I know weird title but yesterday I saw an armadillo from the house and then when I went out the backdoor to take a walk I heard a noise of something shuffling around near the backdoor – looked off the stoop and there he was – I knew we had one around as the backyard has been having a lot of snout like digging holes all over the place – a sign you have an armadillo digging for bugs. Photo taken with the iphone so not super clear. Usually they are dead and on the road when you see them – most times out at night. EDITED: forgot to mention it got up to 70 yesterday and more of the same today! outside walking time if it doesn’t rain.
EDITED: A Map of it’s range
The way they dig up the yard – this is happening all over the back yard right now. (another phone photo)
This area of hexies for Handful of Scraps has the neutrals attached to their right sides – I think I will continue to do that and then take the whole thing to my sisters and attach these all around the circle. Linking to Sew Fresh Quilts today and Jo’s Country Junction: UFO Progress and Quilt Fabrication: Midweek Makers.
Then I wouldn’t need to take any of the extra hexies with me just the flowers and begin to attach all the way around. Vicki is feeling much better and we should be out almost every day taking short walks and shopping and things to get her energy back. 15 days after surgery that is doing pretty good. The doctor has cleared her for driving already too. Her speech is coming back better every day. She is having a lot of problems with her right hand (she is right handed) hopefully with more OT she will get all use of her hand back but she knows it is possible she won’t. One of my brothers will be in for one weekend while I am there and one of the nieces on Mike’s side of the family who lives out there is planning to meet up for lunch or something one day to get in a visit as well. I think a lot of time will be family time – Vicki has one son and family very close by as well. I have a feeling I will be busy almost every day –
The scrappy baby quilt is now pin basted maybe I will get started on it today?
I can not say I enjoyed quilting the big quilt on the square hoop stand! In fact I didn’t like it at all – how people like these hoops instead of floor frames like my big 3 roller is beyond me. I’m trying another thing and I will let you all know how it goes. I do hope I don’t have to set this quilt aside until the weather gets cold again and only work on it then – the quilt drags so much and is so heavy it is hard for me with the arthritis in my hands to tighten the hoop enough to hold in place and it was constantly coming loose Monday night when I was trying to get the feel for it. I am moving to the dining room table last night and see if it will work any better in there to support it.