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Friday, April 26, 2019

Feline Friday - 4/26-19

Momma is off sewing with her furriends so what else is there for me to do than cuddle up with Purple Puppy?!

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wednesday Weather #101 - 4/24/19

Spring continues as the temps fluctuate up and down and up and down.
And that means one never knows what to wear. LOL.

April 17 - 23, 2019
54 - 70 - 71 - 42 - 54 - 54 - 69 F

April 1 - 23, 2019

I've got a birthday party/retreat this weekend (a whopping 3 miles from home so I can run home to feed his highness or pick up forgotten items) and I've packed hand work AND machine work. I might actually have something different to share than Mr Serious next week...if I remember to take pictures, of course!

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Feline Friday - 4/19/19

Well hello there!!

Today is a Good Friday...

...to show you muh bellie!!!!


Hoppy Easter!!!

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

HeLP and Wednesday Weather Report #100

Welcome to our monthly Hexie Linky Party for Hexie-aholics as well as our weekly Wednesday Wather Report!!

I don't know about you but I think WW week #100 is pretty exciting!!! If I had planned ahead I would have brought cake to share - maybe after the next 100 weeks! Anyone else want to bring the ice cream?

April 10-16, 2019
36 - 34 - 75 - 55 - 38 - 37 - 48 F

Yes! 75! Friday was a sunny, 75!! It was amazing until a very distinctive line of storms rolled in and then we were back down into the druthers of sew-saw spring temps.

April 1 - 16, 2019

June 1, 2018 to April 16, 2019

Sew that was just a quickie post for today but I'm really looking forward to your shares for HeLP and WW! Any EPP project, of any vintage,  in any paper shape qualifies for our combo linky party today. I can't remember the last time WW and HeLP coincided...

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Around the Corner...

Sadly these photos are pretty blown out but I guess that is kinda inevitable when the skies are grey and there is snow in the air!

I swear those are yellow hexies!

I had quite the productive 4 days thanks to a 2 day conference and a lazy, couch surfing Sunday. Yes - you counted correctly - I've added 80 hexies since I last posted an update on Wednesday! Averaging 20 hexies per day is an amazing pace for me and I didn't pop thru my callous until today at lunch. That was a close call.

And this, my friends, is now the full width of the project as I've rounded the top right corner.

I'll spare you all the math and just end with I'm now 72% done. Yay me!

Friday, April 12, 2019

Feline Friday - 4/12/19

On Saturday Momma took me to the Vet in the P.T.U. to make sure I'm a healthy old man. Eghads!

I didn't much like the smelly office so I snuggled in to Momma's arm like never before. The Vet was nice but he poked and prodded a lot.

In the end he said I was "normal". Momma laughed a lot but my report has all but one of the boxes checked as normal. I even lost half a pound!

On the drive home I didn't have to ride in the P.T.U. I enjoyed exploring the car and watching things go by but I have to say the best view was from Momma's lap, which is hard cuz she sits so close to the steering wheel.

On Sunday Momma did some yard work. I had my own questions as to HER normalcy cuz the day started in the low 40s but she kept at it for many hours until we got into the high 60s. When she couldn't stand up straight any more she cried Uncle and went inside.

Of course I snoopervised every move she made whether from the back porch hidden among  the rhodies...

Or from the top of her dirty car.

She did a good job if I say so myself.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wednesday Weather Report #99 - 4/10/19

Did anyone notice I didn't post Feline Friday last week? I didn't notice until Saturday was half over. Oopsies!

Monday I had intended on posting a 5 year warning for the next solar eclipse that will be going over my house. I know it's early but the local law/fire/highway departments are beginning to plan for the extra traffic and tourists. I think Janet told me they drove 3.5 hours to watch the last eclipse but it took 8 hours to get home. Anyway, I'm inviting my bloggy friends to my house - we can stitch the weekend away and then watch the eclipse on Monday, 4/8/24. I'm as excited as one can be when there are 1,824 days to go... LOL.

April 3-9, 2019
44 - 40 - 41 - 60 - 65 - 60 - 55 F

As several people pointed out last week were are in the spring temperature swings. The colors were pretty consistent this week but I don't think the temps were. Can you believe it tried to snow for hours this morning? We rotated between grapple, sleet and rain for hours. Lucky me I wasn't expecting the snow and only wore a jean jacket. Ugh.

April 1-9, 2019

My most exciting news today is finally posting an updated photo of Mr Serious. I so wish I could get the colors of the photo when on my phone to show when it's transferred to the computer. I'll text the actual photo to anyone who wants - it's stunning. But, then again, I can say that cuz I'm the "mom".

If your eyes glaze over when it comes to math then you will probably want to come back to my blog on another day, starting ....... now!

  • This quilt comprises 2,327 1/2" hexies
  • 1,603 hexies are now done!!!
  • This equates to 68.88869789% done
  • I've worked on this project for 213 days which means I've averaged 7.5 hexies a day. In reality there were days I didn't do a single hexie and weekends I spent all day stitching in front of the boob tube.
  • I still have 724 more hexies to go until it's finished, 196 of them in this top right quadrant
  • I'm hoping to have the rest of the hexies done in the next 2 months, giving me 2 months for the quilting. This sounds like a lot of time but the summer season is fast approaching and that means less time to sew. On the last Saturday in April I have 4 invites for the same day and it's not even officially summer yet. I do have several conferences coming up and that usually means I can stitch during classes (it helps me concentrate). And let's not forget a retreat at the end of this month. Woohoo! In the end it's all about making progress on a daily basis and I'm pleased with where I am on this project.

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Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Wednesday Weather Report #98 - 4/3/19

Just a quick little report today...

March 27-31, 2019 =47 - 55 - 44 - 62 - 30 F
April 1-2, 2019 = 32 - 48 F

It's hard to believe I have been working on the weather quilts for 98 weeks...where has the time gone??!! I can't wait to have several of them done and hang them side by side.

I realized this morning, while sharing pictures with a customer, that I haven't posted pictures of Mr Serious lately. I'm still stitching away but other activities have taken up much of my time and I'm not making the progress I would prefer. It's ok tho as I am still making progress and I have 154 days to crank this baby out. I think I can! I think I can! I know I can!!!!

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Tuesday, April 02, 2019

The Bibliophile Files - 4/2/19

Welcome to my monthly listing of the books I've read!

     Big Stone Gap - an excellent story about living and working in the Appalachian Mountains and just how good our friends can be. It's read by the author and I'm thrilled to find out there are 3 more books in the series. I can only hope she reads the other books as well.
     Legal Tender - I've been reading this series for a while - minus the first 5 or 6 books that weren't available on CD until I randomly came across this (#2) book now on CD. woohoo! It's nice to have more of the backstory to the series.
     Hardcore Twenty Four
     Red Alert - I almost missed finding this book as the nomenclature for the series changed drastically. They used to be NYPD Red #1, NYPD Red #2, etc until #5 came along and they gave it a name instead of a number. I will admit there were times when I kinda confused the characters with an FBI series I follow. It was annoying but totally my fault.
     Pekoe Most Poison

     on my iPhone - Where the Crawdads Sing
     on my stereo - The Girls in the Garden

That's all I've got for this month. I started myself on a reading challenge so I'm hoping that I'll be more inspired to listen to books instead of just watching DVDs while I work on Mr Serious or work on my spring cleaning.

What have you read recently? Novels, magazines, quilt patterns and cereal boxes all count!!!

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