Wednesday, November 28, 2012


My daughter wanted me to sew labels on the mini wallets I made for her craft booth.  I ordered these through Etsy at the beginning of October and the vender mailed them on October 5th.  I just received them yesterday, November 27th!!  She posted them registured mail and I kept checking with my mailman and asking at my local post office - no luck!!

They are finally here and I love them - too cute!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Making Progress

Making the blocks for my latest quilt was so easy, I whipped out 48 8 1/2" blocks in no time - a piece of cake!

Making the quilt top - not as easy!!  After rearranging the blocks into every conceivable pattern, I finally chose the one I wanted.  Sewing them together has been a slow progress.  I usually chain stitch my blocks  but I'm having to sew each of them together one at a time so I don't lose my pattern.  Also after cutting the HSTs, the blocks became very stretchy so I am taking extra care when sewing them so they don't lose their shape.

I'm 1/4 done with joining the blocks and the quilt is looking really great.

Monday, November 19, 2012

What's For Supper?

Creamy potato soup and warm cornbread muffins made with pepper jack cheese - yum!

Friday, November 16, 2012


I'm having a lot of fun making the easy strip blocks, but now I can't decide which layout I like the best, so far I leaning towards the diagonal stripes.  Another great way to use up fabric so I can go out and buy MORE!!!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Too Easy!

I saw this mini tutorial on and it looked so easy I had to give it a try.
I cut 6 strips each of lights and darks, 9" x 2" (butterfly quilting used jelly roll strips).  Sew each group together to form 2 separate blocks.  I squared the blocks to 8 1/2".
Place your blocks on top of each other, right sides together.  Make sure one block is vertical and the other is horizontal.
Sew the two blocks together using 1/4" seam around the entire block.

Cut the block diagonally in both directions.
You end up with 4 HSTs.  Press open.

Wow!! What a great idea!  I love this quick and easy method!

It is really fun to see what creative people are doing, I have learned so much from wonderful ideas shared on blogs.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Just Photos

I received this orchid plant as a gift last September.  It still has 8 blossoms on it and there is a new flower spike appearing.
These are spider webs covered with morning dew in our neighbors yard.  Delicate little doilies by Mother Nature.
Sweet dreams.

Monday, November 5, 2012


I ordered these beautiful ribbons from The Sundance Catalog.  Those dots on the lime green are beads - gorgeous!  I really got excited with the 3" x 2" wooden spools!  I think they will get painted with acrylics and hang in the garden.  Too cool!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

For The Love Of Dots

I can't resist anything by Kaffe Fassett and just received this 6" charm pack of 30 different dot fabrics. I may just gaze at them for months before cutting into these little beauties!