Saturday, November 18, 2017


This is a kit that I bought at Red Door Designs at their last sale. 
Once I layed it out and looked at it. I decided to double it so it can be used on someone’s bed. Went into the stash and 12 more assortments of fabrics and started cutting.
Ended up with this as the middle.
It’s approx 82x92 being just the middle. I had exactly the right amount of fabric from the kit to make all the inside sashing. 
I got real lucky and found some more online and ordered 1 more yard so I can frame it all in. It’s from a couple years ago, so I got real lucky and didn’t have to search real hard. I want it to fit a queen size bed but I don’t want it to be GINORMOUS. So I will take it upstairs and throw it on the bed and see where we go and how big to lake the borders. My first thought was to add just a couple inches of the corner stone fabric to frame it and the another color for border. My husband didn’t like that idea and he had me search for sashing fabric. I’ll see which way I like best and go from there once it’s all layed out.

Sunday, November 12, 2017


I have never been this early on working on Christmas presents.
Here is one in black and white... I know they don’t read my little ol’ blog, so I’m safe. But just in case, I changed it in black and white so the colors wouldn’t give it away. I even created a cute little label last night.
The other one... I can’t show at all. It would give it away all together.
So I have 2 presents done. Yahoo!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Finish it up Friday...

But posting on Saturday.. bought this last year at this time at the Houston Quilt Show. With my bad wrists I couldn’t do any cutting, but now.... my right hand is good to go. Just about. I encourage anyone that has doubts about getting it done, to get it done. I had no problems what so ever and it’s like day and night. I’m just fighting now to get me left one done. Anyways... back to quilting. I machine appliquéd these guys together.

Aren’t they just the cutest...

I have itty bitty black buttons that I’m going to sew on for the eyes after quilting. 

It’s a Amy Bradley Designs. Called Happy Halloween. Measured out to be approx 57x67. Can’t wait to give it to my son and his family for Halloween next year.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

And a bench...

All the farm tables now a days have benches to go with. So..... I put my order in yesterday and wa-la!
Matches perfectly. When Mark did the makeover for the table top...he also made it a foot bigger all around. So the bench will fit 3 people very comfortably. 
Now... onto the next project!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Table makeover...

When we moved into our house 14 yrs ago, I bought a little dinette set at Walmart for $49. About 6 yrs ago, I painted the top piece dark brown just to give the room a little color. I knew it needed to be re painted but wasn’t looking forward to it.
I forgot to take a before picture in the house before we started, so here it is in the garage. 
Ever since we painted the cabinets, this little table has looked out of place with the oak color. Talked Mark into helping me and went to Lowe’s.
Bought some plain lumber, a variety of sizes and started making a farmhouse table. 
Here is our $80 makeover.

It was around $50, then I opted to try this FABULOUS primer spray paint and some more FABULOUS white spray paint. I have never used such neat paint.
Here is a chair before..
And then after..

I am over the moon happy with my little makeover and it looks wonderful in the kitchen.

Here’s the paint. I think I used 2 of each.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


The introduction to the next Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt is available on her blog. The colors are quite yummy too if you follow her suggestions. 
Coral, teal, creams, Browns... hmmm this could be quite pretty!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Bought this last year at Houston Quilt show and am now just working on it now.
I have 3 partially done and once I looked at this picture, I may go back and frog stitch those 3 blocks I started.
I machine appliquéd matching thread color to color of material. Looking at quilt sample, I like how they did all theirs in black. Looks more like Halloween to me. 
Ugggg. It will be worth it though.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

2 finishes...

FINALLY a finish... 2 at that.
I think the top one was pieced in 2015, only because it’s dated on a Bonnie Hunter Quiltville mystery pattern. Actually, I take that back. First clue comes out Black Friday and goes for weeks after. So it’s early 2016.

After I took this picture, it went upstairs and straight into the washer. It’s all washed and crinkled now and ready for use. 

This one is Edyta Sitar’s “on eagles wings”. 

I just love doing paper piecing in between all my other goings on. That way I don’t get burned out. It also, got a washing and it’s going to hang in my bedroom. They both have been labeled also but I forgot to take a picture of those.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Look at how cute and adorable these are!

Just love them!