|old fashion stove in tool shed|
One is fond of sleeping under the 4-wheeler...
As I said previously, we worked hard cutting and piecing together the squares I would need to make the quilted valence. Although we didn't finish, we did get most of the basic work done. We will need to add one more row of squares at the bottom (as it wasn't quite deep enough when I took it home and checked it out), and then stuff it, quilt it, and put a border on.
Here's what we have so far...
The 2 valences are lying on a green cutting mat. Eventually it will have a brown border that matches the one on the bed quilt.
And since my friend is a quilting addict, I thought I'd share a few of the many quilts in varying stages of completion around her house. She appliques on them also.
This is her Texas quilt she has hung up on a wall. You can't see all the little applique areas, but they're there.
|close-up of applique butterflies|
And there are several more:
|log cabin pattern|
|close up of log cabin pattern|
My favorite pattern is the log cabin one. I had planned to use that pattern until I saw the one we ended up making hanging up in a quilt shop. But I still love the log cabin and if we ever make another, it definitely will be that.
That's about all I have to post today. I've been out of the house most of this week and have fallen behind in my reading and commenting, but I will try to catch up soon. Rose, one of our old cats (21+) is limping on her right rear leg. We're watching her and it seems to be getting better. She jumps down from our kitchen counter and at her age she may have aggravated an old injury. When she was an outside cat (one of those that show up in our yard) she broke her leg and we had to take her to the Vet to have it set and cast (that's when she became an inside cat). Anyway, she seems to be doing a little better this morning... putting a little weight on it... and not hopping about so much.
So I'll leave you with a pic of Rose and my new *grabber* I found at Walmart (which helps me get things that fall behind the washing machine)... and a few pics of Tux and Julie with grand daughter's dinosaur that she dragged into the kitchen.
|Rose and grabber|
Have a good week!
(Oh, I forgot to mention, my friend had made a great granola recipe that I sampled while visiting... and have since made it here at home for DH and me (Tux liked it too!). It's mostly oats and nuts, but you can add dried fruit if you like. I like it without the fruit as it stays crunchy longer. Anyway, I will post it later in the week.)