Tuesday, August 26, 2014

DillyDally Updates!

Thought I would update some recent and current activities here in DillyDallydom ... we are always busy ... and the days and weeks seem to fly by!

Mother Nature
Mother Nature is especially busy as she prepares for winter.  Red currants are ready to be picked.
We found some beautiful willow roses while out berry picking ... love nature's artistry!

Today was Nat'l Dog Day ... for Kysa, every day is a great day!  She really has the sweetest and happiest disposition!  We always go for walks when the weather cooperates!  She loves it!

Quilt Math Facts
I am still basking in the glow of finishing my Red Ridge Beauty!  I thought I would share the correct math facts.  When making a quilt of this kind, I never do the math in advance!  It would be completely over whelming ... I probably would never begin.  I just work away at it over time ... and eventually I get there.  This quilt finished at 90" X 114" and took three years.
The quilt has 252 six inch blocks.
Every block has 2 four patch units for a total of 504 pieced 4 patch units.  Two thousand sixteen, 2" red and light squares were required for a total of 4032 two inch squares.
For the half triangles ... 504 units ... 1008 light and dark triangles for a total of 2016 triangles.  Whew!  And that is why I am still enjoying this finish!  It feels wonderful!

007 Project
Flicka and I have been buried in polk-a-dots!  We finished it this very evening!  I'll be able to share it in a few weeks!  Yay!

One thumb left and this pair of mittens will be finished!  Already have new yarn waiting in the wings for the next pair!  Wish I could knit at warp speed! ;-)

Monday (8/25) was the first day of work for local teachers.  A couple of friends and I celebrated our first "Un-Inservice Day" by going out the road with lattes and caramel rolls!  Great conversation and such fun!

There you have it ... that's the news from my remote corner of the planet!
Enjoy this recent sunset from my front deck!

Do what you love.  Do dillydally!
Mrs. DillyDally


  1. What a gorgeous quilt, congrats on your finish.
    Very pretty mittens also, they look sooooooooooooo warm.
    As always, Kysa and Flicka are too cute.

    1. Thanks Marilyn! I cannot wait to send it to the long arm quilter ... they always look better after having been quilted!

  2. Yay for Happy Uninservice Day! My sister teaches kindergarten and is nearing retirement. She'll probably celebrate too!

    1. Retirement is still an adjustment for me ... I do miss the kids! Am happy I retired while I still loved the job!

  3. And I love that red and white quilt. It is truly a work of art.

    1. Thank you for the encouragement! The process was gradual, but worth it!