Monday, July 27, 2015

Is It an Inspiration Board or Memory Board?

               While cleaning up the "junk" room, I found a piece of one inch thick styrofoam.  For some reason an Inspiration board popped into my head, AND I actually still had wall space. I also had inherited a bunch of hat pins from my Momma's & Mother's sewing stuff.  I covered the styrofoam with a knit fabric.  The board is so lightweight, it is actually stuck to the wall by several of the hat pins.  I don't intend to hang anything heavy.  That goes on the rack on the right.
               I had intentions of putting up pictures & directions for future projects.
                    However, the first thing I needed to put up while working on a quilt square was a reference sheet for making half square triangles.  At that point, I wondered if this was actually going to be a "Memory Board" for all those little details I had to keep looking up?

                       I can view this "Memory Board" from across my cutting board, & these printouts are actually large enough for me to read them from across the room.

                       Do you have an Inspiration/Memory Board?

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sunday Best ~ Roaring Fork Motor Trail Church

@ Smokies outside Gatlinburg, TN
If you can't walk trails, this car ride is perfect. 
 Lots of stops on the way to see old buildings that are being maintained, while trying to keep their originality.
Also, several stops to view flowing creeks that are fast or slow flowing depending on rains.
There is a large picnic area that is well shaded just before the trail starts. So pack a picnic.
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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Quilt Shot Block #36 ~ Crumb Strips

12½ inch block
          My fascination with crumbs continue.  Remember that pile of what I really call crumbs that was leftover from the last block?  
  Yep, used a bunch of them in this block. I had seen the idea of using adding machine tape to paper piece strips. However, I wanted my strips to be different widths to use smaller pieces. So I winged it without the paper then trimmed edges so I could sew the strips together.  The block grew until I could trim out a 12½ inch block.  
   It is odd that I had bought at a yard sale about 4 rolls of adding machine tape for about 25¢ each with no real purpose in mind.
Now I AM getting down mostly to a pile of threads that will have to go inside a pillow!

I was inspired to start all this crumbing piece from 
Crazy Mom Quilts Week 4 of her Scrap Vortex

Previous Crumb Blocks Posted
(Click on block)

http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/2015/07/quilt-shot-block-34-crumb-block.html

http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/2015/07/quilt-shot-block-35-4-patch-crumb.html


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Friday, July 24, 2015

Fri Foto- Barn Charm ~ Barn Quilt Trail


 Frankfort Road
There is a Barn Quilt Trail in our County.
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Drive by shots with Nikon D5300 & Tamron lens

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Thoughtful Thinking Thursday ~15~ A Tree with Lips

@ Athens, GA Arboretum 
 ~Kissy Kiss~
Did I make you think?

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wordless Wednesday #131 ~ My Favorite Flower is Red

@ Ryan's Mother's
Geranium

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Back Deck ~ Summer 2015



                 I had gotten the red water fountain for my Mother's front porch.  After she passed, I brought it back to my place.  Little did I realize it was going to match the cushions.
                 Can you see the other water feature sitting back in the corner?  Got that at a yard sale last year.  The bottom was rusted out, so I set it in a larger container and immersed the bottom.  Then added a pump.
               This wrought iron lawn chair set I bought at Goodwill 4 years ago was sitting on the creek bank.  I got rid of the high upkeep bamboo set and set this suite on the deck.  I know it needs painting, but I still like the shabby chic look. 
Can you see the daily visitor?  
He was either mad, protecting family or flirting, because there was a lot of chattering and switching that tail.
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