Monday, August 31, 2020

Today is the Day!

 Day 8 post-op and DD is felling well enough to drive and care for herself!

It's been a wonderfully slow week of rest for us both while she is recovering from tonsil surgery but today is the day that she is giving me the boot and re-claiming her independence! I'm both happy and sad..

in the meantime...GO 'CATS GO!

Once I return to the bungalow, I'll share more sewing stuff...stay tuned...

Friday, August 28, 2020

Whoop! Whoop! 8.28.2020

 We moved out of the hotel and back into DD's apartment. So that's a step in the right direction. Not sure how much longer DD is going to want me to hang around. I think as soon as she feels comfortable going about her school/life business I will get the

For now, I'm still wearing the Mom's nursing hat!

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

WIP Wednesday 8.26.2020

 or NOT!

Still on Nurse's duty with DD. 

Monday, August 24, 2020

Design Wall Monday 8.24.2020

 or NOT!

Donning my mother's nurses hat today as DD goes in to have her tonsil's removed. Wish us well as she is 21 and I hear that the older one is...the longer the recovery.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Whoop! Whoop! 8.21.2020

 All quilted and bound and delivered!

Whoop! Whoop!

pattern inspiration: Kelly Young's Stash Statement book, one source found here.

panto: Happy Times

This is the back of the cool color wheel crumb quilt. I used a piece of fabric I had dyed and was hoarding! It actually felt good to use it out of the stash! My backing bin is starting to thin out...I'll need to make quilts with the remaining backings in mind! lol

This week was the end of an era. The sale of the Wisconsin house closed and now new people are making memories in it. Thanks Ocon house for being a major blip (almost 14 years!) on my life radar. I honestly thought I'd be there about 3 years maybe 5 tops! One never knows what life holds!

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

WIP Wednesday 8.19.2020

 Did you guess?

I went with the cool/warm colors of the color wheel.

pattern inspiration found here.

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Monday, August 17, 2020

Design Wall Monday 8.17.2020

 Are you tired of my crumb quilts, yet?

Me, neither and I have a whole stack of blocks to use. 

I thought I would try a few in the split complimentary color way.

Ummmm...none of these really struck my fancy.

What's a quilter to do?!

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Friday, August 14, 2020

Whoop! Whoop! 8.14.2020

Whoop! Whoop!


panto: Happy Times. I just love the texture on this one!

Those orange owls are so cute that PatC pieced! 

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

WIP Wednesday 8.12.2020

 My newest rainbow crumb quilt is assembled.

one change: I cut my side row pieces at 6.5 x 6.5 and 6.5 x 12.5
                     approximate size before quilting: 56 x 72

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Monday, August 10, 2020

Design Wall Monday 8.10.2020

 The next project to tackle are the crumb blocks. We had a sew day at the Wisconsin guild and a few followed me plus I was making crumb blocks while all my other fabric was in transit to the new house.

First I wanted to use the rainbow crumb blocks.

pattern inspiration: This is the second time I've made a crumb quilt in this 
                                configuration. The first one, my friend, Linda helped 
                                sew the rows together on guild sew day after the 
                                others had made the various color crumb blocks. 

                                I blogged about it here.

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Friday, August 7, 2020

Whoop! Whoop! 8.7.2020

The quilts are completed! 

First up: The frames novelty squares. 

pattern inspiration: Happy Blocks 

                                (I adjusted the frames to fit my 6.5 inch novelty squares)

Here are a few of my favorite blocks.

Quilted with the Happy Times panto.

Next up: Twist and Turn Novelty Squares.

pattern inspiration: Sharyn Craig's Twist and Turn book.

More blocks that I like!

panto info: Happy Times

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Blocks Completed 8.6.2020

The Twist and Turn blocks are completed!

pattern inspiration: Sharyn Craig Twist and Turn

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

WIP Wednesday 8.5.2020


These blocks went together really fast.

The straight set:

pattern inspiration: Mary's Happy Blocks for Maine
                                    I adjusted my frames to fit a 6.5 inch novelty block

The angled set:

This picture still has some holes to fill in.

pattern inspiration: Sharyn Craig's Twist and Turn

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Eh, GADS! 8.4.2020

My sewing chair was a Mother's Day gift in 2015.
Our dog, Daisy passed away in 2016.

How are these related? Good question...

I've been wanting a new sewing chair since mine has seen better days. Seat is ripped and it's not rolling very good anymore. I sorta tweeked the old sewing room floor and I don't want to destroy this floor.

So I flipped it over and EH, GADS! and it has five rollers!

I spent part of Sunday night and Monday morning cleaning out the casters! I know that I haven't cleaned them because when I started cutting out Daisy hair...I was almost done! It really amazes me how even after 4 years I'm still finding bits of her in the oddest places.

Here is the fruits of my labor.

The wheels are rolling much smoother now but I still have one that I just couldn't budge all the threads and dog hair...

Eh, GADS...right?!

Monday, August 3, 2020

Design Wall Monday 8.3.2020

My next project I wanted to tackle is my 6.5 inch square novelty box. 

I know that I shared some fabric with the Wisconsin guild and no doubt, a few followed me to my new home. I was pleasantly surprised when I found a few that had been framed with 2.5 inch strips.

pattern inspiration: Happy Blocks for Maine
                                I adjusted my cuts to accommodate the 6.5 inch centers

I also found a few that had frames sewn on an angle.

                                (one source that I googled)

Looks  like I found my next couple of projects. :)

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Saturday, August 1, 2020


My cone of thread I was using yesterday was too big for my handy-dandy trusty Admirals mug that I use to 'keep' my piecing thread. 

So I placed it on my ticket stabber and behind my didn't want to come off the cone smoothly.

Next, I placed it on my plastic cabinet which is lower than my sewing table...still not smooth.

Next lower place? You guesses it! THE FLOOR. This is JUST SILLY but it worked. I had heard the farther the thread path the smoother the thread rolls off the cone...TRUE!

It just struck me as silly!