Saturday, February 14, 2015

Leprechaun Pranks and Other Saturday Things

graphic stolen from Spirit Wings blog
I think the leprechauns came out to play among the words on this blogspot.  See, something weird happened to my entry about my foray into the virtual world of IRC.  Bits and pieces of deleted text from the previous entry showed up, overlaying photos.  I looked at many different venues and it was still there.  When I tried to fix it, the whole entry disappeared and was replaced by the leprechaun entry.  Ahhh those mischievous pesky leprechauns!  So sorry!  I had to delete the post as well as all links to it.  Now I hope the leprechauns feel some satisfaction in their pranks and glee and will leave this roadbabe alone.

Spring is starting to show it's face around the neighborhood.  On our walk yesterday, the pup and I found some springy stuff poking it's head out through the damp soil.  It gives hope that the cycle of nature is still there :)  So the pup and I had fun searching for clues.

My sister's favorite flowers are daffodils.  It is so delightful to see their little heads start to droop.  My daffs are not even flowered yet, but our yard has more shade.  
And tulips.  As a Dutch girl, I love tulips.  Did you know that tulips are not native to Holland?  They were cultivated in what is now Turkey and brought to Holland in the 16th century.  But today Holland is known for it's tulips and other flowers.  It is affectionately known as "the flower shop of the world."  I like that.  

Back at home, I have been playing with scraps.  I started making these wild log cabin blocks and seeing what they would create.  I just started with a center block 4.5 x 6.5 inches and added scraps to the sides.  I decided to make them wonky.  And then I cut the blocks when finished to 8.5x9.5. Get enough of them and TaDa!  You have a quilt top.  

I'm a bit picky about sizing.  I like the width and length to be proportionate to the other.  So I decided to add a strip along the sides before I put on the crazy zigzag border.  Off to the "to be quilted" pile.  This weekend will be filled with sandwiching and quilting.

 Off to play with fabric.  I have three quilts to sandwich and quilt, and one top to make and complete before Monday.  I will let the leprechauns play their pranks on someone else!



Scrappy quilter said...

Looks like you had fun.

Lynn W. said...

What a fun block to make with all the leftovers. I love the "just go with it" attitude it gives offf. I hang on to most everything for more of those "someday" string blocks.