Sunday, July 24, 2022

Bits of Sewing Time


I stayed away from blogger due to the HACK and I hope things work out now with the given time away.  I am extremely wary of any mail, post, reads, etc. due to this unfortunate incident.  BUT, I don't want to shut down the blog because of some one elses heartless deed.

I used bits of time to get all the stars done for the guild round robin challenge.  I've been doing a little traveling and family time while 'off grid'.

With this oppressive heat wave keeping everyone hiding indoors, I used the time to get them into rows.

  Some strip piecing that will be sub-cut to complete four 16-patches for the corner settings.  Then I will work on getting this round (really borders and I hate borders) added.  There is one more round that must have flying geese and I plan to just make corner 'Dutchman's Puzzle' blocks.  As long as I don't drag my feet (or think of them as borders), I should get that done this week.  It's going to be a BIG quilt!

  My furkids soak up the morning cooler temp and then crawl inside to lay near a fan.  In the evening they take back to the porch.

I picked up 5 commissions (all queen size) which will keep me quite busy, so I am so sad that I will have to sit out the rest of the year's Blog Hops that I like to take part in.  Hey, I need to prepare some extra income for the increase of oil prices to heat this monster size house this winter.

Stay Safe,

Sewingly Yours,


Monday, July 4, 2022


 If you get any e-mail from me (not from y a h o o ), do not open and PLEASE do not send money.

A harvesting hack from facebook market (and I don't use)

Friday, July 1, 2022

Happy Weekend


I hope you all have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend.  I chose not to travel on this Holiday weekend, but will enjoy the time at home.

My furkids have taken to us enjoying the early morning on the porch as the birds begin to sing - the only noise of the day - it's actually music to us.  Still moving things around and organizing thru the day, albeit slowly with the heat.  Then once it cools down in the evening the gardens get tended and lawns mowed.  Then it's the furkids and me unwinding on the porch until dark.

There will be playing with pinwheels - perfect for the 4th don't you think?

More ready to go into rows.

Although my red roses came out early and lasted for only a few days, (and nothing blue happening) - the white flowers are giving us quite the showing.


Sewingly Yours,


Monday, June 27, 2022

Monday Making


Another long term Summer project I'd like done by Sept.  These are my star block round of our guild 'at home' round robin.  Then I have the last round to go - YET!   It's been a while since I worked these that it is taking a while to get into the chaining mode to make them quicker.  I hope to have all the stars done (8 more) by this week.


I've been re-arranging furniture and re-organizing projects.  Why do you make more of a mess in trying to clear up a mess?  This is ONE of six little tubs filled with things that have to find a home.  Whether it is my home, someone elses' home, or the circular (trash) file.  It all has to be cleared out.

I use to get so annoyed when my kids would find it handy to dump things in a newly cleared out space.  WELL - I think I have developed that same bad habit and it has to  stop.

We spent the weeked clearing trees.  Our old locust trees shed constantly or just fall down.  AND Krama!!  after arranging the clean up - one of the old Maples decided to loss a LARGE limb.  Luckily out into the field and not across the lane.  Partial clean up on that one as it's not bothering anything.  The rest will wait for Fall and I'm sure there will be more.  Geesh!!

Sewingly Yours,