Monday, April 6, 2009

Catching up...again

We've had some wild and wooly weather around here lately. I took this photo the other day from the back yard looking over the roof of the house. A very clear demarcation between the wild weather to the east and blue skies to the west. We had more of the same today.

I've fallen behind again. I've been reading blogs but haven't felt much like posting. But now and then people nicely let me know they actually read what I write so it gets me going again. :-)

Lets see.... I went back through my photos to see what I've been doing!

This little fella surprised me with a visit the other evening. He (she?) kept me company while I was blog reading.

Despite what the calendar says my Christmas cactus has decided to bloom. I think it likes it's new home in the corner of the living room on top of the dog crate. :-)

The pointsettia is still going strong too.

But it is indeed spring outside. We have wisteria... (and weeds...pretend you don't see them)


iris...lots of violets...

and tulips. :-)

This weekend we did some major shed cleaning and sorting and also decided that this should be the location of the vegetable garden. The Tramp worked steadily all winter splitting wood but I'm wondering how in the world we are going to move some of these big logs!

My "half" trees are showing their summer colors too. Both were damaged by the large pecan trees that were taken down last year. I'm hoping one day they won't look so lopsided.

In the sewing room I have a few projects that have reached the quilting stage. Several items are up on my design wall waiting. This is when I get nervous and worried that I'm going to ruin something by quilting it!

This will be a pentecostal parament for my church back in New Jersey.

And this is my "Jane Hall Challenge" that needs to be finished up and entered into the North Carolina Quilt Symposium. The Tramp was helping me figure out what kind of borders to put on it.
My excuse for not getting on with my quilting....I was kind of waiting for this to arrive. :-D My new Juki TL98Q. I had that charity quilt top waiting to go so I used it as my tester. The machine works like a dream...right out of the box! I'm so pleased with it.

So I guess I should get back into the sewing room and get busy!


Bonnie said...

Hi Katie: I like the border you are showing for the Jane Hall challenge. I want to try one of those wavy? curvy? whatever they are called borders! One of these days! Bonnie

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Wow that's some frog!

your garden looks like it is well on its way.

meggie said...

Love the frog.
I do like the wavy border.
Your flowers are lovely.. lucky you, there in spring!

Pam said...

Wow - look at all those spring flowers. I was looking at them thinking that is what it should look like here right now - we are so far behind this year. Nothing is blooming yet - not even the daffodils.

That looks like a great sewing machine - such a large space for machine quilting. Is it primarily a machine for machine quilting? I can imagine it would be great to use.

Lynn said...

The pentacostal parchament and your Jane Hall challenge are both spectacular. And a new sewing machine! Cute little frog - they are cute as long as they are on the outside. Your irises are blooming - my azaleas are beautiful, my tulips are almost done and so far my irises aren't ready yet.

Sharon said...

Love the sewing ALL sewing machines. lolol

That frog is hysterial. I want one! :-)