Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Happy SNOWY November 1st.  And I have spent this day sewing.

On the go right now, I have "Four Patch X" from Bonnie Hunter's book, 'More Adventures with Leader & Enders'.  Also, my l/e project, the spools is in there to.  I am in no rush to get these little spools done, but what I really do want to do with these is get them cut out of my scraps.
 Goal for these little guys is to have each in it own fabric.  That in itself is challenge and yes, I have found twins and sometimes even more of the same fabric.
 Those have been removed for use later....  possibly as a baby quilt??  Will not worry about in now, lets see how I feel about these matches when I am closer to the finish line.  Who is going to really see pairs anyway in that many blocks??

Okay, since this picture thing is new to me and this is not the one I wanted to post, it is here now ........anyway,  I was going to show you this later because because I think it's funny. 
 This house blk was made in July, and I choose to put the snowman looking out the window because it was way to hot for him to be outside!   So he has to stay inside in the air conditioning so he would not melt.   Well, today he can come out - with the weather we are having here today, he will be fine, believe me!!
 At the bottom right of this picture, see the blue bow-tie blk?   Well, that is another  Bonnie Hunter pattern that I had to see what the block would look like in 'real life'.   I have made 3 of these so far and yes I do plan on making more.  I like them.

There.  This is the picture I ment to share,   These are my spools.

 The bottom  of the picture is just messy things in my  space, no reason for them to be there. 
  I also have a picture of my 'x' blks but where it is, I don't know.......  Need to figure this out, to make posting pics fun.  This is not fun for me right now because I don't know where to find them once I have taken them???  LOL  It is just me, I will get used to this.  Also, when I used my phone to take these pics, I realized -  I move!!..... and that is not always the effect I want!!  So, here is the start to my new adventure.  I forgot how much I like to read blogs.  I enjoy being here.  Here is to a good month of making memories.

Where you are does not determine where you can go.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

I am back!!!!  Hello out there - good to see you reading.......

I have just realized how long it has been since I have even THOUGHT of doing this..... But, coming on here today, has given me a VERY good reason to do this project - blogging I mean.  Did you see some of the pictures in my other posts????   Uh, I did and honestly, do not remember making those quilts, well, some of them I do remember. but even here at home I come across a top that has been quilted, but not bound, and ones that are still in the top stage...... and I do  not remember when they were made (or sometimes, why??)

Like right now, I have blocks, a few of them, on my ironing board - isn't that where you put blocks you have no idea what they are, what pattern or quilt they are for and now, they are sitting there......  This has to change!!!  I love to start things, it is a very bad habit that I have to break.  And this this is  more of a challenge than I thought it would be.....    Right now, I am itching to go and start cutting for a couple new-to-me quilts I could do, but what about the 100 waiting for some attention right now I have in my room????  (and I am not kidding........)    I am going to use this blog as my own journey in this quilting world I have - a picture of my projects shows in progress, and at different stages, to keep me motivated and to have you join me on my journey.  This way, I have more than one reason to keep at ONE project at a time.  My willingness to make a change for the better in my crafting life, and to show you what I am accomplishing.    I will be back to post a pic. of two quilts waiting to have binding sewn on them - then I will post them again, when they are done!!!!    And now I am off to cut more pieces for one quilt in progress and make some room on my table to get those quilts binding sewn on!   

"Be the change you want to see".


Sunday, December 13, 2015


Well, it took me all day with all my lack of computer knowledge and now, I think I am actually creating my first blog post in MONTHS!  I just wanted to come on to say I am well, enough, and that I want you and yours to have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!  I have been sewing - sort of - and like last year around this time, I had plans for the new year.  Same goes now, I want to basically finish what I wanted done last year, so not much has changed there.

One thing not on my list is taking a course for dummies on how to get your lap top to let you on the sites you used to be able to log onto without a problem and then, how to take and post pics on it too!!!  Oh life is an adventure and I want to let you see what I am doing instead of just telling you, like this post - picture-less.....

What am I working on right now?  Well, Fair and Square.  Bonnie Hunters pattern but I told my guild that I want it done by the end of January.  And I mean it.  I also want my Jamestown - another of Bonnie's quilts that I have spoken about before.  This one I want off my shelf by the end of February.
My next big project on the 'get it done' list is my Star Splitter.  A Victoria Findlay Wolfe patten where you make your own fabric and then make that into a big quilt full of stars and fun!!
Those three projects are going to keep me busy enough, but me being me, has kits I want done to and a few things that need to be bound.  They are done except for this last step, so they are waiting too.......

And of course, I have little blocks and other things to distract me.  BUT - and hold me to this if you have read this far - those three project, the big one, please hold me to it and make me tow the line and get then DONE.  And this does include the binding.  It is not done till this part is done.

And with this picture-less post, I am off.  But my total frustration at NOT being able to get on here all day, is now over and I can come and visit with ease.  But not if I don't sew too!!!!  I will get it together.  If I don't, who will??    Talk soon!  Brenda!!!

Monday, April 27, 2015


I have not sew in two months.  I have though created a list of 'things to do'.  Here they are:

1. - Nancy's table runner (a friend made one and gave me pieces to make my own - now to do it!!)
2. -Weekend Fun kit!!  From Connecting Threads - got it plus backing to make ASAP  (famous last words)
3. - 1 1/4" 4 patches - for the 4 patch challenge that magazine is doing (American Quilter?? I think so) Yeah, I picked the smallest one to do.  I am thinking it will not be a very big project but I do want to keep working on the pieces.....
4. -Borders:  Jan's UFO Christmas Quilt & Feb Triangle quilt, mitered borders: these need be done and taken to the quilters
5. -Rag Quilt UFO  - Aprils.......
6. - UFO BOM that uses Nancy's (my friends!) rulers - get it done and get these tools back to their owner!!!!
7. - Little letters quilt on design wall.  Yup, still there - not impressed with myself on this one.........
8. - Bonnie Hunters latest mystery.  This is started but now in a bag and no longer living on my cutting table.  I want it done.  I bought all the fabrics for it, I did not have much to pull from my stash, so this is a commitment and I want it now out of it's bag and DONE.
9. -Quiltmakers new mystery. Yup. Bought this fabric and it and the magazine(s) for it are waiting to be started.......
10. -Bonnie Hunter:  two of her quilts from different books are started and waiting to be worked on.
Jamestown  is one.   Fair & Square is the other.   Both close to the finish line but still need some work.  wow.  Nope, not done with this list yet but close.......
11. -Baby Quilt - not sure which one but I want one done a month.
12. -Victoria Finely's Crumb Quilt.  I can not think of the name right now but it is on the cover of her book and on the cover of a magazine she was in.  It literally uses up crumbs of fabric in your sewing room  and I have made the 12" blocks for it, now I just need to get busy on the smaller ones.......
13.-The kit that I bought when I bought the fabric for the latest Bonnie Hunter mystery.

There could be more - I have found more things - but I think this is enough.

Hope this helps get and keep me on track..... now to just get back in there and making it all come together.  When I was working I seemed to get more done - funny how that works.  When you have all day it takes that and more - at least for me it seems to be that way.