Thursday, May 19, 2022


The piecing of the blocks is finished with the sock monkey quilt but today I will add the sashing.  I'm not sure how I will do it--grey with red cornerstones, beige with red or maybe grey? 
 You will see what I decide tomorrow! 
Bill rolled the new tool cart to the garage for me where I cleaned out the many places where lathe tools resided and put them all in this one place!  The other shelf by the lathe was open so every time I worked, I covered all of the tools with sawdust. 
 Now, if I remember to shut each drawer,
 I will keep everything clean and tidy.
The chest has a lidded top section, too.
  Now to get back into working on the lathe again. 
 The piece on the lathe now was when I played around with Eli.
  I don't know if it can be a vase or not but I will try.
We've gotten pretty good at spotting a gopher tortoise from afar.  He was out to nibble the green grass growing over our drywell!
Isn't he a handsome fellow?!


  1. I love that you used the sock monkey colors for your blocks — it adds a nice layer of fun! I love seeing the gopher tortoises…but seeing him all covered in sand made me very glad I don’t live in a hole in your backyard!!

  2. That quilt just keeps getting better! I love everything about it, the color, the stars-everthing.
    My that is a big turtle. We usually have box turtles roaming around but I haven't seen one yet this spring.

  3. That is just the cutest quilt! And that is a cute turtle too. Yay for a new tool chest (for any kiind of tools).

  4. That quilt is just so fun! I love all of the colors you've chosen to keep it in the sock monkey theme.
    The turtle is great too. And big! I haven't seen a turtle "in the wild" in years. Maybe now that we're back in Nebraska I'll see one by the lakes. I used to play with them, frogs and tadpoles as a little girl.
    And now you're all ready to start using your lathe again. Tools all at the ready! I really like that cobalt blue color. You won't lose it! :-)
    Blessings and love,

  5. What a fun quilt that will be! Nice work on storing all those tools. How fun to see a turtle in your yard; around here we are happy to see a squirrel and sometimes a deer. Both of those critters like to dine on the spring flowers though.

  6. Love, love, love those monkeys!!! And the tortoise, of course! Too cool!


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