Every day I am so thankful that we found this house in the country. I hope we get to enjoy many years here.
- Wildlife Visitors
- Sorting Out Quilt Projects
- Builder Bob Installs New Lights
- Another Free 12 Month Calendar
- Heart quilt blocks and wildlife visitors
We are having so much fun watching the animals and birds! Yesterday we had to run to town and get another bag of cat food and a 40 pound bag of black sunflower seeds.
I almost missed the opossum! Builder Bob told me to come look at there was a cat in the tree by the bird feeders and then we saw the opossum walking up to our front door! I think they are so cute and don’t worry, they don’t get rabies.
I tried to take a video which is what scared him, it is only about 11 seconds long. I guess I need to learn how to edit a video LOL.
I have mentioned that along with the house we inherited stray cats. Two of them are very, very skittish and look like life has been tough for them so I try and make sure I have food out for them.
I have a place setup to feed them right under the back bedroom window near Mr. Mickey’s fenced in area. They get scared just seeing me in the window! Last night both black cats were eating at the same time. I’m glad to see that they get along. I even saw our first rabbit late last night when I was taking Mr. Mickey out. I don’t think he’ll ever get to go out without a leash.
Sorting Out Quilt Projects
I’m one of those people who like to work on multiple projects at once. There will be times when I have nothing finished to show and then…..I have two or three things done! I’m working on two quilts right now but I spent a little time going through some of my storage bins.
I have all kinds of things started! There are several boxes of pieces for blocks. I also found leftover blocks from quilts I’ve made in the past.
Accuquilt Half Square Triangles
I have several boxes of half-square triangles in various sizes. I think I cut most of them the first year I got my Accuquilt Qube sets. I’m not sure what I’ll make with them.
What you are seeing here is the 2-inch finished size, you can buy this die separately. These work great with all of the 2½-inch scrap squares.
If you like the Qube sets, this die is included in the GO! Qube Mix & Match 8″ block set. Don’t have an AccuQuilt GO! cutter yet? The best deal is to buy the Ready Set Go Ultimate Fabric cutting system and get what you need to start out.
Hearts Baby Quilt Scraps
I think I pull this box out every year about this time and start thinking about Valentine’s Day. These are the leftovers from my Hearts Baby Quilt tutorial. When I have this much leftover from a quilt project, I find it helpful to keep everything together in case I want to make something else. Maybe it is time to do that!
I even have a couple of blocks and tons of extra block pieces. These are 8½-inch unfinished blocks.
Scrappy Batik Squares
I decided to make a few more of the scrappy batik square blocks. Adding more blocks really helps the design show up. I think it will end up being a lap quilt.
Builder Bob Installs New Lights
Builder Bob has a whole list of projects to do around the house. He finally finished insulating the garage which is his “man cave”, he even bought a huge new tv which is why I have a tv in my quilt studio.
I doubt if I will turn it on much. I tried to watch Queen’s Gambit on Netflix which my daughter had recommended and finally had to just stop sewing and just enjoy the show. It was really good.
Anyway, here is what he worked on today. Last summer I bought six Artika Skylights for my “soon to be built” quilt studio. Obviously that never happened so we have been using them in other places in our country home. He just finished installing two in the family room downstairs. That is also where my office is.
I’m having so much fun watching the birds right now that I am writing this post at the kitchen table so I can watch them.
I know some of you will want to know more about the Artika Skylights, you can read more about them by following the link. They are Flat Ultra Thin LED lights. Builder Bob said they were kind of a pain to install but now that he has three done…..not too bad.
He also installed one upstairs in the hallway where our washer and dryer are. That area went from dim to bright!
He also installed a small tv in the kitchen, we used to have it in the bedroom but never used it. Many times we eat dinner when the news is on so I think it will work better here.
Another Free 12 Month Calendar
I finished another calendar that has all twelve months on one page. Several people have asked for a calendar that starts on Monday as it does in Australia, New Zealand and other countries so I now have this for you. I will also be updating my 2021 Quilt Calendar.
Week starting on Sunday calendar
Click to download the Sunday calendar.
Week starting on Monday calendar
Click to download the Monday calendar.
Heart quilt blocks and wildlife visitors
I hope you have enjoyed what is going on in my life right now as we are staying home most of the time and I’m so thankful for all the wildlife we have here!