Thursday, December 14, 2017

Christmas is Coming!


Life is awesome when family is around.  This year is a special time for me.  They don't happen very often that my children and grandchildren are here to celebrate.  The festive time started Tuesday when Sandra along with Mike, Barbara and their dog Autumn arrived.  Friday brings Karen with Scott, Tiffany and Matt, and Austin here Saturday.  Life is good!

Christmas will be celebrated on Saturday with gifts and games and all kinds of good food.  I hope that this time of year is special for you too!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

These Sun Bonnet Sue blocks were made many, many years ago.  They were always destined for my granddaughter Tiffany.  I brought them and left them in San Diego with Sandra to assemble for Tiffany.  The blue is fabric left from one of the other UFOs left to finish...that actually did finish this visit.  Two of the blocks like two blocks before will be made into pillows.  There are ten "Sue's" to finish with black blanket stitches.
Happy 4th of July everyone!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Monday July 3, 2017



Well it has been a long time stacked in a plastic bag to be completed.  Went to visit my daughter in San Diego and decided to take a few of my UFOs.  Sandi is so good and does such fast work, thought I would give her another challenge.  I had cut all the  pieces, then made quite a few blocks, then for some unknown reason I gave it up to the storage drawer.  Biggest problem was I didn't add the pattern to the bag.  Well it was no problem to Sandi, she manage to figure it all out and "Bang" she completed it.
Yes it is lovely and I will be proud to use it on my bed.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Sunday, July 2, 2017


I made this from a kit I won a couple of years ago.  I am trying to clean out my UFOs and downsize my fabrics.  This was a great start.  The pattern is called Chase's Quilt by Mitzie Keys.  I will be cutting the batting for this one today.  I have a cute piece from Sandra's stash that is white with angels on it that will be used for the back.  Thinking about a bright red for the binding.  What do you think?

Enjoy your day!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Friday, June 29, 2017


These were the dresses made at the retreat I attended with my daughter, Sandra and her quilt guild members from Sunshine Quilt Guild.

All of the kits were not sewn so we took them home and finished them.

Today we finished the last three and put them in the mail to the nuns at Vina De Lestonnac in Temecula, CA.  The nuns pass them along to girls in need.  They are made from a pillowcase.  It was so much fun to "girly them up".

Come back soon for a look at the quilt project I finished.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Stepped Away From Sewing, August 24, 2016

Unfortunately, I had to step aside from sewing.  I got a bad reaction to chopping some vegetables and aggravated Arthur.  I had to go to the ER room, very painful.   After a month I can finally hold a pencil.  Old Man Arthur sure knows how to wreck your life.  I hopefully will back to sewing in another week.  You all have a great week.    God Bless

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Special Gift for Helen, July 26, 2017

Photo of a quilt that was given to my best friend, Helen.  Helen lost her husband a year ago, I got all his shirts and cut them up to make the quilt.   Sandi got me started and  did the binding. Kerry Marksbury did the machine quilting.   I really like how the quilt turned out.  Needless to say, Helen needed tissues when I presented it to her.