Saturday, January 31, 2015

A Lovely Year of Finishes....January

I met my goals for this month - Both my wall hangings are finished!

(see post below for pattern info)

Click here to join the finishes party and see the projects that were completed this month.

A Lovely Year of Finishes
 This month has been difficult with my dad in the hospital.  He had just been released into rehab a few days ago but tonight he is back in the hospital with congestive heart failure...


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A Lovely Year of Finishes - Goal Setting Party

I have so many unfinished projects I thought joining Shanna, Melissa and their followers would be a great idea. So if there is anyone else out there with UFO's join in the fun by clicking HERE.

A Lovely Year of Finishes

My Goal for the month of January is to complete the wall hangings below.  All I need to do is finish the binding and embellishments.  It sounds easy but I keep putting it aside to work on something else.

Both projects are from KimberBell.  Penguin one is 'Whimsy Winter Bench Pillow' and hearts is 'Be My Valentine Bench Pillow'.  I don't have a place for pillows so I made mine as wall hangings - approximate size 16 x 38 inches.


Stay Warm!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Happy Holidays and Santa Sack Swap

I finally turned on my computer's about time.

I received beautiful gifts in my Santa Sack Swap from Kim at Lily Patch Quilts (click here).  Her work is gorgeous I feel so special!

Kim finishes all her seams so beautifully.  I mentioned this to her and she sent me one of her patterns for a zippered pouch.  I can't wait to make it.  A new project for 2015.

This is a quilt I made for my Dad, he's 86 and going through chemo.  He's doing pretty well and I wanted to send him a warm 'hug'.

(back of the quilt)

It's time for a rematch of Clue.....I won all four games we played on Christmas day and won both games of Jeopardy......DH and DD said it was a fluke - we'll see!



Sunday, October 5, 2014

FNwFand 12inch Mini Swap

I had a great night sewing with friends here in Illinois and online.

I managed to finally finish my September BOM for ABC - Quilt With Me by Under the Garden Moon.  This was the eighth month - blocks O, P, and Q are below pieced together with a four patch.

Here is the 12 inch  beautiful Mini I received from Jennifer (click here).  (I took the pictures before the wrinkles came out from the shipping.)  Look at the back...a Heart!  Thank you Jennifer for the gorgeous mini, it looks great in my home.

Oops!  You get the idea, I'm not sure how to turn the picture.

Thank you Cheryll for hosting FNwF and the 12" Mini Swap.  Its always fun to join in your swaps.  Please stop by and visit Cheryll at Gone Stitchin', click HERE.

Saturday, September 6, 2014


This post is for Gayle who reminded me I hadn't posted for months....

Last night I got a late start with the quilting and ended up working on it into Saturday but I finally finished!  A few minutes ago I finished with the binding and took this picture:

Oops!  I just noticed I forgot to add the buttons for the middle of the candy corn flowers and the rick rack for the stem and leaves.  I'll finish after posting.

This is suppose to be a bench pillow from KimberBell "Halloween Boo!" but I made it as a hanging for above the fireplace.  This is a "pillow of the month" so you should see a finished piece here each month.

Thank you Cheryll for hosting FNwF, you are the best 'Swap Mama' around!  Click here to see what everyone stitched. I'll be heading over there soon to see all the beautiful pieces.

This past week I also finished this wool banner by Woolkeeper.  Click here to visit her site and see all the beautiful kits and patterns she's designed.

Happy Stitching!

Sunday, June 8, 2014


It's a beautiful Sunday morning here and I thought I should post.

 Friday, I started my day working, then a little stitching and I spent a few hours helping set up a Quilt Show. The Saturday Quilt Show was wonderful and I had my daughter take pictures so I'll post them later this week. 

 Here's what I stitched on Friday

This is a kit by Kathy Wall of Woolkeeper called Summertime.  I love her kits - she labels all the wool pieces so there's no time wasted on guessing and you can start stitching sooner, my favorite part.  I still have a lot of stitching to do, many details to add.

In the beginning of June I finished another of Kathy's kits, Laurel Summer Splendor

and in May Laurel Spring Splendor.

As you see I've been enjoying hand stitching.  Visit Kathy at Woolkeeper (click here) and see what other patterns and kits she has. 

I was also in a zippered pouch swap and here's the beautiful bag and wonderful goodies Mary sent me

and what I sent Mary

Please stop by Cheryll's FNwF (click here) and see what everyone was working on Friday Night. Thanks Cheryll for hosting such a wonderful night. I'll be joining you this afternoon with a cold drink and my IPad out on the deck enjoying this wonderful weather with FNwF.  See you then!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

FNwF and Two Mini Swaps

I just glanced at my blog and realized I haven't posted since the last FNwF.  I continued working on the same project as last month, but I have now completed all the border blocks and in about an hour I'll have 33 of the 48 Log Cabin Blocks needed for the center of the quilt. I haven't started on the corner pieces yet, but there's only FOUR corners right?

I have received two wonderful minis.  The first one is from Terry at QUILTY-TF (click here). 

Isn't it pretty?! The colors are so bright and cheery! After our long winter here it really brightens things up.  Look at the detail - the pretty flowers have dragonflies on them. Thank you Terry for the mini and all the goodies! 
This was an Easter mini swap Hosted by Cheryll at Gone Stitchin' (click here). Thank you Cheryl for another great swap.

The next beautiful mini is from Ida of My Sister made Me do it (click here)

I love tulips, they're my favorite Spring flower.  Right now, this beautifully pieced tulip is the only one around.  Most of the snow is gone, but we haven't been warm enough for the flowers to come up.  Usually by now the Spring flowers are blooming, adding color to the dreary landscape.  I love the pink rick rack around the mini and the cute little stitched bee.  Thank you also for the goodies...

Thanks to Terry and Ida for bringing a touch of Spring to my home.

I've been taking a few classes and need to take pictures of what I've been stitching.... BUT I hear my Log Cabin Blocks calling ' come finish me'!

Bye for now and Happy Stitching!