Friday, March 1, 2019



    For flowers that bloom about our feet,
    For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet,
    For song of bird, and hum of bee,
   For all things fair we hear or see,
   Father in heaven, we thank Thee!


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

It's Melted !

Clear skies at last but still very cold in these pics.  Dreamer was excited to be out of his stall and paddock.   Silly goose ran up and down the horse lane, past Taxi several times.  Taxi is watching his dad put hay out front.

Freezing cold, I was standing on back porch taking the pics.  Mustang Mountain was snow covered for about the third time in our seventeen years out here.

Taxi still standing stoically after Dreamer left to eat. The only thing moving was his ears.  I think he wanted back in the barn.

I was able to cook a hot meal for hubby.  Chicken fried steaks, mashed potatoes and italian beans.
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The Gypsy Wife quilt is messy (no its not me).  I'm using the Hello Kitty to mark stacks of papers for the PP blocks.

Sewing blocks on the Rocketeer.  I ordered clear presser feet for both machines but forgot the accessory arm to hold the foot on my Rocketeer. Now waiting for that to arrive next week. The clear foot for Hello Kitty also fits my Featherweight machine. Would love to pull that one out to use but it needs oiling first (I've never done that before).
Gypsy Wife Quilt Along 2019 on FB is now secret and not accepting new members.  Since announced over 2,800 have joined.  There's lots'a information and help on the internet if one just googles. Several blogs have been a great help to me. If anyone wants to make this quilt, go ahead and have fun !
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Oh, BTW-  Snow Friday,  Tuesday it was almost 70 degrees here !





Friday, February 22, 2019

Across the Frozen Tundra

South East Arizona. Yes. It. Does. Snow. Here.
         Side yard. My "green place".  Mulberry tree, fig bushes, apple tree (that had started to bloom),  weeping pine, trumpet vines.
View to backyard.

Highway to our dirt road. (Photo from Cochise County Sheriff Dept.)
Cochise County doesn't have a snow plow.   Both highways to Tombstone are closed now.  Sheet ice reported in all foothills along with low visibility (we are in the foothills).  Snow will stop around 4pm today and temps will drop to 20's.

A brighter photo-  Anna's Hummingbird, downtown Tucson.
                                         
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Great time for me to be sick in bed. Husband is dealing with wet muddy poodles and feeding livestock.  Even cooking and grocery shopping (glad he went yesterday !). He got a snow day off work, Ft. Huachuca is closed as is just about everything else in this county.

Stay tuned.  Temps here next week in 70's !

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Gypsy Wife Fabrics

Went thru my extensive stash, found lots of scraps and FQ's to use.  Lucky I had an open jelly roll to sort thru and there are two strips of each fabric.  That's very handy because long strips in the quilt are longer than WOF. 
I want a few more purples so will stop into Hobby Lobby for those, nothing else needed.  My yardage stash has plenty to cut from, it was nice not to need a major fabric purchase.  I may sew two of these, we have a month to finish each section.  With all the upcoming sweat and tears to figure out this quilt, might as well finish more than one.
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 Sunday Funnies...........







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