Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Finally Some Sewing

I am sure that some of you are wondering why I named my blog Mountain Quilter when I haven't written any quilting related posts lately.........well I haven't been to the quilt shop much or in my sewing room very much lately.  I have been trying to take advantage of the weather when it is comfortable to work outside.

On Sunday and Monday the temps were just right for spending some time in my sewing "cave", LOL.  I spent most of the afternoon on Sunday and some of the evening in this corner finishing up the leaves for the 'Vintage Scrappy Nine-Patch Quilt' from Lisa Bongean's Nine-Patch Gatherings. 

Yesterday morning I only had this corner of leaves, these leaves are already stitched, and by the end of the day I had attached (with a few drops of quilter's glue) the remainder of the leaves......now I will finish stitching them!

At the end of this past week the local quilt shop had it's annual "tent sale", the best part was that the fabric in the sale room was on sale for $3.99 per yard, so of course I had to go in and see what she had......on the first day of the sale I found these bundles...........
On Sunday I thought I would go in to see if anything new had been added to the sale room,  to my surprise some Jo Morton fabrics had been added.............
The top four are Jo's fabrics the bottom is Sandy Gervis, the prices in the sale room are still going to be reasonable $5.99/yd, but I really couldn't pass up a few yards at $3.99. 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Future Layers

Life has been going along, we had family visit last week, took a day trip up the coast on Tuesday to visit a friend of hubby's, just keeping up with the usual everyday things that need to be taken care of in the summer! 

We finally picked up the new girls........

This spring when we got our new coop after we finally built the attached yard for the "Rudy and the girls" we knew that we wanted a few more hens.  On Sunday we picked up four, we have two Barred Rocks and two Araucanas.  The are approximately 9 weeks old and are too small to be in with the others so hubby and I spent Sunday afternoon fixing up a temporary "nursery" for the little ones.  We took the old coop and faced it towards the end of the new yard that the "big girls" are in, left a space between the yard and old coop and fenced in the space between the two areas so they can get to know each other without harming each other.  My next goal is to get over my phobia of touching and picking them, it will be good for me and good for them.  If they are used to being handled it will be much easier to keep track of any health issues, the older girls are much better at coming to me when I feed them, but not so easy to "catch".  Today I held one of the Barred Rocks, baby steps!

If you are reading this then blogger actually let me post it, I tried earlier with no luck.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Summertime Puttering

Nothing exciting going on at my house, just getting some of the outside work done while the weather is still comfortable.  We have had some great days and I usually "kick" myself when I put off something that needs to get done and I have to do it when it's hot and muggy. 

One side of my house has always been very shady and because of that the siding has gotten very green and terrible looking.........I only have the "before" pictures so you will have to wait to see the after for another post.  Here is what it looked like yesterday afternoon...............

We have cut quite a few trees down on this side of the house for our garden area so it should stay cleaner longer.  This was one of the little things that I wanted to get done on this side of the house, we are working on this part of the yard and now I'm not disgusted with the way the house looks while I'm working over here! 

I also finally hung the wonderful gift that Deb sent me quite some time ago, I knew where I wanted it to go, and a few months ago I found the star and the "saying" and proceeded to put them in the corner with good intentions to get it put up, finally got that done!  I know the quilt top is not finished but it still makes the wall look great!  Thanks so much Deb, I really love it especially since I know that you made it with your own hands!  What do ya think??

 I also had to get the "furnace" room cleaned up since we have the "Direct TV" guy coming soon to do some tweaking and the furnace is also acting up so that's another repairman to call!  It certainly was time to tidy up in that room, it tends to get neglected with everyone going in and getting stuff and not putting things back, hard to believe. 

After dinner I did a few of the "little" things that needed to get done to the chicken coop area, so now I can cross a few more things off that list.  I had to put a couple of hooks to hang the water container and feeder and I had a board to put in around the bottom of the coop so I can fill in around the coop and make it look pretty.  I still have more to do, but there is a lot of summer left to get it all done!  Tomorrow I have to attempt to dig a trench for the Direct TV wires (we have to relocate our dish), thankfully we have a backhoe so I should be able to get it done, don't worry hubby will be right there telling me which lever to push, pull, etc!  

Gotta get to bed so I can get up and do it all over again in the morning.    Blessings!