Friday, November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving quilting marathon.

I have been sewing a marathon and I still have 2 more days to go. I have only the outer border on my cathedral stars quilt left to do and I have made 9 blocks. Both are Bonnie Hunter patterns. The first is on her web site, and the blocks are a future book. I liked the blocks so much, I drafted a pattern of my own size. They finish at 6 inches. The 4 flying geese corners are paper pieced. I am using up my little scraps. It doesn't look like it when I look at the scrap box, but the trimming garbage can does. The nicest part is, most of the scraps were given to me.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Friday night sew in.

I have been workinging this on Friday and Saturday. 12:22 am Sunday it is finished. It was a simple and fun quilt to make.I don't usually work on pastel quilts. I am a high contrast type of person. It is nice to know someone will like this. Next step is to quilt and bind it.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

What's happening on the quilting front.

This last weekend I have been sewing on my quilts. UFOS? Nope. New projects? Yep!
I made a youth size quilt top, a small wall hanging, and some blocks.
The first is the top, then the wall hanging and I don't have a picture of the blocks.
The last picture is a Bonnie Hunter block she is working on. She didn't give sizes because it will be in a future book. You will have to wait to get the sizes when the book comes out.
The trip around the world quilt is all out of pre cut squares given to me. The flying geese wall hanging were geese already sewn but not together. The block came from a scrap bag collected at a retreat that I wasn't able too attend. They do that every year. They set out a bag for anything anyone doesn't want. I have even received fat quarters. It is a real surprise!

Well off to bed then work tomorrow evening.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


I don't know why I took a picture of myself after getting my eyes dilated. It did make me smile. It's nice to be able to laugh at oneself.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Friday Night Sew In

What did I do for my sew in?  I hemmed a pair of pants. Not very productive but every bit helps. My plan for this weekend is some cleaning/organizing my sewing room.

Here are a few pictures.
The first is Miss Olivia.  Her smirk says it all.
The second is the smallest quilt I have ever made. It is about 3 inches on each side. It has 25 pieces. It has batting, a backing and is quilted. I made this for a good friend. This way she has a quilt made by me. Well off to organize. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Olivia's afghan.

I'm not too sure if I have shared this before but, these are a bunch of flower parts four Olivia's afghan.  I let her plan with them and it was a blast to watch her. Before she would pick them up and move them around a little bit. Now she squeals, tosses and puts them into things.  She has grown so fast. She even is walking a lot!

Well now to go and work on my sewing room. The Bionic Man can wait for later.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

New Machines

Well good news!  I went shopping and ended up getting not 1 but 3 sewing machines. The pretty one is a Singers. I probably shouldn't have bought that one. I paided more than I should of too. I will need to learn to dicker better. The second is a very old Kenmore. It is cast iron and brown. It doesn't have a bobin case. I will have to get that. The third is the best. It is a 1919 singer treadle machine. It works great. The previous owner was a quilter too. She showed me how to work everthing and I used my phone to film it. It was awesome.

I asked her if she named it and she looked at me like I was a bit strange. So on the way home I was thinking of what it should be and Sweetpea popped into my head. So that is her name. The girls are: Sweetpea, Brownie and Pretty Girl. Now to find 3 things to fling. That was my daughter's first question, "What are you getting rid of? "

I will post pictures soon.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sewing with Bonnie Hunter

Here I am with Bonnie Hunter in front of my 3 classes'.

The first one was fantastic.  I learned some shortcuts that will make my life easier. I am so eager to finish all of them.

The second day was a bit more challenging.  More pieces means less done. That was ok. I picked out purple,  because the bin was ready and I didn't have to dig. Yellow seemed a good choice. I couldn't think of a third color right off. There was three oranges and I thought, "why not!".
After making one of each block combination,  I decided I didn't care for the combo. Too much like Halloween. Not my thing.  I am going to make this into a wall hanging. I do want to make one out of purple, yellow and aqua instead of orange. 

The last was called "Love Shack". I have a house quilt already so instead of house blocks,  I made stars and I will make an "Olivia" quilt,  which means that there is a "David" one on the back burner.

I think this will help me get my mojo back!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014


I can hardly wait!  Next Monday I will be taking a class from "The" Bonnie Hunter!  I have been following her before she published any books. I feel like the girls you see when the Beatles arrived! . The closer it gets,  the more hyper I get!
This is her blog,  check it out!

She is teaching 3 classes and I signed up for all of them.

I can't wait!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Past projects

It has been a while since I have posted about my crafts.  It has been because I haven't been doing any. Just watching DVDs from the library.  I did a little. The hexies above was about 3 months ago. I did try some English paper piecing,  but that didn't work out due to an injury. Nothing serious.

To get my motivation back,  a good friend is calling me at 8 am so I can do things other than sleep.

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

My grandson David

I realize that most of the time I mainly post about Olivia and MaryJane, hardly ever David.  That is because he doesn't sit still enough for me to get a picture of him. Here he received new clothes from this aunt Kiki. He looks too grown-up.  Mom had to corral him. Hey, if it works!

Thursday, April 24, 2014


I had a little problem with water back in October.  Well it has been since December since everything has been put back.  I haven't really worked on organizing my two rooms.

Today I was just day dreaming and it came to me, have a garage sale and get rid of the big furniture that is in the way.

Now to actually make the plan and set my goals.

Here is the wall of boxes in my bedroom.  Yes that is MaryJane on the top. It is 12 x 6 x 5. Too much.

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Daddy and Daughter

This is one of the rare times I can get my SIL to sit down and get a picture of him. We were at a friends house and he sat down to spend some time with daughter Olivia. (My granddaughter)

These types of pictures are the best.

Thursday, March 6, 2014


Well I can officially call it spring. Here is the proof!

First Crocuses

Penny Pansy
The cheating part is I have had pansies since January. They don't count for spring but, the Crocuses do. That is the only patch I have and I love them. Daffodils should be out now, but I haven't checked because of the cold rain and I run to the car and forget to look. That will be tomorrow's task.

Sewing/Family room update on next post.

Sunday, February 23, 2014


It seems like forever since I have posted. So much has gone on.

House is done (still unpacking). The walls are butter yellow with laminate floors instead of wall to wall carpet. This is more cat friendly.

I now have a car that a neighbor of a good friend GAVE to me for free. I have only put $250 into it so far. Most of that is normal things I would have done anyway. It is a Toyota Tercel (87).

Now for the fun part.
I participated in the Friday Night Sew In. I stayed at my friends house over the weekend and sewed my little heart out. It was much needed. Here are some pictures of what I did.

Crumb blocks

Owls in construction
sorry it is sideways

Owls in hiding

You can find the pattern for the Owls Here.  They truly are very easy and addicting.

I am adding a picture of June's project because she hasn't quilted for at least over 2 months.
She found out last month that she had breast cancer. 2 weeks after finding out she had a mastectomy and after all the test she is cancer free. No chemo or radiation needed.  She was lucky she caught it early.
June's blocks.

Well, I am going to stop now since I am at the library and time is almost over.