Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Almost There

It feels like forever since I have been able to sew, really sew.  Well, maybe it just feels that way. Family life has been very busy, in a good way, but today I found myself with a little time. There were messes and piles everywhere in my sewing space. There is no way I can get anything done with the state it was in, so I thought I'd try and clean up a little.  Besides the many projects waiting for attention, look what I found. 

I started these blocks over a year ago when the Scrappy Trip Along was going on. For those of you who might not have heard of the Scrappy Trip Along, it was a Quilt Along started in early 2013 based on Bonnie Hunter's Scrappy Trip Quilt Tutorial

 This is the last time I remember these blocks. I had ten. 
I really wanted to make this quilt so I left the strips needed for the block, laying around.  
I thought I could make a block here and there. 
Well, now look where I'm at!  I had no idea! 

I found them in a pile and thought I would lay them out and have a look see. 
Gasp! I have 28! 
I need just two more for a nice 60 X 72 lap quilt. 
Yea, that's right just 2 more. : )

I used only scraps or fabric I've had a really long time.There are some really undesirable fabrics in there.  I threw caution to the wind and let some fabrics be friends and neighbors that probably shouldn't be.  I even just laid out the blocks as is and only moved one to another spot. This quilt is so fun to make and the blocks are addicting.  
I think I'm going to really love this one! You can see some 
amazing Scrappy Trip Quilts  in the Scrappy Trip Along Flickr Group 

It's been awhile, but I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday

Happy Stitching Everyone : )

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Dreamin and Moving Along.

Not enough sewing has been going on here, but things are settling down. 
I'm home from work for a few weeks, so I'm going to do my best to change that. 
I feel like I haven't sewn for the past six months. 
My "want to make" list is long and growing longer by the day and I am itching to get sewing. 
I managed a little dreaming, planning and tiny bit of quilt sewing. 

I was hoping to have a whole quilt done. I started out with this little block.

It measures 16.5 X 16.5, making each square one inch.  
I thought I might prefer it a bit larger so I remade some 
half square triangles and came up with this.

I know, they look the same, 
but this one is made with 1.5 inch squares and 
measures 24 X 24. You can really see the 
difference side by side. 

I really think I'm leaning toward the smaller one 
with the larger block on the quilt back. 

Aww, its back to dreaming about it. 
I've got two "Elsa" dresses to make, a toddler backpack,
finishing up on this quilt, 

and this one for do Good Stitches

I'm a bit further than this.  Layering is next.
(cheer ladies, thanks for your patience)

I'd better get moving along.

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Stitching : ) 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Keeping Busy

Just thinking of the last few weeks brings a yawn of tiredness.

There have been bee blocks

DGS - cheer group (January Blocks)

February do Good Stitches done.

A Science Fair, a quilt show, some wedding prep and shopping for The Dress. My daughter has had her heart set on wearing my dress since she was a little girl, but we went looking anyway. I've been updating and altering her dress.


We've celebrated three birthdays.

This is my favorite six year old  : )

There was time spent together with family on day trips and visits.

It was wonderful to see our sweet Aunt R, visiting from Oregon. This is with my three daughters

There was a little sewing.


A weekend with these two,

and a little one growing quickly, right before our eyes.

Sweet little Q is 2 months old!
Sweet Q at two months

This post needs more quilts, so I'll leave you with this one from the quilt show.

I have long been in love with this pattern and its on my bucket list of quilts.

May your week be full of HaPPy StitCHes.  :)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Slow To The Party

Here's my 2013 mosaic showing a small sampling of completed projects. 
There were so many projects that I just didn't get a photo of. 
 Looking at my little mosaic, I'm still pretty pleased! 

My 2014 goal is to document better and more. At least one photo of each project.  

2014 is already off to a busy, busy start. 
First up is a little doll quilt for DQS14 that I'm working on now. 

Here's to a productive 2014 : )

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye 2013 - Checking In

I hope you all had wonderful holidays!  
We sure did. All of our daughters and their families and my mom were here for Christmas and all but one for Thanksgiving. It's always wonderful to get together and just "be."

The festivities are over and believe it or not, I'm still trying to catch up on the dishes, laundry and such. Seems once I get behind, it takes a bit of effort to catch up. 
The Christmas season is always busy, but our family had a bit of extra busyness.  

The beginning of  December these two got engaged 

Congratulations you two!!!

Doesn't our youngest daughter look happy?

Then if that wasn't exciting enough, we were blessed with our 
fourth grandchild, our third granddaughter. 

Meet sweet Quinn and her mommy, our daughter, Emili.

Big sister is very happy. 
She sang to her as soon as she saw her, it was so sweet.

We topped the month off with a Christmas day filled with love and family. 

This year, 2013 has been one of blessing for our family. 
Difficulties and struggles have all been a part of this year, 
but in the end we see blessing.
We ALL feel so very blessed.

See you in 2014

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013


            Thanksgiving image blog

Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; 
make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praises to him;
tell of all his wonderful acts.
Psalm 105:1 & 2