Friday, April 5, 2019

Play-time

I just never know who I'm going to see outside my sewing room window - I almost had heart failure earlier when I caught something large moving out of the corner of my eye, turned around and there were four deer looking at me.

We've had so much rain lately that we joke about waterfront property without the high taxes.


The neighbors (non-verbal) don't seem to mind.  Although this guy finally got annoyed with me taking so many pictures and turned his back.


He finally waddled off with the Mrs. to hunt in the neighbor's lake.  It's just so odd to have them paddling around your lawn.

I've been sewing a bit.  This morning I worked on a secret project, and confirmed my suspicion that I will never make a full-size pieced quilt.  Ever.  Then I turned to a rather organically growing project....


This one is pure play.  I drew the design pieces, stitched them down, and am adding things as they come to me.  No planning involved - I love working this way.  This may become a table runner for my foyer, we'll see.  I'm using fusible web and straight line stitching around the pieces.  

I'm still searching for work, checking the job sites every day, and still getting calls for all kinds of things I can't do - such as truck driving - I can drive a semi, but I'm not licensed for it.  In the meantime, I play with fabric, and sometimes mum.



I hope all is going well with you, I'm getting around to blogs more often now and that's a good thing.  Love seeing what you all are up to.  Enjoy your weekend!

See you soon - 
Love,
Allie

13 comments:

Jeanette said...

Love seeing the photo's of your "neighbours". The duck is so cute. Love your project, look forward to seeing what you do with it. Your Mum is looking good. Hugs,xx

Karen said...

The geranium block is a hit with me. I think it would be a fun one to applique. Nice size pieces and not too many of them.

Anorina Morris said...

Your neighbours are gorgeous. That green on his head it glorious.
Good luck with the job hunting.

WoolenSails said...

It is fun to see the critters that visit, no ducks here but we get turkeys and guinea hens, along with hawks and other birds. Most of the animals know that Bean is safe and they like my yard, so always something in the yard. Good to see your mom looking well and enjoying a day out. Prayers that you can find a good job that you can also enjoy. I wish I could work part time, maybe at the beach, only time i seem to have energy, lol.

Debbie

Fiona said...

YOur geranium is lovely... and more blocks like that together with different flowers would make a quilt! haha... I had to get that in! Lovely seeing the visitors coming to your place... magical. I'm not sure I would get much sewing work done with them...
Have a lovely weekend... YOur mum is looking so well
Hugz

Lin said...

I love your geranium piece - it will be fun to see how it evolves. Good luck with the job hunting and Mum looks in good form! xx

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

You can drive a semi!! I am impressed! I am afraid to drive big pickup trucks! lol! I am determined to learn how to pull the camper, so I need to get over my nervousness. Good luck with your job search!

Cathy said...

Where ever there is a puddle their's a mallard...lol I love your geranium block. it is so sweet. Your Mum looks good. Hugs

Little Quiltsong said...

Your mom is looking very well - so nice to see! Hope you find that perfect job. So hard when updating resumes etc. I took a course through unemployment one time - and so enjoyed it. Ended up getting a job back in my own field, but the horizons it opened really helped my self-esteem. Your block is lovely - beautiful design.

Susan said...

Deer and ducks make pretty good neighbors, I think. Your mom is looking good. I'm glad you are getting out together. I like your new block! It's very fall-homey.

TerriSue said...

Dearest Allie, My goodness but you are just so talented. I made my first quilt top since my oldest, now 35 years, this last month. It was a hankie top with four hankies. I truly enjoyed it as I just winged it and was quite surprised when it came out. I can't wait to see what you do with your geranium. Have a blessed day.

Jocelyn said...

Fun Pictures! Your mom looks good! And your geranium piece is so cute.

Tanya said...

Your mum looks in tip-top shape! Stay healthy!

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