Thursday, July 31, 2014


Where does all our time seems like it was months ago that that I confirmed that  the "gang" would be here in August.  It's week and I am just getting into gear  :)
It's a week-end (four days) each summer that all three kids, better halves and munchkins arrive for a 4 day marathon!!!!
Love it so much but I better get in gear and have myself ready for the event!!

I found a box of "leftover" 1/2 square triangles a few weeks ago.  They were the "throw aways" from a Kim Diehl quilt I did last year.  I decided to see if I could use them in some way and not just let them sit!

After searching my "stash" I found this great  fabric by Blackbird Designs for Moda that will work just fine as alternating blocks. A few things to finish first but this will be a fun little quilt to made - a quick finish I hope!!!

I am loving dots :)...I have red ones, blue ones, tan ones, brown ones and I bet a few  others I didn't even notice in the pile!

Have a great week-end and do something fun!!!  I will clean for all of us over the week-end!!

Remember - SMILE always and yes give that hug!!!  I gave mine to my honey this afternoon just because :)

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Hope this is a good day :)

Yesterday I put the binding on a small project that I wanted to try....It was inspired by a quilt I saw (and posted about) from "Quilting With the Past" I loved her bright and happy quilt so I gave it a was fun using colors I never use :)

Mine is very simple but it was fun to do...

I have a little antique table in my spare room and it fits just fine on the top....

Now I must get back to work on the "must do"s" staring me in the face :)

Have a great day, give a hug to someone that may need it and....
Remember... SMILE always..

Monday, July 14, 2014


Hope everyone had a wonderful week end!  I enjoyed mine :)

I wanted to let you know I have added an "Instagram" button to my blog....This is a quick way to add pictures while working on a project or during a quilt shop visit. It allows me to quickly share from my phone, what I see with all of you!

I guess that's why they call it INSTAGRAM....:)

This is  just another way to share...,thought you enjoy!! I am just starting so not many posts yet :)

Have a great week and share that hug - never forget!!

Remember SMILE always....

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Busy, busy, busy....

I do hope everyone had an enjoyable 4th., mine was busy but most enjoyable..

We have hit the mid year point and I have two large quilts to get done before Christmas.  How thrilling to tell you one is ready to be put together and the 2nd has 1/3 of the blocks made.....
What's that expression - "biting off more than you can chew"...yup that's me!

All 56 ready to put together...

They  have all been trimmed and ready to go!
They were a little off so I trimmed them down to 12 and a 1/4...hope they go together well!!!!  I try so hard to be accurate but then sometimes :) :) :)

My goal when I started this project was to do nothing else until they were didn't but it's OK. Sometimes you just have to change the scenery ...haha

So, with that said...
 A fun little quilt that will be just fine for next year if I don't get it done. The red triangles will be pinwheels when it's complete.

I'll be back later with a few beautiful "finishes" from our "Get It Done" group....they have been working very hard!!!!

Have a fun week and enjoy.  I do hope you have not been caught in the horrible weather!

Remember - SMILE always and yup, a hug for a friend would be nice :)