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.

What's up??

I've been busy with a lot of sewing, but also reading, listening to books on my iphone and watching some tv/videos while tying Lutheran World Relief quilts and knitting.

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett -pretty good
The Strangler Vine by MJ Carter- Ok

Reading now
The The Distant Echo by Val Mcdermid
Secrets of Midwifes

Ordered or on hand to read next:
Enemy Womem by Paulette Jiles
The Dry by J. Harper
Underground Railroad by C. Whitehead

Listening to
A Darker Domain by V. Mcdermid
Everyone Brave is Forgiven by C. Cleave-finished very good
Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moiarty Next Listen

Watching or already watched
The Crown-Excellent-finished
Call the Midwife 2016 Holiday Special V. Good (this is one of my favorite series)
Vikings Seasons 1-3 (Tom and I watched together) pretty good by violent, we are watching season 2 now
The Deep (Austrailian)
Occupied (Norwegian, with subtitles) pretty good