Sunday, November 28, 2021

Monday Making


I have not linked up with Beth in some time.  I see she has a Christmas QAL on her side bar with the blocks listed.  I might have to play.

BUT I need to work on the applique' on the guild round robin piece.  Some of the pieces overlap into the previous round and some will overlap into the next round.  A LOT of leaves to apply.

The round is made and once the leaves I can work on are done, then I will add it.  Then it will be adding the primative flowers and leaves that will 'lap' into those log cabins.  There will be berries but I've decided to use buttons for those (not sewing little rounds please) which means they wait until the quilt is completed/quilted.

We are in a very cold snap and have had some snow, this is a nice project to work on at this time.

Sewingly Yours,


Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Be Thankful

 As I still struggle with grief over the loss of my brother, I am thankful that my Mom is still with us.  It will be a very small gathering and quiet day with plenty of food - and probably naps.

Wishing you many blessings as the year gets closer to a finish,

Sewingly YOurs,


Sunday, November 21, 2021

Monday Making


I need to make forty 4" (finished) log cabin blocks for my next round of the Guild Home Round Robin.  The round was "houses" - hey, log cabins are houses.  I will be adding a blue and then brown strip to these.  Might even get these ready to go on and then the applique' that overlaps into the bottom and top rounds can be done.

 I saw this on pinterest and thought of my Dad.  He loved the Coca-Cola bear and this would be so awesome.  I don't have all this white and bears, but think after SOOOOO many years of no tree I should put one up for Dad and Brother.  When we were kids, my brother (who recently passed) and I always were the ones who went on our mountain to pick out, cut down, drag with a sleigh back to the house, and set up the tree.

We've done a little decor of the season on Mom's side - gotta find her two little trees.  One has all music instrament ornaments - she taught music for many years.  AND one was all handmade ornaments given over many years from her many quilting students. 

Sewingly Yours,


Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Scrappy Wednesday


I taught my last travel class for the year on Saturday.  This is Ricky Timms 'Convergence 101'  - a cut, shuffle, and sew technique'.  There was some heavy rains when I drove home and glad it was my last travel as SNOW arrived the next day.

  A lot of batik lovers in this group.  

A very pretty combo here.

Some holiday fun.  This is the final piece, but we discussed ways to add different borders to add to the piece and enhance it's look.

Some border play.   A fun group of quilters that I enjoy going to teach.  I've done a lecture/trunk show and 3 classes now with them. 

I've have spent the last week or so helping my Mom sort thru her unfinished items and get a few of to a long armer.  I made a few pillows with some of her orphan blocks and there are enough for a 'kitchen sink' quilt at some point.  I went thru some of my books looking for an applique' and chose something from this book.

It's for our guild's 'home' round robin challenge.  We've had the center and the first round - scrappy.  The second round is applique' and I am going with the cover project's vine and prim flowers, berries, and leaves.  I am on the last border with the 'vine' and then will add the leaves.

My piece is using up a lot of my scraps of Civil War fabrics.  And I picked up baggies of CW scraps at one of the quilter's estate sales that will go into this as well.

Sewingly Yours,


Wednesday, November 10, 2021



All the cows are finished and then I found myself in a fog suffering from D.S.T.  = Daylight Savings Time.  I just don't get why that affects us so.

The herd is corraled - just need their fence ,,,er,,, borders.  They are cut and ready.  Then this will go on this month's pile of 'quilts to be quilted,

I have one last travel teaching class this coming Saturday and then I am an 'At Home' person until Spring.  There has been a bit of snow here already.

Sewingly Yours,