Monday, March 23, 2015

Day of Applique

This morning was a good morning. I played cribbage with Art and then came home to play a little on the tablet.

It was pretty rainy all day. I did get a chance to go out and take a few pictures of the tulips coming out.

We've got some really pretty flowers coming up.

Patrick has a lot of tulips out there, so I have more of the tulips then these.

Can't remember the name of these.

There are some dark ones coming out as well.

Not sure what the red leave coming out will be, but thought it looked cook with all the green coming up.

I finished this block. I used my DMC floss on the center, and I don't really like the look of it. So, I looked to see what Pearl used and found she was using the sulky 12 wt cotton thread. I ordered some from her and I also order some from Amazon. Between the two, I think I paid about $20 for about 12 colors. Not sure, but will show it when they come in. I hope they are easy to work with.

Since they had NCIS on TV all day today, I watched the shows as I appliqued. Charlie had to keep me company. I am not doing the "posts" on the baskets, but this one is basket #2.

This is where I am right now. I'll try and finish up the flower tonight. OR I may work on my afghan. Haven't quiet got there yet. It will be nice to have 2 of the baskets done. I will mark the last ones hopefully this week. Quilting is Thursday and Friday is a day with my cousin.

I got a kick out of mom today. She saw a call from my Aunt on her cell phone. She calls me and leaves me a message that I need to get a hold of her to see what she wanted BECAUSE she didn't have her phone number with her! So, I called around trying to get a hold of my Aunt. As time went by, I found out she didn't call my mother today or yesterday. So, I'm thinking she called a few days ago, and mom just noticed the call this morning. She called later to see if I got a hold of my Aunt and I told her she didn't call, but if she wanted the number it shows up on her cell, so she could have called her back. I got a "yea, I know, got to go." She was headed up to Seabeck for the retreat. Wonder how many more phone calls I'll get to check on things. lol

We're having dad over tomorrow night for supper. Hopefully I will get back before 2 pm from the casino. I have agreed to take my neighbor to the casino. I can do it once a month. And he looks forward to going.

Spring is here, and I'm looking forward to seeing more flowers bloom. It keeps me in spirits to do applique. I'm learning every time I do more applique. My work isn't as good as I would like it to be, but I'm working on it. It's always a work in progress. Just like Patrick's garden, it's a work in progress. I'm looking forward to getting more done. Life is good, and we're all Happy Quilting!

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