I Love Thursday #30

On Thursday a group of quilty friends get together on LeeAnna’s blog Not Afraid of Color to share gratitude posts filled with their Likes/loves. It’s always fun to visit and see what everyone is sharing and a real comfort in these crazy, stressful times. My first loves are my DH and my growing family. IContinue reading “I Love Thursday #30”

Medieval Windows

This is another pattern test quilt I did for The Quilt Pattern Magazine in the summer of 2020. The pattern is written by Barbara Gavlick Hartnett. Finished size is 63 1/2” x 63 1/2” and only uses just under 7 1/2 yards of fabric including the binding. The piecing commenced while DH was recuperating fromContinue reading “Medieval Windows”

My Weekly Windup

My Weekly Goals – To Do Tuesday #41 Linking with Home Sewn By Us Last Week’s List: 1. Spend some more time cleaning out the scrap bins. I’m down to 3 baggies of scraps! 2. Send photos and do write ups for pattern tests. Done! 3. Keep working on Sarah’s pattern test. Some progress! 4.Continue reading “My Weekly Windup”

I Love Thursday #23

On Thursdays a group of friends link up on LeeAnna’s blog, Not Afraid of Color to share lists of things that bring them joy and happiness. I love reading and listening to audiobooks and the fact that I was able to sign up for a new library card on line had me doing a happyContinue reading “I Love Thursday #23”

October Time and Stash Report

Kate Life in Pieces October was a month where I thought life got in the way but when I added up my blocks I was surprised! Previous: 197/274 October: 29/31 Total days goal met: 226/305 Stash report: Previous balance: 179 Fabric in last month: 0 Yards Fabric out last month: 33 Yards Balance in stash:Continue reading “October Time and Stash Report”

My October DrEAMI

This month was a fun month with lots of pattern testing and a blog Hop to participate in. One of the projects I was making for the From The Heart Blog Hop is a stack of scrappy, snappy bags that are being donated to our local Food Bank for their Christmas Hampers. In normal yearsContinue reading “My October DrEAMI”

Garden Party

It’s that time again! Time to party! Marian at Seams to be Sew has been hard at work organizing her annual fall RAL and has rounded up 50+ participants this year and an incredible list of sponsors. Thanks Marian for another great experience being part of your hop. In keeping with the It’s a GardenContinue reading “Garden Party”

Blooming Time

This is another pattern that I tested for The Quilt Pattern Magazine. The pattern is written by Barbara Chojnacki. It finishes at 58 1/2” x 70 1/2”. The instructions are well written, includes great diagrams and are very complete. It is scheduled for publication in the September issue of the ezine. I think I cutContinue reading “Blooming Time”

I Love Thursday #12

LeeAnna hosts a linkup for several of our quilty friends to post lists of their like for the week on her blog Not Afraid of Color. I really enjoy popping around to see what is making everyone smile these days. As the week has gone by I spent a fair amount of time thinking ofContinue reading “I Love Thursday #12”

August Time and Stash Report

A month where life got in the way but some days I did manage at least my 15 minutes; some days more and several were not a minute. Previous: 162/213 August – 15/31 days Total days goal met: 177/244 Stash report: Previous balance: 172.55 Fabric in last month: 0 Yards Fabric out last month: 8.55Continue reading “August Time and Stash Report”

Autumn Entwined

April 6, 2020 I finished piecing the top I was pattern testing for The Quilt Pattern Magazine. The Pattern was Autumn Entwined by RaeLyn Boothe. Finished size is 64.5” x 64.5”. It was a wonderful pattern, well written and easy to follow. It will be published in the August issue of The Quilt Pattern Magazine.Continue reading “Autumn Entwined”

To Do Tuesday #15

This last week was a good one with some progress on my goals, getting caught up on some quilt alongs, my first ever Zoom Meeting with some amazing quilty friends, and started a new secret sewing project. 1. Sew the second bean bag chair. Just need to put the zipper in. 2. Work on quiltingContinue reading “To Do Tuesday #15”

Friday Fun

I do think I’m getting my sewjo back! A big part of it was going to the post office today and finding this: One day I had been reading a blog post on Mary Mack’s Blog and saw that she had a giveaway for some scraps of Island Batiks fabric. Of course I commented becauseContinue reading “Friday Fun”

I Like; My May Adventures and June Projects

What a month last month was! Two blog hop projects done and posts written/published. A bad bout of the flu. An emergency trip out of town to help some dear friends. Temperamental machines and the ever present squirrel attacks! I did manage a bit of knitting on top of the two hop projects. My parcelContinue reading “I Like; My May Adventures and June Projects”

My Day on It’s Cool to be Square Blog Hop

When I saw the announcement for this Blog Hop I knew I wanted to participate and even what I was going to make. It was predetermined! Right? Wrong! I had my fabrics pulled and pattern printed. Then I’m not sure if it was Covid Brain or the squirrels visiting me again but things changed. 🥴Continue reading “My Day on It’s Cool to be Square Blog Hop”

A Finish I Can Share

It seems like forever since I have been able to show off a finish. So much of my sewing lately has been for Blog Hops or pattern testing that I’ve only been able to share sneak peeks! Today is different! I have a quilt top finished. A few months back I won a sweet bundleContinue reading “A Finish I Can Share”

April Stash and Time Reports

This month started slow. I’ve been spending plenty of time in my sewing space but don’t have a lot to show for it. I do however have a tidy space and I’m having some success at getting my scrap bin emptied. There is my Robbie Robotix finished, two more sandwiched and one under the needleContinue reading “April Stash and Time Reports”

Spring into Summer

January 23 had me finishing another pattern test for The Quilt Pattern Magazine. This pattern will be published in the May issue. This pattern is Trinkets written by Nan Baker and finishes at 54 1/2” x 78 1/2”. The cutting was done with great instructions to follow. Then piecing commenced; strip piecing is possible whenContinue reading “Spring into Summer”

April Block Report

Can you believe we are one third of the way through this year? My block count is reflecting the emotional impact this year is having on me. My blocks so far this year have been: January 196 Blocks February 66 Blocks March 43 Blocks Previous Total: 305 Autumn Entwined Pattern Test ; 25 blocks ScrappyContinue reading “April Block Report”

Fabric Pulls

These past few days found me going down a rabbit hole. I hit the wall with missing family, not being able to focus, and really missing the physical contact of a simple hug. It was really strange not to see family or friends over the Easter weekend other than social media posts, video and telephoneContinue reading “Fabric Pulls”