Monday, January 30, 2017

Monday Regrouping

Hi all, I am getting back in the groove since last weekend when Sarah was here for a long weekend. We had fun, resting, puzzling and some shopping. It was cold and rainy, even colder one day than it was in L'Ville. Here some pictures of what's up!!

 I've been reading a lot, finished Enemy Women( good) by the same author of News of the World (very good) and now have started Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead. It is very good but hard to read about some of the horrors of slave conditions in the South before the Civil War.  This book is an award winner or runner up.

Lutheran World Relief quilts 3/6 for this winter

My sewing room here in AZ 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday Paper Pieced Sampler

Cold and rainy. Tom canceled his golf game, so it must be pretty bad. What am I doing, what's new-sewing, reading watching the news!!

I made this quilt years ago, not sure I ever posted a picture of it . Alex Anderson's Paper Pieced Sampler made with hand dyed Cherrywood fabrics. It hangs here in the back hall.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Here are some pictures of the bright square scrap quilts and my beautiful dog who just got a bath and very short haircut (you can blame me!!)

That's the laying out and stacking

 2/6 Lutheran World Relief quilts finished!!

Sylvia having a bath at Alyssa's!!!

Daisy post bath, shave and trim!!

First bright block scrap top DONE!!

Monday, January 16, 2017


Sarah's finished knitted throw-
Before we left IL I cut all the bright leftover material I had, and I had a lot, into some kits, a yellow brick road, etc and the rest I cut into 5" squares. I had just under 500 squares. I have sewn them into random 4-patch blocks and will sew them into 3 child sized quilts. Who knows what I will do with them. Someone will need them someday!! Here are the blocks. Tomorrow I'll lay them out maybe with pictures.

Watching Victoria, Taboo, Homeland, and Blacklist.

Saturday, January 14, 2017


Finished reading The Dry. Started it yesterday. Very good mystery set in Australia. Working on my squares quilts made from 5" squares from all of my bright stash fabrics.  Started by sewing pairs together. Really bothered my back. Very stiff. Not sure why. Maybe the rainy day we are having. Will post pictures tomorrow. Finished Sarah's knitted  throw. Whew!,

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Love That Print

I put together a lap size "Love That Print" today, I had the pieces cut before we came. Pretty cute!!
Ready to tie #s 2 of 6 and #3 of 6 LWR quilts
And tying the fringe on Sarah's knitted throw (very tedious) while watching LEVEL (British cop series) and the confirmation hearings!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Sat outside today with Daisy while the cleaners were here, about 60 degrees, it is sunnier than it looks.