Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Best Three Dollar Purchase

My daughter recently sent me these pictures of our granddaughter and said that this umbrella was the best $3 purchase she's ever made.  I can see why!  Who would've thought an umbrella could be so fun? :)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Mini Woolies

My daughter wanted a wool project to work on so I signed her up for a little wool block of the month at Hi Fashion and she finished the first one!  It turned out so cute!  These are pretty small pieces - she did a great job!

I started building block number four in my Millefiori quilt today.  I didn't get very far. It's supposed to be orange and yellow, but I'm starting out with a lot of brown.... Hmmm....
I'm finding it's a good idea to take pictures because I see the block differently through the lens.

I think I will continue on and use lighter oranges and more yellows as I move outward.  I hope it works!

Monday, February 19, 2018

T-Shirt Quilt

I finished my International Miniature Quilt Exchange quilt, that I cannot yet post pictures of.  I'm working on my Sue Spargo block of the month, which I cannot yet share pictures of.  So, I'm sharing pictures of a t-shirt quilt that my daughter Megan made for her husband!  She got a lot of the quilting done this past Fall,  then asked me to finish it up for her.  It was fun to work on! Now she can stitch the binding down and begin using it before winter is over!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Show and Tell

We had a wonderful show and tell at my miniature quilt group meeting last week - The Little Bits!

I hope I can remember now who showed what!

I like this backing fabric of the backs of postcards.

This is the one I am having a hard time remembering who brought and showed - June maybe?

I think this was also June's

Definitely Sherida's!  Love the colors!

This one and the one below were also shown by Sherida.

Eleanor's (I think the postcard fabric was on the back of this one...)

Sherida's - she is very creative and artistic!

This one and the next two are Kathy's from a project she is working on :)

Two art pieces by Susan.  She is also a painter!

Just had to take a picture of the beautiful flowers blooming at Leota's house.

This last one is a quilt Kathy is working on quilting.  I love the colors in this one too!

I have a lot of talented friends!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Valentine's Day Continued

Major props to my hubby for making my Valentine's Day very special yesterday!  I found a red box on my desk in the morning that had a beautiful piece of Polish Pottery in it and a note that ended up leading me on a treasure hunt throughout the house where I discovered amongst other things these folded napkin roses, fat quarters, candy, flowers etc. Very fun!  Made my day and made me feel special :) Thank you, thank you!

We also received in the mail the adorable Valentine above from our granddaughter!  Can hardly wait to see her!
Stopped at Enstroms the other day and they're already decorating chocolate Easter eggs! Easter is pretty early this year though...

Thank you to all who have sent me an email requesting that pattern.  I am going to work on that right now and hopefully get it emailed out in the next day or two.  Have a great post Valentine's Day - hopefully you didn't eat too much sugar :)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Happy Valentine's Day!  Look at this adorable tea towel my friend Pam made for me :). My hubby and I are shortly going out for breakfast with some neighbors - we decided not to brave the dinner crowds!

I was able to tame my embroidery threads with the Amazing Tape I mentioned in an earlier post.  Wow!  What a difference - I love this stuff.  Now my threads are nicely tucked into their zippered compartments and easy to see and find - and those loose threads aren't flying everywhere!
Thanks Doe for the tip!

Monday, February 12, 2018


I finished my hedgehog block!  I know I've said this over and over but I love these and love working on them!  I believe this is the final block, so this month I should be getting instructions on how to put it all together into a quilt!

Right now I'm working on two projects that I cannot share on my blog: the International Miniature Quilt Exchange and Sue Spargo's new block of the month Homegrown.  I'm enjoying both and someday will share some pictures, but not now!  Sue Spargo's is a private group and not a published pattern yet, therefore we can't share photos.  But I can tell you it's fun!

Have a nice quilting day :)