Monthly Archives: February 2016

Feb.28th,a fairyland and a quilt

Yesterday hubby and I went to a home and garden show. It was a lovely day for it,Sunny and  in the 60’s.

There were many interesting things to see ,and learn,fun to pick up flyers for tips on gardening. The best thing there though was this little garden display,it was delightful!!


I did get to do some sewing ,as the quilts need to go out this weekend.

I had a pile of scraps that were small strips. I just stacked the strips and started to sew they together until about 7″ long.

Trimmed up the block to 6 1/2″ then sewn together with a plain blue block.

 Then five little puppies arrived … Jack Russell Terrier,and Terrier mix. Life is going to get interesting until they are able to be put into good homes. 

Found this in the material box of grandmas fabric,it was folded in a piece of fabric. It is plain  cotton muslin. I think I will frame this. I wonder if it was a pattern or something Grandma never finish…..what ever the case it is not going to be cut up for a quilt.:)

Take care friends, Deb



Feb.15 th, sticks, cookies,and scraps

This week was a good week for trimming up trees before the weather turns warm. So with lots of limbs on the ground,PopPop and MomMom needed some help from three young boys.  


After working so hard then ,they sat down to the table for warm chocolate chip cookies which they also help to make . 

From cookies to trampoline…no wonder those boys stay thin… Wished I had half the energy!

This week I also worked on some more scrap quilt tops for one of the church ladies sewing circle that I sew for.

Here’s the basket full of scraps, hopefully by the time I’m done there will be only a few pieces left.

One top almost finished ,have a black border to put on the top and bottom yet. 

There were lots of little strips , so I made some strip blocks, 4 1/2 by 6 1/2  more on that later as I’m still cutting up pieces.

I did finish sewing this top with hearts.


This picture was sent to me from my second daughter,who is taking care of My Mom until she’s feeling a little better. The picture was take from the hospital window.

I just love those Angels!!

Have a lovely week friends,Deb

Feb.7th, a quilty week

After a busy time of  butchering and stacks of dirty pans,pots, knives,and grinder parts, I was more than ready to wipe the kitchen clean and step out of it. 

As I step into the sewing room even my machine greeted me warmly ( sometimes if I ignore her because of laziness she gets an attitude) she ran smoothly all week for me.😄

First I finished up my mother in laws top, and the other siblings of hubby’s want to send it to a long arm quilter so as to have it done by her birthday in May.  As much as I would like to hand quilt it, I agree that it needs to get to her so she can enjoy it longer.

The next thing done didn’t  take long,and will make a nice light quilt … Maybe a picnic quilt for a baby to lay on.

Then another quick one, it is a youth bed size.

Next quilt will not be a quick one. I wanted to make something with hearts in it… 

I had some wrapping paper that you would put in a gift bag that wasn’t nice enough to use any more so I decided to use it up. I pulled out the embroidery machine, oiled it up , and being to make 72 blocks. 

First I cut my blocks out to the right size , then smoothed out the wrapping paper as best I could. 

Then glued the block to the paper. The glue was applied to the block’s outside edges. Put into the hoop

Although the fabric isn’t stuck out all around the hoop like the paper ,glueing it keeps it tight so that is kinda of sounds like a drum when you tap on it. It stitches nice this way.

I have it all laid out ready to sew together.

I love it when hubby calls me when he is out of town on business… But this phone had a few complications.😳😄

Have a lovely week friends! Deb