Thursday, August 18, 2022

I Like Thursday #311


 Welcome to this week's list of likes.... starting with the shadow cast by flowers in patio pots

It cooled the tiniest bit this week, so I baked a blueberry cake and some crab rangoon appetizers too.

Saw a terrific movie on netflix this weekend

Wedding Season (2022) - IMDb 

charming, fun and nice. 


on audio, and so charmingly read, relatable character driven story.

 on ebook


last in the series, sad.... but she has other books to read, yea!

Our I Like Prompt for this week is : tell us about your favorite sandals and what you like about them

I have foot issues... many of us do. I have extremely high arches, and they need supporting. There are three makers of sandals that I love for their support, wearability, comfort, and I even like the way they look. Starting in the bottom left corner

Chaco: very supportive for all day wear. Adjustable, cups the heel, waterproof, good for hiking

 Olu Kai: the only thongs I can easily wear all day, soft, flexible, arch supported, I have three pairs! Look at the cute soles, love the red leather straps. The white/pink ones are waterproof

Birkenstocks... I have no idea how many I have presently but I've purchased so many styles over the years and love them all for the comfort. I don't care who makes fun of me. I don't care that my stupid niece calls them Jesus shoes. I do care that they support my feet and back, slide on easily, and are dependable. They come in many many styles and colors.

 awwwww!!  heartwarming.... the critters UPS delivery people have come to love

I like soft hearted people....
 this song was popular when I left for my first year at college... I was and remain very romantic and it made me want to love and be loved...

She was beautiful.... and I'm sorry she passed away 8/8/2022

barry gibb and ONJ ask, how can you mend a broken heart

Milo'e Moments

Hi Y'all. I'm a hard worker... I have to control things around here

Mama: ain't that the truth!

Milo: ahem, this is MY moment and I need some praise.  

Mama: oh don't you look innocent.  Milo, we haven't gotten to watch a movie all the way through since we got you. We thought, oh he's just a puppy, he'll settle down. Now you're 5 and still interrupt every tv show, movie and card game we try to play. "go out!" "more water!" "play chase me!" "fix me a chewie"

Milo: well, gotta keep your old selves moving or you'll rust! Hahahaha just poodle humor. I just want to play with you and make sure you notice I'm still here and on the job. Guarding the house from people getting their mail, driving their cars, walking their dogs, or delivering stuff to the door. 

Mama: you're a good boy honey.... thank you for your service!

 Milo: that's nice, now lets toss the ole' ring around a while.

Please visit these fine folks to see what they like this week

A Wordy Wednesday



rosie and the boys nature pics  


Saturday, August 13, 2022

This creative week ...working in Fabric with orange tones

Index card art... One Line Leads to Another

Welcome to this week's creativity round up... a bit of paint on fabric, lots of stitching, and a bit of recharging going on at Chez LeeAnna's. The first pic was a continuous line drawing with thick pen on index card and I wrote one line leads to another with the letters all touching too. 

I find that to be the case...  

I enjoy many art/craft forms... and find I go back and forth between them. This week was spent back in my sewing studio, working with orange scraps because that's the color focus of the month at rainbow scrap challenge. 

 I saw a quiltmaker using these x blocks to do a big cross stitch quilt and thought how fun to play with this repetitive shape and lots of scraps. 

right now these are about 3-3.5" squares
 I needed to see fabric sewn to fabric this week, needed something that required little of me. 

You start with a 3" background square, cut in half on the diagonal. Insert a 1.25" strip, trim to square, then cut across that on diagonal and insert another 1.25" strip between the two. There is a little matching requiring a small ruler but other than that, it was good to play and imagine the possible color combinations as you sewed. 

I listened to several books on audio as I sewed. The design wall filled up with projects:

I have been making a twinkler block in each month's color way this year, and love the energy and happiness orange brings to the group...

Twinkler block pattern from Superscrappy
Orange in some amount or form will make any quilt sparkle. It's not as dense as red, not as pale as yellow.... but somehow makes me optimistic.

Did you notice the orange fabric on the wall?  It started as a piece of plain white about 9" X 20"

I used these to paint it

fuchia, golden yellow, sparkly rust

 by wetting the fabric, putting it in the pan, pouring on color, and mushing it around with some extra water. 


After the fabric absorbed the paint, there was still pretty watery paint left so I dunked in a strip of lavender with dots, and a scrap of old calico with red somethings

calico repurposed

I loved how the lavender absorbed the paint, and turned a great shade of pinkish orange!!! 

Ya never know! 

just try it!

so after it was very wet, I sort of mushed it out onto a plastic garbage bag and left in the hot 100 F colorado air to dry. 

Heat press, rinse with clear water and iron. 

this is intended to make this month's table scraps using orange scraps plus embroidery.... Still deciding on threads to use, and designs if any. 

maybe poppies? Maybe a big pumpkin? 

still needing therapeutic sewing... I moved on to really tiny thready strips...

and have no idea what will become of them... they did their job in calming my spirit so they will likely return to the orange scraps bin unless they become the table scraps piece... heyyyy a thick black thread embroidered just so might look like a poppy...

DH brought in two shirts with ragged hole/rips in them for mending so that's on the docket for this week. One is a Yale tshirt, bought on one of our trips... I would have loved going to school there but when I came of age, no one told me it was possible. Going on to university was enough and probably wasted on a "girl" 

two poorly shirts in the mending hospital
 One shirt is a black linen button down, totally terrific except for where the tear happened along the grain line and disintegrated into thready chaos.  I fused fabric to the back of each rip, and will go over with matching threads. It will be nearly invisible, especially when we seldom leave the house these days of infection running rampant. 

I basted and arranged the pretty orange hexies to be sewn at night as well. So it turned out this week was one of fabric... but I feel the pull of paint, beads, and book binding. The life of a creative person is never dull

patchwork Sunday                    

design wall Mondays at smallquiltsanddollquilts

art for fun Friday