Thursday, October 24, 2019

2020 READING CHALLENGES.....

The new reading challenges are starting too pop up.  I was at A Novel Challenge checking them out.  I found one I would like to try.  I'm hoping the challenge will get my reading mojo back.  What did I find??

Jamie over at Whatever I Think Of!  is hosting a challenge....

Monthly Key Word Challenge





 .......Six “key words” are given for each month. Your task is to read 1 book that includes one or more of the key words in the title.

MONTHLY KEY WORDS


 JANUARY – Water, This, Hello, Sun, New, Six
FEBRUARY – Girl, Any, Love, Red, Note, Throne
MARCH – Dream, Day, In, House, Luck, Friend
APRIL – Lost, Below, City, Jewel, Night, My
MAY – Sky, Name, Blue, Book, Enchant, Is
JUNE – And, Beach, Number, Wish, Down, Word
JULY – Boy, Last, Day, Into, Dear, Summer
AUGUST – Kiss, Flower, When, Happy, North, Right
SEPTEMBER – Star, Cry, She, Window, Forever, Eye
OCTOBER – Haunt, Around, Shadow, Grave, Murder, Deep
NOVEMBER – Look, Forest, Out, Color, Lock, Now
DECEMBER – Sword, Magic, Fly, Of, Silver, Crown
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I'll also be joining the Color Coded Challenge....

Host is Bev over at My Reader's Block.

[ Here's the basic rule: read nine books with the various colors listed below in their titles or as a dominant color/image on their covers. For full details, click the link above. I'll list my books and date read as they come.]

1. Read a book with "Blue" (or a shade of blue):
2. Read a book with "Red" (or a shade of red):
3. Read a book with "Yellow" (or a shade of yellow):
4. Read a book with "Green" (or a shade of green):
5. Read a book with "Brown" (or a shade of brown):
6. Read a book with "Black" (or a shade of black):
7. Read a book with "White" ( or a shade of white):
8. Read a book with any other color:
9. Read a book a word/image that implies color (rainbow, polka dot, etc)

So hop over and check these 2 reading challenges out....

 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

CRAZY QUILT.....

Got 3 more blocks done on my 81/2 inch Crazy Quilt. 

Block 6
Block 7
Block 8



Friday, September 13, 2019

WHAT'S BLOOMING AT HOME.....

I love this time of the year.  The Honeysuckle starts climbing and seems to burst into bloom overnight.  And I love the smell.  Walk past a patch of Honeysuckle and your this awesome burst of fragrance.  Our Honeysuckle is in full bloom right now. 

This is a close up of the Honeysuckle Blooms.....

The area where this honeysuckle is, is it's own eco system.  You have Honeysuckle, Trumpet Vine and Pokeberry all growing in this same spot.  The Trumpet Vine and Honeysuckle have grown up the side of the house.
The poor Pokeberry has gotten bent down with all the weight of the vines.  The wind will also knock it down if it blows hard enough.  This is the base of the Pokeberry.

These are the berries hanging on the stems.

I'm linking up with Michelle for Nature Notes.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

CRAZY QUILT....

I've finished block 5 of my 8 1/2" block. 
The sunflower triangle has a piece of yellow cord, couched down.  The pink and white ribbon has Bullion Knots on it.

I'm currently working on block 6....
I'm working on the shell fabric at the bottom right.  The clear round button is my version of an octopus.  This frilly stuff is a piece of Eyelash trim...my grandson brought it home to me.  He had a  piece left from an art project.  Haven't quite figured out what to do with piece of marble fabric yet....any suggestions will be appreciated.  

I'm linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.


Tuesday, September 3, 2019

8 1/2 Crazy Quilt Block

I've finished 3 more blocks....
Block 2

 This block has a Silk Flower...I put a piece of lace down...attached a silk flower with a button.  Then embroidered some vines.  The little pink flowers on the vines are Bullion Knots.
 
Block 3
This block has a spray of buttons on it.  With some ribbon down the right side.  The Silk Flower is on a piece of burlap and is attached with a button.

Block 4
I put a piece of Blue Ribbon on and used Buttonhole stitch to hold it done.  Then added buttons.  Arrow stitch is between the buttons.