Sunday, July 15, 2018

Monday Making

I have been trying the past few years to use ONLY my stash.
I have been successful MOST of the time.
**Wink wink**

This little baby quilt is from my flannel bucket.
Flannel quilts are soft.
They are cuddly
and they are CUTE.

As you can tell.....
I didn't have quite enough of the same fabrics to make this one
matchy matchy.
But I like it all the same!

Maybe I like it MORE!!!

Here is the produce harvested yesterday.
My husband's garden continues to keep me busy in the kitchen.

I've enjoyed the green beans this year.
I steam the beans.....
make a DIP using mayo and a little soy sauce.
We dip them in the sauce and eat them like french fries.


What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Monday Making

Perler beads.
That's what I've been up to.
Helping my youngest FIND her craft.

She has some special needs
and I wondered if she'd ever hit on something that
she really enjoyed doing
and something that she was capable of doing.

We found it
and I'm so happy!

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Monday Making

This week I will be doing a lot of this....
and watching the kids play card games
at the camp site.

I'll try and get some exercise between
these lazy peaceful activities.

I'll also be hand quilting.
Isn't the backing I found at the thrift store wonderful?

It is a vintage cotton that I KNEW would come in handy someday.

Someday is HERE.
What are YOU making this week?

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Monday Making

This week I hope to be hand quilting
a very BLUE quilt.
I'm not at liberty to show the whole quilt yet....
but this little peek shows I have my work cut out for me!

 I will also be eating healthy.
What would you make with these ingredients?

I typically add the vegetable to WHATEVER I'm making.
I made a stir fry with some leftover chicken and pasta with these.

The cucumber appears at the table EVERY night in a little dish.
Nothing fancy. 
Sliced or stick shaped.
It's all GOOD.

Link up and share about YOU're making this week.

Hope you're all enjoying the summer!

**Blogger news**

Some of you quilters know we've had trouble 
COMMUNICATING in the last month of so!!!
Comments have not been making it to our emails so that we can reply.

Barb has a post HERE about how you can FIX that situation.
THANK you Barb!!!!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Monday Making

All of you quilters know....
The BEST thing about quilting
is GIVING them away!!!

It's a connection with PEOPLE
that I just LOVE!

It's a way to CELEBRATE 
and ENCOURAGE milestones and achievements!

These are 3 of the graduates that received quilts this year.

I SO enjoy making the quilts
and sharing some quilty LOVE with these 
AMAZING young adults!

It's time for the weekly LINK UP!

What are YOU making this week??

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Monday Making

My Monday Making post is a bit early this week.
I have the time...
so I thought I'd post now, rather than later!
The linky will be open until Wednesday,
if you want to link up and share what YOU've been making.

This eyeglass case was an easy little project.

A friend requested one when she saw mine
and believe it or NOT...I had the same scraps in my bin!

TWO years LATER!!  LOL!

I didn't have to wonder which colors to use, since I knew
she'd seen mine and it appealed to her.

I gave it to her on Thursday not knowing that
she'd had a really hard morning that day.

Isn't it GREAT to give a little quilt LOVE
and find it's the perfect timing too???

I also made a set of little place mats for ME this week.

They're actually going to be used by the kids.
Even cold cereal gets to look pretty!!

Here's another peek into my week.
Yes...It was a busy one.

I thought I'd be sewing these together...
but after making a lot of blocks, I really didn't want to make any more.
(lazy? kind of)
I also knew that there are a LOT of seams to match up!
What if????
I add sashing.
Scrappy sashing??

I'll let it percolate a bit.....
Gives me something happy to THINK about.

One great thing about quilting is the 
happy things we can ponder.

Today we're harvesting.
I'll need to make some deliveries since we can't eat it all.

Not sure what the week ahead holds.
But I DO know....
I'll be stitching!

And cooking something GREEN.

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Monday Making

I began quilting some lines this weekend....
That's it.'s a beginning....right???

Hopefully this week will bring some TIME.

This quilt needs to be finished soon.
The LAST of my four graduation quilts!!!

What are YOU making this week?

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Monday Making

I worked a bit on this UFO this past week
and HOPE to add some more blocks THIS week.

The pattern came from block lotto a while ago.
I added an alternate color way using white cornerstones.
I love ALL that color!
It's been fun digging around here for more fabric choices.

What are YOU making this week??
Link up and share your post.

I am findng that more and more comments do NOT make it to my email.
Anyone else have this problem?
It makes it hard to reply to your sweet comments.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Red white and blue

A Red, White and Blue quilt
for Memorial Day weekend.  

It's been waiting a LONG time
to be a QUILT!

Yeah for finishes!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Monday Making

This quilt was NOT made by me.
It was pieced together and then donated to my local quilt guild.
It seems there are quite a few quilters who DON'T like to quilt.

My goal is to quilt ONE of these pretty charity quilts
EACH month.
I don't usually post about these quilts...but I probably should!

My local guild packs them up with backing fabric
AND the binding.
They are ALL ready to GO!!

I enjoy quilting these lovely quilts.
There is NO STRESS involved!
They are the perfect place to practice machine quilting!

What are YOU making this week??

Friday, May 18, 2018

Friday Finish

This is Graduation quilt #3!

All quilted and bound.

I'm calling these quilted lines....

I made the bumps AD LIB.
Ad lib means there was NO marking involved.

One LESS step.

I have just ONE MORE QUILT to finish
before graduation!!!

Happy Friday.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Monday Making

This is the quilt that I've been cuddling with this weekend.
Being under the weather is NO fun...
but it SURE it nice to have an abundance of quilts.

I made this one a long time ago.
I used a thin wool batting and HAND quilted it!
It's the perfect quilt.
Not too heavy and bulky.

Not sure what I'll be working on this week yet...

What are YOU  making???

Friday, May 11, 2018

Friday Finishes

 I was able to finish TWO quilts this week!

It DID help that they were BOTH sandwiched and

These are the first two of FOUR that need to be completed soon.

Four high school graduates will receive a little QUILT LOVE this year.

Graduations get earlier and earlier, don't they??

Believe it or not....
I still have SCRAPS in the basket!!
Even blue ones!!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Monday Making

I just returned from a great trip to Switzerland.
Right before leaving, I finally settled on WHAT
to take for HAND WORK.
The. most. important. item. to. pack!

I took along a few of these vintage dresden plates.
I have a whole stack!

After quickly machine basting twice through...
I had JUST what I needed to work on!
I am appliqueing around the outside of petals
and then I will add a center piece.

I also took wool yarn and knitting needles 
for my husband's new beanie.

I finished just in time
for a little alpine horn blowing!

What are YOU making this week???

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Monday Making

Hello Quilting Friends!
What are YOU making this week??

I have been slowly working on a knitting project.
A cardigan sweater for one of my girls.

I've made so many  BABY sweaters...
I thought I would at least be able to FOLLOW a pattern in an adult size.
So far.....So good.
Adult sweaters do take a "TINY" bit longer!!!

(this free pattern is on ravelry HERE )

There will be a slight pause of TWO weeks for this link up party!

I will be unable to post for a couple of weeks.

Keep MAKING!!!

I'll be back!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Monday Making

After a successful auction of SMALL quilts (table mats) last weekend,
I had a couple of requests from the losers.

I couldn't repeat the small quilt exactly...
But I tried to come close.

Scraps and orphan blocks just CAN'T be
repeated EXACTLY!!

What are YOU making this week??
Thanks to ALL who link up
and share!!!

Saturday, April 14, 2018


When it comes to sewing...
It was a GOOD week!!

It helps to have a few things
ALMOST finished!!!

The first quilt was almost done.
It just needed a border.
This is my third graduation quilt.

I added binding to my hand woven baby blanket!
I added a soft pink cotton binding.

When that was done....
I added a border to this scrappy, scrappy quilt!
My fourth and last graduation quilt.
NOW.... to get them ALL quilted!!!

It was a miracle that the Saw tooth border fit perfectly!!!

Getting all these ALMOST finished things DONE
makes me want to BEGIN something VERY soon!!!

My wheels are churning!!