Just Some Blocks

HOF for Mary

 One set(11) of each of the Nine Patches for a swap with TBLOVERS2

 Two of these pretty RoseBud blocks. Pattern found at

Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen
Jude 24             


WIP'D and progress report

WIP'D report:
I completed my messenger bag.

Back in December I bought 2 pairs of pants at a yard sale. They both were 4" too long and I have just been rolling them up....I know I'm a seamstress/quilter, but the quilter wins out on my own stuff. But last night I decided to take the time to hem both pairs. Ya! they both look and feel much better.

Please excuse the extra strings.
Quilter's floor.


The next item is still a secret so I can only show partial pics. It is a mug rug. The quilter I'm swapping with said she likes purple, lilac, blue, and also loves applique.

I also finished my zentangle post card for a swap on TBLOVER2

Zentangles are totally new to me. And drawing(stitching) them on fabric was difficult until I thought about it as quilting.

Reminder: I am participating in a Pay it Forward, if you would like to receive a homemade gift from me sometime this year. Click here to participate. 


Progress on WIP but not done:

 I have completed the center blocks, sewn the center and some of the borders on my Thimbleberries "Village Green" .

I still have a pieced border and plain border to add.

I'm thankfully the Lord is still allowing me to sew.

In all thy ways acknowledge him,
and he shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs 3:6

Free Motion Quilt Challenge -Jan

I am participating in SewCalGal Free Motion Challenge

Well I'm finding out it is a lot harder to free motion quilt by moving the fabric instead of moving my machine. I'm doing this quilting on my Janome 9700. I practiced on paper 1st and I kept on blocking myself in. Finially I decided to just go ahead and try on the machine.

This was my 1st try. I need lots more practice.

Overall, I think this one is better, but still need lots of practice.

For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept:
line upon line, line upon line;
here a little, and there a little:
Isaiah 28:10



Goldie  was one of my beagles I rescued when she was 5 months old back in 2004. She is now my son's doggy. Flash our Dachshund, jack terrier, mountain cur mix dog played the part of sneaky neighbor dog. So we have pups. Not really what we wanted at all, but ... they are cute. 

Goldie and pups less than a day old

1 day old

short video of the pups 1 day old

2 weeks old

(Wantabe Beagle)

Mi Amore

I had the privledge to test a pattern for
YMarlene Oddie Owner  of Kissed Quilts, Keeping it Simple and Stunning

This is Marlene's original

Here is mine with closeups


Messenger Tote

I finished the messenger tote I won from Francine from  mochawildchild


Progress report and 2012 sewing goals

Last week my crazy body decided to act up, so my sewing and quilting have been slowed down considerably.

I'm finishing up the hand quilting on my friends Double Wedding Ring only the white parts.

Sunday- a little hand quilting on Betty's DWR (1 square,4 melons, 2 cones)
Monday- nothing
Tuesday- a little more hand quilting DWR (3 squares, 6 melons, 1 cone)

Wednesday- sewed strips on 8 quilt blocks for LRH charity quilt
and cut out my messenger tote

Thursday - hemmed 3 pairs of pants and made
my Jan block for TBLovers2
My sewing and quilting goals are to finish more of my ufos.
2 of the quilts are for others
1. DWR from above
2. My DDIL, Crystal's, Fan

and 2 Thimbleberries BOM

These are ones that I hope to get done
14 tops that need quilting and binding .
  1. Initial Challenge quilt
  2. Churn Dash
  3. Raspberry Swirl
  4. TB/Moda Kings Crown
  5. Eight Pointed Star Variation
  6. TB Lodge Club
  7. TB Lodge pines
  8. TB Lodge forest blooms
  9. Batik Jewel Box
  10. Sunbonnet Sue
  11. Shipmate
  12. Love in midst
  13. Spring
  14. 30's buckeye
And at least 3 tops to finish piecing then quilt and bind.
  1. Snow churn
  2. Variable Star
  3. Vintage feed sacks blocks

Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
Psalm 124:8