Saturday, April 15, 2017

Happy Easter to all!

I was lucky enough to spend some quality time at my sewing machine yesterday and today.  I am so happy, I am just about caught up on the Long Time Gone Sew Along!  Here are my blocks. Block #1 Bow Tie


Block #2 Square in a Square



Block #3 Crosses of the UK


Block #4 Jacobs Ladder

I love how this is coming along.  Are any of you sewing along with  GnomeAngel?
She has great tutorials on making these blocks.
Next project is to catch up on my Moda Blockheads!!!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Several quilts behind,,,,, meaning,,,, I have been busy quilting and not posting.  Shame on me.
I love reading other blogs, I should be more consistent with mine.  Here are a few of the projects I have been working on in the past few months


A few minis I have been working on 
But I am doing three sew alongs also.  Moda Blockheads, Long Time Gone SAL with Gnome Angel
and First Friday by Temecula Quilt Com. Here are a couple of my Long Time Gone blocks.


I'll be back soon with more pictures and follow ups.  Happy Quilting


Here is the quilt for our DD on the long arm.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

 Happy New Year,,, (belated)



I think it's going to be a good year!!  I won't think otherwise.!

My first quilt of the year is a gift to our oldest DD.  I have never made one specifically for her.
Here is a picture of the first four blocks. (Only 12 more to go hehee).
Credit for pattern is Moda Bake Shop and Little Bunny Quilts for the pattern.

I am using Kaffe Fassett layer cake.  It is not my cuppa tea., but she will love it.
Then I hope to start a couple of scrap quilts and work on my UFO pile Oh MY!!!

Last year my main focus was to Purge and I did a pretty good job.  This year my focus is health and fitness.  I have returned to Weight Watchers and I am making a point to get my exercise in on a regular basis. In addition to running/walking with one of my daughters three times a week, I am also trying some new classes at the gym and biking.  I hope to be a new me by year end.
Have a great week! Until next time.



Thursday, December 29, 2016

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas is Done

Hello all!

I hope everyone enjoyed some wonderful happy time at Christmas with your loved ones.  We have had several get togethers with family and friends. I have eaten too many wonderful meals.
Now the time has come to reflect on the New Year and what we hope to accomplish.  This year my "word" of the year was PURGE.  I think I was pretty successful at that.

Next year, my focus will be on health and fitness.  I will be back on my Weight Watchers plan and trying to move more and eat less, (or at least eat healthier) LOL.

I have sorted through some UFO's that I would like to accomplish this year. I have also started a Crabapple Hill needlework project.  I love having something in my hands to work when I am not at the sewing machine.

I would like to spend more time on my blog.  I am inspired by other blogs that I read on a regular basis and I would like to inspire someone as well.  Maybe consider it a little 'payback', or thank you.


It is time to get my planners and plans in order and on paper. I find when I write things down, I am more inclined to complete.

What will you be focusing on in the New Year?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hello; Whoppeeee  finally figured out how to upload pictures from my ICloud to the blog. At least, I hope I have. LOL
I wanted to show some recent finishes so here goes... keep your fingers crossed.


These two were sent to two very special ladies that previously worked for me.  In appreciation of all their hard work.

 This was started many years ago, I don't know why I thought I needed a million blocks. I used what I had already done and made a nice lap quilt for fall. Bear Paw variation.
Cute pattern.  Sparklettes.  Very easy and quick to go together.

That's all for now.  Have a great day.