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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Life

I am sitting at my sewing machine, working on a queen quilt for a friend.  I saw this block, Dutchman's Puzzle on PINTEREST and am using soft pastels!



I finished this Moon Quilt last weekend at the farmers market.  It was designed by Cakestand Quilts,
but I only used this one block!


My big thrill of this summer starts Monday.  I am going to the coast to babysit my granddaughter for the week.  She will be three in October.  We have not spent much time together, so it should be interesting!!

I haven't decided if I am taking my sewing machine and projects with me.  On one hand, I probably won't have time and on the other hand, I hate to be without it.  I normally sew every day!  I am having withdrawal pangs just thinking about leaving my machine home!  PHEW,  decision made, it is going!!

Off to get another cup of coffee!

Saturday, June 1, 2019

"To Market, To Market..."

Good Saturday morning!

I am getting ready to head to the Prosser's Farmers Market and wanted to share a quilt that I made for a raffle at the market.  The proceeds will go to a woman fighting breast cancer.  She sells chicken and duck eggs!



Off I go!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Monday Morning!

Good Monday morning!  I hope that your weekend was as good as mine!

Had my first craft show of the year on Saturday.  The day was beautiful and met a lot of new customers!  It was the third annual "Spring Fling" sponsored by "My Garden Over Floweth", located in Patterson, Washington.

Yesterday, I got my garden planted, just tomatoes and cucumbers!  I set up a booth every Saturday at the Prosser Farmers Market, so I don't need to plant much!

I also finished quilting my "Country Bunnies" yesterday and will sew the binding on this morning.  The pattern is by "The Pattern Basket"!


Have a great week!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Kitchen Witch!

Good Monday morning!

I think that a Kitchen Witch took over my body this morning!  She made me dust, clean my quilting room, throw out a bag of junk and make some Carrot Cake Scones!



We had a fun Easter with a family get together,  My DH's sister, niece, and grand-nieces flew out from New York for the week.  We met at my brother in laws and had a great visit and, a great meal!

I have been obsessing over little zippered bags from one that I saw on Pinterest.  Don't you just love Pinterest?!  I am on it several times a day.


I also have worked on a quilt that I downloaded from All People Quilt.  It is called "A Scrappy Romance"


Golf tomorrow!  Will work on my Bunnie Quilt as time allows!  I am half finished with the blocks!


Bye until next time!

Monday, April 8, 2019

Yikes, but it has been awhile!

I went to the west side of the state this weekend to celebrate my son's 50th birthday and spend time with the family!

We met some of Todd's friends at a local Mexican Restaurant. Also present,  were my sister and her husband, my daughter in law, my granddaughter and two friends from grade school with their families!

Some of you may remember that my sister is a quilter and I met another guest, who is also a quilter (Hi Anita!)  Todd introduced Anita to my blog and bragged to her about my quilts,  The three of us got to talk about quilting and quilt shops that we had visited all over the state!  Fun, Fun!  Anita also reminded me that I hadn't posted in awhile.  I didn't realize how long it had been until I logged on this afternoon,

I am not going to try to catch you up today with all of the quilts that I made over the past couple of months, it would take toooooo long!  But, I will show you this cutie!






Granddaughter Carly helping mommy with the sishes!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Friday, Friday

Good afternoon, I am in the process of making some chili and macaroni soup.  I played 13 holes in the rain this morning and soup sounded sooo gooood!

Before starting my soup, I made some apple scones to take to a recuperating friend.My granddaughter was here over Christmas, what fun!  She is two and a quarter years old; she is talking and even called me “Grammie”. She called my DH papa Wayne!

My daughter in law said that she had made Carly a book bag, but hadn’t seen any straps on!  Grammie to the rescue!


I have/had a nice stash of Kari Pearson fabric, so I dug it out and have made three bags so far!  I truly wish that Kari would design kids fabric AGAIN!!

I just have to stitch the binding on a lap quilt that I got from MSQC called “Ribbon Star”.  I used French General’s “Le Marais”!

Happy New Year to all my friends!


Saturday, December 22, 2018

Merry Christmas To All My Friends!

It is Saturday morning and I just finished a small quilt for a new friend!  When I first met her, I thought that she was a Snowflake!  Sew, I made her a secret present!

She is sew funny and has a very kind soul.

I got word this week from my son.  He is coming over for Christmas and I get to see my granddaughter!  I got her  Cabbage Patch Doll and some books.  She is talking now!

I have been working at the mall for the Christmas season.  Two more weeks and I will be finished.  But, I will have earned enough to pay my greens fees for 2019.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New YearπŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Quiet Sunday, Seahawks on Monday night!

It has been quiet around here today except for the zoom zoom of my sewing machine!!

I started a new quilt yesterday from Miss Rosie’s new book “Farmhouse Favorites”.  It has taken me a day and a half to get step one finished (make 30 nine patch blocks)!

Now, I have to make them into 30 Monkey Wrench Blocks!

I did get a little side tracked this morning by making another Lori Holt mini quilt.  I love her “Farm Girl Vintage” book!

Last week I made a Halloween barn mini quilt!

Back to my cutting mat!  Catch you laterπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ

Monday, August 20, 2018

Smokey The Bear!

We have had several days of smoke here in Eastern Washington.  There is a front from the north bringing down smoke from the fires in Canada.

As usual, I have been sewing up a 'storm' until yesterday.  My step daughter stopped by about noon and I decided to take a break for the rest of the day.  Yeah, good for me!!

Here are some of the quilts that I have been working on.
Quilt Pattern "Tumbling Blocks" Christmas

Tumbling Blocks Baby Quilt

Table Runner "Seeing Stars"



Fall Quilt 2018 (Quilt Magazine 2007)


Mini Quilt 5" x 14"


Now, If I could just figure out what to fix for dinner, my day would be complete!!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Sunday, Sunday...

It’s Sunday afternoon and I have been sewing all morning, and I am TIRED!!  But I have accomplished a lot:  

  • Straighten up my sewing room, only because I was looking for some fabric!
  • Made a Halloween Table Topper, which might be a little busy?!
  • Made a scrappy baby quilt 
  • Made a Christmas Table Topper using Three Sister’s “Under the Mistletoe”!
I may go sit for awhile and watch some golf OR go downstairs and clean the bathroom!!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Hot, Hot, Hot

Morning,  I played golf on Thursday, and by the time we finished, it was 100!  The worst part of the day was we were playing for least putts and I came in third—no dough!

I started some fall projects this week.  They are downstairs waiting to be quilted.  The first is a Halloween Table Topper.  The second is a wallhanging called “Night Flight” by Jo Morton.

My weekend project is to quilt a king size quilt for a friend’s brother and sister in law’s anniversary.  Both couples were married on July 21 (different years!)

I finished this quilt as a lap quilt and had it downstairs waiting to be quilted.  The sister in law liked it, sew, it is now a king!

Before I go, my son sent this picture of a distracted driver!!


PS. Guess what day it is🏌🏻‍♀️⛳️🏌🏻‍♀️⛳️

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Weekend Wrap Up!

Hi, hope that your weekend is going well!  Yesterday I set up a vendor tent at a local farmer’s market to try to sell some of my quilts.  I did sell two summer table runners!

I also took a scrappy pink quilt for another vendor who is fighting breast cancer.  I was up a 3 am to watch the British Open!  I am sure that I will need a nap some time today.

I played 18 holes of golf this last Thursday.  My knee held up ok but could hardly walk on Friday—stiff and sore all overπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ. I am thinking about taking some yoga to regain some flexibility!

Here is the latest pic from my granddaughter!  She had been eating a blue slushy!

Am working on adding a border to another quilt.  Sew, will see you soon!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Sunday Afternoon!

I went grocery shopping early this morning; then stopped at a drive through coffee stand for an Iced Mocha.  The little Barista asked what I was going to do today!  Enjoy the sun?  I said NO, I was going to sew!  I did go outside to take my pictures, it’s 90 degrees.

Sew, I did and am now watching golf.

I worked on some small projects:

  • Made a couple of microwave potholders for a friend

  • Finished a scrappy table topper using my Moda Martinique scraps

  • Made two table runners.  The first is a popsicle runner (Fig Tree pattern)

  • The second runner is made from a Buttermilk Basin pattern using some woven scraps from Moda “Etchings”

Before I go make some cookies, I have to tell you a story!

I met an old quilting friend on Friday for coffee. About 5 yrs ago, she and her husband moved to the coast to be near their grandchildren.  Recently she finished a quilt and decided to have a local quilter quilt it.  The local quilter asked her how she wanted it quilted?!  What, she thought, I usually leave it up to Sandy to decide.  They talked about it and made a decision.  The day came for my friend to pick up her quilt.  She was excited to see how it turned out!  She said that she was very very disappointed and the local quilter charged her twice as much as I charge!!  She said that she learned a valuable lesson!!

Nice for me!!

Off to make some cookies!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Granddaughter’s Visit

My son and his family came for a visit last weekend.  My granddaughter is 20 months and is in constant motion getting into EVERYTHING!  I had put some things away but not nearly enough!  Both my son and I were blondes early in life!


I managed to finish a quilt top that I have wanted to make for awhile.  The blocks are gingham, with a light grey background.  It is called “Gingham Stars”!  I think this is a keeper with a nice Minkee backing!

No big plans for the week.  I don’t have any customer quilts to work on.  Sew will work on my sister’s quilts and some of my back log!

Have a good week!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Good Tuesday Morning

I am spending a little time down in the dungeon trying to catch up on some quilting projects!  Sew far, I have finished two more of my sister’s quilts and am working on a flower table runner!     The runner pattern is from Sheri Falls “Table Runner Bliss”.  The hsts are leftovers from another quilt.  The fabric is “Harmony”.


Will try to get a couple more runners before I poop out and head upstairs!