Sunday, February 19, 2017

Monday Making

IT's time for MONDAY MAKING!!!
I'm still whipping up small quilts for the table.....
to be auctioned off in April at a retreat.
I like this springy group of squares!

My husband has been busy in the garden
and we enjoy "HomeGROWN" at each meal!

Gardening is a special KIND of making!!
I am SO happy this happens at my house!

I'm also HAPPY when I get to play with these three!!!

Children and Grandchildren give us an EXTRA reason to MAKE!!

This is the beginning of a toddler summer sweater.
The pattern has long sleeves.
I'm going to make them short.

What are YOU making this week??

Friday, February 17, 2017


I loved pulling out these cheery red fabrics
and trying my hand at hearts this week!

This is a table mat made for a retreat auction coming up.

I loved adding the hand quilting.
It's those little stitches that make small projects

I used embroidery floss....
a large needle and BIG stitches.

I just echoed around the  hearts and added some simple lines.

The pattern for the hearts was found here.
I made the smallest version
and added some 1 1/2" strips between.

Happy Friday!
May your weekend bring you time to SEW!!!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Monday Making

Oh my goodness!
I LOVE these little potholders that fell together
using scraps from my basket!

I made them for someone else...
but am SO tempted to use them in MY kitchen!
After all...
they match my favorite pot!!!

They are about 9" square,
I used an old clean towel for batting.
I'm thrifty like that.

Here's some kitchen success:

SUCH a wonderful tasty dinner!
Butter makes everything super yummy!

what are YOU making this week???

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Small Finishes

It was a week of small projects for me.

This little Pepper Table mat will join the others
going to a retreat in April.
I found those pepper squares in my 2 1/2" square drawer.
They make this table mat so BRIGHT and cheery!

The table mats will be auctioned off
and will HOPEFULLY find themselves
Happy HOMES!

MY goal is 12!!

I also made this little tiny patchwork mug rug
for a new member at church.
Men are a little bit of a challenge to sew for,
don't you think?
I hope this little mat says WELCOME!!!

Then there are these super simple slippers
that have been UN-finished for a couple of years!!!

Finally done!

Last, but not least,
a little tiny pair of slippers.

A new pattern for me.
Fairly easy to make
They're TOO small for granddaughter!
Oh well...
Someone else will get to wear them.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Monday Making

I try to squeeze in time to quilt...
but THIS year has been the year of the waiting room!

The foster baby we've been caring for has a myriad of appointments
and THAT is when I get the most MAKING done.

I knit at his therapy three times a week..
the other appointments that fill my calendar.

I started this scarf on a whim
and WOW...
It's taken me a LONG time to get this far!
It IS the perfect take along.
No thinking...
NO counting...
The pattern is here.
And....As you can see...
my stripes are random.
Some big.
some small.

There are NO stripes at all!!!
I love to "mess with" patterns.

There was some making in my kitchen this week too!
NON-edible carrots....made by my granddaughter.
They look so real!!

what are YOU making this week???

Friday, February 3, 2017

friday finish

I'm SO happy I was able to squeeze a little quilting time in this week!

This little table topper will be quilted 
and then auctioned off with the others at an upcoming retreat!

This classic blue and white mix makes me happy!!

The half square triangles are 2 1/2"x 2 1/2".
This little quilt measures about 16 1/2" square.

I sure like the way the striped fabrics give this quilt MOTION!!
the polka dots give it "Happy"!!!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Monday Making

It's time for a Monday Making party.
Time to link up and share with this quilty community
what YOU're making this week!!!

I'm happy to share I have a FINISH!

A simple crochet baby blanket 
using some random balls of yarn.
All it took was a single crochet stitch and then a double crochet.

Towards the end I ran out of the blue
so I had to substitute another shade.
I am so happy with the way this turned out!

I'm a quilter at heart
and LOVE using lots of color in my yarn projects!

Making those ONE color projects...which I do...
are not QUITE as much FUN!!!

This week I really want to GET GOING
on my table toppers project!!!

I'm making table toppers for an upcoming retreat.
They are auctioned off at the end of the weekend.
It's a GREAT way to decorate the tables
AND earn some money for the retreat!

My goal is 12
and I have 6 so far!!!

This orphan block just might be the start of the next one!!

What are YOU making this week???