Saturday, April 22, 2017


This mess was crafts, trash, filing, a little bit of everything.
I sorted it and then put it all away.

I seem to be collecting bags and boxes of things.
I find when I don't stay home very much that life takes over my space.

Winter Solstice

I'm using floral scraps.
I think I have a scrap problem.
There are so many floral scraps that I've not duplicated any fabrics. 
It's becoming a large selection.
I hope I have enough of the background.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Happiness is Quilting

Remember the Happiness is Quilting BOM?

This is my block.
I love these fabrics.
The real block for this month - April

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Solstice Block

Finished one of them.
I have the pieces cut for the final one to be caught up with. 
All of them together..
Pal Sloan is doing the Winter Solstice Challenge

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Taxes are done

I've been crocheting some, and doing my taxes.
This is from yarn I had for some reason.
I don't have any girl baby gifts that are needed right now.
Taxes are filed, so now I can focus on my quilting again.

I made my maypole post card.

I received the easter Joy easter egg post card yesterday.
I have them hanging on a "clothesline" by my desk.
I have a few more to make for later in the month, 
Fabric postcards are fun to make.
I'm not nearly as creative as some of these ladies are.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Help needed

I would love to receive hearts or angels in 6 or 12 inch finished blocks to make a quilt for my Mom while she is on hospice.
Her favorite color is pink.
White background would be good
Comment for my address.
THANK YOU for all your support.

Hearts and Angels

I was wondering if anyone would be interested in helping me with a quilt for my Mom. She is in hospice and I would like to make another angels and heart quilt for her. The one I made many years ago is wearing out with the nursing home washing it in their hot water.
Thanks for any help.


Motivational Monday

week of 17 April

Quilt 2 QOVs
Work on Winter Solstice
Work on Sparkling Sampler
Book It Quilt
T-shirts cut out for T-shirt Quilt

Check out the Motivational Monday site.

Motivational MONDAY

10-16 April 2017


Winter Solstice Blocks

I have another block cut out, but didn't get the HST made to finish it off.
I hope to catch up this week.

Work on Book It Challenge
I'm working on it, but the taxes took over my life this weekend

quilt Music Quilt
Work on purple GS quilt

I am slowly getting this the size it needs to be. It is about 39 inches wide so far.
I plan to make 3 more of the stars (they are another UFO).
I'll be cutting down about 15 inches across the quilt and adding int he stars.
It will become a nice lap quilt.

Sparkling Sampler
I didn't even cut out Block B yet.

Design Wall

No stash used at all last week.
I really need to quilt something on the long arm and finish something.
I have lots on the design walls.
Purple quilt is from my scraps and the star is one of the UFOs.
I will be using the other pieces to make 3 more stars.
After this one is a gray one and a blue one. 
This is a book it quilt I'm working on.
Not totally sure I love the colors, but it is also UFO embroidery pieces. 
I am going to use an attic windows pattern for the band t-shirt quilt this time.
I will use two blues to frame the T-shirts. 
Bad picture, but this is the next Winter Solstice block.
I hope I have enough background fabric to finish all the blocks. 
Winter Solstice and Sparkling Sampler on the design curtains.
After I file the taxes tonight, I hope to have more time to actually accomplish something.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Finished or Not Friday

I don't seem to be on the computer on Friday, so I'll post today.
This is my book it challenge quilt.
I'm using it as the leader/ender project post of the time.
I have another band t-shirt quilt to make for their silent auction.

I have many quilts that need long armed, so maybe I can get one of them loaded today.
Check out the other Finished or Not posts

Friday, April 14, 2017

slow week

It was a slow week for sewing.
A busy week for everything else.
I received the thread from Diane.
 Lots and lots of fun threads for embroidery machine and long arm.

My what's in the box had to be dumped to allow us to use the bag again.  :(
Lots of fabric and yarn and good things.
I'll be using the fabric for the gray quilt I'm working on. 
I finished a block from the Winter Solstice blocks.
Two more to go. 
 They are looking very pretty.
Last night I finished the egg collecting apron. 
Here is a photo of the two aprons
Adult and child.
I still have lots more to do, but....a little at a time.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Motivational Monday


Didn't do so well this week.
DD was ill and I was not in the mood. :(

2 - 7 April 2017

Winter Solstice Blocks
(Started working on one and am about half done)
Work on Book It Challenge

quilt Music Quilt

Sparkling Sampler
(DIdn't have the block pick for this one yet, so will be for the next week.)

10-16 April 2017

Winter Solstice Blocks
Work on Book It Challenge
quilt Music Quilt
Work on purple GS quilt
Sparkling Sampler

Sunday, April 9, 2017


Crocheted Egg Collecting Apron 
Lots of fun things.
Yarn and handwork
Die for Go! Accuquilt - It's an apple core 
Modern Maze is ready to quilt.
I need the backing first.

Stash Report

Used this Week:                                            27.68 yards
Used year to Date:                                        50.40 yards
Total out of stash for March)                         10.23 yards
Total out of stash this Month (April)                0.06 yards
Added this Week:                                          0.00 yards
Added Year to Date:                                      4.00 yards
Goal:                                                         100.00 yards
Yards to goal:                                              49.60 yards

Net Used in quilts 2017:                             51.23 yards 
A couple of other fun facts are:

Prairie Moon is doing a 350 blocks challenge this year:
Number of equivalent blocks:                    551
Perimeter in inches                                 12200
Number of UFOs finished this year:        13
UFO Yardage Used                                   44.57
Amount of yardage used in UFOs              79%
Number of Spools Used this week           0
Number of Spools Used this year            3

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Long taxing week

Only a little sewing done this week.
Working on all our taxes and that has my head hurting.
I did sew today because it was a change of plans when DD got sick.
My version of Gypsy Wife top is ready to figure out what backing and quilt it.
I ran out of energy in working with those little blocks.
I did get my postcards made.
Had a horrible time trying to get the PO not to overcharge me.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Get it done

Over at Patchwork Times we are working on UFOs.
This month's number is #1.
That would be my yo yos
This has been an on-going project for years.
I put it away because I don't particularly like making yo yos and I don't really have a plan for using them.

One Monthly goal

I think it is about time I work on my Gypsy Wife
I have lots of orphan blocks and fabric pieces in fall colors.
You can see the mess here.
I need the container, so I should just finish it up.

Check out Elm Street Quilts to share your OMG.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

March is over

My March To do List that is done.

Headphone Pouch
Winter Solstice
Winter Solstice
Winter Solstice
Test Quilt Top
Sparkling Sampler - Block G
Spring Postcards - 2
Stashbuster Feb # - Animal Applique
Feb Get It done - Heart Ornament
Stashbuster Mar #7 & Mar Get It Done - Turtle toy
Stashbuster Feb # - FROG Quilt (quilt & bind it)
Cat Swap Blocks (quilt & bind it)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Sparkling Sampler Block N
This is also part of my Rainbow Challenge 
All of the Sparkling Sampler Blocks done so far. 
This is an egg Collecting apron. 
Two weeks ago block from Winter Solstice.
I still have one more to go, but it will be 2 tomorrow. 

Cat Swap Blocks

I finished the binding yesterday, but didn't get on the computer last night.

This is another UFO that was swap blocks from a LONG time ago.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Motivational Monday

20-25 March 2017

Work on Car Organizer
Worked on understanding the directions.
I do not like making these types of things, plus this is the last gift my Dad gave me before he passed away, maybe that has something to do with my disconnect.
Work on Turtle Toy
the turtle toy is completed.
Work on happiness is Quilting Top
Quilt Cat Swap Quilt
Quilt Test Quilt
Winter Solstice block
Sparkling Sampler in Red

25 March - 1 April 2017

Work on Happiness Is Quitling Top
Quilt Test Quilt
Winter Solstice block

Sparkling Sampler in Red
Car Organizer
Bind Cat quilt
Finish Modern Maze Quilt Top
Continue to work on Book It Challenge
Start one of three Girl Scout Quilts - Purple, Blue, Gray