Sunday, January 21, 2018

It's nice to be healthy again!

Two weeks and I have finally beaten
the flu. It was a nasty fight, but I won!

I also won at a blog drawing
(Winner...Winner...Chicken Dinner!)


Thank you to Paul at
for the beautiful weights and color.
I see some beautiful possibilities!

I will be working towards
completing my 
Trip Around The World top.


I have been hand sewing the 2" squares
for a few years now...all leftover scraps.
I plan to hand quilt it too.

What are you creating?


Sunday, January 14, 2018

I will win!

Day 6 of the Cold-Flu 
that has consumed me.

Yesterday, I felt a little better
and needed to run some errands.

I made it to the library
(very overdue DVD's)

I made it to my LQS
(2nd Saturday BOM pickup)


I made it to the Bank and
I made it to the store for
more medicine.

Then I came home and
collapsed on the couch for
the rest of the day.

Sewing this week? Nope
Knitting? about 2 inches of a hat


Hand stitching? Nada

I will beat this flu...I will overcome it!

Today, I am going to attempt to 
cut the 2" squares for the 
final row on my 
Trip Around the World top.



Hopefully I can hand stitch
some squares today. I have
plans to hand quilt the top
this Winter.

What are you Slow Sunday Stitching?



Friday, January 12, 2018

Quilters unite to help...

The Ventura Modern Quilt Guild
is collecting this quilt block (below)
to make comfort quilts for
victims of the Thomas Fire
in California.

Hope you can help.


Pattern and info is at


Everyday!


Sunday, January 7, 2018

First Slow Stitch Sunday of 2018

New year...
New goals....
New ideas....

I am going to try some of the
one week challenge goals

The first theme: Hometown Proud

My first thought was a landscape
quilt of the beach town I lived in...

Pier


 or Lifeguard Tower


But then, I haven't lived there in
years, so maybe something closer
to my current Home Town....

Mountains...Antelope Island...

I'll have to think quickly and get
working on it, since I have to
have it completely finished 
within one week.

I will start knitting another
red baby hat for the 
February Heart disease awareness.

What are you working on?




Thursday, January 4, 2018

January Finish goal

My project to finish during
the month of January is my
Welcome Wall Hanging.


I need to finish machine quilting
it, then add the binding.

I will be keeping this quilt for me.

2018 UFO List

I have made my UFO list for 2018
...multiple times.

Some projects on the list are so close
to being finished.

Some projects, I am still debating
if I want to finish or just 
donate the blocks.

So....my list is...

1.Preprinted pinwheel
(no photo)
Quilt and Bind

2. K & H Stars



Local quilt shop BOM 
Last pattern will be issued August 
Piece blocks and put top together

3. Pinwheel Stars


Sew blocks-Finish into top

4. Pine Tree Quilt



Add borders-Quilt-Bind

5. Pieceville Village


Finish making the blocks
Sew top-quilt-bind

6. Paper pieced Butterfly


Make one more block
Sew top-quilt-bind

7. Scrap 5" bowtie


37 blocks made-finish top

8. Purple pinwheel
(no photo)
Quilt and bind

9. Black n White with a zing


Put top together-quilt-bind

10. Welcome Hanging



Finish quilting and bind

11. 30's Sampler


Sew more blocks

12.Twenty-four Village


Make at least 9 more blocks

There it is...in black and white

Here's to a year of Finishes!


Sunday, December 31, 2017

Last post for 2017

2017 is coming to an end
in just a few hours.
It's been a year of Good,
Bad and downright Ugly.

2018...what does it hold for me?

I hope more time with the family,
more time to create and 
more time to learn.

This is my final quilt for 2017.
It's my first (and only) jellyroll
quilt. It was made for my
son-in-law's birthday.


The front is cotton...the back
and binding is flannel. It will be
warm, but using flannel binding
 was a bugger. I will
not do that again.

In 2018, I plan to do a 
different Service-Charity-Comfort
project each month. For
January, I am starting off
with knitting hats for local
hospitals for the February

I have also joined in the 
Dresden House block SAL


I am ready for a challenge to
get me out of my comfort zone.

For today's 
I am going to put some more
stitches in my Christmas 
Nativity (that I did not finish)


What plans do you have for 2018?

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve 2017


Merry Christmas, Blog World.
I hope you are having a happy and safe
Holiday, wherever you are celebrating.

I finished the binding on the two
quilts I am giving for Christmas.

First one...to my daughter


Years ago, she asked for a Fall themed
quilt. "No problem" I said....
Then I made one for my daughter-in-law,
who has a Fall time birthday.
Then I made one for another daughter.
Then I started this one for my daughter,
but it sat and sat....unfinished.

I think she will be surprised.....

Next up, my Husband....


The pattern is Town Square from

The original pattern had the background
done in white, but I did not have
enough white, so black was used instead.


I love a crazy pieced backing,
that also uses up scraps, so this
is the solid backing of his quilt.

I cleaned out my box of
solid cottons. I can even put the
lid back on the box!

For todays 
I will be finishing one last
quilt binding for a birthday
gift quilt. Pictures to follow
next time.....

As the New Year is quickly
approaching, I am ready to begin
some new chapter-adventure in Life.
I want to learn something new...
get out of my comfort zone....
maybe make a fool of myself...

What are you going to do in 2018?