Sunday, May 31, 2015


I had hoped to finish more than one quilt for  the Hands2Help Charity Challenge, but as of today, this is the one that is finished.

 Quilt for Happy Chemo

This is such a great cause, and I hope to do better next year. Thanks Sarah for making this happen.

Happy Quilting!

Bread for the Journey

"Sing unto the Lord, all the earth;
show forth from day to day
His salvation."

1 Chronicles 16:23

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a truly patriotic holiday which is celebrated on the last Monday in May. It is a day set apart for remembering and honoring those who died while serving in the American Armed Forces.

In 1971 Congress passed a law making Memorial Day a national holiday. Typical Memorial Day celebrations include parades, special programs and speeches. Americans often attend picnics and baseball games, and almost any other type of outdoor event made possible by the freedom these soldiers died to protect. This holiday is the unofficial beginning of summer.

"I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day. I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it. We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did.
Benjamin Harrison,the 23rd President of the United States.

In memory and honor of those who have fought and died to keep our country free.
Thank you.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Bread for the Journey

"May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the LORD. " Psalm 104:34

Relax, throw open the windows of our stuffy little souls and let the cooling breezes of a better world sweep through! What will all our petty worries amount to fifty years from now? Rejoice in the old simplicities which no man can take away—like spring and green woods and mocking-birds. And, better still, rest our souls in the goodness of God and His amazing grace. –V. Havner

Friday, May 22, 2015

Island Batik

This is a new spring collection from Island Batik.

It's called Fishing Hole Pond.

I love the patterns printed on these fabrics.
And this is what I'm doing with it!

  Happy Quilting!
Island Batik

Thursday, May 21, 2015

On the road again

It's been a little quiet on my blog for the last couple of weeks.  This is partly the reason why.

Yep, I was traveling with my hubby.  We made a trip to the beautiful state of New Jersey. It's amazing to me how parts of the USA can be so diverse and so the same. We passed by Washington DC, being captured up in a wave of traffic when we missed our exit. Whew, that just added to the adventure. We pulled over, looked at the map and realized we were sitting right outside of Arlington National Cemetery. We passed the Pentagon, the Washington monument and I think the Jefferson memorial too. It was all a bit of a haze as we were trying to maneuver around the mad traffic, looking at maps, GPS and of course road work.

Then when we arrived home we discovered that our internet was down. So today I am trying sometime new. Posting from my laptop and the picture from my phone.  Woo-hoo, I might yet make it into the computer age.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope to be back online soon.  But until then,

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Are you a bag lady?

What kind of bags do you like?

Do you have a special pattern you prefer?

I can do pretty well making totes, but working with zippers can be a little challenging for me.

So tell me, are you a bag lady?  Share which patterns you like the best.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Bread for the Journey

Blessed is the man who listens to me,
watching daily at my gates,
waiting at my doorposts.
For he who finds me finds life,
and obtains favor from the Lord.

Proverbs 8: 34-35

Friday, May 15, 2015

Mellow Yellow

And this is where the stars have settled.

Isn't it fun to make a sunshine quilt :-)

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Oh my stars

Where are these stars headed?

Check back tomorrow :-)

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A room with a view

I've been doing some rearranging in my sewing room.

Added a comfy chair to do hand stitching.

But mostly, I like this.

Since moving my machine over by the window, I'm enjoying the sunshine and the view.

Happy Quilting!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Saturday, May 9, 2015

My Pressed Flower Friend

Today would have been my BFF's birthday.  Diane lost her battle with cancer almost 11 years ago.  But I still think of her and miss her.  So in memory of Diane, I wanted to share this poem, written by Sherry Morris.

My Pressed Flower Friend

In my book of memories, 
there is a pressed Flower that fills a page,
With a gentle fragrance lingering still,
though it's faded now with age.

The way my Friend smiled and laughed,
The many ways she cared,
Are a legacy that she left behind
In stories I love to share.

So remember the hearts who've touched
your life,
It's what we each are here for.
A pressed Flower gently reminds us
To love and treasure our friendships more.


I love you Diane.  Your Fragrance still lingers.

Friday, May 8, 2015

I just wish....

I had more of this fabric. I already made one quilt using this fabric, but I'd love to make this one bigger.

I love this pattern!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Are you........

.....crazy about buttons too?

Buttons are so much fun to collect!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Bread for the Journey

Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 
but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. 
Indeed, the water I give him will become in him 
a spring of water welling up to
eternal life.

John 4:13-14

Friday, May 1, 2015

Happy Quilting!

The last borders are done.

And what's this?

Yep, another project in the works!

Woo-hoo!  Happy Quilting!