Sunday, February 4, 2018


All together now!
It's a little bigger than I expected.
Quilting may start tomorrow evening.

Also started strip sets for a Trip Around the World.
Making it a bit smaller than the pattern
so it took some extra figuring 
like a puzzle :)

Friday, February 2, 2018


I'd like to finish, quilt and bind
this little sweetie in February:
I also plan to start cutting and piecing my next project :)

BTW: Yesterday was not a No-Money Thursday.
We went to Texas Roadhouse (used a coupon)
a Friday Eve celebration with hopes of a Snow Day
and paid a fine at the library.
It worked!
Happy Snow (Ice) Day sewing!

Monday, January 29, 2018


My Fifteen Minutes

I made seven alternate blocks
only three more to go!
Thinking about what to quilt (applique?) in the big, blank spaces.
Maybe nothing :)

Proud to update:
Three No-Money Mondays
in January!
The past two Mondays have been holidays
MLK and my 49th birthday,
so I gave myself a pass.

Sunday, January 21, 2018


My Fifteen Minutes
Scrappy strip sets quickly turn into these cute blocks:
for a Double Irish Chain.
I made ten but they didn't fit evenly on my
Design Ottoman.
The alternate blocks have pink in the corners
and will hopefully happen next week.

Saturday, January 20, 2018


Another week of snow means
time to finish my fifth project from 
In the story, this little couple snuggles under 
a True Lover's Knot.
I used grays, greens and blues in mine
and gave each one a scrappy black center:
These blocks are time-consuming
but I love how it turned out.

Saturday, January 6, 2018


Happy New Year!
Our Christmas Break was extended to Tuesday,
then a 2-hour delay on Wednesday,
then no-school on Friday
because of the cold.

I kept right on reading, snuggling and sewing
straight on through.
Finished my Jelly Roll Slice last week.
I can see this in Christmas-y reds and greens next time. 
and remember?
I made the top in one day!
Have a fun Saturday!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


So thankful for a day to stay home
Movies, Mall and Santa on Saturday
We saw Wonder. Two thumbs up and five stars!
Church and date on Sunday
Groceries and errands on Monday
Hobbies and cleaning on Tuesday!

Saturday, November 18, 2017


My heart's kinda overflowing with gratitude this morning.
 Thanksgiving break starts today! 
Nine straight days with no alarm, just fun.

Field trip yesterday to Festival of Trees
Broke my personal No Christmas before Thanksgiving rule
But it was worth it.
The cafeteria served Holiday Lunch when we got back.
Sweetest little voice (second kiddo in the pic) said, "They have pie."

Bought myself an early Christmas/Birthday gift.
It's looks brown during the day and black at night.
It's called Espresso and we love it. 

Ten more bowties to go.
Still all stash. And I see two duplicates.
Six straight lines and a binding and this one will be finished:
Happy Saturday!

Thursday, November 9, 2017


I'm thankful for starting to return to a regular sleep schedule.
Silly Daylight Savings...
We're early risers, but 2:30 is ridiculous.
I've slept a little later each morning this week.

Monday, November 6, 2017


I'm thankful for a No Money Monday!
I packed my lunch and made dinner at home-
chicken potpie!