Saturday, January 20, 2018


I did get some 'Blue' sewing done this week--
My first projects for scraps this year is do some simple-
for 4 1/2" squares--
I got 8 done so far--

and then I took these leftover's from another project--
and cut them in half--
then sewed them together--
and then added a border to it--
the border piece was a scrap strip,too--
and today I finished it off--
into a little mat, or doll quilt-or???
and I forgot to take a photo--but the back is blue print too--

and then I remembered I had some small blocks that were in blues--
and I needed to finish them--
so these are now going to be pin cushions--
I just haven't stuffed them yet--
I need some fine walnut pieces first--
these will be gifts--so I now have a start on next years gifts for some give aways
during the year!!!
The embroidery letters are from 2 years ago
 and the patchwork blocks are from a project last year!!
So some ufo's and orphan blocks-- have gotten marked off my list too!!!!

How are your Blues coming along????

Friday, January 19, 2018


Remember I did the wool block of the month from
Buttermilk Basin site all last year--
it was a row by row --
one row for  each season and we did '3' blocks for each row--
here are my '4' rows--
each of these rows have had their blocks sewn together--
and they each have batting and backing behind them--
and here is the 4 bindings for each row--
as you can tell--
I am not going to put them all together into one wall hanging--
but am making 4 separate rows to display --
one for each season--
and I have an 'idea' on how I want to display them--
but so far I haven't found what I am looking for--
Now to baste them and quilt them
 and then finish adding the buttons and beads to them--
so I have a ways to go yet--but progress has been made---!!!

And this snowman is 'joyful' cause--
all the blocks are now hand quilted and we are working on the lattice and borders!!
Let's see I have--
11 more days to finish this one--ouch!!!
I did have a 'happy' find  the other day--
I went to my box of bindings to be sure I had make the binding,  for this quilt--
and there is was--and also in the bag with the binding was--
all the buttons and trims for this quilt--
I was "wondering" where they might be--
as it has been along time since I made these blocks up--
and with the move--I really had no idea what I had done with them!!!!

and for a chuckle--

Thursday, January 18, 2018


most of the time --
is time--
how fast  "time" flies--
or how slow it goes--
or it isn't going fast enough--

But here is where I am at with time--
I mean 'timers'--
I now have 3 to keep me on track!!!

This one--
is my kitchen timer--
and I have always had a kitchen timer-
have even 'burned' out a couple from usage--
in my life time of cooking--

The next one I got was the little black one--
and it is clipped to my laundry detergent bag--
and goes to the laundry room with--
it is set for 10 minutes--
I only like to dry my t-shirts for about 10 minutes--
then I hang them right up on hangers and let them finish drying in the closet--
this way I don't have to iron them!!!!!

And then I bought the little red one--
for my hand quilting timer and it is set for 30 minutes--
and it is really working great for me--
now here is a photo of the backs on these--
can you see the 'difference'????
the one on the left is the black one and it clips to things--
like the sleeve of my laundry bag or when in use to my t-shirt sleeve--

When I bought the red one--I had assumed it would the same style--
but it is not--
that is a little leg--like on the back of a frame--
and it stands up--
Which makes it 'perfect'--
for sitting on the new stand next to my rocking chair--
to keep time for my hand quilting--
Sometimes things just 'work' out and you don't even realize it--
I also want to let you know just how 'expensive' these little timers are--
at the Dollar Store-guess what--they are $1.00
at Walmart--are you ready for this??
they are only 88 cents--at least here they are!!!
I did get the black one at Walmart and
the red one at the Dollar store--
OK--that is my story on the timers--
at least for now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And yes I have been doing some sewing--
more on that tomorrow--
in the mean 'time' be sure to tell someone you 'love' them!!

Sunday, January 14, 2018


How did 'Di' do on her 30 minutes a day hand quilting-
the snowman quilt--
you know the one I keep showing you????

Welllll---I did good again this week--

        Days I stitched this week--7
       Days with stitching this month--13
  Total days so far this year--13
    Total amount of hours this week--4 hours and 15 min
   Total hours so far on this year--8 hours and 45 min

I also am going to do my work week from Sunday to Saturday--
as does Kate--thanks Kate!!!

And look at my new 'helper'--
a little timer--it is set for 30 minutes--
I can start it--
when I sit down to hand quilt
 and I will know when my 30 minutes are up
 and I won't have to keep looking at the clock wondering when I started????
And don't worry-I can and will stitch longer when I have time too--
it's just I wanted to know if I had done my 30 minutes!!!!
I know you are 'rolling' your eyes at me--but???

Enjoy, di


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