Saturday, October 8, 2016


I had a great night sewing with friends here in town and online.  It was a nice night out - a lot of talking, good food and of course a little sewing.

I worked on a Christmas project for my daughter.  Since she was little we've looked for an Advent Calendar or count down for Christmas and I finally found a nice one.

You are suppose to make a quilt and then add the blocks each day.  Here is the quilt without the border and a start on the blocks.  I changed the pattern a little and made the blocks out of wool so I could do hand stitching instead of machine.  My goal this year has been to use my stash for projects. For this project I used scrap pieces of wool and only purchased the background fabric.  For the quilt, all the colorful fabrics were from my stash but I will need to buy border fabric.  

I also just finished a fall mat.  This is a kit by Woolkeeper (click HERE).  I love Kathy's designs! They are so easy to follow, and her kits contain beautiful wools.

I'm heading over to Cheryll's to follow the links to see what the other wonderful stitchers did Friday Night.  Why don't you join me by clicking HERE.

Thursday, October 6, 2016


I can't wait until tomorrow/ Friday to sew - it's been too long since I visited everyone!

I know I've missed many FNwF and various other online swaps and such but there were many hospital visits and doctor appointments since January.  My husband and his newly acquired pacemaker seem to being doing pretty well but still has a few restrictions until his next appointment.
My daughter has been feeling under the weather for quite a while and I just got over Bronchitis.  I think I was just worn out from worrying and taking care of my family that my allergies and a cold was just too much.

I look forward to seeing what everyone has been stitching.  Please join me at Cheryll's FNwF  (click HERE) and see all the wonderful projects.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

FNwF and more...

After work, therapy and a little cleaning I thought I'd sit down before sewing.  A few mindless computer games and a little TV watching in a comfortable recliner .... I fell asleep. So FNwF happened on Saturday.

This is the same quilt I worked on last month but there's a bit more done.  I have 20 of the 42 blocks complete.

I've also been working on wool Valentine projects from the Woolkeeper click HERE.

I have just a little stitching the mat so far.  I can't wait to get back to stitching after laundry today.  I hope to finish the mat and get started on the hanging.  There are also two new St Patrick /March kits.  I love Kathy's patterns and kits; the directions are great, every piece of wool is labelled and there's always enough wool to complete the project.

I joined the Neighborhood Block Party.  If you would like to join in the fun visit Irene at 
Hilachas for the details- click HERE.  Then join Ida at My Sister Made me do it... to link up your house block.  Click HERE

I'd like to wish you all a 
Happy Valentine's Day! 
The hearts above are soaps from Christi at  Hand Made in Colorado click HERE.
Her soaps smell wonderful and her Haut Chocolat is amazing.


Friday, February 5, 2016


Just a quick note......

It's early Friday morning and I'm at work - I can't wait to get home and start sewing! 

Remember to stop by Cheryll's Gone Stitchin' FNwF links to see all the projects and get inspired. Click HERE.

See you tonight!

Saturday, January 9, 2016



I just sat down to sew some more but remembered its Saturday and I needed to post for FNwF.  Please click HERE to follow the links to see what everyone has been working on.  Thank you Cheryll for hosting

Friday afternoon I went to a friends house and she helped me pin this quilt for my great nephew who was born earlier this week.  My sister (grandma) wanted me to do something sporty.  I also pinned a quilt a quilt for my daughter.  I hope to quilt the one here on Sunday.

I also am working on  Mystery 2015.  I completed the first eleven months and the twelfth month is as much work as all the previous months together!  Right now I'm adding a red a white three patch to two of the sides of a nine patch.  The squares end up to be bigger the a 25 patch in the end and I think it will be queen sized.  I hope to have it finished by next FNwF....

I'll stop by tomorrow (Sunday in the US) for a visit while working on laundry.
Looking forward to seeing all the great projects!


Thursday, January 7, 2016

FNwF coming Friday

Don't forget to join Cheryll and friends at Gone Stitchin' this Friday night for a sew in.  Then on Saturday and Sunday follow the links to see all the interesting projects that were worked on.

Thanks Cheryll for hosting!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Santa Sack Swap

OH MY!  Look at all the BEAUTIFUL items Santa Theresa brought me this year.  I must have been really good or Theresa was just extra special.

Where to start..............

I received this beautiful bag from Kim Diehl fabrics (I like her fabrics and Theresa remembered)

A gorgeous stocking (which is now hung on my mantle)

A wool Santa runner, so cute!, a scissor keep - I've never had one before, a seam ripper - which was used too much this weekend (I lost mine), a tape measure, ladybug cutter, Kim Diehl panel, an OTT light, a punch needle pattern ( I just learned how to do that) and of course tasty treats. 
And look at this gorgeous OWL!!!, she's such a lady.

Thank you so much Theresa for all the wonderful gifts and thank you Cheryll for running such a great swap.
Merry Christmas!