Sunday, April 22, 2018

Baby Steps

This is a really busy time of year for me.

I thought I would give the instructions one more try.
It worked.

So I am ready for the next step.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

New Project

I had an idea.
I am using a pattern.
I am just struggling with the big picture.

I put a boarder on this one.
I like it more everyday.

I'm in love with this tulip pattern.
I feel like I have found my summer scrap project.

Sunday, April 8, 2018


I have a niece who is involved with a program that helps
refugees settle in her area.
I found myself very drawn to help also.
I decided to make some scrap quilts for our refugee center, here in the Magic Valley.

The first thing I did was start cutting.
This made the task a bit more challenging.

I finished all the quilt tops, 
and then slowly,
started to quilt them.

 I am happy to say, that after a year,
I have finished all four of them. 

I look forward to delivering them.

I think I will do some more, 
but I will plan first and then cut.  

Monday, April 2, 2018

Full Bloom

I have been here and there, but not here.

I made a few of these before I went out of town,
and estimated that I would finish this quilt top in late April.

I have no idea how it happened, 
but I had a few hours one day and I put it together.

Love it.
I want to put a border on it.
I promised myself that I would not keep it.
I sure don't need it.
I have thought of half a dozen people to give this to.
Good thing I have some time to decided who will get it.  

Sunday, March 4, 2018

I finished it!

 I finished it!
I'm pretty happy about that.

We had a little bit of snow, so I took it out.
There is something about the light in the snow.  

Everyone who sees this quilt, comments on the back.
This is a cute back from Connecting Threads.
I love the binding.

I am going to keep it for a fair entry.

I also started the squares for my new quilt.

I like this block.
It is going to be a while until I get them done.

Sunday, February 18, 2018


I had washed and pressed my cross stitch.
I ordered press-on mounting board and it had arrived.
I needed a frame.

My friend, Dixie, has me take her to a thrift store so she can buy frames for her paintings,
so I went to her favorite store and found a frame that I felt would work.

I haven't framed a cross stitch piece in years, maybe 20 of them
but it comes back to you.

I love pressing it on the board and watching it lay perfectly flat.

I did end up buying a box knife and then having to use our staple gun,
but it is an awesome feeling to complete something.  

While walking to the shop, I couldn't believe my eyes.
Tulips are on their way up.
Let's face it, everything is.  

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Not much sewing time

I finished the binding on this little quilt.
I like it in the picture,
but not so much up close.

I have one more quilt to put together and then I will take them all
to the refugee center.
Then I will start some more.

So I finished half of the border.
It looks like another 3 weeks.

I appliqued the cursive part 
and found thread for the rest.

It still makes me happy.

Baby Steps

This is a really busy time of year for me. I thought I would give the instructions one more try. It worked. So I am ready f...