Saturday, September 29, 2018

Saturday, September 29, 2018

St. Mary's County Fair


This time of the year, my area has country fairs.  This year after volunteering to work in the quilt division it was suggested that I enter a couple of items up for judging.  it was fun and the helpers, staff and friends were so pleasent.
On the last day to pick up my quilts it rained buckets.  OH MY, what a mess the parking lot was.  I had to drive thru mud and then walk to the building. I even lost my shoe for a minute and ugh I was covered in mud.  I would do it again, but if it rains I will be more prepared.


"Salute to the Nurses"


"Salute to the Nurses"



Surprise quilt for Nephew

Took Third Place
                                                                     (will show later)

I  have two table runners that took second and third place.  Also I entered a new project for myself, and I will show that to you when I get another photo.
Thanks to Kerry Marksbury for the quilting, you did an excellent job, and to my daughter Sandi for help in my sewing. 


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018


Today I'm on my way back to the East Coast.  I'll be spending a few days with my daughter Karen before finally making my way home.  The nearly three weeks spent with Sandra just flew by.  We did all kinds of sewing.  I'm so happy to have a bunch of UFOs cleared out of my sewing stack!  Sandra finds ways to finish tops and her stash keeps me out of my purse while making room for her to store new treasures.  Here's what I left for Kerry to quilt and one project for Sandra to finish (I did get it half the way assembled). 

There were not one or two but five table runners.  The first one was going to be the green with gold print, notice the folded over corner.  When the back of the fabric showed itself next to the pieced top there was a change.  The solid green became the "right side" to use.  Wonder what the binding will end up on this one.  All have a bit of the back fabric left that can be used for binding.

Table runner one


Table runner two


Table runner three


Table runner four


Table runner five in work


The next two quilts are for one of the charities I support.  The nurse project started from a panel.  The nurses, both male and female are done so well.  A little bit of black and white polka dot works well anywhere.



Lastly the largest of my projects is a gift for a family member.  Of course I can't reveal it quite yet...soon.

 I'm already thinking of what UFOs can be dug out of my sewing room for next year!  Have a bright and beautiful day.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

It's that time of year for the Sunshine Quilting Retreat that is in Temecula, CA.  My daughter treats me to this event that I love a bunch.  There are 23 other quilters to join us starting Thursday.  But first...

We are headed to Pechanga for a few tugs on the slot machines and some...


Wish me luck!

I'll be sharing my projects with you next week.  Do come back and check out what I have accomplished.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Sunday, April 1, 2018


Happy Easter!

These came quite to my surprise!  Thank you Karen for being so thoughtful.  Love them sitting on my kitchen table.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sunday, March 18, 2018


Happy St. Patrick's Day!



Made this Coconut Custard pie for my daughter Sandra.  Well she was here until the day before I got around to making it!  Sandra - it sure was fabulous!

These turns out to be the favorite of everyone.  Kisses!  Made from the leftover pie dough, butter, cinnamon, and sugar.  The cinnamon baking draws everyone to the kitchen!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018

How do you like my Patriotic Wall?  My daughters made this possible.  Karen made the wreath, she's the crafty one.  Sandra added the stars to complete the look.  What you don't see is the quilt just below that Sandra recently made, she's the quilter.

As you know I do know a bit about quilting myself.  These next two quilts I made will have new owners.  The Scottie dog quilt goes to my niece-in-law, Michelle.  She is very involved with dog rescue in Missouri.  The red and white quilt is for another niece-in-law, Carol.  Carol's birthday is later this month.  I'm certain they will be both surprised and excited to open up the unexpected boxes coming their way in the next few days.

I hope all is going well with you...believe it or not I'm watching snow flakes today.  Take care!



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!