On Tuesday night I didn’t quilt for a change! Yes that is right I took a night off of the quilting frame. Instead I worked on the applique for the checkerboard quilt – red/black – I was watching both of the NCIS shows so I just ended up in the living room instead for a change. I got the first of the four blocks finished – it is large applique and easy. Then on Wednesday I got the other 3 blocks of applique prepped but none are glued in place.
The first block is finished. The next three are cut and ready to work on – I will update as I get these appliqued to the blocks – no rush – I just wanted to jazz that top up a little bit but it was a good example for showing how to piece and put blocks together.
I do have the circles gathered for the 3rd row of the Granny’s Got Style border but I need to do the finish of the prepping for the circles before I applique – I have a tutorial for how I do the circles on the side bar – look under Tutorials.
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Today was the day Mike decided to get that dead pine tree down that was on the very edge of our very large front yard – there is one more that is dead up there as well although you can’t see it from this angle – the top half of it has already fallen so it shouldn’t be too hard to get down – first is clean up of this one. Warmer weather is coming and we will get tired of this clearing of the dead trees soon – we are already beginning to swat little flying bugs away from our heads even on a breezy cloudy day as yesterday was.
This picture gives a better indication as to how far from the deck I am standing on this tree is – it also shows more how large the yard is. Just missed that flower bed!
I had been watching a Pileated Woodpecker attack this tree all winter so I’m kind of sad to take it away – but it needed to be down – look at those large holes it left behind.
My hand by it so you can see.
The rhubarb growing – I had it covered up with leaves the last three days as it was supposed to get down to 24 but then they changed it to 28 but it never got below 32 here so I uncovered them yesterday.
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