Monday, June 8, 2015

House blocks and a scarf

Only 3 more blocks to go on my Hillside Houses quilt.  I  like the way it's turning out, especially with the little bits of Liberty prints added to the windows. It's been really fun piecing it together.
I finished my infinity scarf just as the weather reached a scorching 104 degrees.  I guess I won't be wearing it any time soon.  I ripped back the pattern I started here and switched to this one instead.
It's was so easy to crochet, you know the meditative kind where you repeat row 2 and 3 until you run out of yarn or fall asleep with the hook in your hand.  Now I'm looking around for the next crochet project.
The last picture is a female Bullock's Oriole getting ready to take a dip. Can you see her on the edge of the bowl?   She was just sitting there looking cute, while two young males were practically knocking themselves silly trying to get her attention.  It's the first time I ever spotted them in my backyard, and it was quite entertaining.
My son comes home from Australia this week, and I can't wait to hug him and hear all about his trip. I'm told he has a full beard.  He ended up staying a few extra days and went over to New Zealand by himself to visit the Shire.  His sisters are beyond jealous.  Of the Shire, not the beard.
So I'm going to make his favorite sweet and sour chicken for dinner and stock the bathroom with razors.  Hurry up son, your mama's waiting.
Have fun making stuff this week.


  1. The houses are looking great. I too am very jealous of a visit to the Shire!

  2. Oooh, the Shire! That's fab. And he went by himself; what an adventurer! The little houses quilt top is so beautiful--the Liberty prints make it so sweet. :)

  3. Love the houses quilt top! Enjoy your reunion with son!
    xo Kris

  4. Love the house blocks! Looking great. I only know one crochet stitch, But I can do that without looking! Hope he gets home safely, I'm off to follow the shire link

  5. Wow, I like your houses!

  6. Your houses are looking amazing! Love that little bit of print fabric so much. It's a perfect touch.:)

  7. Both your scarf and your quilt are amazing. So glad you get to see your son, I bet you are going to squeeze the stuffing out of him.

  8. Lovely houses! They are so fun to sew. Beautiful knitting too

  9. since I don't quilt, I am in awe of the house squares.....such little pieces of loveliness! The scarf is wonderful is the bird and bowl!


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