Sunday, February 27, 2022

Words to Live By


                                           Pray for the people of Ukraine.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Please pray


All major airports and military airfields have been bombed in Ukraine. Please pray for the people. 

We have friends living there. Here is a short update from yesterday.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Hello! Winner

 I notified the winner of my giveaway by email (she does not seem to have a blog), but have not heard back. Check your spam folders. If she does not contact me by tomorrow I will draw a new winner. 

Thanks so much for all the sweet comments. It's very encouraging to know you are still reading.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Take a tour

 When I started blogging 13 years ago I mostly blogged about quilting, thrifting and my home. Things have really changed over the years, but here are a few significant blog posts.

My little beauty

We moved into a new home.

I started a second blog. Moving all of the home, thrifting and travel.




Quilting and giveaways!

And of course - quilts!

I hope you enjoyed this little tour, and if you are interested (and have the time to browse), take a look around. 

Let me know what you think :-)

Happy Quilting.

Monday, February 21, 2022

Another look

Thanks so much for all the encouraging comments. It is nice to know there are still folks enjoying reading the blogs. 

So here is another look at the giveaway prize.

Some of the fabric from the bundle has Tacos! What would you make with these fun fabrics?

Be sure to leave a comment on Saturday's post. HERE is the link. 

Happy Quilting.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Happy Blogiversary

On February 19, 2009 I started blogging. I really didn't know a lot about blogging but had been following the Pioneer Woman, and thought I would give it a try. My goal was to journal my quilting adventure. Things have really changed in 13 years. A lot of bloggers are gone, as well as quilt shops. Comments are down, as I think many bloggers have gone over to Facebook and Instagram. But I have learned a lot from the bloggers who have sustained over the years. 

 As a "Thank You" to my readers and followers, and in appreciation for all of your kind comments, it seems appropriate to have a little giveaway!

A fat quarter bundle and some matching fabric. 

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment.  You can tell me where you live or how the weather is in your area.  Or you can let me know how long you have been reading my blog.  This giveaway is open to US residents only due to shipping costs.   I MUST have a way to contact you.  If you are a no-reply, leave your email address.  There were over 100 no-reply comments on my last giveaway!  If you are not sure, you can check out Karen's instructions HERE.

Giveaway will close on Wednesday February 23.  I will post the winners on my blog and contact them by email.  I must have a response by February 25 or a new winner will be drawn.

Thanks so much for following along on my little blog.  It has been great fun to meet so many creative people and if you are a new reader, know that I appreciate you coming along on my journey.  

Happy Quilting!!

Friday, February 18, 2022



I hope you enjoyed the Tickled Pink Blog Hop. The link has been updated so you can go right to the PDF file. Sorry for the inconvenience. I had to have my daughter help with the link, but it should work fine now.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for my Blogiversary celebration :-)

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Tickled Pink

Today is my day on the Tickled Pink Blog Hop. If you are visiting for the first time Welcome!  Our host is Carla of Creatin’ in the Sticks

I have made lots of pink quilts over the years. I consider myself a "pinkaholic!"

For years I have used a pattern to teach a newby how to quilt. It is a single page that, I feel, teaches all the basics of quilting.

Start with three colors. Dark, medium and light fabric.

Sew them in sets. 
Cut them into 24 five inch sets.

Plus cut 23 5" squares of the dark fabric.

Cut large pieces per instructions.

Start laying out as per instructions. 

Sew them a section at a time.

Add the large end pieces.

Trim the edges.

You can add as many borders as you like. I am still auditioning for my borders.

This is how it will turn out. The thing I like about this quilt is that it teaches you how to view things from an angle. Plus many basic quilting techniques. Always press with every seam that you sew. You will find a much better quilt in the end.

Here's the directions for the quilt. The paper is old and well worn but it works just the same :-) 

(Updated link!)

I'd like to invite you back to my blog in two days. See, it's my Blogiversary and I will be having a Giveaway to celebrate 13 years. So please come on back and join me. I love visitors and your comments are always appreciated.  

Be sure to stop by the other Tickled Pink participants. If you miss a day, you can still go back and visit. Be sure to leave a comment, so we know you have visited. 

Have fun and happy quilting.

Monday, February 14, 2022

Happy Valentines Day


                              Don't forget to give your loved one a hug.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

All set up?

Are you a football fan? Will you be glued to the TV set, or to your sewing machine? How are you celebrating the Super Bowl?

However you celebrate, it never hurts to  have some snacks available

Have a fun weekend. And Happy Quilting!

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Back to Sewing


I've not been doing much sewing. Between back pain, uti, and then covid, the want to just wasn't there. But I would like to make some quilts for the upcoming Hands2Help challenge. I've participated before and it is always a good way to help others. The Academic Quilter will be hosting it this year. 

Breaking out the GO! Baby to cut my sqaures.

I am hoping to make  a couple for little boys. It is always so easy to make a quilt for a girl, but boys are a little more of a challenge.

If you are interested be sure to check Mari's blog on Sunday.

p.s. Thank you for all the comments from yesterday. There were so many no reply comments that I can't respond to. But your thoughts and prayers are appreciated. 

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Time is short


One month ago, we received a phone call that no one wants t get. My nephew's wife had not been feeling well for some time. But the news they got was not good. She was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. And the cancer had spread to her brain.  Last Wednesday, she went to be with the Lord. Leaving a husband, and two young teenage daughters. It has rocked the family as we were all in shock.

We do not know how long we have here on earth. And something like this really reminds us that time is short.

"So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom." Psalm 90:12

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Keep it clean

Keeping the plate clean on your iron can be troublesome at times.

I've used a product I bought from JoAnn's to clean my iron, which works fine, but can be pricey. My biggest problem appears to be the plate seems scorched in places. 

I recently found something that works not only on the scorch marks but on gunk that may accumulate on my iron.

Using a damp Magic Eraser I found that it works on removing every mark on the iron face plate. I had to use a little more pressure on the indention's as they were pretty well baked. 

But wa-la!!!

Clean iron!!