You are most welcome to join us-find our hostess Bleubeard and Elizabeth in link on my right hand column.
What a difference a week makes-such up and down weather here from a day at 70 degrees f back down to frigid temps and some ice with wind. We have so much mud everywhere, especially our long driveway-the worse condition it has ever been in. So much freezing and thawing and lots of rain doesn't help matters.
My eyes have much improved finally around last weekend. The second eye no longer has the white film over it, can't feel the new lens any more, and the distance vision is much better-but still not as clear a vision as in my right eye-really hoping that improves.
I can manage readers now for reading and the computer-which I just couldn't do a week ago. The doctor reminded me last week Wednesday that this was major surgery and will take time. So I have adjusted and working on patience lol I drove to pick up our mail for the first time in two weeks this morning.
I have worked on my July pages (2018) and have those completed now.
I have been working on overlapping the elements more instead of everything just being in it's own space
July was the buck moon so I found this scrap of fabric that was perfect. The piece to the right of the moon was the cut off so I wanted to add that-but it shifted on me and was suppose to be a bit further apart and angled more at the top-decided I did not want to take out all that blanket stitch stitching and do it over
If it bugs me too much I will re do it
The piece of fabric that has July stamped on to it is a scrap from a baby quilt I had made for a friend about 18 years ago or so. I had used black embroidery thread to outline all the motifs on the fabric to quilt it-came out really pretty-a nice remembrance piece.
When I sewed this cat down that was from my Mom's sewing stash-I almost sewed it with black thread but decided to use the white thread instead
I decided to sew down a cover piece to protect my eco print page from getting torn from all the buttons and beads I just did a row of hand stitching on the top.
I did allot of eco dyeing in July and August so wanted to sew in a piece, this is one of my favorites
Update: I thought I would add a note here as I had a couple comments thinking this eco print was on fabric-this is on paper-and actually was that bonus print I got by layering this butcher paper in between the other sheets of paper for clearer prints.
We also have been enjoying a surprise visit by this handsome guy. He has attached himself to a group of does that come by for the corn. The bucks do not usually venture this close to the house so this has been fun watching him the last several days
I keep forgetting to mention about the geese and muscovy ducks that were here last year.
Usually the geese pair will stop by before they migrate on but they did not last fall.
The muscovy ducks in late fall began to be pests-then one day the female was all by herself. We have allot of predators here so the male must have been taken defending the female. After a couple weeks or so, the hen muscovy was a major pest-eating Miss Calico kitty's food, would not stay away from our front door. She really just needed a new home.
Our friend found the perfect home for her-a few miles down from us a small farm had ponds and they love muscovy ducks, had many of them and they spoil all of their farm animals. So Mrs Muscovy now has a new home I am very grateful-This happened early January
I can't tell you how good it feels to be able to read books again. I read allot in the evenings.
One thing really nice for my situation now is that I am able to enlarge the font on my reader-that is really helping me now-yeah-but I am anxious to get back to the Outlander books-the one I had started is in paperback form with very small print-patience lol
For my drink share this week, I had a taste for a drink one evening so I decided to make me a Kahlua (coffee liqueur) and cream
Instead of cream I used milked walnuts-soooo delicious (this is one of the nut milks I mentioned a few weeks back)
This was a delicious drink-but sigh for some reason I totally forgot about the caffeine in the Kahlua which sets my blood pressure to super high
I usually make my own Kahlua with decaf coffee but just didn't think about it-oh well It was worth it though lol
Happy T everyone