Sunday, September 8, 2019

New Ideas

I finished this a put it in a frame.
I love it.

I am starting another cross stitch project.
I enjoy them.

Next on my agenda are these baby projects.

Some one gave me a bunch of these bald babies.
I am thinking I will dress them and then donate them
to the 25 cent store at my school.
I have been making baby cloths since I was a kid.
I'm not sure I still know what is cute and what's not, 
but I'm going to try.
My goal is 5 dolls.

I have been working on a row quilt.
This row needed some hand piecing.

I can't believe it worked!

I just saw this picture.

It was just a year ago that I took it to my friend to celebrate
her victory over a tuff year of cancer.

We both thought it was over,
but it was not.

She passed away in July after a valiant effort.

I saw on facebook today,

Take the Trip
Buy the Shoes
Eat the Cake

my summer mantra has been

Take the Hike
Wiggle your toes in the sand
Put the boat in the water

Life is short, enjoy it while you can.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

As a matter of Fact

I asked last week if it were still Summer.

Well, it is still Summer.

I finished this Lori Holt cross stitch.
Well, almost, it needs some buttons and a frame.
I want it to be my mantra.  
We can do hard things.

I have been working on a row quilt.
It has been fun.
I love the colors.  

So even if I am back to work with 24 of my nearest and dearest
students, I need to carve out a couple of minutes to sew.

It is better for all of us.

As for Summer.
I am enjoying the heat - the harvest - and the flowers.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Is Summer Over?

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We have been soooo busy this summer. 
 I am happy to say that I finished one quilt. 
One is so much better than none, even if there is a mistake in it.  
Check it out.  Second row of flowers , third flower.
I was quilting it when I found it.

No worries,
I was happy to finish this one. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2019


We have spent the last three weeks with two little grand daughters.

We have played at the park and picnicked and feed them a lot of food.

But I did take an afternoon and sandwich this quilt.

 Now to quilt it.  

Happy Summer!

Monday, June 3, 2019

The Kitty Quilt

I looked at this and thought,
I need to spend some time cleaning this space up!

But the kitty quilt is being quilted.
I couldn't think of a way to quilt it,
so I visited my neighbor.
She just looked at it and told me what to do.

It is working out.

I need to weed and I love the irises,
but the grass comes up with them.
I spent some time with them this morning.

Flowers and Quilting.
What a life!

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Getting There

I got the kitty faces put together.

It may not seem like much to you,
but me and kitty face blocks have struggled.

I am thinking about how to quilt it.
I know that I am going to machine quilt it.
I'm just not sure how.

I need to make a quilt list for the summer.

The sad news (for the list) is that I have a couple of big trips planned.

The happy news, is that I should be able to see some new quilt shops
and visit with some amazing new quilting friends.

It just seems to happen every time I take a road trip.

Sunday, May 12, 2019



I have been struggling to find some time to sew.

Can not lie, when the weather is so pretty,
I don't always want to go to my sewing room and work.

I have decided to go through my fabric and get rid of the fabric
 that does not make me happy anymore.

True story.
I found it hard to work on those scrap quilts.
So, I have that little project to look forward to.

I have been working on this little kitty quilt.
I am getting close to being able to put it together.
I have 2 more kitty faces to build.

I must say, that this pattern has crazy directions
 but I have it figured out now.

What can I say?  
Not everyone is Lori Holt.

New Ideas

I finished this a put it in a frame. I love it. I am starting another cross stitch project. I enjoy them. Next on my agen...