Monday, December 15, 2014

Design Wall Monday–December 15, 2014

Once again I can’t show you what’s on my design wall but I can show you what I finished up last week. 


These are wallets I made for a gift exchange that I participated in last week. 







I received some wonderful homemade gifts in exchange but I’ll save that for another time.  Today I’m putting the finishing touches on my gifts for my friendship group “The Wednesday Wacko’s”.  We are having our Christmas party/gift exchange Wednesday night.  It will be a lot of fun with great friends and good food.  I can hardly wait. 

To see what others have on their design wall, check out Judy’s blog



Monday, December 8, 2014

Design Wall Monday–December 8, 2014

Thank goodness it’s a new week.  Last week we had our house tented and fumigated for termites and I wouldn’t wish that on my worse enemy.  But it’s behind us now and we’re almost back to normal.  Thank goodness. 

While kicked out of the house I was able to get some sewing down while in a local hotel room.  Most of it I can’t show until later this week but I did have a chance to work on Bonnie Hunter’s Grand Illusion mystery.  I’ve almost completed clue 1 but have only made a sample of clue 2. 


Hopefully I’ll get more made before Friday when clue 3 makes its debut.  To see how others are doing on the mystery check out Bonnie’s Link-up here

You may want to check out Judy’s Patchwork Times also to see what else is going on out in the quilting blogging world. 

In the mean time, have a great week.   Check back later this week to see what else I’ve been working on.



Monday, December 1, 2014

Design Wall Monday–December 1, 2014

E-gads, can you believe it’s December?  The good news is that that means Bonnie Hunter’s mystery has started.  In fact it started last Friday with the first clue in the Grand Illusion Mystery.  The first step has you making 280 half-square triangles and then make 100 Broken Dishes Units. 

All of my half-square triangles are cut and about 1/2 of them sewn.  Here are the Broken Dishes Units that are made so far. 24 down, 76 to go. 


I don’t really think I’ll be able to stay completely caught up but we’ll see.  I have until next Friday to make the rest and be ready for Clue 2. 

Check out Judy’s Patchwork Times to see what others have on their design wall. 

Here is a link to Bonnie’s linkup page to see everyone’s progress on their Gran dIllusion Mystery. 



Monday, November 24, 2014

Design Wall Monday–November 24, 2014

I just got home from vacation so my design wall is empty but I thought I’d share this.


I’ve been a Bonnie Hunter fan for years but this is the first time I’ve decided to attempt to do one of her on-line mysteries.  These are all my fabrics minus the neutrals and my black and whites.  I have plenty of them so I’ll pull them as I need them.

I love that Bonnie helps you with color choices if you decide to follow her lead.  She gives you the name and number of paint color cards from Lowes. 

If you’re interested in following along with her Grand Illusion mystery click here for the link. 

To see what others have on the design wall, check out Judy’s Patchwork Times blog



Monday, November 17, 2014

Design Wall Monday–November 17, 2014

I’m on vacation this week so I don’t have a design wall but I do have a picture to share.  If you’ve visited Kauai, and you’re quilter, you no doubt already know about the amazing Kapaia Stitchery in Lihue.  What a marvelous quilt shop it is.  Here’s my little purchase. 


It could have been a lot worse,  Open-mouthed smile and maybe it will be if I make it back there again before we leave. 

The amazing thing is these beautiful fabrics are only $6.29 a yard, so how can a girl pass that up?

To see what others are working on, check out Judy’s Patchwork Times blog.



Friday, November 14, 2014

It’s My Sister’s Birthday–YEA!

I have the best sister in the entire world.  Her name is Melinda and today is her birthday.

This is a repeat of a post 5 years ago but I still feel the same. 

Happy Birthday Melinda!

I thought I’d share a few pictures of her.

Melinda 1

Wasn’t she a cutie?  She was probably about 5 or 6 in this picture.

M and R 2

Here we are in our matching dresses that our Mother made for us.  I think I must of had an itch, sorry about that.

M and R 3

I’m guessing she’s about 8 or 9 in this pictures.  That’s our Mother, Melinda and me. 

I didn’t have time to dig for more picture so we’re skipping until many years later.  If you know Melinda this is a very typical pose.  She loves to read and always has.

Melinda 2

Love the socks.  She still loves to wear different and unusual socks but then again so do I so I guess it’s normal.

Melinda 4

Here she is this last summer having a good time with her friend Elvis.

My sister is the reason that I started quilting and for that and many other things, I am grateful.

Please take a minute and visit her Blog and leave her a comment wishing her Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday, Melinda.  I love you!



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A New Quilt Ladder

Check out the new quilt ladder I have in my entry way.


It’s big enough to easily hold 12 quilts and if I play with the arrangement a little bit I no doubt could add more.  It was made for me by my friend Linda’s husband Stan.  I can’t begin to tell you what a beautiful job he did. 

A great big thank you to Stan for making me such a beautiful piece of furniture.



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