A Block is Born

The best part about doing a Mystery Quilt is putting that first block together from all those bits and pieces that you have been cutting and piecing.  I was really anticipating the Grassy Creek block, as I had abandoned the suggested colors, which I do not normally do.  I had found a large piece of…

A Block Emerges

I knew I was late to the party, but I didn’t realize I was THAT late!  Bonnie Hunter’s last clue came out this past week for the Grassy Creek Mystery Quilt.  Oh my!  Friday morning when I opened the blog and saw that it was the reveal, I was so sad that it had taken…

Beginning the Grassy Creek Mystery!

I know I am late to the party, but I have finally begun Bonnie Hunter’s Grassy Creek Mystery Quilt.  I love doing these mysteries.  I always learn so much! I have been redoing my sewing room for the last couple of months, and have folded and sorted all of my quilt fabric by color.  This…

Piecing a Quilt is Like Living a Life

While I work, I love to listen to podcasts or audio books.  Recently I have been listening to Frances O’Roark Dowell read the book “Aunt Jane of Kentucky” on her Quiltfiction podcast.  This book was written in 1898 by Eliza Calvert Hall and is available to read for free on Project Gutenberg.  Frances is an…

Batiks! Batiks! Batiks!

This is what happens when you are confined to home too long! I was made an offer I could not refuse on batiks.  I love batiks.  How could I say no?  

A Slower Paced Easter

No masks in this post!   I did make myself one and a couple for friends, but have laser, will move on.  Another need that is out there is “ear savers.”  Nurses and other medical personnel are covering their masks with fabric masks.  The elastic us home sewists are using hurts the back of their ears,…

Brown Bunny Kit on Sale!

The Brown Bunny Kit is on sale through April 14 for only $14.99! This kit goes together quickly.  I recently had a quilt shop employee tell me that she had never done applique before, and she put this kit together in about 10 minutes!  I hope these photos will help you realize the size of…

A New Pet… Kinda

What a beautiful weekend we had, and time to enjoy it! It has been nice to take a break from all the rush and enjoy the blessings that surround us. 

Noodles and Masks

It is amazing how full a day can be when there is a little in the house!  My little helped sew some masks to take to momma’s hospital.  She sat on my lap and guided the fabric

Frolicking and Masks with Company

I have been working on Frolic a bit at a time before I go to bed at night.  It has been a normalizer for me and helps me sleep better at night.