Saturday, August 26, 2017

Kaffe Fasset Hearts

I was getting kind of bored doing the little white hexies for my colouful hexie project that I showed you a while ago.  So I decided to switch  to Kaffe Fasset fabrics, just to keep things interesting.  I am doing hand appliqued hearts and machine sewn nine patches.  I found some light yellows in my stash, so I am using that.

This project is going to take me a long time.  But that's okay.  I am in no hurry.  I love hand applique and my machine is giving me woes.  It keeps jamming up and stopping on me.  And also, the light doesn't work any more.  I may have to buy a new machine before too long.  Anyone got any ideas as to what I should get?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Some Baking

I planted some zucchini plants this spring.  They are producing well.  I also planted a striped variety.  It grew under the others and one of the zucchinis was missed.  It just grew and grew until I got this:

It's huge.  I don't know what I am going to do with it.  I did have some smaller ones that are delicious in salads and as vegetables.  They also bake into delicious cakes and loaves.  Here is a zucchini loaf I baked yesterday.  I usually put nuts or raisins into the mix.  But this time I used mini chocolate chips.  We'll have to see if it is as good as the others,

Then, because the kitchen was only about a 100 degrees, (LOL) I baked a lemon pound cake.  Also haven't tasted this one yet, but it smells heavenly.

Today I am going back to my sewing.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Colourful Hexies

I needed something to keep me busy during the hot summer months.  But those hot months never arrived.  We had lots of rain though.  So I worked on the hexies when I couldn't go out. This is what I got done so far.

It's all made out of scraps.  And a large piece of white on white that I found in my stash.  This should keep me going for some time into the fall and maybe even into winter.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

At the Zoo

Well, that last post was easy.  A little too easy.  I am wondering if I can do that again.  So here is another post.  I became a member of the Toronto Zoo a couple of weeks ago.  I think it is the best thing I have ever done.  I love the zoo!  And William does too.  Here he is looking at the huge fish in an aquarium.

Gosh!  Those fish are almost as big as he is!

A Picnic in the Park

I finally have a new computer.  It's a laptop and I am learning how to use it.  Everything is new to me and I am a slow learner.  So this is sort of a test.   My DS came over last evening and showed me how to download the photos from my camera.  It really wasn't very difficult, but I could never have done it on my own.

This is William in the park.  He is sitting on a picnic quilt I made a few years ago and waiting for someone to toss him a ball.