Thursday, November 26, 2015


Been taking a break, but I will return to blogging-in-full in January 2016.

Meanwhile, this is what I missed and will be missing until then:

Monday, September 7, 2015

Happy Labor Day

Join me in the National Day of Rest!!

I did quilt this one for Project Linus this past weekend, but today I'm goofing off:
panto is Aspen Leaves


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Quilts of Valor

I went to both the Friday and Monday meetings of my Quilts of Valor group and finished up my duties for them for the months of Aug and Sep.  In addition to the few I showed in the last post, I quilted this one and turned it in:

the panto is called Variety

And then I took these blocks home from the Monday meeting and assembled this top - it's the same design as the one above, but it was using up lots of various size strips so it needed different borders to bring it to the right size:

Now it's back to quilting and making quilts for children - they go so much faster than those big ones!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Where Have I Been?

Well, goofing off on the computer rates right up there as a big time-waster, but the truth is that I have been quilting as much as I could squeeze in.  I have now received 35 quilts to quilt for others and I still have my Quilts of Valor and Project Linus local commitments (1 and 2 a month, respectively).

So here are some of the results that I have posted on Facebook or in Yahoo groups but not here on my blog:

Project Linus

panto is Stars and Clouds

panto is Van Gogh

panto is Cotton Candy

Quilts of Valor

panto is Surf

panto is Stars and Clouds

Another QOV is on the frame now so I can turn it in at the Monday meeting and have someone else do the hand-binding.

Quilts Beyond Borders

panto is Geometric

panto is Stars and Clouds (must be a favorite of mine!)

panto is PS I Love You

didn't get a detail picture yet, but the panto is Celtic Spiral

That’s it for now.  There will be lots more to come!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Rain Stopped

I actually got a lot of quilting done when we had all of the rainy days.  This is the standing water at the back edge of our yard.  They haven't been able to mow that far back for three weeks:

But this is the quilts/quilting I have completed when there was no lightning:
this is the Easy Baby top - it is now quilted - I'll take another photo when it's bound

still using up the Nigerian fabric I received

Spaniels quilted up with Paw Prints, of course!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Finished Another QOV

Quilted another one for my Quilts of Valor group (I didn't make it) - the meeting is in two days - had to get'er done!
panto is Stars n Clouds - it's a favorite of mine

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Catching Up Project Linus

Finished quilting two more for Project Linus this weekend (they do the binding).  And posting the pic of one I did last month:

Panto is Sparks

Panto is Celtic Braid

Panto is Celebrate (colors are prettier in person!)

Panto is Bo Dangles

Also worked a little on growing this panel for a Quilt of Valor for a lady Vietnam vet:

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Summer Sewing and Extras

I thought summer was supposed to be a relaxing, more laid back time.  Hasn’t happened yet for me!  My DH had a grueling year of medical interventions, but is now doing extremely well, so he is raring to go and make up for lost time.  That includes getting his golf game back up to snuff.  We have been playing at a little executive course so he can work on his short irons – in this heat that wipes me out for the whole day, but the course is nice and I’m losing weight – that’s a plus!
Hole No. 1 - over water? No fair ...
The course has lots of critters and some have highly developed skills that would rival any good sneak thief.  This is where my purse with the granola bar was in the basket with the towel completely covering it:

When I went to retrieve the granola bar, it was missing!  I was bummed, big time.
suspected perp

Oh, yeah.  This guy snagged something from a cart.

These big guys do not steal things – I like them:
see the cranes?

I have been concentrating on finishing things and making easy tops to get some boxes shipped out of here and into the hands of the kids that need them.  This batik started with the intentions of becoming a table runner with a braided center.  Then I got some orphan blocks from a friend and they had some of the same batiks.  A donation top was just meant to be.  The blocks were added to the sides and this is the result:

The inspiration for this little quilt was a pattern called Hopscotch.  The actual Hopscotch quilt is cuter, as it had 3 columns of vertical sashing, but I whipped this up one evening and finished quilting it last night (done is good):

And the other thing distracting me recently?  Why it was the New Horizons Mission to Pluto, of course.   I’m just nuts about space exploration and I’ve been glued to the TV or Internet watching to see the new discoveries.  I can’t begin to fathom 3 billion miles or 32,000 miles per hour, but I do know that there is a lot more out there than we know about.  Fascinating stuff.  This site has lots of good info:
And one of the things on it is “Pluto Time”.  Since Pluto is so far from our Sun, the light reaching it is weak.  These are my photos of what noon looks like on Pluto:
8:33 EST = noon on Pluto

Too cool !!