't think it would.
Hugs
Babs

Falling trees

Hi friends!
We had a pretty good storm yesterday!
After not getting rain for a few days, just not enough for the garden to get dry, It poured and I was sitting in a chair near the window closest to all those branch's.
One day that hugh tree is coming down to!
Tommy keeps thinking about having it took down but it cost so much to do that and then your power bill goes up!
It's not even rotten! Another one in the edge of the woods fell, just not close to the house
Most of those trees last over a hundred years and this one is 80 something.
Yesterday Tommy had a Dr apt and I forgot to post a comment so I would get the emails. I have read them and will be sure to fix it today.
Hope to get goods news! If I do will post again today!
Hugs
Babs

Monday, June 11, 2018

Yesterday

Hi friends!
Got me a cutting glove so hopefully it want happen again!!!!
Can't get this cast in there but maybe soon..
When we moved over here and Tommy started mowing the bank I moved as many of these tiger lily's as I could.
The bank was covered.
Put them all around the pump house. Them planted some Iris's and they have pushed them a side.
We got a little shower yesterday, just the edge! These showers are dumping 2 inch's at a time so was glad to get just a little.
Wouldn't get anther shot like this in a million years.
Have a good one.
Hugs
Babs

Friday, June 8, 2018

Around Here

Hi friends!
This is the star I was working on when I cut my finger. Told Tommy I could finish it because I can't cut my finger now!
Tommy fixing the tin roof of our barn, a storm bent it backwards. This was back a few weeks ago. The ladder just wouldn't work! He does love his tractor! It is a great help, another pair of hands sometimes.
Yellow Finch's on their feeder. I feed them and hummingbirds!
Tried feeding bigger birds but they want to eat up your garden. Tommy defiantly doesn't like that!
Have a great week end
Hugs
Babs

Thursday, June 7, 2018

My Track

Hi friends!
Tommy keeps my walking trail cut and last night he tided my shoes so that I could walk while he cut. Dr. said I could walk and read.
The wild roses are just about gone.
Our dogs were glad to see me but don't know what to make of my hand.
We have laws here that you keep them in a pin or on  a leach but ours got to big for us to hold back years ago and they head straight for the road when we let them out. In my childhood dogs roamed free and we didn't have a race track for a road. So many of our dogs have been run over here.
People come down our road as fast as they can! We also have a herd of deer and one day the two will meet, just a matter of time.
 Just waiting for the o k from the Dr., go back next Tuesday.
Hugs
Babs

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Cast

Hi friends!
See I didn't take any bone off! Just the side of the top!
Before my shower Tommy wraps it good in trash bag. One thing you can't do is fasten your bra.
That' s when husbands come in handy!
He made sure I couldn't sew! Don't like that DR.
Lost a niece this morning , didn't even know she was sick.!
Hadn't heard from her sis in a while. Bad when family younger than you pass on. But I am sure to see her again one day.
Praying for her family.
Hugs
Babs

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

What not to do!

Hi friends!
No sewing for me for a while! Was trimming a small star for Anna's quilt and took off some finger.
Took six stitch's! I think maybe it needed more.
My finger was swollen because they put a tourniquet on it to stop the bleeding.
See! Kind of Gorey!
Told you  it needs more stitch's!
If this doesn't "take" I will need a skin graft.
So prayers please, Don't like going to Dr's.
Sewing will resume as soon as I get a "glove" and the bandage is smaller.
Hugs
Babs

Monday, June 4, 2018

Michael and Ashley's Quilt

Hi friends!
Since I have my daughter's quilt in the quilting stage I have started my next ! Starting two as a matter of fact, my grand daughter's Anna's Quilt and Michael and Ashley's .
Cutting three different fabric's for Michael and Ashley's because they want a chevron quilt. So does my next granddaughter Jessica so I will be making these for a while.
Anna's is mostly black with some small star's. Will post on her's later.
A big stack of tri-angles! But just enough to start it.
It takes a few to go across a queen sized bed.
Love making these, guess that's a good thing!
That might be enough for one row.
You see I played all weekend.
Have a good one
Hugs
Babs





Friday, June 1, 2018

Fabric

Hi friends!
Finally got my order from Missouri star , the flip-flop's are for Tonia's beach quilt. The green is for Michael and Ashley's quilt.
The three fat quarters were free!
Didn't know I was getting them!
But I needed a red, white and blue fat quarter for July for Q-Bee's and have one now.
I made the big stars for Anna's quilt a while ago, made that friendship star last night to go with them.
She wanted a mostly black with a few stars sprinkled around on it so I though the friendship stars would be good for very small stars. Made from 2 inch squares! May make them a little smaller.
Want take long for me to make a few and then add the black to make a queen sized top!
Then I would have another top to quilt.
I sandwiched My daughter's today.
May get a start on quilting it this weekend.
Working on another one right now and need to finish quilting it first.
Have a great weekend
Hugs
Babs