Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Little Snow Left

 after work: Doc shovels the snow from driveway in preparation for the inches of snow arriving before Saturday

taken mid-afternoon:  until later this week............................not much snow!

Favorite Work


then off to teach the same: knitting, sewing, quilting...................

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Needlework

knitting goes with me everywhere; I knit in lines and between classes
quilt is done; will mail it tomorrow

Monday, February 27, 2012

Machine Quilting

 Jeff is impressed I could fit the quilt under the foot to stitch.
 I'm using a wine colored thread and like the look on both sides.
Not finished yet but it is already gorgeous.

Travel Knitting

Flights from Denver to Houston, then return with an hour delay in Tulsa due to high winds in Denver, then road trip from Houston Hobby to Corpus and back.  Once in Corpus, my hands were very full of a squirmy seven month old Alexander!  The gray socks have Thor fur!!!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Snow Nearly Gone, Missing Corpus Family

We miss you three!  Yes, Yohaira, I see your sock!

Weekend to Corpus Christi

we left The Barn at 3:15 in a blizzard; flight was on schedule but plane was de-iced; first time I've heard the de-icer; arrived at Houston Hobby and rented a jeep, drove to Corpus Christi
 Alexander is 7 months old and perfect!  He has two teeth (first seen by his other Grampa while in Santo Domingo), can hold his sippy and bottle, grabs everything and mouths it all, loves Thor, loves tech, loves his Mommy's organic home made baby food, puts himself down for a nap several times a day

 enjoys books and toys, is trying to crawl via the bunny hop/push and launch via cute feet, loves his bath/water play, squeals and vocalizes and is the most cute grandson ever!

Sean's man cave with new shelves but alas, my camera stopped using the flash, again
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 rain in Texas, and beautiful wildflowers
knitting while driving from Corpus to Houston Hobby; not much knitting while at grandson's house as I was a total hog and hoarded Alexander more than my share of time

Thursday, February 23, 2012

So Far - Flight On Time


At 3:15 AM, it is snowing and blowing!!  However, the flight is still scheduled on time.  Yay!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Scrappy Rail Fence Quilt

 low loft batting, backing, less than 1/2 inch binding (per hospital request)
then to do LOTS and LOTS of machine quilting to withstand many washings in the hospital

Scanning Color Pictures

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Loud Wind, Major Snow Melt!

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Loud Sewing Room, Fast Sewing

 sewing strips together
 cutting into 6.5 X 6.5 inch squares
 assembling rows of the squares


 all squares are sewn together; the cream and fireworks print are borders, the red marble is the backing and binding
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NB  I had intended to start this next week (the organization wants them mailed back within 4-6 weeks so there's plenty of time............... but the fabric and project called me on this windy and snow melt day!