Friday, May 13, 2022

No Misfits Here!

With rain on the horizon, the Muddy Creek Misfits took porch time as much as possible yesterday - enjoying what we could of our beautiful May afternoon.

Lunches, snack time, wine o'clock and more - the porch is a perfect place for sitting and letting the world go by.

And yes - there is often stitching of bindings, applique or other handwork done out here in the comfort of the covered wrap around porch - it's one of my favorite things about this house.  That porch is wide and goes on for miles.
Wilson creek flows behind and we are often entertained by birds of all kinds, and fishermen alike - all hoping to snag "the big one".  Some for sport, others for dinner!

It isn't ALL lollygagging around here.

There is some serious sewing going on.

Projects are making their way up on design walls.

And we are solving world problems while we stitch.

The wisdom of the ages is found in this room.

Isn't this the cutest thing??

This is Muriel's and she is using a pattern and ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful to make this nativity scene.  I have no further info but a google search will help you find out more.

And yes - I got some stitching in, too.  I'm working on some super fun blocks for the 2023 issues of Quiltmaker!  I'm excited about these blocks and the next go-round of my Addicted to Scraps column - 

Sometimes just making a sample block, just to try it, can spark all kinds of ideas and get those juices flowing.  The possibilities are truly limitless.

If I can get these issues ready by the end of the weekend, I'll be just a bit ahead of the game and that feels great.

This is the block for the May/June 2022 issue!

Have you played with this one yet?   I am really loving the patriotic version at the far right. And I love how this block called Windmill will make secondary pinwheels if joined block to block to block.

And then....I've GOT to get started on our next Leader & Ender challenge coming up in July.  How are you doing on your Fish School blocks?

What is this?

Is it snowing?

It certainly felt like it - all day long there were petals on the breeze and they are now scattered all over the lawn.  What does this mean?

Bye bye dogwood blossoms!  It's leafing out time!

I will miss dogwood season until this time next year.  I have loved looking at these gorgeous blossoms up close through the bedroom #2 bay window.

But you also know what that means?  Over the next week the huge old Rhododendron off the front porch is going to burst forth.  And I can't wait.

Today will prove interesting.  The Hubster has a procedure to be done, and I'll have to drive him home as he may be a bit woozy afterwards.

I'm headed over to check on the retreat gals, then will come back and pick him up to do his thing - and then the afternoon is up in the air as to how he will be feeling.

It's drizzly out right now - and I thought I'd take the dogs on my morning outing so the ladies can see Zoey and meet Mabel.  

And the rest of the day?  We are playing it by ear.

How does your Friday look as we head on in to the weekend?

Quiltville Quote of the Day -

I firmly believe that we can make big changes in our lives if we start with this one little thing.
Our thoughts determine our actions, our actions bring us to our future.
Which thoughts are you watering today?

Happy Friday, everyone!



  1. So much fun going on in the sewing room! Love the quote ... I will try to water what is going right today!

  2. Hoping all goes well with hubster. Could someone tell me which of the washable markers from crayola washed out the best? Love the blog!

    1. I've used both Ultra-clean washable markers and Super tips washable markers. I use the lightest color that is visible on the fabric. I've never had any problems washing them out. The Super tips have the thinnest line so I usually use those. I tend to have a heavy hand when I'm not paying attention so the smaller tip is better for me but I do use the ultra-clean too.

  3. Bonnie, I loved your block in the magazine, will certainly be making it. Have a wonder-filled weekend! I'm planting seeds, everywhere ;)

  4. Rainy afternoon here in the Forecast. Hubby has to take an early walk about. My Rhododendron is nearly full bloom. Love the purple ones. Need to take a photo of my RT Quilt with it. flimsy in the works.

  5. I probably would be enjoying the beautiful blooms of my Rhododendron, but our donkey ate it last year! He also ate my Hydrangea, but they are both trying their darndest to make a come back! Dang donkey! He's so cute, I had to forgive him!

  6. BJ, the "Ultra-clean Washable Markers by Crayola". I use them and have never had a problem.


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