Good Morning for a Sunday

Good morning everyone. It’s a beautiful morning. Overcast, cloudy, and a hint of possible misty rain, which we really could use. My plants are very thankful for the rain overnight as am I since I wont’ have to break out the water hose.

My peeps (rescue kitties) are enjoying the freedom of roaming the yard. We do have a new visitor. Not sure if he wandered over from neighboring dairy farm or if someone dropped him off. That happens way to much out here in rural America. They find their way to my house and of course I take care of them. This yellow “Buttercup” (which I have named him) has been showing up at a distance for about 3 months now. He’s getting closer. I talk to him and he chirps back at me. It has evolved now to me going out on the covered porch with the morning can of cat food to be put atop the bowl of dry cat food and calling his name and he promptly appears for his breakfast only after I have returned to inside and watch from the window. Progress finally, he used to just run away when I went outside. Now this morning I thought I might observe the kitty version of Shoot Out at the OK Corral. But to my surprise, Buttercup is a lover not a fighter. I can’t wait till I get my hands on him and get him to the vet for checkup and neutered. I would say he’s around 7-9 months old definitely less than a year. The blue eyed beauty is Gibbs.

I have been diligently working on putting my deck back together. The cushions arrived and I have been placing plants around and getting a feel for the comfort and pleasantness of relaxing on my deck. I love it. I am now considering a small outdoor coffee table to complete the look.

Retirement has given me added bonus of teaching a friend to quilt and like any quilter she has several projects going at one time. Yesterday I demonstrated binding. She’s a quick study and I’m very proud she’s interested in quilting. I’m also helping her with a baby quilt and she has a deadline so it’s crunch time. I am going to paper piece one of the blocks for her as I have not taught her that technique yet and the pattern is a bit advanced. What am I saying LOL it’s advanced for me.

Onward to the Paper Doll Quilt (Dolly Days). I have prepped all the clothes so just need to applique them in place. This week’s goal is to trim the center doll make the scalloped framing border to have the center completed to attach the clothes.

Also enjoying the classes of Angela Walters and her Quilt Challenges. Each class gives me more confidence and I am getting more acquainted with my Q16, which by the way, I LOVE IT. My work is not perfect but I’m encouraged and am really enjoying myself.

Hope everyone has a fabulous Sunday.



About Sissy Malone

I've been actively sewing since Jr. High School. But specifically drawn to quilting since I was 17/18 years old. My grandmother was a quilter and I became fascinated with the process. I fell in love (awestruck) is a better word viewing applique quilts by Gladys Rashka at the Minnesota State Fair in the 70's. A love affair was born of applique quilts. I still machine piece, but am always drawn to applique. I took classes learning different techniques and also traveled to California and studied a whole week at Asilomar with Elly Sienkiewicz. Quilting is my passion. I am always open to learning a new technique but still rely on handwork. View all posts by Sissy Malone

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