Organization Day Today?

These last few months I have felt like a Hamster running in a wheel. Going, going, and still in the same place. The last few weeks I have been doing some soul searching on why it is that I am doing so much in a day and not getting anything accomplished. I decided that I need to get back into my organized days. I have taken on the roll of President of our quilt guild and with that and then the quilt show and the drama had my mind spinning. Now things are started leveling out.

We have our final Craft Fair the 18th of November and then getting ready for Christmas. With that said I am working on Gnomes and Brittle candy.

Today will be a day of no Gnomes because I need to clean my sewing room. It is an obstacle course and it needs to be organized and purged some of the stuff. Or atleast my 7yr old granddaughter tells me.

Starting to decorate for the fall season and a little for Halloween. I love sitting outside and hand out candy to the trick or treaters. By 9pm I just leave the candy outside for the older kids. I hope it will be gone by morning. We don’t need it.

I love seeing the fall colors and the trees are beautiful.

Nothing beats God’s work.

Have a great day and enjoy it.


A Week In Process

In the last few weeks we have been making gnomes, bowl cozies, and dolls for craft fairs. Hubby has been down stairs cutting Military Plaques out. Then our new “Hobby” Target Shooting. We joke that we see each other only for meals, but it got close to being like that, so we decided to do this together. It is a lot of fun, but gets a little expensive for ammo. We go out 1 or 2 times a week so that is good.

Today I will work on Gnomes a little more then start on a scrap quilt. This will be interesting to see how it turns out. I have a large basket full of scraps and will just start sewing and see where it goes. Hahaha maybe in the trash. Oh well.

Meet the new members to the Gnome Family.

KC Chief’s Gnome

Quick Trip(Convenience store here) Mascot

Chef Gnome, Santa and Ms. Clause, and Gerome Gnome.

Poker Anyone?

A friend of my sister’s sent me some fabric and wanted a quilt. Outside the fabric he didn’t have a clue as to what he wanted? The fabrics he sent were so busy and after thinking about it for a few months during Thanksgiving, and Christmas here it is minus the border.

The last row is the same as the top. Today will be borders and sandwich it. My goal is to get it in the mail Tuesday. Then on to the next project. I was planning on testing a pattern, but with sickness and holidays I’m not sure she still needs me to. I will be emailing her about that. I really liked it. It seems like life has been real busy these days, I guess that is better than being bored.

Guess this border isn’t getting done with me sitting her typing away. Hope today everyone has a great day.

Happy New Year

I hope 2023 brings you so much happiness. I am starting 2023 making a quilt for a friend of my sister’s. We finished up 2022 doing well. Christmas we saw all the grandchildren and their other halves. It was a fun day and the perfect way to end a year.

In 2023 I kept busy making peanut brittles for fairs and friends. The Craft Fairs were fun and we are looking forward to doing many more.

I am also keeping busy with our Quilt Guild. I accepting the job of President. Doing so has kept me busy and is so much fun. I have been working with so many passionate l people and it is wonderful.

I came across a saying “365 New Days 365 New Chances” This is so true so this year make 365 wonderful memories

Happy Labor Day

We are having a nice quiet day in our house. I took a very bad picture of the quilt. Usually I stand on a chair to take the picture, but with this on the foot I couldn’t.

That being said this is the best I could do for now. Wrinkles and all. Being on 1 foot has made some things very difficult. I have a renewed appreciation for those who have no choice.

Sawtooth Zig Zag#dreamyblue

#sewingwithjamie and tag&nbsp @jamiekalverstran This is ready with the label for the show.

Today I will be back in the sewing room looking to finish up projects. While trying to put about 70 pounds of fabric my sister sent me away I found a few UFOs, or WIPs. There are about 6 of them. I usually try and finish what I start but for these nope I didn’t do that.

Try and have a wonderful holiday.

Life is good

It is great when everything seems to fit together. After the first 2 weeks of falling off my scooter and bending the pin in the toe, I have gotten better at this silly thing and am navigating really well. I have finished the Sawtooth Zig Zag#dreamyblue quilt finished and all the quilts for our Guild registered. It seems so much is doing great. We have 212 quilts in the show, now the group of people working on hanging the quilts can line the quilts the way they want. Sept 16th will be here before I know it. I am excited to see all the quilts. So many talented people in our guild.

I was going to post a photo of my foot, but my hubby said it was too “gross” to post. So I will post a funny photo instead. I was trying to get my quilt from the living room to the sewing room while hubby was napping, so “Necessity is the Mother of Invention”

Hopefully in 2 weeks I will be able to walk again. Tomorrow I will take a photo of the quilt and will post it. I will be taking some photos of the quilt show and post those.

Like I said life is good. Have a very fun day

Today’s Catch Up

It has been a while since I’ve posted (20 days to be exact). I am putting the binding on my Saw Tooth Zig Zag#Dreamy Blue quilt and then a label on the back and it will be finished and ready for our Guild’s Quilt Show in Sept. I am looking forward to September. Our Quilt Show and the boot comes off.

The first of Aug I had foot surgery to replace a few joints and some other things to get rid of arthritis. It will improve walking by 75%. They are better at any percentage.


I know this boot weighs 10 lbs, but Gary put it on my kitchen scales and it is only 2lbs 10oz. Only 4 more months till it is off. I did figure out how to get to the sewing machine and sew using my left foot and keeping the right foot elevated.

Today Gary and I are celebrating our 50th Anniversary. I am so blessed to be able to celebrate with him, the kids and grand kids. Yesterday my 2 daughters and 1 of the daughter’s boyfriend, son and daughter in law, 3of 5 granddaughters with their other partners were over bringing dinner, cake and had a wonderful family celebration.

This has been our August, and I will be posting a little more often in the future. Have a wonderful day all.

Doing some handwork these days.

After several years of arthritic pain in the foot I decided it was time to do something about it. Now here I sit day 3 post surgery and for the next 2 months I will be on my little green scooter. I will need to figure out how to get around my sewing room to finish a quilt. I want to quilt my Sawtooth Zig Zag #dreamyblue quilt.

Surgery had one little glich in it. While replacing a joint in a toe Doc was putting a pin in it the toe shattered. Not good. It had to be built. Then Saturday evening my daughter came in to say there was an emergency next door and needed me so I hopped on my little green knee scooter, took off out the back door down the ramp across the front sidewalk. Then on into the yard and hit a mole hole and as hubby explained went head over appetite. Managed to get up into a sitting position without hurting my foot and walked on my butt to the steps then sat there for a while. Daughter went next door to help out and all worked well except my pride and knee.

Two days later I am just laying around with the foot up and will go back on Wed for a bandage change. When I posted on Facebook they wouldn’t let me post the photo of the foot saying it was too graphic.

Wed I will be at the sewing machine again. I hope so. It will take a learning curve. Have a great day and find something to laugh at.

Sawtooth Zig Zag #dreamyblue

I wanted to take it outside to photo, but ground too wet so I moved things around in the livingroom and here it is. #sewingwithjamie and tag&nbsp @jamiekalvestran

Tonight I will press it and tomorrow night I will sandwich it and hopefully get it quilted next week. Then it will be ready for the Quilt Show on the 17th of September.This is the first quilt show we have had since 2019. So we are all excited to be planning on it. Can’t wait.

A few days ago I HAD to go to my local quilt shop( you know that I absolutely HAD) and while there I picked up the All Missouri Shop Hop magazine. I will be reading and planning on all the places I want to check out. I want to pick up the Kansas Shop Hop magazine so I can maybe hit some of those. Have you picked up your magazines yet? You going to shop in your state?

Have a wonderful day tomorrow.

More of #Dreamy Blue

Hello in the world of heat. Today it is already in the 80’s and gonna keep going up. We got out early this morning to get groceries and then it is on to quilting. Did go to the farmer’s market this morning and got some fresh veggies. Now it is time to work on the quilt for a while today.

This has been a lot of fun seeing how things turn out. Again the pattern was designed by #sewwithjamie and tag$nbsp; @jamiekalvestran Jamie has a facebook page, if you are interested check it out.

This afternoon, no quilting, but baking for our son and daughter in law tonight. Take care and stay safe.

Row 2 of 9

Happy to post the 2nd row of my Sawtooth Zig-Zag, I will be sewing it together and then work on Row 3 this afternoon. This is going together really fast and so much fun.

For more on the designer of this quilt check out https://www.jamiekalvestrandesign.com/ . #sewingwithjamie and tag @jamiekalvestran

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