March 17, 2015

Project Linus Mystery-Update

So far I have finished Clues 1 thru 5. Working on Clue 6---having so much fun with this Mystery!

February 28, 2015

Project Linus

Are you doing the new Project Linus Mystery?

It's a lot of Fun-Fun!

Here are my Clues 1, 2, 3 and the Bonus "Shamrock" block!  I promise these are easy blocks to do, and  it's for a good cause!  I hope you join in! Clue #4 comes online tomorrow. You can catch up quickly!

There is also a Facebook Group for the quilt! 

January 21, 2015

Black Board Bags

Happy New Year! ---almost. We have been sick since before the new year.  Flu bug hit us both.  We are still coughing, but on the mend except for my right knee which has decided to act up---so, I've been sitting in the recliner and finally gave in to seeing the doctor today after trying everything else to make it feel better.  I've never had knee problems, so this is a new experience….not in a good way! My garden awaits. Spring Daffodils 2015…... Really!

Every once in awhile I venture into the sewing room and make one of Anita Goodesign's "Black Board Bags".  My first one was disappointing, but thanks to an online friends instructions, I've lined the last two I stitched out.  So much nicer.  I have never been disappointed in Anita Goodesigns' embroidery projects until this one.  I can't imagine not digitizing for an in the hoop lining. It really is so easy to do and finishes off these cute bag so nicely.

Here are some photos:

I used black pre quilted cotton for these.
I have some black ultra suede I'm also going to try,  and some thick black felt.  Now that I have the lining method figured out, it's going to be even more fun to pick out thread colors and zippers to go with the lining! 

Lined this bag.

These take a while to stitch out.  About an hour and a half, but the embroideries are very so cute!

December 25, 2014

Christmas Wishes

To Everyone, may your Christmas be Merry, and your New Year blessed with good health & happiness.

December 08, 2014


Soon after I made this tumbler quilt I purchased another GO cutter….I know, I know, I'm not a fan of the GO cutter, but for certain shapes, like the tumbler, it works very well.  I love how it cuts reference notches, and makes it so easy to sew the tumblers together accurately, and it certainly saves a lot of time.

So, I've made my excuses as to why I have another die cutter.

I can't make any excuses really for not quilting much lately except to say November seemed like a very busy month around here.  Lots of food shopping, cooking, family dinners and laundry---lots of laundry.   I now know how many dish towels I own because I must have used every one of them!

I'm not complaining, I love company, as it can get lonely around here in the woods.

We actually don't live that far off of the main road, but if you are used to paved, straight, two lane roads, then a trip to our house could be a challenge.   Of course, I will take our country road to freeway driving any day!

Freeway? ---or

Country road?

The tumbler quilt all finished except for the binding.  I tried Angela Walters swirls and pebbles…I love her quilting. My quilting---not so much love here! I have a stack of quilt tops under my long arm waiting to be quilted, so it felt really good to get this quilted yesterday afternoon.  The small dotted yellow fabric is going to be the binding. I hope to load another quilt today, and do a bit of quilting every day. My hurdle seems to be backings.  I really dislike seaming backings---and of course I won't buy wide backing fabric as I already have so much fabric I could piece for a quilt backing! ---and sew it goes around here. :o)