Friday, August 29, 2014

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due!

I finally found the blog with the modern quilt that I made and Karla won!  It is:  Although, mine did not turn out the same, thanks Debbie for the inspiration.  Here is Debbie's quilt:

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Last Fall Quilt

I think that I am finished making fall quilts/table toppers.  I am definitely ready to try something else.  Sew, without further ado:

I can't decide which way the quilt looks the best!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!  The lucky winner of the quilt is Karla Schliep!  Thank you everyone for your nice comments!

Bye bye Boo Boo!

Blueberry Cream Cheese Bread

Strawberry or Blueberry Cream Cheese Bread
·         1/2 cup butter, softened
·         1 cup sugar
·         4 ounces cream cheese, softened
·         2 eggs
·         1 teaspoon vanilla extract
·         2 cups flour
·         2 teaspoons baking powder
·         1/2 teaspoon baking soda
·         1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
·         1/2 cup buttermilk
·         1 1/2 cups strawberries, rinse, dried and chopped OR 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries (DO NOT THAW)
·         1. Grease and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
·         2. With electric mixer cream butter, sugar and cream cheese until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Mix in vanilla.
·         3. In separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Blend flour mixture with butter mixture just until blended. Add buttermilk and only stir until just combined; do not over mix.
·         4. Carefully fold in strawberries. Dough mixture will be thick.
·         5. Bake in a 350°F oven for 50-60 minutes.
·         6. Let it cool for at least 15 minutes before removing from pan.

I will draw a name for my quilt this afternoon! 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Saturday Morning!

I have been retired for 11 days now and I thought that I would start sleeping in.  HA!  I was up at 5 am! And, trying to vary my routine and spread out a bit, I did not sit down at my sewing machine.  I had a cup of coffee, read the paper, and then went downstairs and quilted two small table toppers.  Since no one but my sister commented on the last post about my cute backing fabric, I am going to assume that you all loved it too!!

Sew, I saw this quilt on a blog, and don't remember where, but thought that I could piece it without a pattern.  The first thing that I should have done when I ran into trouble was to take it outside and take a picture to know how the screwed up HSTs should have been sewn.  It is pretty obvious in the picture. Anyway, this one will have to stay home and be mine.  If anyone wants it, send me your address to:  If I get more than one person wanting it, I will draw a name!

Yesterday afternoon, I made a double batch of Blueberry Lemon Bread, sew I could take a loaf to one of my golfing buddies!  I am off to the quilt shop for some border fabric.  Sew you later!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

More Fall Table Toppers with a Surprise!

Retired life is a busy life!  Monday = Doctor;  Tuesday = Haircut; Wednesday = Medicare Insurance Lady; Thursday/Friday = Golf!  I did some quilting after my insurance agent left, one for my sister, and two little fall toppers.  I spied the backing fabric in my stash and thought that it would be perfect for the season.  Hee Hee!

I also got some shortbread cookies and a lemon zucchini bread made the other day.  So far, I have cleaned something everyday, including my sewing room twice!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Fall Table Topper

I wore myself out this morning by trying to clean my sewing room.  I bagged up three bags of fabric for friends to pick through and three bags of clothes and stuff for Goodwill!  I was going to make cookies today, but will have to wait until tomorrow.  Sew, here is my first fall quilt.  It is only about 40" but has the beautiful fall colors.

I didn't expect to finish sewing the binding on this topper.  I used Moda's "Sphere".  Love the colors.

My golf partner and I won our match yesterday.  We then had a nice lunch before heading home.  Hope you have a great week end!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Ladies, today is the first day of my retirement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I am SO HAPPY!!!   I promised myself that I would clean something every single day.  I shook out all of the scatter rugs, cleaned the upstairs bathtub (that no one uses and is usually pretty dusty), and threw out questionable food from the refrigerator.

I have a golf tournament tomorrow, sew, I did a little practicing with my chipping.  And then finally, sat down at my sewing machine and made a fall table topper.  It is now loaded on the quilter.

I finished sewing the binding on two quilts.  Here are the pictures.  First is my "Carpenter's Star" and the second is a small quilt made with a pattern from Kaye England.

Did I tell you how HAPPY I am!!!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Am I confused or just totally insane?!

How is your week end going?  No golf this weekend, it has been HOT here and my partner can't stand the heat.  Instead, I have been sitting at my sewing machine for 4 days and have had just about enough for a few days!  I have made a "Transformer" quilt, a Christmas present,  a large "Carpenter Star", with Moda's "Sentiment"  and quilted a fall quilt that I made last year.

I still have to make a transformer pillowcase plus the quilting.  But, not today.  I think that I will go make some cookies or something!