Monday, July 9, 2012

Another Falls off the list

Yes, another UFO has fallen off the list. I have now completed the 13th of my UFOs. I'm proud and very glad to have reached this milepost.

This is another Patch Ability pattern and I'm pleased to have finished it. It may become a gift for Christmas or it may just stay at my house. Don't know yet as I haven't gotten started on ideas for Christmas.  I also have finished another couple of small projects by the same pattern company.

This one I call "Dentist's Delight" - rather obvious since it's a candied apple. I found this while on a quilt shop hop in April. The pattern, and the top already made, was in a sale bin at one shop. Since I'd been looking at the pattern thinking it would be fun to have for Halloween time, I bought it. Less than the pattern as a kit, but more than just the pattern, I got one sweet deal on it. It wasn't on my UFO list as it hadn't been started by me before January 1, 2012 and I didn't pick it up till April. But I am pleased to say, it is finished, and in less than 3 months of the time I picked it up.

Now this "Shy Rabbit" is a pattern from the Patch Ability 2012 monthly minis, April's to be precise. I had the fabric for the border and wasn't sure what I was going to do with it. Until I saw this pattern and then I knew! While I'm whittling down my UFO list, I'm also still working on other projects that didn't make it to that list. This shy bunny might be the Easter Bunny - can't tell since we can't see this bunny. But then no one has seen the Easter Bunny recently either. Hmmm?

Well, thanks for checking in. Hope you enjoy my pictures and stories as much as I enjoy parking them out here for you to read. Till next time, stay cool.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Celebrate July 4th

Yes, I said celebrate July 4th! This day represents the history of having "separated" from the "mother country" of England. We came here, or rather our fore fathers did, to be free to pray the way we wanted, to be able to do things without tyranny. We all need to remember out history and thank those who have made it the way it is.

We all celebrate it differently. Some with big parties and huge fireworks, some just stay home and relax. Some use it as an extension for a long weekend. Some will sit and have a small family bbq. What will you do?

My day will be spent with family. We will get together and just have a good time. No big party, no fireworks. Not that I would want to have fireworks after seeing the devastation that Colorado has had with fires. I just don't want to run the risk and hope you won't either.

Happy 4th of July!