Saturday, October 8, 2016

Big boy....

Just look at him with his 1st big boy haircut!

Thursday, September 22, 2016


Took an idea from Primitive Gatherings and ran with it. Lisa posted a quilt on her blog made from honey buns, which is small strips of 1 1/2" fabric all from the same line. I didn't have any of those, so I took a jelly roll, and cut it in half. Trying to get a good picture was hard because it was windy.
It turned out pretty cute. I had visions of doing a thin sashing and then a piano border. But I'm done. I am leaving it as is. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Test #4

Ok....I think I've got it


Blogger...blogpress?? New iPad has blogpress, old has blogger... Are they the same? New iPad won't upload pictures but old one does... I'm so confused. Looks Ike all the settings are the same on each...uggg
So I'm checking to see if it works without a picture

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Sew along...

Finished the Fall sew along...
Now ready for quilting...

Monday, September 5, 2016


Sorry about that.... It's been quite busy here...with just a lot of things, then down time to recover.
 Had grand baby duty for like 9 days, then at work/school, all the kids returned. So just lots of things going on. Really not much sewing, trying to stay caught up on all the sew alongs. I am though...starting a new paper piecing project and I am just SOOO excited. An Edita Sitar one. 
Is anyone doing Lisa Bongean's? I did block #3 yesterday and that stupid thing took me over 2hrs to do! That stupid thing!
It's the one on the left. Looks pretty simple, right? That block is only 61/2". So we're talking some 1" blocks. Yuck! It will have to do because I am not redoing it again.  Lost track of how many times I did the center block over and over. I am NOT a fan of piecing little pieces, I wish I was because they are just adorable. 

Sunday, August 14, 2016


As John John says...
We were driving to lunch, and Kelly sees this power wheels tractor stuck in a front yard, in some bushes. It's all over grown, dead cars out front.. You get the picture. "Stop the car, she yells". Go up and see if they want to get rid of it. No, I say. I am NOT going up to the door. We are in Hemet for gosh sakes! Aunt Margie, 84 yrs old, is just laughing at us. 
So we ate, and then she INSISTS I drive by that house again. We drove  by 3 times before I could see it in hiding. Aunt Margie never saw it till it was in the car. She told me again to stop & she'd go up. Holy cripes! I do another couple of drive by's before I get the nerve up to stop. So, I park car where I could see her every second, my phone in my hand ready to call 911 if needed, hahha... She does her speel and walks away... But then crosses the yard and picks up the power wheels. Holy cripes again! She talked him into GIVING it to us!
He said it didn't work anymore.. Ya, I can see why. Do we REALLY want it? Hmmm.. Where can we dump it I'm thinking..
We took it home, showed Mark, he said he'd look at it.
He worked on it yesterday while I was away playing, and this is what looks like now.
Everything works now! John John will be so excited this weekend when he comes.

Sunday, August 7, 2016


For the past couple years, there is this parent that ALWAYS brings me a succulent planter/dish for every holiday or occasion. She sells succulents for her business. I am one lucky person that's for sure. There have been 3 or 4 times that she invites me over just to go shopping. Uh, YES PLEASE!!!!
Her name is Lina...
I had this sign made for her and gave it to her the last time I went shopping.
On my last trip over, this is what I got, enough to redo my little island.
I am still re arranging a little here and there. But for the most part, it's a keeper! Hope I can keep them all alive!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

New sew along....

Lisa From Primitive Gatherings has joined in on the fun of sew alongs and it's a going to be a beauty!
Go check her website out and get ALL the details. Be sure to print pattern up fast because it will not be available forever for the reason being that she says this will most likely be turned into a pattern.