Wednesday, June 24, 2015


My sewing time is infrequent and valuable. Which makes the 25 minutes I just spent chain piecing without any thread very sad. 

Friday, May 29, 2015

At long last!  15 minutes a day dedicated to sewing has paid off. I have this completed quilt top
My first full quilt using corduroy. I'm hooked!

I finished blocks for another quilt. 
Most importantly I cleaned off the ping pong table so now I can get some basting done ...and then quilting...and then a finish!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Last night after a long absence I finally sat down to sew.  Nothing fancy, just  hemmed a new flannel blanket for the little guy. Perfect nap time blanket for a spring like day ( my daffodils are coming up). 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

It's been a long time since I've posted anything.  It's been even longer since I've had a decent finish.  Maybe that will change in the New Year.  Having a 18 month old again is challenging some days.  But even though there's not much sewing going on, I'm having lots of fun.

I started my yearly cleaning and reorganization of my sewing room. Wow, do I have a lot of projects going.  Hopefully a good tidying up can help with that.

Most recently I participated in Chookyblue's SSCS .  I've been a serial swapper in this for many years now.  It's the only swap I do and I've made some lovely blog friends around the world through it.
My partner was Jenny from Bird on the Border.  She made me the most amazing gift.  The work and time that must have gone into it, really touched me.

 Thank you so much Jenny

Friday, October 31, 2014

Piles, stacks and overflowing bins

I really need to pull myself together. After a recent assessment of my sewing room I realized that I have piles of projects I'm working on, stacks of things I haven't started on, and overflowing bins of scraps. I haven't had that much sewing time lately, so when I go into my sewing room I tend to do 15 minutes or so on one project.
I've been working on these blocks using scraps from a couple of baseball quilts I've previously made and that terrific red corduroy. I've used the pattern Corduroy Cobwebs from Stephanie's book Uncommonly Corduroy. I love this book, I want to make every quilt in it. 

In the midst of all of my chaos I naturally decided to do a quilt along. These little letter blocks from Temecula Quilts are quick and easy. I'm proud to say I'm staying caught up on them and I'm using up some of my very old 30's fabrics here

I have a huge stack of things I want to make for the little guy. So again I saw this darling fabric and decided to start another new project. I want to do something interactive with it and I have a few ideas. I hope they work out. Stay tuned.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Caution: If you ask me to test a pattern it may take much longer than anticipated. Fortunately Emily of Emscrapbag was very patient. This was such a fun quilt to make and like so many of her patterns works well with yardage or scraps. If you haven't done so check out her patterns, they are so much fun to look at and to make!  I stuck with just two colors and was really happy with the way it turned out.

I used fabrics from my 30's stash. You may see some more projects from me using up some of this fabric.
This picture doesn't show the prairie points, I still have one side to finish putting them on and I'll show an updated photo as soon as I do (see what I mean about being slow).
This quilt is for this little guy.

When there are no more blueberries left because you ate all of them, the best course of action is to lay on the floor and cry.

I'm linking up to Crazy Mom Finish it Friday !  

Saturday, August 30, 2014

We have a very busy garden!