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I'm a quilting, knitting, sewing, cooking,reading, gardening nut who can never find enough hours in the day to get it all done. Then again, getting it all done is out-of-the question. I'm too easily distracted.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Peer Pressure....Don't let me pack this thing away again!

Allright Quilt Chicks...
Help me out here.
So I"m working on digging my way out of a mess in my sewing room.
The dig lead me to this quilt.  
Pattern by Karen Stone.
Started by me at least 10 years ago.
I assembled the last of the border sections yesterday and sewed them on.
Used stash fabric to create back.
I still have to sew a scrap of batting to the end of the twin batting that I'll be using..
(When will I learn to make quilts that correspond with the size of available battings?)
After that this thing goes on the longarm and hopefully will be done in a couple days.

The help I'm asking for?
Do Not Let Me Put This On The UFO Pile Again!


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Today's project is inspired by my youngest daughter.  An aspiring  Crazy Cat Lady and Future Animal Hoarder who's compassion and love for the homeless and un-loved animals in the world is tempered by me, her (hyper-critical) mother who claims to be THE VOICE OF REASON when it comes to all things feline and canine.
This child is the mother of Doug the Cat, who has been featured on this blog as well as Instagram and Facebook.

In an effort to get my girl to switch her focus from the desire to own all the animals she sees on the rescue sites, I suggested that she perhaps volunteer in another capacity.
Like making kennel quilts for the animals in the shelters.
(One thing I didn't think about , until now, was that if she delivered those quilts to the shelter, she might be overcome with the need to rescue those animals and bring one or more home with her…)

Like I was saying,
I suggested the idea of making some kennel quilts.  She did a search and sent me a link to some directions / sizes.
So here I am, today, with several projects littering my sewing table, sewing fabrics I really don't like and using batting scraps to make some of those darn quilts.
(The daughter is no where in sight.)
These are NOT works of art.  
I'm just using up fabric and getting it out of here.

Finished size 12" x 18"
More to come…


P.S.  ….  I'm hoping that as I go along I will uncover my Pineapple Crazy blocks that I have LOST in the chaos of my sewing space.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Bloglovin'….and other things….

I love following blogs through Bloglovin'.  
It makes it so easy to see who's doing what…all the inspiration and information I need is just waiting for me, every morning.
It's a huge timesaver…and it cuts down on my already over-flowing email inbox.
The only down-side?  Sometimes I get lost in other peoples projects and creativity, and neglect my own!!!!!
So now, A Certain Someone should know that SHE can follow ME via Bloglovin'!

I took a very simple project with me on my recent beach trip.
Reverse appliqued circles, inspired by someone i found, obviously, on another blog!
(I'll find the name and share it)
I had purchased  quite a few indigo batik fabrics and a creamy colored Grunge fabric with the thought that they were going to before something entirely different.  The need for a take along project had me cutting them up at the last minute.

So the sky, water, sand and shells proved to be a bit inspiring to me…and as I walked along the beach, (trying to get all my steps in), I took pictures and collected shells, many that had little holes worn through them, and I had an idea…

I'm going to keep stitching these circles…and I'll see where this takes me.


Thursday, May 12, 2016


I've made a baby-sized plus quilt , a plus pillow, and now a lap-sized plus quilt, this time in neutrals.
The last time I mentioned this quilt was in December of 2015.

Crappy lighting today…no helpers available to hold it up anywhere.

I feel bad that I let this one sit so long, un-quilted.
But now it's done.  Washed.  Squishy and fabulous.
Minky-backed.  Ready to be loved.

A little peak at one of my little garden spaces.  Everything is so green and lush right now!


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mother's Day, 2016

Mother's Day Doug

Doug stayed with us this weekend, which resulted in very little sleep for some of us.
Shortly after posing on my kitchen table with the flowers I received from my son, Doug embarked on a very long nap….

Yesterday I finally got to quilting Nancy's charity quilt 
(which has been in my possession for almost 2 months)
The quilt and back were so square that it was easy to load and work on.
MY work is imperfect, but I enjoyed the practice and look forward to the next one.

In addition to the flowers I received from my son, Elle & Nik sent me these beautiful macaroons from NYC, and Nik had these note cards printed from one of her recent photos.
I'm feeling blessed!


Saturday, April 23, 2016

Thank You, USPS!

The mug rug I made the other day arrived at it's destination!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Instant Gratification Project

My favorite kind of project:  The kind I can start and finish in one session in my sewing room.
(Usually resulting in a mess that is not equal to the size of the project!)

I'll be sending this off to NYC…and the recipient will no longer have to share another 
Certain Someone's mug rug any longer…..