November 13, 2017

Good morning.

I have been thinking of the dolls again. I did do a witch this year 2017.Thought I'd share.She is one of the UFDs I have. She now keeps me company in the sewing room.

This is a stump doll I made for a pin cushion challenge.

November 4, 2017


Well fall is here. Most of my plants are done but the flowering cabbage is so pretty I thought I would share. I sure hope there are a few warm days in November. I would like to do the Christmas decorating outside in a bit warmer weather.

I finished a wall hanging . Jenny Dorne had a tutorial for a wall hanging that had a pumpkin cats and witches hats.I did just a pumpkin using 2 1/2 inch squares.j

October 29, 2017

New things

Here is our Abby with her new hair cut.All that black hair on my floors was more than I could stand.

 I have worked on some quilt table toppers. 

Fall decorations are out inside but only a lonely pumpkin outside.

Two more days and it will be time to take down halloween and put out thanksgiving. How can it be that this year is almost over?

I love the fresh fall flowers they have in the flower shop. a $5 treat for me.

Added a small shelf to display some of my little quilts.Our sweet Ziva usually shys away from having her picture taken. I caught her off guard.

The last 2 pictures I got the ideas for off pinterest. added orange lights to the old oil stove. The Christmas trees are made from painters cloth and part of an old feed sack. Fun and not a lot of work.Not time yet to display but it will be soon.
Hope you all have a good week. stay warm.Iowa had its first touch of snow. j

September 26, 2017

Life's busy.
After Tom's death I did not do much. We reached the one year September 6th 2017. Since then things have been moving along.Trying to get through all the stuff collected over 50 years. The kids came and moved some big pieces of furniture from one room to another. I am working on deep cleaning all. It is going to take a lot longer than it used to.
My sister Belinda and I facetime most days. She in her sewing room me in mine. We have made many small quilts and table runners/toppers.
One problem with that is not getting anything else done.
This is in the new to me tv room. Was the computer room.

 Working on taking all the stuff off the cupboards washing and deciding what to keep and what needs to go away. Lots of work. Climbing a ladder is not as easy as it once was. It does feel good when one room gets all done.  Take care j

June 10, 2017

scrappy quilts

Hi everyone. hope there are some still checking in. I am working in the yard/gardens each morning to try to get ahead of the weeds. it is not an easy task.
Still making little quilts and making hexies.
First picture is of an online mystery quilt.there will be more to it as soon as the next steps are posted.The next pictures are of scrappy table toppers, I did several for the bathroom.All out of my scraps.
The last is the hexie flag I finished. The back is finally done.

May 4, 2017

Addicted to fabric scraps

I am still working with my fabric scraps. Pinterest has so many different blocks I want to try. I have made more little quilts,mug rugs and table toppers/runners. Fun to do

April 14, 2017

More fun with scraps

 Some of these went home with family. All from left overs and scraps.

Fun with scraps

Dedicated to Vicki.

Since Feb. my sister and I have been involved in an online mystery challenge. We receive a new  part of the block tomorrow. During the times we do not have something to do with the challenge I have been going through my scrap containers. I have soooooooo many scraps. It is fun to put them together and come up with a surprise. I don't have patterns just sit down at the machine and start sewing. I have stacks of already sewn half square triangles. Lots of 1 1/2 inch strips and squares. I have 3 or 4 more needing finished.