Wednesday, August 30, 2023

In house quilt show

 When I dropped off the pillowcases for Ryan's Case for Smiles I chose to drop them at Inspire Quilt Shop in Plant City. They always have the cutest samples made up.,

It's almost like going to a quilt show :-)

Happy Quilting.

Monday, August 28, 2023

He Should Have Told the Bees

He Should Have Told the Bees by Amanda Cox is a beautifully written story.

Beck and Callie have lived two totally different lives, threaded together by a mother who abandoned them both. The story takes you through an intriguing journey of hardships, addiction, childhood trauma, and long held secrets.  When Beck Walsh's father dies suddenly, she discovers that he has left his trust to her and a stranger. The mystery surrounds them as they try to discover how her father knew Callie Peterson.  

This is a wonderful emotionally heartfelt story. Paced and well developed, which draws you into the lives of these two complex young women, leading them to rely on their faith. I had a hard time putting this one down. Reading late into the night as each chapter engaged me to want to read more.

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

Friday, August 25, 2023

Need I say more?


Ahh, yes!

Happy Quilting!

Monday, August 21, 2023

Call me crazy?

 Call me crazy!!?!?  Well maybe just a little.

Thanks for stopping by. I'm participating in the Call Me Crazy hop hosted by MooseStash Quilting.

For years I would save the selvages off of my fabric.

I had bags of cut off selvages that I was sure I would make into a project inspired by Karen Griska and her blog. 

So what did I make that is a little bit crazy?  Making projects from these little strips of selvages has been a little bit crazy for me.

I started small with a pin cushion....

Then I thought I would make a garment...

Then I couldn't resist making a bag....

Although not made from selvages, the craziest thing I ever made was this little man....

Made from the cuff of a man's shirt, he makes me laugh every time I see him.

Thank you Joan for the challenge. Be sure to visit the other participants of Call Me Crazy blog hop!

Monday August 21


Selina Quilts

Quilting Gail

Just Because Quilts

Words & Stitches


Tuesday August 22

Karrin’s Crazy World




Happy Cottage Quilter


Wednesday August 23

 Den syende himmel

Just Sew Quilter

Ms P Designs USA

Quilted Snail

MooseStashQuilting Guest Post


Thursday August 24

Just Let Me Quilt


Stitching Farm Girl

 Days Filled with Joy


Have a great quilting day!

Call Me Crazy line up

 Today starts the Call Me Crazy Blog hop. Be sure to visit these lovely blogs for a look at how we define a little bit of crazy :-)


Saturday, August 19, 2023

Friday, August 18, 2023

Speedy delivery

 Today is delivery day. I made three more pillowcases to go with the 13 already finished.

I'm off to deliver them to the collection quilt shop.

Happy Quilting.

                                     Needle and  Thread Thursday  
                                      Sew and Tell

                                      Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?

                                      Finished or not Friday

                                      Peacock Party

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

My Anchor Man


"Now this is the commandment, the statues and the rules that the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land to which you are going over, to possess it. that you may fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son's son, by keeping all his statures and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long. " Deuteronomy 6: 1-2

Recently I listened to a message on the radio as I was driving. It was about the Anchor Man. The more I listened to this program, I was hearing about my Anchor Man.

My admiration goes beyond understanding. I've seen this walked out in the life of my own Anchor Man. A man of integrity and honesty and faithfulness.

God always has His men. He always has a remnant of faithful men who love God and are anchored on Jesus Christ.

An Anchor man is a man who will have no other gods before them.

Men who will not make graven images. They love the Lord their God with all of their heart, soul and mind.

Men who will not take the Lord's name in vain.

Men who are motivated to work, but not so much that they won't take one day of rest.

Men who honor their fathers and mothers, and help care for them.

Men who will not murder or have murderous thoughts.

Men who will not steal things, whether it is possessions or someone's character.

Men who will not bear false witness.

Men who are a one-woman man.

Men who do not covet but are content and thankful for the blessings God has given them.

I am thankful for the covenant relationship I have with my Anchor Man. I have been blessed to learn from this man who places Christ first in his life every single day.

And today I am wishing my Anchor Man a Happy Birthday!

Monday, August 14, 2023

Do you make bags?

 Making bags can sometimes be a challenge.

I've only made a few myself but there are dozens of patterns online.

Okay, so here are a few for you to check out.

Art Girl

Moda Bake Shop

Best Fabric Store

Niesz Vintage Home

Sew Can She

Patchwork Posse

Fort Worth Sewing Studio


Bee in My Bonnet

Noodle Head

Have fun and Happy Quilting!

Friday, August 11, 2023

All's Fair in Love and Christmas


All's Fair in Love and Christmas by Sarah Monzon is a fun rom/com book about a sweet blooming romance. Centered around a Christmas competition.

MacKensize Graham is a graphic designer who is shy and doesn't like to put herself forward in front of people. When her boss arranges for her and Jeremy Fletcher to compete for a promotion, she has to put herself out there. With her mother in an assisted living facility, she is finding the insurance isn't covering all the costs. 

Jeremy on the other hand is a confident, though not quite as talented co-worker who is raising his niece and nephew. He needs this promotion to fund their college educations. The competition heats up and their boss is loving it. But Kenz and Jeremy become closer as they learn more about each other.

This was such a fun, delightful cozy read. Sarah Monzon's characters are so relatable. We all have fears that are sometimes hard to conquer. But when you depend on God to see us through, there is often a happy ending.

I received a complimentary an e-copy of this book through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

A Classic

Do you ever make a pattern that you just love. I mean one that every time you make it, your heart sings.

Alison of Cluck, Cluck Sew has a tutorial for this hour glass pattern. It's a real classic.

The pattern is easy to follow, and with a variety of colors, you end up with a very different look every time.

Sigh... my heart sings!
Happy Quilting!

Monday, August 7, 2023

A Quilt for Christmas


A Quilt for Christmas by Melody Carlson is such a heartwarming story. Centered around Vera, a lonely widow who has just relocated to be near her daughter. However, son-in-law is soon transferred and they move out of the area. Moving into a new neighborhood, Vera knows no one. But a four year old little girl knocks on Vera's door, asking for her help. Soon Fiona finds Vera's beautiful Nordic Star quilt and wants to make one for her sick mother. 

This story had so much heart. From Vera needing help to make the quilt, to the friendships that develop with three other women. Eleanor, who is cold and apparently heartless, joins the quilting group nonetheless.  What happens after the ladies start to work on the quilt is quite a lovely story.

This story is perfect for someone who loves to read about family, relationships and friendships. Melody Carlson is an expert on writing believable characters.

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Second Hand Shopping


Several years ago the Sunday paper had an article titled "Secrets of Secondhand Shopping" by Carmen Wong Ulrich. With thrifting being the current rage, she had some pointers about finding the best deals.

Well, if you have been thrifting for a while, you know all the pointers. But I had never heard of  (The National Association of Resale and Thrift Shops) website before. It lists many thrift stores around the country. She also listed . Even the government has a website at .  In our area we also have a link for Garage Sales

It makes for a happy thriftin' week! You just never know what treasure you might find :-)

Tuesday, August 1, 2023


 Since receiving the White Speedylock serger I have been making pillowcases.  Fourteen at last count.

Serging has cut the time in half to complete a pillowcase. I think I'm on a roll.
                                  Needle and  Thread Thursday                         
                                      Sew and Tell

                                      Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?

                                      Finished or not Friday

                                      Peacock Party