Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween

Looking forward to seeing lots of cute little trick or treaters tonight!!

Sunday, October 30, 2016


The sky was SO pretty last night that I just had to post a picture

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Another direction

I saw this on Pinterest the other day (Pinterest is the devil! LOL) and liked the idea so naturally had to get busy...sigh.  I've gotten all the sections sewn (but have to do another because of a miscut--ARGH) and need to sew, cut the 9 patches and arrange.  It's basically a Thanksgiving quilt so at least maybe it will be ready for NEXT year!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Leaf pile

The leaf pile is growing.  And so is the pumpkin patch (but I'm just posting the leaf pile!!  LOL).

I've posted about the QAL a couple of times but don't think I've ever mentioned where it's located just in case you'd like to join as well.  Carole shares so much on her blog, stuff beyond quilting and pictures of her beautiful surroundings in the mountains.  She made a fantastic candle holder out of natural stuff (wood, pinecones, etc) that won a blue ribbon at the fair!!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Next QAL step

Here are the first of the next step in the quilt along I'm participating in.  I can just put the first two steps together and make a wall hanging for my entryway.  I have my pumpkin quilt that I hang in the living room every year and another that I've hung in the entryway before so it's not like there's NOTHING for the entryway but this would be a change.  I could also make it into a throw so we'll see where it goes.  Also have LOTS of parts for more leaves but they still need trimming (NOT my favorite part..UGH).

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Group therapy

Saw this out there in the blogosphere and thought it was pretty cute so decided to share with you--

Friday, October 14, 2016

Been workin'

On a few different projects..trying to get some QOV's to the longarm stage which means I have a couple of backings to make.  Then I started on another QOV top and also fell for a QAL!  Why do I DO that?!!!  Sure hope I like what's ultimately being made with the products of the QAL and, if not, they're so cute (so far) that I can put them together into something I DO like!!  :-)  Here's what I've made so far--

There are a few more in progress and I'd been thinking I should make a fall leaves quilt so this will at least have some!!  I've seen some cute projects on Pinterest using this block so I'll find something to do with them if not what we're working on.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Two birthdays

 Two upcoming birthdays--this little girl will be TWENTY on the 11th!  So hard to believe she's been around that long!!
And this loveable sweet guy would've been 71 on the 12th if he'd stuck around a little longer (this was taken at his last birthday with us).  Can't believe he's been gone so long.....

Friday, October 7, 2016

Nearly there!

Dug this out of the UFO pile as I NEED to get some finishes!!  This is one of Bonnie Hunter's free patterns and I LOVE it!!  It will be a Quilt of Valor and the plan is to give it to one of the many vets in my Sunday School class.  I have two more blocks to go and everything's already sewn together  except that last row I decided to add on.

I am totally befuddled though as I have so many of the blocks that go in the same direction when I need the opposite direction.  When you're making these, you have a pair so it should kinda wind up equal (I don't know if all this is making any sense) but I have several that all go the same direction so when finished, I'll need to figure out something to do with those.  Maybe I'll play with a table runner.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

WOW! What a PAIN!!

I have been having some issues with my phone and computer not talking very well since the most recent iPhone update.  I HATE it when that happens!!  But, thanks to my computer genius son, I THINK maybe it's about fixed.  I still had to jump through hoops so to speak to get to the point of being able to upload so hopefully that won't happen every time!  But I did want to show a few little rows I've half finished (still not stitched but fused so that 1/2 counts, right?!).

I also have five pillowcases finished which I didn't take a picture of and I dragged out a QOV UFO that I want to get finished.  Found another a couple of days ago that I really just need to make a backing for so that'd make two ready for quilting and I THINK I have two or three more that are also to that stage.  Just need to get them handed off.