Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Birdhouse Gourds and a barn along quilt block
I saw the cutest barn blocks on Pinterest. Lori Holt is doing a Barn Along. I am behind but I like them so much I am sure I can catch up. The block on the barn wall is made with 1 1/2 pieces. I haven't done anything that small in a long time so my first block is a little wonky. I still like it though. There are 12 blocks in all and each are 14 1/2 Square. My favorite one that I saw is a barn with a silo. I have a lot of scraps to use and I like that about it too. I re- met my Grandaughter Haylie day before yesterday. It was so wonderful I couldn't sleep that night. She is 10 and the last time I saw her she was almost 4. She is my son's child and he and mom are divorced so it made it hard for me to see her. She is a lot like me...She loves art and has a room full of art supplies. She also likes to write stories. I just am so excited and she was ready to come over right that second. Both Haylie and Olivia were excited too to have a girl cousin. I sent her a letter today and did a little mail art. I also finished three birdhouse gourds. I really love painting them. I had bought three of them at a garage sale. I wish I bought everyone of them that the lady had. I am growing my own and I think I am going to have a ton of them when the growing season is done. I especially like the little sea otter with the seaweed. My favorite though, is the funky chicken I finished today! I used primary colors and polymer clay. He looks so happy outside! I still am really struggling with this cough. I don't have pneumonia anymore but I am just wiped out from coughing all the time. It keeps me up all night and I just hate it. I cleaned the bunny cage and was so short of breath I thought I was going to pass out. arghhhhhhhhh..... I feel like it has ruined my summer with the kids. Well probably because in a way it has darn it. Happy Summer all!