What to do, what to do

Looking at my fabric stash and trying to figure out what quilt to make with what fabric. I was thinking of using some of the fabric I fell in love with on our vacation. Now to figure what goes with what and a pattern they would look good in. Why did I buy such big bold fabric??? Still they are bold.img_20161220_092650562Any suggestions?  Have you ever fell in love with fabric and then got home and thought.”What in the world were you thinking when you bought that?”  I still like the bold ones on either side, but not sure where to use them.  Will take some looking and thinking.



Winter is here

Woke up this morning to -8 degrees and is now up to -2.  Come on sun, let’s start warming up.  We got snow and ice yesterday and not as much as we thought we would.

img_4066img_4067img_4068This is outside my front door.  The next is out the kitchen window.  img_4071-2

So since so cold and icy this girl has the sewing machine going and working on a few projects.

I made these Microwave Cozies, dish rag, and pot holder for my Daughter in law for Christmas.  Now working on a tote bag for an Artist to carry her canvases to and from places.  Now to get to work.

Slippin and Slidin

This morning brought ICE.  I woke up and set out to my Saturday Morning Weight Watcher’s meeting, stepped outside and OH MY GOODNESS, my feet went one way and my body didn’t want to follow.  The ice on the windshield was about 1/2 inch thick.  The street out front of our house has a layer of ice on it and it is slow moving.  The roads were pretty good, but the parking lot was ice.  Not treated.  Got out of the car and before I could stand up I was dangling by my arms(I was holding on to the door frame of the SUV and my feet were up in the air. I ended up taking my shoes off and did a very ungraceful sliding walk in socks across the parking lot(more traction with socks than shoes).  I am glad it was 5:45am and not a lot of people around.  After the meeting it was about the same leaving and we looked like a group of beginner ice skaters giggling and hanging on to each other.  Now home and waiting for the snow to arrive.  Staying in today.

Be safe everyone.

Winter has arrived

This morning we got freezing drizzle.  It was light and not too bad, but tomorrow it hits.  SNOW all day.  Anywhere from a dusting to 5 inches.  Staying in and watching it snow is great and so pretty.

Tomorrow will bring me making 2 large tote bags.  The lady will be taking her art work from place to place.  She said the dimensions were 30×40 inches.  Once I am finished with those I will be project less.  Can’t have that.  Will have to get some stuff going.  Do you panic when you have all your UFOs completed?  I do.  Seems I have to be doing something all the time.  Didn’t used to.  Oh well such is life.

I will leave you with our Christmas tree.  Woke up at 3am today and when I plugged her in I couldn’t resist a photo.IMG_4062 (2).JPG


Almost Christmas

Today has been a day for baking.  Cookies galore.  Chocolate Thumbprint cookies. Sugar Cookies (need to ice and decorate) coconut bars, lemon bars, lemon and white chip cookies, butter horns, Only chocolate chip and snickerdoodles left to make.  Chocolate fudge, and peanutbutter fudge done, working on peanutbutter balls,and burbon balls.  I will be working bread next week. Gifts wrapped and ready for Christmas.

How is everyone else standing on Holiday readiness?  What all do you do to get ready for any Holiday you celebrate?

I would also like to take this time to say  THANK YOU to all my new friends on these blogs. When my daughter suggested this I thought, “Are you nuts?!”  Now I am glad.  This has been a great Blessing for me.  Thank you all for accepting me and teaching me.



Since yesterday started out in the dumpster I had to do something to turn it around.  So what did I do?  I sat myself down at my favorite place most afternoons, at my sewing table.  Yes, I finished the Quilt Without Corners top.  I love it.  I think a pattern like this would make a beautiful skirt also.  IMG_20161212_192528924.jpg

I will now have to decide where to put this.  It will fit on my table with the leaves taken out.   On the wall?  Oh well I will have fun figuring that out.  With only 9 days till we celebrate Christmas with the kids and grand kids (due to work schedules on for the Post Office, and for the Police Dept) this is when schedules work, I have 1 more gift to make.  That had better happen today.  Maybe.  Enjoy your day today.

Good Morning

This morning I got 4 1/2 dozen tamales made and ready for the freezer.  Check that off the list.

Now to finish the quilt without corners.  I am loving this.  All I can say is that I am so glad I have a 1/4 inch foot for my Janome. This has made it so much easier.  I do think there will be more of these in my future.  img_20161210_101724519  I am using suede for this.  Next one will have to have some pieces with a print i it and more color to it.

Enjoy your Saturday.