Saturday, July 7, 2012

July Block's of the Month

Three BOM's for July are finished.

Traditional Dresden Plate Block

Modern Dresden Wheel Block
These are both from Craftsy 

In Color Order July Block

Apple Avenue July Block
The center block was suppose to be an American flag
but since I live in Canada I had to change it a 
Maple Leaf.
The Canadian flag has a red maple leaf in the center
with 2 red bars on the sides.
I thought the pale blue looked like the flag was waving in the sky.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Carpenter Star

I am still working on my current BOM's and I like to make other things at the same time.  

I was alone one weekend because YKW had gone to the cabin.  I had to stay home to water the plants in the greenhouse.  He grows cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers in the greenhouse and they are very prolific because of the warmth and protection and need to be watered every day.

I found the perfect pattern to make a Carpenter Star Quilt here.  My only problem was that it was too big.  I wanted it to be a lap size for me, so I made the squares at 5 inches and not 6 1/2 inches.  Mine ended up being 48 x 60 inches.

I really like the pink and purple that "Mary"
had so I copied the colours.

My oldest granddaughter really liked it too.  It may be hers one day but it has to stay in my house for a while. 

I am trying to make myself a quilt for every month of the year.  I go to yoga classes from September to June and would like to take a new quilt for each month that I would use for Shavasana.  


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Some Very Sad News

On the morning of July 3rd my sister's daughter-in-law passed away in her sleep.  She would have turned 30 years old today.  She leaves behind two small children 12 and 5, and her husband.  Rest in peace Emilie.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Some Unwanted Visitors

Shortley after dinner time yesterday YKW was looking out the deck doors onto the garden deciding if he was going to water the vegetable garden and called me to come quick. 

The sun sets here around 10pm and this was early evening which is a strange time for these visitors to appear. 

 I thought they were noctural animals but I guess not.

Momma Skunk
Her 4 little ones were out there too
but they all scurried when they heard
the click of the camera.

A few minutes later she was back again.
Not shy at all.
Foraging for grubs.

YKW decided to water the garden
and shot water at the shed hoping that they
would stay under there until he was finished.

Now we have to try to get rid of them by
trapping them or using something
to send them on their way
somewhere else.