I have been meaning to write this for awhile but I get busy and I was sick so it didn't get done. I decided today was the get it done day. So be forward it is picture heavy!
I am starting with our new tree. You can see the post of the first picture I took of it in 2010. It was planted in 2009. Every year I take a picture and I don't see any real growth. This year it is different, I see some real growth. We need it to shade the front of the house since it faces West.
That little twig on the right is now our new tree. So I guess I'll call the other tree our 2009 tree and this one the new one. A Palo Verde Tree which is supposed to be full grown in 5 years. I'll keep you posted. It did get some yellow blooms on it this year. I loved to see them in bloom but they are messy when they all fall off. Here is a link to tell you more about the tree.
Christmas stocking update. I have been working on this stocking for a long time and some nights I do six stitches and wonder why I bothered. This last Saturday I had nowhere to go and I did some quilting on a friend's quilt and some stitching on Little Bit's stocking. Bigger Bit wants to know when I will work on her stocking.
I was thinking last night, "WOW I only have one more stitch to make and I can start the little angel in the middle."
NOT so! When I took my picture this morning I could see I still have the large flower on the right to make. It felt good while it lasted.
Now for the other project I have been working on. This is the quilt I am quilting for a friend. One of her friends made the top from her old Hard Rock Cafe t-shirts.
I was given the honor of quilting it for her. This picture is when I was pressing it. It is 3 across and four rows down.
Here it is on the frame with the first pass completed. I am just doing Loop de Loops with a star thrown in there every once in a while.
First pass, such fun colors.
Shortly after I passed the mid-way point I ran out of thread. I was so happy that it waited until I finished the row I was working on, so I took a picture! Perfect timing.
Yes my buttons on my controller are taped down, they keep popping off. At least this way I can't lose the tiny little things.
And this is how far I have come, and I hope to finish it today or tomorrow. Well I still have to put the binding on for her, since she isn't a quilter. She is my scrapbooking and genealogy buddy.
Well happy stitching!!