Monday, December 31, 2012


I have good intentions, to finish up a few U.F.O.s and "try" not to start any new ones.
These are only a few, of the pile.
I found quilt tops in a couple of trunks, I know I made. But didn't remember making them or when I made them, but it was my fabrics and my seam techniques.  Oh my!
Bow tie quilt top has been around for about 25 years, as well as the Pinwheel quilt top. Oooh, the Storm at Sea quilt top was DH's 50th BD present, it isn't as old as the other two, but......
Square with in a Square, also during my prolific 90s. I was the assistant in a class at Quiltfest, when it was still in Jonesborough TN, that was organized by Polly Taylor and her shop TN Quilts.
Yes, Basket quilt same time period! I loved the red Hoffman fabric.
This was the challenge fabric at Blue Ridge Quilter's Guild, in Johnson City TN. 
Oh, this is a newer quilt, started it in 2011, just need to decide on a border, layer it and get finishing it. Loved the civil war prints my friend got in at her shop, when we lived in WV. She was so kind to cut charm squares for me! It was supposed to go on the new bed, when we moved, back, to Florida last year.
Another "fell in love with the fabrics" quilt. This is neon tonals with "Doodle Cats" fabric. I used Ami Simm's "Twisted Sisters" pattern and template. The name of the quilt is "Twisted Kitties".
I will be ecstatic if I can just get one or two finished up.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, from Florida!
I will always dream of a white Christmas!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Carol's Hug

Carol over at Giraffe Dreams, wanted "verbs" for her birthday.  I said I would send her a "HUG".


I thought that was such a great way to celebrate. I chose a "HUG", since I will be hitting the same birthday in March and really feel that was the needed "verb".  Or at least I will be needing a good hug then!  Where have the years gone???  WOW!

I love making word blocks! I think I am addicted!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Another giveaway

Mary Ann Kinsinger is having a giveaway over on her blog A Joyful Chaos

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Not here over at May Chappell's blog. 


She is giving away a pattern and fabric, both! How cool is that!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Going Dutch

I have followed several blogs for several years, one of which is Taniwa. Tonya has spoken of Tetsu's resistance to learn English, frequently.  Thought I would share my language barrier story, with you.

I married a Dutchman. First year we were married everyone reminded each other to speak English, when we visited. After that they didn't! So I started taking my sewing or knitting along. Oldest sister in law told me I was being rude. Told her, no I was being forgotten, ignored, and bored. So I stitched and they spoke in Dutch and I obviously learned to understand a little Dutch. In-laws were going Christmas shopping and asked DH in Dutch what to buy me. He couldn't remember the name of the perfume I wore, I walked through and told them. They all three were shocked and said I wasn't supposed to undertand that!  Surprise!

A traditional Dutch windmill (1100 Roe) standing in a winter landscape on the outskirts of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

English Paper Piecing

After making over 50 of these in the last month,
I started searching for a pin cushion I made about 20+ years ago.    

Ah ha, success! I found it in a quilted sewing box, with both my
grandmother's thimbles, scissors and a thread holder.
I couldn't find my instruction sheets, but lucked out on finding
an email address for the lady that demonstrated making it at a
quilt guild meeting in TN.  She emailed the pattern and sheet of
instructions, so now I am on to a few for gifts.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

I've Been Hexed

Yep, I've been hexed! I joined a couple of Hexagon groups on Face Book and have been totally addicted to making hexagon flowers for a swap on one of the groups -  "Let's Get Hexied".

The other group show pictures and gives tips to the fellow hexed - "I've Been Hexed and I Like it!"

I added the Accuquilt Hexagon die to my collection, whipped through a stack of scraps in no time at all!  Snagged a Creative Memories Hexagon paper punch on Ebay, punched out hexs from those "darn" subscription cards in quilt magazine, perfect weight!  Grabbed my glue stick and portable sewing supplies box, then headed to the couch! OGM! - Wrong size!
Back to the sewing room, grabbed the fat-quarters, whipped them through lickty-split! OK, now head to computer to find the graph paper website and print the correct size papers, since my CM punch won't work this time!  Any way cut, cut, cut, ready to sew!  Stitch, stitch stitch, flowers together, envelopes addressed, off to the post office, the flowers are in the mail!  Aaah oh oh! I forgot to take pictures! Oh well recipients said they will take photos for me.
Now I can start on all those little bitty hexs that were the wrong sizes, maybe little pincushions, key rings, or something. Maybe I will see if the really iddy-biddy punch is for sale any where - it does 1/2" and 3/4" papers.
Sew Happy, I am sewing!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Someday Quilt

I really need to finish layering and quilting some tops, before I start another quilt. 
BUT, I found this on Jigsaw Planet, one day while escaping housework and reality.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sewing - Not Quilting!

We made the Devine Miss M an outfit for
"BroBro's" scrimmage games, all 2 of them.
He quit football!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Blogland Givaway!

Alderwood Quilts is having a givaway go check it out!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Twisting Kitty

I have been working on my Twisted Kitty for a while and finally have the blocks all done!

I bought Ami Simms' Twisted Sisters Booklet and Template about 10 or twelve years ago.

I fell in love with the Doodle Cat fabric about the same time.

No, Chrissy it is not a twisting kitty's quilt.

What! Why not?

Hey, what is that, on the purple square?

Hey, it is pinned on. I'll pull it off for you.

Ouch! I stuck my tongue!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Read a Lot - Post a Little

What have we been doing?

What is this a "pup" quiz?

OK, let me see...

OH, yes - lots of nothing!