Friday, June 2, 2017

Summer

Well, it's not quite summer yet - but it sure feels like it!  I must say, this new house stays nice and cool, it was 80F outside but I had my hoodie on all day in the house.  Nice!

Got a shock this morning - I saw a very large hawk swooping down behind our shed, and a few minutes later, a tiny fawn went running to the trees in my neighbor's backyard.  I had no idea hawks would go after fawns!


Isn't he/she the cutest?


He kept looking around, I think for mama, and finally went trotting off into the woods.

We're having more scheduling changes, now that hubby and my oldest and I get up at 5am, my youngest just got promoted and works from 9pm to 8am.  (insert shocked face)  We go to bed, just as he's starting work!  You can imagine what that's doing to his state of mind at the moment, lol.  It's four days a week, and that's bad too, as it's Thursday - Sunday.  No garage sales for this young man this summer.

What else - ah - my youngest went to the auto store the other day to get windshield wiper fluid, and came home with two wrapped parcels for me from the florist - he bought me two African Violets!


The only plant I can't kill.  


Seriously - I do not have a green thumb - I'm a plant assassin.  A foliage exterminator.  But for some reason, these plants love me.  They're cheering up my sewing room so much!

I do have a new pattern in the shop, I'm incredibly proud of the binding...stripes!!!  On the bias!!!  And it matched up!!!!


I have no idea how that happened, I couldn't repeat it to save my life, I'm just glad it worked.  This is a fairly quick pattern, all one color [my fave] and mostly backstitch.  You can get it here:


I think that's all for now, I'll leave you with a picture of my very strange kitty on her favorite table - heaven forbid I put a sewing machine on it.....


Love,
Allie



18 comments:

Jeanette said...

Goodness me that is a surprise the hawk chasing the fawn, who is very cute. Love your new pattern. What a lovely son you have bringing home those gorgeous plants for you. Allie you know you mustn't disturbe cats at all.😊. It's just not done. Lol. Hugs, xx

WoolenSails said...

Maybe the hawk thought it was smaller, till he got close, lol. So cute, haven't seen any deer this year.
I am a plant killer too, so I just buy cheap ones and they seem to grow.
Love your wall of quilts, I see kitty does too.

Debbie

I am said...

Hi Allie oh i love that little fawn,hope the hawk stays away from it.
How sweet is your boy to bring those lovely flowers home for you,i also love your new design,well done my friend xx

Nancy J said...

Felines just stretching out!!! or testing a pattern.. Love your new design, and a wee fawn, how nature shows us beauty every day.

Anonymous said...

I feed wild birds often in my yard. Once it seemed an airplane landed in the group and how birds scattered. It was a hawk and I mean when they are on the ground they are WAY LARGER than how they look circling lazily in the sky. Zounds!
I love the way you write and your cat is so gorgeous and oh the quilt stuff. Quilt on!

Little Quiltsong said...

Love violets, but for some reason - they don't do well for me. Some say to put them on a saucer and water them at the base - not from the top? I had to 'babysit' some for a neighbor over the summer once, and was so afraid they would die before she came back - they were fine! Whew! So you do have a green thumb, Allie :)! I have 3 types of plants in my house, that seem to do well for me - none of them flowering, though. I enjoy puttering around with them. Your new pattern is so sweet - great design! I didn't know hawks went after little fawns either - oh no! Your kitty has found a favorite perch - so cute!

Michele McLaughlin said...

I love that wall hanging! I would like to buy it but can't sew right now. Will wait until my arm is more mobile. We get hawk warnings here. This year they said that any dog/cat under 12 lbs could be in jeopardy. One of my stepson's cats was attacked this way. So here is my question:
How do you hang your wall hangings? They look wonderful above your kitty!
Hugs,
Mickie

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Baby Bambi, a gorgeous Kitty...wow what a tail, and a new pattern. Love it!

Shasta Matova said...

Wow those stripes are wonderful! So nice that you get a show in your backyard. I liked the glimpse of all those beautiful quilts on the wall. Will you show us a full picture of it?

claudia said...

I took a look at your designs and they are soooo cute!!! All of them. As soon as I keep my promise to myself and get some of my pending projects done and in process stuff completed I will be back to get so of your wonderful things!

Yvonne said...

Very cute design! Hope summer is there to stay!
I would love to watch deer from my house! So Very cute!
Your African violets are pretty, I love them too, they fon't need much water So you can forget them and they will still bloom 😉

desertskyquilts said...

The Summer design is wonderful! The little fawn is adorable, tail up and all. I can even kill African violets. I stick to cactus and whatever survives on its own in my yard. Though I do have one bamboo plant and a spider that haven't died. You should see my snake plant multiply, though! LOL

Karen Schurr said...

Such a cute summertime design, and I love your kitten. What a cutie, too!

Glenise Magnano - Gold Coast said...

Love all your wall hangings. How do you hang your mini quilts?

KaHolly said...

You've done it again! Cute pattern! I haven't embroidered in a dog's age....I just don't sit still long enough anymore now that I seldom watch tv. Sweet fawn. Wonder if it's the one that was just born the other day that you saw!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

That must have been a mighty big hawk...or he thinks he's bigger than he is...or maybe half blind lol. Love the summer design. I used to keep African Violets in my office before I retired. North Light and a dose of left over coffee kept them big and beautiful. I love them. As have violets that grow wild. My husband calls them weeds. I say no violet would ever be a weed or treated as one!
xx, Carol

Lin said...

Gorgeous fawn pictures and yes, very cute. Beautiful violets and your new pattern is great. xx

Kathy said...

Your new pattern looks thirst quenching! And now who will be your partner in crime to encourage you to buy the neat vintagey things you find? Or maybe those hours work for thrift store browsing? :)

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