Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Sad to say

 All of my plans and preparing for Hands2Help will need to be postponed this year.  I had  several quilt tops ready to quilt but since my injury to my shoulder, they won't get quilted.

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Words to live by


Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Friday, March 25, 2022

Things don't always go as planned



Things don't always work out the way you plan

I was trying to fix something in the fish pond and I slipped. Broke my shoulder. Thankfully no surgery, just a sling.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Written on the Wind


Wow! What a fantastic and enthralling story. Elizabeth Camden has done it again!

Count Dimitri Sokolov witnesses a devastating and deadly incident while overseeing the building of the Trans-Siberian Railway. He is stripped of his title, lands and freedom in order to silence him. Sent to a penal colony, he escapes and makes his way across the wilds of Russia to America, to find his friend and colleague Natalia Blackstone. Certain that she can stop the Railroad from being built to attract the attention of the Czar and the devastating atrocity.  

The story is brilliantly set in Russia, New York and DC. The two heroes are masterfully portrayed in strength of will, passion and deep friendship. As always Camden does an amazing job of research in history, intertwined with fiction. You don't need to be a history lover to love this book. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the Publisher and NetGalley. All views expressed are my honest opinion.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Sheets for backing

For years I had been told you never use sheets for backing a quilt. So I would struggle with piecing backing for large quilts. But I found this article  by Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs, and put that thought to rest.

Flat Sheets as Quilt Backings

And do you know how many full size flat sheets I have passed up that are ridiculously inexpensive? No one has full size beds anymore, but they are still available to purchase. Also I have vintage sheets that are soft from washing. 

So are we going to give it a try? Would you use vintage sheets for backing?

Monday, March 21, 2022

Did you sign up?


                            Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge 2022

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Erin Go Baugh

Have you ever noticed that on St. Patrick's Day, everyone seems to be a little bit Irish??  It's pouring down rain here the last couple of days, which makes everything that is green, appear that much greener.

I only have a few of pieces of Jadeite.  I love the cool green colors.

Isn't it perfect for a piping hot cup of tea on St. Patrick's Day?

                                                    Erin Go Baugh

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

A spark of Kindness


Wishing you a Happy Quilting Day!

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Daylight Savings


Did you remember to set your clock ahead?

Making progress

 Working on quilt tops for Hands2Help coming up very soon.  Here is my second one.

I love these little cowboys whooping it up :-)

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Stand for Ukraine

 Did you know that Pat Sloan created a quilt block Quilters Stand for Ukraine.

Here is the current update from our friends in Ukraine


Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Pass it On


Last year I have done a LOT of cleaning out of my stash. A box full of fabric went to a friend who sews dresses for little girls in third world countries and a box full of fabric went to QOV. And still so much. Again I attacked my closet and sent a substantial amount of fabric to a local prison where the women make quilts and other things mainly for children. I included thread as I know that is something all sewers can use. 

Sigh.... they seem to be like rabbits, multiplying.  But hopefully I will get the mountain under control. As we get older we realize that we don't "need" all these things. Downsizing makes it easier for my kids when I'm gone :-) 

Monday, March 7, 2022

Until Leaves Fall in Paris


Writing WWII historical romance novels, Sarah Sundin makes it come alive. 

Lucie Girard, an American ballerina in Paris, finds herself owning Green Leaf Books, an English language book store. Paul, an American manufacturer living in Paris, struggles with the Germans taking over his company, becomes involved with the resistance. They each know the risks involved, but Lucie allows her book shop to pass messages inside books, and Paul agrees to work with the US Army. They meet and are drawn together.

It is hard to adequately describe the essence of this novel. It was totally captivating and I wanted to know what the next step would be.  I have read all of Sundin's other books and always felt that she researched them meticulously. Her voice has compassion and truth that makes you feel like you are experiencing the events.  

I loved this story. It had everything a good book should have. Thrilling plot, history, romance, a good dose of suspense. The suspense at their escape left me reading until the end. A beautiful story of love in occupied Paris. Sundin is a master at crafting stories.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Crisis in Ukraine


An update from our friends in Ukraine.


Saturday, March 5, 2022

Baby Quilt

 I started on one of the baby quilts for Hands2Help. 

Just have to figure out what to do with the corners. 

 From our friends in the Ukraine.

Friday, March 4, 2022



Oops! So sorry I forgot to post the Winner of my giveaway. The first person never responded, so I drew Debbie W.  I've already sent her an email.

Congrats Debbie. I hope you enjoy your prize :-)

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The Quilted Twins

 Last week my hubby was out of town, so I made plans to visit with some of my friends. I went to lunch with one, took lunch to a recent widow, and then I went to a quilt shop with another one.

These guys were sitting on the Husband bench. 

Have you heard about the Quilted Twins? It's more of a warehouse than a quilt shop. SO. MUCH. FABRIC!  I would love to show you the inside, but it just so happened they had NO electricity on the day we went. But they handed you a little lamp as you walked in. It was not the best shopping experience, but we had driven to Dade City and were not to be deterred. 

I did find some fabric that I am planning on using for Hands2Help 

I'm going to see what I can do with these fabrics for baby quilts.

Happy Quilting!