Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Santa Sack Swap, CTTY and OFW

Open me...Open me...Open me....

This package has been calling for days and days...

And today is Opening Day....for Santa Sack Swap  hosted by the wonderful Cheryll .  Click on her name to visit her site and click here to find out about the Santa Sack Swap.

My fabulous swap partner Debbieann sent all these fantastic goodies..I feel so special!

Look at the gorgeous tote everything came in

The beautiful card holder she made for me - 

and candy, pencils, tablet...

and fabric and buttons all from Canada

Owl buttons and patterns

and fabric and more fabric...such pretty colors....

 Debbieann also gave me a very special gift of two of her own patterns..she's so creative!

Thank you so much for all the fantastic gifts!  
Its been wonderful making a special online friend.

Christmas Through the Year is hosted by the wonderful Anthea, click here to see the gifts others have been making.  

I did a little more crocheting and a table runner

One Flower Wednesday is hosted by the wonderful Karen, click here to check out what hexies have been stitched this week.

This hexie flower pin is made by folding and tacking two hexagons.  I made it last night at a 'Make and Take' class. (it's not a very good picture but it's better than the others)

A special thank you to my Santa Sack Partner Debbieann and to the fabulous hosts Cheryll, Anthea and Karen who make blogging so much fun.

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 8, 2013


I know it's Sunday but I had a great FNwF.  My daughter was accepted into a juried Art Show/Sale and the ladies I sew with on the last Friday of the month all came by to see my daughter's work and then we went out to dinner.  It was a great night!

I did do a little sewing on the weekend...

My Friday night group has nick named this quilt the "Pointless Quilt" because these 6" blocks have so many pieces it's easy to lose some points.

This package arrived for me this past week.  It's from my Santa Sack partner Debbieann.  We're waiting to hear from Santa Cheryll as to when we can open our presents.  

Thank you Cheryll for setting up FNwF and the Santa Sack Swap!
Visit Cheryll's blog to see what everyone was sewing...that's my plan for Monday after work.

Happy Stitching!

Friday, November 29, 2013

OFW, CTTY, Santa Sack Swap, 12 inch Mini Quilt

Here are my hexies...just some stepping stones.

Next is the gorgeous flower mini I received from Illene along with the Australian calender with the beautiful pictures.  Illene, the embellishments are stunning, I just wish my picture showed all the beading work you did.


and here's the mini I sent Helen 

Thank you Cheryll for hosting the mini swap and the Santa Sack Swap!

Here are wrapped gifts I sent last Monday to my Santa Sack Partner...

Debbieann in Canada

Also a Thanks to Anthea for hosting Christmas Through The Year (CTTY).
I actually did make a few gifts this month.

And the last picture is of a Fall runner I made in a make and take class.

Hope all of you have a great week 




Sunday, November 3, 2013


I'm a little behind on posting...I had to work today (Sunday) - I was "playing" with biosolids.

I didn't get a lot done Friday.  After wasting an enormous amount of time looking for a pattern I called up Jinnie and in less than a minute she had hers in her hand.  I went to pick up the pattern and after a couple of enjoyable hours visiting and seeing Jinnie's projects I went home and didn't accomplish much.  Hopefully Jinnie posted here.

Here's some of the crochet mug rug/dishcloths I made and pieces of leftover zippers from some secret Christmas projects I'm working on.

Thank you Cheryll for hosting FNwF.  I'm heading over to your blog Gone Stitchin' to see what the other stitchers had worked on.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, October 28, 2013


Another month has quickly passed and I finished a few more Christmas gifts...of course I can't show many of them on my blog until December.

Here's a sneak peek of one..

Swimming noodles are a nice way to store quilted items so you don't get fold marks.

I also finished a leaf mat that I started some time ago and I thought it would make a nice Christmas gift.

Thanks to Anthea for hosting CTTY and keeping us motivated to finishing our gifts.
 I have Halloween cupcakes for work in the oven and I still need to decorate them when they're cool... 

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

One Flower Wednesday

I've been busy stitching all evening and I added three flowers to my garden...
it now has 23 Blooms!

As you can see my Daughter has been decorating for Halloween.
Click HERE to see to see her Halloween header with a cute picture of our dog and my green faced girl.

See how the other gardens are growing at One Flower Wednesday.
Thank you Karen for Hosting.


Sunday, October 6, 2013


I just finished the quilting...

I picked up these blocks out of a scrap bin...already cut.  I sewed them together this week, went 'shopping' for a backing from my stash, and all that's left is the binding.
It cost less than $6... and my daughter has already claimed it as hers.  This was the most productive FNwF!  Thanks Cheryll for hosting.  See what others have done HERE. 

Oh, I also layered another product but I can only show you a peek, it's a surprise....

Time to go take a look at FNwF!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

One Flower Wednesday

Added a little to my garden.......

Stop by One Flower Wednesday hosted by Karen and see how everyone's garden is growing this week.

It's been a busy week...Have a great evening!


Monday, September 30, 2013

Christmas Through the Year

Just finished ironing.... 

three pillowcases for Christmas.  
Visit our host Anthea at Hibiscus Stitches to see what the other ladies are making for Christmas (CTTY).

I also finished a couple of Halloween pillowcases for my daughter....

a jelly roll quilt....

and I finally put the binding on the Ghastlie Halloween quilt my daughter made...

AND don't forget to join in the fun this Friday for FNwF hosted by Cheryll at Gone Stitchin.

 Until Friday.....

Have a great week!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


August has passed so quickly, I haven't even started any of my August BOMs.....(there's always next month) but I did manage to get a flower ready to add to my garden.

Stop by and take at the other hexies this week - here.  Thanks to Karen for helping us keep our gardens growing.

Only a few more months until Christmas and this week I was thinking about bell ornaments I made back in high school for family.  I called my Aunt and between the two of us we came up with the pattern.  I remember my mom using white mohair for the bottom of the bell and they looked a little rounder but I'm happy with the results using the yarn I had stored in the basement.

Check out  CTTY - Christmas through the Year hosted by Anthea here to see what other items are being made.  Thanks Anthea for keeping us on track for Christmas.

Happy Stitching!


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

One Flower Wednesday, 12" mini quilt swap and 35 years

Here it is late Wednesday and I should be sleeping instead of posting in bed.  That's what happens when you fall asleep in the recliner while supposedly sewing.

I made a few stones for my garden path and only managed to sew two of them on.

Look at the cute snowman I received!  He has a great top hat, crocheted scarf, mittens and such a cute face.  There's snowflakes, snowballs and WINTER FUN in beads.  Thank you so much Terry (California) for this wonderful mini...I LOVE it!  She also sent some butterfly stickers but I don't see them in the picture - oops!

This great swap was hosted by Cheryll at Gone Stitchin' .  Stop by and visit.  There will be another mini swap in October/November with a flower theme, why don't you join us.  Thanks Cheryll!

I was given these flowers today by  a few of the ladies at work to celebrate my 35th Anniversary.  Aren't they gorgeous?  I was 21 and just out of college when I started working there.  My how time flies! Thanks Diana, Katie, Sondra, Svetlana and Sue.

Have a great week !
Good Night,

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

One Flower Wednesday

I just finished adding four flowers to my garden.  

See how the other gardens are growing at Karen's One Flower Wednesday.

It's way past my bedtime for a work night.

Sleep Sweet,

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Friday Nights with Friends

I spent Friday night ( 2pm-midnight) with four other quilters.  We talked a lot, ate great food and did a little sewing in between.  I worked on July's Saltbox Sampler and finished the four blocks.

June's blocks

May's blocks

April's blocks

March's block

Just thought I'd share pictures of the other blocks I've finished (and not posted).

Stop by and visit Cheryll at Gone Stitchin' and see what what the FNwF were up to.

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


It took my 6'4" DH told hold my Christmas project for CTTY.  It's a quilted Christmas Tree that's over 6 feet tall!  I'm keeping this for me.  It was my first try at meandering/stippling - whatever you call that quilting stitch - and I surprised myself with the results.  It Worked!!!

I now have it rolled on a swimming noodle for storage, you can see where I had it folded above.  The paper pieced pattern (Tall Trim The Tree by Cindi Edgerton) had a pieced flying geese tree skirt but I decided to make mine a little different.

Check out what others are making for Christmas at 
Christmas Through the Year hosted by Anthea.

Now on to One Flower Wednesday hosted by Karen.

Here's my flower for the week, I just finished stitching it.  It's fabric scraps form a table runner I'm working on.
Visit the other flower gardens at One Flower Wednesday.

I took a wool class last Saturday with Kathy (Woolkeeper).  The Fall Banner is called Pumpkin Patch House.  It's the third season banner I've done (or should I say started...summer isn't finished yet)

Kathy's Woolkeeper website should be up by the end of August/early September.  Her patterns are beautiful and the directions are easy to understand.  I saw a sneak peak at a few of the new patterns/kits.  I can't wait to place my order.  Look for a give-a-way here soon.  I wanted to share a kit with you.

I'm off for a long weekend/vacation tomorrow morning to visit family.  I'm taking my Ipad along and hope to visit all of you along the way.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

One Flower Wednesday

It's Wednesday again and that means Hexie time.  I only made a few stepping stones for my garden this week but every little hexagon helps.  I'm working on quilting 2 runners and here is one of them. My local quilt shop has a great summer special.  You purchase the pattern of the week and you can purchase up to 10 fat quarters at a discounted price.....more on that next time - I'm too lazy to get up again and grab the patterns.

I have a wool class this Saturday, I can't wait!  Kathy (Woolkeeper website coming soon), who has designed other wool projects I've posted, is doing the third in a Seasons series.  The first Banner (6" x 12")was "Spring Blossoms".

Then came summer .....

"House on Daisy Hill" obviously isn't daisies....

and Saturday is "Pumpkin Patch House". As you see I have most of the pieces traced and cut out.

Last, and most special, my daughter made/painted this for me.  I just LOVE IT!  She does such amazing work.  She's been creating a lot of mixed media works lately.  Maybe she'll let me post what's in Dad's (DH) room next.

Happy Stitching!