Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling

Friday, August 18, 2017

Always Something To Smile About :)


Okay, call me crazy if you want to!
I'm finishing up my granddaughter's quilt,
but before I finish I've started two more.
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Paper piecing these little house shapes . . . 


And putting them together.



I've started this :)


Then I've also started this one :)


I have the binding cut out for my granddaughter's quilt
and probably should be over in the barn sewing it on
now, instead of blogging . . .


But I enjoy blogging with my morning coffee. 


Look at this adorable key chain  .  .  .
I was the name drawn in 
Sandie's sweet Give-A-Away.
Visit Sandie here:

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It is going to look great 
hanging from my keys :)
In answer to your question Sandie,
I rarely get off the farm, 
except to fabric shop and buy groceries, LOL

My flowers are looking lovely . . .



I think that Dill Weed is pretty enough to be called a flower
and I love the fresh smell of dill.


My side kick is doing fine this summer . . .
he loves being a farm dog
and he is so much help around here, LOL.


 He does keep me smiling . . .
How can you not smile at a tail that never stops waging :)

That's it!

Thanks for stopping in to say "Hi"
please leave a comment, if you have the time.
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Keep Smiling!

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Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

52 comments:

  1. You are so right, Connie, there is certainly always something to make us smile and bring a tidbit of joy to our day!

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    1. In my day there are so many things . . . life is good. The best things in life really are free :)

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  2. Your quilting projects make me smile!

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    1. That is so sweet to say, thank you :)

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  3. Enjoyed your post Connie. That little tail-wagging cutie is sweet. Have a great weekend.

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    1. He's my good buddy and he tags along wherever I am, out in the yard or in the house :)

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  4. :-)

    Love the mug. It's a good reminder and made me take a deep breath of okay-ness with the, "II love you!" Oh, yeah...

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    1. He certainly does! Now that is truly something to smile about. :)

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  5. Gorgeous quilting. You have such a lovely smile xx

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    1. That's very sweet of you to say, thank you :)

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  6. Oh Connie your quilting projects are lovely! Congrats on the win. Your flowers are lovely and I agree that dill is beautiful in full flower. Have a nice weekend. ♥

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    1. I have even used it as filler in bouquets.

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  7. Congratulations on winning the give away!
    Beautiful quilts, blooms and your smile too. 😊

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  8. Sounds like you are one busy gal and it seems I always have more than one project going on at the same time, too. I think it is in our blood, Connie. I love that picture of you smiling and your sweet little ball of fur is pretty darned cute.
    I hope you have a good night. xo Diana

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    1. That photo was taken while I was out weeding the garden. No make up and my old gardening hat, but that's about how I look everyday. I'm afraid that now that I'm retired I'm in that hat and jeans most all the time except maybe on Sundays.

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  9. I love all your projects. I don't think you'll ever run out of ideas!!!

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    1. I just love staying busy . . . Life's so short and I want to do everything, LOL

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  10. You are so ambitious. You've always got something going. I wish I could be more like you. Your little sidekick is totally adorable

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    1. That's my Butchy . . . He's my shadow and so much company :)

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  11. Connie, this is the sweetest post! How do you get so much done? Congratulations on winning the give-a-away. Your little farm dog is adorable. Is that a painting? or a snapshot? I love the picture of you too!

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    1. I'm not sure wish photo you mean, but they are all snap shots. Thanks for stopping by and for being such a sweet blogging friend.

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  12. Hi Connie, I don't think you ever stop smiling and I love your cute little furbaby too. What would we do without them! No, you are not crazy but just full of energy and creativeness! Have fun! Nancy

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    1. I do get caught up in whatever I'm doing . . . I'm always hearing Steve say, "don't you ever rest?" . . . When I hear that I know it's time to stop for the day, LOL

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  13. Love your new projects. And your beautiful smile.

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  14. Connie your smile is infectious. Have a lovely weekend.
    xx Beca

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    1. Becca you are a sweetheart . . . thank you :)

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  15. I had to laugh, quilting is like any other quilt as your making one you find another that you just have to try out!! That is a fun shape and wow you are going to town on it too, looking fabulous!! Love the fabrics you are using with the sunbonnet image and your little furbaby is just way too cute, yes you can't deny the wag of a tail will just melt your heart!! Beautiful flowers, I bet you are very busy these days!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. I know anytime you are into a craft that you truly enjoy do, you are always looking ahead to the next one that you will make. As for Butchy, he is a little love bug . . . and that tail of his waging back and forth . . . well, he can not hide how he feels about you. He's my good buddy :)

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  16. Sunflowers and Daisies are my very favorite (happy) flowers!! Love your cute win too!

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    1. Hi Val, long time no see . . . I am happy to have you stop by. That in itself is good reason to smile, thank you :)

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  17. Oh, your quilting endeavors are lovely, lovely, lovely! Well done!
    I hope you are having a cheerful weekend!

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    1. Thank you . . . you're so sweet :)

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  18. I always love seeing your quilts...they're all so unique and beautiful! I agree that dill weed is pretty ~ you can even cut it and add it to flower bouquets. Your little doggie is SO darling!

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    1. Hi Melanie, I have added them to bouquets and I love it. You seem to know a lot more about flowers than I do, so I have a question. Some of my carrots have gone to seed and their blooms look just like Queen Anne's Lace. Do you know if Queen Anne's Lace is a wild carrot? I'm going to add some of them to my next bouquet.

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  19. Love that happy smile! And that sweet doggie.
    Your flowers always look prettier than a florist's arrangement.
    But, Oh, that paper pieced quilt! The colors and arrangement of colors are wonderful.
    Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet and encouraging words. That quilt is made from my scrap box . . . I kind of love scrap box quilts they are so colorful and interesting with all the many fabrics. I have a plan in my head of where the design of this quilt will go, but I have changed plans in mid stream many times, LOL.

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  20. Such a beautiful and happy smile!
    Your quilts are gorgeous, quite the talent you have.

    Bless you~

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    1. Thank you Debbie . . . I'm still a baby when it comes to quilting, but I do enjoy it very much :)

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  21. Wow...I love your Quilts that you are making...they are going to be so pretty. The Pictures of your Flowers are so very beautiful...I love Flowers. I have a few of them in my yard as well.

    Happy Quilting
    Linda K

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    1. Hi Linda, it is great to see you again . . . do you remember the song, "make new friends but keep the old, for one is silver and the other is gold". Well, you are a golden blogging sister and it's lovely to get a visit from you. Happy stitching:)

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  22. Hello lovely lady. What a sweet photo of you! You have to be the most prolific quilter I know. I'm so impressed with your ability to knock them out so quickly. You lead a full, interesting life, my friend. Your flowers are gorgeous, and I so agree with the title of your post. "There's always something to smile about." Hugs.

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    1. Hi Nancy, with friends like you build me up and encourage me, it's hard not to lead a full life. There is a sweet confidence that comes by knowing that you have supportive friends, even if they live miles away and you visit each other through blogging :)

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  23. Connie, it was a joy to see your smiling face. Beautiful quilts, you are one talented lady.

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    1. Thank you so much . . . I was out weeding the garden the day that photo was taken . . . pulling weeds is a great stress reliever, LOL. Being out side in the sunshine makes me happy, how about you?

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  24. Hi Connie, your paper pieced quilt with all the sweet prints is lovely ! It reminds us of watercolor quilts, where are the bright colors blend beautifully, just like a painting. We love all your photos, and we are so impressed with everything that you accomplish each day !Good for you for having all that productive energy!😊 Blessings always, from Marina and Daryl Lynn

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    1. The two of you are so supportive and you do so much to encourage quilters of all levels. You may not realize the amount of positive energy you give out, but that energy fuels people like me to try new techniques and to keep improving our skills. You say, Good for me for having all my productive energy, but Good for you for being the cheerleaders that keep us going. Thank you :)

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  25. Connie, that quilt is wonderful - the colors, the designs of the fabric, and the fact that you're making it for your granddaughter. I love that coffee cup, and I'm sipping on my coffee right now while blogging too. Those daisies in the blue and white vase are so pretty. Daisies remind me of my mom. What a sweet picture this is of you. It's nice to see our blog friend's faces once in awhile. You have such a pretty smile. Enjoy the rest of the summer days.

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Hi Sheri, I am so happy to have you stop by . . . I love reading comments and visiting with my blogging sisters. Your comments were so sweet, thank you:)

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  26. Hi Connie! Two quilts??? you are nuts/amazing! Loved seeing the sunny picture of you and your doggie.... our fur friends can always make us smile! I love that paper pieced quilt and how it ends up looking like crosses.... it would be so pretty in pastels (which I love!). Your bright and cheery quilt colors definitely make me smile too. How can we not smile when we are in our craft room doing what we love... I love blogging too and writing to my wonderful and fun blog friends. sometimes I'd rather do that than anything else (when I should be cleaning or cooking, etc.). Our town is a big mess today with traffic jambing up the streets.. will be glad when all the people go home from the eclipse! We probably had about 100,000 extra people in our town last weekend and through yesterday. They are still trying to leave but traffic is backed up (I hear) for a long ways. I need to go look at the web cams and see what's going on! Have a fun week.. Marilyn

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    1. Oh, I think that is so crazy. I do hope that they didn't leave a bunch of garbage behind.
      Well, it will make some great stories for the community to talk about for a while :)

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