Sunday, October 25, 2015

Pentagon Ball...

 I know it's been about 10 days since I posted last but sometimes life just gets in the way.  Anyway, I want to show you this little project that I just finished.

My dear friend, Annie sent me the pentagon shapes to make a ball or ornament.  These pentagons are 1"    I decided to make a little ball for my 6 month old niece.  So I dug out some bright fabric scraps and got to work. 
 I love English Paper Piecing but I had never worked with this shape before.  So here is the final product.  :)  A cute little ball just perfect for her tiny hands. 
 She loves it!  It is her new favorite toy!  :)
 I snapped a few more photos of the Fall leaves.  Most of the leaves have fallen but I took some anyway...

This is what I see when I walk out the front door...
 This is the view facing the house.  You can see the roof of my house and the roof of the old storage building/stalls. 
 This is the road to mom's....isn't it beautiful with all of the trees and fallen leaves...
 Another view...
 The road that goes down into the field where the pond is...
 More photos going to mom's...
 I love living where we do, it's so peaceful and private...
 Don't forget to check out my other blog...Kristie's Pantry to see what I've been up to.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Over the hills and through the woods to Grandma's house we go...literally!

 Let me take you on a walk!  I've mentioned before that if I walk through the woods that my mom is close by.  I can't see her house from mine and it takes a few minutes longer if I drive but if I walk, it's just a few short minutes.  Hunter and I walked to her house and I took the camera along.  

This is our "new" driveway.  We had it done a few years ago but we don't really use it yet because we need to do a little more work to it and get several loads of gravel on it.  You can also see that I got the corner of the tractor in the photo.  :) 
 To the left of the that driveway is one area where the horses like to roam.  The horse were not in sight on the way to mom's. 
Going on up the driveway.  It's hard to really tell but it is a little steep. 
 Another view of the woods where the horses like to roam.  You can tell that they stay in this area a lot because all of the underbrush and leaves are gone. 
 Getting close to the top...
 When you get almost to the top, you cut down the hill to the left.  Hunter also rides this trail with the 4 wheeler to visit with mom. 
 Here he is in front of me...
 The beautiful woods...
 A lot of the leaves have already fallen...
 We are getting closer...if you look close you can see the roof of mom's house and the pool...
 The beautiful sky...
 Getting closer...
 The enjoys walking the field, Hunter rides the 4 wheeler down there a lot and not to mention the horses love it as well.  You can't see all of the field but there is also a pond and apple trees down there. 
 We spent some time with mom and headed back home....back up  the hill on the trail...
 Still heading home...
 The woods are so peaceful...
 The sun was shining on this nice Fall day...
 We start back down the driveway, you can see the brown roof which is my house and the other building is an outbuilding. 
 I hope you enjoyed our little walk through the woods.  :)  I love living out in the country.  

This is an old photo but I have been prepping more Orange Peels to work on during the evenings.  I love these little things. 
 Trying to get things ready for cold weather.  Shew...the forecast is saying Sunday morning that it could be down in the 20's!!!!  :(  Yuck!

Go check out my other blog...Kristie's Pantry to see what we have been cooking and eating!!!! 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

My 2nd Blog!!!

Good News!!!!  I started a second blog to go along with my quilting blog!  I will be posting on BOTH blogs!  My second blog is called, Kristie's Pantry.  It is all about my cooking, canning, freezing, stocking the pantry and stretching the dollar!  

Here is a sneak peak at one of the photos in my first post!  Please go check it out, SHARE it and FOLLOW me!!!!  Help me get this out there!
My first post is titled..."16 pounds of Chicken...32 Meals" 

Hexagon Class

 I haven't been doing a very good job of blogging lately.  Things have just been crazy around here and I haven't been feeling the best in the world either....low potassium and high BP which is due from stress.  I just need to deal with stress a little better I guess.  LOL!  

Anyway, I had another hexagon class the other day!!!  I wasn't feeling the best in the world but I tried not to let that show.  Hunter went with me to help me carry my stuff and help me get things set up.  He was such a big help.

The class went very well.  I just can't tell you how much that I enjoy these classes.  Here I am doing a little one-on-one demonstration. 
 Everyone caught on really well. 
 I don't think I got a photo of everyone.  :( 
 If you look real close you will see we had a tiny little one in class.  He was only 4 weeks old and such a good baby.  He had a head full of hair too.  He slept all most the whole time and only woke up to nurse.  :)   It was a great class and as you can see in this photo even the other ladies were very helpful.  I think in this photo they were discussing "knots" 
 One thing that I have discovered in these classes is that everyone ties knots differently.  I've had some that have never tied a knot in thread, some are lefties, some do a normal knot and I do a quilter's knot.  Some wanted to learn the quilter's knot, so we worked on that as well.  

After the class I came home and went straight to bed.  LOL!  

It was lot's of fun and everyone seemed to enjoy it.  I have another class that will be scheduled real soon.  

Please stay with me, I have a lot more to blog about and get things caught up.  :)

Friday, September 25, 2015

Catching up on the past week...

 It's been a little over a week since I have posted so I will catch you up on things.  Not a lot of sewing but I have been busy.  

First up...look at the back bumper on my Envoy.  LOL!  I know it's dusty but I live in the country and on a dirt road.  :)  Anyway, I ran over a stick in my driveway as I was going to my sister's house and by some freak accident the tire threw it up and into the back bumper.   I was not please but, it's life.
 I showed Richard when he got home and I knew that he would just roll his eyes and that's exactly what he did.  He laughed and said that he was leaving it in there!  LOL! 
 Hunter had a ballgame on Friday and another one this evening.  He is the tall one in the orange.  Not a good pic but oh well. 
 Richard was off work this past weekend so we took Hunter to a local festival over in the next county.  He loves cars and they were having a car show.  Andrew had to work so he didn't get to go.  Hunter's friend, Mason went along too.  Look how tall that Hunter is getting.  Richard is 6'2" and Hunter is close to his height.  My baby is growing up and looks down to me...I'm only 5' tall.  LOL!
 A little fun at the festival.  Hunter in the middle, Mason on the right and my niece, Madison on the left. 
 Hunter riding the mechanical bull. If you look real close it looks like he has a little person hanging from his right hand.  LOL!  That is someone on the zip-line behind him.  :) 
 I prepped all of my kits for my next hexie class which is October 2nd. 
 I canned 5 pints of homemade hot dog sauce from my mom's recipe. 
 I also made Addison more hair bows. 
Two of the pink for Addison and one to sell. 
I guess that pretty much gets you caught up on my week.  LOL!  

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sewing right along...

 I'm making a little more progress on my Remember quilt blocks.  These are large 20" blocks.  Only 2 of these have the machine applique done on them.  The other 2 need to be finished.  I just have the pieces ironed to the background.  I really like this quilt because it is so different from any of my others.    Don't worry, I am still working on my Trail Mix quilt as well.  I am just sewing together some diamonds on it. 
 I am so excited about the photo below!  This is from one of the ladies that took my hexagon class the other day.  I think she has been bitten by the hexagon bug!!!  I love it!!!  I know that some of the people that took my class will never make this quilt BUT when I see someone this excited, it makes me feel great!  I love seeing new quilters getting started with this stuff.  I think she made a wonderful selection of fabrics and her hexagons look perfect.  I can't wait to see more of her work in the near future.

 Richard was off work Monday and Tuesday and when he is, it is hard for me to get much accomplished.  LOL!  Oh well, I love having him home.  I ended up canning 12 pints of chili and 1 pint of leftover taco meat on Monday. 
 Tuesday I canned 7 more quarts of pinto beans. 
 I also made a batch of these for Richard and Hunter.  Richard could eat his weight in these babies.  :)
 We also ended up getting a new propane tank set.  They should be back in a week or so to fill it for the winter. 
Richard is back to work today so after I get my housework done I will work on my quilts.  I hope to make a lot of progress on my Trail Mix diamonds and maybe even do a little more applique.