Monday, May 28, 2018

Happy memorial day

Today I honor all those who served, from my family and the thousands of others who gave of their time and some their lives to this country.

 Two pictures of my son of whom I am and always have been very proud.

When he was 3 he told me he wanted to drive a tank, his favorite movies have always been military/service oriented, even the sci/fi ones.

He wads in the ROCT program during H.S. and entered the Army and was sent to Afghanistan.

He has always tried to be the best person he can be, followed the rules (mostly) and does his best, every time.

despite his becoming a 27 year old grown ass man, I still see this little punk.

Every. Single. Time.

It makes me smile and my eyes leak at the same time.

Friday, May 25, 2018

I certainly am

I do try to keep my politics and atheism off my blog but every now and then you must at least make the attempt to speak out.
I only apologize for disturbing your Zen if this is where you find it.

What is happening in America today is Bullshit.
Promulgated by cowards.
Promoting the worst impulses humanity has to offer.
Spearheaded by a moronic puppet king.

If this offends some of you, too bad.
You should check your moral compass and fix it because its broken.
And no I don't care what the pet theory is out there for the continuance of this farce.
Go pedal your sick twisted ideas elsewhere, they will get no purchase here.

It's going to take decades to undo all the damage this administration has let unfold out into the world.
Black and brown people are not ruining America.
Old white entitled people who are so out of touch with Humanity, they are seriously threatening the world, are.

This may not be something that you all are interested in so fair warning
This video contains awesome vocal abilities by Sophia Urista
the music of Rage Against the Machine arraigned by Andrew Gatsukas
and is just as powerful if not more so than the original because this shit keeps happening....

Again, my opinion, back to sewing beauty.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Hawaii Shop-Hop part 2

 Still loving this mode of stain glass window quilting!

The ladies who chaired this committee should get a solid round of applause and a hearty handshake for picking some really beautiful fabrics!

Though I will warn you, the fabrics for the Strings shop are , In my never-to-be-humble opinion, kinda lousy. 
None of the greens or blues match any of the other colors within the set so keep your scraps!

the Strings" panel

The Sand colors did OK blending

as would the grey rock colors have but I wanted a more cohesive look to my blocks so I used the rest of what was already in the "lava" kit

 and with all of these I did supplement what we were given in the kit because, me!

The Panels get trickier and more fussy if you follow the course I took to put them together.
Which I heartily recommend because if you start with the beautiful bottom left one with the bromilliads and hibiscus you will be very sad, as it is the fussiest cut of them all!

I did have to fiddle and trim on each block it became more and more needful as each one got more and more complicated.

If you started with the flower block you may just give it all up as too dificult because this one is.

But it is so choice when its all done!

fussy cuts trimming and even had to replace and add a few pieces that that weren't there.

I'll need to drag out my old war horse from pasture to finish this up into a flimsy.

I hope she doesn't hold her retirement against me and decide to stop working all together! 

that's all I need anOther machine in the shop!

Oh, another thing about piecing these together, be sure to Iron the foundation to the WRONG side of the fabric! I oopsied that one in a few places. Shh! Don't tell!


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