January Scrap Happy Day

I’ve always enjoyed playing with scraps, but have been making a concerted effort to use up my stash and my scraps since the Pandemic began. I have purchased some fabric in person when storefronts finally re-opened, but find shopping on line to be an imperfect solution when the stores are closed. These past two weeksContinue reading “January Scrap Happy Day”

I Love Thursday #62

I’m joining a group of friends who get together via a linky party on LeeAnna’s blog Not Afraid of Color to share list of things that bring them joy, inspire them or make them laugh. Last evening I was out and about for a walk and was able to enjoy this view: I actually spentContinue reading “I Love Thursday #62”

My Day on the Seaside Adventure Row Along

This has been one of my favourite Blog Hops to participate in. This year it is especially poignant as the Quilting World lost Marian Pena March 15, 2021. Her Row Along was the first I had ever joined and she was so wonderful to work with. She taught me via email to create links andContinue reading “My Day on the Seaside Adventure Row Along”

Weekly To-Do and Goals #76

My Weekly Goals – To Do Tuesday #76 I’ll be linking up with To-Do Tuesday will is now hosted by Texas Quilt Gal! I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone else is working on or have finished. Last week’s list: 1. Monday – Supervise 5 polling desks in one station from 6:00 am until theContinue reading “Weekly To-Do and Goals #76”

I Love Thursday #53

I’m joining a group of friends who get together via a linky party on LeeAnna’s blog Not Afraid of Color most weeks to share list of things that bring them joy, inspire them or make them laugh. What’s not to love about wonderful fall weather! Clear blue skies, the changing colours of the foliage, havingContinue reading “I Love Thursday #53”

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”