Saturday, August 20, 2016


Projects in the works:

Scarf for Aunt Sonia (Darkel's Aunt):

Scarf for Brandy (Darkel's cousin). BTW...I LOVE this pattern!

Wide scarf for Melyssa as requested:

Putting the rows together with the fabric Amanda sent me:

Still plugging along on my Anniversary Quilt:

Since so many girls at work are pregnant, trying to get ahead of the bib and burp pads for upcoming showers:

Also working on a Quilt of Valor:


I also went to JoAnns with hubby today to get a few things!

He is ridiculous....but can always make me laugh...and also make a few people on Facebook laugh too!

Got fabric for a Halloween wall hanging that I have been wanting to make for YEARS!


Also got fabric for our week in the Sierra's staring September 1-10! I will be making both a Christmas quilt and a quilt to match our front room (brown, rust....). I cannot wait...we both REALLY need a vacation!




Tuesday, August 9, 2016

All the Small Things

I get satisfaction from little projects I make in between the big ones!

I have been embroidering a lot lately: this bag (2.99):

Made into this for my daughter:

Also monogrammed this purse (purchase with purchase from Bath and Body Works):


Colton got a new snugly dog:

And a blanket for a coworker who just had a baby boy:

And I started a pinwheel quilt from the fabrics Amanda got for me:



Thursday, August 4, 2016

Another gift from Amanda

Received this beautiful batik fabric in the mail from Amanda! My favorite color! And perfect for the pattern I have in mind!

Thank you Amanda!!



Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Another Quilt of Valor

This one will be a Christmas present for a family member! It's still a flimsy-64x70, so still deciding if I should border it or no...have time to decide!


The other QOV is still on the design wall, working on it each day...putting another diamond around it!

All the QOV I make have pieces of my son-in-law's old uniforms!



My next project is off the red, white and blue run and will be made from fabric that my darling daughter, Amanda sent to me out of the blue, for no reason (the best surprise!):

I know EXACTLY WHAT I am making with these!!

Also got this bundle from Amanda as well!

This last Facebook post from her was very uplifting for me!


And her beautiful text:


Love my sailor!

Also got new pictures of my 2 great niece and nephew with the quilts I made for them-they are getting so big:




Sunday, July 31, 2016

What I Have Been Working On

Made this walker caddy for Juli:

Still making Quilt Of Valor Quilts: This one is on the design wall:

This one is also on the design wall in it's infancy:


Although I know that I have not gotten QOV's out of my system, I am starting Christmas Quilts! Pulled all my appropriate green, white/cream and red fabrics from my stash and will add some more Christmas fabrics tomorrow, when hubby takes me to our storage facility where boxes of my Christmas fabric live.

The following is a great picture of my stepmom with Colton:


And my lovely daughter, Amanda sent me surprise packages:



I have a pattern already in mind for the beautiful batiks!

So unexpected and lovely!

I have been knitting scarves for Christmas gifts:

PEPPERCORN stitched scarf:


GIRAFFE BABY BEANIE IS ALMOST DONE (if only I can get the hand of double point needles to decrease):

I also receive my ACCUQUILT quarter square in the mail so I can participate in this year's 2016-2017 leader/ender project with Bonnie Hunter from Quiltville! I have no project in mind to start, but I am sure I will get inspiration from her site! I will just cut up,scraps and see where that takes me.

I had SO much fun with last year's TUMBLER leader/ender, it was my favorite die, and I actually wore out my 3" die and had to replace it!