Monday, May 25, 2015


Monday is here.... But I'm not making. 
I'm moving my fatherinlaw to his new home! Seems appropriate to be helping a veteran on this holiday weekend. ;)

Hope to be back next week with a linky party!

Potholders shown were made last week and given away already!!
I will never tire of making and giving!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival

It's time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival again!

Thought I'd share my most recent finish.

This quilt is for a high school graduate.
The strips of blue, brown, gold.....etc.
found a happy home in this scrappy quilt!

If you visit me here often...
You KNOW I love scrappy quilts!

I was happy to find a bright modern print for the backing too!

Scraps are not wasted at MY house.

They always find a HAPPY HOME.

Enjoy the quilt show!
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Hand pieced treasure

This old quilt top found a new home today.
MY home.
I'll give her a border....
Quilt her....
And USE her.

It was love at first sight.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Monday Making

It's time for a linky party!
What are you up to this week?

I'm quilting.
It's also called Wrestling!

Link up.....
visit some blogs.....
and give that encouragement you're SO GOOD at!!!

Friday, May 15, 2015




Kitchen prints!

If you're a regular visitor here
you know I make a LOT of these.
They suit me.
They are....
Practical and Pretty.
They make the perfect little "just because" gift!

I added toweling for batting
and had this fun print for the back!

Ooooh! I love making!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

String Quilt

I finished a string quilt today.
The 1 1/2" strips were hand me downs.
Not sure I would have put these colors together....
but it's a SCRAP quilt.
The very BEST kind.

These little strips of cotton
make me so happy!

As soon as I finished the last seam...
I ran to my daughter's room to see if it FIT!!


 IF I had to choose a favorite KIND of quilt....
The string quilt would be IT!!!!

what's your favorite?

This is all I had left when I was done.

So happy to use ALMOST ALL of the scraps!!
My scrap bucket can't fit any MORE!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Monday Making

When I am not at home...
I'm knitting.

There are doctor appointments....
camping trips.....
evenings visiting with family......
waiting here....
waiting there....

If it is gets DONE!!!!
Knitting projects are all in little tote bags ready to go!!!

Making little beanies seems to be one of my
"GO TO" projects.

What are you up to this week????

This is ONE knitting project that challenged me.
The TREETOP lace rows were QUITE a STRETCH for this novice knitter!!!
I purchased this soft yarn and pattern
on a recent anniversary trip.
It's fun to celebrate with a NEW project!

Two of the challenging rows are now DONE.
They have BEEN conquered!!!

Now I get to knit and purl...
knit and purl....
for a LONG time.

I have this little knit project "at the READY "
for the next appointment....
the next long CAR ride...
the next meeting!!!
I look forward to using this SOFT wrap when the weather cools off.

Link up and join the party.
Hope you're able to fit some MAKING into your week!!!