Sunday, April 5, 2020

Monday Making

Even though I'm staying at home...
All. The. Time.
There has been a lot of activity.
There is STILL a lot of making going on!

The garden gives me things to harvest
and COOK!

Thankfully I received a sourdough starter RIGHT before the

I've enjoyed learning about something new.
I made sourdough english muffins this week.
(also, crepes, biscuits, pancakes, ......)

Here's the recipe for the english muffins.
I have also been homeschooling.
Who knew I'd be doing THAT again???
My oldest is 34 and I home schooled him along with 
the four other BIG kids.

My youngest is in special ed and I never thought we'd be
working at home together.

I'm thankful for the teachers who have been so supportive.
They are providing the lesson plans and lots of encouragement.
Thank goodness for zoom, Facetime and the internet!

I've also been making some masks.

How about you?

What have you been making?

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Monday Making

Are you at home?
With LOTS of fabric to keep you busy?
With NO WHERE to go?
With tons of TIME?

Me too.

After making lots of blocks for my quarantine quilt...

I hit a snag.
I can't figure out how big to make it.
I can't figure out if I add another block around with alternate color...
I'm stuck.

Instead of dwelling on THAT, I pulled out my son's wedding quilt.
(the first photo)
It needed more blocks and MAN are they time consuming!
(nothing like my quarantine quilt) 😊
This is the PERFECT TIME to work on a fussy,
time consuming quilt!!!

I'm almost there!

What are YOU making??

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Monday Making

We are living in strange times.
In my county, we have been asked to stay home.

Staying home has really not been a problem for me.
I have SO many things I want to MAKE!

Like you though,  I am concerned and curious what the coming days will bring.
I will continue to rest in my faith in a God who is
walking with me through it all.
I will listen to the news sparingly.
I will be thankful that I have TIME to bond with family at home.
I will be thankful for TIME to sew.
I will take a bike ride - with social distancing of course.
I will take a walk.
I will bake bread!!!
I will SOAK IN all of this TIME I've been granted.

Working on my quarantine quilt!!!

This is going to be a LIBERATED quilt.
I've added a rule for this one - Scissors ONLY!!!

A Gwen Marston inspired way of quilting.
The how to video is HERE.

I want to thank NANN for the beautiful box of scraps she sent.
They came at just the right time!!

My son's family moved in right before the
STAY AT HOME order because they're between houses.

I needed ONE MORE place mat for the kids.
Once the new one has been laundered a couple of times...
it will match perfectly..... in a scrappy sort of way!

The box Nann sent held JUST THE RIGHT scraps for my project!

What are YOU making???

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Monday Making

It's been a week.
Getting a gift of little tiny scraps was definitely one of the HIGHLIGHTs.
Just laying them out on the table during
"coffee break" time made me happy.
I also bound one of the LAST of my table mat quilts.
There's a little you tube how-to if you're interested.

There was time to play in the rain!....
and Sew some PILLOWCASE dresses for Lori at humble quilts.

There was also time to harvest all the broccoli.
It is now blanched and frozen.
Hooray for GARDEN produce!!!

Since many of us will be home more in the coming weeks...
I bet you'll see a LOT more "HOMEMADE" in blogland.

Time at home = time to MAKE!
Link up and share what YOU are making.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Monday Making

I am nearing a yearly goal.
ELEVEN table toppers are almost complete!!!

Each year around this time I make a few table toppers
to auction off at a retreat.
They sit in the middle of the cafeteria tables
along with vases of flowers.
We enjoy them all weekend
and then....
They go to loving homes.
Win. Win.

Many of these (like this one)
are made from orphan blocks.
I love using these little leftovers!

I will have a virtual parade of ALL of  THEM very soon.

What are YOU making??

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Monday Making

I was able to do some sewing with friends last week.

We worked on the GRADUATION quilts
that will be given out in June
to the high school graduates at my church.

Here's a fun video with some highlights.

What are YOU making this week?

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Monday Making

When the quilt has small squares...
It is SO easy to quilt through the squares!
They are a handy GUIDE!!

No marking necessary.

What are YOU making this week??

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Monday Making

I'm quilting small quilts this week.
Swirling around and around.

I'm even adding a small 4 petaled "thing" to the center of the stars.

What are YOU up to??

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Monday Making

It's been a pretty productive week.

Some more blocks were made for my son's upcoming
wedding quilt!

I'm mainly cheering to celebrate
a wonderful daughter-in-law to be. 💓

I did quite a bit of trimming.

I kind of like this work.
It's peaceful.
It's serene.
It's easy on the brain (No thinking....LOL)

I also finished a charity quilt
with a short time lapse video to document it all.

I am known for doing things fast.
I sped it up a bit more!!!!

What are YOU making this week/

Link up and share.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Monday Making

You already know this...
but let me remind you...
QUILTERS are the NICEST people.

I received this block from Chris recently
and added one more border of scraps
to get it the right size for a table mat.
(believe it or not...
I DID have enough scraps to fill it out)  LOL!

It was SO nice of Chris to 
 offer me some of her excess blocks.
I DO love orphan blocks!

I am still working on this project.
I added a little HOW TO on my youtube channel.

This is the beginning of my yearly
GRADUATION quilt giveaway.
This year the ladies at church will be helping me
make THREE quilts.

What are YOU making this week?

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Monday Making

It's been a BUSY week here!!

I visited my small quilt at the road to California
Quilt show.

Added LOTS of half square triangles to my
Hospital sketches quilt!

After that....
I made plans for Graduation quilt SEWING DAY!
To be held next month.

Everyone who comes will make the 16 patch block.

If you SEW, then you know that not ALL the 16 patches will be EQUAL.
Especially since many who come don't sew very often.

I thought by adding the corner triangles
I will be able to get them ALL uniform in size.
And no one will have to stress about making their's PERFECT!

It will be FUN way to get the quilts made as a group!

I also uploaded a new HOW TO on youtube.
Always challenging...and a bit scary....
but always FUN.

This week I hope to clean up the MESS all of that activity created.

What are YOU making this week?

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Monday Making

I am working on a fun project this week...
Adding saw tooth borders ALL around my

There are NINE total blocks.

I am loving the look!

What are YOU making this week??

Friday, January 17, 2020

Friday Fun

Remember this one?

Going back in my files
I found this FUN - super simple beauty.

I made it using donated fabrics for a high school senior.

Gotta LOVE scrappy!!!

The dark and lights make it all work.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Monday Making

My sewing table has been busy!

I am trying to get ALL the 10 or 12 table mats made
(for an upcoming retreat)
before some other deadlines appear.

This hourglass mat is almost DONE!
The little squares are all 2" before sewing them together!

And IF you want to know what trimming them all looks like....
Take a peak here------

I have been happily using a handmade bag
my daughter made me for Christmas!

I'm a proud mama of a MAKER!

My son....
NOT "much" of a maker
gave me an instant pot.

Guess I'LL be MAKING!!!
What do YOU make in your instant pot??

What are you making this week??
Link up and share.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Monday Making

When you're MAKING...
You NEED a BIG mess of color
RIGHT next to you!!


This little quilt is a TABLE MAT.
(still needing to be quilted)

Every year I make a few to be auctioned off 
at a women's retreat.

I love making these little scrappy quilts!

What are YOU making this week?

Is your mess as messy as MY mess???