Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Snow in eastern NC

A very rare 6 inches of snow in eastern North Carolina

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Christmas Stockings

I finished one task on my list. The M'liss fabric was perfect since they have a dachshund and a black cat.
My four granddaughters will make the holiday special this year.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Get it done!

Things I want to make again or finish before Christmas. First I need to find my Christmas block of the month quilt stuff. I haven't touched it for a couple of years. I have at least one more Snowman or Santa panel somewhere for another Christmas throw. Also need to make some stockings for oldest daughter. And all the granddaughters will need some cute holiday shirts. Hoping by putting it out here that I will actually get stuff done!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Back to the blog

My life has changed a lot since I last blogged in February 2012. That month I received a bad cholesterol report and refused to take the lipitor. I have completely changed my diet and lifestyle since then. I've lost 25 pounds on a vegan diet and have a great cholesterol level now. I no longer have to take diabetes meds! Most important I feel great.

I have beautiful new granddaughter,Annabelle Lee,born in February 2013.She is a adorable of course!

Jesslyn and Anaston are 2 and 3 years old now. Time flies when you're having fun.

JoAnna is 15! My oldest and youngest granddaughters.

What does a vegan eat for lunch? Today I had roasted cauliflower,bbq tempeh and a tomato from my garden.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Mystery fabric

Does anyone know the name / maker of this fabric? It's 56" wide. I want to list it but have had no luck searching for it online.

It's sort of a chintz weight. Really cool vintage airplane design. No info on the selvedge

Saturday, March 17, 2012

$3 Quilt Hanger

I bought a pack of adhesive hooks for $3 and pulled the wooden hangers out of the closet.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


It's my birthday and I've had a great day lazing around in my pjs. I did go out to dinner with family but came home and got right back into the pjs.

Everybody liked the baby quilt. I threw it together at the last minute. Can't seem to get a good picture.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Who knew?

Who knew making a simple strip quilt could be so hard? I wanted to make my youngest grandbaby a quilt for her 1st birthday. I should have just made a quilt and presented it at the party. Her mama got involved and it's become a power struggle, with harsh words and hurt feelings. :-(   Her mama wants a simple strip quilt, fewer fabrics and contrast the better. I like more strips and contrast. What to do,what to do

Here's what I'm working with. The party is Feb 8 yikes!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Design Wall Monday

I've been cleaning up my sewing room and found blocks from several block of the month programs at my quilt shop. Boy do I miss having that shop here in town.I think this series was called Thimbleberry Stars. Now where or where could that 12th block be?

I have another set of  blocks identical to these. I think I will make two throw size quilts unless one of my children want a queen quilt out of them. I'm really not into these colors anymore, but will finish them up and hope someone else likes them.

I'm linking up with Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday

Friday, September 30, 2011

Just what I needed

more scraps . I picked up a scrap bag of fabric at the thrift store for $1.99. I knew I didn't need it, but could see the Rothermel prints as hexagons. I was surprised when I opened it to find some Moda and other good quality scraps. I had been to JoAnns and Hancocks searching for a solid blue for a baby quilt with no luck,but found the perfect piece of blue in my bargain bag.
The next morning I went to the SPCA thrift store and found a cool sweater skirt and a like new pocketbook. I picked up a delft butter dish for someone that collects blue and white dishes. I don't know why I bought the Cronin bean was just too good of a deal to leave there. That is why I should stay far away from thrifts!