Wednesday, February 28, 2018


 Just keeping it real, folks! Wrinkles, pins and all.  I am working on the above applique block. Super fun!
 I found this little applique piece in the quilt closet..."Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle; the cow jumped over the moon."  I have no idea where I was going with this...
The poinsettia from Christmas is still going strong!    Wonder if it will last all year??

Have a great day, everyone!!


Monday, February 26, 2018

Schedule is a plus!!

 I sorted through all my strings, and sorted out the batiks. I cut them all up into rail fence pieces and parts, and also used some batiks given to me by my friend Randy (see her blog HERE). Randy is having a book sale right now, so if you are in need or want of some fun quilting books, here is your chance!  This is what this one is shaping up to be.  I am happily piecing these easy blocks, in between house cleaning chores.
 I finished the hand quilting on this quilt...and binding. Yippee!!  I use this blog as a record of what I am doing, so please forgive the re posting of this quilt.

***********************Nurse's Notes***********************
At the hospital, the volunteers make pillow for patients, for comfort, and also sometimes to brace an incision or support a limb and the like.  These are passed out weekly to a large number of patients throughout our hospital, and they love them! These pretty pillows are made of lots of fun and seasonal fabrics.   I found out that these pillows are primarily made by one lady volunteer...she is 92 years old!!!  I had the good fortune to meet her, and she is supplying a lot of the fabric and fiber fill too.  I am going to help her!  I am taking her a stack of fabric and will try to rotary cut these pillows...she is currently cutting the pillows out with scissors!  I think I can keep her supplied with seasonal fabrics to help her mission.

What an awesome lady!  Her name is Wadie, and she is so much fun...hope I can grow up and be just like her!!!  Isn't that so cool to be giving so much back at any age, much less 92 years young??

Schedule:  I am loving working a set sure helps my cleaning schedule and just to get more things done.  I am working the same three days in a row, every week. After 30 years, I think it is OK to just not work any old day they say, but rather kind of have a plan, LOL!!


Have a great day, each of you!!


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The last of the purple for me!

 Each month, I am making four of these blocks.  Here is where I am so far, with my addition of four purplish blocks.
 My churn dashes are all done and on the mail for exchange, for Barb's churn dash exchange.  It was super fun to make these, and I look forward to seeing what I will receive in return!
The winner of the Rainbow book is Robert Kent...please send me your address, Robert!


Monday, February 19, 2018

Expanding the rainbow!

 Continuing on with the are my triangle blocks.   Adding to the collection!!
 Here are all the colors I have so far.
And a few bow ties blocks.  These are 3 inches finished, and I have one metric ton of them cut out...and the goal is to get this quilt to flimsy stage this year!!

********************One more question?*********************

Thank you to all of you who were so kind to answer my couple of questions last post.  Just one more?

How do you decide what project to work on?  Is it kind of a seat of your pants, impromptu thing, or do you have a plan of what you want to accomplish in your life, or what?

Have a super day!


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Rainbow progress!

 February is purple month!  So...some purple birdies to add to the collection.
 Here are all the birds I have made so far.  Rosie the poodle was helping to arrange them.
I have just been really wanting to make something out of these bright blocks...we will see what takes place with these!  Thank you, Lori, for your recent contribution to these!!

******************A couple questions for you!************************

1.  Where and how do you store your finished quilts??

2.  Where do you hand quilt, or hand sew?  I have been sitting on the floor against the couch, but my hips doth protest!!

Have a super day!!


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Up all night!!

 OK!  So I had insomnia...and decided that maybe God intended for me to be up and finish this quilt!! Just to put a positive spin on this...I finished the last three blocks, and just need to figure out the sashing or how to put it all together in some fashion.
 A closer shot of the blocks, about 6AM this it is quite dark.  This was inspired by a quilt seen on Quilting by the River.
Happy Valentine's Day!  This is my offering for Valentine's Day, for this year.  NO hearts in sight...but lots of pinks!

Have a wonderful day, each of you!!!


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A more normal schedule.

 Here is where I am on Lori and Cheri's quilt along.  I am working on the Eagle block and the flying angel block.
This is a little closer view...since I drew my own angel, she did not fill the block well, but I think she needs some hearts surrounding her!
 I love her wild hair!!  See that fabric on her sleeves?  THAT is not is really Wonder Woman magical bracelets!  Hahaha...I hope each of you got to see that movie, or the old series, so you know about the magic bracelets!!
 I am binding this quilt.  It is very bright, and each nine patch is showcased, because they all came from a swap with Barb from a previous year...and I love each one.  I am swapping churn dashes with her group this year!
There has been a lot of prep work, and above is a rail fence quilt, all cut out...and carefully placed in a clean to-go salad box, LOL!  I do use a lot of recycled stuff.  It is on my list to make a brightly colored rail fence for a patient quilt this year.
 Here is my messy box of churn dash pieces...I also use cookie sheets, and have a few stacked up with various projects in the works.

Kevin recently asked about my mom's improved nine patch quilt.  Here it is....I think that maybe those fabrics are 1950's?  Not sure...Mom was very ill when she make this one, but she was determined to make 2 quilts for each child in the family.  I love it!!

**********************Nurse's Notes*******************************

I have been trying a new schedule for the last week, and the next six weeks, as far as my work schedule goes.  I am working three days in a row, the same each week.  Instead of just being all over the place on my scheduled days, I am hoping this gives me some continuity for both work and home, as each is so busy.  Wish me luck!!    I am just not sleeping well...I need a change with that and also want to do better with my home care and quilting too!!!!!

Have a lovely day, each of you!!


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Lots of hand sewing...bindings, bindings, bindings!

None of these are in season, but each is fun and the best part of all...FINISHED!!!  I had an opportunity to sew by hand for a while...and here it is, my progress.  

My fingers on the left hand have calluses, but my middle finger on my right hand has a worn through blister!!  No pain, though, so it is all good.  I try and try to use a thimble, and just cannot. Can you?  What do you recommend??

Have a super day, each of you!!!