Monday, April 29, 2013


I was at a crafters retreat last week.  I got lots of quilting done and a sweet young friend made me this!  She sits on my sewing machine to keep me smiling.

(I have to keep turning Leo--he's 'sposed to be watching me, not Annie!  But he is mesmerized by her beauty....oh, well....)

Just noticed the feet--some were not sewing but crocheting in comfort!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Design Wall Monday

I was at work yesterday, so, as usual, this is a day late.  But that's better than being 7 years late---yep, that's when this was started and everything was done but the borders.  Then 3 borders were added 2 years ago, and finally, Sunday afternoon, the last border was sewn on and all four corners mitered.  Now, I ask you "WHAT took so long?!?"

I was gonna applique big flowers on the border as per the pattern, but have finally decided on a recipient for this one, and Uncle Wayne won't care if they aren't there!! (He will also get it a lot sooner!!) Now I have to figure out a quilting pattern.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Aaaak! It's started!

This is the view I saw after arriving home from my Bible study:

My bathroom renovation.  My walk in closet door is in this room, so a sheet is nailed over the opening to hopefully keep all the nasty dust out, and DH is running a fan to blow it out the window (theoretically) !
I am so envious of Vicki!  Hers is done!!  This tiled soaking tub will be replaced with a shower, and our tiny corner shower will be replaced with a sink and vanity for DH.  That means I won't have to share the one you see on the right,  which will also be replaced.  Oofta!  Am not looking forward to the work, but will be great when finished.  Thank goodness we have another bathroom!.This may take awhile with DH doing the work and his work schedule being what it is.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Design Wall Monday

The background fabric came in!

And two of the six sides of the inner border are on--5 miters to go!  Also got the outer border today--6 more miters.  I should have the 60 degree mitered corners down by the time this is done.....and then there is the binding!!!!  That makes 18!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Finished quilt

This one has been a PIG for a long time.

And I like the back almost as much as the front.  This is the first time I have not had fabric left over--only partial strips!!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Design Wall Monday

This is on my wall--am waiting for the background fabric, so I don't know how long it will be there.  But I do have this photo to use to get it back up in the right order if necessary....