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Monday, May 7, 2012

Testing and resting

Three things to be happy about:
(1) optimistic weather forecasts
(2) a visit from Prince Harry
(3) celebrating your happiness

Hi everybody, hello followers! 

Today Prince Harry (singing "I'm just wild about Harry...") will visit our city to receive a humanitarian award.  I think if Princess Diana were alive, she'd be pleased about the award and very proud of both her sons!  As we all know, Diana was a great humanitarian.

I managed to pull a muscle in my chest over the weekend and I KNOW it was from lifting several bins of fabrics down from my shelves.  I think I need to do as so many of you do, and set times every day to cut my scraps, ugly fabrics and concrete (unmovable) yardage into usable strips, squares and rectangles, whether I sew something that day or not!  I was doing it regularly at one time, but I sorta drifted away from it after I got my strips cut for the cruise last November.  So much for that!

After doing more testing for my yard bird blocks, I decided to go with a range of blues, rather than trying for all bright colors (or colors all over the place)...

Some will have glasses, and some won't.  I think the one on the left looks way kewl... sorta like the official Joe Cool of the barnyard!  Those colorful stars are as wild as it will get for this quilt, I want to have the colors close to each other.

These are cute blocks to make with the added attraction of using scraps, but I'd have to say my least favorite part was sewing those skinny legs!

I'm using a raw-edge applique method and trying to keep it neat around the toes is a bit challenging.  I want to catch all of the foot with the thread so it won't unravel from washing.

These are the bodies I'll use, just keeping it blue!

If you were a Mayberry (Andy Griffith show) fan, I just heard that Goober Pyle passed away at age 83 - he was Gomer Pyle's cousin on the show.  I still watch that show on TVLand; I know exactly what's going to happen on every episode, but I still like watching it anyway!  So that's Aunt Bee, Otis, Barney, and now Goober ... so long Goober, Judy-Judy-Judy!

Have a great Monday everyone, I'm going to take it easy on my strained muscle!

Sew forth and sew on


  1. Sorry about the strain. I hope you recover quickly. The birds are so cute. I just can't imagine the work to get those skinny little feet. I'm afraid I would resort to embroidery.

  2. Hi, Linda, just a thought, why don't you zig-zag those little feet on? That's what I would do, after all just how much washing would the quilt get????

  3. You're right. He *is* Joe Cool of the barnyard!

  4. Your chickens are quite wonderful. I can't wait to see this quilt all put together. You made a good choice going with the darker fabric for the legs and feet. They show up so much better now.

  5. Love your little chickens.


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