Wednesday, April 1, 2015

See Ya Later Alligator and some eye candy

April Showers bring Spring flowers is the old saying.  So I wonder, we got about 4 drops on our windshield, think that counts?  We shall see what that brings besides making the car look like a spotted steel stallion with a coat of West Texas dust and 4 drops of rain. 

See ya later Alligator  and after while Crocodile.  No that is a saying isn't it?  When I had my photography business I tried the best I could to have fun with it.  When children came to be photographed by Miz Annette we got treats at the end of the session of a Tootsie Pop sucker,  I did share those with the big people also and a balloon tied to the childrens wrists.   LOL not the adults.  But if I forgot to offer a sucker to the adults they would just stand there and smile.  That was my clue---give me a Tootsie Pop sucker please.    Now when the children left I would always say  " See ya later Alligator and after while Crocodile,  I loved it, they would repeat it in their sweet little "cartoon" voices.  I did love to hear them talk.   Then when they came back they would always say that to me.   One mother said she accidently told her child that she went to Miz Annette's and it was an episode of tears. 

I do have a funny balloon story.   I had just finished using the helium tank to fill up 6 pretty pink and big balloons.  The little girl helped me cut the curly ribbon to hold all of them.  She went outside  with her Mom and the balloons.   Well I forgot something and left the "secret garden" to go inside and retrieve whatever it was.  Then when I was stepping out side to the little rock walkway I head a scream from Mom and the Princess.  I thought oh no what could have happened?  Did the turtle that we had around the yard come out and scare them or what could it be?   Well, seems like the pretty pink balloons got away from those tiny fingers and were then floating in the air.   I went over to the little girl and said don't be upset we will go blow some more up.  It is ok and she sniffled and went with me.  I told her that she just sent some balloons to the angels and she just smiled and was a happy camper then.  After that we most always gave the balloons to the angels.  The Mom's like it because they didn't have to ride home with balloons floating around in their cars. 

Now I do have my printed faeries that go to home to other Crazy Quilters so they can use them with their art.   BUT please beware sometimes they make you little things.  They are  sometimes mischievous you know.  Like making you send Miz Annette goodies.   This is just one little package sent to me and the sweet lady said at least the faeries don't drink her wine. WHEW that is good.  It is like Christmas when I get these little packages and they all say the Faeries make them do it.   Good ole Faeries I trained them well.  Ooops did I say that?
See the fabric of Faeries also?   Little stinkers aren't they?
Here is my 1/4 of a block I did on a Round Robin.  We did a 12 inch block and all to work on it.  This lady, wish I had thought of it, made 4 blocks and just tacked them together.   Of course the theme is you guessed it Faeries.   Really fun to embellish this one.  


I have been busy as a little bee but with warmer weather coming quickly upon us will probably or probably not slow down. Well we do have baseball starting up and that is when I do my stitching in the summer. 
I did this sweet little owl with Juliette Crane in Life Book 2015.  You might remember the little horse I did with her 4 years ago.   You remember that,  right?  
Just incase here is the Horse to cute with those blue eyes. 

Onward dear readers.  Kind of sort nearly finished.  
Now in Kathy Shaw's CQJP 2015 I have my April block finished and here it is!!!!!   I am doing 12 blocks of Dia de Los Muertos.  What am I going to do with them you may or may not ask?  I don't have a clue but they are fun to work on with all the quirky little figures.    This is the whole block 8 inches give or take in size.  Depends on my straight stitching as you might notice.  
A close up of the dancing couple.

A close up on one section of the block and please take note the cute little button being featured that the Faeries sent me.   Thank you Faeries and thanks for not drinking the lady's wine. 

One more quick close up.   This subject is just fun  to do and can use all the colors I want.  I don't think it is lacking in color do you?  

Well dear readers that is it.  I hope your eyes didn't get worn out.  But you know I will have more soon.  Thanks for stopping by and seeing what is going on in my world with all my little bunny trails.

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