Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tuesday Tidbits.....

a bit of this and a bit of that *VBS* I'm perking rather slowly this past week and weekend. My left eye has once again reared back and declared 'war'! And the battle rages on. I gave in and went to the opthomologist on Friday, quite sure it wasn't an infection, but concerned enough to merit the trip. A small amount of damage to the cornea, more eye drops and an ointment for my face, which looks 'parched'. It was an up and down weekend, meaning I napped frequently, as "closed" is a good place for that eye to be. I could see improvement by Sunday afternoon, and altho it's not back to normal, I'm coping better. I worked on binding in small 'stints'. This is the older flimsey that I'm "looking" at this week. It was made sometime last year(??)and is 58" square. An odd size I think, but Railroad Crossing is like that. Laid out on point usually results in a square quilt. I've decided to add an upper and lower border, probably piano keys to give it some length. Then I'll pin it, machine quilt it and call it DONE! Amen.
 Tuesday morning sun spotting was lovely *VBS* I love the rosy glow just before it breaks the horizon. I've had an eastern view frequently over the years, and much prefer it to looking west in the afternoon. We've had rain over the weekend, and the grass is taking on a slightly green look, no leafing out as yet tho.
 I've changed Ebby's food amount(just call her "Pickle Belly", and also when I give the food to her. Amazing how much MORE she is awake and underfoot when she's not food saturated!! And lately I've been thinking about how curious we all are about 'things'. Each other, the quilts, how you might decorate, and what it would be like to be a mouse in the corner, or a bird on your shoulder. *VBS* So here's a "Tuesday Tidbit" for you....
 A tiny peek into a corner of my kitchen *VBS* Very important corner, couldn't live without the coffee maker....how about you???
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16 comments:

Sweet P said...

I definitely can't live without my morning coffee and I see you have Butternut Coffee. I haven't seen that since I left the Midwest.

I love your old flimsy. The colors are gorgeous.

Quilt Memories said...

My first thought was COZY, just like I imagine your whole house as well as YOU! Bet you have never been called cozy before****VBS*** J

Tazzie said...

The day just doesn't start right without coffee! I love the yellow setting squares in your quilt, it's just super cute Finn.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Gail said...

That yellow quilt is a winner, nice job! As for the scenery photo, my dear MIL would classify that as a 'pink moment', she was fond of capturing just that moment in her photos of the Vermont countryside.

Amelia said...

I do like my coffee in the morning...but I add sugar, creamer and a bit of hot chocolate to round it all out. I want two cups and work the puzzles in the early morning. I still get up at 5:00 just like when I was working...even after being retired for 5 years...guess old habits are hard to break.

Amelia in Oklahoma

Greenmare said...

No way could I make it without my coffee maker. I love that machine almost as much as my sewing machine. I pamper it with distilled water and the best beans money can buy. oh, maybe that's ME I'm pampering! ;-)

Greenmare said...

whoops you distracted me with coffee and I completely forgot to tell yo how much I love your quilt top!! and piano keys at the top and bottom will be perfect on it!

Barbara C said...

Your yellow quilt is gorgeous. It makes me want to make one too.

I'm glad your eye is better. Take good care.

Joyce said...

The coffee maker is my first stop every morning. I think the idea of piano keys on the top and bottom is perfect. They are one of my favorite borders.

Annie said...

Ooooh, I really like that Railroad Crossing quilt, just gorgeous!

Annie
: )

paula, the quilter said...

So sorry you are under the weather (pun intended because of your banner photo). Your yellow RR Crossing flimsy is very much like the quilt I pictured in this post.

Julie said...

I'm a definite coffee person and probably the only person in California who has never been to Starbucks! I do love my grinder/brewer combo machine that also functions as my morning alarm when I set the auto function.

I just posted the exact same flimsy on my new blog. I made mine with an extra row to make it rectangle. How do you plan to quilt yours? I'm new at machine quilting but want to give it a try on this one. Any ideas for patterns would be most welcome!! Especially from you since I love all your work.

loulee1 said...

Bleagh! Keep your coffee, mines a cuppa tea please. LOL

Your quilt looks great, who cares how old it is, your finishing it aren't you?

Helen in the UK said...

Congrats on getting the quilt to this stage. I love all the scrappy yellows you have used on this. Great quilt :)

julieQ said...

Love the glimpse into your kitchen, and your coffee corner! I enjoyed seeing your oil lamp, it is so neat. I really like your Roman stripe/sting quilt! It turned out so very well. I have a box of stips my mom cut, looks like it will go into this pattern. Hope you have a wonderful day, and pray that your eye is almost healed and your face too...

Chookyblue...... said...

nice quilt Finn....I like the yellows in it........