Sunday, November 15, 2020

Grassy Creek Mystery...Almost Here!

The annual Bonnie Hunter Mystery is almost here!  This year, Bonnie has named it 'Grassy Creek' - and the fabric colors she's chosen are most definitely some of my very favs!


Grassy Creek fabrics - Love these colors!

All from stash - even found a few more yummy fabrics in one of my latest organizational sessions:

Adding a few more of my own 'GREEN' color choices for variety


While we wait for Clue #1 to be released on Black Friday, time to finish up this cute little Barn quilt for my favorite grandson, Korbin - he's 2 months old Today!

Attaching the last row!

'On the Farm' Fabrics are from Connecting Threads w/Monotone Barns added to the mix for good measure.  Chose to make some 4-patches out of the jelly roll, added some 4" squares in between, and called it good!  A few borders to finish it out to the size I wanted and this one is ready for Miss Betty & I to quilt!

Love how Fast & Fun this one was to create ;-)

Think I'll name this one Farm Squares Puzzle 


Time to quilt and still have several to bind & label before Christmas!




Wednesday, November 11, 2020

2020 Veteran's Day Tribute...Thank YOU!


Thank YOU to All our Veterans for their Service and Sacrifice for our country.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

LOTS of Baby stuff happening along with...;-)

It's been awhile - LOTS going on w/summer, gardening, and preparing for the arrival of our own Li'l Peanut in early September.

After sewing masks in the Spring, moved on to baby stuff and My, Oh My have things changed since I was a new Mama!  And Thank Goodness!!  FUN stuff - including AccuQuilt GO! dies to make burp cloths and bibs (saving the bibs for later ;-)

But first, NO respectable Grammy quilter would be worth her grits without a farm quilt for her grandson, right?


And of course, it had to be quilted w/tractor design:

It's all bound, needs a label w/baby name that has yet to be determined - considering using the 'Li'l Peanut' connotation on these first quilt labels.

Receiving blankets, anyone?  We got those, too!  Thanks to one of my vintage Viking sergers, creating these generously sized receiving blankets is a breeze.

Receiving blanket recipe:

  • 1 yard of flannel fabric for good measure
  • round the corners of flannel w/dinner plate (fold fabric in fourths and cut/round corners all at once for time-saving)
  • fuzzy woolly nylon thread for soft finish for baby...and it's durable, can handle LOTS of machine washings!

Viking Serger from the 90s...STILL serging strong!

My favorite 'Goldy Locks' dinner plate to round corners with - NOT too round, NOT too sharp and/or wavy edges but...Just Right!



Farm animals and a barn to put them in


And a couple of FUN ones just for me ;-)

You knew we had monkeys on the farm...right?       

        And what's a good farm pond without frogs?


Burp Cloth AccuQuilt GO! die makes cutting super-easy...this is one BIG die!


Burp cloths - I like to layer a double-fold cloth diaper with a freshly cut burp cloth from novelty print flannel, serge w/fuzzy woolly nylon for a nice, soft finish for baby... and GO!  Makes them reversible and stretches my flannel fabrics, getting 2 for 1 out of each double layer of flannel.  IF I watch my cuts, I can get four (4) burp cloths out of one yard of flannel when I layer w/double-fold!

Double-folded/sewn cloth diaper on the back of burp cloth - I prefer Gerber/Birds Eye

Child-safe novelty print flannel on the front of burp cloth

Serged w/fuzzy woolly nylon, ready to launder in time for baby's arrival!

I will be creating the bibs the same way as the burp cloths...easy/peasy!

The flowers are blooming:

And just when I thought I was done making face an urgent request for two little girls who need them to go to school...time to Sew, Mama SEW!


Stay Safe & Healthy EVERYONE - Prayers for those in the path of Tropical Storm Laura.




Monday, May 25, 2020

Memorial Day 2020

What is Memorial Day?

In Loving Memory of those who have fallen for our Liberty and Freedoms.


Friday, May 8, 2020

Victory in Europe/VE Day 2020

What is VE-Day?

In Memory of that Victorious Day - 75 Years ago... 

Thank YOU to those who sacrificed for ALL of us.


Tuesday, May 5, 2020

351 & 352 - Mission Accomplished!

Did it - exceeded our 300/30 Day Mask Goal...Yippee!!!

Here's 351 & 352:

351 & 352 face masks

A few pics of the last 50+  - got a little busy sewing/delivering masks ;-)

Pinned/ready to sew!

Optical Illusion - ready for liner/filter to be sewn in

Musical version


Created especially for a 'Special Someone', who's also a Front Line Responder

ALL ready for delivery!

Latest batch of fifty (50), ready to be bagged & delivered!

It's been an incredibly rewarding experience - one we won't soon forget, and even FUN picking out the different fabrics to use for so many of our front line responders and caregivers...Thank YOU to those who've supported us in ANY way, and especially to those who joined in our face mask creating and volunteer efforts.

If you made one or 300+ face masks, you know that you participated in an effort not seen in decades, to help keep our country and those who sacrifice and work on our front lines each and EVERY day, safe from harm's way.

And to those we created these special face masks for - to help keep them safe, Please know we value YOU and EVERYTHING you do for all of us...THANK YOU!

My Best to Each and EVERY One of You.


Friday, April 24, 2020

50 More - Masks, that is...;-)

Up to 250+/300 face mask coverings and counting!

My latest 'batch' of fifty (50):

50+ face mask coverings = 250/300

There's plenty of variety in this latest batch including carrots:




Red Cabbage:

Red Cabbage

and even a Pink Bambi!:

Bambi & flowers
Additional varietal face mask coverings:



Green Cabbage

On to some 'musical' FUN... but first, some 'fruits' to go along w/our veggies...;-)

A fellow face mask 104 year old, retired nurse Gertrude...Thank YOU, Gertrude!