Monday, July 22, 2013

Brown Quilts...Does Anyone Remember Who She Is?

As my little Peyton says..."OH MY!"
Where, oh where have I been?  How can it possibly be almost a month since I blogged?  I haven't gone anywhere...I guess I've been in, as Darlene says, a "hermitting" phase again...it's been crazy hot and we have had storms every day this month except one...so I've been staying in the house, with the A/C going full blast sewing like the wind.  I've been working on my "LIST", marking things off daily...it's a very good thing...but before I show you what I've been up to I need to take a little side trip and and share an event in our lives the past week and a half.  Andy got word from a friend from high school that another friend of theirs (they had all been together several months ago at a reunion) had been killed in a motorcycle accident.  He was riding his Harley from his farm in Ohio into town to help someone...a car turned in front of him.  So, so sad...Andy went up to Ohio last weekend for a celebration of his life...I'm not sharing this with you for any other reason than to say, live each day to it's fullest, don't take anything for granted, life is short...do what you love and love what you do...sure made us stop and think...

I've spent some time this month working on those tiny baskets that Temecula Quilt Company has been blogging...I'm all caught up...21 teeny tiny 2" finished baskets

...they are so much fun...I'm lovin' them!

Got my 4 Star General

blocks done....Crossroads
...Civil War Diaries from Temecula Quilt Shop

 and the Country Threads monthly blocks

celebrating their 30 years in business...

As I said earlier we've had lots and lots of rain and thunder storms...we went out one evening after one of the storms had moved on to find lots of magnolia leaves in the yard...picked this one up and there was this big old frog, who had turned himself brown so I wouldn't see him

...don't know who jumped further but when he landed in the greenery he immediately started to turn green

...he was lots of fun to watch...I love his toes...I know you're saying "Oh here she goes again with her nature pictures"...LOL! That's all I have for now...but I always am on the lookout and you know I just need to share them with you all...I'll be back tomorrow with 2 baby quilts that I've finished up this month...Happy Evening!

22 comments:

Sherri said...

Sounds like you have been very busy! Wish we could get some of that rain...Las Vegas got a lot this weekend, but we didn't get a drop!

Quilts And Pieces said...

I would have had a heart attack if I saw that frog!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wow, look at all of those wonderful blocks. I'd best get sewing so I can catch up to you!

Darlene said...

Busy, busy, busy, sewing like the wind! woohoo!!!

Mr Frog is a dapper dude but you can keep him. Wait, maybe it's a her!?!?!? HMMM - doesn't matter you can keep him/her. LOL

Lesley said...

Love all your blocks! Well done!

Terry said...

We had a frog like that on the deck one day. He was so cool! :0)

Janet O. said...

Oh, Carol, it is so fun when you do "surface". I always love your projects, and this is no exception. Those tiny baskets speak to me (of course--they are tiny) and I am so smitten with Crossroads!
Loved your story about the frog..."don't know who jumped further". *LOL*

suemac said...

Those small basket blocks show how great a piecer you are. I don't think mine would look that good.

Christine Once upon a Quilt said...

You sure have been busy

Sue said...

We've sure had our fair share of rain this year. I think I'm seeing Amazonian bugs!

You have been busy whipping up some real goodies! Love them!

Jean said...

Glad to read your blog today!

Nedra said...

welcome back. Just glad to know you've had a chance to do some quilting :)

Diane said...

What fun things you've gotten done!

MARCIE said...

Nice work Carol! You have lots to show for the time you have been hermitting! Cute little foggy. Funny how nature pops up when you least expect it.

Me and My Stitches said...

Well, no wonder we haven't heard from you - all of those projects are keeping you busy! Love them all but my favorite is Crossroads - I'm attracted to that pattern every time I see it. Must mean that I need to make one of my own!

Diane said...

you have been sewing like the wind for sure! keep having fun and doing what you love!

Yvette said...

You go girl! I love it all. (Except the frog) LOL! Those things bring flashbacks of high school biology.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- you've been a busy girl Carol! I LOVE those cute little basket blocks!

paulette said...

Love all of your projects!! Keep 'em coming...including the frog pics!
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Vickie said...

I can't imagine making a 2 inch basket block I bet they are so cute! love your projects and the reminder is always welcome.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Those baskets are TINY! Wow! What a cute frog. Glad you are getting stuff done.

Gretchen said...

I think it's a hermiting kind of summer because I have been the same way. We have also had the same rain day-in and day-out. Soggy soggy soggy and humid humid humid. I'm not nearly getting as much sewing done though :(